KDDD News 3-8-21

Dalhart is working with surrounding community county judges and the state health department to help surrounding communities with doses of Covid vaccines. As a hub, people in surrounding communities are expected to go to Dalhart for their vaccine. However, when they were struggling to use up all their doses, they began calling surrounding communities like Dumas, Borger, Pampa, and Stratford and offering to take doses to them.

So far, they have given Stratford almost 400 doses, Borger over one thousand, Pampa over one thousand, and Dumas over four thousand doses.

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The Dumas City Commission at their most recent meeting agreed to sell the city’s it’s treated waste water to Harold Grall, and Hasta Farms, for use to irrigate crops. The is for 5 years, at $3.50 per acre, per inch for the water, according to a report in the Moore County News Press.

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A Community Grant Presentation has been scheduled for the First Baptist Church this Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. The Community Grant is helping to purchase a van for the Sonshine Daycare. The check will be in the amount of $8,099.25.

This is a matching grant and is available through the Community Grant funding used for projects to help the Community. Daycare is a targeted industry for quality of life issues in Dumas.

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Congressman Ronny Jackson held an impromptu town hall meeting in Amarillo Saturday. In the meeting, he addressed upcoming legislative matters and took questions from constituents.

Rep. Jackson also addressed the Department of Defense Inspector General’s findings on his conduct, which claims he engaged in ‘inappropriate conduct’ while he served as the White House Physician during the Obama and Trump administrations. He denied those claims earlier last week.

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The Amarillo Bulls organization announced in a letter to its fans on Friday that it will be relocating to Mason City, Iowa next season.

The Bulls organization has been called Amarillo home for the previous 11 seasons.

The organization attributes the decision to being unable to reach a long-term agreement with the City of Amarillo to play games in the Amarillo Civic Center and maintain the ice for community and recreational events.