Runners brave weather

Freedom New Mexico Rain did not dampen the participation at the Portales MainStreet Program’s 9th Annual Fun Run Saturday sponsored by Burger King. More than 80 runners and walkers participated in the 10K run and 5K run/walk on South Main Street, the largest turn out in the history of the event. “Runners like cool weather,” […]

May 19, 1942

The Portales Daily News hosted a cooking school that was one of the largest, most-attended schools of its kind held in Portales history. Products from the Portales area were used for most of the ingredients.

Nov. 10, 1949

McCowen’s full blood and registered Durhams of Elida ran an ad in the Portales Tribune selling its oldest and largest bull calf for the highest bid over $100 offered before the end of the month.

Oct. 27, 1944

W. T. Meador and his son Clifford harvested 620 bushels of sweet potatoes, the largest

Elida graduates go forward with hope

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer It certainly was not the largest class, but a lively class as the nine seniors of Elida high school graduated Saturday night in Elida. The seniors were gathered in the cafeteria moments before graduation, each of them nervous in anticipation and full of mixed emotions. “My classmates and I […]

ENMU to award 355 diplomas Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer As Eastern New Mexico University hands out 355 college diplomas during its 110th annual commencement on Saturday, the largest number of degrees will be in business administration, elementary education and master’s in education. Approximately 31 graduates will have completed bachelors degrees in business administration, followed by 26 in elementary […]