Portales past: Dec. 3, 1947

Dec. 3, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Women’s Missionary Society at First Baptist Church observed Lottie Moon Week with “Faithful Unto Death,” a portrayal of the life of Lottie Moon given by members of WMS. Lottie Moon died in China in 1912 after dedicating her life to missionary work.

My turn: Holiday takes on different meaning

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Next Tuesday is Columbus Day, a nationally-observed holiday which has come to be known in many United States Latino communities as “Dia de La Raza,” or in Spain, as “Dia de la Hispanidad.” In grade school, we learned how, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and “discovered America.” Of course, at the back […]

Portales Past: July 17, 1955

July 17, 1955: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Joiner, pioneer homesteaders northwest of Elida, observed their 61st wedding anniversary with a family reunion and picnic.

Each soldier’s sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as the date in 1866 to celebrate Decoration Day, when the […]

April 28, 1974

Portales Methodists observed the start of their church’s 75th year with

Business feature: Hairdresser stays a cut above

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Judy Hallford, a hairdresser in Portales, recently observed the 30th anniversary of her business. Hallford grew up in Floyd and graduated from beauty school in Portales in 1970, before opening “Judy’s Swirl and Curl” in Portales in 1978. On becoming a hair dresser: I did people’s hair off and […]

Nov. 5, 1959

Eastern New Mexico University president Floyd D. Golden was to be back at work after a trip to eastern Europe and Russia, during which he observed and studied different types and levels of classrooms.

Elida School News Nov. 2

Red Ribbon Week observed Elida Schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week, a program to present a unified and visible commitment towards a drug-free America, from Oct. 20-24. Mrs. Criswell’s fifth grade class won the door decorating contest. Mrs. Daugherty’s first grade class was second in the contest. Students also participated in a poster contest, a skit […]

Aug. 26, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune observed its 40th anniversary as the first daily newspaper in Portales.

10-21 Elida School News

Elida celebrates AYP success Last week Elida Schools celebrated the AYP success of its students. Elementary school students scored third in the entire state on the CRT test. Junior high and high school students were in the top 10 percent of the state on the same test. Parent-teacher conferences were held Thursday afternoon. Remaining report […]