Dora frosh getting shot at Eastern

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Matt Carpenter used to step on the Greyhound Arena floor as part of an annual tradition called the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament. Now he steps on the court as part of a daily routine called practice. It’s one of many transitions the Dora native and Eastern New Mexico University […]

Carpenter, Joe

Joe Carpenter Services: Have been held. Mr. Joe Carpenter, 73, of Clovis, a retired wholesaler, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born April 16, 1930, in Farwell, to Lon and Della Johnson Carpenter. He married Glenda Dosher on Nov. 19, 1950, in Texico. He was a Korean […]

Johnson, A.W.

A.W. Johnson Services: Have been held. A.W. Johnson, 73, of Whitesboro, Texas, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his home. He was born July 11, 1929, in Petersburg, Texas, to Raymond and Viola Byrd Johnson. He moved to Clovis in 1962. As a carpenter, he built homes from 1960 until 1964. He opened Johnson Wholesale […]

Ribble, Maurene

Maurene Ribble Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maurene Ribble, 95, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 15, 1907, on Vernon, Texas, to “Dick” and R.R. Brooks. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1926 and attended two years at West Texas University. She married […]

Texico’s Loera set for game

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Three area players will get a chance today to add another win to state-championship high school careers. Dora graduates Matt Carpenter and Chris Rolston, along with Adrian Loera of Texico, are set to represent the South in the 25th annual Class 1A/2A North-South All-Star Game. The game is set for a 6 p.m. […]

Mopping up operations not as easy

The aftermath of the war in Iraq is not going as well as the lightning-quick victory. The country remains in chaos, with anarchy in many cities, including parts of Baghdad. The first U.S. official in charge of reconstructing Iraq, Army Lt. Gen. Jay M. Garner, left the country on May 6 and was replaced with […]

Garden show returning

Gary Mitchell Touted as one of the city’s most economically enhanced weekends, this year’s Home and Garden Show in Clovis should provide a good financial jolt for local and out-of-state businesses, show co-chair Jim Sitterly said. “The residual effects of this show are phenomenal,” said Sitterly, who planned the show for March 29-30. “It’s great […]