Thursday morning briefing: Tips for fighting cancer, a feast of sorts and a winner flops

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

Fighting cancer

The Clovis High girls volleyball team is spending Saturday working at Bradley’s Twin Cronnies Drive-In in Clovis, raising money to fight breast cancer.

They’ll be taking orders from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and donating all tips to the cause.

Feast for fun

OktoberFeast is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales.

Admission: Children $5, Adults $8 and ENMU students with ID $7.

Information: Habitat for Humanity, 359-1344.

Quirky quote of the day

“There are only three things women need in life: Food, water, and compliments.” — Chris Rock

Today in history

On this day in 1968, 21-year-old Oregonian Dick Fosbury wins gold — and sets an Olympic record — when he high-jumps 7 feet 4 1/4 inches at the Mexico City Games.

It was the international debut of Fosbury’s unique jumping style, known as the “Fosbury Flop.”

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Today — Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Clear, with a low around 41. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north.