Survey ‘Mad Libs’ immature fun

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It might sound funny coming from somebody whose work shows up on paper several times a week. But man, do I hate using paper. If I’m an accountholder anywhere, I always request they go “paperless” — notifying me of balances owed by e-mail or phone. I always try to […]

Tourism dead at hands of cartels

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist Forty-five years ago it was perfectly fine for young people to cross the border into Mexico in search of fun. In those days the drug cartels’ bloody fights were not a factor. In Juarez we could have our feet measured and order Western riding boots much cheaper than at home. […]

Halloween festivities fun for everyone

Freedom New Mexico ParentDish.com advises that one of the “cool” candies to hand out this Halloween is white chocolate skulls filled with gummy worms. Call us old-fashioned, but we’ll take the Fun Size Snickers bar and be content. Halloween as we know it today was derived from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), […]

Athletes turn out for triathlon

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Staff Sgt. Freddie Jones, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, explains the course to the competitors that they will take in the five kilometer bike ride and run. By Senior Airman: Erik Cardenas: 27th SOW Public Affairs Swimming 500 meters, riding a bike 10 kilometers and running a 5k […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting school vacation celebration

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Freedom New Mexico The Lighthouse Mission is making sure children get at least a little bit of vacation this summer. The mission is hosting Fun in the Park beginning at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Park Saturday. Richard and Geri Gomez of the mission said as children, their families didn’t have the money for summer vacations. […]

Portales robotics team tops state competition

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales High School robotics team took first place Wednesday at the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement competition in Albuquerque. Portales has been competing in robotics for three years, with some success. Last month the team finished in second place in robotics in the MESA regional. Robotics teacher Jack […]

Relocating part of family life

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Moving is rarely fun, but when you’re in the military, “it’s all what you make it,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Gonzolo “Gonzo” Rubio. Rubio and his family arrived in Clovis on Monday from Dover, Del. Of course there are housing differences from the east coast, like no basements or […]

Program makes staying fit fun

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Caleb Sapp and Courtney Thatcher, both 11, give each other a high five at the Cannon Air Force Base Youth Center Monday as Courtney’s mother, Patty, looks on. They participate in the Air Force’s Fit Factor program, and Courtney said they have By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Anyone for a […]

PJHS News Oct. 19

Family fun night setParents and students are invited to visit teachers in their classrooms from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdayto try some interesting learning activities. Conferences planned Students completed the first quarter of their school year Friday. Parents may confer with teachers from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 27 to discuss their children’s grades.

Dora School News Oct. 19

Fun night set Family fun night will be held Satruday.

Sept. 26, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. Music, flashing lights, glow in the dark lanes, pins and bowling balls. Cost is $2.25 per game. Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play — 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Event open to all school aged youth. Mini Olympic games will be held. […]

Aug. 1 2008 Sports Briefs

Saturday Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. to midnight. Cannon Lanes. Light above lanes will be turned off. Monday Youth Jamboree — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Includes bowling, shoes, instruction and hot dog basket. Nine hole golf scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Two person scramble. Entry fee […]

Aug. 1, 2008 What's Happening

Friday First Friday Family Fun Night — Event includes buffet dinner, movie and games. $5 members and children 10 and under free. $10.95 non-members and children 12 and under $4.95. Latino Late Night Party — 9.m. to 3 a.m. The End Zone. Free for members and $5 for non-members.

Fishing provided memories and supper

By Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak […]

Sports briefs May 2

Saturday Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Monday Free Throw Competition — 11 a.m. Fitness Center Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays, now through Oct. […]

Sports Briefs April 25

Saturday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Monday Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays only for April-October. Tuesday Retiree special — Golfers with a […]

Round of golf offers more fun than expected

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs I had a lot of fun, but man, do I hate golf. At least that’s how I thought I would feel after golfing 18 holes at the Whispering Winds Golf Course here. I had no intention of golfing this past Saturday, as my […]

Events Calendar April 2, 2008

ThursdayFun With Poetry, Family Reading Night — 6 p.m. Portales Public Library. FridayOgallala Quilter’s Society 11th annual festival “Diamonds in Dimmitt” — All day, Expo Building Southeast Fourth and East Lee in Dimmitt, Texas, $5 admissionThe Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (ENMU choirs and symphony — 7 p.m. CUB Ballroom, free admission SaturdayOgallala Quilter’s Society […]

Womans Day offers fun, information

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Women will be shown how to get it together. Learn how to look good and feel good. Talk it up and be “You and Improved” during the fourth annual Woman’s Day Out. The fourth annual Woman’s Day Out will once again be all about woman on Saturday as it […]

Daughter needs support

Anita Doberman This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of a competitive […]