Heavy rainfall expected for weekend

Clarence Plank Roosevelt and Curry counties, along with much of eastern New Mexico, could get drenched during the Fourth of July holiday, courtesy of a hurricane hundreds of miles to the south. Local emergency management leaders are also warning of possible flash flooding. Two to 4 inches of rain are being forecasted and experts say […]

Lottery luck hits family second time

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer aduncan@pntonline.com Less than a year after an Elida resident won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery, his son and daughter have claimed their own lottery prize this week. Monica Baca of Portales and Brantley King of Elida, children of lottery winner Aurbra King of Elida, won […]

ENMU students plan school supplies drive

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Supplies needed: Backpacks without wheels Spiral notebooks (wide ruled and college ruled) 2-inch three-ring binders with dividers No. 2 pencils Blue, black and red pens Scissors (round and point tipped) Large glue sticks Pocket folders (without fasteners) Colored pencils Crayons Highlighters Rulers Zipper pouches for pencils Tissue Two Eastern New Mexico University students are putting […]

Incarnate Word joins Lone Star Conference

RICHARDSON, Texas — Incarnate Word has joined the Lone Star Conference in time for the San Antonio university’s second football season. The 129-year-old liberal arts school that was a women’s college until 1970 officially joined the Division II league Thursday. The 2010 grid season opener for the Cardinals will be Aug. 28 at home against […]

Wood frontrunner for Greyhound starting job

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer Wes Wood has gone from backup to the heir apparent at Eastern New Mexico University in a little more than a year. Wood, who led Muleshoe to the school’s only state football championship in 2008, has been called the frontrunner to replace J.J. Harp following spring drills, according to […]

Obesity matter of personal responsibility

Many of us in the food producing business are watching with a suspicious eye Michelle Obama’s pending federally funded efforts to combat obesity in children. Our skepticism is justified because every special interest group from global warming to UFO conspirators somehow wind up casting blame on modern agriculture. Nevertheless, obesity apparently is a serious problem […]

Every day has great surprise

Every day God sends beautiful gifts just waiting for us to open. Unless we are tuned in, these blessings will go right on by and not be noticed. I only have room for ten suggestions to start with, but there are many more. Have childlike faith. We can learn a lot from children. Children don’t […]

Portales Past: July 31, 1955

July 31, 1955: The television lineup for Portales included “Hopalong Cassidy,” “Cameo Theater” and “People are Funny.”

Portales Past: July 30, 1950

July 30, 1950: Newspaper color comics included “Joe Palooka,” “Boots,” “Red Ryder” and “Alley Oop.”

Portales Past: July 29, 1945

July 29, 1945: T.J. Tidwell Shows and Carnival were set up on the Portales baseball lot on the Clovis highway. They offered multiple rides and promised entertainment for children and grownups.

Portales Past: July 28, 1960

July 28, 1960: Portales police used a stopwatch to catch nine speeders on north Main Street. The area had been the scene of a collision involving two pickups earlier in the week.

Portales Past: July 27, 1950

July 27, 1950: J.M. Armontrout, who lived a quarter mile south of Portales’ city limits on the Lovington highway, reported honeybees were invading his home. He said they were “coming in clouds” and going through a knot hole into a wall of his home. The Portales Daily News reported “it sounds like a million little […]

Portales Past: July 26, 1960

July 26, 1960: Stroud’s Food Market, at 523 S. Ave. C in Portales, advertised 12-ounce bottles of catsup for 15 cents, 10-pound bags of potatoes for 49 cents and 12-ounce cans of orange juice for 39 cents.

Portales Past: July 25, 1945

July 25, 1945: Portales prepared to host the Veterans of Foreign Wars rodeo, which featured bronc riding, calf roping, bulldogging and bull riding. Dances were scheduled in the Safeway parking lot after the rodeo performances.

Portales Past: July 24, 1910

July 24, 1910: A classified ad in the Roosevelt County Herald offered an unspecified reward for the return of a lost fountain pen.

Portales Past: July 23, 1945

July 23, 1945: William “Happy Bill” Cope, who was promoted as an international ambassador of good will, performed musical acts in the Portales High School auditorium. He was best known for playing Stephen Foster melodies and folk songs on the banjo.

Portales Past: July 22, 1941

July 22, 1941: Area Boy Scouts were preparing for a city-wide canvas to collect aluminum. Officials said 10,000 pounds of aluminum went into every fighting plane and aluminum was “one of the biggest items in winning war!”

Portales Past: July 21, 1910

July 21, 1910: Sidewalks were appearing all around Portales. “The northwest side and southwest side of the square have complete sidewalks and the work on other sides are progressing,” the Roosevelt County Herald reported. “Bascom Howard is leading the way by having a concrete sidewalk laid in front of his residence.”

Portales Past: July 20, 1945

July 20, 1945: Price’s Creameries, at 213 NW Main Street in Portales, reported it paid $48,000 monthly to area dairy farmers for milk, cream and eggs.

Portales Past: July 19, 1950

July 19, 1950: A Portales man was being held by police in Amarillo following a shooting in a city park. Amarillo police said W. B. Parks of Portales told them he shot an Amarillo man twice because he wouldn’t stop talking about birds. “I told him to get away from me. He wouldn’t leave me […]