Tuesday morning briefing: Help, lucky trout and marching to Montgomery

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing.

Help please

United Way of Easter New Mexico needs help decorating for its annual banquet.

If you can spare a few minutes, they will be decorating the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom from noon to 3 p.m. today.

For more information: 769-2103.

Fishing fun

Catch the right trout at the third annual Trout Derby and you could win up to $100.

The derby is 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oasis State Park.

Trout have been tagged with winning amounts ranging from $10 to $100.

There’s a $5 fee to enter the park and a $5 fee for participating in the derby.

For more information: 356-5331.

It’s a fact

About 35 percent of people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Today in history

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson notifies Alabama’s Governor George Wallace that he will use federal authority to call up the Alabama National Guard in order to supervise a planned civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lbj-sends-federal-troops-to-alabama

Weather

Today — Partly cloudy with snow and a chance of rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. High of 55. Winds from the north at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy with rain showers, then snow showers and rain after midnight. Low of 34. Winds from the north at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph.