Portales past: Sept. 12, 1950

Sept. 12, 1950 Portales Daily News: Judge E.T. Hensley Jr., heard arguments in a case involving a right-of-way for the Southern Union Gas Company.The gas company sought an injunction to stop construction of a residence over its main gas line serving Portales.

Portales past: Sept. 11, 1945

Sept. 11, 1945 Portales Daily News: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys played at a dance at Midway on Thursday. Midway is halfway between Portales and Clovis.

Portales past: Sept. 10, 1945

Sept. 10, 1945 Portales Daily News: Mrs. C.M. Worley complimented the birthday of Mrs. E.T. Hensley Jr., Sunday afternoon with an informal tea at her home.

Portales past: Sept. 9, 1960

Sept. 9, 1960 Portales News Tribune: “Vol Model Baby,” a registered Jersey cow owned by Eastern New Mexico University, set an official production record. The cow was given a proven index of 12.5, which indicated Baby produced 12.5 times her body weight in milk in 305 days.

Portales past: Sept. 8, 1910

Sept. 8, 1910 Roosevelt County Herald: Lost: one 10-inch, two-horse turning plow, John Deere, which was taken from the courtyard in Portales. Please return at once and accept thanks of owner. G.P. Harris.

Portales past: Sept. 7, 1950

Sept. 7, 1950 Portales Daily News: Paul Gregory, 20, was bitten by a rattlesnake as he was pulling broom corn in his father’s field. Paul’s brother, Buck, took him to Miller Hospital.

Portales past: Sept. 6, 1955

Sept. 6, 1955 Portales Daily News: W. Newell Page, Eastern New Mexico University director of agricultural instruction, was the featured speaker at the annual Chamber of Commerce dairy tour.

Portales past: Sept. 5, 1945

Sept. 5, 1945 Portales Daily News: The community cannery for Arch reopened under the supervision of the Portales High School Vocational Agriculture Department, according to Flowell Payton, agriculture teacher.

Portales past: Sept. 4, 1945 Portales Daily News: Lt. Jack R. Spence of Portales piloted a carrier-based Avenger torpedo bomber on 60 combat sorties at Iwo Jima and Okinawa before returning to the United States on leave.

Sept. 4, 1945 Portales Daily News: Lt. Jack R. Spence of Portales piloted a carrier-based Avenger torpedo bomber on 60 combat sorties at Iwo Jima and Okinawa before returning to the United States on leave.

Portales past: Sept. 3, 1950

Sept. 3, 1950 Portales Daily News: Tuesday was Dollar Day in Portales, with most merchants observing the Labor Day holiday.

Portales past: Sept. 2, 1960

Sept. 2, 1960 Portales News Tribune: Mac’s Drive In Team failed once again to show up for its game with Furniture Mart to determine which of the two teams will go to the state tournament in Albuquerque.

Portales past: Sept. 1, 1955

Sept. 1, 1955 Portales Daily News: Smart copper and black wrought iron trivets are back in kitchen fashion as lacy ornamental accents, as well as counter protectors.

It’s their job: Aaron Evans

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Jeanette Everett: PNT correspondent Aaron Evans upgrades electrical services at Eastern New Mexico University. He has been an electrical apprentice with Theco Electric in Clovis for a year and a half. “It’s different every day,” he said. “You never know what you’re gonna do. They send you to school and you get on-the-job training while […]

ENMU’s offensive coordinator recovering from heart surgery

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Freedom New Mexico Two nights after his play-calling helped Eastern New Mexico University open its season with an impressive win, longtime Greyhounds offensive coordinator Mike Howard was recovering from heart surgery Monday at a Lubbock hospital. Howard underwent a triple bypass at Methodist Hospital, according to Greyhounds head coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo said Howard would […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A winner, local 4-H hall of famers and the death of a princess

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Final winner John Zitzelsberger is this fifth, and final, winner in the drawing for The Freedom New Mexico newsletter contest.

Elida school news — Aug. 31

Week of Aug. 30 Aug. 30: Volleyball — at Marshall JH, 4:15 p.m. — JH (7th) Today: Volleyball — Dora JH, JV, V, 4 p.m.; Individual, football, volleyball and cheerleading pictures Wednesday: Elementary/High School Open House, 6 p.m. Thursday: Volleyball — at Floyd JH, JV, V, 4 p.m.; football — NMSD, 4 p.m. Friday: Volleyball […]

PJHS news — Aug. 31

Student council Council candidates presented their speeches to the student body on Friday, with elections held immediately following. Students vying for officer positions were McKenzie Bucksath, Ashlynn Idsinga, Serina Johnson, Alex Victor, Zak Bouldin, Travis Connell, Randy Lovato and Kobi Shillings. Election results will appear in next week’s school news. Volleyball Our seventh- and eighth-grade […]

Dual-credit, remedial education top concerns at town hall meeting

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Argen Duncan Continued support for dual-credit programs, universities’ autonomy and what to do about remedial courses rose to the top of discussion topics at the Higher Education Department Town Hall meeting Monday at Eastern New Mexico University. The department is collecting public input from around New Mexico for a statewide higher education master plan. Secretary […]

My turn: Game and Fish offers hunting tips

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is urging hunters across the state to enjoy their time being outdoors with family and friends this hunting season. NMDGF is passing along tips for hunters: • Non-hunters should remember they share the outdoors with hunters carrying loaded weapons and they should wear bright-colored clothing at all […]

Lone Star Conference football roundup — Aug. 30

Standings School LSC All North Division Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 East Central 0-0 0-0 Northeastern State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 0-0 Central Oklahoma 0-0 0-1 SE Okla. 0-0 0-1 SW Okla. 0-0 0-1 South Division Abilene Christian 0-0 0-0 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Midwestern State 0-0 0-0 Tarleton State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville […]