April 12, 2009 Library news

On Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30 am, get ready for some Froggy Fun during Baby Laptime. This 20-minute program introduces books to the youngest readers, ages 0 to 3 with short stories, songs, and fingerplays. The Teen Writing Group will also meet this Tuesday (April 14) at 4:00 p.m.. Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at [...]

Portales teen convicted for aggravated burglary

Freedom New Mexico An 18-year-old Portales man is facing up to 12 years in prison for beating and severely injuring an 82-year-old woman while burglarizing her home, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Joel Zertuche was convicted Friday of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. According to the release: [...]

Dec. 28, 2008 Library News

Tuesday, at 4 p.m., there will be a teen book discussion group.

County’s teen smokers above state averages

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In a recent statewide study commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Health, 34 percent of Roosevelt County high school students admitted they smoked cigarettes — a rate much higher than surrounding counties. With such high numbers, it was important for Terry Teti, executive director for community resources, to come to Portales High School to [...]

Oct. 12, 2008 Library News

This week at the Portales Library: This week is Teen Read Week. The library will host a party for teen readers at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The theme this year is “Books With Bite.” Activities include a specially themed Jeopardy game, decorating (and eating!) cupcakes,

Clovis teen drowns in Texas

Freedom New Mexico LAKE BROWNWOOD, Texas — The body of 17-year-old Clovis High School student Tyler Fontenot was recovered from a Texas lake around 3 p.m. (CDT) Monday. The body of his uncle, Joe Haseloff of Farwell, was found two hours later, according to lake officials. Lake Brownwood patrolman Bob Pacatte said the two were [...]

Probate Judge Candidate: Barbara George

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Name: Barbara A. George Age: 67 Occupation: Teen Court Coordinator Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: I have been elected to various positions including: church clerk, NM HPER secretary, Delta Kappa Gamma, President; Teen Court State Quadrant Representative. What is your background? I graduated from Texas Tech University and had my [...]

2-3-08 Local Briefs

Library Friends to meet Heather Christensen, youth services librarian for the Portales Public Library, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday in the meeting room at the library, 218 South Avenue B. Christensen will be reporting on a number of efforts [...]

1/9/08 Local Briefs

STAR sponsoring writing contest The teen group at the Portales Public Library, Some Teens Are Reading, is organizing a teen writing contest. Students in sixth through 12th grades are eligible and may submit original work in the following categories: Essay, Poetry, Short Fiction, and One-Act-Plays. Interested writers should contact Heather Christensen at the library for [...]

Dec. 16, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Fight Like a Girl and Win: Defense Decisions for Women By Lori Hartman Gervasi Unfortunately, women are susceptible to random acts of violence from stalking, sexual harassment, domestic violence, date rape, and worse. With this guidebook, women can learn how to increase their security, outsmart [...]