Wednesday morning briefing: Survey says and eight-second rides

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

Survey says

If there’s really nothing for your kids to do, here’s your chance.

The Curry County Wellness Council and the City of Clovis Quality of Life Committee want your opinion on Youth activities and recreation options.

Click on this link to take a survey for parents to rate Clovis Youth Activities:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNS775F

8-seconds please

The 2010 Chamber Rodeo Committee needs your time.

They’re meeting noon Thursday at the Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave.

The Rodeo Committee is responsible for planning and organizing both the New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals as well as the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals.

And they need your help.

If you are interested contact Lauren Tillman at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce 763-3435.

Sportslook

Sean Cruce of Clovis has come out swinging in this, his senior season at Eastern New Mexico University baseball team.

A designated hitter and infielder, Cruce is batting .350 (7-for- 20) with three doubles, six runs scored and five RBI for the Hounds (6-6).

This day in history

On this day in 1904, Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly premiered at the La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy.

The young Puccini decided to dedicate his life to opera after seeing a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in 1876.

Later, he would write some of the best-loved operas of all time: La Boheme (1896), Tosca (1900), Madame Butterfly (1904) and Turandot (left unfinished when he died in 1906).

The rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=VideoArticle&id=52405

Weather

Today — Enjoy. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Getting warmer. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.