AgSense: Soil micronutrient deficiencies can affect hay quality

Forages are a significant component of ruminant livestock rations, but crude protein, fiber, digestibility and mineral content affect animal performance often requiring supplementation that leads to increased feed costs. These nutritive value components are often affected by the availability of minerals from the soil. Mineral nutrients are categorized by how much is needed for plant […]

Campus museums offer area’s history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers If you’re tired of driving, try visiting one or all of these Portales museums. There are several museums on the grounds of the Eastern New Mexico University campus, including the Roosevelt County Museum, Miles Mineral Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Roosevelt County Museum has its own building, […]

Clovis could learn from Texas town

By Grant McGee: Local Columunist I went to Midland, Texas, last weekend. It’s about four hours south-southwest of Clovis. It was a pretty nondescript trip across a nondescript part of the Llano Estacado and the Permian Basin. Along the way there were lots of wild sunflowers, pumpjacks and the gentle, wafting fragrance of raw petroleum […]

Chavez, Andrea

Andrea Chavez Services: Have been held. Andrea Faye Chavez, 49, of Mineral Wells, Texas, died on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1955, in Portales, to Clark and Ann Yandell Terry Rains. She married Alfred Chavez on July 14, 1973, in Oxnard, Calif. She was a regional manager […]

Pritchett, Benjamin Jr.

BENJAMIN PRITCHETT JR. Services: Have been held. Benjamin Franklin Pritchett Jr., 81, of Mineral Wells, Texas, a retired principal and teacher, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at a Mineral Wells hospital. He was born on Feb. 27, 1922, in Phoenix to Benjamin F. Sr. and Cora Lea Brandon Pritchett. He married Christine Ferguson on Nov. […]