Thursday morning briefing: Breakfast date, winter break and snow threats

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

Wait ‘til next year

Eastern New Mexico University is closing for winter break at 5 p.m. today and will resume classes Jan. 3, according to information from the university.

The spring semester begins Jan. 18. Currently enrolled students can register any time at www.enmu.edu

Campus information: 562-1011.

Question of the day

What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?

Let the child run free in our comment section below.

Heads up

The deadline for purchasing tickets to the annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast is fast approaching — Jan. 12.

Guest Speaker will be Dr. Ladona Clayton, superintendent of Clovis Christian Schools.

Tickets are $6 for ages 12 and under and $10 for everyone else. Available at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave.

Holiday cooking tip

When using granulated sugar, keep in mind that one pound sugar is the equivalent to 2 cups.

Today in history

On this day in 1968, the crew and captain of the U.S. intelligence gathering ship Pueblo are released after 11 months imprisonment by the government of North Korea.

The ship, and its 83-man crew, was seized by North Korean warships on Jan. 23 and charged with intruding into North Korean waters.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/crew-of-uss-pueblo-released-by-north-korea

Weather

Today — Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated rain showers. Highs in the 50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.

Tonight — Snow?!?!…scattered rain showers in the evening…then isolated rain and snow showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.