Sept. 16, 1909

Portales Sanitarium ran an ad in the Portales Times as “a modern, ethically conducted, homelike institution, for medical and surgical cases, obstetrics and diseases of women.”

Sept. 15, 1939

New Mexico Governor John E. Miles and his wife were guests of honor at the Roosevelt County Fair and spoke at Eastern New Mexico College, their first visit to Portales.

Sept. 14, 1979

A civil rights hearing was held at ENMU, which gave “members of the community a chance to speak on issues of civil rights that affect them,” wrote the Portales News-Tribune.

Sept. 13, 1956

An “attendance crusade” opened in Portales when area churches came together to set

Sept. 12, 1941

Portales prepared for a state-wide blackout, in which Flying Fortress bombers of the U.S. Army were to fly over the city, making New Mexico the first state to participate in a mock invasion during World War II.

Sept. 11, 1960

Varsity Drive-In Theatre ran an ad in the Portales News-Tribune that read, “Thanks to the teen-agers of our community for their loyal patronage.”

Sept. 10, 1933

Portales Valley News reported that the new pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. R. F. Davis, would be preaching the following Sunday, his sermon entitled “Forward March.”

Events Calendar Sept. 9

Thursday Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B United Way of Eastern New Mexico Block Party — 5 to 7 p.m. United Way, 215 Main, Clovis. Friday United Way Campaign Kick-off — 7:30-9 a.m. on the square. Free doughnuts, canned food drive. Sunday Diez y Seis de Septiembre (Dia de Familia) […]

Sept. 9, 1926

• The Portales Valley News reported that educational exhibits were taking precedent at New Mexico county fairs, becoming more popular than carnival rides. • White Front Garage advertised that the Star Car “would convince the careful buyer, that it is the car to buy.”

Sept 8, 1948

In two classified ads, Bob Sartain and H.A. Bryant were told they won complimentary tickets to see “Tarzan and the Mermaids” showing at the Yam Theater.

Sept. 7, 1954

Mac’s Drive In advertised their Mexican plate which included an enchilada, tamale with chile, ‘toastada’, and taquita, all for 49 cents.

Local Briefs Sept. 7, 2008

Udall to host Academy Day at PHS U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be hosting Academy Day at Portales High School from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. The purpose of the event is to inform high school students and their families about U.S. service academies. Among the academies represented will be the U.S. Air Force Academy and […]

Events Calendar Sept. 7, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827. MondayPortales Municipal Schools board meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First […]

Sept. 5, 2008 Sports Briefs

Friday Football Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The End Zone. Saturday 3-6-9 Tournament — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. UFC Liddell vs. Evans — 6 p.m. The End Zone. Sunday Football Frenzy Kickoff Party — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The End Zone. Monday Nine Hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Whispering Winds. […]

Sept. 5, 2008 Movie Schedule


Sept. 5, 2008 Menus

The Landing — 11 a.m. Friday: BBQ ribs and seafood platter buffet Monday: Swiss steak, baked ham buffet and 2 for 1 bingo Tuesday: Oriental cuisine buffet Wednesday: Carved roast beef or fried chicken buffet Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds — 11 a.m. Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef […]

Sept. 5, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Case lot sale

Events Calendar Sept. 5

Friday Cannon Air Force Base First Friday— 5-8 p.m., The Landing, reservations/information 784-2853 Saturday Curry County Trade Days and garage sale — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827. Sunday Curry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside […]

Sept. 3, 1979

Portales News-Tribune reported that KENM-TV-FM went on air five years to the minute from the time its parent station began its operation.

Events Calendar Sept. 3, 2008

TodayGood Neighbor Day — All day, Hestands Floral and Gifts, 813 S. Second St. benefitting Food Bank of New Mexico. Information: 356-6951Blood Drive — 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. KENW-TV Broadcast Center Studio A. ThursdayFriends of Library meeting — Noon, Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B. The events calendar is a daily listing that […]