Challenge yourself to exceed

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In his heartfelt eulogy for his mother, Jean Biden, Vice President Joe Biden quoted some words from her, very approvingly. These included the idea that “Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you.” Furthermore, in his autobiography the vice president recalls something else he learned from his mother: […]

Portales past: June 25, 1945

June 25, 1945: Officials estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people attended the weekend rodeo held at an arena about a mile southwest of Portales. Winners included Jack Shaw (calf roping), Cotton Lee (bulldogging), Bug Brown (bull riding) and Bill Hancock (bronc riding).

My turn: We all share connection

Besides not having to ask our parents for the car, a rare recompense of aging might be increased awareness of our commonality. Much of my youth was spent discovering core values among the discards. The journey included divergent jobs, cultures, revelries, religious, political, philosophical and scientific ideas. People in my profession seldom become wealthy. I’ve […]

Portales Past: March 22, 1945

March 22, 1945: Popular newspaper comics included “Freckles and his Friends,” “Alley Oop,” “Li’l Abner” and “Red Ryder.” In today’s strip, bank robbers with “knockout pills” attempted to frame Ryder for their misdeeds.

Oct. 8, 1978

In the Portales News-Tribune, Poppa Pat’s Steakhouse advertised their dinner steak for $3.45. This price included homemade soup and salad, a baked potato or wide fries, and a loaf of sourdough bread. Customers could also top off their meal with homemade ice cream and cookies.

Group, worker suing state for workers compensation benefits

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer New Mexico is hearing a debate over whether agriculture workers need to be included in the state-run workers compensation system. A group of civil rights organizations is suing to have New Mexico agricultural workers included. However, many in the agriculture industry have said their employees are already covered and […]

City councilor resigns

PNT staff The Portales City Council met Tuesday night at city hall. Business conducted included: • Councilors considered not renewing the city’s membership in the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, citing accusations of embezzlement against a former employee of the organization. They postponed the decision to the next meeting. • Councilor Jake J. Lopez announced […]

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Sept. 7, 1954

Mac’s Drive In advertised their Mexican plate which included an enchilada, tamale with chile, ‘toastada’, and taquita, all for 49 cents.

Aug. 8, 1975

EL Combo Madrid a Spanish rock and country western group which included three brothers and a cousin played tonight at the Community Services Center in a fundraiser. The charge was 50 cents.