Basketball tournament to be renamed for Dora man

Alisa Boswell Noon Thursday marked the kick-off for the annual Coyote Pack Tournament at Dora, in which 48 teams from surrounding New Mexico counties will compete against each other, raising some $5,000 for Dora High School athletics. Event coordinator Mike Cone said the tournament has been going for roughly 25 years. “Over the last couple […]

Portales City Sports Basketball — March 10

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 16, Heat 2. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Brelyn Gramzow 6, Brynn Dilliard 6, Cashlyn Fraze 4.Heat, Angelina Maestas 2. Monarchs 10, Mercury 2. Scorers — Monarchs, Ezriah Martinez 6, Mikaela Ornelas 4. Mercury, Riley Shillings 2. Sparks 10, Extreme 2. Scorers — Sparks, Olivia Low […]

Portales City sports basketball — March 3

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 12, Sparks 4. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4, Cashlyn Fraze 4, Brelyn Gramzow 4. Sparks, Olivia Lowe 4. Mercury 28, Heat 6. Scorers — Mercury, Emma Gonzales 14, Riley Shillings 8, Taris Rippee 4, Aubrey Wells 2. Heat, Alicia Tirado 2, Shelby LeMier […]

Dora news: Feb. 28

Students qualify for nationals Nineteen Dora High School Business Professional Association members and sponsor, Colleen Tollett, attended the State Leadership Conference in Albuquerque Feb. 16-18. Participants came back with top awards and 14 students qualified for the National Leadership Conference. Daniella Montanez was elected as the 2012-2013 state secretary/treasurer and will represent New Mexico at […]

Dora news — Feb. 21

Science fair The Dora Science Fair was held Feb. 14; and sponsor and science teacher Leslie Lewis is proud to announce the following winners: • Grade 4 — Sarron Simpson; Grade 5 — Gideon Kuykendall • Grade 6 — Lance Fletcher and Vince Gardner • Grade 7 — Bailey O’Connor and Charlyn Simpson • Grade […]

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• Karen Cone, sponsor, and the Dora yearbook staff are planning a spread in the 2011-12 yearbook about multiple generations that have attended school at Dora. Information is needed from any parent whose child currently attends Dora and whose family has two or more generations having attended here. Cone needs names and Dora graduation years […]

Dora new — Feb. 7

Basketball schedule Today: Dora vs. Tatum, junior varsity games begin at 4 p.m. Both gyms will be used for junior varsity games.Dora JV and Varsity host Tatum at 4 p.m., using both gyms for JV games. Friday: Dora vs. Jal, junior varsity games begin at 4 p.m. Both gyms will be used for junior varsity […]

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Progress reports sent home Teachers will issue progress reports to students to take home today. These reports show academic progress for the first three weeks of the third grading period, which ends March 8.

Dora news — Jan. 24

Students celebrate Homecoming Homecoming 2012 was held Jan. 14. Senior sponsor Derinda Carter and the class of 2012 chose the theme, “A Walk on the Wild Side.” Elementary and high school student teams competed all week in various spirit contests to win a pizza party. The overall winners were Audrey Powell’s sixth-graders and Derinda Carter’s […]

My turn: Home town girl brings new life to former general store

When I was an elementary school kid at Dora, we had two locations where we could spend our “store money” each week. Our parents could get a full service gasoline fill-up at stations on each end of the village. The cafe was open most days for hamburgers and fries. If Wilcher’s Farm Store didn’t have […]

Dora school news — Jan. 17

BPA members earn state spots Congratulations to all the Business Professionals of America members who competed at regionals and qualified to advance to the state conference in February. Colleen Tollett, BPA sponsor, said she is proud of the way these students represented Dora High School. The following are the contest results:

Dora news — Jan. 10

Second semester begins Students return to classes today to begin the second semester of instruction. Report cards with first semester grades will be issued Wednesday.

Dora news — Dec. 20

Early release School will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Thursday with buses running at 12:35 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 10. The school office will reopen Jan. 9.

Dora news — Dec. 6

Sports schedule • Today: Junior high basketball at Melrose, 4 p.m. • Thursday-Saturday: Varsity basketball tournament at Elida. • Monday: Junior high basketball at Elida, 4 p.m.; JV teams play Texico “C” team at Texico.

Nov. 29 — Dora news

Yearbooks orders being taken Sponsor Karen Cone and the Dora yearbook staff are encouraging everyone to order the 2011-12 yearbook now, while the price is still $45. After Dec. 1, the price will increase to $55.

Dora news — Nov. 15

School held all week Dora students kindergarten through twelfth grade are attending school Monday through Friday this week. This is the only five-day week for students all year.

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BPA dinner scheduled Colleen Tollett, sponsor, and the members of the Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America, are holding their 21st annual enchilada dinner 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the cafeteria.

Dora news — Nov. 1

ASVAB testing scheduled The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests will be administered to all Dora sophomores on Monday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Testing will be done in the school library.

My turn: Students learn importance of ‘prairie coal’

I spent an afternoon recently with fifth- and sixth-graders from various local schools who were exploring a dry playa lake bed near Dora. The pasture we were in held cattle all summer. While they had been moved out long before our visit, there was still plenty of evidence they’d been there. Cattle are generous that […]

Dora news — Oct. 4

Academic testing ongoing Dora students in grades 3 through 12 will be participating in MAPS(Measures of Academic Progress) testing through Wednesday of this week. High school students will test 7:55 a.m. until 9:25 a.m., followed by a seven-period, slightly-abbreviated class schedule. Elementary students will be testing 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.