Mustangs clinch top seed with win over Hounds

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Fifth-ranked Midwestern State broke open a close game with a 14-2 run over a five-minute stretch early in the second half and the Mustangs went on to a 79-64 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night to clinch the top seed in next week’s Lone Star Conference […]

Business digest — Sept. 27

Clovis man elected to board The American Seed Trade Association elected Blake Curtis of Clovis as first vice chairman of its Board of Directors for the 2011-12 fiscal year. Curtis is senior vice-president of Curtis and Curtis, Inc., a family-owned agricultural business in eastern New Mexico. The business was established in 1956 to supply native […]

a view from under the pew: the legend of the easter seed

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the legend of the easter seed boss i don t know if you ve […]

God equips those he calls to his service

Easter is later than usual this year but still Easter eggs and baskets and other Easter items line the shelves in stores. Baby chicks and ducks are for sale in the seed and farm stores and commercials about getting grass in shape for the summer appear on the television. A certain excitement is evident with […]

AgSense: Roundup Ready Alfalfa should be available in 2011

By Leonard Lauriault: NMSU forage agronomist The development of Roundup Ready Alfalfa represents a significant innovation allowing for more effective weed control and lower overall herbicide use with lower toxicity to applicators, as well as reduced use of environmentally-damaging herbicides. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service deregulated RRA, […]

Seed cooking, beaded jewelry featured

Information on speed cooking, finishing a storage chest and making decoupage art will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri will share two five-minute recipes in a segment she calls “Speed Cooking.” Her company is The Healthy Housekeeper Inc. in Overland Park, Kan. Bruce Johnson is […]

Wheat variety selection important

By Rex Kirksey: NMSU More than with any other crop, it seems that producers of wheat save their own seed from year to year, rather than purchase seed for planting. That practice may not always be a sound business decision. As producers look for opportunities to reduce input costs, saving money on purchased seed may […]

Ag Sense: Proper seed selection can pay off at harvest

By Rex Kirksey With the recent changes in the economics of farming, every decision that affects the farm’s profitability needs to be made wisely and carefully.

Dairies spur alfalfa production

By Leonard Lauriault: Ag Sense Alfalfa acreage continues to increase in the Texas counties west of I-27 and Curry and Roosevelt counties despite the declining availability of water for irrigation in the region. This increase is directly related to an increase in the number of dairies in the area. Although alfalfa may not produce as […]

Coaches surprised by seedings

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The Clovis Wildcats were seeded No. 5 by the New Mexico Activities Association selection committee Sunday. The Lady Cats earned a No. 2 seed as well. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After the New Mexico Activities Association released the seedings for the round of 16 in the state basketball […]

Friday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Girls * With the No. 2 seed in the District 3-1A tourney on the line, Melrose juniors Toni Burdine and Kimberly Lyons each sank a free throw in the second overtime as the Lady Buffaloes beat Fort Sumner 34-33 at Melrose. Senior Zanessa Dodd led all scorers with 15 points for Melrose (16-9, […]

AgSense: Planting plans should begin before harvest

By Rex Kirksey: Guest columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we all hope the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management tool […]

CHS readies for postseason

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats head into the Class 5A playoffs with no fear of higher seeded teams. After all, they’ve already beaten the tournament’s top-ranked squad, Carlsbad, in district play. The Cats (11-14) drew the 13th seed and play Saturday at fourth-seeded Cibola (21-4-1) in the tournament’s first round. “I […]

Cats’ coach uphappy with No. 9 seed

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Senior Devin Sweet and his Clovis High teammates, seeded ninth in the Class 5A boys state playoffs, travel to Albuquerque to play Valley in a regional game on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters isn’t sure his defending Class 5A state champion […]

Portales pulls into tie for first

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Portales junior Chance Sherburne hits a layup as Ruidoso’s Ted LaCoe goes for a block during Friday’s game at Portales High School. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers After the Portales Rams thumped Ruidoso, forcing a three way tie for first in Division 4-3A, Warriors coach Billy Page said it certainly did […]

Making the grade

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CNJ Photo: Eric Kluth Mike Ware, of Bovina, strips cotton in a field owned by Gade D. Anderson Jr. Friday one mile west of Lariat. The field Ware was stripping was damaged by hail. Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Twenty years ago, the cotton that sprouted in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico could […]

Lady Cats draw Onate

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Clovis freshman Tarrah Sweet sets up a teammate during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament championship match against Hobbs. Sweet had 33 assists in the match. By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The state volleyball tournament brackets released Sunday yielded few surprises but much anticipation. “I think (the seeding committee) did a very good job,” Clovis coach […]

Portales makes bid for top seed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we […]

Amos: the easter seed tale

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and dashes. the easter seed tale boss i don t know if you ve ever had a talk with a mustard seed before […]

Clovis gallups to state

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats finished the regular season undefeated for the second time in school history. The problem is defending champion Mayfield also finished unbeaten, leaving a newly created seeding committee with the tough decision of choosing the top seed in the eight-team Class 5A girls state basketball tournament. […]