Monday morning briefing: Library amnesty, kindergarten registration and Honest Abe

Get ready. Get set. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.

Give it up

There’s hope for you library book procrastinators.

It’s Amnesty Week at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

No late fines on items returned this week during library hours.

Calling all communicators

The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Communication is accepting entries in video, photography, design and writing from college students for COMM FEST 2011.
Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Information: call Melissa C. Montano at 693-6372, or send an e-mail to Patricia Dobson at patricia.dobson@enmu.edu.

Quirky quote

“ The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” — Abraham Lincoln

Heads up

A reminder that kindergarten registration is April 18 for Clovis schools.

Here’s a link with all the info:

http://www.cms.k12.nm.us/

Today in history

On this day in 1951, in perhaps the most famous civilian-military confrontation in the history of the U.S., President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of command of the U.S. forces in Korea.

The firing of MacArthur set off a brief uproar among the American public, but Truman remained committed to keeping the conflict in Korea a “limited war.”

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-relieves-macarthur-of-duties-in-korea

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.