Lisa Hobbs Boans stands next to a display case full of her homemade items. Boans won Homemaker of the Year this year, her second win. She sewed a dress, crocheted a lap blanket, canned salsa, welded a cross, and made many other crafts and food. “I moved to Artesia 16 years ago; I didn’t think I would live here this long, but now I can’t picture myself living anywhere else,” said Boans. “The people here are so nice.” (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

Lisa Hobbs Boans stands next to a display case full of her homemade items. Boans won Homemaker of the Year this year, her second win. She sewed a dress, crocheted a lap blanket, canned salsa, welded a cross, and made many other crafts and food. “I moved to Artesia 16 years ago; I didn’t think I would live here this long, but now I can’t picture myself living anywhere else,” said Boans. “The people here are so nice.” (Elizabeth Lewis – Daily Press)

Above, Callie Kniepkamp accepts her two Sweepstakes awards for the most blue ribbons and the Youth Award for her butterfly in the “Summerfields” design class at the conclusion of the Eddy County Fair Flower Show. Stayce Thurman, below, won Best in Show for her artichoke bloom, as well as section winners in perennials and herbs for her dill. Joan Peeper took Sweepstakes with 52 blue ribbons, along with the Designers’ Choice Award for her panel design in the “Homegrown” class, the Arboreal Award, and section awards for her pomegranate and annuals. Isabel Olsen took the Petite Award and the Award of Distinction for her “Show Ring” and “Parade” entries, as well as runner-up in the potted plant section. Rita Rainwater was the section winner for her poinsettia in the potted plant section, and Julie Foster won the Artistic Craft Award for the “Rodeo” class. (Courtesy Photos)

Above, Callie Kniepkamp accepts her two Sweepstakes awards for the most blue ribbons and the Youth Award for her butterfly in the “Summerfields” design class at the conclusion of the Eddy County Fair Flower Show. Stayce Thurman, below, won Best in Show for her artichoke bloom, as well as section winners in perennials and herbs for her dill. Joan Peeper took Sweepstakes with 52 blue ribbons, along with the Designers’ Choice Award for her panel design in the “Homegrown” class, the Arboreal Award, and section awards for her pomegranate and annuals. Isabel Olsen took the Petite Award and the Award of Distinction for her “Show Ring” and “Parade” entries, as well as runner-up in the potted plant section. Rita Rainwater was the section winner for her poinsettia in the potted plant section, and Julie Foster won the Artistic Craft Award for the “Rodeo” class. (Courtesy Photos)

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