Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Read up The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Jan. 13. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. The bookmobile offers books for loan with [...]
Jan. 19, 1942: Portales Daily News: Only $750 more was needed to put Roosevelt County’s Red Cross war fund over the $2,500 mark, according to Paul Bryant, county chairman.
Jan. 18, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Portales Markets ad: Cream, 65 cents; heavy hens, 22 cents; eggs, 36 cents; roosters, 10 cents; light hens, 18 cents; hides, 22 cents; and hogs, $20.25.
Jan. 16, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: In the movie review column by Dan Ihde: It might be incorrect to say that splendor existed in “Splendor in the Grass,” the current feature at the Tower Theater, but most of the grass was present only in the minds of the advertising agency.
Jan. 15, 1951: The Portales Daily News: R.M. James, city schools supervisor, gave a program at the Central Parent-Teacher Association meeting. He showed a film on “The Problem Child.”
Jan. 14, 1942: Portales Daily News: A meeting of farmers and ranchers was set for Jan. 30 to consider the new production goals set for the Food for Freedom campaign.
Jan. 13, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Ten buildings from the Ft. Sumner Air Base were moved to the campus of Eastern New Mexico College Monday, according to Ray M. Howard, project engineer of the Federal Works Agency. The buildings sat in a quadrangle south of the music hall.
Jan. 12, 1942: Portales Daily News: Evan George was grateful for an easily upset stomach that probably saved not only his life, but the lives of his three children. His stomach woke him at 4 a.m. and led him to the discovery of the fire.
Jan. 11, 1962: The Portales News-Tribune: Ads from Parkway Grocery: Coffee, 59 cents per pound; biscuits, seven cans for 49 cents; bread, thick-sliced loaf, 20 cents; 3 pounds Food King Shortening, 59 cents; Raisin Bran, 10 ounces, 25 cents; picnic hams, 29 cents per pound, Rancho bacon, 2 pounds for 89 cents.
Jan. 9, 1962: Portales Daily News: Kenneth Musick, who farmed 480 acres at Dora, paid $40 an acre for 640 acres, outbidding the former lessee, O.A. Preuit, a Levelland, Texas, grain corporation and two other Roosevelt County farmers.