KDDD News 10-5-21

Fire Prevention Week continues through this week. State Farm Agent Brett Stegall (Stee Gall) and the National Fire Protection Association teamed up with the Dumas Fire Department to promote fire safety. The campaign educates everyone about the different sounds that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make.

Stegall donated the NFPA “Sounds of Fire Safety” kit to the fire department which includes one large banner, 15 posters, and 100 of each: adult fire safety brochures, children’s activity books, newsletters, stickers, magnets, and bags. The kit will help prepare for Fire Prevention Week and educating the community.

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Officials with Amarillo College announced Monday that its Academic Success Center has received a new certification, expanding its free tutoring efforts for its students. Nearly 50 tutors and supervisors received training during this certification process. According to the release, the AVID method is a six-step tutorial model based on the Socratic tutoring process.

According to the release, Amarillo College offers free tutoring on all its campuses, including Dumas, as well as virtually. For more information about tutoring at AC, individuals are asked to call AskAC at 806-371-5000.

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Students in Texas public schools are facing another year upturned by COVID-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads, mask mandates are inconsistent and children under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated against the virus.

Two months into this school year, the number of reported coronavirus cases among students has surpassed the total from the entire 2020-21 school year. Schools are prohibited from taking precautions such as requiring masks, though some are fighting the governor’s order banning mask mandates. Far more students are on campus, since most districts do not have a remote learning option.