Wednesday morning briefing: Calendars, cutting up and a revolutionary law

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

Mark your new calendars

The 2011 Relay for Life American Cancer Society fundraiser in Portales has already been scheduled.

The event is set for April 8-9 in the Greyhound Arena.

There’s a kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 27, with the location to be announced.

Information: http://relayforlife.org/portalesnm

Holiday cooking tip

It’s important to let a roast — beef, pork, lamb or poultry — sit a little while before carving.

That allows the juices to retreat back into the meat. If you carve a roast too soon, much of its goodness will spill out onto the carving board.

School’s out

Kids are coming home early Friday.

Classes at Clovis Municipal Schools end at noon to start the holiday break.

Classes resume Jan. 3

Today in history

On this day in 1791, Virginia became the last state to ratify the Bill of Rights, making the first ten amendments to the Constitution law and completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-bill-of-rights-becomes-law

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs in the 70s. West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Breezy…colder. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight.