2014 Eddy County Fair Anvil Toss Winners

Men’s
Miguel Duran-1st place- 23’0”, Brett Riggs-2nd place-18’5 1/2”, Clay Mason-3rd place-18’3 1/2” Read the rest of this entry »

Yucca Cowbelle’s announce 2014 Winners

Grace Miller – Daily Press Yucca Cowbelle’s as pictured (l to r) Becky Crockett, Carol Gutierrez, Meme Bean, Jessie Berry, and Rhonda Nelson hosts for the Fair day raffle held at the 69th Annual Eddy County Fair pose with the Quilt won by Glenda Linder, of Carlsbad. Anna Netherlin was the winner of the cross, Marie Birch won the sheep’s pelt and the winners of the beef gift certificates from Gregg’s Foods are: Jon Bledsoe, Cole Kincaid, Crystal Harrison, Debbie Guy, Victoria Kidd, and Vicki Estrada. .

Grace Miller – Daily Press
Yucca Cowbelle’s as pictured (l to r) Becky Crockett, Carol Gutierrez, Meme Bean, Jessie Berry, and Rhonda Nelson hosts for the Fair day raffle held at the 69th Annual Eddy County Fair pose with the Quilt won by Glenda Linder, of Carlsbad. Anna Netherlin was the winner of the cross, Marie Birch won the sheep’s pelt and the winners of the beef gift certificates from Gregg’s Foods are: Jon Bledsoe, Cole Kincaid, Crystal Harrison, Debbie Guy, Victoria Kidd, and Vicki Estrada. .

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer

Quilts have been made since the early years of 1976 and the members of the Yucca Cowbells and Wool Growers begin making a new quilt each year in January to have it ready for the Eddy County Fair week in June. The club has enjoyed making the variation of quilts to raffle off as prizes in effort to raise money then designating use of the proceeds for community organizations and service projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Hospital Board announces profits, new projects

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
Dennis Maupin, chairman of the Artesia Special Hospital District (ASHD) board, stated that the hospital has made $2.5 million in positive cash flow this year, with expenditures taking a net income revenue of $1.5 million. The total income revenue reported by the hospital this month is approximately $439,628.48. Read the rest of this entry »

ICE halts deportations due to chickenpox at FLETC

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center for mothers with children in Artesia announced yesterday that it will temporarily delay the deportation of its detainees to their respective countries of origin due to reports of chickenpox. Read the rest of this entry »

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

Brazil's soccer player Neymar waves for the media during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup.

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Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.

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Amputee jumper won’t contest team exclusion

FILE In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 file photo Germany's Markus Rehm makes a world record jump of 7.14 meters in the men's long jump F42/44 final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. The German athletics federation has excluded an amputee long jumper from its squad for the upcoming European Championship, saying his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage it was reported Wednesday July 30, 2014. Paralympics champion Markus Rehm won the long jump competition at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper says he will not contest the decision to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

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Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes’ village in Glasgow.

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Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang’s successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

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