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South County News, June 25


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 their home where all three tower sprinklers were destroyed on land just set up for irrigation.

Laverne Coffman in Causey said it was the worst storm she had ever seen in that area, lots of hail and wind.

Merle Corbin of Arch said she and Clifford came in from Lubbock after it was over and had glass, hail and water in their home.

Weldon and Mavis Carmichael said they had never seen a black turbulent cloud like the spied near Causey.

Most of the area got a good rain and that is something to be thankful for.

Ruby Parkinson said the worst of the clouds were all east of Milnesand, and as far as she knew, there was no hail in that area but was about 7/10 of an inch of rain.


Faith Elizabeth Forrer of Dora will celebrate her 1st birthday on June 29th. She is the daughter of Amanda Forrer and the great-granddaughter of Henry and Deana Torrer also of Dora.


To the family of Bill Wall, he was Ivy Wall’s Hays son, and a brother of Jim’s. He also has a son Rick Wall who moved here a year or so ago with his family. Other family members are Connie Roberts of Coleman, Texas, and Tammy Mardis of Canyon, Texas. Two nephews, Jim Bob and Houston, both live here with their families. He has two sisters in Texas and numerous other grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bill was making his home in Dora and was a great help to her.

Prayer request

Our military in Iraq, Tracey Christoff and Karl Platt, Dustin Carmichael in Africa and Will Bittick in Australia. Clovil Chunn in Portales Hospital (Sue Inge and Bo Chunn’s Dad), Tommie Bennett’s sister in Portales Hospital, Charlie Carmichael who had test last week in Portales Hospital, Jim Wall in Albuquerque last week for cancer test.

Charlie Sez: Our Lord doesn’t just want visitation rights with you; He wants permanent habitation in your heart so He can bless you abundantly every day.


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