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Dumas Intermediate schedule handout
Dumas Intermediate announces dates/times for schedule handouts. Times/days are: 6th Grade on August 19 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.; 5th grade on August 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

City of Dumas welcomes new golf pro
The city has been on a search for a new golf pro for the Pheasant Trials Golf course and found the perfect gentleman for the job. Rick Avina accepted the job and has relocated to Dumas, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience in the golf world. He was introduced to golf at the age of 8 by his father. Avina was born and raised in Roswell, NM, where he played a lot of junior golf. After high school, he was awarded a four-year golf scholarship to New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM, and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. Read more about the new golf pro on Page 1 of the Aug. 10 print edition.


Snack Pak 4 Kids making a difference
Anyone who wonders if the Snack Pak 4 Kids program is working in Dumas need only to ask the children receiving the weekly deliveries.




Two-vehicle accident near Cactus
Marilyn Hardwick/News-Press
Lifestar medical helicopter arrives on the scene of a van vs. tractor-trailer accident Wednesday just south of Cactus on U.S. 287. According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of a van struck a tractor-trailer attempting to make a left hand turn onto FM 281. There were multiple injuries.


Build your emergency supply kit
Ready or not, an emergency can strike. If an emergency were to take place, are you prepared? Krissy Scotten, who is a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Amarillo visited the Dumas Noon Lions Club on Thursday. She shared weather-related information such as the transition into an El Niño weather pattern. She also brought information from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) relating to the building of an emergency supply kit.
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Find out what items you should consider placing in your own emergency supply kit by reading Page 1 of the Sunday, July 27 edition.


Honoring their sacrifice
Firefighters are known for putting themselves in danger to ensure the safety of others. A total of 19 local firefighters paid the ultimate price on July 29, 1956, as the result of an explosion and fire at the Diamond Shamrock McKee Refinery. Dumas Fire Chief Paul Jenkins is inviting the community to come out and honor the memories of those fallen firefighters. A special memorial service will take place July 29 at 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Moore County Courthouse.
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Read more in the July 24 print edition.


Second choice for new golf pro contract in underway
The city commissioners are looking at their second choice for new golf pro since the first choice was a no go. Cody Vaughn, who was the first choice for the golf pro out at the Pheasant Trails Golf Course, decided to pursue a different path instead of taking the golf pro position. The second choice for the golf pro is in the works of negotiating a contract.
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Read about other action taken by the city commission in the July 24 print edition.




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