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South County News


Charlie Carmichael

Area farmers are all busy in some way from planting overdo repairing or replacing sprinklers that were recently destroyed in area storms.

The Corbins at Arch have their windows all replaced and are getting other repairs done. I’ve not heard of others besides the Davis family east of Arch who were as badly damaged as in that area.

Happy birthday

To Martha Lott, formerly of Dora, on her 93rd birthday this Friday. She still has two grandsons, Jim Bob and Houston Wall, living in this area. She moved to Portales years ago from their home place northwest of Dora.

Sweet 16

Marilyn Prewett will celebrate her 16th birthday this week. Her grandparents, Ivan and Eloise Prewett, came from Oklahoma for the occasion. They are formerly from this area.

Kenny and Gail Platte, former pastor and wife of the Dora Baptist Church, are pastoring in Oklahoma. The Platte’s youngest son, Kevin, is 16 now and the others are in the U.S. military. Keith is stationed in Berlin and Karl is in Iraq, near Baghdad.

Prayer concerns

•Rose Mary and Steve Kelly.

•Rick Wilcher, ill on Sunday.

•Jim Wall - cancer and chemotherapy.

•Ivy Wall Hays and Wall families in their loss of Bill recently.


Dora Baptist Bible school for children will be July 7-11. This will be in the evening this year, from 6 to 8:40 p.m. All children from 3 through the sixth grade can join.


The Milnesand annual July gathering is Sunday in the Milnesand Community Center. The program starts at 10 a.m. A covered-dish luncheon follows with an afternoon full of presentations and remembrances.

Charlie Sez

Don’t let guilty feelings over sins of the past, that God has already forgiven you of, cause you to resort to “stinken-thinken,” that keep you from being happy with all the blessings God has for your future happiness in Him.

Charlie Carmichael can be reached at 356-9104.


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