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Business digest - Feb. 12


February 12, 2020

Matthews named volunteer of year

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau named Roosevelt County’s Deveri Matthews as its volunteer of the year during its annual meeting, according to a bureau release.

Matthews and her husband have been in Portales eight years and have 5,000 head between a pair of dairies.

For the past six years, Matthews has coordinated trips to her dairy for area homeschooled children and this year hosted a petting zoo at her home. She said in the release she is often surprised and excited to see parents who learn just as much as their children during the visits.

The bureau includes more than 19,000 members that are farmers and ranchers and citizens with an interest in property rights.

Chamber offers ‘Fast 45’ classes

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host a pair of Fast 45 events with Sherri Wilson Feb. 26 at its Business Enterprise Center.

The 8:30 a.m. Coffee and Coaching and the noon Lunch and Learn will both cover lie detection in business. The hour seminar will cover how to detect workplace lies and how their elimination will make difference for a business and its leaders.

The seminars are free for chamber members and $20 each for non-chamber members.

Information: 575-763-3435 or:

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Farmers named national finalists

WESTBROOK, Conn. — A pair of local farmers were national finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmers Award, awarded during the NOYF Awards Congress.

The Outstanding Farmers of America, the country’s oldest farmer recognition program, recognized Matthew and Jennifer Lansford of Clovis as finalists for the award.

Four national winners were selected — Brandon and Ashley Bonk of Delaware, Will and Heather Cabe of Georgia, Michael and Mary Beth Jackson of Iowa, and Doug and Maria Bichler of North Dakota. The national winners received a savings bond from corporate sponsor John Deere and the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., during National Ag Week in 2021 to represent the NOYF program.

Business Digest is compiled by the staff of The News. Email Editor Kevin Wilson at 575-763-3431, ext. 320 or by email:

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