City, soccer league leader agree on improvement project
City commissioner approved a request to work with a local soccer league organizer to make improvements to Utley Park.

MCHD board approves doctor hirings
Moore County Hospital District's board approved at a recent meeting the employment of two new physicians. The action came following an executive session to discuss personnel matters. Board members approved the employment of Shyam Goverdhana, MD, who will have a family practice here upon arrival in August of 2014; and Lauren Schaub, M.D., who will be opening a obstetrics and gynecology practice upon arriving in August 2015.

Sen. Davis visits Dumas for PPA convention
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State Sen. Wendy Davis was in Dumas on Friday to address members of the press at the 104th Annual Panhandle Press Association Convention. Davis spoke during a noon luncheon at The Art Center. PPA convention activities took place throughout the day. The convention concludes Saturday afternoon with an awards luncheon.

MCSO gets two new deputies
After graduating the Panhandle Regional Police Academy through Amarillo College, Aaron Porras and Martin Esparza both joined the Moore County Sheriff's Department. Both Porras and Esparza successfully completed the academy through Amarillo College with 788 hours on March 4, 2014.

Read more about these recent graduates in the April 3 print edition.

Event to help raise awareness, funds
April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, and an amputee benefit will take place on April 5, at McDade park in Dumas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Pavilion. To get more information about the Walk/Run or Roll Benefit, contact Debbie Bethel at 806-930-6494 or Jackie Roberts at 806-935-5044. In the photo, Debbie Bethel, who is an amputee, is on the left with her best friend Jackie Roberts, on the right. Both are wanting to help raise awareness and start an amputee support group.

Meredith Laurent photo

United Way of MC preparing for Day of Caring
United Way of Moore County is planning for the 2nd Annual United Way of Moore County Day of Caring. The event, which first took place in June of last year, makes it possible for local elderly/disabled residents to benefit from small home improvement tasks performed by the volunteers. Learn more about this event, which is in need of volunteers to help complete the tasks, in the April 6 print edition.

Sales tax allocations up
Moore County communities are once again seeing an increase in the sales tax allocation payments from the State Comptroller's Office. This is also true for the state as a whole, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. She reports state sales tax revenue of $2.2 billion in February, which is a 5.8 percent increase over the prior year. As a result, Combs' office is sending allocations of $553 million, an increase of over 4 percent from a year ago.
Read more about local allocations in the March 16 print edition.

Beware of fake funeral notice scam
Email users are increasingly savvy about spotting email scam messages that can be harmful in their life. Scammers are always trying to tricks to avoid the delete button. The new email scam is known as the funeral notification scam.
Learn more about this scam in the March 13 print edition on Page 1.

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