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EDDY COUNTY REPUBLICANS — The Republican Party of Eddy County will have the Thursday night meting at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 at the Artesia HQ at 106 S. Roselawn. Finger foods provided. Ben Luna will be speaking on the #SaveourChildren initiative.

TRINITY CHURCH — Crystal River Concert! Sunday, July 28th at 10 a.m. at Trinity Temple Assembly of God. 1507 W. Hermosa Dr., Artesia, New Mexico

ARTESIA QUARTERBACK CLUB — Artesia Quarterback Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Field House. All men interested in the football program are welcome. We will be electing officers and discussing the upcoming hamburger fry.


ROAD CLOSURE– The City of Artesia is informing the public that West Richardson Avenue from Fifth to Sixth streets will be closed from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, for the Artesia Public Library’s Family Field Day. For more information, call the library at 575-746-4252.

VOTING SYSTEM CHECK — Eddy County Bureau of Elections would like to inform the public that an “Accuracy Check of the Voting Tabulators” will be conducted for the Primary Election on July 10th at 10:00 am, as set forth in Section 1-14-13.2, NMSA 1978 and 1.10.23.9 NMAC. This Audit will be done at the Voting Machine Warehouse located at 326 S. Canyon Street. For questions please contact the Eddy County Clerk’s Office at (575) 885-3383 or 325 South Main Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico.

ARTESIA YOUTH SOCCER — The Artesia Youth Soccer Association has opened fall registration, and registration will be open through Aug. 2. Divions are U6-U15. Players must be 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2024. Players can register at clubs.bluesombrero.com/artesiayouthsoccer. Any question can be sent to artesiasoccer@gmail.com.

ADULT LIBRARY EVENTS — The Artesia Public Library is hosting weekly adult programming, focusing on entertainment, crafting and learning. Age 18+. Programs: July 2 Patriotic Fabric Strip Flags; July 9 Program; July 16 Program; July 25 Family Search Seminar. Crafting: July 11 Canvas bag Painting; July 18 Paperbag Scrapbooks.

LEGO Challenge — Kids can test their LEGO skills with an adventure themed LEGO challenge at Artesia Public Libary. This is a drop in event. Ages 12 & under. July 5 & 19 from 11 a..m. to 2 p.m.

STEM Lab — There will be a different STEM activity each week this summer at Artesia Public Library. This is a drop in event. Ages 12 & under. July 3, 10, 17, 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE — Written in Red Foundation is sponsoring the 5th annual school supply drive from July 1-26. Partnering sponsors are Eddy County United Way and Ocean Bags, LLC. Visit one of these participating businesses to donate: Artesia Police Department, Catalyst Church, Artesia Walmart , Faith Baptist Church, First American Bank, First Baptist Church, Kith & Kin Roasting Company, Western Bank, Artesia Daily Press, Tate Branch Auto Group

PAWS & CLAWS — Paws & Claws will distribute spay and neuter certificates to Eddy County residents only at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Artesia Animal Shelter, 501 Paddy Wagon Way. Saving spots in line is prohibited; one certificate per household. Donations are appreciated.

INTRO TO DANCE CAMP — The Artesia Arts Council will host an Intro to Dance “Friendship Fusion” Camp June 26 – July 31. Cost is $60 per student; save 10% if you sign up with a friend by using code FRIENDSHIP at checkout. Ages 4-7 will attend from 10-10:45 a.m. and ages 8 and up from 11-11:45 a.m. Choose from tap, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary styles. To register, visit www.artesiaartscouncil.com/education.

HEAD START ENROLLMENT — Head Start is currently enrolling 3- and 4-year-olds for its 2024-25 program year. Children must turn 3 by Sept. 1. To schedule an enrollment appointment, call 575-748-1141. Parents or guardians will be asked to bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization records, verification of income (2023 tax return or SNAP), and a Medicaid or private insurance card.

OUR LADY OF GRACE RAFFLE — Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church is holding a Christmas in July raffle. A total of 10 prizes are available, each valued at $1,000. Tickets are $10 each. Prizes will begin to be drawn July 1. To purchase tickets, call the church office at 575-748-1356.

SUMMER EBT PROGRAM — The Student Success and Wellness Bureau has announced the release of Summer EBT applications. For more information and to apply, visit summerebtnm.org. For more information, call the Public Education Department’s hotline at 505-695-8454. A link to apply may also be accessed through the Artesia Public Schools website, www.bulldogs.org.

GARDEN CLUB WORKSHOPS — Those interested in entering the Eddy County Fair Flower Show are invited to obtain helpful information from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at CVE. For more information, contact Bunny Mason at 575-365-7391.

FUSED GLASS JEWELRY WORKSHOP — The Artesia Arts Council will host a fused glass jewelry workshop on Saturday, July 27. For more information and to register, visit www.artesiaartscouncil.com/education.

SUMMER EBT PROGRAM — The Student Success and Wellness Bureau has announced the release of Summer EBT applications. For more information and to apply, visit summerebtnm.org. For more information, call the Public Education Department’s hotline at 505-695-8454. A link to apply may also be accessed through the Artesia Public Schools website, www.bulldogs.org.

YARD OF THE WEEK — Artesia Clean & Beautiful is sponsoring its Yard of the Week contest now through September. Colorful, attractive, well-groomed lawns with curb appeal meet the qualifications. To nominate a yard worthy of the title, contact Linda at 575-513-0143 or the AC&B office at 575-748-3192.

HEAD START ENROLLMENT — Head Start is currently enrolling 3- and 4-year-olds for its 2024-25 program year. Children must turn 3 by Sept. 1. To schedule an enrollment appointment, call 575-748-1141. Parents or guardians will be asked to bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization records, verification of income (2023 tax return or SNAP), and a Medicaid or private insurance card.

WEED BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL — The 28th Annual Weed Bluegrass Festival will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Weed Community Center. Admission is $15 per person, $30 per family. Chairs will be available or bring your own to enjoy six great bands. A catered lunch will be available for purchase, and cinnamon rolls and coffee will be provided free. On Sunday, July 21, a short devotional will be held at 9 a.m., followed by bluegrass gospel music. For more information, visit weednm.org or contact John Bell at 575-687-3316.

GAME-DAY APPAREL — The Artesia High School Student Council has launched its game-day apparel for the 2024-25 season. Fans can now purchase a variety of products at great prices; there’s something for everyone in the collection so you can show your support for the team in style. All orders must be placed online by July 24. Use promo code BULLDOG to remove the shipping cost. Pick-up will be available at the AHS office Aug. 16 and 19. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gear up for the games and give back to the Student Council, and don’t forget to share with your fellow Bulldog fans!

LIBRARY BOARD — The Artesia Public Library is seeking to fill soon-to-be-opened seats on the Library Board of Trustees. Anyone interested should submit a letter of inquiry to Library Supervisor Omar Acosta at the library or by email to oacosta@artesianm.gov.

PHLEBOTOMIST PROGRAM — Applications are now open for Artesia General Hospital’s certified phlebotomist program. To learn how to apply and for more information on this career opportunity, call 575-736-8178 or email foundation@artesiageneral.com.

INTRO TO YOUTH SPORTS — The Artesia Center is offering a program for children ages 3-5 that introduces kids to sports in a fun, non-stressful environment. The program is held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Center. For more information, contact Bernice at 915-249-8934.

COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASS — The public is invited to attend a fun, free community fitness class, led by certified group fitness instructor Dottie Ellis, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St.

DRIVERS NEEDED — SENM Veterans’ Transportation is in need of volunteer drivers to transport veterans to and from doctor’s appointments. Anyone interested in volunteering is urged to contact Alice or Donna at 575-622-0729.

WIDOW’S MIGHT — Widow’s Might, a support group for widows at all stages of grief, will meet at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday in the classroom building on the east side of West Main Baptist Church, 1701 W. Main St. For more information, call 575-746-3528, email widowsmightnm@gmail.com, or visit widowsmightnm.com or facebook.com/widowsmightnm.

GRIEF SUPPORT — A Grief Group meets at 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday in the Saint Damien Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 1111 N. Roselawn Ave. Free support is offered in both English and Spanish. For more information, contact Nora at 575-308-3248.

MEN’S PICK-UP BASKETBALL — The City of Artesia is hosting men’s pick-up basketball from 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. For more information, call 575-746-9009.

TOPS — The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Senior Center. For more information, call the Center at 575-746-4113.

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