Portales past: Oct. 17, 1960

Oct. 17, 1960: Portales News-Tribune: Ray Sena Jr., nephew of Sen. Dennis Chavez, was visiting his parents here on a stopover between assignments in Beirut, Lebanan, and a new post in the American Embassy in Dacca, East Pakistan. Sena had been with the State Department for 12 years.

Nobel Prize goes to deserving recipient

Freedom New Mexico The Nobel Prize for Literature has of late been awarded all too often to obscure novelists whose purported resistance to authority and mere fashion consisted of embracing a safe and fashionable brand of academically approved leftism combined with a modest talent. In the process, what Washington Post literary critic Marie Arana called […]

Memorial Day events planned

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

Homesteader instrumental in progress of eastern plains

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Arthur Worthington Cameron Sr. was born Nov. 15, 1852, in Augusta, Iowa, to Catherine S. Kelly and William Cameron. He was named for his two uncles, Arthur and Edward Worthington. He grew up and was educated in the Augusta schools. In 1875, Arthur moved to Missouri where he married Martha […]

Post office not extending hours on tax day

Freedom New Mexico This is it. Today’s the deadline for filing federal and state income taxes. You have until midnight. Local post offices are not extending hours Thursday for tax day but will stamp anything received in boxes located outside facilities before midnight Thursday with the required April 15 postmark. Closing hours: Portales’ West First […]

Portales house fire put out

PNT Staff Reports Portales firefighters extinguished a burning garage on Taos Court in the U.S. Air Force 801 housing area Friday night. Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the occupants of the house were home but able to escape and no one was injured. About 11 p.m., investigators were still trying to determine the cause of […]

Mail newspaper deliveries change

Due to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its required implementation locally by the U.S. Postal Service, the Portales and Clovis post offices no longer can provide same-day mailed service of the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. We were told that since the local post offices are not 24-hour business mail entry units, the […]

Salvation Army receives more gold donations

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure to say hello, goodbye and “Merry Christmas” to everyone — whether they put anything in the Salvation Army kettle or just walk on by. “I’m a people person,” Mendoza said. “I like interacting with the people.” But she […]

Female veterans face unique issues

By Anna Crook: Guest columnist The recent tragedy at the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas reminds us just how much we value and appreciate the men and women who bravely serve our nation. This Army post houses soldiers who have returned from deployment in the Middle East and others who will travel to combat […]

Cancer fundraising dinner set at VFW post

Freedom New Mexico The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3015 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a cancer fundraiser and Halloween Feast 7 p.m. today at the post. A $6 donation will be collected at the door. The menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken alfredo, garlic bread and salad. Auctions and raffles will be held during […]

Oct. 28, 1985

An announcement in the Portales News-Tribune said: “Monday: VFW Post 3299 will have bingo, 7:30 p.m., Post Home, two miles on Clovis Highway. Public invited.”

Zias post fourth consecutive shutout

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A letdown wasn’t a fear, or an option, in the Zias’ minds. Two days after upsetting rival West Texas A&M to open Lone Star Conference play, Eastern New Mexico picked up right where it left off, pushing its shutout streak to four in a 3-0 victory over New Mexico […]

City officials hopeful grassroots effort can save post office

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis city commissioner is hopeful that a public effort can save the Gidding Street post office like it helped save Cannon Air Force Base. In the days following the second public meeting about the post office, which the U.S. Postal Service wishes to close for financial reasons, Commissioner […]

Roosevelt County 11-12s post 2nd win

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — The Roosevelt County All-Stars whacked five home runs and advanced to the winners bracket semifinals of state 11-12 Little League competition on Saturday, cruising past Espanola Valley 11-4. Roosevelt County, which beat Gallup 11-1 in its opener on Friday, will take on either Cobre or Albuquerque Roadrunner in a […]

GI Bill transfer full of questions

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Users of one of the most popular features of the Post-9/11 GI Bill — the option to transfer benefits to family members — will find a few quirks in how Congress designed the transfer provisions as they take effect in August. For example, spouses of active duty members who hope […]

Century-old St. Vrain post office closes

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Freedom New Mexico The 102-year-old St. Vrain Post Office has closed. Bonnie Robinson of Melrose, who ran the post office for the past seven months, said her last day of sales was Tuesday. Customers began receiving their mail in a cluster box across St. Vrain’s Main Street on Monday. “We’re all sad that it’s closing,” […]

Fatal wreck near Portales

Freedom New Mexico One person died and a mother and two children were injured in an automobile collision just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on U.S. 70 northeast of Portales. State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said a small pickup truck appeared to have t-boned a small car. The driver of the car was killed, Varnell […]

Post 9/11 GI Bill applicants rising

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The Obama administration is taking steps to reconcile ambitious campaign promises with real world budget challenges on two key issues for veterans: advance funding for VA health care and expansion of concurrent receipt for disabled retirees. Some progress on both fronts is promised this year even if the administration and […]

May 4, 1936

The Portales Post Office sent out a bulletin warning about misleading

Hounds post first series win at Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Struggling senior right-hander Tyler Doughty pitched five strong innings in relief and Eastern New Mexico University used a four-run, sixth-inning rally to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-4 and sweep Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. In the seven-inning opener, junior first baseman Seth Clabaugh homered and drove in three runs […]