Worst Nightmare by Kathy Leach
That is a phrase that I am sure most
of you are aware of. A mother's worst nightmare is a phone call
or a policeman at your door telling you that your child has been
in an accident and has lost his or her life. That is what happened
to me and my husband recently. Our only child Chris, age 26, died
on July 15, 2002 in an auto accident in downtown Birmingham. Without
God's help, love, and compassion I could never have survived.
I know this same thing has happened to some of our fellow Dora High
readers. I feel your pain. This experience has taught me that life
here on earth is only temporary. We never know how long we have
Most people take for granted that they are going to wake up every
morning and do all the things they need to do for the day. But that
is so wrong. I would have never imagined that at 11:30 am that day
I would never see my child again. Never hear his laughter, see his
smile or hear him say "Mom, please iron my pants, I'm late."
Roger, Kathy, and Zachery Leach
| One day your heart will stop beating.
That will be the end of your body, but it will not be the end of you,
then you will spend forever in eternity and eternity only offers two
choices: heaven or hell.
I thank God that a little over a year ago my child had chosen heaven
and God. That thought is the only thing that keeps me sane to know
he is with God now and enjoying heaven.
There is one thought I would like to leave with you that God deeply
loves you and desires your love in return. He longs for you to know
Him and spend time with him. Loving God and being loved by him should
be the greatest objective or goal of your life.
If I can help anyone please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy (Harris) Leach
Bulldogs Win Over Northside Rams 7-3, But Lose Big to Holt and Fayette
by Joe Moon
The tournament started well for Dora with
a 7-3 win over the Northside Rams on Friday. Then, things turned
horrible on Saturday. First, the Holt Ironmen beat the Bulldogs
19-9 and then the host team, Fayette Tigers beat the Bulldogs, 11-0
in 4 1/2 innings. Several players hit the ball well for Dora. Like,
Adam Creel, B. J. Phillips, and Jorge Williams, each having 3 hits
against Holt. Nate Corley and Blake Phillips had the only 2 hits
against Fayette, both doubles. Dora goes to 5-4 on the year. Next
games are Monday at home against Hanceville, then Tuesday at Hance-
ville for both varsity and B-team. These 2 games start region play
for Dora. Come on out and support your Dora Bulldogs. Go Bulldogs!!
Dora pitcher gets ready to face Fayett batter
||Dora High School Alumni News Being
The feedback is in and most of you are in favor of a DHS
News publication. I did have several folks who indicated that they
did not want their contact information published. Those wishes will
be honored. The intension is to give the alumni who do not have access
to computers the opportunity to get in on the fun.
Our goal is to have the paper published in time to hand out at the
April alumni reunion. We will also distribute copies at local businesses.
We will provide details later on how our out-of-town folks can get
There are several classes for which we do not have class lists.
If you have a classlist for any of these years, please forward them
to me and the email link below.
We plan to include some of the stories that we've run since the website
started in July but space in the publication is limited so if you
have a favorite story you'd like to see featured, please let me know.