Portales past: Dec. 11, 1956

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.

Halloween festivals more fun

Karl Terry Trick-or-treating was a big part of the fall season when I was a kid but the annual Fun Festival at L.L. Brown Elementary School was a fall classic. When I was trick-or-treat age we lived in the country and so that activity wasn’t as big for us as it was for city kids […]

ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser proves lack of size doesn’t matter

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Dave Wagner Chase Kyser wasn’t necessarily high on Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo’s radar screen two years ago. He just kept hearing about the then-Roswell Goddard senior. Eventually, Ribaudo went to see him play and came away impressed. “I just thought he was a different kind of player,” Ribaudo said of the […]

No. 13 Mustangs set to test Hounds

Dave Wagner Midwestern State got off to a flying start last weekend, pounding host New Mexico Highlands 52-6 in a game that really wasn’t that close. The rout moved the Mustangs from 17th to 13th in this week’s NCAA Division II rankings. Still, Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill said he isn’t sure what to make […]

Special needs children tour fair

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Argen Duncan During his field trip to the Roosevelt County Fair, Portales third-grader Nathan Rose said he was able to pet every kind of animal, except a chicken. He wasn’t allowed to pet chickens because they bite, he explained. Nathan also helped with County Commissioner Bill Cathey’s rope and whip trick performance for the group. […]

Students get settled in

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Amanda Straub wasn’t expecting the “Woo” when she approached the tent. “A lot of people are screaming at me,” Straub, an education major from Albuquerque, said with a laugh, “but I didn’t do anything wrong.” It certainly won’t be the last unexpected event for Straub, or for the hundreds of people who make up Eastern […]

In search of ponies: Primal instincts should not shock us

Sharna Johnson Poor JoJo. It wasn’t his fault. “I feel bad about it, but I can’t help that I’m just upset with him,” my mother told me. My mother and step-father had chased and hunted the bird, until finally, thinking they had flushed it out of the house, settled in to relax — until JoJo […]

Woman’s ENMU tenure spans more than 40 years

By Jared Tucker: PNT Staff Writer When the registrar wanted a word with her, Sherrye Burleson was concerned her graduation application was in trouble. It wasn’t. Turns out, she’d already lined up a job. Burleson is currently the assistant to the media librarian in the Golden Library, and has been since 1997. But her education […]

Family is in harmony

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Brown family enjoys playing music and shares a strong family bond. Wesley said he wasn’t wired to play music like the rest of the family. He started making violins about five years ago, he said. Wesley mentioned to Linda that he wanted to start making fiddles one day […]

Jan. 31, 1965

According to the Portales News-Tribune, an Atlas missile moved through Portales just before noon Saturday, heading south on Highway 70. There was no explanation of where it came from, or where it was headed. Walker Air Force Base officials said it wasn’t one of theirs, and wasn’t’ headed for the Roswell area.