Friday morning briefing: A house raising and our prehistoric history

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing.

House help

Construction skills are needed Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity work day.

It’s 8 a.m. at 2100 W. Manana in Clovis.

Volunteers need to help pour concrete, caulk and install floors. Lunch will be provided.

Information: 359-1344.

Step back in history

You can learn about all things prehistoric and unique to the area at a tour of the Blackwater archeological site.

It’s 10 a.m. Saturday at the site.

Information: 562-2206.

Kitchen tip

Pasta won’t boil over if you rub the inside of the pot with vegetable oil.

It’s a fact

The ZIP in ZIP code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.

Today in history

On this day in 1991, after six weeks of intensive bombing against Iraq and its armed forces, U.S.-led coalition forces launch a ground invasion of Kuwait and Iraq.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gulf-war-ground-offensive-begins

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 48. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 29. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.