Monday morning briefing: Kiwanis history, going to the dogs and the man who changed it all

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

Fast fact

Clovis Kiwanis Club was organized Jan. 2, 1921.

Its first president was Charles Scheurich, who’s political clout helped create Curry County.

Other charter members included Carl Hatch, who became a U.S. Senator, and A.W. Hockenhull, who became New Mexico governor.

Cooking tip

Instead of the water your recipe calls for, try juices, bouillon, or water you’ve cooked vegetables in.

Dog news

Eastern New Mexico University is accepting applications for student Hound Handlers for the 2011-12 school year.

Hound Handlers are responsible for caring for live mascots Vic and Tory during school hours and must attend events with the dogs.

To qualify, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students and commit to the Hound

Handler program for the fall and spring semesters. They must also meet credit hour and GPA requirements.

Application deadline is 3 p.m. March 29.

Applications: Office of University Relations, Administration Building, Room 108.

Question of the day

What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?

Please join the conversation in our comment section below.

Open meeting

There is a water policy advisory board meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the assembly room at Clovis city hall.

It’s open to the public.

Today in history

On this day in 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany.

Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man’s view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics and, ultimately, the atomic bomb.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.