Wednesday morning briefing: Cop food, a beauty pageant and a day of infamy

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

Shop with a cop

The Clovis Police department has three events planned Thursday to help raise money for Shop with a Cop, their annual project for kids.

Officers will be taking donations for doughnuts at Daylight Doughnuts in Clovis from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m.

If that’s too early, officers will be teamed up with wait staff at Leal’s Prince Street restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Applebee’s from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Money raised helps pay costs of a Christmas shopping spree for local children.

Free food

There’s a Community Christmas meal from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday or until food is gone at American Legion Post No. 25, 2400 W. Seventh St.

It’s free and open to the public.

Information: 763-5392.

Christmas pageant

The annual Little Miss Merry Christmas pageant is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Yam Theatre in Portales.

It’s a fundraiser to help pay for Christmas lights in Portales.

Quirky quote of the day

“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody’s crazy.” — Charles Manson

Today in history

On this day in 1941, at around 1:30 p.m., President Franklin Roosevelt is conferring with advisor Harry Hopkins in his study when Navy Secretary Frank Knox bursts in and announces that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-reacts-to-news-of-pearl-harbor-bombing

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.