Dora school rallies to support Lance Fletcher

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer DORA — Nearly all Dora school students, most of the teachers and several parents donned lime green “Hopping for Lance” T-shirts on Monday afternoon for a fun run. Proceeds from the hour-long run will benefit Lance Fletcher, a third-grade student at Dora who has osteosarcoma, a type of bone […]

Local Briefs Sept. 5

PNT Staff Report Fletcher fund established A fund has been established at the Portales National Bank to benefit Dora School student Lance Fletcher, according to bank officials.Fletcher is receiving cancer treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Cash or check donations can be made at either branch of the Portales National Bank: […]

Forensic experts testify in Novak case

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Defense attorneys for a Cannon airman accused of first-degree murder used the expert testimony of prosecution witnesses Tuesday to show forensic evidence collected indicates nothing more than Edward and Kimberly Novak were married and lived in the same house. DNA found under Kimberly Novak’s […]

Dora educator readies for deployment

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday in the Dora Schools Auditorium to wish high school teacher Joe Fletcher well as he prepares to be deployed overseas. Fletcher, a major in the Army National Guard, has been called to serve a 400-day tour in either Afghanistan or Iraq. He […]

Arbitrator decides in favor of dismissed Dora teacher

By Tony Parra Almost eight months after a Dora High School teacher was terminated from her job, an independent arbitrator has ruled she was wrongfully discharged. Stuart Shanor of the Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor and Martin law firm in Roswell ruled Friday that Derinda Carter was wrongfully discharged by the district without just cause, according to […]

Oct. 31 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Flu So far we have been really lucky in our school. There may have been a few coughs or sniffles, but no flu that I know. Just hope their parents keep orange juice, pineapple juice and vitamins on hand to keep their immune system up. The only thing just remember to be […]

Former teacher has hearing in Dora

By Kevin Wilson DORA — A public hearing was held Thursday to determine whether a Dora High School teacher was properly discharged after a former teacher returned from a military committment. The hearing took place at the DHS auditorium. No decision was made Thursday and the board has 20 days to announce a decision in […]