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(Diana Miranda - Daily Press)

(Diana Miranda – Daily Press)

Mayor Phillip Burch is joined by, from left, Artesia Chamber of Commerce representatives Kelcey George and Debbie Edwards, Artesia Drug & Crime Coalition (ADCC) manager Nancy Husselman, Sue Ann Dominguez of 7024U Youth Outreach Center, and Sarah Mitchell of the ADCC last week as he signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 23-29 as Red Ribbon Week in Artesia. According to the proclamation, the Red Ribbon Campaign’s goal is to involve families, schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement, and service organizations in all aspects of its effort to establish an atmosphere that supports awareness, education and ongoing initiatives to prevent illegal drug use.