Post Office Portales’ first New Deal

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Thomas Garcia Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The United States Post Office in Portales is one of several buildings in Roosevelt County that was [...]

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. [...]

Romance not the cowboy way

By Glenda Price Cowboys are romantic, they say. Uh-huh. Every one I know can get downright eloquent when discussing a new baby calf, his favorite using horse or his best cow dog. We females find that quite attractive. But what about us? My theory is they like human female companionship, but they just don’t know [...]

Local VFW pays tribute to veteran’s memory

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida rancher Tommy McGee passed away in October 2004 at age 87, but his name will live on, thanks to a decision made by his friends at the Portales post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to VFW Post 9515 senior vice commander Duward Moon, it was a [...]

Community set to honor veterans

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Ceremonies will be held across the community over the next few days to honor those veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. Veterans Day is Sunday and the federal holiday is observed Monday. At 10 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Building, a program will be held to honor [...]

Portales boys rout Ruidoso

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Portales Rams earned a big early lead and survived an intense physical District 4-3A game, to dominate the Ruidoso Warriors Tuesday night at Portales High School 60-45. Senior post Todd McBroom scored 11 of his game-best 17 points in the third period, as the Rams extended a 14-point halftime [...]

New Year’s closings

Closed at noon Friday, reopening Tuesday • 9th Judicial District Court Closed Monday, reopening Tuesday • City offices • County offices • Post office • All banks • Municipal court • All federal offices Closed until Jan. 3 • Eastern New Mexico University • All area schools 

Veterans day events planned

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Joe Blair, commander of American Legion Post 31 in Portales, keeps a good buddy up front in his thoughts each Veterans Day by always making sure there is a flag placed on his grave. Without naming the comrade, Blair said they were good friends, about the same age, who [...]

City remembers its fallen

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A group of Portales residents assembled in the bright sun at the Portales Cemetery Monday to remember the country’s fallen soldiers with a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 31. With the lawn before them displaying white crosses representing the dead from each war America has been [...]

Some gave their all

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen military veterans Memorial Day. American Legion Post No. 31 in Portales is having an honor ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Portales Cemetery. Chief Master Sgt. Ray M. Clark of Cannon Air Force Base will be the [...]