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Monday morning briefing: Hot game, school business and a concession

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

Video game of the week

Our own game specialist Jenna Zaime’s pick of the week.

Game: Bejeweled 3

Genre: Puzzle

System: PC, Mac

What is it? A compulsively fun sequel that's delightful, if familiar.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Web site:

Holiday cooking tip

To remove the smell of garlic or onions from your hands rub a tablespoon of salt mixed with a little water and rub for a few seconds then rinse under cold water.

School board meetings

Here’s a list of school board meetings this week in Roosevelt County:

• Dora Consolidated Schools board of education, 7 p.m. today. Information: 477-2216.

• Elida Municipal Schools board of education, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Elida High School library. Information: 274-6211.

• Floyd Municipal Schools board of education, today. Information: 478-2211.

• Portales Municipal Schools board of education, 6 p.m. today, district Administration Building. Information: 356-7000.

Question of the day

What was your favorite book as a child and why?

Please feel free to share your literary treasures in the comment section below.

Today in history

Vice President Al Gore reluctantly conceded defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on this day in 2000.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Clear. Lows in the 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph after midnight.