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(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

Above, Century 21 Black Gold employees recently held a garage sale fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the Eddy County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) office building at 605 W. Main St. The funds will be used to remodel the new office. CASA board members Cherie Widmayer and Terri Menefee, along with program assistant/volunteer coordinator Laura Netherlin, wish to thank Century 21 and especially Ashley Pitts, who organized the fundraiser. Pictured are, from left, Roxann Johnson and Emily Moore of Century 21, and Libby Johnston and Netherlin of CASA. At right, Cindy Polk of Artesia, left, stands with Judge Jane Shuler Gray following her swearing in as a new member of the CASA board of directors. Other members include Ted Bartock, president, Susan Forrest, vice president, Shara Browning, treasurer, Peggy Hyden, secretary, and Dora Carrasco, Donna Sellmer, Widmayer and Menefee. CASA is central to fulfilling Eddy County’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for a child’s right to be safe, treated with dignity, and given the opportunity to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer may contact Laura at 746-6077.