Thursday morning briefing: Grab some green, sing a song and a quirky quote

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Grab a cup of coffee and take a relaxing read. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.

Wearin’ the green

The Portales Public Library has scheduled a St. Patrick’s Day party for the whole family at 6 p.m. today.

Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to wear green.

Public meeting

Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

It’s open to the public.

Question of the day

What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

Feel free to chime in with all the others in our comment section below.

Fast fact

Hillcrest Park got its name in 1935 in a contest celebrating Clovis’ first Pioneer Days.

O.J. Cloppert of 1019 Thornton St., got $15 for the suggested name.

The reason for the park name wasn’t reported.

Quirky quote of the day

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” — Robin Williams

Today in history

On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.

Much of what is known about Patrick’s legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/saint-patrick-dies

Weather

Today — Sunny. Highs in the 80s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight — Clear. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the west 10 to 15 mph after midnight.