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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.

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James Mahaffey, the Lion in charge of this year's Dumas Noon Lions Club Arts and Crafts Show, was getting nervous back in September when a number of vendors who were planning to participate in the show cancelled out of fear of the COVID-19 pandemic.  "Everyone was afraid to show up due to th…

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Representatives of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) were on Dumas Avenue Tuesday to present a Community Grant check for $5,196 to Irene Delgado, executive director of the Dumas Downtown Association (DDA).  The money was awarded to help pay for the benches and planters that t…

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Moore County Health Foundation (MCHF) Executive Director Kathie Fuston announced to the Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) Board of Directors in their regular meeting Wednesday that the foundation had surpassed the three-year fundraising goal of $1.75 million set last year for the foundat…

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"We certainly appreciate the job they do.  They do a fantastic job, the weather, the people, everything," said Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Police Department Chief Larry Payne.  He was talking about the DISD employees who also work as crossing guards helping elementary and interm…

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For those who say there is never anything to do here or those tired of all the COVID cancellations this summer, there was a lot going on in Dumas on Saturday.  At 8:00 am in McDade Park, bicyclists from around the Panhandle and as far away as Lubbock lined up and set out on rides of up to 10…

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In spite of the COVID crisis, or perhaps because of it, a record 148 people turned out Saturday to ride in the Texas Tumbleweed 100 and raise money for the Moore County YMCA.  "We were pleasantly surprised by how many came out despite COVID," said Susan Riseling, one of the chief organizers …

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None of the students attending Dumas Junior High School today were born on September 11, 2001, the day terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington with hijacked airplanes.  A third target was spared when the passengers of one plane stormed the cockpi…

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Moore County Schools Federal Credit Union will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Nancy Grundy.

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Download and print out the Bazinga Bucks! card accompanying this post or our MCNewsPress Facebook page, or pick up a print copy of the Moore County News-Press (Sept. 16-17 Mid-Week Edition).

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JBS USA officials announced on Wednesday that they would be providing $3.3 million dollars to Moore County, site of the JBS Cactus beef packing plant, for investments in projects designed to "respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the region's future," accordi…

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"I just hope everyone comes out and supports our businesses.  They had a rough go at the Sip and Shop, so I hope everyone can come out and have some fun and enjoy some shopping," said Irene Delgado, executive director of the Dumas downtown Association.  On Saturday, the association and the D…

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With the COVID epidemic raging in the spring and summer of 2020 it was not certain that the Moore County YMCA's Texas Tumbleweed 100 bicycle race/ride, which has taken place every year for the last seven years, would make it for an eighth.  But with COVID seemingly in retreat in Moore County…

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Hoping that they have finally found a solution to the long-term problem of the city-owned Pheasant Trails Golf Course, the Dumas City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday in their regular meeting to approve a five-year lease agreement with Cory Beckner, president of Twisted Elms Golf Club,…

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The Dumas City Commissioners bypassed a recommendation of the Dumas Zoning and Planning Commission and voted unanimously in their regular meeting Monday to rezone 10 acres of undeveloped land on West 16th Street from single family dwelling to multi-family dwelling.  The move paves the way fo…

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The Dumas Police Department (DPD) is seeking help in locating the suspect in a shooting that occurred during the evening hours of August 10, 2020, according to a press release from the DPD.  The suspect is Francisco Pichardo, and he is wanted on a warrant from Moore County for aggravated ass…

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Tom Ferguson representing the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Community Grant Committee presented a Community Grant check for $1,609 to Jason Dennis of American Legion Post 224 Thursday at the post's shooting range south of Dumas off US 287/87.  The money will go to pay for roo…

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Kinsey Bellar, director of Storybridge Dumas, and some friends were at the First Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening to inaugurate a new Little Free Library for children in Dumas.  The yellow, blue and red wooden box , mounted on the brick wall near the west entrance to the church, is stuf…

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District 87 State Representative Four Price was on hand Monday evening in Sunray to watch Sunray Independent School District (SISD) Superintendent Marshall Harrison, with help from three-year-old Brexlann Reed, cut a ribbon to open the new Bobcat Den child day care center located in Sunray H…

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Texas Department of Transportation crews were busy taking down traffic lights deemed unnecessary on certain city streets intersecting Dumas Avenue. In the photos, a stop sign is in place at Sixth and S. Dumas Ave. and a crew works to prepare the traffic signal at Fifth and S. Dumas Ave. to c…

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Five Moore County residents were sent to hospitals in Dumas, Amarillo and Lubbock due to injuries they sustained in a two-vehicle accident that took place Tuesday afternoon along US Highway 287 just north of Dumas.

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An 18-year-old Sunray man died in a one-vehicle accident that took place Saturday around 11 p.m. on FM 722 about three miles west of Dumas.

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Students in the Dumas Independent School District return to school August 11.  Their counterparts in Sunray begin classes August 13.  For parents, the beginning of the new school year means purchasing school supplies for each of their school-aged children.  The supplies are not cheap, especi…

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New Dumas Noon Lions Club Sweetheart Paloma Zamarripa has missed out on a few things the past few months.  The soon-to-be senior at Dumas High School (DHS) lost a big chunk of her junior year experience when the COVID crisis struck in February and March, and state and local officials closed …

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Summer ends for students in the Dumas Independent School District (DISD) August 11 when they return to class for the 2020-2021school year, according to information published July 14 on the DISD website.  School officials say the plan for the return to school follows the guidelines that the T…

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United States Census Bureau staff will be on hand at the JBS Apartments in Cactus on Wednesday, July 22, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm to assist members of the public who have not yet responded to the census questionnaire that was mailed out or placed on their front door earlier in the year.  "Pe…

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Veteran tax office staffer Chris Rivera defeated opponent Kevin Smith 815 to 691 Tuesday in the Republican Party primary runoff to become the next Moore County Tax Assessor-Collector, according to the unofficial results available Wednesday.  "I am incredibly grateful for all the support from…

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Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9022 in Dumas gathered Saturday morning at the VFW War Memorial in McDade Park in Dumas to honor the military service of two local veterans and add bricks commemorating that service to the many other red bricks lined up in front of the memorial,…

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After weeks of COVID social distancing, closures, and cancellations, Moore County residents -- and one Dallas family passing through Dumas on the way to Colorado -- were apparently eager to get out of the house and do something Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July.  "People are tired. … …

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"Masks are recommended, but not required," said Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna on Wednesday.  Early voting for the July 14 party primary runoff election began Monday, and McKanna said 99 voters showed up at the consolidated polling place at the1st Street Annex in Dumas on each of the firs…

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an order Thursday requiring masks in public and limiting the size of outdoor gatherings.  See "Governor issues order requiring face coverings in public" for an update on how the order will affect Fourth of July events in Moore County.

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Responding to a growing surge in the number of new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the number of patients requiring hospitalization in the state, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday requiring almost all Texans to wear a covering over the mouth and nose in an…

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Moore County fans of Starbucks will no longer have to travel to Amarillo to get their coffee fix.  On Friday, June 26, officials of the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce gathered with managers and staff from United Supermarkets and Starbucks Coffee Company for a ribbon cutting in the Un…

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J. J. "Mack" McDougal of Amarillo was in Dumas Wednesday to deliver a replica of an 1893 Studebaker sprinkler wagon that he had made to the Window on the Plains Museum.  He came by the News-Press on his way, because he wanted to remind people that the museum -- along with its neighbor, The A…

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Early voting begins Monday for the July 14 runoff election for the March Republican and Democratic Party primaries.  All in-person early voting will take place at the 1st Street Annex at 301 East 1st Street in Dumas, according to Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna.  The polling place will be …

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday morning in a press release that he was ordering bars to close and reducing the allowed dine-in capacity of restaurants from 75 to 50 percent of their listed indoor occupancy as a means of slowing the recent surge in the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.…

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After grinding to a near halt earlier this year as the COVID-19 health crisis heated up across the nation, the Census Bureau recently began restarting the effort to count every person living in the United States and Moore County -- with precautions instituted to protect both Census Bureau em…