Wednesday morning briefing: Saving a life and a killer clown

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

Learn a lifesaving skill

The American Red Cross has scheduled a class on adult CPR for 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Matt 25 building, 1200 Thornton St.

Registration: 1-800-560-2302
Information and registration: 575-318-4161

Question of the day

How often do you go over the speed limit?

Feel free to confess your traffic transgressions on our comment section below.

Cleaning up

Non-profit organizations are being sought between now and May 1 for trash pick-ups along Curry County roads.

A New Mexico Clean and Beautiful grant will be used to pay non-profit workers and supplies such as garbage bags and gloves will be furnished.

For more info: Deanna Bouillon at 763-6017 ext. 122

Holiday cooking tip

Don’t store apples and carrots in the same refrigerator. The apples emit a gas that makes the carrots bitter.

Today in history

On this day in 1978, John Wayne Gacy confessed to police to killing over two dozen boys and young men and burying their bodies under his suburban Chicago home.

Gacy was convicted of 33 sex-related murders, committed between 1972 and 1978, and given the death penalty.

At the time, he was the worst serial killer in modern American history.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wayne-gacy-confesses

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.