Thursday morning briefing: Habitat help, library fact and a Triple Crown legend

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

Volunteer-Op

Habit for Humanity needs volunteers but you need to notify them by 2 p.m. Friday.

The group needs about a dozen people Saturday for two work sites in Portales.

Work begins is 8 a.m. until mid-afternoon with a break for lunch (provided) at 11:30 a.m.

Info: 359-1344

Fast fact

Fanny Bliss, who came to Clovis in 1940 as a kindergarten teacher, organized the city’s first public library in 1940 at Eighth and Mitchell.

Its original name was Carver Public Library, but has since been changed to Clovis-Carver

Public Library and is now at Seventh and Main.

Quirky quote of the day

“My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.” — J. Paul Getty

Today in history

On this day in 1973, with a spectacular victory at the Belmont Stakes, Secretariat becomes the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted Triple Crown — the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/secretariat-wins-the-triple-crown

Weather

Today — Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Tonight — Clear, with a low around 56. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.