Portales past: Oct. 23, 1952

Oct. 23, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Portales’ two latest polio victims were both reported as somewhat improved, but still in serious condition. They are Dusty Bogard, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bogard, and Jerry McCarty, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. McCarty.

Honors: Sabrina McCarty

Sabrina McCarty of Clovis was a recent recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by Cannon Air Force Base. More than 5,000 students applied for 600 scholarships, according to a release from Scholarships for Military Children. Applicants were required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership […]

Sweet charity realigns

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Friends of Cannon Families helps airmen bridge financial gaps when needs arise, yet this year the group found its own coffers lacking. That is when a Clovis businessman concocted a plan to sweeten the pot. During a spring meeting of the committee for the Combined Federal Campaign Fund, Greg […]

Shooting stuns neighborhood


By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A wooden board covers Carlos Perez’ bedroom window. Nine bullets pierced through it early Thursday morning; one ended Carlos’ life on the eve of his 11th birthday. “He didn’t deserve this,” said Minerba Bailon, Carlos’ maternal aunt, her voice shaking. “Carlitos was a little kid who was always smiling, always […]

Hounds, East Central seek to build on strong performances


By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and East Central turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach Bud Elliott’s 200th college coaching […]

Railroad to get upgrade


By Mike Linn Covered wagons were prevalent in Portales in the early 1900s. So it’s a bit strange that Pat McCarty says she feels like she’s in one every time she crosses the railroad tracks on North Main Street. McCarty, a Portales resident, isn’t the only one complaining. Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez said he […]