County fair kicks off

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Argen Duncan During the Roosevelt County Fair Entry Day on Monday, artists of a range of ages entered paintings, drawings and photographs into the photography and fine arts shows. The fair officially opens at noon today. “We’re just trying to get involved,” said Jessie Dodington, who entered paintings, photos and knitting in the fair. Dodington, […]

Our favorite things: Three creative toys to keep kids occupied in these last weeks of summer

Color blanks

Disney FamilyFun magazine Creative Fun: A Figure of a Different Color Here’s a unique blank slate for kids’ creativity: 4-inch-tall, posable, funky white plastic figurines. The Color Blanks sets come with permanent markers and stickers so that kids can jump right into the personalization. Ages 6 and up. RoseArt, $5 to $10. Creative Coloring: This […]

Kiwanis swim meet rescheduled

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Kiwanis Club annual swim meet, held for ages nine to 18, was canceled Wednesday because of weather. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Portales City Pool.

Annual Kiwanis swim meet set

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Children ages 9 to 18 will go to the Portales City Pool to show off their talents 3 p.m. Wednesday for the Portales Kiwanis Club’s annual swim meet. According to Portales Kiwanis President Tony Schroeder, the event has been taking place in Portales for more than a decade and he has been the chair of […]

National Barrel Horse Association returns

Freedom New Mexico The National Barrel Horse Association is kicking up dust in Portales and Clovis for the first time in nine years. The association offers cowgirls and cowboys of all ages a chance to compete with other barrel horse riders from across New Mexico. District 3 consists of Roosevelt, Curry, Colfax, De Baca, Guadalupe, […]

Curry County ousted from state Junior League tournament

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Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry County all-stars in the Junior League division (ages 13-14) of the state Little League tournament. Rained out in Saturday’s first-round game, Curry County dropped a 12-1 decision to Albuquerque Altamont on Sunday at Ram Field in Portales, then bowed out of the double-elimination event with […]

Senior center hosting carnival

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Argen Duncan Burgers, sack races, ring tosses and live music are all on the lineup for a community carnival this month. The Portales Senior Center is hosting a carnival designed for all ages. “It’s something the whole family can come and enjoy,” said Miriam Welker, president of the Portales Senior Citizens organization. Welker expects the […]

Players sought for kickball tourney

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Recreation Center is taking registration for a co-ed kickball tournament on July 3. The tournament is open to all ages. Also, registration for the youth leagues of tackle football, flag football and soccer begins July 12. Information and registration: Rec center at 356-8598 or Michael Doerr at 505-577-0700.

Students studying Black Plague

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Social studies students at Lindsey Elementary are learning about the Middle Ages and the Bubonic Plague. The students have been making signs as part of the class project to warn other students, teachers and parents as if their classroom was a village in the Middle Ages. Christina Ortiz, 12, […]

July 11, 2008 Sports Briefs

Soccer camp set The Clovis Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a Soccer Speed and Skills Camp July 13-17 at Spencer Field. The camp is open to players ages 5-13 Times and each groups each day: • 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

A father’s love is greatest gift

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I heard a story about a daddy and his two little girls, ages 9 and 5, who lived close to the beach. One day they all decided to go for a swim just a little way out into the ocean. Before the daddy realized it, a current had taken them […]

RGH offering asthma education program

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County General Hospital is educating children ages 6-18 and adults about asthma for in-patient and out-patient care. Alex Wynn, director of cardiopulmonary department, said the community needs asthma education. “We had people coming in with asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia,” Wynn said. “Diseases that could have been avoided with […]

Contest open to design city’s first flag

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales will soon have its own flag flying over the community, city officials say. The City of Portales is inviting artists of all ages and occupations to enter a contest to design the first city flag. The winner will be announced in a press release May 11, and the […]

March 22, 2009 Library News/Reviews

Events Tuesday at 10:30 am is Baby Laptime. This program combines short stories, fingerplays and music perfectly suited for babies ages 0 to 3 and their caretakers.

Basketball camp accepting applications

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only for boys and girls ages 10-19. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected for the All-American Team. Locations include Phoenix; Babson Park, Fla.; Gainesville, Ga.; Champaign, Ill.; Glassboro, N.J.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Marietta, Ohio; Lebanon, […]

Jan. 4, 2009 Library News

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. is Baby Laptime. This program is designed for infants and toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents. It is a short storytime with lots of singing and fingerplays—a perfect way to introduce your child to the love of reading. This week’s theme is “Move it, Baby!” Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at […]

Reported cases of sexual assault increase in 2007

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The number of reported victims of sexual assault doubled in Curry and Roosevelt counties between 2006 and 2007 among females ages 11 months to 17 years old, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Pattie Johnson, the Victim Impact Program Director for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office […]

2-5-08 Local Briefs

Library has programs for all ages There are activities for children of all ages at the Portales Public Library. Baby Lapsit meets twice a month at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and is for ages 1-3. This week’s theme is “Gitchy-Gitchy-Goo Tickle Time,” and will include approximately 20 minutes of stories, songs. Preschool Storytime is 10:30 […]

Program promotes after school activities

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Recreation Center was constructed to provide something to do for the children of Portales, and Thursday the children took full advantage of it. Portales children had light bulbs painted on their faces, decorated pumpkins, had their hair spray-painted as part of the first Lights on Afterschool program. Sabrina […]

Death penalty ruled unconstitutional for those under 18

Freedom Newspapers Civilization has developed an imperfect but constructive system for transitioning error-prone children to responsible adulthood: We designate by law at what ages young people are designated partly and then fully responsible for their actions. Sixteen-year-olds can drive, but not vote or sign contracts. At 18 they are generally recognized as full adults, though […]