Thursday morning briefing: Changes at Marshall, bird hunts and following the yellow brick road

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing.

Changes at Marshall

Due to construction, Marshall Middle School will be closing the access road between the front of the school and Citizens Bank each day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

School officials say it’s necessary for the safety of students and to allow school bus pick up and departure.

All this takes effect Monday and continues until the middle of October.

Crossing guards will be on duty in the morning and the afternoon to help students cross Commerce Way and Main Street.

Bird hunters note

The state Department of Game and Fish is accepting applications for a number of bird hunts in the state.

Hunts with a Sept. 14 application deadline:

• Youth waterfowl hunts in the Bernardo Waterfowl Area south of Belen.

• Sandhill crane hunts in various areas for all ages.

Hunts with a Nov. 2 application deadline :

• Light goose hunts at Bernardo

• Pheasant hunts at the Casa Colorada, Seven Rivers and W.S. Huey wildlife areas

Information and applications: www.wildlife.state.nm.us

Quirky quote of the day

“Husbands should be like Kleenex: Soft, strong, and disposable.” — Madeleine Kahn

Kitchen tip

Never use metallic bowls to marinate meat— the acids (vinegar or lemon) can react with the metal bowls.

Today in history

On this day in 1939, The Wizard of Oz, which will become one of the best-loved movies in history, opens in theaters across the U.S.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-wizard-of-oz-debuts

Weather

Today — Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight — A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.