Friday morning briefing: Ribs for wheels, homes on tour and the mad rush

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

Ribs for Wheels

Oct. 6 is Meals on Wheels night at Rib Crib in Clovis.

Bring in a flyer from 4 p.m. until close, and when you pay for your meal,

10 percent of that total will be donated to Meals on Wheels of Clovis.

You must have the flyer to participate. Flyers can be picked up

at Matt 25 Hope Center, the Clovis Chamber of Commerce or at the front

desk of the Clovis Municipal Schools Administration Building.

Horsing around

Don’t forget the New Mexico State Special Olympics Equestrian Games 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Information: 769-2103.

House tours

The annual Portales Altrusa Home Tour is 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Information: 356-0050.

Kitchen tip

Mushrooms readily absorb water, even from atmosphere — they should never be washed. Instead wipe them with a clean and damp cloth.

Quirky quote of the day

“I like marriage. The idea.” — Toni Morrison

Today in history

Today in history

On this day in 1893, the largest land run in history begins with more than 100,000 people pouring into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma to claim valuable land that had once belonged to Native Americans.

With a single shot from a pistol the mad dash began, and land-hungry pioneers on horseback and in carriages raced forward to stake their claims to the best acres.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/settlers-race-to-claim-land

Weather

Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.