Thursday morning briefing: Books galore, a fall festival and drinking the Kool-Aid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing.

Books on the cheap

Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices during the annual Friends of the

Portales Public Library sale set for today through Saturday in the meeting room at the library, 218 S. Ave. B.

Hours for the sale are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Hardbacks are priced at 50 cents and paperbacks are available for 25 cents each.

Question of the day

If you were given the opportunity to be born again would you do it and why?

Please feel free to share your observations with the others in the comment section below.

Celebrate the season

Clovis Christian School is hosting a fall festival Friday.

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the school’s west campus on Humphrey

Road and is a fundraiser for the school.

The event will include silent auction and games.

Information: 935-2279

Holiday cooking tips

Microwave a lemon for 15 seconds and double the juice you get before squeezing.

Today in history

On this day in 1978, People’s Temple leader Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in remote northwestern Guyana.

The few cult members who refused to take the cyanide-laced fruit-flavored concoction were either forced to do so at gunpoint or shot as they fled.

The final death toll was 913, including 276 children.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mass-suicide-at-jonestown

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