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Night lights at school fields across nation a 'sign of hope'


April 10, 2020

The virus outbreak weighed heavily on Brett Beesley's heart and mind as the Dumas High School principal drove past the stadium along the main highway in his Texas Panhandle town.

Seeking to brighten the spiritsof his suddenly disconnected students in a gloomy and frightening time, he made a decision. They should turn on the lights.

"To let them know that we're thinking about them and we miss them and we love them," said Beesley, who quickly called football coach Aaron Dunnam with his idea.

Dunnam didn't wait for their conversation to end before climbing into his car to head to the field and...

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