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Winter weather leaves roads in need of repair
The recent snow and rain has taken a toll on many highways and caused major road damage, such as pot holes, especially on State Highway 152 between Dumas and Stinnett. Find out Texas Department of Transportation's plan for repairs by reading the March 22 print edition.

School make-up day March 28 for Dumas ISD
Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Superintendent, Monty Hysinger, stated that March 28, 2015 will be a school make-up day for all students, faculty and staff for DISD. This will be a regular, full school day meaning, school will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Students are expected to be at school like any other regular day and will have an unexcused absence if they do attend the make-up day unless they have some sort of doctor's note.

A salute to local agriculture
Agriculture is big business, especially in our area. Moore County has over 523,000 acres of land in farms, and there are a total of 261 farms in the county, according to the latest Census of Agriculture. Find out more about agriculture's local impact, and find local advertisers' messages of support in our March 19 print edition.

A Night at the Museum
A "bank robber" is in the act in this photo provided by Madison Stallwitz.
Window on the Plains Museum became a “Night at the Museum” recently for a group of Sunset students. Historical displays came to life for the students as characters told the stories of the artifacts. The students received the “Night at the Museum” party for reaching specified reading goals. Sue Mueller, Sunset librarian, planned the party theme and museum staff organized the volunteers and skits. Read more and see more from the event on Page 4 of the March 5 print edition.

Texas graduation rate exceeds national average
Texas high schools are graduating a higher percentage of students than the national average. According to statistics recently released by the U.S. Department of Education, the state's graduation rate in 2013 was at 88 percent. The national average for that same year was 81 percent. It is noteworthy that this is the third straight year the state's high school graduation rate eclipsed the national average, Texas Education Agency (TEA) noted in a recent press release. Read more in the March 1 print edition.

DHS choir earns 35 medals
Courtesy of Dumas High School.
The DHS choir went to a solo and ensemble contest Saturday, Feb. 21, and earned 35 medals. DHS has 14 soloists and three ensembles who will go on to compete at the State level in May. Pictured are medalists from the Concert Choir (left to right) Holly Wilhelm, Katie Ginter, Gabriel Garcia, Joshua Najera and Gay K Paw.

Sunray NJHS inducts new members
Sunray National Junior Honor Society inductees include (front, left to right) Madeline Derrick, Austyn Smock, Yessenia Palacio, Allison Cox, Blanca Colorado, Vanessa Corbin, (back, left to right) Audree Wilson, Rylee DeBord, Jayci Stokes, Connor Crownover, Michael Peeples and Dominic Loya.

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