Some retailers pull cantaloupes after Listeria outbreak

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One Clovis grocery store has confirmed it was selling the type of cantaloupe health officials say is believed responsible for a deadly Listeria outbreak in New Mexico and Colorado. Albertsons Super-market Manager Bill Bargman said Tuesday his store was selling Rock Ford cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado. Bargman said he believes the […]

Reader-submitted content: Flower sales benefit community

The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling flowers again this spring to beautify our local community. The flower sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the C&S parking lot on the corner of First Street and Avenue C. The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling geraniums and petunias. All plants are locally sprouted and […]

Grandparents real inspiration

If there is one aspect of the human condition I find more prevalent than its tendency to sweet leisure and lethargy, it is a predisposition to self-doubt. Every single person I have ever met, including myself, wallows in the muck and mire of anticipating an unpleasant task or being afraid to fulfill an aspiration. In […]

Portales past: Aug. 13, 1945

Aug. 13, 1945: Due to a drastic feed shortage in the area, many farmers and dairy cattlemen were selling all or part of their herds, cutting milk production by 20 to 30 percent.

Cookbooks being sold

Freedom New Mexico Women of the Church of God-Anderson are selling cookbooks to raise money for the group’s activities. The money will fund activities, missions and Christmas baskets for the underprivileged. Paula Stevens with the group said cookbooks are made up of local recipes from Portales, Melrose, Clovis and Friona. They are $12 and can […]

Agriculture land sales down

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Much like the rest of the country, the market for agricultural land in eastern New Mexico is lagging, say local real estate agents. Charles Bennett of United Country Vista Nueva Inc. said during economic downturns, land quits selling. Bennett said when the market starts coming back, sales are so […]

Livestock sale helps offset cost of raising animals

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local buyers had a chance to pick up extra heifers for the dairies or a hog for the freezer on Friday at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. FFA and 4-H members showed off their prize-winning animals for the sale. Some of the children who participate in the […]

Couple recieves promotion for business

PNT Staff Report Sandra and James Golden of Portales have been promoted to the director level of Reliv International, a direct-selling company that provides nutritional supplements, according to a Reliv press release. According to the release, the Goldens are independent distributors for Reliv and attained the promotion by meeting sales volume goals.

Business feature: Valley Furniture has been in business more than 50 years

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valley Furniture Inc., has been selling furniture to Portales residents since 1957. Scott and Janett Davis purchased the store from Scott’s parents in 2006. Since then, they have been working to meet the needs of their customers. The Davises grew up in Portales and graduated from Eastern New Mexico […]

Fluctuating fertilizer prices hurt farmers, dealers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Fueled by roller coaster oil prices, high fertilizer prices are hurting not only farmers but people selling the products. But oil price decreases this winter may offer some relief. Starting about last January, prices for fertilizer started climbing until they doubled last year, said Ted Hairgrove, manager of DeBruce […]