Area lawmakers plan budget priorities

New Mexicans can’t expect smart budget building without smart prioritization. With that in mind, Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis asked, what’s our No. 1 priority? Education, one voice said. Job creation, a few seconds later. Don’t raise taxes on small businesses. Health care, too. With that, the last 20 seconds of Thursday’s legislative breakfast summed up [...]

Portales past: Dec. 7, 1941

Dec. 7, 1941: The Portales Daily News: Headline: “Japs Attack US, 50 Japanese Planes Loose Powerful Bombs on United States Fortifications In Hawaii. Bulletin: The United States Is Now At War With Japan As The Aggressor”

Portales past: Dec. 6, 1956

Dec. 6, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Little Randy Doyal shone in the limelight Sunday in observance of his first birthday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Doyal, and other children doing the honors.

Portales past: Dec. 5, 1947

Dec. 5, 1947: The Portales Daily News: A huge van capable of carrying 35,000 to 40,000 pounds was to be used in transporting Portales and Roosevelt County food and clothing to the Navajos on Dec. 14.

Portales past: Dec. 4, 1956

Dec. 4, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Two strange explosions over Portales in recent days were likely “sonic booms” resulting from jet aircraft cracking the sound barrier.

Portales past: Dec. 3, 1947

Dec. 3, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Women’s Missionary Society at First Baptist Church observed Lottie Moon Week with “Faithful Unto Death,” a portrayal of the life of Lottie Moon given by members of WMS. Lottie Moon died in China in 1912 after dedicating her life to missionary work.

Portales past: Dec. 2,1941

Dec. 2,1941: The Portales Daily News: Three men were inducted into the U.S. Army this afternoon at the Selective Service office. Homer Braxton was inducted at the same time in Texas. The three inducted here were Lowell William Mullen, Ira Eugene Terrill and Grant Raley Edwards.

Portales past: Dec. 1, 1942

Dec. 1, 1942: The Portales Daily News: C.F. Tivis, who left for the Army only two months ago, was learning to save money. This week he sent home $75 worth of bonds and $5 for a Christmas present for his mother. He had learned to barber on the side and was earning a little money.

Basketball preview: Southwestern Okla.-ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Men Southwestern Oklahoma (5-2) at ENMU (3-2) • When: 8 p.m. today • Where: Greyhound Arena • What: Lone Star Conference crossover • Of note: The Bulldogs have won five in a row since losses to Newman and Fort Hays State to open the season. … Leon Nelson, a 6-foot-7 junior F, [...]

Social media seminar set

Freedom New Mexico A free Comcast Corporation seminar Dec. 15 is designed to help non-profit organizations in maximizing the benefits of social media. Scheduled for 9 a.m. at Eastern New Mexico University, the seminar will teach local nonprofit groups in effectively using social media to “improve the success of events, creating brand perception, increasing donations [...]