Friday morning briefing: Scholarships, a local cotton conference and losing a crown

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

Cancer scholarship

Young cancer survivors have until Feb. 25 to apply for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivor College Scholarship.

The scholarship awards up to $10,000 offered in increments of $2,500 per academic year.

Applicants must have been diagnosed with cancer before age 21 and must apply before age 25.

There are other restrictions and more information is available at 866-500-3272 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

Question of the day

Chocolate, roses or just you…what’s the best gift for Valentine Day?

Please feel free to share your romantic insights in the comment section below.

Cotton conference

The Llano Estacado Cotton Conference starts at 8:30 a.m. today and continues until 3:30 p.m. at the Bailey County Coliseum in Muleshoe.

Progams offered are focusing on cotton production and marketing for Texas and eastern New Mexico.

Registration is $15 at the door and more information is available at 272-4583.

Today in history

On this day in 2009 after more than 70 years as the world’s largest automaker, General Motors (GM) officially loses the title to Toyota.

However, the news wasn’t all rosy for the Japanese auto giant, which later in 2009 posted its first-ever loss as a public company.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.