Wednesday morning briefing: Horsing around, a free concert and a star passes

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

Volunteer call

Special Olympics New Mexico needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks at the group’s Statewide Equestrian Competition Sept. 16-18 at the Curry County Events Center.

For more information contact United Way of Eastern new Mexico at 769-2103.

Crowder appointed

Gov. Susan Martinez has reappointed Clovis City Commissioner Randy Crowder to the Interstate Stream Commission.

Crowder is chairman of the Water Policy Advisory Committee for Clovis as well as vice chairman of the Ute Reservoir Water Commission.

Crowder also serves on the New Mexico North East Water Plan Task Force and the Ute Reservoir Master Plan Committee.

Free concert

The Blackwood Legacy concert is 7 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Second and Ave. C, in Portales.

This is a free concert and open to the public.

Information: 356-5509.

Quirky quote of the day

“I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.” — Stephen King

Today in history

On this day in 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco — the American-born former film star Grace Kelly, whose movie credits include “The Country Girl” and “Rear Window” — dies at the age of 52 from injuries suffered after her car plunged off a mountain road near Monte Carlo.

During the height of her Hollywood career in the 1950s, Kelly became an international icon of beauty and glamour.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hollywood-star-and-real-life-princess-grace-kelly-dies

Weather

Today — Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind around 5 mph becoming south.

Tonight — Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.