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Birthdays: Dink Miller, Felecia Harvey.

Upcoming events

l Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6pm and games begin at 7.

l The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. Please note their will be no meeting on July 3 due to holidays.

Heritage Days

The Roosevelt County Heritage Days Festival is this weekend in Portales.


Commodities will be given out at the Bethel Baptist Church. Call Adrella Evans at 356-9042 for information.

Around town

Congratulations to Jason and Amanda Potter on the birth of their new baby girl. Gracie Ellen was born June 6. She was 9 lb., 8 oz. Gracie has a big brother, Brantley. Grandparents are Don and Linda Essary and Tom and Claryce Gainer. Jeff and Jennifer Essary are aunt and uncle and cousins are Shelby, Ch’ree and Chance. The Potters live in Lubbock. Amanda is currently building her own Beehive Home and Jason works for Stewart and Stevens.

South County News

There has been no showers or hail in the area for the past ten days or so and the report from residents in hot and dry. It doesn’t take many days of host sunshine and dry breezes to dry the grass and weeds out.

There was some hail with showers in the Garrison-Lingo area and was some damage to some of the young cotton, however did not have to replant and it is looking OK now.


Don Dicus says the liquid oxygen (vitamin O) he is taking is really helping him.

Loretta Dicus reports that her granddaughter, Ashley, is doing fine on her medication now and if she continues she will be able for her mother to bring her and her sister to Causey for about 3 weeks in July. Ashley just celebrated her 10th birthday recently.

Rowena Preuit reports her grandson, Lynn Preuit, is doing better. He was able, following his test last week, to return to his home in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Kristi Ledbetter is doing fine now.

Dora News

Some hail in the Dora area last Wednesday, and there were twisters reported in the area on across over Rogers as it moved on into Texas. I haven’t heard of any wheat getting hailed out but some was damaged as the storm moved across.


On June 2 Autumn Cathey was crowned 2005-06 Miss Junior Rodeo New Mexico. Autumn competed in a four-day contest, consisting of eight skill areas, with 10-12-year-old girls from across the state. As the only representative from Roosevelt County, Autumn was high point in appearance, personality, horsemanship interview, fashion, speech, written exam, and the press conference. Autumn will spend the next year promoting rodeo and animal welfare throughout New Mexico.


There are a group of youth that meet at the Dora Baptist Church for study, fellowship and refreshments each Wednesday at 6 p.m. They have bake sales and are going to have a garage sale later on all for the expenses of their mission trips.


Cade Cathey and Angel Ortiz are interested in doing lawn mowing and various odd jobs to make a little summer money. If you are interested call 477-2248 or 477-2284 for more information.


Joelie Cathey of Dora and Robin Cox of Milnesand are looking for a few cowgirls to represent the Roosevelt County Fair. Girls ages 6-22 can compete for the Sweetheart, Princess, or Queen titles. Competition includes riding a set pattern, presenting a speech, and interviewing privately with the judges. Anyone interested please come see what’s it all about at our “Ice Queen Social” June 20th, at 7 p.m., at the Roosevelt County Electrical Co-Operative’s Hospitality Room. For information, contact Robin Cox at 675-2371.


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