Residents flock to Farwell for gas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Customers at Lowe’s in Farwell waited up to 25 minutes for $3.69 regular gasoline Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Janice Green picked the right day to come to town. Green and her family live 14 miles east of Farwell and limit their trips to the city. She was […]

June 1, 2008 Engagements

Franse-Carter James Franse of Farwell and Susan Franse of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Julie Nicole Franse, to Will Scott Carter, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Marilyn Carter of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 12, 2008, at Hotel Albuquerque. The reception will […]

May 25, 2008 Weddings

Finch-Boling Laurie Kathryn Finch of Sacramento, Calif., and Michael Jay Boling of Farwell were joined in marriage March 29, 2008, at a men’s club in Sacramento. The Rev. Joe Magliato performed the Christian wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Christine Finch of Garden Grove, Calif. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Farwell senior will attend West Point

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the fall. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Spurred by a sense of patriotism instilled by her parents and a love for a challenge, Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West […]

First person: No masking her excitement

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Courtesy photo Farwell’s Ashley Hartzog fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming Texas Tech’s mascot, the Masked Rider. Farwell’s Ashley Hartzog has fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming the Masked Rider, the Texas Tech University mascot. She said it’s the biggest thing that has ever happened to her. The Masked Rider rides a horse called Midnight […]

Egg processing plant on way

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer An egg-processing plant near Farwell will soon be operational. The Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods plant began construction in September 2007, and recently had its first delivery of baby chicks, said Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer. The company hatches the chicks at its hatchery in Mendenhall, Miss., then […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Anniversaries

Fulcher Pete and Tommie Fulcher of Farwell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 26, 2008, in Lubbock, Texas. A family dinner was hosted by their children. The couple was married January 25, 1958, in Lubbock, Texas. They have two children and five grandchildren. He is a farmer. She is employed at the Farwell branch of […]

Beware the full moon (again)

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Ardyth Elms is convinced the full moon has some kind of mystical power. “I worked in a mental hospital for the criminally insane for 23 years and, yes, it really affects people,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I think if […]

Little pig herder

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Kolter Henderson, 3, attempts to move a pig during the Farwell Junior Livestock Show’s peewee showmanship event.

Texico man dies of electrocution

CNJ staff A 44-year-old Texico man was electrocuted Sunday afternoon in Farwell while cleaning water out of a basement at a residence on Highway 292, police said. Rocky Horton died at the scene, according to Farwell Police Chief Scott Burton. Burton said police and paramedics tried to resuscitate the victim for 35 minutes using CPR […]

Dec. 9, 1919

With the announcement of the settlement of a coal strike, Clovis’ City Council announced restrictions on electricity would soon be lifted. … The Farwell Inn in Farwell was destroyed by fire. … Brothers Joe and A.W. Skarda sold their Skarda Hardware Co. to the Roberts-Dearborne Hardware Co. of Carlsbad. … Scott’s Emulsion, which contained cod-liver […]

11-2 Local football scores

Friday, Nov. 2 Clovis 28, Hobbs 7 — Final Portales 27, Ruidoso 13 — Final Melrose 72, Logan 0 — Final Floyd 42, Clovis Chr. 20 — Final Fort Sumner 49, Clayton 9 — Final Muleshoe 42, Bushland 17 — Final Bovina 42, Farwell 6 — Final Log onto www.varsitynow.com for local high school sports.

10-26 High school football scores

Portales 60, NMMI 0 Texico 42, Tucumcari 6 Ft. Sumner 55, Questa 0 Floyd 47, Logan 16 Melrose 53, Clovis Christian 12 Nazareth 20, Bovina 7 Sudan 35, Farwell 20

Work begins on Farwell egg plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Construction crews are digging the foundation in Farwell for what will be one of the biggest egg-processing plants in the Southwest. Mississippi-based Cal-Maine foods started the initial work on the plant about three weeks ago after receiving building permits last month, said company Vice President and Chief Financial Officer […]

Area prep scores

Freedom Newspapers Clovis 33, Palo Duro, TX 0 Slaton, TX 21, Portales 6 Texico 44, Loving 0 New Deal 10, Bovina 0 Smyer 28, Farwell 14 Fort Sumner 27, Capitan 14 Dora 52, Foothill 6 Tucumcari 39, Estancia 6 Menaul 38, Clovis Christian 28

Celebration spans states

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Mason Ketcherside, 6, of Farwell makes his way to the top of a 24-foot rock-climbing wall Saturday at the Farwell City Park during Border Town Days. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mason Ketcherside, 6, of Farwell inched higher and higher as his mother, Kristen Tunnell, coached him from about […]

Parmer County celebrates centennial

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CNJ Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Stormi Lookingbill of Friona roasts corn at the 100 year celebration of Parmer County. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent There was no school Saturday, with the possible exception being on the grounds near the Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell. At the Parmer County centennial celebration, residents from each of the […]

Business feature: Egg farm may be nesting in Farwell

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the breakfast tables and in the diners of America, millions enjoy eggs every day. In a few years, the citizens of Farwell may be enjoying them a little bit more. The Parmer County Commission recently gave a tax abatement to Cal-Maine Foods as incentive to construct a facility […]

Filming turns rivals into friends

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Hailey (Grimes) Richey of Farwell was one of several area residents who portrayed basketball players during the filming of “Believe in Me.” (CNJ file photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Allison Draper and her Melrose basketball teammates would hit the floor at the Farwell Invitational every December, she would never look forward to […]

Farwell woman killed in vehicle rollover

By CNJ staff A 34-year-old Farwell woman died Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover south of Texico, according to state police. Lourdes Garcia Mora was driving a 2001 Ford pickup south on State Road 348 about 5:30 p.m. with two of her children as passengers when she lost control of the vehicle, according to a […]