Jan. 9, 1962: Portales Daily News: Kenneth Musick, who farmed 480 acres at Dora, paid $40 an acre for 640 acres, outbidding the former lessee, O.A. Preuit, a Levelland, Texas, grain corporation and two other Roosevelt County farmers.
Jan. 8, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Portales would be on a likely route for an enemy invasion, which to Mayor Floyd Kennedy was not only possible, but probable. The mayor painted an alarming picture of the international crisis and declared Portales should get a civil defense program.
Jan. 1, 1951: The Portales Daily News: The two-way radio for the county sheriff arrived Saturday, just before Sheriff J.E. “Ping” Evetts was sworn in to succeed J.N. McCall.
School is closed until Jan. 4.
• Christmas break: Until Jan. 4 • Jan. 3-8: EPAC • Jan. 3: Teacher in-service • Jan. 4: School resumes
Freedom New Mexico The following link is to emergency dispatch recordings of 911 calls to the Clovis Police Department the night of a Nov. 17 fatal accident involving officer Stephen Gallegos. Police say Gallegos was traveling 56 mph in a 35 mph zone and ran a stop sign at Grand and Sycamore, striking a pickup […]
Dec. 31, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Grady’s Grocery specials: Pork chops, 33 cents per pound; beef roast, 33 cents per pound; cheese, 35 cents per pound; potatoes, 27 cents for 10 pounds; and yams, 25 cents for 5 pounds.
Dec. 30, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Elida’s Tall Tigers continued their winning ways this week by whipping San Jon and skinning Logan. The game wasn’t over until the final whistle, as the Tigers slipped out in front 49-48.
Dec. 28, 1942: The Portales Daily News: The movie showing at the Yam Theater was “Private Buckaroo” with Dick Toran and Mary Wickes, and music by Harry James and the Merrymakers, as well as the Andrew Sisters. “A parable of fun and JIVE…”
Dec. 25, 1983: Portales News-Tribune: Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope you have a good Christmas and a happy new year! I wont a remote control car and a soccer ball. Your friend, Denver Collins
Dec. 24, 1956: The Portales Daily News: “Dear Santa Claus, I want (a) BB gun for Christmas. I want a bicycle for Christmas. My brother wants a trip to Florida. Your friend, Barry Lynn Walker.”
Dec. 22, 1942: The Portales Daily News: “This Christmas, war needs the telephone wires which will make it increasingly difficult to handle the volume of Christmas and New Year’s greetings to distant cities. War never takes a holiday.”
Dec. 21, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Local ad: “Tomato Growers: Please return all tomato crates belonging to cannery before Jan. 1. Portales Canning Co.”
Dec. 20, 1956: The Portales Daily News: “Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a bicycle. I am waiting for you. How are your elves and deer, especially Rudolph, too? Give others toys, too, Santa Claus. Love, Jack Micky Burkett.”
Dec. 18, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Ad for the Tower Theater: “Open — 2 p.m., Housewives’ Matinee. Admission 40 cents ‘til 5. Today and Wednesday’s features at 2, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Movie: “The Prisoner,” stars Alec Guiness and Jack Hawkins.
Dec. 15, 1941: The Portales Daily News: From “The Stroller” column: “Christmas decorations are more attractive than ever around Portales this year, and we pause to give thanks that we have no power shortage, and as yet haven’t found it necessary to worry about air raids.”
Dec. 14, 1956: The Portales Daily News: According to their annual custom, three clubs at Eastern New Mexico University gave a Christmas party for children from the Baptist and Christian children’s homes and a selected group of other children from the community.
Dec. 13, 1956: The Portales Daily News: The Greyhound football banquet given annually by H.T. Brassell was at 6 o’clock in the Conestoga room of Cal Boykin. D.H. Reed, professor in social studies and the first football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, was the toastmaster.
Dec. 12, 1941: The Portales Daily News: Bulletin: A cablegram carried this morning from Manila said all of the Portales and Clovis boys serving in the Philippines were alright. It was the first word received since the outbreak of hostilities.
Dec. 11, 1956: The Portales Daily News: The Rogers girls basketball team held a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter of their game. However, victory wasn’t assured until the final buzzer, as the Dora girls came back to tie the score 31-31 in the third quarter before falling 40-33.