Portales Past: May 5, 1945

May 5, 1945: White Auto Store held its grand opening at 115 SW State St. in Portales. J.B. Morrow was owner/manager of the auto parts and home appliance store.

Druggist became pillar of community

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist W. H. Duckworth, owner of the Duckworth Drug Company came to New Mexico in the year, 1908 headquartering out of the city while traveling his territory. In 1910 he became manager of the Southwestern Drug Store and remained in that capacity until 1922. Duckworth served his state as lieutenant governor […]

Pregame show could top TV ads

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist A few ramblings from my couch, the grocery store and my Michael J. Fox-inspired dreams. • Sunday’s Lakers-Celtics game was just fantastic to watch, but I could have done without homerism masked as NBA coverage. ABC had a halftime interview with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. That’s a fair and timely […]

Building offers look at Elida’s past

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A rundown 1907 store and boarding house has a new lease on life as a memorabilia-filled gathering place in Elida. Glen Shot of Elida finished restoring the North Side Feed Store with the help of friends and his son, and now the community can drop by for a cup […]

Business feature: Store offers specialty fashion items

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PNT staff reports Sheila’s Classy to Whimsy Ladies Apparel has been in Portales seven years. The store offers clothing, jewelry and other fashion needs. Sheila Hays has lived in Portales all of her life . “I know my customers and I get to visit with them,” Hays said. “That is the advantage of being in […]

Jan. 16, 1969

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Harris Store for Men at 105 West Second Street advertised Curlee Suits regular $59.50 on sale for $41.50.

Jan. 10, 1963

According to the Portales News-Tribune, J-Lee department store advertised genuine wrangler jeans for boy’s at $2.49 a pair.

Thrift store passes on help to community

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Mary Helen Urioste works in the clothing closet at the Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections The staff at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center has found another way to help families in need. The school houses federal programs such as Family Services and Title I Migrant and now keeps up […]

Hestands sets open house

Freedom New Mexico Hestands Floral Holiday Open House 2009 is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the store, 813 W. Second St. The program includes browsing through new inventory, centerpiece demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a presentation on cut-flower care at 11:45 a.m. and live music by local musician Andy Mason at […]

Nov. 16, 1967

In the Portales News-Tribune, Skinner’s Western Store advertised shark skin boots for $55.

Local Alltell, Verizon merger complete

A week before the Clovis Alltel office became a Verizon outlet like others across the nation as part of a merger between the two companies, Amanda Tijerina noticed problems with her cell phone. Her Alltel phone basically became unusable. But, after a weekend transition to Verizon and a trip to the store on Monday, Tijerina […]

Oct. 18, 1985

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Etc Shoe and Sports Store advertised a storewide sport clothing sale with 20 percent off of warm-up suits, swimsuits, sport shirts, t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, all shorts, all pants and danskin products.

Clothing store moving to the square

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Hot Threads is moving to the square over the weekend and will be setting up shop next to Crafty Creations and Jackson Hewitt tax service. The retail store is planning to open its doors Tuesday. Owner Debbie Christiansen moved back to Portales two years ago so her children could be closer to their grandparents. She […]

Commander’s Action Line

When I PCS to Cannon, will I have to store my firearms at the Base Armory or will I be allowed to store them in my personal Gun Safe? Also, I have my Concealed Weapons permit so how will that work if I’m required to keep my pistol in the armory? Will I need to […]

Store hosting grand opening

PNT Staff Report Dollar General store at 1015 W. Second St. has scheduled a promotional grand opening for Saturday and Sunday. The store has been open since May 26, about two months after the Dollar General location on Avenue C was destroyed by fire.

Business feature: Auto parts store joins community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer O’Reilly Auto Parts is a new addition to the Portales community. O’Reilly opened April 10. Store Manager Jack Maloney has been with O’Reilly for six months, but he has worked in automotive parts for more than five years. The store has auto parts for any make or model. They […]

Business feature: Building to return to roots

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer The one-time location for a J.C. Penney store in Portales is going back to its roots in a sense — clothing will be the main product once again. Suzi Webb is renovating the old store at 109 S. Main St., next door to Valley Furniture. Webb hopes to open […]

Business feature: Valley Furniture has been in business more than 50 years

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valley Furniture Inc., has been selling furniture to Portales residents since 1957. Scott and Janett Davis purchased the store from Scott’s parents in 2006. Since then, they have been working to meet the needs of their customers. The Davises grew up in Portales and graduated from Eastern New Mexico […]

Business feature: Movie rental store provides troops with free entertainment

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Landall’s Box Office has enough movies for a three-fourths of the residents of Portales to watch.

April 4, 1959

Two Portales men were sentenced to prison terms by District Judge E. T. Hensley. Jon B. Mestas, who was charged with forgery, faced up to five years behind bars. Clee Mooneyham, was sentenced to three years for breaking and entering the Handy Food Store.