Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.
There’s a Rick Hughes and Friends concert from noon-2 p.m. for Sunday brunch at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales.
It’s free and open to the public.
Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting a solo performance by guest pianist William Westney at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Buchanan Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
A major section of the program is devoted to the fiery and mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, including several preludes and his “Sonata No. 5.”
Quirky quote of the day
“ I never said most of the things I said.” — Yogi Berra
To restore color and shine to an aluminum pan, boil some apple peels in it for a few minutes, then rinse and dry.
Today in history
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the U.S. and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west.