Wednesday morning briefing: School’s out and celebrating families

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

School news

Are you wondering about what’s going on in Portales Municipal Schools?

Check out the district’s online calendar: http://www.portalesschools.com/calendar.htm

School’s out

There will be no class for students in Clovis Municipal Schools on Friday for parent teacher conferences.

The conferences will be held in all grades.

Question of the day

How did you feel about Koran burnings (in some cases, failed attempts or cancellations) across the country?

Please share your observations in the comment section below.

Celebrate

Dia De Las Familias is celebrating families with a car show, horseshoe competition, battle of the bands and a picnic at Lindsey Park 3 p.m. Sunday.

Family Day is sponsored by the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee. Information: Pilar 760-6823 or Joan or Veda at 356-6662.

Today in history

On this day in 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so.

Following his victory, Ali retired from boxing, only to make a brief comeback two years later.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ali-defeats-spinks-to-win-world-heavyweight-championship

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 90s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.