A sampling of recent calls to Roosevelt County dispatch, according to police records: • Wednesday at 3:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Portales City Park when a girl called 911 and said she was about to get in a fight. When the officer arrived, he spoke with a 12-zyear-old girl who said a 13-year-old […]
Black Paten and Gwen Black of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18, 2010, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by Brenda Black, Sandra and Jeff Lynn and Chad Lynn. The couple was married June 17, 1960, in Sanderson, Texas. They have two children and one grandchild. They are both semi-retired owners of […]
The following books are available at: Portales Public Library “Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior” by Dick Couch Dick Couch, a former Navy SEAL, offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Special Forces warrior in this new book. Less than a quarter of the thousands that volunteer for Special Forces […]
Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Aug. 27 • On Aug. 27 a Portales Police officer was called into the assistant principal’s office at Portales Junior High School for a report of a fight around 2 p.m. A coach and a teacher told the officer they witnessed two […]
Sept. 15, 1960 Portales News-Tribune: W.J. Neill won the first Football Contest of the year, missing the winner in only one of the 11 contests. He received $7.50 in merchandise.
Sept. 14, 1945 Portales Daily News: Two Portales WACs were members of honor units that received the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque for outstanding devotion. Cpl. Helen R. Rauske and Cpl. Gladys L. Wilson were stationed at Los Alamos Atomic Bomb Laboratory.
Sept: 13, 1950 Portales Daily News: The Methodist Church Board of Stewards voted to start plans toward the construction of an educational addition to their church building.
Sept. 12, 1950 Portales Daily News: Judge E.T. Hensley Jr., heard arguments in a case involving a right-of-way for the Southern Union Gas Company.The gas company sought an injunction to stop construction of a residence over its main gas line serving Portales.
Sept. 11, 1945 Portales Daily News: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys played at a dance at Midway on Thursday. Midway is halfway between Portales and Clovis.
Sept. 10, 1945 Portales Daily News: Mrs. C.M. Worley complimented the birthday of Mrs. E.T. Hensley Jr., Sunday afternoon with an informal tea at her home.
Sept. 9, 1960 Portales News Tribune: “Vol Model Baby,” a registered Jersey cow owned by Eastern New Mexico University, set an official production record. The cow was given a proven index of 12.5, which indicated Baby produced 12.5 times her body weight in milk in 305 days.
Sept. 8, 1910 Roosevelt County Herald: Lost: one 10-inch, two-horse turning plow, John Deere, which was taken from the courtyard in Portales. Please return at once and accept thanks of owner. G.P. Harris.
Sept. 7, 1950 Portales Daily News: Paul Gregory, 20, was bitten by a rattlesnake as he was pulling broom corn in his father’s field. Paul’s brother, Buck, took him to Miller Hospital.
Sept. 6, 1955 Portales Daily News: W. Newell Page, Eastern New Mexico University director of agricultural instruction, was the featured speaker at the annual Chamber of Commerce dairy tour.
Sept. 5, 1945 Portales Daily News: The community cannery for Arch reopened under the supervision of the Portales High School Vocational Agriculture Department, according to Flowell Payton, agriculture teacher.
Portales past: Sept. 4, 1945 Portales Daily News: Lt. Jack R. Spence of Portales piloted a carrier-based Avenger torpedo bomber on 60 combat sorties at Iwo Jima and Okinawa before returning to the United States on leave.
Sept. 4, 1945 Portales Daily News: Lt. Jack R. Spence of Portales piloted a carrier-based Avenger torpedo bomber on 60 combat sorties at Iwo Jima and Okinawa before returning to the United States on leave.
Sept. 3, 1950 Portales Daily News: Tuesday was Dollar Day in Portales, with most merchants observing the Labor Day holiday.
Sept. 2, 1960 Portales News Tribune: Mac’s Drive In Team failed once again to show up for its game with Furniture Mart to determine which of the two teams will go to the state tournament in Albuquerque.
Sept. 1, 1955 Portales Daily News: Smart copper and black wrought iron trivets are back in kitchen fashion as lacy ornamental accents, as well as counter protectors.