Publisher of the Artesia Daily Press Gary Scott’s sisters (from left) Patti Horner, Kathy Ragsdale and Charlotte Holland present him with a retirement survival kit as Scott’s wife Gloria looks on Tuesday during his retirement party at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center. Accompanying the themed gifts was a comic “roast” which the Artesia Daily Press considered to be extremely embarrassing. Scott took it well with laughter and a perpetual smile. Scott’s final day at the Daily press was today. He worked at the newspaper at various positions for a total of 55 years.