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.
Feb. 19, 1952: The Portales Daily News: The spacious country home of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Evans, who lived 6 miles west and 1 mile north of Dora, was the setting for a dinner party honoring the Dora Junior High basketball team and Coach Milton Townsend.
Feb. 18, 1954: The Portales Tribune: On Tuesday, Mrs. Alvin Click began her new duties with KICA after being a news broadcaster with KENM for many months, and gave a news program at 12:45. The studio was moved to the second floor of the Cal Boykin Hotel.
Feb. 17, 1941: Portales Daily News: M. Fullerton, Rogers’ ace forward, who was out of the game for several weeks with a bad ankle, came back Friday night to lead his team in a 37-27 win over Dora, scoring 25 of his team’s points.
Feb. 16, 1954: The Portales Tribune: Jack Burns was moving here from Roswell to organize a merchants police or night watchman’s service in Portales. To date, 24 firms had joined the organization. Membership fees were $5 per year.
Feb. 15, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A “cow pool” in which dairy farmers could place their milk cows for a period of three years and receive payment for the milk after deduction of expenses, was due to open soon near Portales.
Feb. 14, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The new Dunlap store in Lubbock, which was opened to the public today, was previewed over the weekend by S.M. Finney, manager of the Portales Dunlap store, and several others from the Dunlap store.
Feb. 13, 1959: The Portales News-Tribune: Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Burney of Baileyboro, Texas, were the parents of a daughter, Bonita Kay, who was born Feb. 8 at Roosevelt General Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.
Feb. 12, 1952: The Portales Daily News: San Andres oil well for Roosevelt County was located in the extreme southeastern corner of the county. The 4,845-foot well, with 2-inch tubing in place, was making an estimated one barrel of oil per hour.
Feb. 11, 1954: The Portales Tribune: According to Mrs. Lacy Armstrong, car and truck license sales were slightly ahead of this time last year. Approximately 2,000 car licenses and 800 truck and pickup licenses had been issued to date.
Feb. 10, 1941: Portales Daily News: The approval of a section of land south of Portales as the location for a municipal airport was made by a CAA inspector last week. Frank Craddock of the chamber of commerce was making an effort to arouse local interest to the point where negotiation for acquiring the property […]
Feb. 9, 1955: The Portales Daily News: An appeal to Portales businessmen to save a section of the ice-age fossil deposits in Blackwater Draw from impending destruction was made by an archaeologist.
Feb. 8, 1959: The Portales News-Tribune: From “PHS Roundup” by Carole Ford: Valentine’s Day was drawing near, and preparations were being made to choose the 1959 Valentine Sweetheart for Portales High School. Candidates were Carol Block, Yvonne McBath, Donna Place, Virginia Shaoo, Marilyn Shiplett, Henrietta Stockard, and Karen Stratten.
Feb. 7, 1952: The Portales Daily News: From the “All Around Arch” column: The Youth Rally met at the Baptist Church Saturday evening with 143 in attendance. Rev. Charles Clair brought the message.
Feb. 6, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Cotton growers of Roosevelt County were gathering ammunition to send to Sen. Clinton Anderson this week in an effort to have 5,000 additional acres allowed to be farmed under a 1955 farm subsidy program.
Feb. 5, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A very light vote was cast in the Elida School Board Election on Tuesday. Haskel Worley was the only candidate for re-election to the board.
Feb. 4, 1955: The Mother’s March in Portales last night brought in $950.07, announced Keith Hall, March of Dimes chairman.