Friday morning briefing: Food, music and a secret revealed

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

Food drive

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s annual Canned Food Drive begins today in schools across Curry and Roosevelt counties and continues through Dec. 15.

Non-perishables please.

Music, music, music

The Carpe Diem String Quartet is playing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis.

General admission: $17, student, military, seniors: $12.

Information: 769-4956.

Kitchen tip

Always make stock in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags. That way, when you want to make a nice soup or boil veggies, you can simply pull the bag out of the freezer.

Quirky quote of the day

“I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.” — Stephen King

Today in history

On this day in 1986, Three weeks after a Lebanese magazine reported that the United States had been secretly selling arms to Iran, Attorney General Edwin Meese reveals that proceeds from the arms sales were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iran-contra-connection-revealed

Weather

Today — A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

Tonight — A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a north wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph.