Friend more help than WD-40

Glenda Price I volunteered to go pick up this two-horse trailer and bring it home. It was only about 25 miles away, so I figured it was no problem, and took off on my merry errand. A really nifty gal named Rita had been storing it at her place. It had been a couple of […]

New subdivision developers tout affordability

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Jared Tucker Developers say reasonable rent and affordable homes are their goals for a recently approved 104-lot subdivision across from the Portales Police Department. The preliminary plat for the new neighborhood was approved by the city council Aug. 17, and according to the developer, the Boston Home Spot sub-division will be a good answer to […]

Portales past: Sept. 10, 1945

Sept. 10, 1945 Portales Daily News: Mrs. C.M. Worley complimented the birthday of Mrs. E.T. Hensley Jr., Sunday afternoon with an informal tea at her home.

Roping event will benefit children’s home

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Argen Duncan A team roping event set for October aims to honor a Curry County farmer, benefit children and raise money for agriculture advocacy. The first-ever Charles Petty Memorial Team Roping Event is to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, a lobby group for farmers and ranchers, and the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Portales past: Aug. 26, 1955

Aug. 26, 1955: The Ladies Aid of the Central Christian Church had met in the home of E.T. Hensley to announce the $3,000 goal for the new church building had been attained.

Portales past: Aug. 12, 1945

Aug. 12, 1945: Commercial revolving shelf units for kitchen cabinets (Lazy Susans) were being made by almost all the manufacturers, according to Veda Strong, home management specialist with the New Mexico Extension Service.

Reader submitted: Altrusa Club welcomes four new members

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By Yvette Howl Portales Altrusa Club welcomed four new members. The new members and their sponsors enjoyed the initiation ceremony developed and carried out by Sue Bracksieck. The club will put them to work on the upcoming Home Tour to be held on Oct. 3. Watch for Altrusa members selling tickets to the annual fundraiser. […]

My turn: Technology advances hard to fathom

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I was recently packing belongings and came across boxes of old cassette tapes. Old school stuff. This dusty, ancient collection, dating back to the 1980s, takes up a good amount of storage space. I looked over the vintage recordings and found it hard to fathom that an iPod, no bigger […]

Home construction sets record

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Jared Tucker What’s the best way to combat a nationwide economic downturn and a falling housing market? Build new homes and remodel existing ones, according to city and real estate personnel. Portales Planning Director Sammy Standefer said Portales set an all-time record in the 2009-2010 fiscal year for new home construction and for additions and […]

Couple returns to children’s home as houseparents

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Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, Mark Naranjo, 28, holds the young horse’s lead rope as his wife, Tara, works with the animal’s saddle as part of its training. The horse, Sundae, fidgets as firecrackers pop nearby, but the Naranjos remain unfazed. Today, the two are house parents at […]

Their view: Americans need to clean house next election

Bill Cathey of Dora shared his views of America in a letter to the editor: Twice a year I help put out flags at the Mount Zion cemetery. These American heroes fought for freedoms we enjoy, some even died for their country. I worry about the America my kids and grandkids will live in. Fifty […]

Meet the original Martha Stewart

By Jodi Stewart Guest columnist Martha Stewart represents home and hearth. She served her country in World War II as a commissioned Naval officer as part of the Nursing Corp. She’s famous for making lefse, a round Norwegian flatbread with a potato-based dough, baked on a griddle. Perhaps someone caught sight of her roller-skating on […]

Portales man charged with cocaine trafficking

PNT staff A Portales man faces felony charges after police say a raid at his home Thursday netted a “substantial quantity” of cocaine. According to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from Roosevelt County, Curry County, and the Clovis Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 200 block of […]

Portales Past: July 18, 1945

July 18, 1945: Portales was home to 1,700 electric meters, according to Southwestern Public Service Co. The city had just 639 electric meters in 1939.

Portales Past: July 13, 1960

July 13, 1960: Slaten Brothers Home and Auto Supply at 201 S. Main in Portales advertised power mowers as low as $39.95. And “Yes!” the ad claimed. “You can buy on easy terms!”

Former teacher left gardening legacy

Don McAlavy A wonderful lady named Jean Scheihing, age 94, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Dec. 6, 2002, of natural causes at her home. She was one of the best ladies I have every known when she lived in Portales. She was born Dec. 4, 1908, in Bonham, Texas, to Jane Read Page and Harry […]

Meal program has openings

Freedom New Mexico The Home Delivered Meals Program at the Community Services Center has openings for homebound people age 60 or older, according to a news release from the Community Services Center. To qualify, individuals must receive a home assessment and approval. Meal recipients don’t have to have low incomes, according to the release. Meals […]

Portales past: June 18, 1945

June 18, 1945: A 7-year-old Bethel boy was killed when he fell from a tractor he was riding and was struck by the rear wheel. The boy and his brother were on their way home from a neighbor’s when the accident occurred.

Grassfire threatening home

PNT Staff Reports A large grassfire near N.M. 206 and Roosevelt Road 12 has caused the evacuation of a home. An estimated 50-100 acres have been burned, according to fire officials. Portales, Dora, Arch, Elida, Causey and Floyd fire departments and the Roosevelt County Road Department have been called to fight the fire. There is […]

Virtual visit to old home stirs memories

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist THE OLD HOME PLACE My brother called recently… “The old home place is for sale,” he said. The old home place. Now wouldn’t that be something to have? But it’s back east and I’m here in New Mexico. Do you feel that way about the place where you grew up? […]