Wheat farmers bracing for dry winter

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By Alisa Boswell Two months into the winter growing season, farmers in Curry and Roosevelt County are asking one question: Where’s the rain? With 60 to 70-degree days and less than normal precipitation, the two counties are suffering a dry season. Farmers said only wheat crops have suffered badly from this winter’s dry spell. According […]

Farmers: Wheat harvest ample

Argen Duncan The grain harvest of wheat this year is the best in years due to more precipitation than usual, members of the agriculture industry are saying. At Portales grain elevator J.D. Heiskell and Company, Plant Manager Eldon Merrick said 90 to 95 percent of the wheat grown for grain in his area had been […]

Farmers predicting good wheat harvest

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Area wheat farmers are expecting an above-average harvest this year, if they haven’t seen it already. Rick Ledbetter, who farms near Portales, said he and his neighbors have finished harvesting wheat to use the plant for silage and hay. Farmers growing wheat for grain expect to harvest in June. […]

CSC Menu

Monday: Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, roll, margarine, pineapple upside-down cake. Tuesday: Beef tips, rice, broccoli, green salad, dressing, wheat roll, margarine, pears. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler. Friday: Tuna casserole, wild rice, buttered squash, […]

April 19, 2009 CSC menu

Monday: Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, roll, margarine, pineapple upside-down cake. Tuesday: Beef tips, rice, broccoli, green salad, dressing, wheat roll, margarine, pears. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler. Friday: Tuna casserole, wild rice, buttered squash, […]

April 18, 1981

A rain that brought a third of an inch of moisture to Portales and more in other parts of the county did not come in time to save the area wheat and rangeland from damages from the dry winter and spring filled with devastating wind storms. The News-Tribune reported that Elida was the only area […]

March 15, 2009 CSC menu

Monday: Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit, margarine and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, wheat roll, margarine and mandarin oranges. Wednesday: Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad, dressing, cottage cheese and peaches. Thursday: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnip greens, margarine, whole wheat roll, margarine and gelatin with fruit. […]

Wheat in dire need of moisture

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer No rain and a lots of bugs have wheat farmers across the region wondering if they will have a crop this year. If the area doesn’t get moisture, Roosevelt County farmer Brent Corbin said, dryland wheat crops would produce nothing and much of the irrigated wheat would likely yield […]

March 1, 2009 Community Services Center menus

Community Services Center 1100 Community Way Monday: Lasagna, honey glazed carrots, wheat garlic bread, orange, and oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Salmon patty, baked potato, margarine, spinach, wheat bread, and chocolate pudding. Wednesday: Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa, corn, salad, dressing, and spiced apple. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, and apple […]

Aug. 28 CSC Menu

Community Services Center1100 Community Way Milk, coffee and tea served daily. Monday: Closed, Labor DayTuesday: Salmon patty, baked potato, spinach, hominy, wheat bread, chocolate pudding.Wednesday: Beef Enchiladas, salad/dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, orangeThursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, peas, biscuit/margarine, peaches.Friday: Ham and noodles, broccoli, beets, pumpkin bread.