Wednesday morning briefing: Calling all tubes, blood needed and a major award

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

Calling all tubes

The Zenith Youth Leadership Academy program is under way in Clovis and

Portales and is gearing up for their first team building exercise which

requires massive amounts of cardboard tubes.

If you have tubes —toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and gift

wrap rolls — you can contribute.

Deliver to United Way office at 12th and Thornton in Clovis or to the Portales Recreation Center at 18th and Avenue I.

Give blood

There’s a blood drive 10 a.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Information: 769-7840.

Fire tour

It’s called Out and About and it’s a tour and behind the scenes look at the Portales Fire Department central station at 10:30 a.m. today.

Open to the public.

Information: 356-3940.

Quirky quote of the day

“Never have more children than you have car windows.” — Erma Bombeck

Today in history

On this day in 1945, Pfc. Desmond T. Doss of Lynchburg, Va., is presented the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery as a medical corpsman — the first conscientious objector in American history to receive the nation’s highest military award.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/conscientious-objector-wins-medal-of-honor

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 46. East wind around 5 mph becoming south.