Portales past: March 11, 1962

March 11, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Ad from Turner’s Dept. Store: dress heels, $6.99; ladies summer shoes, $3.98; ladies large Pixies, $3.98; and a 3-button coachman brunchcoat in 100% wash-n-wear cotton, $5.95.

Portales past: March 10, 1944

March 10, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Teachers of the public schools averaged a little over $5 each in the Red Cross Campaign, members of the campaign announced this morning. Their goal was $7,500 for Red Cross war work.

Portales past: March 9, 1950

March 9, 1950: The Portales Daily News: from the “All Around Kenna” column: The Megolia wild-cat oil well, 15 miles south of Kenna, is said to be down 6,000 feet.

Portales past: March 8, 1944

March 8, 1944: The Portales Daily News: In the past two weeks, the Daily News has lost two valued employees who have gone to Austin, Texas, to enter the nurses training school for the U.S. Army. They are Miss Patsy Patterson, mailer, and Miss Peggy Taylor, assistant to the circulation manager.

Portales past: March 7, 1962

March 7, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Playing at the Tower Theater: John Wayne starring in “The Comancheros.” Other stars were Stuart Whitman, Ima Balin, Nehemiah Persoff and Lee Marvin.

Portales past: March 4, 1962

March 4, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Portales police made 1,373 contacts during February, including 227 warnings to motorists, 55 driver license tests, 220 driver licenses checked on road blocks, 221 wrecks with no injuries and four wrecks with injuries. Parking tickets brought in $312.50.

Portales past: March 3, 1944

March 3, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Featured at the Kiva Theater: “Bordertown Gunfighters” with Bill Elliott. Featured at the Yam Theater: “Happy” starring Bill Boyd and “Two Senoritas From Chicago” with Joan Davis and Ninx Alkenburg.

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Tuesday: Breakfast —Whole wheat pancakes & syrup. Lunch —Corn dog, tater tots, cucumber slices & ranch, fruit salad. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrtio. Lunch — Chicken potato bowl, fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Beefy mac & cheese, corn, chilled peaches, amish cookie. Friday: Breakfast —Blueberry muffing square. […]

Feb. 15 — Elida news

Schedule February 14: Clovis Christian, T, JH G 7th, JH B, 4 p.m. (make-up game) February 17: San Jon, H, V G&B, 5:30 February 19: Roy, H, 7th G, JH B, V G&B, 1 p.m.

ENMU typography students reimagine newspaper for class

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Alisa Boswell Is it time to redesign the Portales News-Tribune? It was for Eastern New Mexico University students in Brad Hamann’s Typography class. Hamann, an ENMU graphic design instructor, decided to give the 16 students in his fall design class a new challenge by having them critique and redesign the local Portales newspaper. “I wanted […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Idol news, book talk and a baseball legend

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Idol news Angie Brewer of Clovis is one proud mother. She tells us her son, Dominic Yanez of Austin, Texas, is one of four folks to win the “American Idol” competition in that city. Yanez, a singer, advances to the show’s finals in Hollywood. […]

My turn: Headlines predicted to come

Here are some Portales News-Tribune headlines I expect to see: • Portales Builds Hydroelectric Plant Powered by City Gutters — Will Operate Four Days a Year • New Portales Restaurant Serves Vegetables; Sued by National Rifle Association • Portales First City in Nation to Have More Gas Stations Than Restaurants — But No KFC • […]

Portales past: Feb. 24, 1952

Feb. 24, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Portales Police have another kind of bootlegging on their minds now — bootleg milk. City sanitarian worker Jerry Hein said many Portales people were buying raw milk “over the fence” without stopping to think of the risk. He warned that the milk could be infected with Bang’s disease, […]

Portales past: Feb. 22, 1959

Feb. 22, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Tumbling weeds from soil bank’s acreages have just about put the cattle back on the basis of the open range. Fence posts have snapped all across the plains from the strain of tumbleweeds pushed before high winds.

Portales past: Feb. 21, 1955

Feb. 21, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Margaret Titsworth of Elida and Larry Campbell of Portales were among the 69 students at New Mexico A&M College selected for the Dean’s Honor List of the school of arts and sciences.

Portales past: Feb. 20, 1959

Feb. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Movies currently showing at Tower Theater: “Bend of the River” starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Rock Hudson. Also showing was “World in His Arms” with Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth. Both movies were in Technicolor.

Portales past: Feb. 19, 1952

Feb. 19, 1952: The Portales Daily News: The spacious country home of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Evans, who lived 6 miles west and 1 mile north of Dora, was the setting for a dinner party honoring the Dora Junior High basketball team and Coach Milton Townsend.

Portales past: Feb. 18, 1954

Feb. 18, 1954: The Portales Tribune: On Tuesday, Mrs. Alvin Click began her new duties with KICA after being a news broadcaster with KENM for many months, and gave a news program at 12:45. The studio was moved to the second floor of the Cal Boykin Hotel.

Portales past: Feb. 17, 1941

Feb. 17, 1941: Portales Daily News: M. Fullerton, Rogers’ ace forward, who was out of the game for several weeks with a bad ankle, came back Friday night to lead his team in a 37-27 win over Dora, scoring 25 of his team’s points.

Portales past: Feb. 15, 1959

Feb. 15, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A “cow pool” in which dairy farmers could place their milk cows for a period of three years and receive payment for the milk after deduction of expenses, was due to open soon near Portales.