Wednesday morning briefing: Military friendly, secret tour and Chief Joseph

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

Military friendly

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life.

This distinction makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in assisting current military members and veterans.

Coming to Clovis

The 2011 Secret Keeper Girl tour will stop in Clovis Oct. 6 at Central Baptist Church.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with tickets available online at or locally at Master’s Book and Gifts or Central Baptist Church.

Tickets are $15 in advance, while group rates are available for $10 each if you purchase 10 or more.

Tickets at the door will be $18.

For more information, please call Central Baptist Church at 762-4727.

Quirky quote of the day

“I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.” — Walt Disney

Kitchen tip

While cooking okra, add a few drops of lemon juice or a spoonful of yogurt to keep it from becoming sticky.

Today in history

On this day in 1904, the remarkable Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies on the Colville reservation in northern Washington at the age of 64.

The whites had described him as superhuman, a military genius, an Indian Napoleon.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 10 to 20 mph becoming southeast. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

Tonight — Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming northeast. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.