Thursday morning briefing: A hot video game, food help and a train robbery

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

Video game of the week

From our own gamer Jenna Zamie, who scours the Internet each week for the best offerings:

Game: Child of Eden

Genre: Rail shooter

System: 360, PS3

What is it? An on-rails shooter where the player’s mission is to save Eden from a virus.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Web site:

Compiled from

Food help

Fruitful Spirit Ministries is a low cost food program, operated by the Matt 25 Hope Center.

You can place your order at 1200 Thornton weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the rules:

• No eligibility requirements

• Payment with order must be cash or EBT

• The last day to order for this month is Oct. 14

• Distribution of food is Oct. 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Here’s a link:

Quirky quote of the day

“I’m undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.” — Hillary Clinton

Kitchen tip

To keep lemons fresh put them in water and store in a refrigerator.

Today in history

On this day in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio & Mississippi train in Jackson County, Ind.

Prior to this innovation in crime, holdups had taken place only on trains sitting at stations or freight yards.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to between 25 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tonight — Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Windy, with a south wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph.