Earth Day Lana Powell, science teacher, and her classes showed their willingness to improve their surroundings by picking up 83 bags of trash Thursday. The students cleaned up the area around the school as a special project for Earth Day. Sports • Wednesday – Track meet for grades 4-6 in Elida • Thursday – Baseball […]
Catapult launch reminder Science teacher Laura Debusk reports that the Portales Junior High honors science classes will be launching catapults at 2 p.m. Friday. The project has been a year-long effort.
Mesa Club students compete at state event Portales High’s Mesa Club competed at the state meet, held April 17 at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. The web design contest (Microsoft bliink competition) was won by Russell Van Dam and William Van Dam. Our Mesa Robotics team of Brandon Carter and the Van Dams finished […]
April 20 At 3:30 p.m. a caller reported an accident involving a pickup and an SUV, which had rolled over. Officers were dispatched. At 4 p.m. an Eastern New Mexico University police officer requested backup at the 1300 block of West First, as subjects were throwing beer bottles at the officer. At 6:17 p.m. a […]
Employee briefs • Math instructor Kim Luna plans to retire May 15, after beginning at Eastern New Mexico University in 1980. She teaches trigonometry, statistics, college algebra and mathematical discovery. • Olympia Chino, a department division secretary in the Technology Building, plans to retire June 30 after 28 years of employment. • ENMU alumnus Jesse […]
A sample of recent calls received by Portales dispatch: April 17 • At 4:53 p.m., a caller in the 1600 block of South Roosevelt Road 4 requested a deputy as two pit bulls were sitting beside or tied to a fence and appeared to be injured. • At 6:39 p.m., a caller reported a trailer […]
On Friday April 16, 2010, deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant in the 700 Block of West 17th Lane.
• Today: Fort Sumner junior high track meet, SBA make-up testing • Wednesday: SBA makeup testing • Thursday: Eastern Plains Athletic Conference track meet (junior high and varsity) at Fort Sumner; SBA make-up testing • Friday: Baseball — Dora at Elida (varsity, junior varsity), 3 p.m. doubleheader. • Saturday: Junior/Senior Prom, “Mystical Evening,” 7 p.m., […]
Spring Fling scheduled at Portales High School The Portales High School/Gear-Up Class of 2012 would like to invite all PHS students to attend the “Spring Fling” dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the PHS Cafeteria. The cost is $1 at the door with food and drinks being provided. Music will provided by […]
Five qualified for state Track coach Pablo Pena said that so far, five students have qualified for May’s state track meet — Kelli Merrick (high jump), and Anthony Pena, Sergio Arzate, Jacob Arzola, and Michael Puebla (1,600-meter relay). Sports schedule • Today — Junior high track at Fort Sumner • Thursday — Eastern Plains Athletic […]
Recent calls received by Portales dispatch April 14 through April 16. April 14 • At 4:14 a.m. a caller in the 1700 block of South Avenue O reported an unknown subject outside in the shed. • At 7 a.m. a caller in the 1400 block of South Avenue H reported two pitbulls running south from […]
April 27, 1945: Proceeds from the Lindsey school box supper and game night amounted to $81.39. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association announced the money would be used for a summer recreational program and “general purposes.”
April 25, 1950: Ten teams had signed up to participate in the Portales summer softball league. Squads from Dora and Causey were among the competitors. Admission was 10 cents for league games, 25 cents for exhibition games.
April 24, 1960: P&M Broom Co. of Portales was producing 17 to 20 dozen brooms daily. Officials said they could also make four dozen whiskbrooms in an hour.
April 23, 1945: Roosevelt County mourned the death of Navy veteran Fred Barr of Floyd. Barr, who earned stars from 10 major battles, was killed “in the service of his country and was buried at sea with full military honors,” according to a telegram received by his parents.
April 19, 1960: Census takers said they had completed about two-thirds of their work, but had been slowed by the Easter weekend. They declined to reveal any information about what they’d learned so far.
April 18, 1945: A four-engine bomber from Clovis Air Base crashed 40 miles northeast of El Paso, Texas, killing its commander. Ten men parachuted to safety, but Lt. Glenn Erickson of Coffeyville, Kan., died, The Portales Daily News reported.
April 17, 1910: The Roosevelt County Herald, the “official organ of Roosevelt County New Mexico,” was published weekly. A one-year subscription cost $1.
April 16, 1950: The five Portales Baptist churches had a combined attendance of 1,525 — a record by 137, according to Rev. L.A. Doyle. The previous record had been set a week earlier.