Monday morning briefing: Food for prom, money answers and a Republican majority

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

Food for prom

The Portales High School junior class is hosting an evening of barbecue, games and a live auction today to raise money for prom.

The event is set for 5:15-9 p.m. in the PHS cafeteria. Plates are $8.

Question of the day

If you had a theme song what would you pick and why?

Please feel free to tell us about your life’s tune in the comment section below.

Kitchen tip of the week

Plan your menu for the next week, and then make your grocery list.

This saves time and money.

Check your calendar while you’re planning the menu.

If you have a busy night, plan a crock pot dinner, leftovers or some other make-ahead meal.

College money

Overwhelmed by college and financial aid applications?

Here’s a chance to go back to school and get answers.

Clovis schools are sponsoring a free financial information night.

Mark your calendar – it’s 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Clovis High lecture hall.

Today in history

On this day in 1994, For the first time in 40 years, the Republican Party wins control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in midterm congressional elections.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-republican-revolution

Weather

Today — Who said winter was coming? Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the 70s.

Tonight — Extra blanket time…lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.