ENMU graduate working with abandoned youth

Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University alumni Andrea Elizondo left Feb. 8 for Ghana to work with City of Refuge Ministries, a non-profit organization that works with trafficked and abandoned youth. The El Paso native majored in physical education with a minor in athletic training and played soccer for ENMU. The ENMU soccer team sent […]

Cannon commander shares experience to middle schoolers

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Benna Sayyed Lt. Col. Tom Palenske shared his rise from an at-risk youth to an Air Force commander Friday during Marshall Middle School’s Veterans Day program. Palenske, commander of the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon, emphasized what the military did for him and how it helped him reach his position in the 20th Special […]

Portales team headed for national youth football tournament

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Alisa Boswell A team of Portales fifth- and sixth-graders are gearing up to compete in the Nationals Youth Football Championships. “We heard of it through Sammy Herrera, a league director in Texas,” Portales City League coach Kory Webb said. “He got with me and let me know what was going on. I signed my team […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Jail help, Gala’s on hold and a No. 1 record

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Jail volunteers Christian Believers is looking for volunteers to help at both the Curry County jail and youth detention center. There’s a training session 6 p.m. Thursday at the Believers headquarters, 209 W. Seventh St. Information: Sistar Yancy at 763-1715 Gala’s on hold Clovis […]

Floyd news — Oct. 11

Youth speaker scheduled Gabe Salazar, a nationally recognized youth speaker, will be speaking to middle school and high school students on Nov. 7.

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 […]

How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide an excuse for volunteer coaches to lack, enthusiasm, preparation and at least some measure of expertise. An […]

Social Security won’t be funded by today’s youth

Freedom New Mexico While suffering through this federal debt-limit battle, think about something much more scary. Consider another story this week that relates to the financial crisis. Any tie-in may seem ludicrous, but bear with us. The owner of McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Penn., has banned children under age 6 to protect grumpy adults from […]

Are parents chilling out more at kids’ sporting events?

Little League World Series

By Jeremy Olson A national survey of youth soccer officials finds the majority of parents are behaving as well or better at their kids’ matches than they did two years ago. While the survey by Korrio is promotional in nature —

Youth coalition seeks volunteers

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Liliana Castillo The Eastern New Mexico Youth Connection is looking for 1,000 volunteers by the end of July. Some might say that’s a lofty goal and many have expressed that to the chair of the volunteer committee, Christina Martinez-Guajardo, but she’s not phased. “If bigger cities can do it, we can do it. We’re more […]

Dirty Laundry: Denial runs deep among sports parents

Aisha Sultan I knew the minute I saw a red-faced grown man hollering at his 5-year-old son during a soccer practice. I didn’t want my kindergartner playing with this crowd. His little friend with the very loud father seemed so eager to please that I couldn’t decide if the scene left me depressed or angry. […]

Concert reveals youth’s end

Somewhere along life’s path my music changed from Rock ‘n’ Roll to Classic Rock. Most of it is dubiously preserved on vinyl but there are a select few bands still out there bringing it live and I got the chance to see two of my favorites last weekend in Lubbock. That “Little Ol’ Band from […]

Reader-submitted content: Dora High School raises tobacco awareness

Those who came to support youth athletics at the Little Dribblers basketball tournament were also able to wear their support on their sleeve, literally. Dora High School members offered free customizable T-shirts at the games that could be designed however participants wanted using the stencils and paints provided. The event was hosted by members of […]

Portales past: Feb. 7, 1952

Feb. 7, 1952: The Portales Daily News: From the “All Around Arch” column: The Youth Rally met at the Baptist Church Saturday evening with 143 in attendance. Rev. Charles Clair brought the message.

Agent enjoys helping youth

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Portales resident Melanie Gutierrez has been the 4-H agent in Roosevelt County for three and a half years and deals with anything related to 4-H. That means she spends a lot of time with children and youth and Gutierrez said she enjoys watching the students grow and become people. In the summer, she finds time […]

In tribute: Restaurant founder remembered for generosity

Argen Duncan A public memorial service for Cattle Baron restaurant founder Jeffrey Walter Wilson, remembered as a supporter of youth and a good employer, is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Monday at the Roswell Civic Center. Wilson died Sunday in Roswell at the age of 57. “He was a very generous man, helped the community any […]

Portales past: Dec. 9, 1947

Dec. 9, 1947: The Portales Daily News: To Travis Corbin, lean and lanky young farm youth from Portales, the world was just a rosy hue today. He was named the top in farm safety in New Mexico. As a result, he was guest of General Motors at the 26th National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago.

Honors — Oct. 24

Eppler Tate Eppler, an eighth- grader at Yucca Junior High, was the winner of the statewide junior high division at the 2010 New Mexico Youth Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition held during the Governors Entrepreneurial Summit in Albuquerque Oct. 14-15. His sponsor was Silvia Montano of ENLACE. His parents are Terry and Kym Moore of Clovis […]

Church youth group helping Ugandan women

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Argen Duncan A group of Portales teenagers is reaching out to struggling women a world away. The First United Methodist Church youth group is learning about living conditions in Uganda and working to help a group of women there by selling beads the women made. They’re participating in the BeadforLife program, which provides Ugandan women […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Youth hunting, fine arts and American Graffiti

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Youth license Thousands of licenses for youth-only elk hunts, deer and javelina are available from the state Department of Game and Fish. More than 2,700 deer licenses and 430 javelina licenses left over from the regular drawing are scheduled to go on sale 10 […]