Monday morning briefing: Lots of nuts, business ideas and the price of sin

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

Video game of the week

Our own Jenna Zamie says this one’s worth a shot:

Game: Dark Souls

Genre: Action RPG

System: 360, PS3

What is it? In a world filled with despair, creativity and persistence will help you overcome unpredictable challenges.

ESRB Rating: Mature

Web site:

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Peanuts galore

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 38th annual Peanut Valley Festival on Saturday and Sunday in the Campus Union Building in Portales.

Entertainment by Mark Kelly, Andy Mason and Don Thomas, among others, will

be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be over 50 booths, including 10 food venders.

Business sense

There’s a Pre-Venture Seminar 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis Community College’s Conference Room 151.

It’s a free seminar designed for potential entrepreneurs and all start-up business owners.

Information: 769-4136 or

Quirky quote of the day

“In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.” — Rita Rudner

Today in history

On this day in 1957, bible-school dropout Jerry Lee Lewis laid down the definitive version of “Great Balls Of Fire,” amidst a losing battle with his conscience and with the legendary Sam Phillips, head of Sun Records.

Hours into the “Great Balls Of Fire” session, Jerry Lee began arguing with Sam Phillips that the song was too sinful for him to record.

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Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.