Donaldson delights in debate

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Kevin Wilson Sam Donaldson praised succinctness from his debaters Saturday evening in the KENW studios. And he jokingly insisted it of himself. “Time me,” Donaldson told the KENW crew prior to the Congressional debate airing, “to the minute you want me to shut up.” Donaldson doesn’t take nearly as many cues in his 70s, though [...]

Tuesday morning briefing: A hero run, fiesta time and Uncle Sam

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Portales past: June 16, 1955

June 16, 1955: Sam Douglas of Portales was elected president of the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association. The group wrapped up its convention in Albuquerque with resolutions urging Gov. John Simms to appoint an advisory committee to assist in the distribution of Salk polio vaccine and applauded a new Welfare Department prescription program.

Jan. 7, 1954

According to the Portales Tribune, Sam Sanders has agreed to repave Commercial street with work to start “weather permitting within a week or ten days.” In a conference with Mayor Pat Patterson. Sanders said that his equipment had been tied up in Carlsbad for several months and that job is now completed and he could [...]

Oct. 7, 1920

According to the Portales Valley News, Mrs. Sam J. Nixon of Fort Sumner was to be in Portales the following Saturday and would address the ladies of Portales and Roosevelt County on the subject of the League of Nations. She was to also have some sample ballots and explain just how to mark the ticket [...]

April 23, 1958

“Slaughter on 10th Ave.,” starring Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Charles McGraw and Sam Levene was showing at the Tower Theatre.

Roosevelt rebounds to beat Zia

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer The second match-up between the 9-and 10-year-old Roosevelt County All-stars and Clovis Zias produced a different outcome than the first with Roosevelt County coming out on top with an 11-1 win last night at Rotary Park in Portales. The Zia’s struck first, stealing home in the top of the [...]

‘Believe’ crew wraps it up for local filming

At 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, First Assistant Director David Cluck called, “That’s a wrap!” for the last time on “Believe In Me.” Six weeks before, in Ned Houk Park just north of Clovis, we took our first shot of the picture as lead actor Jeff Donovan climbed into the blue pickup that would serve as [...]

Dog saves owner’s life

Jack King By all accounts, Jenny was just a mutt. A little less than a year-old, black and brown, with floppy ears, a large head and big feet attached to a puppy’s body, she was rescued from the Clovis Animal Shelter. But John Samuel Kelm will always remember Jenny as a lifesaver. John Sam, a [...]