Wednesday morning briefing: A lost ring, going green and a trail of dust

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


A Clovis woman needs your help.

She lost her wedding ring of more than 40 years last weekend while participating in the annual Relay for Life fundraiser at Ned Houk Park.

It’s described as a thin gold band with a diamond.

Information: 769-1233 or 762-8065.

Going green

The Elida Municipal Schools Environmental Science class is selling the following plants:

• Big Jim green chile

• squash

• cantaloupe

• jalepeno

• watermelon

• bell pepper

• tomatoes (cherry and full-size)

Plants are 50 cents, except for large tomatoes.

Information: 274-6211

Video game of the week

Our own Jenna Zamie continues her relentless search for the best games.

Game: Section 8: Prejudice

Genre: First-person shooter

System: PC, 360, PS3

What is it? A smart campaign and volatile competitive mode make this shooter rise above its generic aesthetic.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site:

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Quirky quote of the day

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Mark Twain

Today in history

On this day in 1934, a massive storm sends millions of tons of topsoil flying from across the parched Great Plains as far east as New York, Boston and Atlanta.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to between 25 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Looking forward — Sunny and warm with a 10 percent chance of thundershowers Saturday night through Sunday.