Monday morning briefing: Help a kid, a free movie and a dialing up

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.

A little help from friends

Eastern New Mexico….fifth-grader Linda Mariana of Napa, Calif., needs your help to complete a school project.

She’s putting together a PowerPoint report on New Mexico and needs pamphlets, postcards, souvenirs and the like from the region. A nice letter couldn’t hurt either.

Here’s an address:

Linda Mariana

c/o Mr. Franco’s class

Napa Valley Language Academy

2700 Kilburn Ave.

Napa, CA 94558

Question of the day

Peanut butter and what?

Come on, share those odd creations by joining the conversation in our comment section below.

Free movie

Children in kindergarten through sixth-grade can watch the movie “Legend of the Guardians:

The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” rated PG, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Portales Public Library. Admission is free.

Today in history

On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention — the telephone.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alexander-graham-bell-patents-the-telephone

Weather

Today — Breezy. Highs in the mid 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 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.