Wednesday morning briefing: Food for fund, no band and feeding Europeans

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

Fundraiser

There’s a Meals on Wheels fundraiser — 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday at the Rib Crib BBQ and Grill in Clovis.

Pick up a flyer at Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce, bring the flyer into the restaurant and 10 percent of your ticket will go to Meals On Wheels.

Information: 742-0200

Canceled

The U.S. Air Force Band of the West Saxophone Quartet Concert,

scheduled at 7 p.m. on Monday at Eastern New Mexico University in

Portales, has been canceled due to federal funding reductions.

For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377 or email: kathi.fraze@enmu.edu

Quirky quote of the day

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” — Carl Sandburg

Kitchen Tip

If you don’t have any cream to add in the soup or gravy, add a mixture of butter and milk.

Today in history

On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-presidential-speech-on-tv

Weather

Today — Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind between 10 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Tonight — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind between 15 and 20 mph.