Families cope with separation

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Like many military spouses, Kelly Madden celebrated Christmas while her husband was deployed overseas. “My husband and I have been married for 2 1/2 years, and this is his first deployment,” she said. Madden’s husband is an airman from Cannon Air Force Base. Madden and her 14-month-old daughter went […]

Shoppers hit stores after holiday

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Business was brisk the day after Christmas for many local stores with shoppers making exchanges and taking advantage of special sales. Joe’s Boot Shop owner Joe Rhodes said business was busy Saturday from the time he opened the front door. “People have done a lot of exchanges,” Rhodes said. […]

Dec. 27 Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Portales dispatch from Dec. 19 through Dec. 23: Dec. 19: • 2:56 a.m., A caller in the 500 block of East 15th Street reported someone had stolen her laptop. • 2:48 p.m., A caller east of Floyd reported stolen hay. • 10:13 p.m., A caller in the 2100 block of South […]

Weight loss tough resolution to keep

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With the new year approaching one thing is certain — resolutions will be made, and broken. Among the more popular goals: Quit smoking, manage debt and maybe even get a better job. But the big one seems to be losing weight. “People try to get back in shape and […]

Jan. 31, 1965

According to the Portales News-Tribune, an Atlas missile moved through Portales just before noon Saturday, heading south on Highway 70. There was no explanation of where it came from, or where it was headed. Walker Air Force Base officials said it wasn’t one of theirs, and wasn’t’ headed for the Roswell area.

Jan. 30, 1964

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Portales High School will be performing the drama “Noah” by Andre Obey which will open tonight in the old high school auditorium for a two-night run. Don Lacey, director of the production, says the play is one of the most challenging a high school cast has attempted in recent years.

Jan. 29, 1963

According to the Portales News Tribune, local Forecast: Increasing cloudiness and rather windy, turning much colder tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 20, high Wednesday 32.

Jan. 28, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Tower Theater will be showing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Sunday thru Wednesday.

Jan. 27, 1961

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Rev. Clinton E. Vanzant, pastor of the First Assembly of God at Mansfield, Ohio, and son of Rev. Earl G. Vanzant of Portales Assembly of God, will be ministering to the local Assembly in both services Sunday.

Jan. 26, 1954

According to the Portales Tribune, Jack Carrasco, former Portales resident, visited Portales yesterday to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico.

Jan. 24, 1956

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Deputy Sheriff O. E. “Cotton” Marquis said this morning that he had made other plans since race for sheriff of Roosevelt County in the coming Democratic primary.

Jan. 23, 1955

According to the Portales Tribune, after dropping a hard fought game to the Clovis Wildcats the Portales Rams came back to outclass the Dexter Demons 58-51.

Jan. 22, 1959

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Portales Municipal airport could be one of the city’s major assets, instead of a white elephant that is a continual drain on the taxpayers, according to Tex Marshall, veteran pilot and aviation enthusiast.

Jan. 21, 1957

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Dennie L. Harris, ENMU student from Clovis, was back in school following a Saturday night accident on West First Street which put him in the hospital as a result of the still unexplained crash which left two cars badly damaged.

Jan. 20, 1953

According to the Portales Tribune, three pieces of property were sold by County Treasurer Laura Denton Monday for non- payment of taxes. The total of three sales was $1212 and former owners have two years in which to redeem the property.

Jan. 19, 1966

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a two and a half inch snow which fell within two hours last night has brought Roosevelt County and Eastern New Mexico its first moisture of the new year. The snow came after a weekend of cold weather during which a low of 12 degrees was recorded Monday.

Jan. 18, 1967

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Fire Chief Newman Carter blamed an over-heated heating stove flue for a $2,000 fire that burned the roof off of one unit of the Miller Apartments at 712 East Braos at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Jan. 17, 1968

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a sandy hill three miles east of Portales will soon be the center of a 60-mile circle for relayed television transmission from an Amarillo station. Steel work was completed Sunday on a 724-foot high antenna which will replace KFDW’s installation in Clovis.

Jan. 16, 1969

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Harris Store for Men at 105 West Second Street advertised Curlee Suits regular $59.50 on sale for $41.50.

Jan. 15, 1967

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a dust explosion cracked through the basement and tunnels beneath the Worley Elevator grain bins Saturday, wrecking grain handling machinery in 120-foot high concrete structure.