KDDD News 9-10-21

In a Facebook Live event with Dumas ISD officials, the district shared new details on the handling of Covid-19.   New rapid Covid testing is now available to any student. The testing takes place from 8 to 4 daily, and is offered to students or staff with any Covid symptoms. The test is an easier nasal swap and results are seen in 15 minutes.

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It’s homecoming at Sunray ISD. The annual football game is tonight, as the Bobcats host Dimmitt. With the Dumas Demons off this week, Big Country will bring you play by play action of the Sunray game. Join Darrell Wait tonight, with the kick off at 7 pm.

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When the more than 150 bicyclists will take off tomorrow morning on their ride/race of up to 100 miles around Moore County and the Texas Panhandle for the Moore County YMCA’s annual Texas Tumbleweed 100, they will not be leaving from or returning to McDade Park as in years past. This year’s ride/race is being held in conjunction with the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce’s Ears and Beers Festival that will take place around the courthouse square and on 7th and 8th Streets, which will be closed to traffic for the occasion.

And a reminder, the Dumas Moore County Chamber of Commerce will have a special ceremony at 10:45 am, on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th.

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Schools in the Panhandle are having a difficult time finding enough school bus drivers to meet student needs. School bus drivers not only drive students to and from school, they are also responsible for transporting kids to field trips and to extracurricular activities like sporting events.

Without the correct number of drivers and substitute drivers, it puts schools in a bad position when it comes to meeting the needs of students who rely on that transportation. Canadian ISD is one of those districts which lost bus drivers this past year and trying to replace them has been a challenge.