Pictured, representing Christmas for our Troops drop-off locations and sponsors, are, standing from left, Julie Sedillos of Zia Intermediate School, Michelle Madrid of Mack Energy, Helen Mariscal of Yucca Healthcare, Roxann Sallee of Yates Petroleum, Kathy Garrett of Concho Resources, Terry Maupin of Terry’s Electronics, Lisa Thompson of Tate Branch Dodge, Kelcey McCaleb and Vickie Grousnick of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, Jimi and Teresa Gensling of Christmas for our Troops, and kneeling from left, Pecos Diamond staff members Heather Davis, Brooke Barnett, Jilland Yandel, Lilli Smart, Ella Mae Stufft and Linda Kennedy. Grace Miller - Daily Press

Pictured, representing Christmas for our Troops drop-off locations and sponsors, are, standing from left, Julie Sedillos of Zia Intermediate School, Michelle Madrid of Mack Energy, Helen Mariscal of Yucca Healthcare, Roxann Sallee of Yates Petroleum, Kathy Garrett of Concho Resources, Terry Maupin of Terry’s Electronics, Lisa Thompson of Tate Branch Dodge, Kelcey McCaleb and Vickie Grousnick of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, Jimi and Teresa Gensling of Christmas for our Troops, and kneeling from left, Pecos Diamond staff members Heather Davis, Brooke Barnett, Jilland Yandel, Lilli Smart, Ella Mae Stufft and Linda Kennedy. Grace Miller – Daily Press

By GRACE MILLER

Daily Press Staff Writer

The Christmas for our Troops campaign is underway with numerous drop-off points around Artesia.

Citizens can support the troops this Christmas season by sending care packages. A list of needed items is available online at www.christmasforourtroops.org. Packages will be delivered to individual soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard and must be easily packed for shipping in 12-by-12-by-5-inch boxes. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.