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November 15, 2005

South County News

Holiday feast

On Dec. 4 the community of Causey will gather after church in their village and enjoy a delicious “Two season” feast in the Causey Community Building. The feast will be at 1 p.m. to give those who attend church in Portales time to come following their worship services up there.


Commodities will be distributed today in both Causey and Milnesand. Everyone needs to check with those in charge, Marcell Merrick in Causey and Barbara Teel in Milnesand to find out about times in each area.

Elevator report

The Rogers and Three Way elevators are really busy taking in grains as they are being harvested. Most all fields are gradually being completed. The cotton is going to be ready as soon as the leaves are gone. The fields have never looked whiter where they have defoliated some so farmers can go ahead and start strippers. There are quite a few fields finished over Texas way and the modules are clean and white looking since there has been no bad weather.

Road work

Work on the highway south through Dora and on is coming along now. The “hold ups” are not as long now for the escort drivers to get back and get the next motorists in line going.

Dora News

Thanksgiving season here

The weather has finally cooled off and a few birds are leaving for warmer areas during our winter cold. There will be a Thanksgiving dinner at school Thursday; one in the Causey community building on Dec. 4 and there will be a “holiday feast” for Christmas too. The Dora Baptist Church is planning a turkey and ham dinner and with all the trimmings on Sunday.

Family Alumni Night

Saturday was a very busy and enjoyable time for this whole area. The junior high boys had a basketball scrimmage against Portales at 4 p.m. which was followed by a feast of food catered by Marks from Portales. Then there was a lady’s alumni game at 6 p.m. The ladies won their game, then the men’s alumni game followed that and the men lost. The only father and sons on the men’s team were Dennis and Kolby Tollett and Bill and T.J. Cathey. Ben and Dan Massey sang the National Anthem before the games. They are students at Dora High School and sons of Michael and Peggy Massey.


Commodity distribution in Dora will be today at the C & S station building. They will be in the afternoon so as to give them time to get out to Dora.

Floyd News



Darcee Chenault (18); Holly Chandler (4); Panny Bigler; Delbert Rector; John Kropp

Upcoming Events

l Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.

l The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building.

History Update

Members of the Floyd Methodist Church are in the process of updating their history book. Items needed are pictures, articles, and stories from 1970 to the present. If you have any of these you would like to contribute, please contact Sherry Fahrenkrug at 478-2574.

Church News

Sunday School at Floyd Baptist Church is at 9:45 a.m. and Church Service is at 10:45 a.m. There are now Sunday School classes for grades 1-6 as well.


Commodities will be available at the Bethel Baptist Church Friday afternoon. For more information, call Adrella Evans at 356-9042.

Basketball starts

The first home basketball game of the season will be Nov. 22 against Clovis Christian. Varsity Girls start at 4:30 p.m. The Booster Club will be selling T-shirts and other Bronco items. There will be a dance following the game as well.

Cheerleaders at parades

Cheerleaders Darcee Chenault and Becca Blue will be participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade next week in New York City. The parade will be broadcast on NBC. Cheerleader Amanda Meyers will also be participating in the Thanksgiving parade in Houston, Texas.

Jennifer Essary can be reached at 478-2846 or by e-mail:

Elida News

FFA Parliamentary Law

Several Elida students participated in District IV FFA Parliamentary Law contest Nov. 16. Results next week.



The Elida High School Drama Class is busy rehearsing for their production of three one-act plays from David Ives’ “All In The Timing.” The show will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the high school cafeteria. Gourmet desserts will be served. Michele Chambers will make her directoral debut.

“The plays, which allude to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, are smart and funny. The audience will enjoy the charm and talent with which the students perform,” Chambers says.

Basketball schedules

Basketball schedules are out and may be picked up in the high school office. The first home game is Nov. 29 against Tucumcari at 3 p.m. Junior varsity boys and girls and varsity boys and girls will be playing.

Wind farm tour

Monday grades 1-8 will be taking tours to the new wind farm project. On Tuesday, grades 9-12 will be touring. Everyone is very excited about getting to see the project up close. Thank you to Audrey Powell for making the arrangements and designing the schedule.

National Honor Society

National Honor Society induction ceremonies were held Tuesday in the high school cafeteria. New students inducted for the 2005-06 school year were: Jewlie Paiz, Wesley Gilmore, Christyn Lee, Samantha Hudson, Tom Sullivan, and Janice Taylor.


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