4-H program thrives at children’s home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer More than a dozen youth at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home are going hog wild, and that’s not even mentioning the sheep. About 25 of the residents and children of employees at the home are participating in 4-H this year, with 13 raising pigs and 10 raising sheep, […]

June 7 Youth Menus

Monday: Beef Bologna Sandwich, White Bread, Carrot Sticks, Baked Chips, Mayo Package, Orange and Milk. Tuesday:

Kids’ summer lunches available

PNT Staff Report Portales youth ages 18 and younger can get free lunches 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1-Aug. 7, at Lindsey Park, Morrison Park, City Park and Rotary Park. Church camps, Bible schools and any organization that provides recreational and day care service for children can also receive the free lunches. La Casa […]

Progams designed to keep youth busy

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT correspondent A summer library program that stresses more than reading, a recreation program that stresses more than sports, and a kids college that does more than keep kids busy. These options may answer the question of “What do we do with the kids this summer?” Come Monday, three summer programs will […]

Residents taking part in NAACP training institute

Freedom New Mexico Six Clovis residents are taking part in a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People training institute this week. Clovis branch president Selmus Price and five others are attending NAACP Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute Thursday through Saturday in Albuquerque. Price will be joined by Anthony Mahan, first vice president and […]

Getting to know: Josh McVey

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How long have you been in the ministry? I have been in the youth ministry for seven years; three of those years have been here at Central Christian. What is a typical day for you? My mornings are usually spent in the office working on the computer. I do a lot of marketing, advertising and […]

Garage sale to benefit youth

A garage sale to help the family of Kacee Lovato, who died in a car wreck earlier this year, start an organization to help youth is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 at 1115 S. Abilene St. The non-profit organization, Focused and Full of Hope: The Kacee Lovato Foundation, will offer Eastern […]

Portales schools approve truancy program help

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Monday approved the Roosevelt County Youth Resource Team program to help the district on truancy and at-risk youth. Landon Mayberry, juvenile probation officer for Roosevelt and Curry counties, said the program offers ways for at-risk students to attend classes. As an […]

School board will discuss county youth resource team

PNT Staff Report Adopting a Roosevelt County Youth Resource Team will be one topic discussed at Monday evening’s Portales Municipal Schools Board meeting. The issue was first discussed during a board meeting last fall, but was postponed for further research. According to the Board of Education, the Youth Resource Team is designed to address school […]

Church hires youth minister

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Design contest open to youth

PNT staff New Mexico students are invited to enter the 2009 Santa Fe Opera Youth Poster Design Contest. The deadline is Feb. 1. Winners receive a cash prize and a family package of six tickets for all Youth Night at the Opera performances. The winning images are to be used to publicize the three Youth […]

Livestock show gives 4-H youth chance to show off

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico At a wispy 4-feet-10-inches-tall, Heath Hadley barely peeks out above his steer’s woolly body. But the 10-year-old Parmer County boy had little trouble Saturday leading his 1,200-pound project around the show floor behind the Farwell Community Center. Heath was among the dozens of Farwell FFA and 4-H members showing […]

Education feature: Youth take top honors at Special Olympics

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer While Portales fans cheer on the Ram football and basketball teams, another group of Portales youth are winning daily battles — in a much different arena with little recognition. They are members of

City youth program aims to improve rec center

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer To employ youth, create murals in the Portales Recreation Center and clean up that facility, the City of Portales is entering into an agreement with the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps. At their meeting Tuesday night in City Hall, city councilors approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute […]

Dec. 11 Rec Center News

Basketball There will be a youth basketball coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rec Center. Youth basketball tryouts are set for Saturday at the Portales Junior High School gym. The junior league (third- and fourth-graders) will begin at 9 a.m., and the senior league (fifth- and sixth-graders) will begin at 1 p.m.

State, local police at odds on juvenile detention

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico Local police and the state agency that oversees troubled youths are at odds on how to handle juvenile criminal suspects. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center is too small and state criteria governing detention of youth is too stringent. He said local police […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni Kiernan, the church’s coordinator for the United Nations Children’s Fund program. Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by […]

Lady Rams infused with youth

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Many fans will recognize several faces as the 2008 Lady Ram volleyball team takes the court this season, but the unit has lost many pieces of the squad that won the New Mexico Class 3A state volleyball championship last November.

Youth group plans trip to help repair Louisiana home

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Thirty-two members of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will help fix a hurricane-damaged home next month in New Orleans while attending a youth conference in Houma, La. The St. Helen youth group will continue to hold fundraisers to help finance the seven-day trip to Steubenville on the Bayou, […]

Local Briefs May 15, 2008

Church sets graduation night University Baptist Church Youth ministry is sponsoring “No Regrets Night,” from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church. A variety of activities open to all Portales High School juniors and seniors will be available, including food, games, a trip to Casel Land and more in a safe […]