Wednesday morning briefing: Brunch with a star and clockless casinos

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

Brunch with a star

Eastern New Mexico University is holding a brunch Feb. 18 to honor Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor inductee Jennifer Goble-Poyer.

She is the first ENMU student athlete to be inducted by the conference.

Tickets are $10, must be purchased before Friday and are available at the athletic office in Greyhound Arena.

Info: Norma Stroik at (575) 562-2153.

Kickoff concert

Local country singer Will Banister is performing 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum

Theatre in Clovis to kickoff an upcoming concert in Great Britian.

Banister is playing Feb. 26 for the Country Music Festival at Wembley Stadium in London.

Tickets for his concert at the Lyceum are available at Joe’s Boot Shop, Clovis Chamber of Commerce, Tarpley’s Music, Kripple Creek, Cook’s Truck Stop and Sunland Peanuts in Portales.

Admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple, and includes a commemorative CD.

Kitchen tip

Try slathering mayonnaise on the outer sides of the bread instead of butter when making grilled cheese sandwiches. Makes a nice and crispy sandwich.

It’s a fact

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

Today in history

On this day in 1587, after 19 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mary-queen-of-scots-beheaded

Weather

Today — Partly sunny, with a high near 49. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 10 mph.