Friday morning briefing: Book bargains, getting hooked and cash machines

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

Book bargains

A used book sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

The sale is being conducted by the Friends of the Library.

Big fish

A chance to get hooked at the annual Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby is 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Oasis State Park.

Registration is at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m.

The derby is open to all ages and anyone 12 or older must have a valid state fishing license.

Kitchen tip

A bay leaf added to the flour container will keep the flour free from moisture.

Today in history

On this day in 1969, America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, N.Y.

ATMs went on to revolutionize the banking industry, eliminating the need to visit a bank to conduct basic financial transactions.

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Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph.