Tuesday morning briefing: Early call, a break for moms and a gusher

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing

Commander’s call

If you feel like getting up early Wednesday… The ROTC Commander’s call is at 7:15 a.m. in the Clovis High School Activities Building behind the Rock.

There will be an assumption of command for the corps commander and both squadron commanders.

There will also be presentation of a number of promotions and ribbons.

Mom’s break

Books and Babies is 10:30 a.m. today at the Portales Public Library for kids up to age 3.

Library staff will read them “Snow Bunnies.”

It’s free

Quirky quote of the day

“When I go to a bar, I don’t go looking for a girl who knows the capital of Maine.” — David Brenner

Today in history

On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gusher-signals-start-of-us-oil-industry

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 52.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.