Feb. 25, 1941: Portales Daily News: Tiny twin boys who were born early yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Jack L . Smith of Portales are reported as doing nicely. The babies were fed with a medicine dropper by the attending nurse.
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, […]
Feb. 23, 1954: The Portales Tribune: From the “I Heard” column: Mrs. Willis Slaten made apricot blossoms into very acceptable cherry blossoms for a George Washington party this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 13, 1959: The Portales News-Tribune: Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Burney of Baileyboro, Texas, were the parents of a daughter, Bonita Kay, who was born Feb. 8 at Roosevelt General Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.
Feb. 8, 1959: The Portales News-Tribune: From “PHS Roundup” by Carole Ford: Valentine’s Day was drawing near, and preparations were being made to choose the 1959 Valentine Sweetheart for Portales High School. Candidates were Carol Block, Yvonne McBath, Donna Place, Virginia Shaoo, Marilyn Shiplett, Henrietta Stockard, and Karen Stratten.
Feb. 7, 1952: The Portales Daily News: From the “All Around Arch” column: The Youth Rally met at the Baptist Church Saturday evening with 143 in attendance. Rev. Charles Clair brought the message.
Feb. 6, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Cotton growers of Roosevelt County were gathering ammunition to send to Sen. Clinton Anderson this week in an effort to have 5,000 additional acres allowed to be farmed under a 1955 farm subsidy program.
Feb. 5, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A very light vote was cast in the Elida School Board Election on Tuesday. Haskel Worley was the only candidate for re-election to the board.
Feb. 4, 1955: The Mother’s March in Portales last night brought in $950.07, announced Keith Hall, March of Dimes chairman.
There’s a news story out of Santa Fe about a shop teacher who allegedly locked up an unruly student in a storage area. Authorities say she could face child abuse and false imprisonment charges. The story brought back memories of my eighth grade math teacher, Mr. Rigdon. Mr. Rigdon had his ways to try to […]
Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Struggling along with Southeastern Oklahoma for a half, the Eastern New Mexico University men suddenly found the range in the second half. Junior guard Tralyn Harden scored 15 of his career-best 26 points in the second half and hit a career-best eight-3 pointers — in 10 attempts — and […]
Jan. 29, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Sunday morning at six o’clock, Karna Janetzke was taking a girl friend to catch an early bus, when they were startled to see in their car lights a doe standing in the middle of the street in front of Harding Hall (on the Eastern New Mexico University campus). Other sitings […]
Jan. 28, 1951: The Portales Daily News: City Police Chief Doyle Henderson warned youths today that the city’s curfew law would be enforced. He said a rise in juvenile delinquency in Portales was responsible for the decision.
Jan. 27, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Parking meter receipts since Jan. 20 totaled $166.51, records showed in City Hall today. Within the week, 84 additional meters were placed in operation around the courthouse square.
Jan. 22, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Twenty-four Roosevelt County men reported today for a trip to Albuquerque for the pre-induction physicals under the Selective Service Act.