Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday morning briefing.
Celebration: The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is opening its doors to the public for a celebration coinciding the the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.
The event will be held 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at 2217 E. Brady Ave. The following day includes an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting with Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, and facility tours from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Football: Clovis Christian plays for its second-straight six-man Saturday, and Melrose plays. The second round of the playoffs starts for Classes 1A and 2A tonight, and the first round opens for Classes 3A-5A. Games tonight involving local teams this weekend include:
• Sandia at Clovis, 7 p.m. Friday
• Tatum at Melrose, 7 p.m. Friday
• Lake Arthur at Clovis Christian (Yucca Middle School), 2 p.m. Saturday
• Laguna-Acoma at Texico, 5 p.m. Saturday
Happy 126th: On this day in 1885, George Smith Patton, one of the great American generals of World War II, is born in San Gabriel, Calif.
Patton came from a family with a long history of military service. After studying at West Point, he served as a tank officer in World War I, and his experience in that conflict, along with his extensive military study, led him to become an advocate of the crucial importance of the tank in future warfare. After the American entrance into World War II, Patton was placed in command of an important U.S. tank division and played a key role in the Allied invasion of French North Africa in 1942. In 1943, Patton led the U.S. Seventh Army in its assault on Sicily and won fame for out-commanding Montgomery during the so-called Race to Messina.
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Weather: Windy and cloudy, with no rain in the forecast. Highs of 66 in the day, dropping to 44 in the evening. Winds will come from the southwest at 16 mph, but gusts could kick up to 25 mph.