Friday morning briefing: Tankersley history, music and gas price double

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

Tankersley’s history

A bit of history about Tankersley’s clothing, now celebrating its 50th anniversary in Clovis:

In 1983 Homer Tankersley was appointed to the Menswear Retailers of America Committee. Only 30 retailers were chosen from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

He was invited to attend two board meetings in New York City to share with other committee members on how to make their stores more progressive, fashionable, and customer oriented.

He was the first to have been chosen to serve on that committee from this area.

Music, music, music

There’s a Momma Sue Roseberry concert 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium.

Momma Sue Roseberry is the top finalist on BET Sunday’s Best.

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children in advance and $13 for adults and $7 for children at the door.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Quirky quote of the day

“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.” — William Westmoreland

Today in history

On this day 1979, the night before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ annual price-setting meeting in Caracas, two member states — Libya and Indonesia — announce plans to raise the price of their oil by $4 (Libya) and $2 (Indonesia) per barrel.

The resulting prices — $30 and $25.50 per barrel, respectively — were among the highest they had ever been.

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Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. East wind around 5 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind around 5 mph.