Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.
Calling all gardners.
There’s an organization out to do a bee census of sorts and they want your help.
YourGardenShow.com is asking gardners and any other nature lovers to spent July 18 counting bees.
It’s part of a nationwide effort to help researchers address the global bee crisis and uncover why our nation's most important pollinators appear to be disappearing.
Here’s a link with more information:
The Trinity United Methodist annual Summer Rummage Sale is 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 1320 West 21st.
The New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals continue at 9 a.m. today through Sunday at Curry County Events Center.
It’s the state’s best teen cowboys and cowgirls competing for top honors.
A kicking good time
The Clovis Wildcat Youth Soccer Camp is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Yucca Jr. High Fields.
Open to boys and girls ages 4-12.
Cost is $30 per child/$20 per sibling.
Information: Coach Greg Trujillo, 693-1606.
Today in history
On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — Sunny, with a high near 92. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 15 and 20 mph.