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A Moore County Sheriff's deputy is involved in a crash, Texas High School football will be streaming on the internet on Friday nights again this year, Dumas Demon Wrestling under the lights will be on June 26th at 7 p.m., Rep. Jackson says Biden needs cognitive testing, and MCHD honored by Texas Legislature.
Top Stories June 4, 2021
It's almost Dogie Days time in Dumas! Visit DogieDaysTickets.com to purchase your chance to win the pickup or purchase your BBQ tickets. This years Dogie Days event will be June 9th through the 12th. The 2021 celebration marks the 74th year for the event. You can learn more by visiting the Dumas Noon Lions Club Facebook page or watch the full interview with Kirk Welch on BlueCloud.tv
JBS USA, the worlds largest supplier of meat, announced on Monday that they had been the target of an organized cybersecurity attack. The Cactus plant was shutdown on Monday and Tuesday due to the attack.
Cultivate Market is back for the summer!
Dumas Aquatic Center is now open
Traffic light on Maddox getting a permanent fix.
Top Story May 30, 2021
Dumas Fire Department Volunteer Training
Did you see smoke in the area of 19th and Maddox on Saturday? it was most likely the Dumas Fire Department conducting training exercises at their drill training field. Fire Department instructors from Dumas tought Sunray Firefighters skills such as hose lays, vertical ventilation, and structure burns. If your interested in being a volunteer firefighter you can contact Dumas Fire Department or the Sunray volunteer fire department to learn more.
2021 Dumas High Graduation
Graduation ceremonies were back to normal in Moore County this year after COVID restrictions have been lifted. The Dumas High School class of 2021 ceremony was held at Dumas Demon Stadium on Friday night. Class valedictorian Doe Na gave an emotional speech to the class describing her family's immigration to America as they fled persecution in Burma when she was 7 years old. "For me, being the valedictorian of our class has been an honor to both me and to my family... the illiterate 7 year old me would have never thought I could have achieved something like this. When my family and I first arrived in the United States no one was able to speak, read, or write a word in English. The unfamiliar environment that was America was like a beast looming it's presence over me. Waiting for the most opportune moment to strike and swallow me whole... There were many moments in my life where I felt that life was unfair. As if escaping from persecution wasn't enough, I was faced with many challenges where I wanted to give up." You can watch the Dumas High graduation ceremony, including Doe Na's full speech, at www.BlueCloud.tv
Dumas Independent School District announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Dumas North Elementary school on Tuesday, June 1st at 1 P.M. The ceremony will take place at 700 North Maddox. DISD also announced it will hold a public meeting at 5:30 PM, June 14th in the Dumas ISD Central Administration Office at 421 W. 4th St. in Dumas. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district's budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited.
Sunray Summer Athletics
School is out, summer is here and outdoor activities are in full swing. Sunray ISD has several athletic camps planned. Baseball and softball camp will be June 1st through the 3rd. Baseball is open for ages 8 to 12 and will be 9 a.m. to noon. Softball is open to ages 10 through 13 and will be 10:30 a.m. to noon. Both camps are free and no registration is required. June 5th will be the Sunray Basketball tournament and open gym will be every day starting June 14th. For a complete updated list of dates and times be sure to checkout the Sunray ISD website at sunrayisd.org.
On Friday it was announced that Tyler Lloyd, who has been coaching at Lubbock High, was approved as the new Head Dumas Demon Baseball Coach. Lloyd will be the head baseball coach and coach QB's on the football staff. This will be Lloyds first head coaching job.
The Dumas Demons are taking donations to help support the summer 7 on 7 team and lineman challenge team. The donations will help with food, entry fees, hotels, snacks, transportation, and gas. Coach Dunnam says, "This is a big part of our success come fall. We are working to put our kids in a competitive environment year round and this summer work is imperative to our success." The team has setup a website to take donations. Visit the Dumas Demon Football Facebook page or click the link to the donation site on the Moore County Journal website.You can also donate to the Dumas Demon 7on7 team by texting the word donate to 44944.
MCJ Top Stories May 26, 2021
Evelyn Theatre Opening
The Evelyn Theater is set to re-open on Friday May 28th! The Evelyn will be showing The Quiet Place Part 2 and Mortal Combat! Going forward the theater will be open every evening at 7:00 p.m. and will have one show nightly on both screens! Evelyn Theater owner Randy Niese told the Moore County Journal on Saturday, "We have been closed for 15 months and have not only missed seeing our customers, but have also missed bringing you the best entertainment in town!" The 15 month COVID shutdown marks the longest stretch for which the theater has ever been closed. Many hometown theaters across the U.S. have not been able to re-open after COVID And have shut down permanently. As major movie companies release more movies onto streaming platforms, small town Americans may find it harder to enjoy the big screen movie experience.
Gentleman Jim McCarty Surgery
Legendary local radio announcer Gentleman Jim McCarty was transferred to a Lubbock hospital this week! KDDD released a statement on Facebook saying Jim was "rushed to M.C.H.D. and was then flown to Lubbock after suffering a brain shift, brain bleed, and water on the brain." He was to undergo surgery but it was delayed. Friends of McCarty have started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for his surgery.
Dumas High School held a parade of graduates on Tuesday! The 2021 graduates visited Dumas elementary schools and paraded the halls in their caps and gowns. They spoke to students to inspire them to keep working hard toward reaching their own graduation.
Sunray I.S.D. Cosmetology School will be starting summer hours on June 7th. Hours will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school will provide services including hair, nails and facials. For a complete list of services and prices you can check out the Sunray I.S.D. Facebook page or Call 806-948-2116 to schedule an appointment.
Cactus 4th of July
The City of Cactus announced they will be hosting their 6th annual 4th of July Celebration again this year. Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a parade on main street followed by several events at the Cactus Park. There will be live music, food trucks, bouncy houses and outdoor games including volleyball.
Sunray Volunteer Fire Department
The Sunray Volunteer Fire Dept. is looking to recruit new volunteers. If you are interested in joining the fire department, get in touch with them on Facebook. Search for @SunrayTXVFD to find them.
Dumas Quarterback Club
Little Demon Football Camp is back after last year’s cancellation. Registration forms are available on the Dumas I.S.D. website under Athletics & Summer Camps. The Dumas Quarterback Club is asking parents to fill out and turn in the forms early so they can have the proper sizes of shirts on hand for the 1st day. Little Demon Football Camp registration will be open from April 19th through July 23rd. The camp will be held July 26th through the 29th. It is open for incoming 1st through 6th graders.
Top news stories for Moore County Texas for the week ending May 14, 2021. A local church donates $2,000 to the Sheriff’s Office, Dumas Jr. High Dramatic Demons present Newsies the musical, Window on the High Plains begins school tours again, Rotary club presents scholarships, Dumas Downtown Association hosts local Sip and Shop event, Sunday school students take up offering to help pay for delinquent school lunches.