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 […]