Monday morning briefing: A holy day, celebrity waiters and a big shake

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

Passover begins

Today marks the Jewish holy day of Passover.

It begins at sundown and commemorates the story of Exodus and the Israelites freedom from slavery in Egypt.

Celebrity waiters

Those local celebrity waiters tending to your needs at Cotton Patch restaurant in Clovis Tuesday are raising money for the American Red Cross.

It starts at 6 p.m. and 10 percent of your bill goes to help the disaster relief organization.

Quirky quote

“ We have a lot of kids who don’t know what work means. They think work is a four-letter word.” — Hillary Clinton

Schools out

Clovis Municipal Schools are closed Friday for a spring holiday.

Portales Municipal Schools are closed from Friday through April 25 for spring recess.

Today in history

On this day in 1906, an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco,