Former newspaper carriers share recollections

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Freedom New Mexico Developer Charles Wade, 77, bills himself the oldest paperboy in Clovis, but that honor may go to Robert Johnson, 80, who has him by a couple of years. The two are among the many former newspaper carriers responding to our call to recount their stories from the bygone days when kids slinging […]

Enjoy winter, but keep it safe

By Cannon AFB Emergency Management As we enter the harshest part of the year, please consider some cold-weather related safety concerns as you and your family go about your daily business. While our average winter temperature is 45 degrees, we often experience lows in the single digits with an associated wind creating a wind-chill effect […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., Indoor […]

Wake up: Blessings are everywhere

Daily you and I seem to be bombarded with bad news. One would think it’s terrible to be alive! Seldom do we hear about the many good things in our lives. I maintain we have many more blessings than problems. Daily, God showers us with his goodness. I am reminded of the ten lepers in […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities Tuesday: 9 a.m., Board of Directors meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 11 a.m., Monthly senior center meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., […]

Portales past: Jan. 28, 1951

Jan. 28, 1951: The Portales Daily News: City Police Chief Doyle Henderson warned youths today that the city’s curfew law would be enforced. He said a rise in juvenile delinquency in Portales was responsible for the decision.

Portales past: Jan 26, 1951

Jan 26, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Ad for the Yam Theatre: Double Barreled Justice, starring Alan “Rocky” Lane and his stallion, Black Jack.

Portales past: Jan. 22, 1951

Jan. 22, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Twenty-four Roosevelt County men reported today for a trip to Albuquerque for the pre-induction physicals under the Selective Service Act.

Portales past: Jan. 21, 1947

Jan. 21, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Roosevelt County individuals purchased $16,906.25 in Series E U.S. Savings Bonds in December 1946, according to the Treasury Department.

Portales past: Jan. 10, 1949

Jan. 10, 1949: The Portales Daily News: Portales Markets (Cissell Produce): eggs, 40 cents; roosters, 10 cents; and light hens, 28 cents.

Portales past: Jan. 18, 1951

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.

Portales past: Jan. 15, 1951

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.”

Portales past: Jan. 14, 1942

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.

Portales past: Jan. 12, 1942

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.

Portales past: Jan. 9, 1962

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.

Portales past: Jan. 8, 1951

Jan. 8, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Portales would be on a likely route for an enemy invasion, which to Mayor Floyd Kennedy was not only possible, but probable. The mayor painted an alarming picture of the international crisis and declared Portales should get a civil defense program.

Portales past: Jan. 6, 1942

Jan. 6, 1942: Portales Daily News: Want ads: Two acres land, house 28X32, $300. M.J. McMurphey, Dora, N. Mex.

Portales past: Jan. 5, 1942

Jan. 5, 1942: The Portales Daily News: According to Inez McGee, county Health Department, a total of 296 babies were born in Roosevelt County during 1941, and there were 94 deaths.

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m., Medicare Part D open enrollment; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 12

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior Center Board of Directors meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 11 a.m., Monthly senior center meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; […]