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.

Trees that keep giving

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By Eric Butler Some Clovis residents don’t just buy their Christmas trees for the holiday season. Their purchase is for the duration. A tree farm outside the city, operated by Joe and Jill Whitehead, supplied about 70 Clovis families their Christmas trees this year. When the festivities are done and the lights come down, these […]

Tapia, Salomon

SALOMON TAPIA Services: Have been held. Salomon A. Tapia, 77, of El Paso, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2003, in El Paso. He was born on July 5, 1926, in La Masa de los Cobs, to Jose Isabel and Rufina Aragon Tapia. He was raised in Moriarty where he attended school. He married Eloisa Gallegos […]

Lowe, Olen

Lowe, Olen Services: Have been held. Olen Lowe, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Fairplay, Mo., to Nora and Walter Lowe. Mr. Olen moved to Texas when he was young, and lived in Borger for several years, where he […]

Pearl Holbrook

PEARL HOLBROOK Services: Have been held. Pearl Frances Holbrook, 90, died Oct. 9, 2003 at St. John’s Living Center in Jackson, Wyo. She was born Dec. 26, 1913, to Henry and Grace Curtis. Her parents homesteaded in Roosevelt County in 1906. Mrs. Holbrook attended school in the Fairfield community south of Texico/Farwell. At 15, she […]

Farmers and ranchers dabble in ‘show biz’

STAFF & WIRE REPORTS His family has spent generations farming. He has been seeding and reaping all his life. And Jim Anderson can’t quite get over the fact that now he is in the entertainment business. “They never would have imagined,” he said of his father and uncle, who bought their 200-acre farm outside Erie, […]

Company plants seeds for wind turbine farm

By Angela Peacock Taking advantage of New Mexico’s most abundant natural resource — the wind — Caprock Wind, LP announced its plans Tuesday to install up to 80 wind-driven turbine generators near Tucumcari. The wind farm, which will be located about 20 miles southeast of Tucumcari, is the second of its kind for Quay County. […]

Stockard, Toynette

Toynette Stockard Services: Have been held. Mrs. Toynette Stockard, 87, of Portales, died Friday, June 13, 2003, in Dallas. She was born on Aug. 14, 1915, in Brookline, Greene County, Mo., to Maude and William Batson. She married Harold Stockard on Aug. 27, 1933. Early in their marriage they visited one of Harold’s uncles on […]

The soul needs more than whitewashing

By Judy Brandon Summer reminds me of the days spent with our cousins who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. Susie and I always looked forward to visiting there because it was just like going to a place that was hidden from the world. Our cousins always had so many great things to do. […]

Mullins, Jim

Jim Mullins Services: Hve been held. Mr. J.L. “Jim” Mullins, 45, of Rogers, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1957, in Muleshoe, to Nelda and George L. Mullins. He married Kellye Love on Nov. 29, 1993, He grew up in the Dora area and graduated from Dora High […]