Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, a test of strength and a he lost on Jeopardy

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

Big band sounds

Dance the night away Saturday to the Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Ensemble.

It’s the ensemble’s Big Band Dance at the State Theatre in Clovis from 7-10 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds go towards the annual ENMU Jazz Festival expenses in March.

Test your strength

Think you and your friends can pull a truck?

Southwest Cheese is hosting a Truck Pull fundraiser on Dec. 10 at the

Curry County Fairgrounds.

Teams consist of 15 members.

Registration is $375 or $25.00 per team member. Student team registration is $300.

Proceeds go to United Way of Eastern New Mexico.

More info: 769-2103 or email

Quirky quote of the day

“The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.” — Joan Collins

Today in history

On this day in 2004, after winning 74 straight games and more than $2.5 million — a record for U.S. game shows — Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings loses.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny, with a high near 64. Southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north.