Friday morning briefing: Trick-or-Treat news, a few good men and a crisis

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

Trick-or-Treat

Yes, it’s true.

City officials in Clovis and Portales confirm that Trick-or-Treating will take place Oct. 31 this year even though it is a Sunday.

Have fun, kids.

A few good men

Eastern New Mexico University’s theater department will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Information: University Theatre Center Box Office at 562-2710.

Elk licenses

More than 1,200 youth-only 2010 elk licenses are still available on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.

Licenses are reserved for people younger than 18 who applied and were unsuccessful in the regular drawing for any big-game species, and whose
applications were not rejected for reasons such as lack of funds, incorrect forms or failure to file a harvest report.

Information: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/

Today in history

On this day in 1962, the Cuban missile crisis begins.

In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

These missile sites—under construction but nearing completion—housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cuban-missile-crisis

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy. Isolated showers…some with thunder in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.