July 18, 1977

• A “shu-fly” was completed around the 12 derailed freight cars at the Elida Crossing. The “shu-fly” allowed restoration of freight service on the Pecos Valley Branch of the Santa Fe Railroad.
• Members of the Portales 13 year-old Babe Ruth All-stars defeated Jal-Eunice 15-5 during the district tournament in Portales.
• Tuesday was double coupon day at Gibsons Discount Center.