Commodities market risky

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Argen Duncan Speculation in agricultural commodities markets is causing greater volatility in prices than in the past, affecting everyone from the farmer to the consumer, according to farmers and grain dealers in eastern New Mexico. Agricultural commodities are certain farm products, including corn, wheat, milk, cheese and cotton, that are traded internationally, much like the […]

Food bank to receive stimulus money

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be receiving about $22,600 worth of commodities from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program from now until the end of August. Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday that New Mexico’s food banks will be receiving $700,000 worth of food as part of […]

Local Briefs Oct. 19

PNT Staff Reports Food bank to distribute commodities The Life Saver Food Bank will be distributing commodities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building.To receive commodities, individuals must be residents of Portales, not receive assistance from other organizations and meet income guidelines.Information: 356-2005. Tickets available for Pops Dinner Concert The 2008 Pops Dinner […]

1-15-08 Local Briefs

Ron Paul group forming A meeting for people who want to get involved in helping to elect Ron Paul for president is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library, room 141. Information: Bill Moyer, 714-3177 or e-mail: swpcbee@yahoo.com No commodities to distribute The monthly commodities that were scheduled for distribution […]

Commodities program works to assist area residents

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico strives to provide monthly commodities to residents in the eastern part of the state, something that is becoming more difficult to do, according to executive director Nancy Taylor. “It (food bank) distributes over 200 million pounds of food to the needy, ill […]

March 14, 2007 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Transitions l Birthdays Thursday — Chance Chenault Friday — Amy Thompson Sunday — Jacob Nixon l Anniversaries Tuesday — James and Toni Whitecotton Upcoming events l The Quilters will meet all day Thursday at the Community Building. l Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games […]

Commodities distribution Thursday

PNT Staff Commodities will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. For more information, contact 356-2005.

County News (Nov. 16)

South County News Holiday feast On Dec. 4 the community of Causey will gather after church in their village and enjoy a delicious “Two season” feast in the Causey Community Building. The feast will be at 1 p.m. to give those who attend church in Portales time to come following their worship services up there. […]

Nov. 15 Local Briefs

Group to hold annual used book sale Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices at the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library used book sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the meeting room of the library at 218 South Avenue B. All proceeds from the sale, which is the group’s […]

Sept. 28 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent Local residents lost to college Dora has lost a few of our young residents lately. Several of last year’s graduates have now started college to further their education. Some are going to Eastern New Mexico University while others are going out of state. Commodities distributed Thursday Commodity distribution on Thursday […]

Sept. 22 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Commodities distributed Commodities will be distributed today at the C&S Station building in Dora. Searching for newcomers If you know of any newcomers to our area please let this columnist know about them so they can be welcomed and informed about commodity distribution, our schools, and churches. People displaced by Hurricane Katrina […]

Aug. 17 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Jason Potter; Michael Nixon; Rose Rector; John Lee; Kendall Buzard Anniversaries: There are no anniversaries this week. If you would like your special day in the news, please let me know. Upcoming events • Today is the first day of school. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior […]

May 18 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The Dora and Rogers areas were thankful for the half inch or so of moisture over the weekend. It sure was a blessing instead of dust and breezy weather. I don’t know if our dry land farmers will have enough to plant some on or they will need to wait. The wheat […]

May 4 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a smitten of something white on buildings east of Rogers Monday morning. It definitely was nippy, even all day. There was no measurable moisture that I know of but sure beat the breezy days we’ve had lately. Commodities The commodities are supposed to come in on May 18. This is […]

April 13 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Darwin Chenault. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Back Porch Pickers The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet this Sunday at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attended, with the only requirement to love music. Bring an instrument, voice, or just come to listen. Contact […]

Feb. 16 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Joe Standefer; Troy Thompson Anniversaries: Belated, Phillip and Sharon Russell (two years). Upcoming Events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be no school Monday for President’s Day Commodities Commodities will be handed out at the Bethel Baptist Church. Call Adrella Evans at 356-9042 for […]

Dec. 15 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: There are no birthdays this week. Anniversaries: Tommy and Mary Goff (43 years), Jeff and Jennifer Essary (10 years). Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The last day of school is Dec. 22. This will be a half day, school will dismiss at noon. […]

Nov. 17 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Panny Bigler; Delbert Rector Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Back Porch Pickers meet this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. This is open to everyone in the community and surrounding area that have any interest playing or listening to music. […]

Sept. 22 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 26-Oct. 1: Rosie McKinney, Hadee Blake Oder, Christy Rippie Gainer, Chek Rippie, Wayne Kinman, Evelyn Powell, Herther Chandler, Trinity Watt, Gary Good, Terri Dee Tester, Greg Burris, Nadeen Buris, Clayton Shrock, Darrell Chenualt and Laura Moore. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fuller Revival The Baptist Church will hold a […]

Sept 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More wonderful rain fell Sunday and Monday in the area and was a great boost to crops, grass, gardens and weeds. I hear there is a little cotton with some boles beginning to open. There are some of the largest milo heads this year that I’ve ever seen. We need more time […]