Wedneday morning briefing: Alumni awards, homecoming and a deadly blizzard

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

Call for nominations

The CMS Education Foundation/Alumni Association needs nominations of
distinguished Clovis High School Alumni for its second annual Hall of Honor
Banquet this spring.

The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 1.

Nomination forms are available at school administration office, 1009 Main St., or at www.clovis-schools.org/foundation/index.html.

Question of the day

How are you doing with those new year resolutions?

Be honest and join the conversation in our comment section below.

Homecoming

Dora basketball homecoming is this week.

For Spirit Week, each day has a theme students can follow, and the homecoming game is at 3 p.m. Friday.

Information: http://www.doraschools.com/

Today in history

On this day in 1888, the so-called “Schoolchildren’s Blizzard” kills 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains.

The storm came with no warning, and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 hours:

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blizzard-brings-tragedy-to-northwest-plains

Weather

Today — Mostly cloudy. Highs in the 30s.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 20. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.