Tuesday morning briefing: Good cooking, old ranches and a moon shot

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

Good cooking

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the Taste of Home Cooking School and Class starts at 6:30 p.m at the Clovis Civic Center.

Admission fee is $10 in advance and $12 at the door if available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun.

Information: Leslie Nagy, 763-3431.

Ranches needed

The New Mexico Cattle Growers Association is looking for centennial ranches — ranches that have been owned and operated by the same family for a hundred years or more.

For more information, or to provide your ranch’s information, contact the association at (505) 247-0584 or email: nmcga@nmagriculture.org

Quirky quote of the day

“Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.” — Henry A. Kissinger

Today in history

On this day in 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, is launched with astronauts Walter M. Schirra, Jr.; Donn F. Eisele; and Walter Cunningham aboard.

Under the command of Schirra, the crew of Apollo 7 conducted an 11-day orbit of Earth, during which the crew transmitted the first live television broadcasts from orbit.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-7i-launched

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind between 10 and 20 mph.

Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.