Portales Past: May 10, 1955

May 10, 1955: Nineteen seniors graduated from Floyd High School. Joy Griffith was valedictorian and Annette Boyd was salutatorian.

Glider makes unexpected stop

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A young Dora girl got a scare Thursday when she looked up and saw what appeared to be a crashed plane in a field just off Main Street in Dora. It turned out to be a glider that had to make an unscheduled landing. Dispatchers received a report by […]

Feb. 16, 1968

The Chi Omega Sorority on Eastern’s campus initiated their fall pledge class Friday and Saturday. The new initiates include Betty Boyd, Carlsbad; Sheryl Brassell, Portales; Lois Marie Dunn, Portales; Becky Enabnit, Denver, Colo.; Carol Erdman, Albuquerque, and Gar Fails, of Albuquerque.

Hispanic women make mark on New Mexico business

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By Helena Rodriguez It was with her husband’s brains and her personality that Margie Villalobos says she opened her small Mexican import business, La Frontera, on the square in Portales in 1991. But when her husband Mario died in a trucking accident in 2001, Villalobos said she quickly became “the brains” behind the family business, […]

July 15 Obituaries

Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86 Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 14, 1917, in New Home, Texas, to Valentine and Ada Estes Leavitt. She married James W. Porter on June 3, 1972, in Clovis. She moved to New […]

Obits 11-04

Boyd Taylor, 83 Mr. Boyd Taylor, 83, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. He was born on May 21, 1920, in Dawson County, Texas, to Ruth and Bud Taylor. At an early age, his family moved to New Mexico and settled on a ranch where he grew […]