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 […]

Sawyer, John

John Sawyer, 82, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 25, 1923, in Sawyer Flat, Texas, to Nannie and Andersen Sawyer. He was the youngest of 12 children. He married Bobbie Lacy on Oct. 30, 1943, in Seminole, Texas. He farmed at Sawyer Flat until 1947 when he […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Foxes clinch district title

CNJ staff Game of the night Fort Sumner’s boys continued to roll Friday night, clinching the District 3-1A regular-season championship with a 63-57 victory over the Dora Coyotes in Dora. Senior Jeremy Gauna scored 20 points, including four 3-point baskets, as the Foxes (19-3, 7-0 district) ran their winning streak to 13 games. Dora (14-10, […]

Dora tops Melrose in dramatic fashion

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Late heroics returned to Guy Luscombe Gymnasium Friday night, in the form of sophomore guard Clay Smith. Smith scored 10 points, the final three on a trey with two seconds left to give the Dora Coyotes a 56-54 win in a District 3-1A thriller Friday night against Melrose. “That was our […]

Construction officials hope to start repaving in March

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Brazier Construction officials are hopeful to start repaving of New Mexico Highway 206 by mid-March. A three-mile portion of loose gravel leading into the town of Dora has left area residents and travelers to deal with poor road conditions throughout the winter. Anthony Pacheco, a paving supervisor for […]

EPAC: Wolverines top Dora, seek 3-peat

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Texico senior Patrick Burns passes to the outside as Dora junior Casey O’Conner plays defense during an EPAC Tournament matchup Friday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The Texico Wolverines are on the verge of their third straight EPAC championship. With 19 points from Aaron […]

Lady Wolverines one step from EPAC finals

CNJ staff The Lady Wolverines are one game away from the finals of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, but Texico coach Keith Durham does not want his team to get caught up in a mid-season tournment. “We’re just trying to get better every time we step out on the floor,” Durham said. “I […]

12-16 scoreboard

Boys Clovis 94, Moriarty 62 Des Moines 91, Grady 67 Dora 65, Farwell 47 Muleshoe 71, Morton 32 Route 66 Holiday Tournament Tucumcari 69, Elida 61 Floyd 42, Mountainview 32 Fort Sumner 59, Dexter 52 Girls Clovis 81, Coronado 58 Farwell 68, Dora 37 Hobbs 42, Portales 41 Lady Lions Classic Fort Sumner 65, Questa […]

Dora rides first-half lead to victory

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Dora forward Casey O’Connor shoots a jumper over the defense of Farwell post Cotton Sudderth in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Dora. O’Connor had 10 points in Dora’s 65-47 win. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — The final 4:37 without scoring. Nineteen Coyote turnovers. All in all, it […]

Dora starts season with win

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start with […]

San Jon girls hang on late to post victory

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — In her first experience as a basketball coach, San Jon’s Kristi Cargile learned the game, like many other sports, can be one of inches. Danielle Lee led the visiting Lady Coyotes with 19 points, and San Jon held off a dominant performance from Dora senior Rana Terry for […]

Springer, Floyd

Floyd Springer, 76, of Smithville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Dora to Lotus and A. B. Springer. He graduated from Dora High School in 1948.  He farmed in the Dora community for several years after high school. Later he moved to the Austin area […]

Melrose sweeps past Lady Coyotes

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Tearney O’Connor of Dora (right) leaps to try to block a kill attempt from Melrose’s Alisha Wagley during the second game of Tuesday’s match at Guy Luscombe Gym in Dora. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on […]

W. G. Victor

Mr. W.G. “Bill” Victor, 87, of Rogers, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1917, near Dora to Emma and Vain Victor. He quit school in the eighth grade to help support his family. He drove a truck for several years, carrying any kind of freight he could. He […]

God plays big part in modern medicine

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie lives in Rochester, Minn., where she has made friends with a wonderful lady. While caroling two Christmases ago at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with some other volunteers, Susie got coupled with Sister Dora, a 78-year-old Catholic nun who is also a nurse. The two soon became great friends […]

Miller, Eldon

Eldon Miller Services:Have been held. Eldon L. “Bunk” Miller, 81, of Aztec, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. He was born on May 14, 1923, in Rogers, to Lem and Gnita Miller. He grew up in Rogers, but he lived most of his life in the Farmington-Aztec area. He married Mary Catherine Bell on Dec. 30, […]

Terry, Violet

Violet Terry Services:Have been held. Mrs. Violet Opal Terry, 99, of Dora, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1905, in Ellis County, Texas, to Laura and Harvey Johnson. She and her husband owned and operated Terry’s Grocery in Dallas from 1930 to 1945. They moved to eastern […]

Lucero, Dora

Dora Lucero Services: Have been held. Dora Prescilla Lucero, 68, of Hereford, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Nov. 27, 1936, to Luis and Jesusita Garcia Griego in Garita. She married Jose Virginio Lucero Nov. 28, 1951, in Littlefield. She was a homemaker, a member of […]

Wolverines roll past Dora into state semifinals

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Texico’s Logan Brown slides under the tag from Dora third baseman Tyler Wilhoit during Monday’s Class 1A state quarterfinal game against Dora at St. Pius High School in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — In just its fourth year of baseball, Texico has established itself as an early favorite in the […]

Texico believes it’s learned from last year’s regional loss

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Braden Vaughan fires a pitch in the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Portales junior varsity at Portales. District 1-1A champs, Texico will face Dora in the state tournament May 16 in Albuquerque. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer You don’t have to remind the Texico Wolverines what happened to […]