3/8 Business Digest

ENMR meeting coming up
The 56th Annual ENMR Plateau membership meeting will occur April 16 in the auditorium at Marshall Junior High.

The meeting will include reports from the cooperative’s board president, chief executive officer and committees. Four positions on the board of directors will be filled and the 2005 ENMR Plateau education foundation scholarship winners will be announced, a press release from the cooperative showed.

Member registration is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

All Cooperative members of ENMR Plateau are encouraged to participate in the meeting either at the main location in Clovis or through the remote television sites in the Clayton High School Cafeteria, the Santa Rosa High School television center and Logan High School instructional television center.

Hubbard foundation to award grants
The R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation of Ruidoso will be awarding $125,000 in grants this spring, according to a press release from the foundation. Grant amounts will vary from $1,000 to $20,000.

Grant proposals will be accepted from counties, municipalities, public schools and all 501-c-3 non-profit organizations in the following counties: Chaves, Curry, Eddy County, Lea, Lincoln, Otero and Roosevelt.
Information: 258-5919

Beef expo coming to fairgrounds
The New Mexico Beef Expo and Select Ranch Horse Sale is scheduled for March 18-20 at the New Mexico State Fair Grounds in Albuquerque, according to a press release from the organization.

Livestock displays, an agricultural trade show and educational seminars will be featured, the release showed.

Dr. Kristin Patton with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Services, will present a seminar about reducing economic losses through disease prevention. The New Mexico Purebred Breeders Alliance will hold sales on March 19.

Those interested in membership, sponsorship or volunteering for the New Mexico Beef Expo may call 478-2446 or 463-3678.

Truck service building new shop
The owner of R&D Service Center Inc. hopes construction of a new facility located 3 miles east of Prince Street on U.S. 60/84 will be finished by June.

Ronald Dickson estimates that the new location sees about 30 times the truck traffic of his current location on Brady Street.

The company services trucks.

He first conceive the project 15 years ago, he said. The new building will be about 30,000 square feet.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer David Irvin. He may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: david_irvin@link.freedom.com