March 29, 1982

Five Senior Citizens were honored for birthdays in March, Friday at the Senior Center, with their combined ages adding up to 398. Mrs. Maude Carrell was the senior of the group, at 90 years of age. They, with others, attending the party were served birthday cake and punch or coffee. Three teenagers from the drama […]

March 28, 1982

A Howell movement was used for Tuesday’s duplicate bridge game with the following winners: first, Mrs. Luna Rundell and Mrs. Ollie Tipton; second, Mrs. B.C. Copper and Mrs. Betty Lynch; third, Mrs. Chester Barnett and Mrs. Art Welker; fourth, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thornton and fifth, Mrs. Max Meadors and Mrs. Vernon Imoe. This club […]

March 26, 1974

Miss Letha Mae Franse, senior engineer with Howard Hughes Company, in California, arrived in New Mexico Saturday to spend a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Franse, and Sunday was occasion for a family gathering at the Franse home. Mrs. Leon LaGrone, Clarence Franse, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Franse, with sons Nelson […]

March 25, 1979

Winners in Tuesday’s duplicate bridge game were as follows: north-south, first were Mrs. Edward Crouse and Mrs. Harry Patton; second were Mrs. Fred Chandler and Mrs. Bill Meeks and third were Mrs. Grady Beard and Mrs. B.C. Cooper. East-west winners were: first, Mrs. H.T. Prince and Mrs. Vernon Imoe; second were Mrs. H.O Lehman 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 […]

March14, 1971

As a preliminary to getting together for a 30th anniversary of their graduation from Portales High School, members of the class of 1941 are asked to start getting information together. The date for the reunion is set for July 24-25, and the persons to call to help get the ball rollong are Mrs. B. C. […]

March 7, 1971

Navy Fireman Apprentice Roger D. Jones, son of Dr. and Mrs. George L. Jones of 1600 South Ave. N Portales, is now serving aboard the nuclear attack aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which is currently cruising around South America enroute to Alemeda, Calif.

March 11, 1971

Mrs. R.I. Wallingford has returned to her home north of Portales and is happy to see the good old NewMexico sand after experiencing the California earthquake. MRs. Wallingford was in bed at the time of the tremor and her pet cat that slept on the foot of the bed took off in a fast run. […]

Feb. 28, 1960

Cecil Cook has purchased the Morgan Insurance Agency from Mrs. Mary Morgan and Jay Morgan and will take over the business on March 1. Mr. Cook has been in the insurance business in Clovis and Portales for the past four years. He will change the name of the firm to Cecil Cook Insurance Agency and […]

Feb. 25, 1969

New officers were installed for the Roosevelt County Democratic Women’s Association Wednesday when they met for luncheon at Troy Dee’s SteakHouse. Mrs. Harry Cissell was installed as president, Mrs Eldon Whitten, vice president, Mrs. T. E. Mears, Jr, secretary, Mrs. A.J. Corbin, treasurer. Mrs W.O. Dunlap conducted an interesting installation service and gave each women […]

Feb. 22, 1969

“Were You There?” is the theme for the program of Portales Womans Club Wednesday afternoon, with Mrs. M.M. Cooper the program chairmen for the day. Mrs. Harold Starbuck will introduce the program. Past presidents of the club are given a special invitation to be present, to receive recognition. Members and visitors will have a chance […]

Former chaplain’s advice on transition

Janet Taylor-Birkey Retired Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter was hosted by the Cannon Chapel for the 2007 Annual Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 1. In an interview after the breakfast, Mrs. Potter spoke candidly about Cannon, transitions and the importance of family. In her third visit here since 1975, Potter said she is impressed with the attractiveness […]

Breakfast hosts first female chaplain

Janet Taylor-Birkey Introduced by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert Gallagher as the first female chaplain in the armed services and the first female chief of chaplains: an officer “with a wise and loving heart of a pastor,” retired Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter addressed more than 150 military members and civilians at the annual Prayer Breakfast, Feb. […]

Feb. 15, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor will be honored on Tuesday at a covered-dish supper at the Elida Womans Club Building. The Taylors have recently purchased the Sands Motel in Portales and have also bought a home in Portales and will be moving there shortly. The supper is to be a community wide farewell party for […]

Feb. 8, 1978

Friends and relatives gathered Sunday in the Frank Greathouse home to share a traditional turkey dinner and birthday cake with Frank Greathouse, Sr., on his 85th birthday. Those coming from Texas were Mr. amd Mrs. Randy Mason, Tammi and Gwendolyn, Midland; Mr. amd Mrs. Kevin Dickson and Cody; Mr. amd Mrs. Jim Wilkerson; Paul Dickson, […]

Jan. 28, 1960

Sickness thinned attendance ranks of E-Ha-Wees Camp Fire group Wednesday afternoon but did not dampen the enthusiasm of those present. Sue Jones did a demonstration on safety in the home. She had posters which noted hazards in the house and how they could be removed. Such a demonstration is for honor award. Some time was […]

Jan. 25, 1960

The Busy Fingers Club had their latest meeting with Mrs. Delo Stephenson and spent the day in quilting. With nine members and seven visitors present, they almost completed two quilts for the hostess. The visitors were Peggy Morgan, Polly Bigler, Lou Williams, Nell Luce, Blanche Dallas, Mary Hill and Grandma Carlisle. The club is always […]

Organization key to reaching financial success

By Janet Taylor-Birkey It’s the time of year when people think about getting their finances in shape. According to Dave Ramsey, the average enlisted person will have $750,000 go through their hands in a 20- year career. It’s important to know what is going on with that money. When was the last time you looked […]

Jan. 17, 1960

Members of the Wee-ko-ki Camp Fire Girls Group made picture books which they felt would be enjoyed by children patients at the hospitals and Thursday afternoon these were delivered with Mrs. Oscar Whitworth providing transportation for the girls. Members met at Presbyterian church fellowship hall after the close of school where a short business period […]