Friday morning briefing: Music, all things Ag and Coke’s secret formula

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing.

Music, music, music

The Yam Music Series concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, Portales.

It features Andy Mason and Don Thomas performing.

Admission is $5 at the door.

Ag Expo coming

The 2012 New Mexico Ag Expo kicks off 9 a.m. Wednesday in the new Roosevelt County Events Center at the fairgrounds in Portales.

The two-day event features informational booths, demonstrations, vendors and lots of tasty food.

Kitchen tip

To help preserve flavor, herbs and spices are best stored in airtight containers, out of sunlight and away from heat sources.

It’s a fact

The secret recipe for Coca Cola, code-named “Merchandise 7X” is kept under lock and key in a vault in the SunTrust Bank Building in Atlanta, Ga., the home of Coke inventor Dr. John S. Pemberton and current world headquarters of Coca Cola International.

Today in history

On this day in 1972, the 15,007,034th Volkswagen Beetle comes off the assembly line, breaking a world car production record held for more than four decades by the Ford Motor Company’s iconic Model T, which was in production from 1908 and 1927.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tonight — A chance of rain showers before 11p.m., then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northeast wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.