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 […]

Hopefuls for new reality show converge on Farwell

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Eleisha Murillo of Clovis, with daughter Ava, fill out a sheet for the show “Three Wishes” on Sunday at the Farwell Community Center. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Farwell Community Center was full of hopeful folks Sunday afternoon, all wishing for a better future with a little help from […]

Hispanic heritage lesson inspires students to try to rename a street

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Anne Corsey’s six-grade class at Bella Vista Elementary wanted to change the name of a nearby street. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A lesson in Hispanic heritage inspired sixth-graders from Bella Vista Elementary to honor civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Their efforts to rename Jefferson Street in honor of […]

In Tribute: Auctioneer known for wit

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer For more than 40 years, Haney Tate was known in the eastern New Mexico farm auction circuit for his dry wit. Tate started auctioning farm equipment about the time World War II was beginning and ran his business, Tate Auction Service, until about 20 years ago. Tate died Feb. […]

Sachs, Melvin

Melvin Sachs Services: Have been held. Melvin Sachs, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on June 18, 1914, at the XIT Excarbada Ranch House in the southwest corner of Deaf Smith County, Texas, to George and Clara Sachs. When he was 3 the family […]

Area students learn farm safety

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Third-graders from Clovis Christian School and Faith Triumphant School react to a controlled grain dust explosion Thursday during the Clovis Fire Department’s eighth-annual Farm Safety Day camp at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo by Eric Kl By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Bob Maher stood surrounded by about 30 third-grade students, crammed inside a […]

Kizer, George W.

George W. Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. George W. Kizer, 98, of Portales, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 23, 1906, near Hollis, Okla., to Phoebe Annie and John Strauther Kizer. He married Bernie “Bill” Helmer on April 15, 1933, in Portales. They lived in Oklahoma for […]

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 […]

Brothers died in WWII

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Jack Love and Seaman 1st Class Dan Love died on the opposite sides of the world during World War II, but their deaths enabled their widowed mother to petition for the discharge of a third brother, Clyde Love, who returned home to Clovis […]

Honors 2/8

Reid Doug Reid of Clovis, has been elected to his first three-year term as a member of the Farm Credit of New Mexico board of directors.