Monday morning briefing: Fire chat, a peach of a birthday and a big wedding

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

Fire chat

Karen Burns of the Clovis Fire Department is the guest speaker Tuesday for the Curry County Republican Women.

They meet 11:30 a.m. at Dakota’s Steakhouse.

Information: Carolyn Shipley, 763-5315.

Park meeting

The Clovis Parks and Recreation Board meeting is 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at 500 Sycamore.

It’s open to the public.

Birthday celebration

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl is actually a children’s program 4:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Portales Public Library for ages 9-12.

There’s a movie, “James and The Giant Peach” and free popcorn.

Information: 356-3940.

Quirky quote of the day

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” — George Burns

Today in history

On this day in 1953, a young Sen. John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald, at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.