Monday morning briefing: Wiener dogs racing and local celebrity waiters

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

Puttin’ on the dog

Wienerschnitzel’s 2010 Wiener Nationals — races featuring dachshund dogs — are set for July 24 at Hillcrest Park in Clovis. Racers can check in at 9 a.m.. Races start at 11 a.m. at the park on 10th and Sycamore streets.

Entry forms can be obtained at Clovis’ Wienerschnitzel.

Finalists will race following the preliminaries. The winner earns a $250 prize and trip to Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl’s Wiener National Finals in San Diego.

Local celeb fun

An American Red Cross Celebrity Waiters event is set for Clovis’ Cotton Patch Cafe from 5:30; p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
All tips and donations go to the Champions for the Red Cross Campaign.
Information: SmithBet@usa.redcross.org

Video game of the week

From our own game-obsessed and otherwise normal staffer Jenna Zamie:

Game: Crackdown 2
Genre: Shooter
System: 360
What is it? An addictive shooter whose strengths are exploration and collection.
ESRB Rating: Mature
Web site: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/splash/c/crackdown2

Website of the day

ENMU athletics have redesigned their web page. Check out their new look:
http://www.goeasternathletics.com/

Today in history

On this day in 1861, Wild Bill Hickok begins to establish his reputation as a gunfighter after he coolly shoots three men during a shootout in Nebraska.

Born in Homer (later called Troy Grove), Illinois, James Butler Hickok moved to Kansas in 1855 at the age of 18.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wild-bill-hickoks-first-gunfight

Weather

Today — Summertime stuff…partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 90s.

Tonight — Sittin’ on the porch weather…Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening…then mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the 60s.