Authorities seek vandals

Freedom New Mexico Authorities are searching for whoever drove through two New Mexico pumpkin patches and caused $4,500 in damages just weeks before Halloween. Curry County deputies say someone drove through a fence Tuesday night in Curry County and damaged the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Davis Farms. Two nights later, someone did the […]

Corn rich in variety

It’s fair time — After showing your livestock it’s unusual food time — mostly fried, like Twinkies and funnel cakes. A newie lately is bacon dipped in chocolate. Still, the one food that most of us have at the fair (as well as at home) is — corn on the cob covered with melted butter […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fair warning, schedules set and the birth of the NBA

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fair warning From 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Check Point within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers Schedules set Portales Municipal Schools scheduling […]

Lindsey-Steiner fifth-grader saves fellow student

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Alisa Boswell Jesus Lavalle, a fifth grade elementary student at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary, may be an example of how heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Lavalle, 10, was eating lunch in the school cafeteria Monday afternoon when another fifth grade student began to choke on a corn dog at the other side of the table. […]

NASCAR makes pit stop in corn field

NASCAR has announced an agreement with the National Corn Growers Association to begin using Ethanol 15, a greener fuel, manufactured from corn. Al Gore has just announced that ethanol for use in cars was not as good an idea as he thought. He must have bought some BP stock. It’s great news for corn growers, […]

Feed prices on upswing

Sharna Johnson With steadily rising grain-based feed prices the future is hard to predict, but the one thing that is certain is costs are stretching budgets, especially for those who keep companion animals. Feed prices are driven by market values for agricultural products such as corn and grains. In the last 12 months, those commodity […]

Attack on corn unfair

In the last few years we have watched an increasing attack on corn. The skewed reasoning is: Corn syrup is available, reasonably priced, and good for the average person, therefore; it must be bad! This is the kind of logic that has been applied to farmed salmon, Big Macs, lower taxes, capitalism and pasteurized milk. […]

Area farmers: More dryland corn grown for grain

Argen Duncan Roosevelt and Curry county farmers grew more dryland corn for grain this year and they expect the trend to continue. Also, corn silage, the biggest use of locally grown corn, had varied yields this year. Silage goes to feed dairy cattle, while grain corn may be used for ethanol production, livestock feed or […]

Day trip: Corn maze offers seasonal fun

Place: The Maize What is it? The Maize is a corn maze a person has to navigate through to get to the end. Where is it? Just outside Shallowater, Texas. Take U.S. 70 from Clovis and go east on FM 1294 from Shallowater. About an hour an a half from base. What can people see […]

Corn silage harvest yields varying for farmers

Argen Duncan The harvest of corn for silage has gone smoothly in Roosevelt and Curry counties, and yields have varied around the area, according to farmers and harvesters. Most corn grown in the area is chopped for silage, which is used to feed cattle, said Kevin Breshears of SPRA-Green Custom Harvesting. Roosevelt County farmer Rick […]

Portales past: Sept. 7, 1950

Sept. 7, 1950 Portales Daily News: Paul Gregory, 20, was bitten by a rattlesnake as he was pulling broom corn in his father’s field. Paul’s brother, Buck, took him to Miller Hospital.

Lyons wins Republican PRC District 2 nod

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native and Public Lands Commissioner Patrick Lyons prevailed Tuesday, sweeping 60 percent of the votes and gaining the Republican nomination for Public Regulations Commissioner, District 2. With a 13,863 to 9,249 edge, Lyons had a lead of 4,614 votes over opponent Robert Corn. In the November General Election, Lyons faces Stephanie […]

Corn grower tops yield contest

Freedom New Mexico Portales corn grower Craig Breshears has been named a state winner in the 2009 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association. Breshears placed first in the state in the “A No Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated” class with a yield of almost 39 bushels per acre, according to a news […]

Community menu

Monday: Taco, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Spanish rice, salsa, corn and gelatin. Tuesday: Baked ham, broccoli and cheese, roll, margarine and pineapple upside down cake. Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, beets, biscuit and brownie. Thursday: Closed. Friday: Closed.

June 7 CSC Menu

Monday: Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots, and oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, beets, biscuit, margarine, and a brownie. Wednesday: Pork posole, salad, dressing, mustard, greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cake. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, and white cake. Friday: Chicken corn casserole, Pinto beans, spinach, […]

April 12, 2009 CSC menu

Monday: Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit, margarine, and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Liver, onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, wheat roll, margarine, peaches, strawberries, and topping. Wednesday: Chicken corn casserole, Pinto beans, spinach, flour tortilla, and an orange. Thursday: Beef stew, cabbage, cornbread, and fruit salad. Friday: Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa, corn, […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Menus

CSS Menu Monday: Chicken corn casserole, green beans, salad, roll, peaches. Tuesday: Salmon patty, carrots, baked potato, wheat bread, pears. Wednesday: Hamburger Mac, green beans, corn, peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, roll, banana pudding. Friday: Bar-B-Que, salad, carrots, apricots. Floyd schools menu Monday: Breakfast — Quesadilla, cereal, juice, milk. […]

USDA: County farmers ahead in production

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Roosevelt County farmers are leading the state with dramatic increases in sorghum, peanut, wheat and corn production.

Jan. 11, 2009 CSC Menu

Monday: Hamburger steak, brown gravy, peas, baked potato, roll, pineapple. Tuesday: Baked chicken, spinach, carrots, roll, apricot cobbler. Wednesday: Beef fajitas, Pinto beans, salsa corn, flour tortilla, gelatin with topping. Thursday: Pork roast, broccoli & cauliflower, salad, roll, spiced apples. Friday: Salmon patty, baked potato, carrots, wheat bread, pears.

Jan. 4, 2009 Floyd School Menus

Tuesday Breakfast: Sausage and egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Cheese pizza, corn, salad, peaches, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) Wednesday Breakfast: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, gelatin, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) Thursday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Jumbo corndog, macaroni and cheese, salad, […]