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GIRL SCOUTS DELIVER THANKSGIVING BASKETS — Girl Scout Troop 20009 poses with a selection of food items they used to fill Thanksgiving baskets, which were delivered to 14 families as part of the troop’s partnership with St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The girls wish to thank everyone who helped make their effort a success. (Courtesy Photo)

YUCCA, J&J AID EMERGENCY RELIEF — Yucca Elementary School Student Council members and classmates, along with staff from J&J Home Care, collected more than 1,000 cans of food recently to aid Artesia Emergency Relief. AER currently assists 60 families a month with food from its pantry. J&J wishes to thank Yucca for its huge efforts toward this campaign. (Courtesy Photo)

AMERICAN LEGION DONATES TOYS — Grammy’s House executive director Celina Bryant, center, poses with Betty Skinner, left, and Linda Bach of American Legion Post 41 after the Post donated toys for Grammy’s children. “They gathered these donations during their Christmas party,” Bryant said. “Thank you to all the wonderful members of the American Legion Post 41.” (Courtesy Photo)

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN HOSTS GINGERBREAD EVENT — Pastor Dan Phelps and members of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church hosted the annual gingerbread house event Dec. 15 for Grammy’s House staff and clients. Participants were treated to a Disney surprise with a visit from Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck. (Courtesy Photo)