Monday morning briefing: Where to wear your heart, financial aid and here come the 70s

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.

Fast Valentine fact

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine.

They would wear this name pinned on their sleeves for one week.

Thus, the expression “wearing your heart on your sleeve.”

Websites of the day

Parents of students in Dora and Elida schools can sign up to receive text messages regarding school closures, delays and other information.

To sign up, visit the districts’ websites:

• Dora Consolidated Schools:

• Elida Municipal Schools:

Clovis trivia

Main Street was bricked from Fourth to Eighth in 1918 at a cost of $32,846.20.

The bricks remain in place today.

Help for college

A reminder that staff at Clovis High School will be assisting students and parents in completing the all important Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The event is 6 p.m. Thursday at the CHS library computer lab.

You’ll need to bring your 2010 federal income tax return, current bank statements and assorted other important documents.

More info: Sylvia Vigil-Raines 505-761-2077

Today in history

On this day around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed for defying the emperor’s decree and continuing to perform secret marriage ceremonies.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Enjoy…highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Tonight — Hitting the 70s Tuesday but first: Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 20 mph after midnight.