Friday morning briefing: Read up, a top appointment and baseball mourns

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

Read up

The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Jan. 13.

The schedule is:

• Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m.

• Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

• Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m.

The bookmobile offers books for loan with no late or registration fees.

Information: rbme@state.nm.us

Question of the day

Would you believe in a liar who admits he or she is one?

Tell the truth now…and join the conversion in our comment section below.

Top appointment

Clovis Livestock Auction president Charlie Rogers has been named to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health.

He was appointed earlier this month. Rogers will serve a two year term.

Today in history

On this day in 1972, Roberto Clemente, future Hall of Fame baseball player, died along with four others when the cargo plane in which he is traveling crashed off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Clemente was on his way to deliver relief supplies to Nicaragua following a devastating earthquake there a week earlier.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-star-dies-in-plane-crash

Weather

Today — Very windy. Highs in the 30s. West winds 25 to 35 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph.

Tomorrow — Partly cloudy. Colder. Lows 10 to 20. West winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening.