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By David Stevens

Pages past, April 7: Greg Hyder jokes, Poor Boy's had shrimp


Last updated 4/6/2021 at 4:59pm

On this date …

1971: Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball star Greg Hyder was back in Portales, speaking to the Greyhound Booster Club.

Hyder joked his voice was raspy because he’d been “sitting on the Cincinnati Royal bench and yelling so hard for so long.”

Hyder said pro basketball wasn’t all glamour and roses, but it had helped his personal life. Getting dates wasn’t hard for pro ballplayers, he joked.

“You just go up and say, ‘Hey, I play with the Royals and I want a date with you. It’s usually as simple as that.”

Hyder and his brother Jerry led ENMU to the NAIA national championship in 1969.

Greg Hyder was drafted in the third round by the Royals of the National Basketball Association and played 77 games during 1970-71. He averaged five points and four rebounds per game in his only NBA season.

Greg Hyder died in 2014 at age 66.

1991: Poor Boy’s Steakhouse offered beer—boiled shrimp — all you could eat.

Poor Boy’s nightly feature was $10.95.

The steakhouse also encouraged customers to take “a trip through our fabulous salad bar” and enjoy its hot, home-baked bread.

Poor Boy’s was located at 2115 N. Prince St. in Clovis.

Closing the doors …

1971: Elizabeth’s Fabric Center in Portales was closing its doors. Everything had to go. Some items were reduced 45% (and even more). Elizabeth’s was located at 1300 N. Chicago St.

Leaders in education …

1976: Margie Herrington had been installed as president of the Clovis Education Association. Herrington taught at Lockwood Elementary. President-elect Lois Jones was a member of the Clovis High School faculty.

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