Dora native Hays leaves coaching behind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a career record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

Republican preferred

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “I prefer Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton because she does not appreciate the military … But being a Republican, I wouldn’t vote for either.” — Gerald Majewski • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of […]

Dora teacher still learning

A Dora school teacher is featured in this month’s Pathways newsletter. “We all have to be lifelong learners,” says Colleen Tollett, the business education teacher at Dora High School. Pathways tries to connect educators and administrators with career and technical education information they need to succeed in the classroom. Here’s a link: Pathways • • […]

Nov. 14 Military Digest

Lucio Army Pvt. Luis A. Lucio has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Dora Lucio of Clovis. Lucio is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School.

Dora starting up football program

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Dora Coyotes are joining Floyd, Melrose and Clovis Christian in area 8-man Friday night football frenzy. Dora may be fielding its first football team, but the Coyotes expect to win. “We set high expectations,” coach Pablo Pena said. “We plan on going out there and not just […]

Officials: Storm spotters improve safety

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Storm spotters performed well on Friday night, according to local emergency preparedness personnel. Though the storm moved quickly through Roosevelt and Curry counties, a warning time of 15 to 20 minutes was available to the communities in its path. Roosevelt County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Keith Wattenbarger said spotters include volunteer […]

Gateway pulls away from Dora

Dora’s Clay Smith splits Gateway Christian defenders Joshua Hunter, left, and Jevvon Hunter during Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Gateway pulled away late for a 59-43 win. By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Dora knew it would have to contain Gateway Christian brothers Jevvon and Joshua Hunter […]

Dora wakes Elida from dream streak

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Elida’s Ryan Best, right, shoots over Cliff defender Ryan Robertson in a Class 1A semifinal at Rio Rancho High School Wednesday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer RIO RANCHO — The Dora Coyotes will go for their second Class 1A boys state championship in five years on Saturday. Reserves Wesley […]

Dora pushes past Springer

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Dora’s Hector Fierro is fouled by Springer’s Johnny Chavez during a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After Dora’s thrilling 55-54 victory over Springer in a Class 1A quarterfinal game, Coyote Kyler Smith said he had heard of a […]

Elida girls take charge early against Dora

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers were on the prowl Friday night, beating the Dora Lady Coyotes 67-31 in District 3-1A play. “I thought we came out aggressive; that’s what we wanted to do,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “We jumped on them with our press early.” The Lady Tigers […]

Empty Stocking Fund donor list

Freedom Newspapers The following people and companies donated to the Empty Stocking Fund in 2006. The remaining donations were made anonymously. SEI-CCS LLC, $500 Michelle and Terry Poynor, $20 Michael Majors, $150 Richard Haseloff, $100 Ward Brothers Tractors, $250 D.L. Coffman, $50 Leona Sikes, $50 Ruth Breuhl, $35 L.J. Pool, $25 Gladys Castle, $25 Fred […]

EPAC BOYS: Wolverines edge Coyotes in OT

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Texico’s Daniel Schueler goes up for a shot over Kyler Smith of Dora during Friday’s EPAC boys semifinal game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — The boys semifinal game of the EPAC boys basketball tournament between Texico and Dora was a little like a train trying to […]

EPAC capsules, box scores

CNJ staff Boys Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points for Fort Sumner, which outscored Grady 29-10 in the fourth quarter. Grady’s Brian Blackburn led all scorers with 21 points […]

Melrose advances in 3-1A district tourney

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Melrose freshman Kelley Wagley sets the ball to a teammate during the third game of Tuesday’s District 3-1A volleyball tournament match against Dora at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — The fourth-seeded Melrose Lady Buffaloes are headed to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament after beating […]

Carmichael, Ella

Ella Rae “Charlie” Carmichael, 87, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Southwest Regional Hospital in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Roby, Texas, to Hallie and Henry Wilson. She married to J. W. “Dub” Carmichael in Roby on March 31, 1939. They made their home in the area around Lamesa, Texas, […]

In tribute: Dora woman remembered for school volunteering

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Hers was a well-known face in the town of Dora. Those who knew her describe a driven, dedicated woman who put the welfare of others before her own. Ella “Charlie” Carmichael, mother of four, made Dora her life. A Roosevelt County resident for about 65 years, she relocated from […]

Gallegos-Chavez, Dora

Dora Gallegos-Chavez, 83, of Las Vegas, N.M., died March 13, 2006, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas. Born April 5, 1922, in Boreca to Bernard Gallegos and Lucia Trujillo Gallegos, she married Juan Chavez Sept. 10, 1939, in Fort Sumner. Family said she was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, aunt, sister-in-law, and […]

Musick, Nell

Nell Musick, 93, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Inez to Laura and Tom Mullins. A 1930 graduate of Rogers High School, she married Bill Musick on March 14, 1932, in Inez. She and her husband farmed and ranched in Rogers and Dora until […]

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]