Aug. 20, 1945: Staff Sgt. A. B. Munsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Munsey, was on furlough in Portales. He had served 28 months as a platoon sergeant in the European theater.
Aug. 19, 1960: The Portales Mounted Patrol was home after riding with 13 other posses in the Levelland parade. Morris Gorrell transported the horses to Leveland in his trucks.
Aug. 18, 1955: Tot Sadler of Elida assumed ownership of the former Wall and Son Feed Store.
Aug. 17, 1950: Joy Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Morgan of Floyd, won an all-expense paid trip to Chicago to attend the National 4H Congress held at State College.
Aug. 16, 1945: The victory over Japan as announced by President Truman was celebrated by a group of 15 young people who met at Portales’ West Side Baptist Church. The program consisted of prayers, songs and a testimony.
Aug. 15, 1960: The new high school building was approved and would be going into use with the opening of school on Aug. 29, according to Superintendent M.G. Hunt.
Aug. 14, 1955: The annual all-veterans picnic was slated for the Eastern New Mexico University campus. All veterans and their families were welcomed to the basket dinner. Free melons and snow cones were served.
Aug. 13, 1945: Due to a drastic feed shortage in the area, many farmers and dairy cattlemen were selling all or part of their herds, cutting milk production by 20 to 30 percent.
Aug. 12, 1945: Commercial revolving shelf units for kitchen cabinets (Lazy Susans) were being made by almost all the manufacturers, according to Veda Strong, home management specialist with the New Mexico Extension Service.
Police processing evidence in homicide Portales police say they’re still waiting on the state lab for forensic evidence to advance to homicide case of ENMU student Angel Vale. Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the state crime lab is analyzing and comparing .22 caliber shell casings and bullets to the rifle a 13-year-old Portales […]
Tucker Noted guitarist Kenneth and Myrtle Tucker of Clovis will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. They were married in 1960 in Clovis. They have two sons Kenneth James and David Lee and two grandchildren Stephan and Johnathan. Kenneth played with Tiny Lynn, J. Bowman and had his own trio band for […]
Bonney Jane and Ronnie Bonney Jr. of Clovis will be renewing their vows at Sacred Heart Church on Aug. 14, 2010, with a reception and dance to follow. The bride is the daughter of Nadine Armijo of Clovis and Eddy Gallegos of Santa Fe. She is the granddaughter of Sereriano and Mary Armijo of Clovis […]
The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age: Your Quick and Easy Guide to Fashion” by Nandini D’Souza reveals the fashion secrets of the world’s best-dressed women and offers tips on how to recognize what’s right for you at different stages of life. “Laughed ‘til He Died” by […]
The following honor rolls were inadvertently left out of Freedom New Mexico’s most recent special edition:
This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com,has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
In the Portales Magistrate Court: July 12 • Stephanie Brumfield, DOB 1991, found guilty of minor in possession of alcohol and sentenced to one year supervised probation, 40 hours community service, and fined $300. July 15 • Adolfo Alvarez, DOB 1986, found guilty of attempting to bring contraband into place of imprisonment and possession of […]
Volunteers needed The crew staffing the Eastern New Mexico University Dawg Days move-in and orientation needs volunteers to help students move into residence halls Aug. 14. The majority of the need is from 8 a.m. to noon. Ten team leaders and as many volunteers as possible are needed. “Their presence helping with move-in means the […]
In Portales Magistrate Court: July 8 • Ana Ortega pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and sentenced to 364 days supervised probation; must attend ASPEN within 90 days and provide proof to probation office; probation will run concurrent with probation now serving; fined $148. Charge of possession of marijuana under one ounce dismissed per […]
The Field Community Reunion is being held Aug. 13, 2010, at the Field Fire Station. Fellowship will begin at 1 p.m. The business meeting and program will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6 p.m. for $7.50 each. Everyone who has lived or is now living in the Field community is invited […]
“Apache Captive” by N.C. Ware, $10.95, available at Hastings, online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or call 799-7263. This fiction story of a little white girl, taken captive from a wagon train during the mid 1800’s. It chronicles her life growing up in the beautiful mountains , living as an Indian and during the captive […]