Wednesday morning briefing: Mother dog, pioneer women and summer reading

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

Mother dog needed

Six puppies were dropped off recently at the Clovis Humane Society.

They are too young to be away from their mother and are in need of another mother dog or a kind-hearted person willing to bottle-feed them.

For more information, contact the Clovis Pet Rescue at 693-3856.

Pioneer days

The annual Pioneer Women’s Breakfast is 7 a.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center.

Auction days

The KENW Days of Summer Auction begins Wednesday and runs through June 10 at http://auction.kenw.org.

Participants can bid on a variety of merchandise, gift certificates and vacation packages.

Proceeds support KENW programming.

Information: Sheryl Borden at 562-2112.

Summer reading

Summer reading program registration is 10 a.m. Thursday at the Portales Public Library. There is registration, jump houses and games.

Registration remains open through the summer.

Participation is free and open to the public. Information: 356-3940.

Quirky quote of the day

“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.” — Redd Foxx

Today in history

On this day in 1968, Helen Keller dies in Westport, Conn., at the age of 87.

Blind and deaf from infancy, Keller circumvented her disabilities to become a world-renowned writer and lecturer.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/helen-keller-dies

Weather

Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tonight — A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.