Portales man remembered as fun-loving, hard worker

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Family and friends remember Manuel Alvarez-Alonso as a man who clowned around, worked hard and made time for his family. Alvarez-Alonso, 39, of Portales died Monday in Lubbock after spending two weeks on life support after a 2,000-pound bag of peanuts fell on him while he was working at […]

Business Feature: Processors pleased with peanuts

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Chaves of Portales is a picker at the Sunland peanut plant in Portales. Her team is the last line of defense in removing stems from the peanuts. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It’s not always a golden harvest. But this year local peanut growers and processors say the […]

Main Street building sparks interest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A local workforce training organization is interested in buying a building on Main Street to unify its resources, according to officials. The Eastern Area Workforce Development Board is negotiating the purchase of the old Ace Pawn Shop on First and Main streets, according to Board Chairman Jimmie Shearer. Federal […]

Peanut crop pleases farmers

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Recent sightings of peanut trailers coming in from the fields to be off-loaded at the local peanut mills means it’s harvest time again. Sunland, Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer said the majority of the peanuts being harvested at this time are from the Texas area, although a few are starting to […]

Sept. 5, 2006 Business Briefs

Cattle Feeders holding convention The Texas Cattle Feeders Association will hold its annual convention Oct.11-13 at the Amarillo Civic Center, according to a TCFA news release. The group and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will meet jointly as TSCRA convenes for its quarterly board and committee meetings, the release said. TCFA and TSCRA […]

Rowland, Juanita

Services: have been held. Juanita Rowland, 80, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on July 14, 1924, in Clarendon, Texas, to Ella and James R. Shearer. She grew up in west Texas near Sudan where she attended school. In 1942 she moved to the Arch community. For the […]