Friday morning briefing: A hot musical, books for cheap and illegal liquor

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

Play time

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the musical “Into the

Woods” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building.

The musical follows Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of the Beanstalk), Cinderella

and other characters as they enter the woods in search of fulfillment of their wishes.

Information: 575-562-2377.

Books cheap

The Friends of the Library book sale is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Books at bargain prices.

Scary rodeo fun

There’s a Halloween Bash and Ranch Rodeo at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center.

Admission $15 at the gate; kids 12 and under are free.

Information: 742-2279 or

Quirky quote of the day

“I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.” — David Dinkins

Today in history

On this day in 1919, Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.

The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Prohibition Amendment.

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Today — Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 57. West wind around 5 mph becoming south.

Tonight — Clear, with a low around 35. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.