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Nathan Babcock, left, and Mike Rohrbacher of J&M Displays load firework shells into tubes this morning at Jaycee Park in preparation for tomorrow’s professional display. J&M is based in Iowa, and Rohrbacher and Babcock, of Roswell, comprise its New Mexico team. Each shell has a specific spot amidst the firing panels, which are connected to computers, allowing J&M to script the show to music.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Nathan Babcock, left, and Mike Rohrbacher of J&M Displays load firework shells into tubes this morning at Jaycee Park in preparation for tomorrow’s professional display. J&M is based in Iowa, and Rohrbacher and Babcock, of Roswell, comprise its New Mexico team. Each shell has a specific spot amidst the firing panels, which are connected to computers, allowing J&M to script the show to music. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

ARTESIA — Artesians can look forward to a full day of Fourth of July fun Saturday, courtesy of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce and various local businesses and organizations.
The Fourth of July parade, sponsored by the BPO Does, will usher in the slate of community festivities. The parade is set to begin at 9 a.m. and run east along Main Street from Bulldog Bowl to Roselawn Avenue. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.