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The 12th installment of the Cowboy Classic Rodeo will be taking place this Friday and Saturday at the Moore County Rodeo Arena in Dumas.

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"The Harvest is our major annual fundraiser," said Kathie Fuston, executive director of the Moore County Hospital Foundation(MCHF).  "The foundation has made some significant contributions to projects beneficial to the community.  Two years ago we raised funds for a scholarship endowment for…

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Moore County Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of an individual wanted for allegedly taking a motor vehicle.

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Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Su…

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"It is an honor, really," said Dumas artist Manuel Franco on being asked to be the featured artist for the 82nd annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion August 2-4.  "I have been the featured artist for the XIT Rodeo and Reunion 12 times, including the 50th and the 75th anniversaries."  Franco showed hi…

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"I couldn't live with myself, if I ran over a child," said Eddie Crossland, director of operations for Dumas Independent School District (DISD).  He was talking about his concerns for safety as school buses and children return to the streets August 15 for the first day of the new school year…

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The Cowboy Classic Rodeo Association is gearing up for its annual pre-rodeo fundraising event — the Calcutta and Dance.

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Elmo Blythe opens his front door and greets visitors to his house with a firm handshake.  Then he leads them out into the back yard to see his garden.  It is an extraordinary sight.  Watermelons, peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupes, okra, and squash cover the entire back yard.  It is not a small …

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The Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Board of Directors voted unanimously in their regular meeting on Tuesday to approve David Swinford as the replacement for Chris Johnson, who resigned after eight years as a member of the board.  

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Pioneer Natural Resources Company announced earlier this week it has signed a purchase agreement to sell its assets in the western Texas Panhandle. The sale, which is to an undisclosed buyer, is for $201 million, according to Pioneer’s website.

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Rob Roach, who had been the Sunray City Manager since Feb. 15, 2016, resigned from the position earlier this week. Members of the Sunray City Council voted unanimously to accept Roach’s resignation during a special meeting conducted on Tuesday, July 31. The resignation was effective immediately.

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“It's just a remembrance of the people who would voluntarily go out to try to protect the community, protect the county without ever asking, and I feel like I need to honor them, because those are the same feelings I have," said James Walker, Sunray volunteer fireman.  

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"Always be very positive, smile, and bring that energy every day," said Shane Nelson, executive director of the Moore County YMCA Wednesday at the Amarillo College Moore County Campus (ACMCC) Career and Technical Center.   He talked about "Motivation: Finding Purpose in the Workplace" to a d…

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"My preacher asked me what I wanted to get out of the trip.  I said, 'I want to get out of my comfort zone, because I live in a comfort zone here, and I feel like as long as you live in a comfort zone, you do not grow.  I want to do something that I fear.  I have fears of going there … I wan…

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Doctor Stephanie Diehlmann, members of the Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center, volunteers from Moore County Hospital District (MCHD), Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas, Texas Panhandle Centers and others conducted a free medical clinic at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cactu…

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Sixty-ninth Judicial District Judge Ron Enns swore in Austen Massey as 2nd assistant district attorney and 1st assistant county attorney Monday in his third floor courtroom in the Moore County Courthouse in Dumas.  Massey will be one of two assistants to David Green, 69th Judicial District A…

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A crew using a directional boring technique to lay fiber optic cable struck and punctured an old, out-of-service water line Saturday afternoon, creating a river from Maddox Ave down Northeast 5th St to Floyd Ave.  

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"There are a lot of poverty-stricken kids here.  We are just trying to help kids so that when they are ready to go to school, they have backpacks and all the supplies they need," said Linda Watson of Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas.  

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Police are looking for a stolen black 2016 Toyota Tundra. If you have any information on this crime give Moore County Crime Stoppers a call at 806-935-8477 or go to www. P3tips.com/1066 and leave your tip, which could earn you up to $1,000.

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Moore County Commissioners sailed through a light agenda Monday in their regular commissioners' court before beginning the lengthy process of coming up with a county budget for the next fiscal year.  

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"We had a great turnout," said Rochelle Melton, who helped organize the Independence Day celebrations in Cactus on Saturday.  The celebration began at noon as a diverse and enthusiastic crowd braved the heat and came out to watch the Cactus Police Department lead a parade of trucks, trailers…

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"If you just need us for one night, we would love for you to come.  We need the medical service provider to refer, but we want families to know that we are available whether they need us for one night or whether they need us for seven months," said Shelly Cunningham, executive director of Ro…

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Fourth of July celebrations have been taking place over the last several days in and around Moore County, with Dumas celebrating Independence Day with the Chamber’s annual mud volleyball tournament and the ceremony/fireworks at Demon Stadium Wednesday evening. However, the celebrating is not…

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"Its a dream come true," said Leonor Castro as she showed visitors around the chapel Sunday in the new $2.7 million "pastoral center" that Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Dumas recently had built to replace the aging and increasingly inadequate structure that the church had operated o…

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The annual July 4 celebration is taking place today in Dumas in and around McDade Park. Mud volleyball began around 8 a.m. today and will run until a champion is crowned. Action is expected to continue until around 5 p.m.

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Fireworks “can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). That is why it and the Dumas Fire Department are stressing the importance of safety when using fireworks to celebrate this 4th of July holiday.

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"Every year we have two "Walks to Emmaus" put on by the Sunrise Emmaus Community in Northeast New Mexico.  Last year a couple of guys (on the walk) were asking us what we did.  And I explained it, and one of the guys asked what we had for the kids to do when they were out here.  He asked if …

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"It will be a huge upgrade for the community and the Y as a whole.  It has served the community for a long time.  It is pretty exciting," said Shane Nelson, president and CEO of YMCA of Moore County.  Nelson says the YMCA pool (the only indoor pool in Dumas) will close August 17 for a major …

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Twenty-four students from Moore County 4-H traveled to College Station recently to compete at Texas A&M 4-H State Roundup and Competition. The teams and individuals had a lot of fun and learned some valuable lessons at the competition. The results are as follows:

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Two Dumas men lost their lives in a two-vehicle accident that took place Tuesday in rural Moore County.

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Two Dumas men lost their lives in a two-vehicle accident that took place Tuesday in rural Moore County.

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A small number of Girl Scouts registered for the annual Day Camp at Taylor Ranch, so adults involved decided to have the camp at the Girl Center in Dumas. The girls enjoyed activities outside and inside, starting each day with a flag ceremony.

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In a popular child’s fable, Chicken Little thought the sky was falling!  Parts of the sky – in the form of meteorites -- have indeed been found in Moore County.

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The Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees heard the results of an energy audit of district facilities in their recent regular meeting.  The audit was performed by James W. Brown, an engineer with Energy Systems Associates, Inc., an Austin-based engineering firm that was …

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Dumas Noon Lions Club’s largest fundraiser of the year gets underway Wednesday evening (midway opens at 6 p.m.) and runs through Saturday night. Yes, Dogie Days are here again!

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Moore County Commissioners dealt with a number of personnel issues Monday in their regular commissioner's court.  Apollo Med Flight, a local air ambulance survive based in Amarillo, made a pitch to the commissioners hoping to sell them on air ambulance insurance for county employees.  They o…

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In their regular meeting on June 11, the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Board of Directors unanimously approved an incentive package of $72,000 in $2,000 increments to help Goodlife Senior Living and Memory Care build a 12 unit, assisted living facility in Dumas.  Board member…

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There are several animals in need of good, loving homes. The accompanying images and information tell you a little bit about some of the pets available at the Sunray Animal Shelter.

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Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center now has an office in Cactus.   All of the services offered by Care Net in Dumas are available to visitors of the Cactus office, according to Monica Sullivan, executive director of Care Net.  

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