Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a Historic Marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]

Dairy Fest draws crowd of 9,000

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for a photograph with the sign: “Smells like poo…it grew.” White’s job at Dairy Fest is to teach people about manure, and its uses — fertilizer being high on the list. White […]

Gates’ proposed defense reforms highly unlikely

Freedom New Mexico In proposing a major reshaping of defense spending even before the White House has processed the proposals and added its stamp of hopeful approval to the blueprint, Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged that it will be difficult “to make tough choices about specific systems and defense priorities based solely on the national […]

April 5, 2009 Engagements

Mitchell-White Lynda Mitchell of Tyler, Texas announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Rebekah Ann Mitchell of Portales to Weston J. White of Portales, son of Calvin and Lynda White of Grady. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 23, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Portales. A reception will […]

March 20, 1982

Academy Award-nominated “Reds,” starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, and “Great White” were showing at the Tower Theater.

Jan. 20, 1967

Thirty-six-year-old M. C. White Jr., a

Dec. 29, 1949

The Jazz Age reminiscent “You’re My Everything,” starring Dan Daily and Anne Boxter, and “White Heat” featuring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmund O’Brien was showing in the Tower Theatre.

Editorial: Swing voters need more from McCain

Well, Sen. John McCain has largely succeeded in his mission to firmly claim control of the Republican Party and to give his campaign the largest possible boost going into the fall contest for the White House. First off, McCain went to the Republican National Convention still struggling to convince the conservative grass roots they should […]

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

Schimming/Kelly engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelly of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their son, Joseph Daniel of Lubbock to Whitney Callison Schimming of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Schimming of Dallas. The couple will exchange vows June 28, 2008, at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. The reception will be at Winfrey Point […]

Art Admirers

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Judy White, left, and two of her granddaughters, 8-year-old Abby, middle, and 9-year-old Brittney McDowell, right, take a break from Saturday’s hot temperatures to enjoy student works of art at the Portales Schools district-wide art show in the PHS cafeteria.

Historic springs

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By Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles, to run the next two Sundays, describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. Why does a town on the Eastern Plains of New Mexico, far from the Rio Grande and its Hispanic settlements, have […]

Portales’ first Christmas

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By Ruth White Burns Editor’s note: The following is an account of the first Christmas celebrated by the community in Portales. It was first published in 1993 in the PNT and has been rewritten by the author this year. The early settlers of the Portales Valley came together in 1899 to celebrate the first Christmas […]

Bronze skin not worth effort

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I don’t have what you’d call a varied wardrobe. If there’s a shirt I find comfortable, I usually buy one in every available color. Another dress code rule for me is, “No shorts.” It all has to do with my attachment to self-esteem, and my hatred of my exposed white […]

July 26,1960

• Portales farmer Bob White received a shock while working in one of his fields. While driving in his tractor, the front end suddenly fell several feet down. It was discovered that the tractor feel into an old well located in the field that was there long before White began farming the field. • A […]

July 4, 1982

• Portales Fire Fighters responded to a barn fire that occurred one mile south of Roosevelt General Hospital. The barn was destroyed by the fire. Nearby calves were driven to safety by neighbors. • Members of the Portales High School class of 1930 gathered to share memories during a class reunion. It had been 52 […]

Local Altrusa chapter receives national recognition for project

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Altrusa Club members are known for raising money and contributing to various community projects and helping out those in need. The club is receiving national recognition this weekend for one of those projects . During the national “Make A Difference Day,” last October, the club chose to be more […]

Time to resurrect true meaning of Easter

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer And then he bowed his head and died. John 19:30 sounds like a great ending to a dramatic story, but for billions of Christians worldwide, it marks a new beginning. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were open and […]

Friona residents remember twister of 1995

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He said, […]

President Gerald Ford dies at 93

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved […]