Friday morning briefing: On marriage, no degree and a deadly fire sparks change

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

Quirky quote of the day

“An open marriage is nature’s way of telling you that you need a divorce.” — Ann Landers


Political blogster Joe Monahan’s latest posting includes this comment from Tommie Newman of Clovis regarding questions raised about possible GOP Senate candidate and Lt. Governor John Sanchez lacking a college education:

“Lt Governor Sanchez’s ‘lack of a college education’ might not be viewed as a negative by all New Mexicans. While I respect a college degree, I don’t see it as the ultimate qualifier for success. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln come to mind. We have plenty of ‘Highly Educated’ folks running the country today….How’s that working for us? I’d be willing to give a proven, successful businessman a shot at serving in Washington. At the very least he knows what it takes to finance a business, make a payroll and pay his taxes.”
You can read Monahan’s blog here:

Screenings set

Floyd Municipal School District is holding Child Find screenings for kindergarten and preschool-age students April 7.

Child Find aims to identify children with disabilities and refer them and their families to programs that can help as early as possible.

Children must go through the screening to enroll in kindergarten or preschool in Floyd.

Appointments: 478-2211

Guns and knives

The Clovis Lions and Patriot Outdoors present the 7th annual gun and knife show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

It’s at the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps.

Admission is $5 with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Today in history

In one of the darkest moments of America’s industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burns down, killing 145 workers, on this day in 1911.

The tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny. Highs in the 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.