Wednesday morning briefing: Scary stuff, a food distribution and cocaine for cars

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

Scary stuff

Get prepped for Halloween at the Boy Scouts Fright House 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Matt 25 Hope Center.

They’re giving away helmets from the Clovis Fire Department and you can also bring bikes for a free safety inspection.

There will also be face painting booths and pumpkin carving and games. Information: Kimmie Davis, 799-8111.

Food stuff

There’s a food bank commodity distribution at 1 p.m. today in the Portales Memorial Building.

Information: 356-5056.

Game stuff

It’s also Wii Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. today in the Portales Public Library.

It’s open to ages 9-12.

Information: 356-3940.

Quirky quote of the day

“The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.” — Natalie Wood

Today in history

On this day in 1982, the automaker John Z. DeLorean is arrested and charged with conspiracy to obtain and distribute 55 pounds of cocaine.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 40. South wind around 5 mph becoming west.