U.S. appears headed for peanut surplus

Staff and wire reports ALBANY, Ga. — Peanuts in storage plus peanuts in the field. Right now, the United States has too many peanuts and that, experts say, could be bad news for the peanut commodity program unless something is done to whittle down the piles. “We’re afraid if we cost the government a lot […]

Sky-high gas prices hit hard

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Two tractor-trailers exit Love’s truck stop Wednesday afternoon. Increased gas prices have left most companies and government agencies with little short-term option but to absorb the cost. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Burgeoning fuel prices are gouging into budgets of private businesses and government organizations alike. With no end […]

Gas prices soaring statewide

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Gas prices continue to rise across the nation due to supply and demand issues. Clovis pump prices Sunday averaged $1.89 a gallon. By Monday morning, several local gas stations had increased prices to $1.96 a gallon. (CNJ staff photo: Leslie Radford) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer o Prices in Clovis jumped as much as […]

Cass, Mary Lee

Mary Lee Cass Services: have been held. Mary Lee Cass, 85, of Friona, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Prairie Acres in Friona. She was born on May 14, 1919, in Wellington, Texas. She married Kenyth Cass on May 11, 1935, at the First Methodist Church in Wellington. They farmed in Dodson, Texas, and Littlefield, […]

Snow can’t stop pride

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Players on the Cowboys in the junior division warm up in front of the heater during half time of their Play Inc. semifinal game against the Rams Saturday at Jim Hill Field. The tunnel effect was from condensation on the lens. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Snow was in the […]

Cox, Josephine

Josephine Cox Services: Have been held. Josephine Price Cox, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 30, 1915, in Mangum, Okla., to R.L. and Lela Williams. She moved to Texas with her family by covered wagon in 1922. She married Jeff Price in […]

Price, Ruth

Ruth Price Services: Have been held. Ruth E. Price, 82, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Portales. She was born on June 4, 1922, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Nora and ADon “Runt” Daugherty. She married Bill Price on Feb. 14, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to Portales 2 1/2 years ago to […]

SpaceShipOne launches new era of space flight

Freedom Newspapers Judging by the thousands of spectators who made the trek to the Mojave Desert to watch SpaceShipOne fly early Monday morning, a lot of people are still interested in space flight. The excitement in the crowd as the craft took off was palpable. Each milestone in the flight brought cheers from the throngs […]

Clovis having trouble keeping up with demand for housing

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Brothers jake, left, and John Neufeld work on a house under construction Monday at 3909 Springwood in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The housing market in Clovis is so tight that homes are selling nearly as fast as they are being built. In response, local real estate companies […]

Hounds WR expecting big year

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Fide Davalos is spun to the ground by defenders Will Smith (top) and Royal Bell during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico football scrimmage. Freedom Mewspapers photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Derrick Hunter is ready to step up his role this fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. And he thinks […]

Residents pumping for joy

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Joe Johnson, who said gas in California is still more than $2 a gallon for regular unleaded, fills up Sunday at the Shell station at the corner of Prince and 21st streets. CNJ photo by Loretta Kos. By William Thompson Clovis’ gas prices last week dropped to their lowest levels in three months, with most […]

Martha Stewart’s sentence light, but still not right

Freedom Editorial T he sentence was mild compared to what some legal experts had predicted; Martha- watchers had thought one year in prison would be the penalty. But Martha Stewart was sentenced Friday to serve five months in prison, five months of house arrest and two years of probation, and given a $30,000 fine. We’ve […]

Anglin, Catherine

Catherine Anglin Services: Have been held. Catherine Anglin, 90, of Amarillo, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at County Club Nursing Home in Amarillo. She was born on Nov. 25, 1913, in Paducah, Texas, to Willie and Maggie Thomas. She married Waddell Anglin. She was a homemaker. Family members said she loved activities, crafts, cooking and […]

What next? Ban on half-price air fares?

Suppose you saw a fat, old, ugly, cigar-smoking man married to a beautiful young lady; what prediction would you make about the man’s income? If you’re like most, you’d predict this guy has a lot of money. In effect, that fat, old, ugly, cigar-smoking man is telling the woman, “I can’t compete for your hand […]

Domestic sources of oil could help reduce gas prices

Freedom Newspapers Records are being broken in both the price per barrel of crude oil ($40.77) and the price per gallon of gasoline ($1.90 in Clovis on Wednesday), raising fears of inflation and economic slowdown, as well as grassroots calls for a national gas-buyers boycott. And so the political jousting naturally continues over who or […]

Buyers fuming over gas prices

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Average regular gasoline prices in Clovis have reached $1.70 a gallon, the highest in at least 15 months. Some gas stations, such as Wal-mart, offer a discount with the use of a special card. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Motorists are feeling the pinch as the price of gasoline continues to go […]

Area players could help ENMU this fall

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Their numbers are relatively small overall, but several area athletes could make noteworthy contributions to Eastern New Mexico University football next fall. First-team All-Lone Star Conference linebacker Jeff Howard of Portales and defensive end Larry Roybal of Fort Sumner, both of whom will be seniors, are already proven commodities. But veteran […]

Thank lobbyists for minimum gas prices

Walter Williams A couple of weeks ago, heading down to George Mason University, I pulled into my favorite Wawa gasoline station just off the Bel Air, Md., exit on I-95 South. At each of the 20 gasoline pumps, there was a sign posted that Wawa would no longer dispense free coffee to its gasoline customers. […]

Court lets $9 million judgment stand

Staff and Wire Reports A Clovis couple is happy the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal of a nearly $9 million judgment against a Utah developer stemming from a dispute involving the development of North Plains Mall in Clovis. “It’s been a long battle — 10 years,” said Armand Smith of Clovis. “We’re just happy […]

Price-gouging law will dampen charity

Walter Williams The Virginia Senate just passed the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act of 2004, which now awaits Gov. Mark Warner’s signature. In part, the act says, “During any time of disaster, it shall be unlawful for any supplier to sell, lease, or license, or to offer to sell, lease, or license, any necessary goods […]