Monday morning briefing: Meetings, women building and FDR

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

Meetings watch

The following governing bodies in Roosevelt County are scheduled to meet this week:

• Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes a request to change the location of the proposed war memorial on the Square, and items dealing with concessions and the electrical system in the new Roosevelt County Fairgrounds arena.

• Roosevelt General Hospital board, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, RGH conference room.

• Portales City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Portales City Hall. The agenda includes a public hearing on the final city budget for this fiscal year and a vote on a notice of intent to adopt an ordinance requiring xeriscaping for new multi-family, commercial and industrial developments.

Women build

Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties and Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse of Clovis are holding a Women Build Clinic 10 a.m. Saturday at Lowe’s.

The topic is hand and power tools.

Space is limited.

RSVP: 359-1344


There is a New Mexico Redistricting meeting from 9 a.m.-4:30 at the Civic Center.

State lawmakers and others will be on hand to discuss changing legislative districts based on the 2010 census.

It’s open to the public.

Quirky quote of the day

“Never answer an anonymous letter.” — Yogi Berra

Today in history

On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term.

Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming south between 10 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west.