Measure could cost commissaries

Jerry Ensminger, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who has fought for years to win government-funded health care for families exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, doesn’t want the measure passed if, to pay for it, Congress would gut the military’s prized commissary benefit. Critics contend that’s what the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans […]

Parents’ tips for camping with kids

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Sara Cassinelli Camping can be inexpensive and a great way for families to unplug, be outside and experience everything nature has to offer all while creating lifelong memories. Avid outdoorsman and Idaho Outdoors freelance writer Mark Krepps has three boys and has some great advice for parents who want to take their kids camping. Choosing […]

Child Sense: When an older sibling is at camp

Priscilla J. Dunstan Parents often underestimate the anxiety and loneliness a younger sibling has when an older sibling goes off to camp. Young children don’t have a concrete understanding of time, and their immaturity makes it hard for them to believe their sibling’s absence is temporary. Keep them busy, do something special, and use this […]

Vet care funding alarms shoppers

Advocates for military commissaries are optimistic they can sideline a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee plan that would end subsidies of base grocery stores so the same money could pay for health care of veterans and families exposed years ago to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, N.C. But as momentum builds on Capitol Hill to protect […]

Monday morning briefing: Smoke goal, basketball camp and one big fish

Friday morning briefing: Lake opens, camp starts and O.J.’s ride

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Hoop camp The Portales Rams Girls Basketball Camp is set for Monday through Wednesday at the Portales High School gym. The camp is open for girls entering first through eighth grade, and the cost is $35.Information: Traci Sievers at 749-2701. Registration forms and information: […]

Engagement — May 29

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Johnson-Brock Ron and Teresa Johnson of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Britni Johnson, to Jared Brock, son of Joe Brock of Lubbock and the late Judy Brock. The couple will exchange vows on June 17, 2011, at Camp Blue Haven. The reception will be in August in Shallowater, Texas. The […]

Boy Scouts hosting annual summer camp

Freedom New Mexico The Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host another summer of weeklong camps in June and July at Camp Wehinahpay, located in the Sacramento Mountains near Cloudcroft. The council oversees troops in Roosevelt and Curry counties. Scout Executive Guy Eichsteadt said scouting is an educational opportunity for area boys. […]

ENMU hitting camp cancelled

Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing has announced that a hitting camp scheduled for today in Portales has been cancelled. Campers signed up for today are asked to attend the camp scheduled for next Sunday.

Portales past: Aug. 10, 1960

Aug. 10, 1960: Four junior boys from Calvary Baptist Church had left for Royal Ambassadors Camp. One feature of the camp was an overnight hike.

Thursday morning briefing: Soccer, melting chocolate and Fords

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.Soccer call There are Clovis Youth Soccer Association sign-ups Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Java Loft. The sign-ups are for the fall and spring programs for youth ages 3.5 to 13. New players need to bring their birth certificates. Info: […]

Thursday morning briefing: Emergency tips, basketball camp and UFOs

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Emergency tips Are you interested in the preparation for emergencies in Portales and Roosevelt County? The Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets 4-5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Memorial Building in Portales. Call Emergency Management Director Keith Thomas […]

Choir camp to perform in renovated theater

Freedom New Mexico Choir Camp at Eastern New Mexico University is scheduled to end on a high note today. At 2 p.m. in Buchanan Hall, choir campers will perform at the nearly renovated theater. A total of 85 students participated in the annual camp and have been working to prepare for the concert since Sunday. […]

1945 letter details horrors of concentration camp

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Editor’s note: Sixty-five years ago, the German-held concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by United States forces. Cpl. Hayley C. Dandridge, a Dora High School graduate, toured the facility less than two weeks after an estimated 21,000 prisoners were freed. Dandridge wrote about the horrors he saw in a letter to friends, Alan and Freeda […]

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.

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, […]

Local Briefs Aug. 22, 2008

Police seek sign thief The Portales Police Department is investigating the recent theft of political signs from various locations in the community, according to a PPD press release. The theft of these signs is a crime and anyone with information regarding these thefts is encouraged to report it to the police department. Roosevelt County Crimestoppers […]

Ram Band camp under way

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer While fall sports teams still have more than a week before their two-a-days begin, the Portales Ram Band has been hard at work all week in the 2008 Ram band camp. “It’s really cool to see our friends again,” sophomore trombone player Will Lampkins said. “But it does get […]

Foot Soldiers

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These Portales Ram High School soccer players work on ball control during the first day of a week-long soccer camp held by Clovis Wildcats soccer coach Don Aragon. The camp is for students from grades 8-12.

Football spoken here

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A four-day Portales Rams football camp wrapped up on Thursday leaving coaches impressed with the progress made by the campers. “They have come a long way,” said Rams football coach Andy Correll. “They were very receptive and worked hard.” There were 44 participants in the camp, which was divided […]