Thursday morning briefing: Family night, the census and Oldsmobiles

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing.
Please note: There is a high-wind watch in effect today and tonight.

Family night

Yucca Middle School is hosting Family Night today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Topics covered will include transition and math.

Sixth graders and families from Yucca’s feeder schools are also invited to attend the event.

Web site of the day

What’s new at ENMU?

Find out on ENMU’s YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/enmu

FYI

Roosevelt County had a 62 percent participation rate in the 2010 census as of Friday, according to information on the county’s website.

The national rate is 72 percent.

Today in history

On this day in 2004, the last Oldsmobile came off the assembly line at the Lansing Car Assembly plant in Michigan, signaling the end of the 106-year-old automotive brand, America’s oldest.

Factory workers signed the last Oldsmobile, an Alero sedan, before the vehicle was moved to Lansing’s R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, where it went on display.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-end-of-the-road-for-oldsmobile

Weather

Today — Very windy. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph increasing to 35 to 45 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 60 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Colder. Lows in the 40s. Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph becoming west 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 60 mph.