Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.
Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols.
Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers.
Walk for hunger
The Senior Olympic Committee will be holding a fun walk 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Lake Trails, located on Prince Street opposite Bahama Bucks.
Entry is a can of food, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.
The Friends of the Portales Public Library annual Used Book Sale continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Portales Library.
All paperbacks are 25 cents and hardbacks are 50 cents.
Quirky quote of the day
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” — Mark Twain.
Today in history
On this day in 1978, People’s Temple leader Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in remote northwestern Guyana.
The few cult members who refused to take the cyanide-laced fruit-flavored concoction were either forced to do so at gunpoint or shot as they fled.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — Sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph.
Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind around 10 mph.