Friday morning briefing: Books cheap, a walk for food and a cult’s demise

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

Fair warning

Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols.

Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers.

Walk for hunger

The Senior Olympic Committee will be holding a fun walk 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Lake Trails, located on Prince Street opposite Bahama Bucks.

Entry is a can of food, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.

Information: 749-3669

Cheap books

The Friends of the Portales Public Library annual Used Book Sale continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Portales Library.

All paperbacks are 25 cents and hardbacks are 50 cents.

Quirky quote of the day

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” — Mark Twain.

Today in history

On this day in 1978, People’s Temple leader Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in remote northwestern Guyana.

The few cult members who refused to take the cyanide-laced fruit-flavored concoction were either forced to do so at gunpoint or shot as they fled.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind around 10 mph.