Sept. 28 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent

Local residents lost to college
Dora has lost a few of our young residents lately. Several of last year’s graduates have now started college to further their education. Some are going to Eastern New Mexico University while others are going out of state.

Commodities
distributed Thursday
Commodity distribution on Thursday afternoon was completed late due to two deaths in our area. If for any reason you did not receive your commodities call 356-9104 and I will give you mine and another one donated for that purpose.

Local deaths
Sympathy goes out to the Victor family in the loss of Bill Victor. His services were Wednesday at the Dora Baptist Church and burial was in the family plot in Longs Cemetery.
Also remember the family of Delores Greathouse, who died last week. She and Frank raised their family north of Causey and her funeral was at Wheeler Mortuary Wednesday. She was laid to rest in the Inez cemetery where the family had attended church services until retiring and moving to Portales.
Hurricane Rita
Praises that Rita was not as destructive a hurricane as Katrina a few weeks ago. My son, Dr. J.W. Carmichael, Jr. of New Orleans is still in Commerce, Texas for as long as needed. He is staying in the home of his brother, Dr. Bob (Linda) Carmichael — so he was there when Rita blew and poured her way across the state, just missing Houston, Texas, where a grandson, Dustin (Tina) Carmichael live with their family. Dustin came in from Djibouti, Africa for a 10-day stay.

No Hurricanes here
We’re thankful to live here in eastern New Mexico — away from hurricanes, etc. The sandstorms and breezy seasons are a real delight compared to any other part of this great country. We need to be thankful every day for every person in our armed services, past, present or future. I too have family who have served and given much.

Previt improving
Lynn Previt is still slowly improving and enjoys being home most of the time with his wife and 2-year-old son. They live in Colorado, but he was raised in South County.
Others who are recovering from ailments in the area are still doing fine.