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National Junior Honor Society holds Spring 2015 Induction

NJHS sponsor Jessica Sanchez congratulates new members as AJHS principal Cody Skinner, AJHS assistant principal Dennis Garcia and NJHS sponsor Jennifer Urban look on.  Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

NJHS sponsor Jessica Sanchez congratulates new members as AJHS principal Cody Skinner, AJHS assistant principal Dennis Garcia and NJHS sponsor Jennifer Urban look on. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press

ARTESIA — Co-president of the Artesia Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society Maegan Lemon began the ceremony Monday evening by giving a brief history of NJHS, “The purpose of the Artesia Junior High Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and encourage good citizenship in the students of Secondary Schools. The induction ceremony honors the students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since 1929.” Read the rest of this entry »

Law enforcement honored, remembered for service • ECSO deputy recognized for actions in February bank robbery in Artesia

Deputy T.S. Sandoval of the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office was honored Tuesday with the Meritorious Conduct Award for his service. Sandoval pulled a hostage to safety and apprehended the suspect during a bank robbery in progress in February.  Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Deputy T.S. Sandoval of the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office was honored Tuesday with the Meritorious Conduct Award for his service. Sandoval pulled a hostage to safety and apprehended the suspect during a bank robbery in progress in February. Ben Theobald – Daily Press

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office held a Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony Tuesday at the Pecos River Valley Conference Center in Carlsbad to both honor and remember those who have gone above and beyond in the line of duty. Read the rest of this entry »

Yeso principal Parker to take over assistant superintendent position

By TERESA LEMON
Community Living Editor
Superintendent of the Artesia Public Schools Dr. Crit Caton announced at Monday’s Board of Education meeting that Yeso Principal Danny Parker will be taking over next year as assistant superintendent of federal programs and testing for the retiring Rick Stewart. Read the rest of this entry »

Thirst Responders Drive continuing through Monday

Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
Students at Grand Heights Early Childhood Center are collecting donations of cases of water and Gatorade for their annual Cpl. D. Robert Harvey “Thirst” Responders Drive in honor of National Police Week. Read the rest of this entry »

Council approves hiring of students for summer youth recreation

Miriam Kramer, right, was recognized by the Artesia City Council Tuesday for passing her certified pool operator exam.  Ben Theobald – Daily Press

Miriam Kramer, right, was recognized by the Artesia City Council Tuesday for passing her certified pool operator exam. Ben Theobald – Daily Press

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia City Council approved the hiring of more than 60 students for its summer youth recreation programs at Tuesday’s meeting. Read the rest of this entry »