Dairy attrition continues

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Ten dairies in Roosevelt and Curry counties have gone out of business since wholesale milk prices began dropping more than a year ago, a Dairy Farmers of America spokesman confirms. Walter Bradley, government and business affairs director for the DFA in Clovis, said five of the dairies were participants […]

Clovis’ Bradley nominated for Baptist board

Baptist New Mexican reports: Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Bradley, a member of Clovis’ Central Baptist Church, will serve until 2012 if he’s elected by messengers to the annual SBC meeting scheduled June 10-11 in Indianapolis. • • […]

Nov. 11, 1936

Mrs. J.D. Autry and Mrs. John Bradley Jr. traveled from Portales to Clovis and were visiting friends. … Oil was 10 cents a quart at Super Service, 411 W. Seventh St. … The city of Clovis commemorated Armistice Day with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. … The Tucumcari Rattlers football team played the […]

Cats, Trojans collide in season opener

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Clovis High senior Brian Mead breaks though a hole during the Wildcats’ practice on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats open the season today with a 7 p.m. contest against Mayfield at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Clovis High football team takes on Mayfield in the […]

Bradley, William

William L. (Bill) Bradley, 86, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1919, near Lake Arthur to Gertrude and Walter Leo Bradley. He attended school in the early grades in Lake Arthur before the family moved to Portales. He graduated from Portales High School in 1937. He […]

MAXED OUT?: Experts disagree on whether or not there’s room for more dairies in eastern New Mexico

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The number of dairy cows in Curry County has doubled in the past five years, and nearly doubled in Roosevelt County, according to a National Agriculture Statistics Service survey. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The presence of more than 120,000 dairy cows in Roosevelt and Curry counties does not […]

Cheese plant changes dairy landscape

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A semi-truck has the green light Thursday to enter the Southwest Cheese Plant southwest of Clovis. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a matter of months, the cheese plant lauded as an economic boon for Clovis and Portales will devour seven million pounds of milk per day. The demand has already […]

Overproduction sours milk prices

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A spokesman for Dairy Farmers of America said area dairy farmers are putting money into a fund that will purchase about 60,000 dairy cows this year in an effort to stabilize milk prices. “In order to keep stable prices we need about 9 million cows,” Walter Bradley said […]

Joy Ruth Bradley

Joy Ruth Bradley, 83, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born May 4, 1922, in Loraine, Texas, to Alma and Floyd T. Kennedy. Her family moved to Portales when she was a small child. She graduated from Portales High School in 1940. She was a nurse […]

Bradley-Ray, Ethel

Ethel Bradley-Ray, 91, of Hamilton, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, in Hamilton. She was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Purdy, Okla., to John and Belle Welch Beach. She married Jack Colbert Bradley in 1934. She married Forrest Ray in 1987. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Bradley; daughter, Kay Bradley; […]