Friday morning briefing: Town hall, affordable housing and Carter’s crisis

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

Town hall

The city of Clovis’ Affordable Housing Town Hall meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Clovis-Carver Library North Annex.

It’s open to the public.

Music, music, music

The Clovis Music Festival Committee is meeting at noon today at the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave.

Good food

The Community Services Center in Portales holds it 12th Annual BBQ Benefit Dinner from 4-7 p.m. today at its Senior Meal Site, 1100 Community Way.

Plates cost $7 for barbecue brisket and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, a roll, cobbler with ice cream, and tea or coffee. Proceeds go to the Senior Meal Site.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Dine-in or carry-out is available, as is delivery for parties of eight or more, if it’s requested in advance.

Information or tickets: 356-8576.

Quirky quote of the day

“The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.” — Lucille S. Harper

Today in history

On this day in 1979, President Jimmy Carter addresses the nation via live television to discuss the nation’s energy crisis and accompanying recession in what be known as his “crisis of confidence” speech.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.