Hagar, Bill

Bill Hagar Services:Have been held. Mr. Bill Hagar, 78, of Portales, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 18, 1927, in Girard, Texas, to Iona Bell and Alvin Clifton Hagar. His family moved to Dora in January of 1942. He graduated from Dora High School in […]

Texico shuts out Dora behind Maldonado

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico and Dora got together for the first of quite likely three matchups Monday — two in the regular season and one in the Class 1A state tournament. The host Wolverines had most of the better of it in this one, posting a 10-0 win over the Coyotes at […]

Adams, Ruth

Ruth Adams Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from high […]

Simmons, Gene

Gene Simmons Services:Have been held. Mr. Gene Simmons, 80, of the Dora community, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on June 7, 1924, in Post, Texas, to Maude and John Simmons. He moved with his family to the Dora area as a teenager. In 1945, just […]

Shafer, Bea

Bea Shafer Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bea Shafer, 78, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, while waltzing to one her favorite songs. She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in Snyder, Texas, to Birtie and Neal G. Smith. She attended Southwestern Business College in Plainview, Texas, where she worked for a finance company. […]

EPAC girls: Run-and-gun rerun

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Texico junior Erika Autrey slips between Dora’s Rana Terry (left) and Jennifer Bowlin for a first-half score. Texico beat Dora 62-18 in a quarterfinal game of the EPAC girls basketball tournament at Texico. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent TEXICO — It’s starting to seem, at least from Lauren Boazman’s view, that […]

Former Dora pastor dies in accident

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A former Dora Baptist church pastor died Wednesday when he was struck by a vehicle while trying to assist another motortist in Wolfforth, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Phillip Shelton, 63, was struck by a 2003 Cadillac Escalade at 5:33 p.m. on U.S. Highway 62/82 and […]

Farwell sweeps Dora

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Dora junior Jennifer Bolin looks to pass as Farwell sophomore Dellani Jones tries to get a hand on the ball during the second half of their game Friday in Farwell. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the […]

Meadors, J.E.

J.E. Meadors Services:Have been held. Mr. J.E. Meadors, 85, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on March 15, 1919, in Mart, Texas, to Lee and H.T. Meadors. He grew up in the Waco, Texas area near Elk, Texas. He served during World War II in […]

LaRue, Aaron

Aaron LaRue Services: Have been held. Mr. Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, near Dora. He was born on Jan. 18, 1987, in Portales, to Donna and Larry LaRue. He has lived in the Arch community for the past 10 years. He attended school in Portales until high school. He was […]

Rawls, Iola

Iola Rawls Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iola V. Rawls, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 3, 1919, in Dora, to Vane and Dee Victor. She was a member of Sandia Baptist Church and a Pink Lady at Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

Forrer, Henry

Henry Forrer Services: Have been held. Mr. Henry Forrer, 72, of Lubbock, formerly of Dora, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 19, 1931, in Bryan, Texas, to Dollie and Jeff Forrer. He grew up in the Bryan area. He came to eastern New Mexico […]

Luker, Mary

Mary Luker Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Edna Luker, 94, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 7, 1909, in Winters, Texas, to Willie and T.B. Inman. As a girl the family moved to Tulia, Texas. After having lived there several years […]

Evans, Ruth

Ruth Evans Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Evans, 61, of Dora, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1942, in Alma, Okla., to Vera and Walter T. Lane. She graduated from the Velma-Alma High School in 1960 and went on to study at Oklahoma College for Women […]

Radcliff, Cles

Cles Radcliff Services: Have been held. Cles Harold Radcliff, 93, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, in Lakewood, Colo. He was born on Dec. 26, 1910, near Elida, in a half-dugout house on the prairie, to Mary Alberta Barger and Charles Henry Radcliff. He attended school at Dora and Portales High School. […]

Stokes, Clayton

Clayton Stokes Services: Have been held. Clayton Stokes, 16, of Causey, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Roosevelt County. He was born on March 21, 1987, in Carlsbad, to Cathy and Jim Stokes. He grew up in Causey and attended Dora schools. He was active in both varsity basketball and baseball at Dora High School. […]

Engagements 3/7 – Kelsey-Carpenter

Kelsey-Carpenter Col. Charles Jr. and Genie Kelsey of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lori Kelsey of Lubbock, to Luke Carpenter of Plainview, Texas, son of Donna Carpenter of Dora. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. (CST) on March 27, 2004, at Sunset Church of Christ […]

Local area rewards sacrifice

By Tony Parra Students at Dora schools lost a classmate in an automobile accident last weekend. In a show of support to Clayton Stokes’ family, they donated more than $6,000 to help with their friend’s funeral expenses. That was money they’d been saving for their school prom. Now eastern New Mexico residents are responding to […]

Dora’s Stokes had zest for life

By Mike Linn DORA — Almost two dozen Dora High School students squeezed into the principal’s office Monday to remember Clayton Stokes, an energetic and mischievous junior who died late Saturday night in an automobile accident. Clayton was the starting point guard on Dora High’s basketball team and earned the nickname “spark plug,” for his […]

Vixens clinch district title with two games left

By Kevin Wilson And down the stretch they come in District 3-1A, and the Broncos and Vixens are way out in front. Coming into the final week of district play, the Floyd boys and Fort Sumner girls have each jumped out to 8-0 starts. However, it doesn’t mean that the teams can’t still have an […]