Volunteers feed more than 500 people at community Thanksgiving dinner

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Argen Duncan The annual Portales community Thanksgiving dinner served more people than ever Thursday, an organizer said. Portales Community Outreach offers the turkey dinner at the Memorial Building free to the public every year. Organizer Joe Parie said the event had a little more than 500 people coming by the Memorial Building or having a […]

Monday morning briefing: Free music, cooking tips and the JFK assassination

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Music, music, music The Eastern New Mexico University Steel Band is set to perform its Fall Concert at 7 p.m. today in the Music Building. The performance, directed by Neil Rutland, features selections from David Rudder, Chuck Mangione, Ken “Professor” Filmore, Andy Narell and […]

Shoutouts — Nov. 7

Lighthouse Mission Come join the building team for the new Lighthouse Mission shelter. You can help the Lighthouse Mission by donating materials and labor or discounted contract rates. Building Team: • General contractor, Roper Construction • Pad Site, Eastwood Construction • Concrete donation, Don Pool Construction • Concrete finishing, Mercadal’s Construction • Plumbing, Mark Carpenter […]

Portales past: Nov. 14, 1955

Nov. 14, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Assistant District Attorney James C. Compton said he intended to file juvenile delinquency charges against a number of Clovis youths unless they start cleaning up the paint that was spread over the Portales High School building last week.

My turn: Student art impressive

Alisa Boswell I viewed a variety of artwork in a library this week. Most of the artwork there was professional rather than amateur, so it struck me as funny when I stumbled across a work of art that seemed nothing more than a splash of paint on canvas. Now, I am a fan of abstract […]

Fence work turns into fishing trip

Glenda Pirce The bossman bid on a fence building job along the right-of-way of a newly paved road in the northern New Mexico mountains. He didn’t tell the ranch hands about it until he actually got the contract in hand. All chores having to do with fencing — building, repairing, riding in search of problems […]

School board meets in closed session

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education held a closed session to discuss pending litigation during a special meeting Monday afternoon at the district Administration Building. Superintendent Randy Fowler said the board took no action and he couldn’t discuss the conversation. The meeting’s purpose was to provide board members with information, he […]

Sept. 19 —

Health office near completion Carol Morgan of the Public Health Office in Portales said construction of the office’s new building next to La Casa Family Health Center on Fir Street is ahead of schedule and she expects it to open March 1. Morgan said a crew of seven or eight people has been working on […]

City officials hope traffic light will ease downtown congestion

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Jared Tucker A downtown business owner says he is fed up with the traffic congestion caused by a stop sign at Main and Second Streets, so his building is for sale and he’s moving out of the square. City officials said help for the traffic problem could be on its way. Buzz Goodson, owner of […]

Portales past: Aug. 26, 1955

Aug. 26, 1955: The Ladies Aid of the Central Christian Church had met in the home of E.T. Hensley to announce the $3,000 goal for the new church building had been attained.