Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Friday morning briefing: Joe's on TV, such a deal and blame the cow

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

Yes, that was Joe’s on TV

The first of a series of shows on the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping aired Thursday on the cable/satellite channel RFD-TV.

The segments were taped last April at the Curry County Events Center.

And if you missed last night’s broadcast, check out future ones each Thursday at 9 p.m. (10 p.m. CDT).

Website of the day

Everything you ever wanted to know about the big Taste This! downtown Clovis gala Oct. 16 at the Underground Embassy:!/event.php?eid=164235513590321&ref=ts

Such a deal

Community discount cards are available at Ranchvale Elementary School.

Cards are $10 with half being returned to the school.

Participating business include Simply Salads, Stone Soup, Mainline Bowl, Papa Murphy’s, Sugar Shack, DQ, Sonic, Papa John’s, Taco Villa, Taqueria Jalisco, Fat Boys BBQ, Dominos, Arby’s, Bella Hair Designs and Quiznos.

Today in history

On this day in 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings,leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages.

Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary barn and started the fire.

But other theories hold that humans or even a comet may have been responsible for the event that left four square miles of the Windy City, including its business district, in ruins.

Here's the rest of the story:


Today — Sweet...mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

Tonight — Light jacket maybe...lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

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