Making the grade

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Twenty years ago, the cotton that sprouted in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico could be used to make a limited number of items because the quality was poor. But farmers these days are celebrating a higher quality product, according to many in the industry. Regionally grown cotton, once used […]

Oct. 14 Obituaries

Jane Anne Stinnett Services: 11 a.m. (MDT) today at the First United Methodist Church of Lubbock Jane Anne Stinnett, 72, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock following a long battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Portales to Marion and Elizabeth Stinnett. She graduated from […]

Hail takes toll on cotton crop

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Hundreds of acres of cotton have been damaged or destroyed by hail damage in West Texas over the last week, according to area cotton farmers. Todd Lingnau said out of the 1,500 acres he has planted, 120 of them will make a decent harvest — that’s because they were in […]

June 1 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael All around the Milnesand area has had rain and hail the past week. Elton Parkinson just to the north of the store had about two-and-a-half inches of rain and quite a bit of marble size hail. To the south a couple miles Barbara and Wiley Teel got about three-and-a-half inches of rain […]

Cotton crops affected by rain

By David Irvin Farwell farmer Randy Cain said there’s little chance his cotton crop will produce quality T-shirts this year. And the more it rains the greater the chance his 220 acres of cotton will produce nothing more than yarn. The clock is ticking for Cain and other area cotton farmers. Wet weather over the […]

Filming provided memories

Editor’s note: Cotty Chubb, a producer of the “Believe In Me” movie filmed in eastern New Mexico this fall, recorded a few fragments of his memories of our part of the world. In his words: • The girls showing up on set complaining of soreness. Too much training? No, they’d been riding the mechanical bull […]

Movie crew makes rounds in Portales

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By Kevin Wilson A group is working on bringing “Believe in Me” to theaters across the country next year. Kim Huffman hopes the group believes in Portales and its surrounding communities later this month. Members of Believe Productions spent some time in the Portales area Thursday afternoon, as Huffman showed them around. “They’re looking at […]

May 5 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Praise the Lord for more rain in the area. There was some hail but no bad damage reported so far. A few miles over in Lea County they had quite a hail storm and damage to homes, etc. Houseguest Sherri and Hershell Carmichael had her parents, Ray and Joan Zanday from Deming, […]