September 28, 1988

• Construction began on the new Midway Dance Hall, located seven miles east of Portales on US 70.
• Retired school teacher Frank Burke was busy shoveling garbage from underneath the railroad crossing on North Main Street. Burke, who was tired of getting no response from either the city or the county on the situation, was making a statement to officials, proving that it didn’t matter who was responsible for clearing the crossing, that it just needed to be done.
• Approximately 450 residents toured 5 local homes during the annual Altrusa Home Tour. Proceeds from the tour are used to fund the groups community service projects.