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Roadrunners ready for Christmas

First-graders from Roselawn Elementary School brought smiles to the faces of their parents and families Thursday as they performed their Christmas musical, “Getting Ready for Christmas.” The set list included “Hip Hop Elves,” “Let’s Build a Gingerbread House,” “Winter Wiggles” and “Rock the Holly.” Students were dressed as elves, reindeer, snowmen and poodle-skirt girls and used various props as they sang and danced.  Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

First-graders from Roselawn Elementary School brought smiles to the faces of their parents and families Thursday as they performed their Christmas musical, “Getting Ready for Christmas.” The set list included “Hip Hop Elves,” “Let’s Build a Gingerbread House,” “Winter Wiggles” and “Rock the Holly.” Students were dressed as elves, reindeer, snowmen and poodle-skirt girls and used various props as they sang and danced. Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

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Here they come a-caroling…Bulldog Bandits sing their way across Artesia

Above, first-grade students at Yucca Elementary School sing Christmas carols Tuesday morning at First American Bank as part of the school’s 15th annual caroling trip to several local businesses. Approximately 80 Bulldog Bandits made their way from Yates Petroleum to First American, Western Bank, Navajo Refining, the Artesia Public Schools Administration Building, and San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center singing a selection of holiday tunes that included “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Feliz Navidad” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” At left, the carolers are thanked for their vocal stylings with gifts of candy at Yates. The students were led by music instructor Lynn Sundheimer.  Grace Miller - Daily Press

Above, first-grade students at Yucca Elementary School sing Christmas carols Tuesday morning at First American Bank as part of the school’s 15th annual caroling trip to several local businesses. Approximately 80 Bulldog Bandits made their way from Yates Petroleum to First American, Western Bank, Navajo Refining, the Artesia Public Schools Administration Building, and San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center singing a selection of holiday tunes that included “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Feliz Navidad” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Below, the carolers are thanked for their vocal stylings with gifts of candy at Yates. The students were led by music instructor Lynn Sundheimer. Grace Miller – Daily Press

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Commission puts hold on COLA increase

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Commission was presented Tuesday with a market change proposal from an annual salary survey that would have increased the budget by approximately $487,133. The market change proposal would have given a 2.5-percent increase in cost-of-living arrangements (COLA) to Eddy County employees along with the previous 2.5-percent COLA increase the commission approved last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Man raising funds to help save popular pup

Joseph Rivera poses with Enis.  Grace Miller - Daily Press

Joseph Rivera poses with Enis. Grace Miller – Daily Press

By GRACE MILLER
Daily Press Staff Writer
Discovering a pet has cancer is devastating, and not being able to afford treatment is heart wrenching beyond words. The cost of cancer care for dogs is surprising: $1,500 for a surgical procedure, and for some still not able to pay for basic treatment, they are faced with no choice but to euthanize or give up their pet. Read the rest of this entry »

Spreading Christmas Cheer • San Pedro celebrates the holidays

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Above, Robena Duncan, second from left, visits with great-granddaughter Nykol Duncan as Robert Duncan, Kathy Watkins and Helpers Club member Jackie Forister look on during the San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Christmas Party Sunday. At left, Antonia Gallegos smiles as Santa (administrator Jody Richards) drops by for a hug. Santa left gifts for all San Pedro residents as they and their families and friends enjoyed refreshments.   Grace Miller – Daily Press

Above, Robena Duncan, second from left, visits with great-granddaughter Nykol Duncan as Robert Duncan, Kathy Watkins and Helpers Club member Jackie Forister look on during the San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Christmas Party Sunday. On Top, Antonia Gallegos smiles as Santa (administrator Jody Richards) drops by for a hug. Santa left gifts for all San Pedro residents as they and their families and friends enjoyed refreshments. Grace Miller – Daily Press