Portales past: Oct. 23, 1952

Oct. 23, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Portales’ two latest polio victims were both reported as somewhat improved, but still in serious condition. They are Dusty Bogard, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bogard, and Jerry McCarty, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. McCarty.

Honors: Sabrina McCarty

Sabrina McCarty of Clovis was a recent recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by Cannon Air Force Base. More than 5,000 students applied for 600 scholarships, according to a release from Scholarships for Military Children. Applicants were required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership […]

Sweet charity realigns

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Friends of Cannon Families helps airmen bridge financial gaps when needs arise, yet this year the group found its own coffers lacking. That is when a Clovis businessman concocted a plan to sweeten the pot. During a spring meeting of the committee for the Combined Federal Campaign Fund, Greg […]

Shooting stuns neighborhood

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A wooden board covers Carlos Perez’ bedroom window. Nine bullets pierced through it early Thursday morning; one ended Carlos’ life on the eve of his 11th birthday. “He didn’t deserve this,” said Minerba Bailon, Carlos’ maternal aunt, her voice shaking. “Carlitos was a little kid who was always smiling, always […]

Hounds, East Central seek to build on strong performances

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and East Central turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach Bud Elliott’s 200th college coaching […]

Railroad to get upgrade

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By Mike Linn Covered wagons were prevalent in Portales in the early 1900s. So it’s a bit strange that Pat McCarty says she feels like she’s in one every time she crosses the railroad tracks on North Main Street. McCarty, a Portales resident, isn’t the only one complaining. Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez said he […]