Business digest — Jan. 17

Grady rancher reappointed Wesley Grau of Grady was reappointed to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, the national board that administers the Beef Checkoff program, by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in late December. This will be the second three-year term for the Grady rancher, who was elected board chairman last August. Grau […]

First person: Rancher continues family legacy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Wesley Grau of Grady has been involved in the family cattle business since 1963, after he graduated from New Mexico State University. Wesley Grau’s reign as New Mexico Cattleman of the Year is close to ending. The lifelong Grady resident operates the family ranch with his brother Lane. Five generations […]

Our people: Enjoying the cowboy life

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LILIANA CASTILLO: Freedom New Mmexico Wesley Grau was born and raised in Grady on the Grau Ranch about a mile south of Grady that has been there since 1907. Wesley Grau of Grady was named the 2009 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. Grau said the members of NMCGA vote […]

In tribute: Businessman found strength in faith

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In his 31 years, Marcus Grau built a successful business and had a short college basketball career. However, his proudest accomplishments weren’t the points he scored or the sales he made, but the wife and children he came home to every day. “His family always came first,” said Marty […]

Grady powerless in fight against cold

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A Farmer’s Electric Cooperative Crew worked north of Grady on Monday replacing poles and lines that were weighted down and broken by ice from the recent ice storm. (CNJ Correspondent Photo: Martha Hardwick) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer More than a dozen people in the outskirts of Grady have been without power since Saturday […]

Small animals cause big problems for farmers

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleA population explosion for prairie dogs has intensified what is a constant struggle for Curry County farmers and ranchers. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Uninvited guests are wreaking havoc on Wesley Grau’s land. True, prairie dogs inhabited the grasslands of North America long before Grau began farming and ranching in […]

Starcher, Rebecca “Becky”

Rebecca Mae “Becky” Owen Starcher, 90, of Carlsbad, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, in Clovis. She was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Maury County, Tenn., to Joseph Ellis and Odie Elizabeth Bryant Dodson. She married Walter Emmett Owen and, after his death, she married Roma “Red” Starcher. She came to Carlsbad in 1968 from Clovis. […]

Weddings: Grau-Byrem (11/13 week)

Meghan Aleese Grau of Clovis and Lt. Blair William Byrem IV of Clovis were joined in marriage on Aug. 5, 2005, at Quail Run in Santa Fe. The Rev. Rody Chesser performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wesley and Elnabeth Grau of Grady. She is the granddaughter of Madie Teel and the […]

Teel, George

George Teel Services: Have been held. George Olin Teel, 87, of Hope, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in Artesia. He was born on Nov. 21, 1916, in Hope, to George Samuel and Elna Stem Teel. He married Madie F. Reeves on Feb. 12, 1941, in Elk. He was a rancher and member of Hope United […]

Weddings 2/29 – Black, Lopez

Black Micah Lebeth Grau and Eric Stanley Black, both of Lubbock, were joined in marriage on Jan. 2, 2004, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. The Rev. Paul Burwash and the Rev. Rody Chesser performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wesley and Elnabeth Grau of Grady. She is the granddaughter of George […]

Golf fills religious gulf in Kenya

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International Cooperating Ministries used funds from a Clovis golf tournament to help Kenyan Christians build this church in East Africa. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry […]

Cow pasture golf event offers fun for duffers

By Gary Mitchell Imagine hitting a golf ball 150 yards into a 9-foot stock tank for a hole-in-one. That will be possible during what’s being touted as the “First Annual Tee-Off for God” golf tournament at the Frio Draw Country Club north of Clovis starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 6. Never heard of the Frio […]