September 5, 1976

• Portales was the host for car show that featured antique cars from both New Mexico and Texas.
• The Portales Rams football team defeated the Muleshoe Mules 15-7 during the season opener held in Portales.
• Russ Lovejoy, of Milnesand, was named the champion tie-down roper of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association.