Thursday morning briefing: Paper routes, school’s out and a deadly crash near the White House

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

Help needed

Extra! Extra! Calling all former newsboys and newsgirls.

If you ever had a paper route — delivered newspapers for the Clovis News Journal or Portales News-Tribune, we want to hear from you.

The goal here is to make your story part of a feature.

We want to know things like when you had a paper route. What you did or didn’t learn from the experience. Some odd or funny things that happened. And, what you’re doing now.

So call, write or email us. We will share your story.

Contact: Content Editor Robin Fornoff

521 Pile St.

Clovis, N.M. 88101

763-6991 ext 317

Kitchen tip

Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.


Clovis and Portales schools are closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume Tuesday.

Today in history

On this day in 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 727 plunges into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people.

The crash, caused by bad weather, took place only two miles from the White House.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.