Portales past: Dec. 26, 1956

Dec. 26, 1956: The Portales Daily News (By the Way column): People here seemed to stick pretty close to the dining table or the couch in the parlor (today). There were few to be seen on the streets, and the business district was vacant except for the bus depot as Wayne Orendorff stayed with his […]

Shipmates sought for reunion

Freedom New Mexico The U.S.S. Columbus Veterans Association is seeking shipmates. U.S. Navy and Marine personnel who served on the U.S.S. Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the U.S.S. Columbus (SSN-762) are invited, according to information from the association. A reunion is planned for Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at Best Western Albany Airport Inn in […]

My turn: Tucumcari has its claim to fame

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Cowboy shows have long been filmed in New Mexico. A remake of John Wayne’s “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, is filming this month near Santa Fe. Jimmy Stewart starred in the state’s first major production, “The Man From Laramie,” shot in 1955 around Santa Fe. Eastern New Mexico has also been the […]

Aug. 25, 1993

Eastern New Mexico University student Tommy Wayne “T-Wayne” Wilis, 22, of Tulsa, Texas, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Catherine Elizabeth Kelton, according to Portales news archives. The guilty plea stunned several of Willis’ faternity brothers who were in court for the hearing.

Business Feature: Retirees delve into second business

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When Jo Anna Baker and her husband, Wayne, retired from farming, she didn’t know what she could do with her time. After some thought and the purchase of an embroidery machine, Baker realized there was a need in Portales for a custom embroidery shop. Baker said she slowly started to add equipment to her shop. […]

First impressions key, AD candidate says

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer First impressions are important. Wayne Baker knows that. Just in case he didn’t, a coach he hopes to work with reminded him. “You’ll be surprised the number of recruits that come in the evening,” Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said, “and (you’ll) go get them for […]

Business feature: Couple in business of raising alpacas

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Sharon Harris said her retirement plan has four legs, hums and makes great clothes. Harris is talking about the herd of alpacas she and her husband Wayne Harris raise on their farm in House called Las Rosas Alpacas. She said they have been raising alpacas for eight years. Alpacas […]

1-27-08 Public Record

The following people recently applied for marriage licenses with the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Clifton Wayne Eurage, 41, of Portales and Shannon Megan Holden, 33, of Portales. • Michael W. Atterton, 40, of Portales and Robin C Phillips, 35, of Portales. • Benjamin W. Tabor, 23 of Portales and Veronica M. Levacy, 31, of […]

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Jan. 25, 1963 The Comancheros played at the Tower starring John Wayne. Levi Jeans were priced at $3.88, size 29-36 waist at Criswell’s 220 W. Second St.

July 20, 1977

• Thirteen downtown businesses were preparing for a joint half-day sale that would be held from noon to 8 p.m. The merchants were offering summer clearance specials and bargains on selected merchandise. • John Wayne and Lauren Bacall starred in The Shootist, the featured showing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. • A Rinsenvac professional do-it-yourself […]

American movie icon always cast as hero

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Heroes, manufactured or real, we don’t have enough good ones these days. Saturday would have been the 100th birthday of America’s greatest hero — John Wayne. My earliest memories of the Duke come from Portales’ old Varsity Drive-In west of the city. My family never missed a John Wayne […]

April 20 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Tommy Goff, Colin Chandler, Bertha Gregory. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The school’s spring program will be May 3. Church news Wayne Boydston will be delivering the sermon for the Floyd Baptist Church this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and Church […]

Oct. 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael It’s still wet in South County too and pasture lakes are all pretty full. The cattle must be enjoying all the fresh tender lades of grass and weeds. They even drink out of those muddy looking water puddles all over. Milnesand Baptist Rick Wilcher did the preaching for the church Sunday in […]

Portales native serving as art commissioner

Angela Peacock Peggy Usrey said moving to Ruidoso and owning an art gallery is the closest she has ever come to living in paradise. A 1954 Portales High graduate, Usrey was recently elected as a commissioner to the Ruidoso Art Commission, which oversees all art and cultural projects for the village, ranging from visual arts […]