Wednesday morning briefing: Singing out, a book signing and some good old boys

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing

Sing it out

A Gospel Songfest is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Portales Memorial Building, at Abilene and Seventh streets.

Admission is free. Performers include soloists, duets and groups.

The event is sponsored Calvary Tabernacle UPC in Clovis.

Information: 769-0011 or 769-0329

Question of the day

Rocket scientist, quarterback or rock star…what is your dream job?

Go for it by joining the discussion in our comment section below.

Book signing

Mystery author and 1968 Clovis High School grad Bob Doerr is in town Saturday to autograph copies of his latest thriller, “Loose Ends Kill.”

The event is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hastings in Clovis.

Cooking tips

When you salt meat before cooking a bit of the juices does leak out. But if you can let it sit for about 20 minutes the meat will reabsorb the juice, and after 2 hours it should be almost completely reabsorbed.

Today in history

On this day in 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a television comedy about two good-old-boy cousins in the rural South and their souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger known as the General Lee, debuts on CBS.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-dukes-of-hazzard-premieres

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 25.