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 […]

Nov. 9, 1936

The local turkey market opened, selling turkeys at 9 cents for “No. 1″ and 7 cents for “No. 2.” The low prices were due to the oversupply of turkeys from the large crop that year.

Sept 18, 1974

The Portales News Tribune reported that two men, one a student from ENMU, entered guilty pleas before District Judge James C. Compton on grand jury indictments for selling marijuana.

Cell evolution

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By Liliana Castilla, Freedom New Mexico Al Noblett began selling cell phones when they were simply phones. In 1987, Noblett got his first job in sales with Radio Shack and was charged with selling the first cell phone, the Pocket Phone. “It was a pocket phone if you’re Captain Kangaroo,” Noblett said, referencing an cartoon […]

Farmers market starts in Clovis

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By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico For Kelly Boney and Tyra Davis of San Jon, selling ground beef, lamb and goat aside homemade lip balm and soap at Clovis’ Farmer’s Market is more than an odd combination. It’s a necessity. The two ranchers from San Jon have teamed up to sell mesquite logs and chips […]

11-4 District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Wade Mobley, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges of selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor, a fourth degree felony, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, enter into substance/alcohol abuse screening, enter into and successfully complete any treatment […]

Pavarotti known for work ethic as well as voice

Editorial If toward the end he became almost a caricature of himself — expanding in girth, canceling performances, indulging his appetites, leaving his wife for a young secretary, earning barbs from critics for sometimes sloppy performances — there were solid reasons Luciano Pavarotti was the most celebrated opera singer since Caruso. Pavarotti, who died last […]

Playing in the park

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A festive atmosphere filled the air as families filled City Park in Portales during the 23rd annual Heritage Days on Saturday. A variety of floats kicked off the festivities. The parade traveled down Second Street from Eastern New Mexico University to City Park, where festivities were already underway. “It […]

Dry conditions, fireworks make for nervous mixture

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer With dry conditions and bans on some types of fireworks in place, local fire officials are nervous about the possiblity of fires while vendors are concerned that business may fizzle. Eric Segovia, the manager of two Segovia Fireworks stands in Portales said stands are going to have to go […]

No fireworks ban in Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales Fire Department and other city officials will be reinforcing public awareness on the drought conditions and the dangers of fireworks, but have elected not to place a ban on the selling of fireworks. “I think in talking with Charlene (Hardin, county administrator) we feel we need to have […]

Oct. 20 Local Briefs

Base planning commission to meet in Clovis The New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission will host a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in room 516 at Clovis Community College. The agenda includes an update presentation from the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission discussing base support and economic impact issues. ENMU Upward Bound selling snacks […]