Monday morning briefing: Music choices, cheap eats and Nessie spotted

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

Music, music, music

The Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir Spring Concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Eastern New Mexico University Music Building’s Buchanan Hall.

Information: Kathi Fraze at 562-2377 or by e-mail to

And, Metales M5 Mexican Brass is 7 p.m. Tuesday in Marshall Auditorium. Admission is $15 and $12 for students, military and seniors.

Website of the day

The Floyd Municipal School District 2011-2012 school calendar is available at

Fast fact

A 1947 menu from the Clovis Harvey House, a Santa Fe Railway dining station, included these prices:

• 20 cents for orange juice

• 30 cents for a hamburger

• 75 cents for pork chops

• 10 cents for coffee

Quirky quote of the day

“I know I’m getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators.” — President Gerald R. Ford

Today in history

On this day in 1933, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news.

The newspaper Inverness Courier related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface.”

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 31. North wind between 5 and 10 mph

Looking forward — Sunny with daytime temperatures in the mid to upper 70s through the week.