By ROB LARSON
Daily Press Staff Writer
Dr. King would have approved.
Sponsored by the Keeping the Dream Alive Organization (KTDAO), the 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance was held Monday morning at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
The ceremony began with an introduction from the mistress of ceremonies, Bernita Smith Page, a principal and teacher in Carlsbad. Before the invocation by Revered Michael Shelton Sr., pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church in Roswell, a posting of the colors was carried out by the Naval Sea Cadets of Artesia’s Pecos Valley Ironclad Battalion.
Then, after an official welcome from Artesia City Councilor Raul Rodriguez, Mayor Phillip Burch took to the podium.