Empty stocking: Mrs. M

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. M’s” daughter will be having surgery in December. “Ms. M” won’t be able to work until her daughter recovers from surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large and medium. […]

Sept. 3, 1964

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the pet prairie dog Portales Police had in “the pokey” the day before was bailed out by Mr. and Mrs. C.A. McEndree of University Drive. They said it belongs to their granddaughter-in-law, Mrs. Larry Hays, also of University Drive. Mrs. Hays is the former Mary Nell Ainsworth of Milnesand, and […]

May 3 Engagements

Ingle-Pettigrew Mrs. Kathryn Mays of Coppell, Texas, and state Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Ingle, to Howard David Pettigrew, son of Mrs. Lana Jean Pettigrew and the late Dr. Howard Pettigrew of Lincoln, Calif. The couple will exchange vows June 20, 2009, at Loretto […]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

April 14, 2009 ENMU briefs

Employee/Student Briefs ENMU student Noel Hunt has been named Mrs. New Mexico and is running for Mrs. United States. Michael R. Elrod, president of ENMU-Ruidoso, has announced that he will retire next January. Michael F. Shaughnessy of ENMU and Dan Greathouse of Portales Municipal Schools have had an interview accepted for publication in the October […]

Feb. 21, 1967

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Mrs. John V. Mauk was chosen by the Portales chapter of P.E.O. Sisterhood

Pageant seeks contestants

PNT Staff Report The Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, the state preliminary to Mrs. America, is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Portales to represent the community in the 2009 pageant, Executive State Director Sheree Channel said. Once selected, the winner will advance on to compete in the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant set for June […]

Feb. 1, 1958

A group of eighth- and ninth-grade Portales students under the tutelage of Mrs. Louise Cooper attempted to view the first American satellite as it was to be visible across certain southern states.

Dec. 19, 1955

The Portales Daily News reported that Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Martin brought their son Orville home from the hospital for a two-week holiday stay. He had been staying at the hospital since he injured his spine in a diving accident in the summer of 1954, rendering him paralyzed. The senior was able to finish […]

Schimming/Kelly engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelly of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their son, Joseph Daniel of Lubbock to Whitney Callison Schimming of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Schimming of Dallas. The couple will exchange vows June 28, 2008, at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. The reception will be at Winfrey Point […]

Woman’s faith will live on through generations

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I was touched this past week by an entire family’s faith through difficult circumstances and the example it gives to us all. One day after the Calton family buried their beloved mother and grandmother Clytie Calton, the family had banded together for the unpleasant task of searching the ruins […]

1-23-08 Local Briefs

Candidate deadline approaching Any person who plans to run for political office in the June Primary must make any necessary changes to their voter registration before 5 p.m. Monday, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office. The potential candidate’s voter registration must show their correct address and political party affiliation to […]

Portales’ first Christmas

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By Ruth White Burns Editor’s note: The following is an account of the first Christmas celebrated by the community in Portales. It was first published in 1993 in the PNT and has been rewritten by the author this year. The early settlers of the Portales Valley came together in 1899 to celebrate the first Christmas […]

Season’s spirit in giving, but getting’s fun

By Helena Rodriguez The spirit of Christmas is in giving rather than receiving. I must confess though, that being on the receiving end has made for some memorable Christmas gifts. Like many parents, Mom and Dad liked to surprise us girls with special toys. But after peeking into Mom’s stash of yet-to-be-wrapped gifts one year, […]

November 14, 1993

• New Mexico Military Institute college freshman Joanna r Pierce was named “Distinguished Yearling Cadet” in her troop for the month of November. She is the daughter of Dr and Mrs Robert W Pierce. • “The Three Musketeers” and “The Beverly Hillbillies” were showing at the Tower Twin. • Eastern New Mexico University Zias volleyball […]

Consumers crave convertibles

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Imagine feeling the wind blowing through your hair and feeling the openness and experiencing the beauty of Mother Nature as you travel the open road in a convertible. Portales couple Tom and Sharon Davis are the proud owners of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. Purchasing the car in Roswell […]

July 17, 1977

• Twelve rail cars hauling potash and one car hauling anhydrous ammonia derailed at the Elida Crossing in front of the Worley Mills Elevator. • Mr. and Mrs. ernest Propes received the Yard of the Month award for July. The award was presented by the Portales Garden Club. • A two pound package of Lynden Farm French […]

May 4, 1971

• Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Eastern New Mexico University were preparing for the “Pikes Push for Charity”. The 30 members were set to push a wheelchair from Portales to Canyon, Texas then on to Lubbock, Texas in an effort to raise money for charity. • Mrs. Bob Wilson, of Dora and […]

April 18, 1972

• Mrs. Paul Kohler was elected as recording secretary for the New Mexico Federation of Business and Professional Women Club during their convention that was held in Clovis. Kohler, is the past president of the Portales Woman’s Club and is employed as a district court clerk. • Betty Crocker cake mixes were on sale 3 for […]

Widow remembers husband’s heroism

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Portales woman still wrestles with demons that had their roots in the Iranian hostage crisis more than a quarter-century ago. Trudy McKeel is the widow of John D. McKeel, a Marine guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, one of 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days […]