Honor rolls — April 3

Melrose Elementary First grade April Arenivar Aiden Aikman Brody McAlister Paityn Nicholson Johanna Roybal Katelynn Skinner Matthew Tello

Portales past: June 14, 1960

June 14, 1960: Skinner’s Boot Shop, 112 S. Ave. A, claimed to have some good ideas for Father’s Day — Tony Lama boots (a western favorite for more than 40 years already), Hereford saddles ($155 and up) and Levi’s blue jeans (“guaranteed — a new free pair if they rip.”)

Nov. 16, 1967

In the Portales News-Tribune, Skinner’s Western Store advertised shark skin boots for $55.

It’s Their Job: Myra Skinner

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Name: Myra Skinner Job: High school math teacher at Dora High school. Background: Skinner has taught geometry, pre-algebra, algebra II and advanced math for 20 years. She also taught at Three Way in Maple, Texas, and Clovis High School. Time on the job: Ninth year at Dora Q. Describe what your job entails?A. Teaching the […]

Dora student wins rodeo state title

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Myra Skinner said her son, Jesse Clark, has had a rope in his hands ever since he could walk, and maybe that’s why he won the boys All-Around Championship in the New Mexico Junior High Rodeo Finals held Friday and Saturday in Lovington. The 13-year old eighth-grader from Dora […]

Dora boys move to 5-2

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines raced out to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first half on their way to a 51-13 victory over the Dora Lady Coyotes on Tuesday night. Kelsey McKinney led the Lady Coyotes with nine points while Faith Martin paced Texico with nine points. Lori Richardson […]

Rollercoaster of emotions comes with vote process

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor The day before the Defense Base Closure and Realignment hearings opened in Washington, Gov. Bill Richardson was exchanging high fives and feeling confident Cannon Air Force Base could be spared from closure. One day later, that optimism gave way to uncertainty and concern, and Cannon backers said they weren’t sure […]

6/5 Life Story

By Laurie Stone PNT Correspondent Wilma Skinner was the type of person that lived her life doing things right. According to family members, Skinner was a treasure of influence to all those that knew her because of her generous nature and wise counsel. She died April 23, 2005, at the age of 88 from complication […]

Lady Coyotes will build around seniors

PNT Staff DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes will build around three experienced seniors this season. The team graduated two seniors and two other girls moved, but coach Myra Skinner is looking for improvement after the Lady Coyotes went 7-18 (4-6 District 3-1A) last season. “We’ve got some seniors who have a lot of playing […]

George Kizer Life Story

By Laurie Stone George Kizer was the oldest of eight children in his family. It was said of him by family members that he had a work ethic that was strongly unique. Kizer was a cotton farmer for most of his life. His sister Lena Judah, said he loved to farm the sand.” George W. […]