Monday morning briefing: Open meetings, quirky quote and the King killing

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

Open meetings

Two Roosevelt County governing bodies are meeting Tuesday:

• Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes the issue of whether to close a 1-mile section of South Roosevelt Road U.

• Portales City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. The agenda includes notice of intent to adopt an ordinance banning certain synthetic drugs.

Security issues

Curry County’s citizen committee on security issues at the courthouse and jail meets 1:30 p.m. at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver library.

It’s open to the public.

Quirky quote of the day

“Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Lifesaving classes

The American Red Cross is holding first aid and CPR classes this month in the Matt 25 building at 1200 Thornton St. in Clovis.

All classes begin at 6 p.m.

The schedule:

• Adult CPR, April 13

• Child and infant CPR, April 20

• First aid, April 27

Information and registration: 575-318-4161

Today in history

On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Windy. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning. Much cooler. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. North winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.