Thursday morning briefing: Win an mp3 player and cheese measured by the millions of pounds

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Win an mp3 player

Someone you know cultivating weeds?

Our own Publisher Ray Sullivan is offering a free mp3 player to the person who submits a photo of the tallest weeds in Clovis.

You must display some kind of measurement in the photo.

Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday at our office in Clovis or by emailing rfornoff@cnjonline.com

Questions: Call 763-6991 ext. 317

Question of the day

What temperature do you like your thermostat set at in this heat?

Turn up the debate by contributing your thoughts in our comment section below.

Did you know?

New Mexico produces about 600 million pounds of cheese each year, 6 percent of the nation’s total.

Clovis, Tucumcari, Roswell and Las Cruces all have cheese plants.

Source: Noreen Jaramillo, New Mexico Department of Agriculture public information officer, in a news release.

Today in history

On this day in 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in Los Angeles.

After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was “caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide.”

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/8/5

Weather

Today — More rain..isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning…then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.

Tonight — Even more rain…scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening…then isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid to upper 60s.