Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Monday morning briefing: Free stuff, good books and a murder in the Old West

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

Read and win is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers.

Check out the newsletter for a form to enter.

The prizes are:

• Aug 2-8: $20 gift certificate to Weinerschnitzel

• Aug 9-15: $20 gift card to S&S Supermarket

• Aug 16-22: $20 gift card to Walgreens

• Aug 23-29: $50 gift certificate to Ace Hardware

• And a free oil/lube/detail cleaning of a vehicle (up to $200 value) from Benders.

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Backpack giveaway

It’s 8 a.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Family Church, 3401 N Norris St., for students in kindergarten through 12th grade

There are stipulations. Call 762 – 7751 for more info.

Book stop

The state Rural Bookmobile is stopping in Roosevelt County Thursday.

It offers books for loan without registration or late fees.

The schedule:

• 9-10 a.m. Pep Post Office.

• 10:30-11:30 a.m. Causey Post Office.

• 1-2 p.m. Elida City Hall.

Today in history

On this day in 1876, "Wild Bill" Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Hickok was playing cards with his back to the saloon door.

A young gunslinger named Jack McCall walked into the saloon, approached Hickok from behind, and shot him in the back of the head.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sweating it out…mostly sunny. Highs 95 to 100. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — A breather…mostly clear. Lows in the 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.