Clovis experiencing wettest November in recorded history

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Water drains from a field at Guy Leeder Softball Complex in April. (Staff file photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Local farmers are holding out hope that the rain will stay away in the coming weeks so they can continue to harvest cotton. But the National Weather Service is predicting wetter than normal weather […]

Wet weather dampens cotton outlook

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Rain soaked cotton remains on the plant in a field south of Melrose. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Farwell farmer Randy Cain said there’s little chance his cotton crop will produce quality T-shirts this year. And the more it rains the greater the chance his 220 acres of cotton […]

‘Believe’ makes great memories

By Cotty Chubb: Special to CNJ Editor’s note: Cotty Chubb, a producer of the “Believe In Me” movie filmed in eastern New Mexico this fall, recorded a few fragments of his memories of our part of the world. In his words: • The girls showing up on set complaining of soreness. Too much training? No, […]

Farmers see cotton study come to life on field day

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Randy Boman, an agronomist from Lubbock, checks the boll load in James Brown’s field north of Progress on Thursday during the cotton field day. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer PROGRESS, Texas — The farmers and researchers who gathered north of Progress early Thursday morning know there is much more to […]

Brown, Bonnie

Bonnie Brown Services: Have been held. Bonnie Brown, 73, of Carlsbad died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest-Northgate Unit in Carlsbad. She was born and raised in Portales, where she graduated from high school. She married Pryde Brown on July 31, 1948, in Portales. The couple moved to Carlsbad in […]

Hall, Adonis Lloyd “Cotton”

Adonis Lloyd “Cotton” Hall Services: Have been held. Adonis Lloyd “Cotton” Hall, 68, of Childress, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, in Childress, Texas. He was born on Aug. 22, 1935, in Childress. He married Barbara Fuller on May 20, 1960, in Clovis. He was a radio announcer and general manager for 30 years. For […]

Some yearnings bring little satisfaction

By Judy Brandon When my mother told me about her old friends calling from Missouri last week, I could not help but remember our two families’ trip together to the Missouri State Fair in 1958. Their two children, who were the same ages as my sister, Susie, and me, made our outing more exciting. The […]

Weather hasn’t been friend to this year’s cotton crop

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Monti Vandiver, integrated pest management extension agent for Parmer and Bailey counties, holds a cotton plant damaged by the weather Tuesday in a field north of Farwell. By Gary Mitchell FARWELL — After a month of devastating winds, rain, hail and blowing sand, area cotton farmers are now hoping for just a little sunny weather. […]

Rain storm is hail on some farmers

By Mike Linn A surge of timely rain in Roosevelt County and some unwelcomed hail near the Texas state line over the weekend has brought both joy and unrest to local farmers. While the rain over the weekend was a welcome commodity to the west side of the sun-baked county, hail on the east side […]