Portales past: June 22, 1960

June 22, 1960: Kenna’s Sonny Davis was among the best calf ropers in the Rodeo Cowboys Association. Davis ranked fifth in the standings, led by Dean Oliver of Boise, Idaho.

Kenna native wins welding award

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kenna native Rod Lambirth’s welding techniques are now award winning. Lambirth took two top awards in March for his welding at the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association competition in Tulsa. Lambirth won a silver award in the driveway gates category and a bronze award for interior railings ferrous […]

Jan. 25, 1949

Dr. Joseph Acey Cooper, a prominent cattleman of Kenna and a homesteader to the area, was buried in the Kenna Cemetery after his sudden death the previous Sunday. His family homesteaded in Kenna in 1906 after moving from Pickton, Texas. He eventually turned to ranching and became one of Roosevelt County’s most prosperous ranchers.

Dec. 3, 1977

Kenna rancher John F. Clemmons was named to the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University by Gov. Jerry Apodaca, taking the place of the late R. L. Aherns of Farmington.

Kenna man fishes with Bassmasters

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Kenna resident, represented Roosevelt County at ESPN’s 2008 Bassmasters Elite Tournament Series in Del Rio, Texas recently. Rod Lambirth, of Kenna, 30 miles southwest of Portales, finished in 17th place at the Battle on the Border, the fourth tournament of the 2008 Bassmasters Elite Series competition, at Lake […]

May 27, 1976

• Portales Women’s Softball Association announced they’re hosting a Memorial Day weekend round-robin softball tournament. • The Kenna Ladies hosted a candidate speaking event at the Kenna Community House. The event was well attended with the Kenna Ladies reporting about $98 in donations collected at the event. • David Coleman joined the Staff at First […]

Ford Obituary (Nov. 25)

Clayton Ford Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Elida Gymnasium in Elida. Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members […]

Residents relive memories

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor KENNA — About one-third of the way from Portales to Roswell along U.S. 70 is the most noticeable thing about Kenna, its Midway Service Station that earlier this year was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another noticeable area exists nearly 200 yards to the north, on the […]

4/14 Obituaries

Dick Blakey, 46 Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Dick Blakey, 46, of Silver City and Andrews, Texas, died Monday, April 10, 2005, in Silver City. He was born on March 10, 1959, in Portales, to Joann and Buster Blakey. He grew up in Causey and attended school in Causey and […]

Kenna service station deemed historic

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Midway Service Station in Kenna, just north of Elida, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places according to records from the U.S. Department of the Interior. “My staff from the Historic Preservation Division in Santa Fe went to Roosevelt County to look for sites that stood out […]