Nov. 4 Menus

Floyd Municipal Schools menu for the week of Nov. 5-8. Breakfast Monday: Pancakes, sausage link, cereal, juice, milk Tuesday: Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Wednesday: Sausage/egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk Thursday: Biscuits and gravy, cereal, juice, milk Lunch Monday: Baked fish, biscuit, slaw, corn on the cob, apricots, milk, (MS/HS Salad Bar) Tuesday: Chicken fajitas, […]

10-28 Floyd School Menu

Floyd Schools menu for the week of Oct. 29-31 Breakfast Tuesday: Sausage/egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Oatmeal, toast, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, peas, apple crisp, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). Tuesday: Salisbury steak, sliced potatoes, roll, Jell-O, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). Wednesday: Macaroni dinner, green beans, roll, cantaloupe, milk, (Salad […]

Floyd School Menu

Floyd Schools Menu for the week of Oct. 22-25 Breakfast Monday: Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, juice, milk. Thursday: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: Frito pie, salad, cake, milk (Salad bar MS/HS). Tuesday: Beef stew, grilled cheese sandwich, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). […]

Financing food getting trickier

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor This morning, your bowl of cereal and milk probably cost you 49 cents. Last year, it was 44 cents. By next year, it could be 56 cents. It’s enough to make you cry in your cornflakes. The forces behind the rise in food prices — China’s economic boom, a […]

9-23 Floyd Menu

Floyd Schools Menu for the week of September 24 Breakfast Monday: Sausage/egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk. Tuesday: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Sausage/egg burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Thursday: Quesadilla, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: Spaghetti, rolls, pears, chocolate pudding, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). Tuesday: Chicken enchilada, rice, refried beans, salad, Jell-O, milk, (Salad bar […]

Sept. 16 School Menus

Floyd Schools Menu for the week of September 17 Breakfast Monday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, juice, milk. Tuesday: Pancakes, sausage patty, cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Banana nut bread, cereal, juice, milk. Thursday: Egg/bacon burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: Chicken and broccoli alfredo, salad, garlic bread, cherry cobbler, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). Tuesday: Beef stew, […]

Sept. 9 School Menus

Floyd School Menu for the week of September 10 Breakfast Monday: Sausage/egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk. Tuesday: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Ham/egg burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Thursday: Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: BBQ ribs, potato salad, chilled pears, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). Tuesday: Sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, […]

Researchers seek breast-feeding mothers to participate in study

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Representatives from the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University are conducting research in the area to determine the effects of perchlorate exposure to infants through ingestion of breast milk. Research has shown that Roosevelt and Curry counties have tested positive for high levels of perchlorate in […]

DFA closes area plant

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor LOVINGTON — Dairy Farmers of America announced Wednesday it would shut down its cheese plant in Lovington and layoff its 61 employees there. It was unclear what if any direct effect the plant’s closing might have on operations at Curry County cheese plant Southwest Cheese, where permit applications to […]

Milk Lover’s Ball resounding success

By Michelle Heavyside: Guest Columnist The second annual Milk Lover’s Ball hosted by the United Dairy Women (UDW) on Feb. 17 was a huge success! More than 400 people attended and raised more than $10,000 to help assure the residents of three area children’s homes receive the recommended three servings of dairy products a day […]

Cheese plant opens

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers This behemoth on the High Plains has evolved from a patch of caramel dirt scratched amid acres of farm land to a gleaming metropolis of cheese and whey production, with 60 miles of stainless steel piping and 742 miles of electrical cable above and below ground. The Southwest Cheese plant […]

Aug. 27 School Lunch Menus

Floyd Schools Breakfast Monday — Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice or milk. Tuesday — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice or milk. Wednesday — Pancakes and sausage on a stick, cereal, juice or milk. Thursday — Sausage and egg casserole, cereal, juice or milk. Lunch Monday — Spaghetti, green beans, roll, apple crisp, milk. Tuesday — Fried chicken, […]

Truck driver cited in fatal wreck

Freedom Newspapers The driver of a truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle accident July 24 near Pleasant Hill was cited last week for a moving traffic violation, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. John Folsom, 29, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of N.M. 77 and N.M. 108, Curry County […]

Dairy owners feeling the heat

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer With temperatures soaring across most of the country, dairy owners are sweating market conditions as much as the heat. Doug Idsinga, a Roosevelt County dairy owner who employs 20 people, said his business has been affected by the heat and the drought. Idsinga said he does his own farming […]

Dairyman discusses business

By Tonya Fennell By Tonya Fennell CNJ STAFF WRITER tonya_garner@freedom.link.com Albin Smith is a local dairy owner. Q: How long have you been in the dairy business? A: I came to Portales 30 years ago this month with 28 cows. Q: What does the dairy business mean to you? A: I like the cows, but […]

Residents lodge odor complaints at public meeting

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Brian Bonebright, vice president of operations for Dairi Concepts, summed up his company’s position when he said “Our intent is to fix the problem (odor).” However, whether or not residents living near the plant believe him is a different story. Some of the residents said they have heard that […]

Dairy Fest an ‘udder’ success

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Even thunder and lightning couldn’t stop Saturday’s Dairy Fest, which attracted more than 5,000 people, according to event organizers. “It’s great! We really did it,” said Michelle Heavyside, the director of the United Dairy Women. Dairy Fest included a wide array of free games, booths, food and music, all in […]

United Dairy Women charity-driven

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Founded as a charity that aids charities, the United Dairy Women of the Portales and Clovis area has been an avid promoter of the dairy industry in supporting children and nutrition. The group is involved in educational programs, public relations and supporting local charities such as the food bank, […]

Bellamy Brothers to headline Dairy Fest

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer The first Dairy Fest will be held at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Clovis from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, with games and activities to educate the community about dairy products. Topping the night off will be a performance by country duo the Bellamy Brothers. […]

Cheese plant changes dairy landscape

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a matter of months, the cheese plant lauded as an economic boon for Clovis and Portales will devour seven million gallons of milk per day. The demand has already changed the dairy industry in the area, but elsewhere the economic benefits are a bit more difficult to discern. “Dairy […]