June 24, 1981

• Two juvenile boys escaped from the jail that was housed on the third floor of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. It appeared that the juveniles used sheets and blankets to form a rope that allowed them to climb from the window to the ground.
• Four Portales men completed 123 holes of golf and four Portales women completed 112 rounds of golf during the annual Longest Day of Golf that was held at the Portales Country Club. The event was held across New Mexico to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The Portales golfers raised $587.60 during the sunup to sundown event.