Tuesday morning briefing: Christmas, a pajama party and a Hollywood tragedy

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

Christmas banquet

Clovis Christian Schools present “Jesus, Light of the World” 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center.

It’s a Christmas banquet and auction.

Information: 763-5311.

Home tour

The Melrose 5th annual Christmas Tour of Homes is 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Melrose.

Tickets are $5 and available at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand.

Information: Jewell Hill, 799-0225.

At the library

It’s preschool storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Portales Public Library.

“Pajama Palooza” will be read.

Kitchen tip

For best results when you’re baking, leave butter and eggs at room temperature overnight.

Today in history

On this day in 1981, actress Natalie Wood, who starred in such movies as “Rebel Without a Cause” and “West Side Story,” drowns in a boating accident near California’s Catalina Island. She was 43 years old.

Here’s the rest of the story:



Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. East wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest.