Dairy Farmers of America proposes massive milk haulers merger

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers More business will soon be hauled into eastern New Mexico — by the milk trucking industry. And Dairy Farmers of America representative Walter Bradley said last week the national dairyman’s organization is working on a plan that would increase its trucking fleet by at least eight fold. Bradley said DFA, […]

Menus

Free Lunch Menu Call 356-5463 for information. Monday: Memorial Day, no meal served. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, roll, fries, fresh fruit and milk. Wednesday: Hamburger or cheese burger, chips, lett/tom, onion, fresh fruit and milk. Thursday: Frito pie, corn, fresh fruit, little Debbie and milk. Friday: Pizza, salad w/dressing, fresh fruit, frozen fruit bar and milk. […]

Arm yourself with information

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist At springtime I often have the honor of speaking to state FFA conventions and at college graduations. The students are bright, above-average young people who have chosen to enter agricultural or veterinary endeavors. I say to them, there is a difference between the study of science and the study of […]

5/15 School News

Dora School News At noon on Wednesday all of the Dora Elementary students were dressed for their individual grade track meet. They were also in great anticipation of making it to the top. I didn’t get to stay to witness the event, but it was well attended by parents. Athletic banquet This was on Thursday, […]

5/1 School News

Portales Junior High School Track results The Portales girls’ team members earned the following awards at the Hagerman track meet: 110 meter hurdles, Dallas Russell, second and Ashlee Banister, fourth; 100 meter dash, Tara Johnson, first; mile run, LeAnne Blaeser, sixth; 800 meter relay, eighth grade, fifth place; 400 meter dash, Lindsay Keller, third and […]

School News

Dora School News The Dora Future Farmers of America teams returned from State competition on Saturday afternoon. The following are the places individuals and teams won while there. First-place teams Agriculture Mechanics: Rudy Lopez, Johnny Lopez, Shawn Quick and Yancy Swift; Individual, Rudy Lopez. Land: Austin Prewett, Kameron King, Wesley Skelley and Hector Fierro; Individual, […]

Truck crashes into car, business

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By Kevin Wilson A collision on Sunday involving a car and a milk truck left two teens hospitalized and damaged a local business. A Milk Transport Services truck was traveling south on East First Street about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and failed to negotiate the curve just before Abilene Avenue, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry […]

Plant closes its doors

Freedom Newspapers A longtime frozen fruit manufacturing company in Clovis will close its doors at the end of the month. FrozFruit, with its 18 full-time and 15 part-time employees, will close its Clovis branch because the plant has aged too much, said Lesley Bartholomew, public relations manager for Wells’ Dairy. Wells’ Dairy, a national ice […]

Dairy brings Bradley back

By Mike Linn Former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley is coming back to Clovis, and he’s bringing the milk mustache with him. The Clovis native whose experience on dairies came from milking his grandmother’s cow recently accepted a position as director of government and industry relations for Dairy Farmers of America’s Southwest region, which includes New […]

Local businesses want tariffs on milk powder

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County dairy officials met with members of the United States congress this week in Portales and Clovis in an attempt to convince members of Congress to implement a tariff on foreign companies looking to import milk protein concentrate (milk powder). If the bill is not placed, it could affect the MPC […]