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Kathy Kolt of Team Turkey Bowmasters, the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, smiles Friday afternoon as, from left, Clay Houghtaling of Yeso Elementary School, Jimena Martinez of Yeso and Sadie Ramirez of Hermosa Elementary School select new bicycles and helmets at Wal-Mart. The students were selected as bike winners out of nearly 400 entries from local first- and second-graders in a coloring contest sponsored by Team Turkey Bowmasters and the Daily Press. Students at all Artesia elementary schools had a chance to decorate a coloring sheet featuring a turkey and the message, “Even turkeys don’t do drugs.” Martinez won the people’s choice award for receiving the most votes from customers in the Daily Press office. Judges Evolyn Terpening and Joe Schiel selected the other winners. “Now these bicycles are being purchased by Team Turkey Bowmasters,” said Kolt. “Your local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Team Turkey Bowmasters, and the Artesia Daily Press enjoyed having our coloring contest with a prevention message. Let’s make staying off drugs fun at a young age.”

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