Fishing clinic teaches angling basics

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Benna Sayyed A number of Clovis and Portales children spent Saturday outdoors in Oasis State Park learning all about fishing. The park’s 21st annual fishing clinic educated children ages 6 to 17 on fishing, showing them how to cast a fishing pole, clean fish, and use various kinds of tackle. The clinic also showed youngsters […]

Beef show gives youths ranching experience

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Argen Duncan The Breeding Beef Show teaches participants what ranchers deal with every day, the show superintendent said. In the show at the Roosevelt County Fair, youth exhibited heifers — females that haven’t had a calf — and one cow with a calf, while the judge evaluated their physical appearance and movement. Superintendent Jim Duncan […]

Boys’ State teaches how government works

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Alisa Boswell Fictional New Mexico state government campaigns are in the works this week at Eastern New Mexico University as the 64th annual New Mexico Boys’ State takes place in Portales. The program’s mission statement: “To educate the youth of New Mexico in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of true American citizenship.” The program […]

Petite Picassos: Cannon Library hosts art class for toddlers

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Kaia Kerr, 4, gives her lion a lavender mane. Once a month, Cannon Library librarian Loretta Croke teaches toddlers art in a class called Petite Picasso. The subject changes for each class. She has taught art topics such as watercolor and mosaic. On March 24, she taught the toddlers how to […]

My Turn: ‘Life’ teaches us to live

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Life finally stopped happening; now I can live. Actually, it is through this “life” stuff — the kind of stuff that completely turns your world upside down — that we really learn to live. That’s where our true strength comes from, in stepping out of our own lives and criss-crossing […]

Dance instructors make business quickly

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer While they’ve found that building a business is rarely fun, Summer Wilson and Jennifer Spotswood of Portales believe that what their business teaches should be. Wilson and Spotswood, former instructors through Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Extended Learning, have taken their know-how and turned a Portales hallway into […]