May 8, 1960: The Tower Theatre was showing “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies,” starring Doris Day and David Niven. “It’s all about love and marriage — and how to mix the two,” according to the promotional ad.
May 7, 1910: Roosevelt County commissioners had introduced an ordinance aimed at prohibiting cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep and goats from running at large in the more populated precincts.
May 6, 1955: Eastern New Mexico University was ready to host the 20th annual Ag Club Rodeo. The two-day run included a parade, rodeo performances and an all-university dance.
May 5, 1945: White Auto Store held its grand opening at 115 SW State St. in Portales. J.B. Morrow was owner/manager of the auto parts and home appliance store.
May 4, 1955: The Elida Tigers won the regional Class B baseball championship with a 13-3 win over Forrest. Ronald Berry had a first-inning grand slam to set the pace for Elida, which qualified for the state tournament with the win.
May 3, 1945: Area residents learned of the death of Capt. Laverne Nicklas of Dora. He was serving with Gen. George Patton’s Third Army when he was killed in action in Germany on April 16, The Portales Daily News reported.
May 2, 1910: The Roosevelt County Herald reported Portales was installing “a very comprehensive system of water works, sewers and electric lights,” and also working to build cement walks. Another city need was for more trees, which would “doubtless be fixed as soon as the city is able to supply water.”
By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist A conversation between Don and longtime friend Louis Pattison. Pattison speaks: “Don, I contacted Hoyt Pattison and neither he nor I know what the colors of the Claud basketball team were. (Now this was in December 2006). “I’m not sure they had any color as I am unaware of their [...]
By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on women re-entering the workforce, collar applications and making quick and nutritious dips will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lance Heft, a businessman, author and entrepreneur, has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” Heft will talk about tips [...]
By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service Editor’s note: Freedom Communications announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy. Freedom is the owner of Freedom New Mexico, including the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun.