Anniversaries – Pennington

Bill and Bernice Pennington of Farwell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday. The couple were married July 25, 1946, in Portales. They have two children, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Both are retired.

Watson-Ketcherside

Rick and Joyce Ketcherside of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Preston Ketcherside, to Tiffany Watson, both of Lubbock. She is the daughter of Carrol & Karen Watson of Plainview, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at Plainview Baptist Church. The reception will be at the […]

Copley, W.T.

W.T. Copley, 78, of Muleshoe died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Duncan, Okla., he married Margie Staus on Aug. 4, 1951, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in the Muleshoe area most of his life. […]

McIntosh, Vivien I.

Vivien I. McIntosh, 71, of Farwell died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 18, 1935, in Wellsville, Ohio, to George and Inez Spriggs . She married Robert R. McIntosh on Oct. 24, 1953, in Wellsville. She was a homemaker. She and her husband were stationed at Cannon Air Force […]

Smith, Carolla

Carolla Smith, 93, of Farwell died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. Born June 28, 1912, in Childress, Texas, to Harvey and Mollie Summers, she was a longtime resident of Farwell. She married Albert H. “Blackie” Smith on Jan. 1, 1936, in Texico. She helped her husband on the family farm for many years. She […]

Magness, Flora M.

Flora Mae Magness, 93, of Farwell died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 8, 1913, in Conway, Ark., to T. F. and Minnie Wyatt Wortham. As a teen she moved with her family to McAllen, Texas, where she graduated from high school. In 1933, she married Joe Willis Magness. […]

Muleshoe school renovations approved

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Muleshoe voters overwhelmingly approved Saturday a $25 million bond for school district renovations and expansion. Also decided by vote Saturday were two seats on the Muleshoe, three seats on the Farwell and two seats on the Bovina School Boards and city council. Sixty-five percent of Muleshoe voters approved the […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

Bock, David

David Ray Bock, 54, of Farwell, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his home. Born May 5, 1951, in Eureka, Calif., to George and Rita Swing Bock, he married Wanna Leasa Menning on Aug. 7, 1999, in Farwell. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He moved from Greenville, S.C., to Farwell, where he […]

Johnson, K. E.

K. E. Johnson, 84, of Oklahoma Lane, Texas, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Feb. 23, 1922, he married Nettie Routon in 1941 in Knox County, Texas. He lived in Oklahoma Lane since 1954 after moving there from Munday, Texas. Family members said he liked to hunt and the […]

Meeks, Clarence “Slim”

Clarence “Slim” M. Meeks , 88, Farwell died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born April 4, 1918, in Farwell, Texas to Edward H. and Nannie Avo Meeks. He graduated from Oklahoma Lane High School in 1935. He spent five years in World War II in the 3rd Armored Division of […]

Burchett, Tinnie

Tinnie L. Burchett, 90, of Farwell died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Born May 12, 1915, in Field to James and Mint Roles Gibbs, she married John F. Burchett. She farmed with her husband at Grier for many years. She moved to Clovis in 1962. She was a member of Ranchvale Baptist […]

Farwell residents heading aid drive

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The land Brandon Embry farms was untouched by the grassfires that charred an estimated 750,000 acres of Texas Panhandle land in mid-March. Yet, the Farwell wheat and milo farmer has decided to donate some of his farming supplies to help rebuild what the fires consumed. And he is urging […]

Farwell, Bovina fill coaching positions

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer District 4-1A football rivals Farwell and Bovina will have new coaches leading their teams next season. Mark Anglin, the head coach at Class 1A Bartlett, Texas, has been hired at Farwell to replace Jacob Thompson. Meanwhile, Bovina promoted defensive coordinator Hector Guevara to take over for Kent Torbert, who […]

Ford, Jeanette

Jeanette Ford, 64, of Farwell died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock. She was born Oct. 22, 1941, in Clovis to Tom and Kate Atchley Lindop. She grew up in the Oklahoma Lane community and graduated from Farwell High School. She married Barthell Ford Dec. 23, 1960, in Farwell. After they married […]

Harding, Hurshel

Hurshel Rudolph Harding, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in Taylor County, Texas. He was born Oct. 22, 1929, south of Texico to R. “Nath” and Ethel Harding. He graduated from Farwell High School in 1947. He attended Texas Tech for three years, where he was a member of Saddle Tramps, then obtained a law […]

McCready, Edwin

Edwin Deryl McCready, 91, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. He was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Kiersey, Okla., to Edward and Althia McCready. He married Mary Lauice (Lois) Elrod in Durant, Okla., on April 26, 1942. He was a veteran, volunteering to fill a quota for the […]

Margaret Landrum

Margaret Landrum, 85, of Farwell, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born April 1, 1920, in Romney, Texas, to Samuel Patrick and Maud Downer McSwain. She married Jesse F. Landrum on Dec. 3, 1941, in Plainview, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Farwell. […]

Lovelace, Ann

Ann Lovelace, 82, of Farwell died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Odyssey Healthcare Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Snyder, Texas, to Grady and Hattie Nabors. She graduated from Ira High School in 1940 and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, earning a bachelor of science degree in home economics with […]

Farwell police chief moving on

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — Police Chief Robert Achterberg is moving to New Braunfels, Texas, to take a job as a patrolman. He said he took the job for family and professional reasons. “I will miss the overall community and all the people I met here,” said Achterberg, 50, who served in […]