Blenkin, Ivan

Ivan Blenkin Services: No services will be held. Mr. Ivan L. Blenkin, 64, of Farwell, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Feb. 2, 1939, in Wynona, Mo. He joined the Air Force in 1955. He retired at Cannon Air Force Base as a Master Sergeant in 1979. He […]

Unbeaten Farwell may get test

By Dave Wagner SO FAR, SO GOOD for the Farwell Steers. Off to a 3-0 start — and relatively healthy with a smallish roster — second-year coach Jacob Thompson thinks his team may face its stiffest test to date on Friday night at Sundown. “We need this,” Thompson said of the upcoming task. “We need […]

Steers off to solid start

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Farwell junior wide receiver Robbie Tabb pulls in a catch in front of Petersburg defensive back Chris Ovalle during the second half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell took another step Friday to proving its doubters wrong. And they did it the hard way, scoring the go-ahead […]

Friday area prep football roundup

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — The Farwell Steers took advantage of a bad punt snap by Petersburg for the deciding touchdown early in the fourth quarter Friday night and edged the Buffaloes 14-7 in their home opener. With the ball on their own 21, the Buffaloes punt snap sailed over the head of junior Bobby Rosas […]

Farwell battling numbers game

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The Farwell Steers didn’t even make it to their first scrimmage before being hit by the injury bug. Senior Cale Stevenson, penciled in at running back, is out for the year due to a concussion and sophomore Logan McFarland, one of three players competing at quarterback, tore an anterior cruciate […]

Ortiz, Tina

Tina Ortiz Services: Have been held. Miss Tina Louise Ortiz, 31, of Farwell, a cashier, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 23, 1972, in Muleshoe to Manuel and Janie Garza Ortiz. She graduated from Farwell High School in 1991. Family members said she loved softball, Spanish […]

Bring on the pads

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Farwell High junior linebacker Rowdy Mitchell fires out of his stance during sprints. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell High senior Grant Gregory says football practice doesn’t really get started until he puts the pads on. He and his Farwell teammates still have to wait two more days to start hitting. […]

Texas preps begin grid workouts today

By Dave Wagner High school football practice begins today in Texas, and the three area programs have something in common: All are trying to improve on 4-6 records from 2002. David Wood begins his eighth season at Muleshoe, which went to the Class 3A semifinals three years ago but is coming off its first sub-.500 […]

Towns celebrate border connection

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Devon Rose, 4, of Farwell, dressed as Uncle Sam, points to the start of the parade as and Emily Autrey, 4, of Texico, dressed as Betsy Ross, waves to the emergency personal during Saturday’s parade at the 37th annual celebration of Bordertown Days. By Janet Bresenham Stephanie Vega, 13, enjoyed everything about Saturday’s 37th annual […]

Hands across the border

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Eight-year-old Farwell resident Tait Cooper’s bike entry is decorated with “Border Town Days or Bust” as Border Town Days bicycle decorating judge Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, looks at an entry from Tracy Hughes’, 10. By Darrell Todd Maurina Many people like to keep track of how many people come to their community festivals. Mike Pomper, chairman of […]