Drive replaces hat collection

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Although a fire took almost everything a Roosevelt County man owned last week, this week, area businesses replaced his baseball cap collection overnight. Weldon Carmichael’s house burned to the ground in the grassfire southwest of Causey on April 9. Among the lost possessions was a collection of more than […]

Education feature: ENMU grad recognized

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer As much as J.W. Carmichael hates traveling, he hates publicity even more. But the Dora High School and Eastern New Mexico University graduate got a little of both, sprinkled with a pinch of recognition from Meharry’s Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. Meharry’s presented an honorary degree to the Xavier […]

March 21, 1980

The Milnesand Homemakers’ Club met Tuesday at the Community Building with eight members present. Ladies brought a covered dish that they enjoyed during the noon hour. Hostesses for the day were Carolyn and Wilma Parkinson. Mrs. Parkinson had a padded mirror on display that she had made, and the club is also learning to make […]

County residents remember Carmichael

By Sharna Johnson 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 Causey to Portales […]

Obituaries for May 14, 2006

William L. (Bill) Bradley Services: None William L. (Bill) Bradley, 86, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1919, near Lake Arthur to Gertrude and Walter Leo Bradley. He attended school in the early grades in Lake Arthur before the family moved to Portales. He graduated from […]

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 […]

6/22 Local News

Dora News Some of our wheat farmers have their crop combined and very little if any damaging hail. I have not heard of anyone losing wheat or young crops because of hail, only to homes and buildings mostly in the Redlake area, out west of Dora. There has been no rain or anything the past […]

May 25 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Hot and dry this week so far and there are no snow storms in sight, only a raging snow melt which has cause the river flow up in the mountains. Sure hope there are showers soon on our dry land farmers’ fields and grass. Wheat in the area looks pretty good and […]

Carmichael taught in and out of the classroom

By Kevin Wilson Rubie Carmichael was a teacher for most of her life, even after classes were dismissed. Carmichael taught schoolchildren for 37 years. She also took time to teach her siblings about the family past, and her children about how to make the most of the present. “She taught me what it was to […]

May 5 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Praise the Lord for more rain in the area. There was some hail but no bad damage reported so far. A few miles over in Lea County they had quite a hail storm and damage to homes, etc. Houseguest Sherri and Hershell Carmichael had her parents, Ray and Joan Zanday from Deming, […]

Residents outraged over commodities

Mike Linn Residents of south Roosevelt County are upset about a new commodity program, claiming portions of the food distributed last week were rotten and inedible. “The squash they sent was absolutely ridiculous — it was ruined. It was not edible,” said Mavis Carmichael of Garrison. “And I cooked the turkey because I didn’t want […]

County old timer a top-notch tale teller

Mike Linn Anybody who knows Charlie Carmichael knows she is full of tales. She’ll tell you stories about rattlesnakes, dusty old towns in Roosevelt County and days when students rode horses to school. The 84-year-old Carmichael, a volunteer lunch lady at Dora schools and South County reporter for the Portales News-Tribune, serves Roosevelt County in […]

South County News, June 25

By Charlie Carmichael Mother Nature was up to old tricks again last week in South County. Arch, Causey and the Garrison-Richland areas were especially hit hard. Several farmers had sprinklers overturned and some destroyed. These were all on the irrigated fields. The Carmichaels saw a funnel in the air over the field just west of […]

South County News, May 28

By Charlie Carmichael Weather report Rain is the big blessed news throughout our area. It scattered so far and varied from sprinkle to about an inch in the Causey, Milnesand and Garrison areas. The Arch vicinity fared better. There was a lot of hail on Saturday evening south of the old Garrison store. Weldon Carmichael […]

South County News, May 21

By Charlie Carmichael Youth news The youth who are planning on going with the Dora Baptist groups to summer camp later are wanting do odd jobs around the area to earn money for the trip. Call 477-2446 or 477-2248 for information. Medical reports Lee Nora and Elmer Reed are both doing well. Rosemary Kelly is […]