It’s all hypothetical; make a choice

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are […]

Local Briefs June 19

PNT Staff Reports Author to discuss Portales book Barbara Russell Chesser, a Portales native who now lives in Waco, Texas, will present a copy of her latest book, “Remembering Mattie,” to the Portales Public Library during a reception from 4-5 p.m. Friday at the library. “Remembering Mattie” includes reminiscences about Mattie’s Cafe, a fixture in […]

PJHS News May 4

Library closesFriday is the last day for students to have books checked out. The librarian is excusing all fines for books returned late; however, books that are not returned will be marked as lost, and the cost of the book will be charged.

Celebrating librarians

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Portales libraries and librarians celebrated National Library Week with story times and decorations. But what is behind the decorations and the events? Who are the people who are never seen at the library but are an important part of its processes?Even librarians lose books, and sometimes […]

Local pastor, teacher publishes prayer book

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico For most of Mara Mitchell Andrews’ 31 years of life, her father Gary has been working on researching and writing a comprehensive, practical study on prayer. Through the years, she watched as her father used a manual typewriter and made copies of his study, first for his doctoral dissertation […]

Food for thought: One Book: One Town kicks off

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Portales community is invited to participate in “One Book: One Town” beginning with an introductory meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Portales Public Library. The activity is one of the events surrounding a Smithsonian Institute exhibit now on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. Denise […]

2-10-08 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Alexander the Great by Paul Cartledge. This book has been hailed as the most accessible introduction to its subject in print. Alexander the Great is a towering hero of the classical world: a fearless general, the conqueror of the Persians, and the visionary ruler of […]

NFL doing viewers grave disservice

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico “Turn to page 38,” Shawn told me. I was holding Shawn’s copy of the NFL Shop catalog, and was considering a new 49ers jacket until he alerted me to the collectible Super Bowl book on page 38. It was quite a book, leatherbound with a case and handling gloves, […]

Dec. 2 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Municipal Library: Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve By Janet Morgan Stoeke Minerva Louise — that absurd but loveable chicken — experiences her first Christmas, in this amusing picture book. When Santa visits the farm, she mistakes him for a farmer, and follows him around offering ridiculous suggestions. […]

11-25 Library Books

The following books are available in the Portales Public Library: The Watkins Dictionary of Dream By Mario Reading Thousands of in-depth entries explore and explain the stuff of dreams in this book by Mario Reading. What does it mean if you dream of a white elephant? Of flying, dolls, or dentists? This book offers a […]

Nov. 13, 2007 Local Briefs

Book week events taking place Children’s Book Week is taking place this week at the Portales Public Library. Books and Babies will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for Mother Goose rhymes and songs. Preschool storytime meets at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. This week’s theme is favorite stories, and children will be able […]

Nov. 11, 2007 Local Briefs

PNT Staff AARP meets Wednesday The Roosevelt County Chapter of AARP will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday in the board room at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales. Mary Beavis, a member of AARP state executive council will give a program entitled “Divided We Fail,” a project that asks people to support only […]

11-11 Library books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain By Peter Sis. Peter Sis was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia at the beginning of the Cold War. An acclaimed illustrator of children’s books, Sis uses the medium of pen and ink to tell the story of his […]

11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S […]

10-21 Library books

The following childrens books are available at the Portales Public Library: Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom By Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson This lyrical retelling of one of the most famous members of the Underground Railroad focuses on her spiritual strength. Harriet Tubman was deeply religious, and her deep […]

Oct. 14 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Parenting Magazine’s Baby Must-Haves Having a baby means having lots of gear, so it can be a huge challenge to figure out what you must have and what you can live without. This book is like having hundreds of friends who’ve already been there pointing […]

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom By Carole Boston Weatherford ; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book, providing a lyrical and poetic voice to the fascinating and inspiring story of Harriet Tubman and how she became […]

9-23 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Atherton By: Patrick Carman This juvenile fiction book is about a boy named Edgar, a gifted climber, who is scaling the perilous cliffs that separate three worlds: a humble grove, a mysterious highland realm, and a vast wasteland. Edgar is looking for a treasure lost […]

July 31, 2007 Local Briefs

Elida book heads to print in August Members of the Elida Centennial Book committee have announced that the book will be going to press at the end of August. The book is a compilation of the past 100 years of history for the Elida community. Currently more than 400 of the books have been sold, […]

Harry situation

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By Tony Gutierrez and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Local bookstores threw parties Friday night to mark the launch of J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter book series, with many residents anxiously awaiting its release. Managers of Hastings in Clovis and Barnes and Noble in Portales invited local fans to wait with […]