March 11, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Ad from Turner’s Dept. Store: dress heels, $6.99; ladies summer shoes, $3.98; ladies large Pixies, $3.98; and a 3-button coachman brunchcoat in 100% wash-n-wear cotton, $5.95.
March 10, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Teachers of the public schools averaged a little over $5 each in the Red Cross Campaign, members of the campaign announced this morning. Their goal was $7,500 for Red Cross war work.
March 9, 1950: The Portales Daily News: from the “All Around Kenna” column: The Megolia wild-cat oil well, 15 miles south of Kenna, is said to be down 6,000 feet.
March 8, 1944: The Portales Daily News: In the past two weeks, the Daily News has lost two valued employees who have gone to Austin, Texas, to enter the nurses training school for the U.S. Army. They are Miss Patsy Patterson, mailer, and Miss Peggy Taylor, assistant to the circulation manager.
March 6, 1944: The Portales Daily News: The base commandant of Clovis Army Air Base presented to Rayford Young, 15, and Charles K. Young, 12, of White Star Route of Portales the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to their father, Staff Sgt. Frank Young, a tail gunner for a B-24, reported missing in action.
March 5, 1950: The Portales Daily News: East Ward and Lindsey Grade won top honors Saturday in the annual Jubilee all-day basketball tournament in the high school and junior high gymnasiums, Director Fred Hinger reported.
March 4, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Portales police made 1,373 contacts during February, including 227 warnings to motorists, 55 driver license tests, 220 driver licenses checked on road blocks, 221 wrecks with no injuries and four wrecks with injuries. Parking tickets brought in $312.50.
March 3, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Featured at the Kiva Theater: “Bordertown Gunfighters” with Bill Elliott. Featured at the Yam Theater: “Happy” starring Bill Boyd and “Two Senoritas From Chicago” with Joan Davis and Ninx Alkenburg.
March 2, 1944: The Portales Daily News: The Leopards from down Causey way are very excited, as they feel confident of winning the Lions’ basketball tournament being held here next weekend.
March 1, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Nine-year-old Maurice Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastham, who received a brain concussion in falling from a horse Saturday, is reported improving and may be able to come home tomorrow. The young man has been receiving treatment in a Lubbock hospital.
Feb. 28, 1954: The Portales Tribune: in the “I Saw” column: The belated auto license buyers’ line was extending out of the Armstrong office into the snowy street Saturday morning.
Feb. 27, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Voters in Causey School District gave an overwhelming approval on Feb. 26 to becoming a municipal school district. Causey was the last remaining school under the county school supervision.
Feb. 26, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Pecan trees are practical for Portales lawns, said Mrs. Sidney Stone, who watched a tree set out by her father 25 years ago bear fruit each year. The tree was at the W.A. Heisen home at 515 Amazon St.
Feb. 25, 1941: Portales Daily News: Tiny twin boys who were born early yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Jack L . Smith of Portales are reported as doing nicely. The babies were fed with a medicine dropper by the attending nurse.
Feb. 24, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Portales Police have another kind of bootlegging on their minds now — bootleg milk. City sanitarian worker Jerry Hein said many Portales people were buying raw milk “over the fence” without stopping to think of the risk. He warned that the milk could be infected with Bang’s disease, […]
Feb. 23, 1954: The Portales Tribune: From the “I Heard” column: Mrs. Willis Slaten made apricot blossoms into very acceptable cherry blossoms for a George Washington party this week.
Feb. 22, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Tumbling weeds from soil bank’s acreages have just about put the cattle back on the basis of the open range. Fence posts have snapped all across the plains from the strain of tumbleweeds pushed before high winds.
Feb. 21, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Margaret Titsworth of Elida and Larry Campbell of Portales were among the 69 students at New Mexico A&M College selected for the Dean’s Honor List of the school of arts and sciences.
Feb. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Movies currently showing at Tower Theater: “Bend of the River” starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Rock Hudson. Also showing was “World in His Arms” with Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth. Both movies were in Technicolor.