Youth, lack of size no factor for barrel racer

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Shelby Spielman isn’t one to let her relative lack of size bother her. Nor her age. The 13-year-old from Dalhart, Texas, has shown herself to be one of the top competitors in this weekend’s Double Dash barrel racing competition at Curry County Events Center. Spielman turned in the sixth-best time […]

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: […]

Players sought for kickball tourney

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Recreation Center is taking registration for a co-ed kickball tournament on July 3. The tournament is open to all ages. Also, registration for the youth leagues of tackle football, flag football and soccer begins July 12. Information and registration: Rec center at 356-8598 or Michael Doerr at 505-577-0700.

County teen wins youth hunter education contest

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By Argen Duncan A Roosevelt County teenager beat out almost 60 contestants Saturday to win a statewide hunter education contest. Garrett Lee, 17, scored 2,065 points in the annual Youth Hunter Education Challenge in Raton, according to the YHEC website. Garrett’s father, Shannon Lee, said 2,400 points were possible. Competitors shoot muzzle loaders, .22-caliber rifles, […]

Military feature: Air Force program promotes youth wellness

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico More than 100 youth are participating in an Air Force wellness program at Cannon Air Force Base. FitFactor is a program that promotes being active and healthy by utilizing a website where participants can log time for activities done and earn points. Participants earn points to earn prizes. The […]

Art program will give at-risk youth chance to paint

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A local non-profit group has plans to help prevent gangs in Clovis and Portales through art. Artists of America of New Mexico is working to launch a new afterschool and weekend program called Windows on the World, which will target middle school and high school age youth who are […]

Friday morning briefing: A youth survey and high winds

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday morning briefing.

Dora entrepreneurship program teaches students to start business

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eight Dora High School students are in business. A youth entrepreneurship training program called Biz-Ed Ventures, which offers a grant to start a new business, offered a seminar on starting a business from the ground up in Dora recently. “You’re learning how to run your own business someday,” Ashley […]

Base youth prepares for lead role in Navy, Air Force youth conference play

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A local girl is walking “a pathway to my dream” as she prepares for the lead role in a play to be performed in front of 600 people. Patricia Romero, the 14-year-old daughter of Cannon Air Force Base Forces Support Squadron Marketing Director Yolanda Romero, is portraying Robin Hood […]