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Tuesday morning briefing: Coat call, holiday seasons and the last .400 hitter

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

Kids need coats

Faith Christian Family Church, in partnership with Clovis Christian School, is collecting new and gently used coats for infants through adults.

It’s the "Coats for Kids" drive.

A collection box is at the school and will remain there until a few days before Distribution Day, which is Saturday.

Website of the day

Do you and your student like to plan ahead on lunch?

Portales Municipal Schools lunch menus for October are online at

Question of the day

Of the holidays remaining this year, what's your favorite and why?

Get in the holiday spirit by joining the conversation in our comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1941, the Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams plays a double-header against the Philadelphia Athletics on the last day of the regular season and gets six hits in eight trips to the plate, to boost his batting average to .406 and become the first player since Bill Terry in 1930 to hit .400.

Williams, who spent his entire career with the Sox, played his final game exactly 19 years later, on September 28, 1960, at Boston’s Fenway Park and hit a home run in his last time at bat, for a career total of 521 homeruns.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Enjoy...mostly sunny. Highs in the 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Cover up...mostly clear. Lows in the 50s.