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Articles from the July 8, 2005 edition

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It’s almost fair time again

The time is coming, and will soon be upon us, to get ready for the Curry County Fair. For some of you, that means nurturing a special vegetable or flower for the gardening competition. For others, it means a needlepoint project. And yet others, it...

 

7/10 Engagements, Weddings, Birthdays, Artist of the Month

Engagements James/Hodgen Louis and Elaine James of Nara Visa announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennie Marie James of Nara Visa, to Paul James Hodgen, of Roachdale, Ind., son of Abe and Shirley Hodgen of Roachdale,... Full story

 

An infamous day at Ricardo post office

The community of Ricardo, now lost to just memory, was 13 miles southwest of Fort Sumner. The Santa Fe Railroad put in a depot and a water station there when the Belen Cutoff was built. By 1908, a small town had sprung up and many wannabe settlers...

 

There’ll be hail to pay

H aving your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets, and torn rows of corn. Nor is it like suffering the death of a cat, the loss of a lizard,...

 

NMSU coach Mumme spreads word about Aggies

Hal Mumme was in the familiar role of recruiter Thursday morning in Clovis. The recently-hired New Mexico State football coach wasn’t going after players, however. He wants support of football fans and Aggie alums in eastern New Mexico. Mumme has...

 

Persistence pays off with success

Do you ever experience failures? Welcome to the crowd. When I make a mess of things I feel defeated. I have to remind myself I’m not perfect. Human beings do make mistakes but learning from those mistakes enables one to pursue success. I am...

 

At least some good news from Supreme Court

I f you, like us, are mourning the U.S. Supreme Court’s egregious eminent domain ruling that virtually gives fat-cat developers title to your home, there was some good news from the high court. One ruling allows music producers to go after the... Full story

 

Daily reminder: This is as good as it gets

I am writing this column on my veranda. The heat of the day is dissipating. Shadows are growing longer in the canyon to the south. The bottoms of the clouds are turning pink and the mountains to the east of the valley are glowing purple. Cindy is...

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    July 8, 2005

Terrorism hits home for some residents

A young Londoner in the 1980s, Claire Burroughes remembers the subway system of the famous city vividly. The underground transportation system, known as the “tube,” is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from the suburbs to the city,... Full story

 

Get over it: Blame game only brings shame

I spent the early part of my adult life playing the blame game. You know how that works. To quote my 3-year-old niece, Marissa, "It's not my fault!" Now that I've entered the 30-something years, tilting closer toward the big 40 in which I've been...

 

Singapore fighter squadron deactivated

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's paper incorrectly attributed information to Brig Gen. Voon Tse-Chow of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. The information should have been attributed to Brig. Gen. Ng Chee Khern. Following is the story as it sho...

 

Hail takes toll on cotton crop

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 ...

 

Tucumcari opts out of water project

Tucumcari is the latest entity to drop out of the Ute Water pipeline project. That means the number of members has dwindled from 12 to 8 for the $300-million proposed pipeline. Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield wrote a letter to Eastern New Mexico Rural...

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    July 8, 2005

Cotton crop damaged by hail

Todd Lingnau stands over his ruined crop of cotton on County Road 3 east of Farwell. Recent hail storms totaled the field, which Lingnau said should have been budding by now. (Staff photo: John Eisel) Hundreds of acres of cotton have been damaged or... Full story

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    July 8, 2005

Commission votes to regulate sale of some cold medicines

The camera documented the woman’s struggle with methamphetamine addiction. She was 31, youthful and bright-eyed when she was first photographed by police. By the age of 41, she had aged unrecognizably: Her skin creased with wrinkles, her hair...

 

Historic tiles undergoing restoration

Kenneth McMahan examines a tile bearing the insignia of his World War II cavalry regiment on Thursday morning at his home. He purchased the tile more than 20 years ago for placement on the Lyceum...

 

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