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"I love it. I love watching them learn. … I have taught so many people.  I have been pulled over by the police before.  This happened on a Mother's Day.  The lights are going.  I am just running to the store.  I have company in my house.  I am looking for my insurance.  I roll my window down…

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"It is a beautiful show.  Everybody is really impressed and happy about it," said Risa Franco of The Art Center in Dumas.  Franco and others have recently finished hanging and arranging the works of 25 artists -- students and instructors -- from the Amarillo Art Institute for an exhibition t…

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Comics have long been a part of Sam White's life. The former Dumas minister and Memorial Home Health and Hospice chaplain, who now serves as a hospice chaplain in Amarillo, has been drawing comic strips since the first grade. His work has been featured on the Entertainment pages of the News-…

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Dumas High School (DHS) students from the Leo Club, National Honor Society, and Student Council joined Jackie Mikeska from the Bridge Children's Advocacy Center in Amarillo and local Bridge Children's Advocacy Advisory Board members Jill Williams and Brenda Koehn Tuesday in planting 64 littl…

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Officials from the Moore County Resource Center (MCRC), Panhandle Community Services (PCS), the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce, and LA Fuller and Sons Construction came together in Dumas Friday at the 19th Street location of what they hope will soon be the centralized location of mos…

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Last year's United Way Day of Caring was cancelled due to COVID, but this year  United Way Executive Director Jackie Wiswell says that with the governor's recent order lifting restrictions on activities and with increasing numbers of Moore County residents being vaccinated against COVID, the…

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The Dumas Noon Lions Club donated a $1000 Friday to help Dumas Police Department Officer Iram Avila with medical bills and other expenses as he battles cancer.  The Lions join Avila's fellow officers, City of Dumas employees, and others who have come together to help the young officer confro…

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"We had a big, blue bus that sometimes worked and sometimes didn't, so this will help us out a lot," said Paula Elsheimer, the director of Sonshine Place Preschool in Dumas.  The preschool, which is associated with the First Baptist Church, had been awarded a Community Grant from the Dumas E…

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On Saturday Feb. 27, at approximately 10:50 p.m., deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to U.S. Highway 287 in reference to a deceased individual in the roadway. Upon arrival, deputies identified the deceased individual as Elizabeth Loera Lujan. Elizabeth sustained …

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In a move that provoked criticism from some local leaders in Texas and federal authorities, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday, March 2 effective March 10 ending the requirement that Texans wear a mask in public and lifting all the restrictions on business operating capac…

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City workers took advantage of relatively warm and wind-free weather Monday and removed the signal light that has hung over the intersection of 7th Street and Bliss Avenue for decades.  Workers erected stop signs on Bliss Avenue to control the traffic that goes through the intersection.  The…

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Cassie Hataway and Paul Leiva of JBS Cactus were at the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas temporary offices in the Calvary Baptist Church Friday, February 5 to present a check for $10,000 to Care Net Executive Director Monica Sullivan.  The money will go to support Care Net's annua…

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Lieutenant Brandon Jones of the Moore County Sheriff's Office spoke to the Moore County Commissioners Monday in their regular commissioners' court and recounted to them the story of a recent incident that landed a local man in jail charged with multiple felonies and earned two sheriff's depu…

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When former Canyon Police Department Captain Ray Resendez took over as chief of the Dumas Police Department (DPD) in October, he identified domestic violence and vehicle theft as two areas of crime needing extra attention. Resendez says domestic violence calls to the Dumas Police Department …

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Xcel Energy released a statement late Tuesday saying that the controlled electricity outages that some Moore County residents experienced Tuesday morning were over for the time being but could return if electricity production continues to be hampered by the frigid temperatures in the state's…

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"If you are not afraid, there is something wrong with you, but there is something about police.  That is why it is so prestigious to wear the badge and to wear the uniform.  It is because they seem to be a little crazy.  Police run to the danger when people are running away from the danger. …

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Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades administered the oath of office Thursday to Keith Quirk as the new chief of the Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Police Department.  "Excited to be in this position," said Quirk after taking the oath.  "I know it is a big opportunity. … I look forward…

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Dumas High School (DHS) graduate Rilee Weatherford, class of 2014, was  in the new patient care wing of Memorial Hospital Monday to accept a $500 scholarship from Phyllis Palser and Nedra Napp of the Moore County Hospital Auxiliary.  The money will help Weatherford pay expenses as she studie…

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"We are so thrilled to have this open," said Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) CEO Jeff Turner Monday shortly before cutting a ribbon to mark the formal opening of the new patient care wing of Memorial Hospital.  "I describe it as kind of a time warp when you go from the old building int…

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United Way of Moore County recently wrapped up another successful fundraising campaign. According to United Way of Moore County Campaign Chair Barry Glasgow, the goal was $540,000, and the pledge total is $547,783.

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Retired Dumas Independent School District teachers and Moore County Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Phyllis Palser and Nedra Napp presented a $500 scholarship Wednesday to Dumas High School (DHS) graduate and Amarillo College (AC) student Alejandra Ramirez.  The money will go to help Ramirez c…

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Sixty-ninth Judicial District Judge Ron Enns administered the oath of office to new district attorney (DA) Erin Lands Friday, January 1 in the district courtroom in the Moore County Courthouse.  Lands takes over from current DA David Green, who declined to seek reelection.  As DA she will be…

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The Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees voted Monday evening in their regular meeting, and the Dumas City Commissioners voted Tuesday in their regular meeting to approve an interlocal agreement between the two entities to construct a water drainage system at the sight …

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"Everybody wants to be remembered at Christmas," said Erica Brewer, district social worker for Moore County Hospital District (MCHD).  She and Jennefier Allison, director of Memorial Home Health and Hospice (MHHH) were in the foyer of the MHHH office at 209 South Bliss Wednesday next to a Ch…

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CASA 69 Executive Director Evinn Wyatt was in the Texan Sky Credit Union lobby Friday with two of her associates.  Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic the lobby has been closed to the public, but this was a special occasion.  Wyatt was there to pick up wrapped Christmas presents for 51…

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Jimmy Carrasco, 59,  was in a wheelchair and on oxygen last week.  He looked tired, but nothing could mask his happiness.  He was going home.  "These are great people," he said referring to the Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) staff who had taken care of him for a roller-coaster month i…

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First responders, businesses, organizations, and individuals from across Moore County came together Saturday at Walmart in Dumas to provide about 80 children from struggling families in the county with some of the ingredients of a merry Christmas.  "I think this is our most successful ever,"…

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Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades administered the oath of office Wednesday to Dr. Carmen Purl to become the new local health authority for Moore County.  "I feel like this is important for our county, because the state health department  is so overwhelmed that they are not serving our citize…

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Christmas is upon us and will be here before we know it. And along with Christmas comes yard decorations depicting the season. However, there is one couple who does more than just yard decorations.

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Prior to releasing for the Thanksgiving holiday, students at Morningside Elementary took part in a  Turkey Trot event.

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Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades swore in Keith Quirk Tuesday as an officer in the Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Police Department.  Quirk, formerly an officer and investigator with the Amarillo Police Department, will take over as chief of the department January 4.  His predecess…

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"COVID continues to stretch this organization," said Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) CEO Jeff Turner during the regular meeting of the MCHD Board of Directors Wednesday.  "I am very impressed with the heart of our people and the work they are doing."  He said all levels of staff were u…

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Staff from Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be back in Dumas on Wednesday, November 25, in the gym area of the Moore County YMCA on Maddox Avenue from noon until 6:15 pm collecting donations of blood to help save the lives of people across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.  According to Ka…

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Patrick Sloan, a patrol officer with the Sunray Police Department died Saturday, October 31 of COVID-19, according to Sunray Police Department Chief Colt Farni.  "It was a shock," said Farni.  "They were thinking on Friday he might be able to go home.  That night he took a turn for the worse…

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"I just want to tell everybody I am excited to be here.  I am ready to work.  I am ready to join the community," said new Dumas Police Department (DPD) Chief Ray Resendez on Friday, October 30.  Moore County Justice of the Peace Barbara Mulanax had just sworn him in to be the next permanent …

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Congratulations are in order for the Sunray High School Marching Band. Members of the band competed at Dick Bivins Stadium on Saturday in Amarillo, earning all 1’s. As a result of the band’s strong performance, SHS advances to the area competition Nov. 14 in Lubbock. Members of the band are …

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 FFA and 4-H high school seniors in the Moore County area are completing their nomination applications for the 6th Annual AgYouth of the Month scholarship program, which has already awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. The online nominations are due Friday, October 23.

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In Matt. 28:19-20 we read these words "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

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The second time proved to be a charm Saturday, as Dumas residents made their way downtown in large numbers to shop and socialize under a clear sky at the Dumas Downtown Association's (DDA) second Sip and Shop event.  Saturday was a warm, calm October evening, a far cry from the windy deluge …

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Early voting in person for the November 3 general election begins Tuesday, October 13, at 8:00 am.  Voters have an extra week to cast ballots early this year.  In July, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order under the emergency powers he has exercised during the COVID crisis an…

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Accompanying this post are sample ballots for each voting precinct. Please make sure you are looking at the appropriate ballot as some are specific to city and/or school district elections, as well.