Our favorite things: Three creative toys to keep kids occupied in these last weeks of summer

Color blanks

Disney FamilyFun magazine Creative Fun: A Figure of a Different Color Here’s a unique blank slate for kids’ creativity: 4-inch-tall, posable, funky white plastic figurines. The Color Blanks sets come with permanent markers and stickers so that kids can jump right into the personalization. Ages 6 and up. RoseArt, $5 to $10. Creative Coloring: This [...]

Senior happenings — July 18

Information on using a Design-a-Doll kit, making lap quilts and smoking salmon will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Mary Mertens is with Ticche & Bea in Chicago, Ill., and she will show how to learn to sew with the Design-a-Doll kit. It provides a quick project [...]

Lap quilts, salmon featured on show

Information on using a Design-a-Doll kit, making lap quilts and smoking salmon will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Mary Mertens is with Ticche & Bea in Chicago, Ill., and she will show how to learn to sew with the Design-a-Doll kit. It provides a quick project [...]

April 12, 2009 Dora news

FFA takes second place in sweepstakes Congratulations are in order for FFA sponsor Kit Pettigrew and the Dora FFA teams, for their placings at State FFA last week.

March 22, 2009 Dora School News

FFA resultsCongratulations to FFA sponsor, Kit Pettigrew, and his judging teams for their wins at the recent contest in Roswell.

Engagement: Pettigrew/Osburn

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Kit and Ann Pettigrew of Dora announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, D’Shawn Pettigrew of Portales to Kerry Osburn of Clovis, son of Randy and Cindy Osburn. The couple will exchange vows at 7:30 p.m. July 19, 2008, at 1917 Sycamore. A reception will follow at the same address. The bride-elect is a 2005 [...]

Local Briefs March 9, 2008

Kit Carson coming to ENMUHampton Sides, acclaimed author of “Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West,” will speak in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Monday. There will be a meet-and-greet from 4-4:30 p.m., [...]

June 19, 1980

• City crews installed the last of four new civil defense sirens at the four corners of Portales. • Grand opening specials at the Alco Discount Store included a king size lunch kit for $4.99 and an electric can opener for $8.99 • Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Jane Alexander starred in the Academy Award [...]