Portales past: June 16, 1955

June 16, 1955: Sam Douglas of Portales was elected president of the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association. The group wrapped up its convention in Albuquerque with resolutions urging Gov. John Simms to appoint an advisory committee to assist in the distribution of Salk polio vaccine and applauded a new Welfare Department prescription program.

Shipmates sought for reunion

Freedom New Mexico The U.S.S. Columbus Veterans Association is seeking shipmates. U.S. Navy and Marine personnel who served on the U.S.S. Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the U.S.S. Columbus (SSN-762) are invited, according to information from the association. A reunion is planned for Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at Best Western Albany Airport Inn in […]

Shout out: Roosevelt County Extension Association Annual Cultural Arts Show

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 10, the Roosevelt County Extension Association held their annual Cultural Arts Show hosted by the Working 9 to 5 extension club in the Jake Lopez Building in Portales. There were members present from all four Extension Clubs — Pep, Causey, Bethel and Working 9 to 5. Linda Russell catered […]

Shout out: District IV Extension Association of New Mexico meeting

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 22-23, seven members of the Roosevelt County Homemakers Clubs traveled to Alamogordo for the District IV meeting of Extension Association of New Mexico. The members from Roosevelt County were Mary Danforth, Barbara Miller, Dottie Lee, Dorothy Gresham, Judy Terry, LaVerne Scheller, and Connie Moyers. Thursday afternoon was registration and […]

Portales Past: May 31, 1910

May 31, 1910: Representatives of the Southwest Holiness Association visited Portales with plans to start a college. The response was less than welcoming, with only the mayor, a press representative and “two others who went to sleep” attending the meeting, the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

Ticket feature: Roping association expanding to New Mexico

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Freedom New Mexico Amarillo-based Original Team Roping Association is starting off the year by expanding to New Mexico. The group will be holding a team roping event Saturday and Feb. 13 at the Curry County Special Events Center. Whitney McCright, business manager for the association, said the association organizes team-roping events in Texas and Oklahoma. […]

Jan. 6, 1960

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a poem written by a Portales High School Senior, Paula Edmonds, has been accepted by the American High School Poetry Association for their annual anthology. The name of the poem is “The Thoughtful Trees.”

Young cattlemen’s scholarship available

Freedom New Mexico Aplications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for three scholarships offered by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee. A $1,000 scholarship is available from Purina Mills and the YCLC. Applicants must be members of the New Mexico Junior Cattle Growers Association or the child of a NMCGA member. […]

Aug. 21, 1990

Rod Savage, vocational agriculture instructor at Portales High School, was named best agriculture teacher in New Mexico by the state Agricultural Education Teachers Association during their July 20-Aug.t 3 conference in Albuquerque, according to Portales news archives. He was presented the “Ag Teacher of the Year” plaque by Kenneth Taylor, president of the association.

Honors

Best Ryan Best of Elida High School has received a $2,000 scholarship from the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service 2009 College Scholarship Program. Roosevelt Rural Telephone promised to contribute an additional $500. Ellis Shelby Ellis of Portales High School has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio Foundation based […]