Wednesday morning briefing: A sneak peek, sweet business and a Red scare

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

Video of the day

Local folks are Joking Around.

Kitchen tip of the week

Roll out pie crusts between wax paper for easier placement on pie plate.

ENMU preview

Eastern New Mexico University’s “Green and Silver View” preview day for high school seniors is set for Nov. 6.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Campus Union Building.

High school seniors can meet faculty and current ENMU students, learn about academic offerings, see the residence halls, tour the campus and ask questions, according to the website. Door prizes include two $500 scholarships and iPods.
Students can register online at

Help needed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Curry and Roosevelt Counties are in need of business and other organizations to participate in the Big Day of Play Halloween Festival Oct. 30 at Hillcrest Park.

The idea is to have the kids go from booth to booth trick- or-treating, giving professionals an opportunity to talk to them and hand out information.

Here’s the contact info:

Call Meg Sadau at 575-742-3337 or email

Today in history

On this day in 1947, the notorious Red Scare kicks into high gear in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating Communist influence in one of the world’s richest and most glamorous communities: Hollywood.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Warmer. Highs in the 70s.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.