Friday morning briefing: Mesa School cashes in and strike up the local bands

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

Video of the day

In your backyard: the Miles Mineral Museum at Eastern New Mexico University.

Five large from Mesa

Students at Mesa Elementary School in Clovis, New Mexico have raised nearly $5,000 for Red Cross Haiti Relief Efforts.

Principal Jan Cox and students of Mesa Elementary School are presenting a check to a Red Cross representative today at the school’s 8:05 a.m. school assembly.

Strike up the band

The Clovis High School Freshman Academy band solo and ensemble recital is 7 p.m. today at Marshall Auditorium. The show is free.

The Freshman Academy band will also participate in a band solo and ensemble festival 1 p.m. Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University.

King for more than a day

Eastern New Mexico University is continuing the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with a film on his accomplishments and life from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eddy Hall.

Weather

Today — Careful driving. Patchy fog early in the morning. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Tonight — Electric blanket time. Partly cloudy. Lows in the 20s.