Band to honor Sousa

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will cover the stage of the historic Lyceum Theater tonight for the 16th annual John Philip Sousa Concert. John Philip Sousa played a concert on the same stage in 1928. The program includes pieces written by Sousa. Homer Tankersley will join the band as solo vocalist for two […]

Family works together in landscaping business

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer With fountains and firewood, a Portales family is making a living together. Stan Dement operates Outdoor Designs, a landscaping and firewood sales business, with his wife, children and their spouses. A family project: Outdoor Designs started as a landscaping business a year ago and branched out into firewood in […]

Local Brief Nov. 6

A blood drive will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in the donor bus at Portales Public Library. Appointments can be made by calling 356-3940.

Events Calendar Nov. 6

Thursday New Mexico State Bookmobile — 9-10 a.m. Pep Post Office; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Causey Post Office; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Elida City Hall. Friends of the Library — Noon. Presentation on playas. Brown bag lunch. Spaghetti Dinner — 5:30-8 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 1101 W. 18th St. Sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha to support breast cancer awareness […]

Election impact likely to take time

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Tuesday’s election of the nation’s first black president likely will have an impact on the nation, but local professors say the change isn’t likely to be immediate. The historic legacy of a Barack Obama presidency could be that race ceases to be a defining characteristic, said Don Elder, professor […]

Nov. 11, 1961

Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds beat Northwestern Oklahoma University Rangers with a 42-6 triumph, and prepared for their last game of the season against Arizona State College in Flagstaff.

Nov. 10, 1949

McCowen’s full blood and registered Durhams of Elida ran an ad in the Portales Tribune selling its oldest and largest bull calf for the highest bid over $100 offered before the end of the month.

Nov. 9, 1936

The local turkey market opened, selling turkeys at 9 cents for “No. 1″ and 7 cents for “No. 2.” The low prices were due to the oversupply of turkeys from the large crop that year.

Nov. 8, 1967

Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” was playing at the Tower theater, the “Show Palace of Portales” according to the ad in the Portales News Tribune.

Nov. 7, 1946

One hundred thirty workers held a breakfast, then set out around town to raise Portales’ Community Chest budget, which had dropped dramatically from the year before from $12,000 to $3,850.