Enhanced VA mortgages possible for vets in distress

Air Force News Service Veterans with conventional home loans now have new options for refinancing to a Department of Veterans Affairs guaranteed home loan. These new options are available as a result of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008, which President Bush signed into law on Oct. 10. “These changes will allow VA to […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at Portales Public Library: What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms, & Pajamas by Patricia Lauber. Illustrated by John Manders. When lying on your pillow-top mattress on your queen-size bed, do you ever wonder how beds came to be? What did people sleep on before their invention? And what about […]

Oct. 1, 2008 Military Digest

Navy Ball VFW Post 3280 will be celebrating the U.S. Navy Birthday Ball at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at VFW Post 3280, 200 W. Grand Ave. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. A dinner choice of steak or chicken is available. Information: Vernon Luce. 693-5433.

Library News

The following books are now available at the Portales Public Library: “Beneath the Surface” by Michael Phelps with Brian Cazeneuve is Phelp’s account of his journey from youthful swimmer to perhaps one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Phelps reflects on his unique path to success from transforming himself from an awkward teenager to […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale, illustrated by Howard Fine“Long, long ago (about six hundred and two years ago Last Friday, at 7:00 p.m. Fairy Standard Time, to be exact), the childless King Gluteus and his wife, Queen Esophagus, got lucky at last.”

County fair offers entertainment

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Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair has an array of live entertainment available. The week’s entertainment includes bands such as Blackwater and the Fireballs. It culminates Saturday with Arenacross at the Special Events Arena, Sharon Dictson and the Fun Brothers. Arenacross has attracted 430 participants, who are divided into 24 classes, differing in age […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Library Books

The following books are now available at the Portales Public Library: My Husband’s SweetheartsBy: Bridget AsherWhen Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she decided that she would not go through it alone.

Public notices available on Web

Freedom New Mexico Public notices from around New Mexico are now available on a single Web site: http://www.publicnoticeads.com/NM The site was set up by the state’s newspaper publishers through their trade group, the New Mexico Press Association. It

Aug. 10, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Altered Style : Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions by Stephanie Kimura. Gone are the days of browsing through rack after rack of new fashions at the local stores looking for that perfect shirt, pair of pants or accessory. Instead, take a “shopping trip” to your […]

Aug. 3, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Keeping Corner by Kashmira ShethFrom her engagement at age 2 to her wedding at age 9, young Leela’s future has been clearly mapped. But that vision changes drastically when at age 12 — just months before she moves in with her husband’s family — she […]

July 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Death Angel By Linda Howard Drea Rousseau is accustomed to using deception and manipulation in order to get what she wants including playing the dumb bimbo on the arm of drug lord , Rafael Salinas. When Rafael offers an afternoon with Drea as payment for […]

Local Briefs July 11

PNT Staff Reports CSC holding barbecue The Community Services Center will hold its annual barbecue benefit dinner from 4-7 p.m. today at the senior meal site, 1100 Community Way. Proceeds benefit the senior meal site. The meal features barbecue brisket and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, roll and cobbler with ice cream. Cost is $6 […]

Local Briefs July 6

PNT Staff Reports Udall staffer to visit Clovis, Portales A staff member for Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Clovis and Portales this week, according to a news release.Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by […]

Library Books July 6

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: “Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression” by Sharon Soneff Author and artist Sharon Soneff demonstrates how the process of journaling can be a tool in navigating through some of life’s more difficult or challenging seasons with real excerpts from beautiful and […]

Summer science institute scheduled

New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Inc. is hosting the Summer Science of Energy Institute June 15-20 on the campus of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The registration fee is $20 and three hours college credit through ENMU-Roswell is available. Information: Betty Chancey, 624-7129.

Library Books May 4

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library. Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey. Carey, the bestselling author of the award-winning “Kushiel’s Dart,” ”Kushiel’s Avatar” and “Kushiel’s Chosen,” returns to the richly textured, sensual world of Terre d’Ange in a thrilling new epic fantasy of dark intrigue and intimate passion. Her sumptuous, seductive new […]

Library Books March 23, 2008

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs. Patricia Briggs, author of several fantasy novels, has entered the genre of supernatural heroines. And while the monsters her new heroine fights may be fairly stereotypical — werewolves, vampires, fairies — her wonderful heroine is anything but. Mercy Thompson is […]

Cannon Briefs

A childcare provider training class will be offered March 3-7 for those interested in providing childcare in their homes. 784-6560. Now hiring — Services HRO Office hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Current positions open: Cooks, waiters, food service workers, bartenders, school age program assistant, custodial workers, sales clerk. 784-2402. The Community […]

2-10-08 Local Briefs

Driver safety program available A Driver Safety Program cosponsored as a community service by the local AARP chapter and Community Services Center will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 and 20 in the community room at the center. This is a refresher program for drivers age 50 and older to refine skills […]

Bilingual services available to voters

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Bilingual services are available for voters in the March 4 municipal elections in Portales and Clovis. Spanish-language voters will have the aid of bilingual precinct workers and a translating device at each of the precincts. Called AutoMARK, the device has an audible and visual translation of the ballot for voters, […]