Friday morning briefing: The big catch, a road closing and rain on the horizon

Good morning. Start your day off right with the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

Hooked on fishing

Oasis State Park is holding its Second Annual Spring Trout Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 26. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues throughout the event.

Anyone can enter, but ages 12 and older need a valid New Mexico fishing license.

The $5 park entrance fee applies, and the derby entry fee is $5 per person.

Participants can win money if they catch a tagged fish, and the event includes door prizes.

Information and directions: 356-5331.

Quirky quote of the day

“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” – Herbert Hoover

Watch out

Clovis’ Wastewater Division says it’s closing 12th Street Monday between Mitchell and Connelly.

The street should open again to traffic no later than Tuesday.

Question of the day

Which are your favorite smells?

Help us sniff out the answer by jumping into the conversation in our comment section below.

Fast fact

Clovis Rotary Club got started in 1938.

Charter members included Coach Rock Staubus and civic leader Roy Walker.

Today in history

On this day in 1942, the War Relocation Authority is created to “Take all people of Japanese descent into custody, surround them with troops, prevent them from buying land, and return them to their former homes at the close of the war.”

Families were sardined into 20- by 25-foot rooms and forced to use communal bathrooms.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/war-relocation-authority-is-established-in-united-states

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers…some with thunder in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.