Tuesday morning briefing: Photo exhibit, a new splash pad and a candle in the wind

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing:

Photo exhibit

Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting a solo exhibition, “Our Fill of Elsewhere,” of the photography of Sherwin Rivera Tibayan.

It started Sunday and continues through Oct. 1 during normal library hours.

Call 575-562-2624 for hours.

Splash dig

A groundbreaking for a new water Splash Pad at Hillcrest Park is 10 a.m. today.

Open to the public.

Commander’s call

The Clovis High School AFJROTC Commander’s Call is 7 a.m. Wednesday at the AFJROTC Drill Pad, corner of Thornton and Purdue.

This is the first Commander’s Call of the year.

Quirky quote of the day

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” — Jim Carrey

Kitchen tip

Fat can be removed from hot soup by floating a large lettuce leaf on the surface.

Today in history

On this day in 1997, at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, Elton John — a man not given to understatement — gave a tear-jerking performance of “Candle in the Wind,” his 1973 Marilyn Monroe tribute rewritten in honor of the deceased princess.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elton-john-performs-a-re-written-quotcandle-in-the-windquot-at-princess-dianas-funeral

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.