Dec. 4, 1965

Two operas, the comedy “Amelia Goes to the Ball” and the thriller “The Cloak,” played their last

Dec. 3, 1977

Kenna rancher John F. Clemmons was named to the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University by Gov. Jerry Apodaca, taking the place of the late R. L. Aherns of Farmington.

Dec. 2, 1951

Five-year-old Lucy Perrin took office as mayor of Portales to start Family Week. The regular mayor, Cecil Bynum, was to assist her until she could get “the hang of things,” according to Portales Daily News.

Dec. 1, 1941

Funeral services were held for Emma Wollard, wife of the late pioneer physician Dr.

Nov. 30, 1967

The Floyd school building was to be fully heated by natural gas for the first time by evening, tapping into the new $1.25 million inter-community gas system. Melrose and Ft. Sumner were soon to follow.

Nov. 29, 1946

Seventy-year-old Mrs. R. L. Wood said she felt “much improved” after

Nov. 28, 1944

The new pastor of First Baptist Church, Rev. W. E. Barnes, at a City Council meeting, spoke of his perception of Portales since moving here in early November. He mentioned, among other things, the well-kept homes, which “made Portales a place of happy and contented residents,” according to the Portales Tribune.

Nov. 27, 1959

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Sgt. Jerry Mathis and his wife came from Germany, where he was stationed, to visit his parents in Portales for the holidays. They were to be in the area until late December after Christmas.

Nov. 26, 1974

A headline in the Portales News Tribune read “Officers win (?) two out of three.” The article

Zias put up points in Puerto Rico

Freedom New Mexico BAYAMON, P.R. — Sophomore forward Cat Clay scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 91-52 victory over American University-Bayamon Monday afternoon. The win is the fourth-consecutive win for the Zias (4-1) and third 90-plus-point outing during the streak. Eastern charged to a […]

ENMU president expects funding cuts

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Eastern New Mexico University’s president predicts the school will be able to weather legislative funding cuts this year, but will have problems if decreases continue in subsequent years. At Monday’s board of regents meeting, President Steven Gamble said he anticipates a 5 percent funding cut all around in the […]

Athlete’s other pitch: Businesses giving back

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer An Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound baseball player will deliver pitches on the mound this spring before making a pitch of a different sort at a business conference in Chicago. Sophomore Justin Cotten’s paper on social responsibility in the corporate world was a winner in the second annual College […]

It’s Their Job: Justin Jones

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Name: Justin Jones Job: Kennel Manager at Caprock Veterinary Clinic Background: Jones was raised and attended school in Portales. He is now studying at ENMU to become a veterinarian. Time on job: One and a half years What does your job entail? It depends on the day. Sometimes I work with the animals in the […]

Nov. 26, 2008 Local Briefs

United Way holds grant training United Way has scheduled training dates for non-profits wishing to apply for a grant in 2009. The Portales session is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce downstairs training room at 100 S. Ave. A. The Clovis session is from 10 a.m. to 11 […]

Family, friends bid farewell to Carter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Alva Carter was remembered as a dairyman, a business owner, and an educator. But family members and associates also honored him Monday as a family man, friend to the community and devout Christian. Nearly 700 people filled the floor of Greyhound Arena on Monday afternoon to pay respects to […]

Official: Richardson to be commerce secretary

The Associated Press NEW YORK — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be commerce secretary, adding a prominent Hispanic and one-time Democratic rival to his expanding Cabinet. Obama planned to announce the nomination after Thanksgiving, according to a Democratic official familiar with the discussions. The official was not authorized to […]

Plenty in my life to give thanks about

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist With our national economy tanking and a couple of sobering auto accidents to deal with locally it’s a tough start to the holiday season. Rather than dwell on our problems though, with Thanksgiving this week I’d much rather be the guy with his glass half full. We’re all […]

Cell phone not anyone else’s business

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist A 6-year-old girl on my daughter’s swim team has a cell phone, which she proudly showcases to everyone who is willing to look. She’ll even allow you to play with her games, if you look admiringly at her toy. This has created a negative buzz among other parents, who think […]

Disadvantages hinder Clinton appointment

Freedom New Mexico The rumors could not be more rampant that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint his chief rival in the primaries, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state. If the purpose is to introduce a bit of drama into the Cabinet and tighten up the domestic support of Democrats who still would […]

Portales opposes water authority bill

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted during an emergency meeting Saturday to oppose a draft version of a state legislative bill that would create a water authority for eastern New Mexico. The vote passed 7-0 with Councilor Shawn Watson absent. The draft was discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Eastern […]