Day trip: Carlsbad Caverns

NPS: Peter Jones Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located at 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad. Christina Calloway Carlsbad Caverns National Park Location: 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad What activities can you enjoy at this location: Pick a tour or explore on your own through the majestic underground caves of Carlsbad. It is recommended that people […]

TRICARE Prime option available to young adults

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Military families have a new TRICARE Prime option for young adults without healthcare coverage. TRICARE Young Adult Prime gives eligible family members TRICARE Prime medical (and pharmacy) coverage with low out-of-pocket costs for a $201 monthly premium. Military family members who are not married, who have “aged out” […]

Thursday morning briefing: Noodles, peanuts and an unsolved murder

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Make a note The annual CHS Wildcat Bands Noodles and Notes Dinner is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore. The band performs at 7 p.m. at Leon Williams Stadium. Tickets are adults $5 and children $3 and […]

Children’s image of adults reflects example set

Kids’ images of us, meaning of us adults, are funny. Those of us who have the privilege of working with them on a regular basis know this. The rest of the world occasionally is surprised by it. Thus, the setting: Ninth-grade algebra class, which in my case only has four students. The subject: Algebra, which […]

Building Resilience in Children: Contributing to the family and the community

“Building Resilience in Children and Teens"

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP Contribution isn’t only about good deeds and noble actions. Children also need to know that they can contribute ideas that will be taken seriously and respected. When adults invite children’s suggestions and opinions, especially about matters that concern them, we increase their sense of control, which in turn […]

Building Resilience: Crafting your child’s character

McClatchy-Tribune Don’t spoil your children. How we’d love to give our children everything they want_they’re so darned cute! But adults who expect everything instantly and on their terms, who feel that they’re entitled to anything they desire, are not so cute _ may I say detestable? Here are some thoughts to consider. — Don’t worry […]

Library launches summer reading program

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Alisa Boswell Registration for the Portales Public Library Summer Reading Incentive Program begins today at 10 a.m. at the public library. Although the program is free, children and young adults participating must register in order to be in the program, said Tawna Luscombe, the children’s librarian. Children participating are given a log-in sheet on which […]

Forrest community reunion planned

Freedom New Mexico A reunion is being held May 28 for the Forrest community. A lunch will be held with a $10 charge for adults and $5 for children. The deadline to RSVP is Sunday with checks payable to the Forrest Everybody’s Club. Contact Mary Sours for information: (575) 458-6635.

Young adults eligible for TRICARE enrollment

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Qualified young adults up to age 26 soon will be able purchase TRICARE military health plan coverage on a month-to-month basis. TRICARE officials announced plans to roll out the new Young Adult Program — including an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1 — in […]

Day trip: Center gives families chance to discover

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Courtesy photo The Don Harrington Science Center is located at 1200 Streit Drive in Amarillo. Place: Don Harrington Science Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas, 79106 What activities can you enjoy at this location: A variety of science exhibits including Amazing Bodies!, which connects science to everyday life using kids, cows, and dogs; Space […]

My turn: Words can be excessive

Sometimes I get the joy of editing young adults’ (18-36 year old) writing. Some struggle with “they’re,” “there” and “their,” others with “to” and “too.” Some are mystified by “affect” (verb) versus “effect” (noun). “A lot” and “alot” (incorrect) give the texting quick-draws a lot of problems. The distinction between “compliments” (praise) and “complements” (goes […]

Ticket feature: Clovis Soap Box Derby taking place Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico Thirteen youngsters will gather Saturday for the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. According to Director Larry Erwin, racers are ages 10 to 18, with most competitors being in the 14-15-year-old range. Youth build their cars from kits with […]

Library kicking off summer reading program

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and adults alike can dive into books, and rewards, this summer with Portales Public Library’s water-themed summer reading programs. The library has separate programs for adults, sixth- through 12th-graders and children younger than sixth-grade. “I think the benefit for the kids is it keeps them reading over the […]

Animated films more interesting

By Karl Terry: Local columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in […]

Elida turkey dinner set

Freedom New Mexico The Elida United Methodist Women annual turkey dinner is 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Elida High School cafeteria. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the women’s group’s community service projects. The meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, […]

Rec center offering activities for adults

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Recreation centers have a funny way of being associated quite strongly with young people — and with good reason. It’s the youth who often seem starving for some kind of activity, or recreation, during the hours of the day when school isn’t in session and the parents aren’t at […]

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 […]

ENMU class bringing ‘Vegas’ to Portales

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer An Eastern New Mexico University communications class is staging a McVegas night to benefit Ronald McDonald House charities. The event is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Clovis woman killed in car collision

The Associated Press An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old […]

Editorial: Relationships don’t need federal approval

Two consenting adults agree to have sexual relations. Police and prosecutors — and maybe even federal agents — stand ready to pounce. Two consenting adults want to put a stamp of permanence on their relationship. Legislators and lobbyists brace for constitutional rewrites. In the first example, the government acts if money changes hands. Whether the […]