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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

Owners and staff of Artesia Home Center, joined by members of the Artesia Trailblazers and Artesia Chamber of Commerce, and representative of Artesia National Bank,, prepare to cut a ribbon celebrating the opening of the new business inside the former Terry’s Electronics building at 13th and Main streets. Pictured from left are Jane Gomez, Kelcey George, Jayden Jenkins, Javier Calderon, Ray Withers, Tom Love, Joe Jenkins, Mary Jo Jenkins, Zach Gomez, Roberta McCaw, Perry Troublefield, Sam Hagelstein and Jesse Brownfield. The store is owned by the Jenkins Family, owners of Jenkins’ Home Center in Carlsbad.