Oct. 15, 1941

A day of rain put a standstill to the sweet potato harvest after only 16,000 crates were

Corn harvest coming late

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer This year’s corn harvest for silage is off to a late start, according to area harvesters. Wayne Hardin of Hardin Custom Harvesting said the harvest usually starts Aug. 15, but this year it didn’t start until Aug. 25. “Everything’s late,” he said. Kevin Breshears said he was idle the […]

Churches join forces for holiday

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Wishing to share with the community a time of fellowship has prompted the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and the Southside Church of Christ to host a community-wide Harvest Celebration Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. “We wanted to do something that would show the community the abundance of God’s […]

Area Halloween activities

Portales: Saturday Fall Carnival — 1-3 p.m., Church of Christ, 1701 East 3rd St., Portales. Information: 356-6150. Kappa Kappa Psi Haunted House — 8:30 p.m., ENMU Music Building. Sunday Halloween Party and Cookout — 2 p.m., Ned Houk Park. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Portales. Hayride Fall Festival — 4-8 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 524 […]

Peanut crop pleases local farmers

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s not always a golden harvest. But this year local peanut growers and processors say the weather has been perfect and the nuggets they’re bringing in are bright of hull and sweet tasting. “It’s going great,” Sunland CEO and President Jimmie Shearer said. “Weather-wise this is probably the best […]

October 14, 1958

• Damp weather diverted harvest crews from the cotton fields to peanut stacking. A critical shortage of harvest labor continued according to Robert Dunn, supervisor for the New Mexico Employment office in Portales. • The Portales Drug bowling team scored it’s second win in the commercial league. The team is the only team to be undefeated […]

Farmers pleased with wheat harvest

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amber waves of grain and considerably higher wheat prices and yields have many in the county rejoicing over the 2007 wheat harvest. “Everything I’ve heard this year has been really good,” said Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County Agriculture Extension Agent. “It’s going real good. We’re harvesting above average crops,” said […]

Preparation pays off

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With bumper wheat harvest winding down for farmers in the area, I’m thankful for the success of the crop and the price it will command but glad I’m not making my living directly off the amber waves of grain. For years, my family depended on wheat harvest as a […]

Peanut harvest looks solid

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer 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. Jimmie Shearer of Sunland, Inc. said the majority of the peanuts being harvested at this time are from the Texas area, although a few are starting […]

Corn harvest hits high gear

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Corn harvest is in full swing in Roosevelt County but the city-dweller’s notion of a corn harvest involving picking the ears of corn or shelling the kernels doesn’t hold true here in dairy country. According to dairy specialists most of the corn grown in eastern New Mexico is used […]