Friday morning briefing: A food drive, Route 66 history and a grisly scene

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

Food drive

Clovis’ VistaCare Hospice is sponsoring its seventh annual food drive in August.

Food collection bags will be distributed through the community with drop-off points at several locations, including Albertsons, S&S Grocery, The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, the VistaCare office and other participating businesses.

Donations of food and money will benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.

Boy Scout benefit

The Eastern New Mexico Park to Park Bicycle Ride at 6:30 a.m. Saturday benefits Boy Scouts.

Registration and check-in at Ned Houk Park. Entry fee $30.

This is a bike ride that starts at Ned Houk and ends in Oasis State Park. Information: David, 749-0674 or Bill, 760-3275.

Route 66 history

The Van of Enchantment is open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Public Library.

The van has an interactive exhibit on Route 66. Admission is free.

Kitchen tips

To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.

Today in history

On this day in 1991, Milwaukee police officers spot Tracy Edwards running down the street in handcuffs, and upon investigation, find one of the grisliest scenes in modern history — alleged cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment.

Several heads were in the refrigerator and freezer; two skulls were on top of the computer; and a 57-gallon drum containing several bodies decomposing in chemicals was found in a corner of the bedroom.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.