Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]

Ag Sense: Consortium looks to increase dairy business

By G. Robert Hagevoort: ENMU diary specialist Eastern New Mexico and West Texas have seen tremendous growth in the dairy industry in the last several years. New Mexico ranks seventh in the nation in milk production, and will soon take over the No. 6 spot behind classic dairy states such as Wisconsin, California and Pennsylvania. […]

Schhol Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch —Corn dog, french fries, pickle spear, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs & toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch — Burrito/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, fresh watermelon and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice & milk. Lunch […]

Southwest Cheese showcases operation

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Gov. Bill Richardson talks with members of the Irish media Friday during Southwest Cheese’s grand opening. The Irish ambassador to the United States also attended the event. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This behemoth on the High Plains has evolved from a patch of caramel dirt scratched amid acres of […]

Driver cited in fatal accident

CNJ Staff The driver of a truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle accident July 24 near Pleasant Hill was cited last week for a moving traffic violation, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. John Folsom, 29, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of N.M. 77 and N.M. 108, Curry County […]

Q&A: Dairy man loves challenge

Editor’s Note: Albin Smith is a local dairy owner and a Curry County commissioner. Q: How long have you been in the dairy business? A: I came to Portales 30 years ago this month with 28 cows. Q: What does the dairy business mean to you? A: I like the cows, but I have come […]

Ag Sense: Dairy industry leads state’s agricultural activity

By Victor E. Cabrera: Guest columnist New Mexico residents not directly involved in the state’s growing dairy industry may not realize the dairy business is now the leading agricultural activity in the state and a top contributor to the national milk market. In fact, New Mexico is the seventh-largest milk-producing state, providing 7.1 (4 percent) […]

Dairy Fest big hit in first year

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Even thunder and lightning couldn’t stop Saturday’s Dairy Fest, which attracted more than 5,000 people, according to event organizers. “It’s great! We really did it,” said Michelle Heavyside, the director of the United Dairy Women. Dairy Fest included a wide array of free games, booths, food and music, all in […]

United Dairy Women charity-driven

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Founded as a charity that aids charities, the United Dairy Women of the Portales and Clovis area has been an avid promoter of the dairy industry in supporting children and nutrition. The group is involved in educational programs, public relations and supporting local charities such as the food bank, children’s […]

5/21 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Omelets and salsa, cereal, juice and milk . Lunch —Variety of pizza, corn, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, juice and milk . Lunch — Hamburgers with cheese, tater tots, green beans, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

Gas tax repeal good first step for New Mexico

By Ned Cantwell About every third day some well-intentioned soul sends me an e-mail forward, the intent of which is to suggest I should be thankful it costs only $67.87 to fill up my small pickup. Well, I am not grateful, so stick that in your tank. The idea, I think, is to remind me […]

5/14 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tasty tator tots, pickle spear and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh apple and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast— Go-gurt, cold juice & milk. […]

5/7 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos, salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: School favorite. Thursday: Breakfast— Pancake sausage […]

4/30 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, rosy applesauce and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe sandwich, tasty tator tots, pickle spear, fruit Jell-O and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice […]

4/25 Business digest

Wool growers offer scholarship 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America members graduating from New Mexico high schools this year are eligible for the annual $750 scholarship of the New Mexico Wool Growers, according to a news release from the group. May 15 is the application deadline. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning […]

4/23 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage and biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Enchiladas, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, crackers and cold milk. Thursday: […]

4/16 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice, and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Thursday: Breakfast— Blueberry muffin, cold […]

Our Father Is Big Enough To Wrap Us All in His Arms

By Curtis K. Shelburne I grew up a city boy, though these things are relative. To the poor souls unfortunate enough to grow up in New York, Amarillo would be a lot closer to country than they would ever care to get, but compared to Robert Lee or Stanton, where my two sets of grandparents […]

4-9 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cold juice and milk. Lunch — “Backwards Day” Breakfast burrito, salsa, tasty tator tots, chilled strawberries and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

4-2 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast —French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cowboy bread, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice, and milk. […]