Monday morning briefing: Christmas music, Christmas lights and who shot J.R.

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

Holiday music show

Mark your calendars… Eastern New Mexico University will host the Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Buchanan

Hall of the Music Building in Portales.

The event is free and open to the public.

Heather Vest, ENMU online instructor, will direct 20 third- through eighth-grade students in singing various genres and styles of Christmas music.

Light parade

This year’s annual Christmas Light Parade is 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and registration for floats is still open.

Forms are available at the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce , 105 E. Grand, and Clovis MainStreet office, 621A Main St.

The chamber can also fax or email a form to you.

Information: Call 309-8370 or email

Quirky quote of the day

“Never have more children than you have car windows.” — Erma Bombeck

Kitchen tip

To remove excess salt in the dish you are preparing, add a few pieces of raw potato.

Today in history

On this day in 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to television’s popular primetime drama “Dallas” to find out who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight — A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.