Sept. 11, 2007 Business Digest

Cotton research program available Cotton producer and importers who want USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service to conduct a referendum regarding the Cotton Research and Promotion Program can sign-up at their local Farm Service Agency office through Nov. 30. No action is needed if a continuance referendum is not desired. In March, USDA endorsed continuation of the […]

Tractors with trackers

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Matt Zachary, 25, of Farwell, programs Kendall Devault’s sprayer with a global positioning system console. Devault uses a GPS system to help lower costs and increase production on his farm. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers To fertilize and till his farm, Farwell’s Kendall Devault takes his directions from above — […]

June 1, 1965

Lawrence Rhodes was Clovis’ police chief. He was warning motorists to take extra precaution now that children were out of school for the summer. … Police reported that burglars had made off with change from a juke box and soft-drink machine in a building at 100 Merriwether. Also, a Clovis man reported 200 pounds of […]

Business Digest: Cotton grower receives honor

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Ryan Williams of Farwell was recognized by Bayer CropScience for producing more than 2,000 pounds of lint cotton per acre with its cotton seed, according to a Bayer news release. Williams was one of 78 growers honored for achieving one-ton yields on at least 20 acres in Texas and […]

Baby showers not just ladies’ affair

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The host of my sister Crisanta’s baby shower didn’t know we were supposed to play games until 10 minutes before the shower. Couldn’t blame him. How many men host baby showers? My cousin Eric staged his first baby shower last weekend, an event he promised to never do again despite […]

Faith guides relationships

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Commitment to and faith in your partner and God are the common thread to a lasting and enduring marriage for two Portales couples. “I think you need to have a commitment,” said Janet Collins, who has been married to husband Steve for 34 years. “There are good times and bad […]

Jan. 28, 1912

McCluskey Coal Yard claimed to have the “best and cheapest coal in town.” … Roy’s Cash Grocery was advertising 25-cent brooms for 10 cents. … Clovis was preparing to host a “scientific boxing bout” at the Lyceum Theatre. M.E. Hardy of Clovis was slated to referee the 15-round contest, which was to feature “a clever […]

Weather taking toll on cotton crop

By Betsy Blaney: The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Even after two straight years of bumper crops in Texas, cotton farmers like Billy Tiller are worried about the future. Tiller’s 5,000 acres are parched, thanks to triple-digit temperatures and one of the driest springs in the history of the nation’s top cotton-producing state. “I’ve never seen […]

Testimony details crime scene

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Airman Edward Novak II told emergency responders he found his wife dead in an upstairs bathroom with her head inside the toilet, according to testimony Tuesday from an agent with Cannon Air Force Base’ Office of Special Investigations. Special Agent Kelly Siler also said Novak told emergency responders the […]

Noble, Eldred

Eldred Allen Noble, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Dec.16, 1930, to Walter and Eula Cone Noble in Dimmitt, Texas. He married Verda Lou Watkins on Sept. 3, 1950, in Floyd. She preceded him in death. He married Marjorie Dutton Freeman on […]

Winds wreak havoc

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Winds that reached as high as 61 mph Sunday knocked down power lines on Norris Street. (Courtesy photo: Brad Drake) CNJ staff Firefighters had a busy day around the region on Sunday. In addition to the downtown fire in Clovis, an estimated 600 tons of cotton bur caught fire in Parmer County, closing a portion […]

Making the grade

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CNJ Photo: Eric Kluth Mike Ware, of Bovina, strips cotton in a field owned by Gade D. Anderson Jr. Friday one mile west of Lariat. The field Ware was stripping was damaged by hail. Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Twenty years ago, the cotton that sprouted in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico could […]

Stinnett, Jane A.

Jane Anne Stinnett, 72, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock following a long battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Portales to Marion and Elizabeth Stinnett. She graduated from Portales High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New […]

Cotton growers optimistic

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Cotton stands in a field beside the Parmer County Cotton Grower’s cotton gin waiting to be processed. Cotton yields have already shown an increase over last year’s production. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Spurred by a September heat wave, cotton production in the Texas High Plains is expected to surpass […]

West Texas residents seeing cotton rat resurgence

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer An eruption of unwelcome and unsightly visitors has disrupted the lives of residents in Parmer County and other West Texas communities. Rick Gilliland, USDA Wildlife Services representative, said favorable weather conditions have fueled a “population explosion” of the hispid cotton rat, an indigenous pest to west Texas and surrounding […]

Government farm programs hinder free trade

Freedom Newspapers One of mankind’s earliest inventions was agriculture. Growing their food rather than chasing it around or wandering in search of it enabled people to stay in one place. This stability allowed the development of other trappings of civilization: towns, trade, regional culture and government. But agriculture provided the foundation upon which all else […]

Cotton crop damaged by hail

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Todd Lingnau stands over his ruined crop of cotton on County Road 3 east of Farwell. Recent hail storms totaled the field, which Lingnau said should have been budding by now. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of acres of cotton have been damaged or destroyed by hail damage in […]

There can be no satisfaction without God

By Judy Brandon, Local Columnist When I was growing up, my parents had many good friends who were in seminary at the same time they were. I cannot help but remember a trip where our family and one other went to the Missouri State Fair in 1955. Their two children were the same ages as […]

Economy booming in Clovis

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Updated photo of construction on the cheese plant in November of this year. By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Property values in Clovis are on the rise, a surge in the residential home market has begun, gross receipts taxes made big gains, new businesses and restaurants moved into the area and one of the largest […]

Business feature: Area cotton farmers catching up on harvest after wet weather

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Cotton is harvested Saturday in a field off Texas Farm-to-Market Road 145 east of Farwell. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Warmer weather and sunnier skies have allowed the delayed cotton harvest to get back into full swing. However, cotton producers say the record yields predicted earlier this year probably won’t […]