Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Wednesday morning briefing: Death and taxes, and a Melrose family tradition

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

Video of the day

Of all things inevitable — death and taxes — some local help with at least one issue.

It's our video of the day.

Family tradition

Melrose senior Clint Barnard is going to join his older brother, Call, playing football at New Mexico Highlands, says

Buffaloes coach Dickie Roybal.

A quarterback and linebacker, Clint led the Buffaloes to their second straight 8-man state title this season.

He was the 8-man player of the year.

Brother Call Barnard played five games at linebacker as a freshman last season at Highlands, which finished 1-10.

Web site of the day

The search is on for a new superintendent at Clovis schools.

The Superintendent Search link promises to have all the latest on the district's website:

The day in history

In 1996, world chess champion Gary Kasparov loses the first of six games against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second.