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A reception honoring longtime athletic trainer Paul Choat will be held from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bulldog Pit.

Choat is retiring after 23 years of service for the Artesia Public Schools.

The public is encouraged to come by and show their appreciation.