Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Tuesday morning briefing: Sweet suggestions and a day of infamy

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

Food distribution

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will distribute to clients from 9 a.m. to noon — or as long as supplies last — Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales.

Clients are being asked to bring their own bags for food.

Holiday cooking tip

Don’t throw away your brown bananas. Put them in the freezer and use them to make banana bread, or mash them and cook oatmeal with them for flavoring.

Cramming speed

It is finals week at Eastern New Mexico University.

Exams are scheduled each day through Friday — the last day of the semester.

The schedule is available at

Question of the day

What's your favorite Christmas candy?

We’re looking for some really sweet suggestions from you in our comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1941, at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appeared out of the clouds above the island of Oahu.

A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault.

The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the U.S. irrevocably into World War II.

The rest of the story:


Today — Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to north 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.