Portales Past: April 15, 1955

April 15, 1955: Barry Stone, a basketball and track star, had been selected president of the Portales High School student body. He defeated Kent Greathouse and Wynn Martin in what The Portales Valley News called “a lively campaign.”

April 14 ENMU briefs

Raw Footage” coming to ENMU ENMU is set to host “Raw Footage,” a step-dance performance by the group Molodi, at 8:30 p.m. April 22 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. Kate Carr, instructor of voice, describes stepping as “an African-American art form that incorporates body percussion, spoken word and, in Molodi’s case, they’ve tweaked stepping […]

Police blotter — April 14

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by Portales dispatch: Saturday • At 1:45 a.m., a 911 hang-up occurred in the vicinity of Sixth and C streets. Screaming and crying could be heard in the background. The caller stated the address and told the officer to “Come get this female before I knock her down.” […]

Portales Past: April 30, 1960

April 30, 1960: The night’s television lineup included “Have Gun, Will Travel,” “The Real McCoys” and “Red Skelton.”

Portales Past: April 29, 1955

April 29, 1955: Tommy and Brooks’ Food Market, located off the Lovington Highway, was offering large Sunkist lemons for 29 cents per dozen and Wilson’s thrift bacon for 29 cents per pound.

Portales Past: April 28, 1910

April 28, 1910: Portales was on the lookout for a man known only as “Dutch” who was allegedly selling whiskey in violation of town ordinance. Some suspected “Dutch” was “a shield to protect some well-known Portales citizen,” the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

Portales Past: April 26, 1960

April 26, 1960: Portales’ Optimists club members reported children’s bicycles were not safe. Club members had inspected multiple bikes with broken pedals, missing fenders and broken seats. They were offering tips on improving bike safety.

Portales Past: April 22, 1960

April 22, 1960: After 14 years as a Portales barber, James “Babe” Morgan was headed to Roswell to work. He sold his interest in the Morgan and Morgan Barber Shop and the Portales News-Tribune reported Herb Hartsill would take Babe Morgan’s chair.

Portales Past: April 21, 1955

April 21, 1955: Three dogs were blamed for killing 30 of Jim Wade’s chickens on the western edge of Portales. Wade said his grandson witnessed the dawn attack. The dogs, who did not eat any of their kill, ran away when Wade opened the door to the hen house.

Portales Past: April 20, 1910

April 20, 1910: Jake Williams and J.C. Henderson, both about 14 and living in the Richland area, recently found themselves lost overnight during a hunting trip. The morning sun found them about 12 miles from their homes.

April 13 Police blotter

A sampling of recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to all logs from Wednesday through Friday.

Portales High School news — April 13

Junior/senior prom scheduled This year’s Portales High School Junior/Senior Prom will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the PHS Cafeteria.“Vintage Hollywood” is this year’s theme. Tickets are on sale now at the main office, and the cost is $25. Yearbooks on sale PHS yearbooks are on sale now. The cost is $50. […]

Elida school news — April 13

Monday-Wednesday: Standards Based Assessment testing for grades 3-6 Tuesday: Baseball at Portales JV, V, JV – 3 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday: 4-H meeting in Waverly Criswell’s room at 5 p.m. Thursday: Varsity track meet at Melrose Friday: Baseball at Texico – V, JV – 3 p.m. doubleheader. Saturday: Varsity track meet – Fort Sumner Saturday: State […]

Pintores Art League gearing up for show

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Freedom New Mexico The Pintores Art League is kicking off its Spring Fling art show Friday at Clovis Community College. The PAL hosts an annual show of student and professional artwork in the area to give local artists a venue to display their work and allow them a chance to compete against their peers. Friday […]

Police blotter — April 7

PNT staff A sampling of recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to call logs: Thursday • At noon, two females got into a fight at a school in the 200 block of South Knoxville Avenue. • At 4:16 p.m., a caller reported in the area of Gum and Avenue B said a car had […]

ENMU briefs — April 7

Physical plant employee loses home, possessions Robert Ortega, a member of the physical plant crew at Eastern New Mexico University, lost everything when his home burned down March 30. ENMU is asking all fellow employees and the public to consider making a contribution to assist him. Financial contributions can be dropped off at Dorothy Bull’s […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School meeting, April Fools video at ENMU

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

Portales Past: April 14, 1910

April 14, 1910: Portales Sanitarium reported it was equipped to give Turkish baths, shower baths and plunge baths — all capable of stimulating the nervous system to ward off all forms of rheumatism, nervous diseases and kidney ills.

Portales Past: April 13, 1960

April 13, 1960: Charles Hood, a junior journalism major at Eastern New Mexico University, had been named vice president of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association. Hood was also a football letterman on Coach Carl Richardson’s Greyhound team.

Portales Past: April 12, 1945

April 12, 1945: Eastern New Mexico joined the rest of the nation in mourning the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Portales Daily News editorialized that the nation had lost its greatest citizen and “the working man has lost a true friend.”