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One seat contested on ENMR board
Four board of directors positions are slated for election April 16 at the ENMR Plateau annual membership meeting.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Marshall Junior High School auditorium.

The 2005 board of directors features one contested race, a press release from the cooperative showed. Incumbent board member Michael Montoya of Roy, John M. Baca of Roy and Judy Robertson of Nara Vista are all seeking a single position on the board.

Incumbent board members Jerry Sours of Grady, Jim Lyssy of Fort Sumner and Powhatan “Pow” Carter of Fort Sumner face no challengers in their bids for re-election, the press release showed.

The meeting will also include reports from the cooperative board president, chief executive officer, staff and committees, and a presentation of the 2005 ENMR Plateau Education Foundation Scholarship winners.

Debt workshop scheduled for April
A consumer debt, bankruptcy and family law workshop will be held at 6 p.m. April 18 at the Roswell Chamber of Commerce in Roswell.

The workshop includes a presentation by a local volunteer attorney and a question and answer session, a press release from the State Bar of New Mexico showed.

The State Bar, the Bankruptcy Law Section and New Mexico Civil Legal Services Commission are sponsoring this program.

This event is open and free to the public. Those interested in attending should call 800-876-6227 or 797-6048 for details.

Clovis-based company awarded
Clovis-based Albert’s Irrigation, Inc. was recently recognized as a “top Zimmatic irrigation solution provider in North America” by Lindsay Manufacturing Co. of Ohmaha, Neb.

To earn this award, a Zimmatic dealer has to be able to provide the total irrigation solution, from permitting, design, installation and after-sale service, plus offer the grower a total irrigation package, according to a press release from Lindsay Manufacturing.

Farmer honored for sorghum yield
Area farmer Michael Willmon recently placed as a county winner in the conventional-till irrigated division of the 2004 National Grain Sorghum Producers’ Yield and Management Contest in New Mexico, according to a press release from Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

Willmon placed with a yield of 140.40 bushels per acre, the press release showed.

Willmon also won first place at the state level, according to the NGSP Web site.

The contest is held annually among sorghum producers with the goal of producing the highest yields, the press release showed.

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