Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, ENMU auction and Miranda rights

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing.

Meetings watch

Roosevelt County school boards are meeting this week. They are:

• Portales board of education, 6 p.m. Monday, Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building. The agenda includes various bid awards and an item on district-wide accreditation with North Central Association AdvancED.

• Elida board of education, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Elida High School library. The agenda includes capital projects and a vote on the sale of REC’s to Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative Inc.

• Floyd board of education, 7 p.m. Monday, Floyd High School computer lab. The agenda includes a utility update and handbook changes.

Up for sale

Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled a Surplus Inventory Auction for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 520 N. Avenue O.

The auction is open to the public, and items include vehicles and athletic equipment.

Information: Lee Quick at 562-2956 or by e-mail to

Quirky quote of the day

“One of the lessons of history is that ‘nothing’ is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.” — Will Durant

Today in history

On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation.

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Today — Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Southwest wind between 10 and 20 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 63.