Youths rake in profits at annual livestock sale

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Alisa Boswell Bids bounced around the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds show arena like ping pong balls Friday night as 54 youngsters paraded their prized animals for the annual junior livestock sale. “I think this will be one of the best years, a record year,” said auctioneer Johnny Paiz during the sale. “Even though the economy has […]

Soap Box Derby scheduled for June 18

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Freedom New Mexico The 10th annual Clovis Soap Box Derby is scheduled to take place June 18. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School, the race gives youngsters an opportunity to race cars they have built. Youngsters build cars from kits with the help of an adult. The winner will get […]

Today’s youngsters robbed of hard lessons

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist In some ways, I have it worse than my parents did. Not growing up, of course. Growing up, I had it better than my parents. Mom and Dad often reminded me of this. But I think that as a parent today, I have it worse than my parents did because […]

Baskett beats odds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Of the approximate 100,000 youngsters who play high school football every year, only 215 of them will make an National Football League roster. Then, assuming things are equal in the NFL — and they’re not— a player on any NFL roster has a 1 in 16 chance to be […]

Youngsters learning about fire prevention

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PNT Staff Report Portales kindergartners, first-graders and some preschool students are touring the Portales Fire Department during Fire Prevention week. Fire officials want youngsters to learn more about fire safety and prevention, said Battalion Chief Gary Nuckols. He said an estimated 300 children will tour the fire station this week and next. “One of the […]

ENMU offers soccer clinic

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will conduct a clinc for youngsters age 6-13 at 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the ENMU soccer practice field. Zias coach Travis McCorkle and players will conduct the clinic. Youngsters are asked to bring a soccer ball, shin guards and water.

J.R. Schlenker proudly accepts pioneer award

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Mike Linn J.R. “Chick” Schlenker said he knows Portales, its nooks and crannies, its strengths and weaknesses. “I’ve been everywhere in this town except jail,” Schlenker boasted Saturday. This knowledge and his community efforts helped the 94-year-old Schlenker win this year’s Pioneer of the Year award. He was awarded the title at the Memorial Building […]