Tuesday morning briefing: Free dinner, free music and the Kennedy assassination

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

Free dinners

Two free Thanksgiving dinners available in the region Thursday.

In Clovis, the Lighthouse Misson’s annual citywide Thanksgiving banquet is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

It’s turkey and all the usual Thanksgiving feast fixings and it’s free and open to the public, part of the mission’s “No one has to be alone for the holidays” campaign.

Also, the Portales Outreach Free Thanksgiving Dinner is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Building. Information: 356-6662 ext. 1018.

Free music

The annual Eastern new Mexico University trumpet recital is at 7 p.m. today in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building.

The event is free and open to the public. Information: 562-2377.

Kitchen tip

Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor.

Quirky quote of the day

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison

Today in history

On this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated during a visit to Dallas.

His death caused intense mourning and brought Vice President Lyndon Johnson to the presidency.

Here’s the rest of the story:



Today — Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Clear, with a low around 33. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest.