County clerk addresses early voting, voting by mail
Applications for voting by mail in the upcoming May 10 Moore County Hospital District Bond Election are currently being accepted, according to Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna. The county clerk also reminds residents that early voting by personal appearance begins April 28 at the 1st Street Annex.

Project Cinderella helps prom dream come true
The Dumas High School prom is just a couple of weeks away. While this is an exciting time for DHS juniors and seniors, it can also be an expensive time. That is where Project Cinderella comes in. The project, which is a joint effort between Clubettes, Esprit Etc., and Delta Zeta (WTAMU Chapter), is offering to provide gowns at no cost to any girl who needs help. Learn more about the program in the April 20 edition of the News-Press.

Sales tax allocations continue to rise locally
All cities in Moore County are seeing an increase in their monthly sales tax allocations for the month of April, according to a recent report by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. In all, statewide allocations are up 6.2 percent compared to April of 2013. As a county, Moore County's cities are up a combined 10.19 percent for the month and 7.3 percent for the year-to-date.

Find a full report in the April 17 print edition on Page 1.

Dumas ISD to host Special Olympics meet
Meredith Laurent photo
On April 26 the Dumas Independent School District will play host to its 6th annual Special Olympic Track and Field Meet. Opening ceremonies will start at 9:15 a.m at the Dumas Demon Stadium.

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
Michael Wright/News-Press
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.

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