On the shelves — Oct. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight” by Chris Dubbs takes a behind-the-scenes look at the visionaries, the crackpots, the financial schemes, the legal wrangling, and the turf battles surrounding the overwhelming desire of ordinary people to visit outer space. “The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes” […]

Friday morning briefing: A hot musical, books for cheap and illegal liquor

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Play time Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the musical “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The musical follows Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of the Beanstalk), Cinderella and other […]

Monday morning briefing: Air Force business and books for cheap

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Business notes Brush up on doing business with the Air Force. A Doing Business with Air Force Special Operations presentation is 9 a.m. Thursday at the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Registration in free. Information: chamber@portales.com or 356-8541. Book bargains The Friends of the […]

On the shelves — Oct. 10

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans” by Alison Owings takes the reader on a fresh journey across America as men and women from sixteen different tribal nations speak with candor, insight, and humor about what it is like to be Native American in the twenty-first century. […]

Local woman turning 100

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hazel Miller, left, draws her cards during a game of Skip-Bo with her daughter-in-law, Carol Miller. Hazel Miller turns 100 on Monday. Kevin Wilson Hazel Miller likes to play cards with her friends at the Senior Citizen Resident Center and read books. “You’ve got to have some romance” to make […]

On the shelves — Oct. 9

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting edited” by Reader’s Digest was given by Bruce and Gerry Smith in memory of Lexie Hardwick. Packed with innovative ideas for fun day trips and truly memorable […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Batboy” by Mike Lupica was given by Kollye Quillin-Walker, Houston Walker, and Jim Quillin in memory of Charles Wade. In this fast-paced novel, an unlikely friendship slowly develops between a former baseball great in need of a family and a 14-year-old batboy in need of […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs” by Lawrence Diller provides a revealing look at the long-term outcomes of drugs prescribed to treat ADHD and offers insights into one of the most controversial treatment methods of our time. “Sixkill” by […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (And Sex)” by Peter Bart reflects on the golden era at Paramount Studios and the chaos, company turmoil, drugs, runaway budgets, and Mafia connections that made Paramount one of the most unpredictable, even bizarre, studios in the movie […]

On the shelves — Sept. 4

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “All that is Bitter and Sweet” by Ashley Judd is the deeply moving memoir of a an award-winning film and stage actress who walked away from a successful career in order to fight for social justice as a humanitarian advocate for those suffering in neglected parts […]

On the shelves — Aug. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives by tapping into the restorative powers of nature to boost mental creativity, promote health, build smarter and more sustainable businesses, and […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them” by Wayne Pacelle examines our special connection with animals of every kind, as well as the conflicting interests that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systematic cruelty. “Miles to Go” by […]

No one ‘box’ can contain God

I once saw John Denver, hair wet and with a clothes bag tossed over his shoulder, heading through a hotel lobby toward the desk. Two weeks or so later, he crashed his plane and died. Christian author Max Lucado is still very much alive and writing fine books. In his book Fearless he tells about […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach explores the strange universe of space travel and life without gravity, describing how NASA prepares astronauts for their mission by setting up all manner of startling space simulations. “Field Gray” by Philip […]

On the shelves — Aug. 7

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Women of the Bible: A Visual Guide to their Lives, Loves, and Legacy” by Carol Smith was given by Pauline Hudson in memory of Annabel Luikart Campbell. This readable reference features every named woman of scripture and most of the unnamed females; describes their roles, jobs, […]

On the shelves — July 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue” by Dyan DeNapoli recounts the extraordinary true story of an oil spill of the coast of Cape Town South Africa and the massive rescue operation that […]

Jesus can be found in books other than Bible

Curtis Shelburne Oh, my aching back! I knew it would hurt today. I spent too much time yesterday on a bar stool. Oh, you thought . . . No, I was sitting on a stool at the “bar” in our kitchen. I like to work there, but my back doesn’t like it when I do. […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives” by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku gives us a provocative vision of the coming century, based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing […]

Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

On the shelves —July 17

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary” by Frank Luntz offers specific lessons to illustrate nine essential principles of effective communication and examines how top performers win in all areas of human endeavor by mastering superb communication skills. “Bel-Air Dead” by […]