Portales past: Feb. 21, 1955

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.

Birthday — Oct. 10

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Long Margaret “Maggie” Long was given a surprise 98th birthday party on Sept. 19. It was hosted by her daughter, Patsy Welsh. Friends and relatives attended the card party.

Volunteer profile: Margaret Coleman

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Name: Margaret Coleman Residence: Portales Occupation: Owner of the Forever Pets pet store Volunteer: Horse supplier for therapeutic riding for children with disabilities Why she does it: “For the kids,” said Coleman. “I want children to feel they really need this. It stimulates them and encourages them to use their bodies for support. It strengthens […]

It’s Their Job: Margaret Seales

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Name: Margaret Seales Job: Florist for Butterfly Floral Background: I was raised in Whiteface and Muleshoe, Texas. I married my husband who was in the Army. We lived in Oklahoma, Germany, Kentucky and Texas. We finally settled here when my oldest daughter was in the seventh grade. We have been here ever since. Time on […]

Library Books July 13

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Children’s author Margaret Peterson Haddix is best known for her science fiction stories of dystopian societies, such as the Among the Hidden series. In her latest book, Haddix looks back at the grueling lives of American sweatshop workers in the […]

Dramatic reading brings history to life

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Margaret Waters doesn’t just read history. She re-enacts it and brings it alive, as she did on Thursday at the Portales Public Library when she presented her one-woman impersonation of “Ma’am Jones of the Pecos.” Barbara Culp Jones, better known as Ma’am Jones, was a pioneer woman from the […]

Mow problem: Grenade handled

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The old saying goes that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. A Portales couple got closer to a grenade than they wanted Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m. Portales Police got a 911 call from a person reporting finding a hand grenade in the yard at Eighth and […]

March 22, 1979

The Elida Homemaker’s Club met at the Senior Center on Thursday. mrs. Johnnie Kinkade made out a report during the morning. Delegates who will go to Carrizozo for the district meeting on March 22 will be Mrs. LaVada Sanders, Mrs. Wanda Chenault, Mrs. Margaret Warren, and Mrs. Juanita Thurman. The hostesses Mrs. Opal Gilmore and […]

Fascination with nuns may be ‘Nunsense’

By Helena Rodriquez I know of at least one person more organized than me when it comes to Christmas: Sister Margaret. I received my first Christmas card for the season from Sister Margaret the week right after Thanksgiving. I immediately pictured Sister Margaret, in spite of her small frame and kind face, whipping everything into […]

Sept. 29 Obituaries

Margaret Lindstedt Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Margaret Lindstedt, 52, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 19, 1952, in McAlester, Okla. to Billie Imogene and Ray Goddard. She grew up in McAlester, Okla. and Portales. She worked as manager for […]