Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.
Music, music, music
The Eastern New Mexico University music department is presenting a recital of chamber music for French horn, soprano and piano at 3 p.m. Aug. 28 in Buchanan Hall.
It’s free and open to the public.
VistaCare Hospice in Clovis is partnering with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico for a month-long nonperishable food drive.
Nonperishable food items are being collected at VistaCare Hospice, 2708 N. Prince St., Albertsons Supermarket, S&S Supermarket and the Roosevelt and Curry counties’ chambers of commerce.
VistaCare will also be accepting nonperishable food items at the Curry County Fair in exchange for reusable shopping bags.
Quirky quote of the day
“If you believe everything you read, better not read.” — Japanese proverb
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Today in history
On this day in 1963, James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, graduates with a degree in political science.
His enrollment in the university a year earlier met with deadly riots, and he subsequently attended class under heavily armed guard.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.
Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 10 mph.