Thursday morning briefing: Civic call, Souper Saturday and the day the music died

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

Call to duty

Clovis is looking to fill the District 2 and District 3 citizen positions on the Public Works Committee.

The committee meets every fourth Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

If interested call 769-7828 no later than Monday.

Question of the day

How cold did it get at your house last night?

You can bet everyone else wants to know so please share your temperature readings in the comment section below.

Souper Saturday

The Salvation Army’s annual Souper Bowl fundraiser is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

You get to pick out your own bowl and keep it.

Soups include green chili, minestrone and posole.

There’s a $5 donation and it all happens at the Salvation Army building, 317 E. Second, Clovis.

Today in history

On this day in 1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minn.

Investigators blamed the crash on bad weather and pilot error. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with “That’ll Be the Day.”

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — A small break…mostly sunny with highs in the lower to mid 20s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Not as cold. Lows zero to 10.