Friday morning briefing: School days, music in the streets and the big race

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

School days

The fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins Wednesday.

The semester ends on Dec. 16, and commencement is Dec. 17.

Music in the streets

The Clovis Wildcat Marching Band Marchathon starts 8 a.m. Saturday at Clovis High School.

The band will be marching 8 miles starting at the Clovis High School with stops at Marshall Middle School and Yucca Middle School, ending up back at the Clovis High School.

Information: 769-4350.

Kitchen tip

If you don’t have any cream to add in the soup or gravy, add a mixture of butter and milk.

Today in history

On this day in 1909, the first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of the world’s most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500.

here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-race-is-held-at-the-indianapolis-motor-speedway

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.