Thursday morning briefing: Game time and the Wienermobile

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing.

Game time

It’s 42 Play Night 6 p.m. Friday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St.

It’s a game of dominoes open to anyone. Admission is free.

Information: 762-8700.

Fun for kids

A couple of things for kids today at the Portales Public Library:

Teen Programming features a Murder Mystery Party–Classic Case of Whodunit at 4:30 p.m.

Library preschool storytime features it’s Hip to be Square at 6 p.m.

Kitchen tip

A dampened paper towel or terry cloth brushed downward on a cob of corn will remove corn silk.

It’s a fact

On July 18, 1936, the first Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago. The Wienermobile still tours the U.S. today.

Today in history

On this day in 1978, Barbra Streisand’s “Love Theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen)” and Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” were awarded the Best Song Grammy — the first and only tie in that category in Grammy history.

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Today — Sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a north wind between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.