April 17, 1972

• Portales youth Alvin Corbin, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Corbin, witnessed the launching of Apollo XVI at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Corbin was attending the Florida Institute of Technology.
• L.L. Brown sixth grade students Carol Jordon and Kathy Hardt were the grand champion winners of the L.L. Brown Science Fair. Their project was a study micro-organisims.
• A one pound box of Nabisco Ritz Crackers were on sale at Food Town for $.49 a box.