Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

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

Christmas eve

First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday.

The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns.

And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both are open to the public and we’ll be adding more as we are provided the information.

Holiday cooking tip

If a recipe calls for 1 cup sour cream, you may substitute 1 cup cottage cheese blended until smooth with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/3 cup buttermilk.

Just in time for Christmas

Invite and Airman to Christmas is proving an overwhelming success for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce.

A notice posted on its website reads: “Due to the overwhelming response to our Invite an Airman to Christmas Day Dinner promotion, we are no longer in need of hosts. Thank you to everyone who have offered to open their homes to our Airmen!”

Here’s a link for more details:

Question of the day

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Feel free to set your goals in our comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1967, the film "The Graduate" opened in New York.

“The Graduate" made household names out of many of its stars.

Though the young stage actor Dustin Hoffman had never been in a movie before, he rocketed to stardom thanks to his brilliant portrayal of the film's protagonist, the aimless Benjamin Braddock.

At the same time, a marginally famous folk-pop duo called Simon & Garfunkel sold millions of records as a result of the film.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Partly cloudy. Breezy. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. West winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.