Dec. 8, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Two Roosevelt County boys had completed an intensive course in aviation mechanics at Shepherd Field, Texas. They were Pvt. Ted Williamson of Milnesand and Pvt. Lonnie W. Butler of Portales.
Dec. 7, 1941: The Portales Daily News: Headline: “Japs Attack US, 50 Japanese Planes Loose Powerful Bombs on United States Fortifications In Hawaii. Bulletin: The United States Is Now At War With Japan As The Aggressor”
Dec. 6, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Little Randy Doyal shone in the limelight Sunday in observance of his first birthday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Doyal, and other children doing the honors.
Freedom New Mexico EL PASO — Texas-El Paso scored the game’s first seven points and never looked back en route to a 79-48 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s women on Saturday night. The Division I Miners (2-1), members of Conference USA, put 10 players between four and 12 points, led by forward Anete Steinberga […]
Freedom New Mexico LAS CRUCES — Junior forward Troy Gillenwater led five New Mexico State players in double figures with 18 points Monday night as the Aggies raced past Eastern New Mexico University 98-72 in the Greyhounds’ final preseason exhibition game. Junior guard Hernst Laroche went 8-for-10 from the field and finished with 17 points […]
Nov. 29, 1948: The Portales Daily News: Bob Anthony of Elida was in critical condition at Miller Hospital, the victim of a gunshot wound from a shotgun shell loaded with salt. The shot was accidental.
Nov. 28, 1955: The Portales Daily News: A magazine peddler was picked up Friday by city police on the complaint of a housewife. The peddler paid a $10 fine in city police court for violating the city’s anti-peddlers ordinance.
Nov. 26, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Friends here received word that Bob Doyle’s float won first prize in the Albuquerque Christmas Parade Friday. Doyle, a former Portales resident and son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Doyle, is a graduate of ENMU. He taught art at Washington Junior High School in the Duke City.
Nov. 25, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The annual Thanksgiving supper at the Baptist Church was Thursday evening in Arch. The speaker was Rev. F.O. Polston of Portales.
Nov. 24, 1942: The Portales Daily News: The first volunteer for officer’s training from Roosevelt County was graduated as a second lieutenant in the field artillery at Fort Sill, Okla., last Thursday. He was 2nd Lt. Thomas S. Peterson of Kenna. Peterson was assigned to Camp Roberts, Calif.
Nov. 21, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Who said women skip the sports pages? The Daily News checked up on the winners of the weekly football contest and found that women won the first prize in seven out of 11 weeks.
Nov. 18, 1948: The Portales Daily News: Who knew Margaret Todd? This girl or woman thought to be between 16 and 28 years old was being sought by an attorney in Louisiana in connection with the settlement of the estate of her father, Frank Elton Todd.
Nov. 12, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Ralf Will, chairman of the woman’s division of the scrap drive (for the war effort), was asking the aid of three organizations: one to take the responsibility of the silk hose drive, one to gather the small metal tubes from drug stores and filling stations, and one to […]
Nov. 9, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Portales businessmen and individuals were asked to join in the Share-Your-Typewriter program. This was the only way the government could secure them, as all manufacturing of typewriters had stopped.
Nov. 8, 1955: The Portales Daily News: W.B. McAlister of Portales was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Clovis Production Credit Association.
Nov. 7, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Roger Sowder, junior quarterback, was picked Ram of the Week for his performance in the Rams’ 20-6 win over Clayton last week.
Nov. 6, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Plans were going forward for a blackout and simulated air raid Nov. 25, closing date for the November Drive, which the American Legion sponsored.
Nov. 5, 1961: Portales News Tribune: Geology students from ENMU got a chance to work with honest-to-goodness mammoth remains at a discovery northeast of Portales. The find was being excavated and was placed in the Roosevelt County Museum.
Nov. 1, 1955: College students interested in taking the Selective Service Qualification Test had until midnight that day to submit application, said Henry Hahn, instructor of psychology.
Oct. 30, 1953: The Portales Daily News: Janet Peterson was one of 16 New Mexico 4-H Club members who had been named winners in the state achievement awards program to attend the National 4-H Congress in Chicago Nov. 29-Dec. 3.