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 […]

King, Laura

Laura King Services: Have been held. Laura King, 91, of Ruidoso, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Ruidoso Care Center in Ruidoso. She was born on Aug. 22, 1912, in Buffalo, Mo., to Lettie and B.F. Bennett. At the age of 4, her family moved to the Dora area where she attended school. She married […]

EPAC Thursday summaries, bracket

CNJ STAFF At Texico Boys Fifth place Grady 56, Dora 48 Dora (2-8) — Travis Belcher 6, Clayton Stokes 11, Tyler Wilhoit 6, J.R. Gonzales 4, Zach Morrow 6, Casey O’Conner 3, Brent Hays 12. Totals 18 4-14 48. Grady (4-10) — Jarrod Lindsey 14, Colt Grau 6, Domingo Diaz 2, Robert Windham 8, Steven […]

Grady captures fifth in EPAC

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Grady’s Jarrod Lindsey scored 14 points. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Grady boys coach Ken Kostedt thinks the Bronchos’ 4-10 record this season is a little deceptive. “All of our games this year have been close except for two,” he said. “We just haven’t been on the winning end that […]

Anxious Wolverines crush Dora

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Texico’s Logan Brown attempts a shot after colliding into Dora’s Travis Belcher during the first half of Wednesday’s EPAC game against Dora in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler TEXICO — While Tuesday’s first day of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament may have been exciting for the tournament hosts, given that it […]

Tuesday’s prep summaries

CNJ staff Girls Clovis 57, Levelland 34 Levelland (7-4) — Babs Paxton 0 0-0 0, Susan Brashear 0 0-0 0, Lyndsie Myatt 0 2-2 2, Deborah Hughes 3 0-0 6, Nicole Jones 0 0-0 0, Erin Methvin 3 0-0 6, Chelsea Brashear 5 3-4 13, Kim Brackens 90 0-0 0. Totals 13 7-9 34. Clovis […]

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 […]

Melrose clinches third seed in 3-1A

By Tony Parra DORA — A two-game deficit was too much for the Dora Lady Coyotes as Melrose escaped with a 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 11-25, 15-13 victory Tuesday in a District 3-1A matchup. “We played really hard,” Dora coach Myra Skinner said. “We passed the ball well and we played real aggressive. We didn’t let […]

Askew, Leola

Leola “Pat” Askew Services: Have been held. Leola “Pat” Askew, 89, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. She was born on Aug. 4, 1914, in Oklahoma, to Lela and Mendle Phillips. She attended schools in Granite, Okla., and lived in Mangum, Okla., the Richland Community and Oregon before moving […]

Wall, Jimmy

Jimmy Wall Services: Have ben held. Mr. Jimmy R. Wall, 60, of Dora, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 19, 1943, in Atlanta, Texas, to Ivy and Earlton Wall. He graduated from Three Way High School in 1961 in Maple, Texas. He enlisted in […]

Richards, Lynn

Lynn Richards Services: Have been held. Lynn J. Richards, 86, of Carlsbad, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born July 26, 1916, in Weatherford, Texas. He grew up on a farm near Dora and graduated from Dora High School. He attended college in Portales for one year. In […]

Wall, Bill

Bill Wall Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Wall, 62, of Dora and formerly of Lazbuddie, Texas, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at his home in Dora. He was born on Feb. 27, 1941, in Cass County, Texas, near Atlanta, to Ivy and Earl Wall. He lived in Cass County, Texas, until the age of […]

Painting the town white

By Darrell Todd Maurina As one of Roosevelt County’s oldest communities, Elida has had a long time to build a rich history. It’s also had a long time to accumulate dust and dirt. Beginning this weekend, Elida residents are starting to spruce up their town by painting older buildings, removing junk, and otherwise getting the […]

Hitt, Opal

Opal Hitt Services: Have been held. Mrs. Opal Hitt, 96, of Portales, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona. She was born on March 9, 1907, in the Rogers and Dora communities, to Luna and Ethel Pruett. She attended school at Long’s and Dora. She married James “Sid” Hitt on […]

Johnston, Maxine

Maxine F. Johnston Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maxine F. Johnston, 73, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Dora to Ruby and Frank Morrison. She attended school in both Dora and Floyd before moving to Portales. She was a 1948 graduate of Portales High […]

Dora beats Texico

CNJ Staff DORA — T.J. Cathey drove in four runs, including three on a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and the Dora Coyotes rallied past Texico 11-8 Monday to clinch the District 7-1A/2A baseball championship. Dora (10-5, 7-0 district) rallied from 6-1 and 8-5 deficits, with Cathey’s home run the key item in […]

Mullins, Jim

Jim Mullins Services: Hve been held. Mr. J.L. “Jim” Mullins, 45, of Rogers, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1957, in Muleshoe, to Nelda and George L. Mullins. He married Kellye Love on Nov. 29, 1993, He grew up in the Dora area and graduated from Dora High […]