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First Day — Sep 03, 2015

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)

LIBRARY PROGRAMS The Artesia Public Library will hold Toddler Time at 10 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 9, Baby Time at 11 a.m. Fridays beginning Sept. 11, and Story Time for all ages at 1:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Sept. 11. Toddler and Baby Time last 45 minutes to one hour. Programs are age appropriate. Children will receive a free book. A special program for Curious George Day will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16. For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Geri Dosalua at 748-9966.

FINANCIAL PEACE Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. For more information, contact Jared at 308-8381.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and nonprofit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around Town.)

HOMECOMING PARADE The Artesia High School Student Council has announced the 2015 Homecoming Parade will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. This year’s theme is “Never Forget!” Registration forms are available at AHS. Entries received after today will be assessed a $10 late fee. Homecoming game opponents will be the Valencia Jaguars (school colors: cherry, silver and turquoise). For more information, contact Judy Stewart or Amy Mathis at 746-9816.

YESO PTO The Yeso Elementary School PTO will hold its monthly meeting at noon Friday, Sept. 4, in Room 8. All parents are encouraged to attend.

CAR WASH Victory Life Fellowship will hold a car wash, weather permitting, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Fenn’s Country Market. Cost is $10 per vehicle.

ENCHILADA DINNER The Yeso Elementary School PTO is selling enchilada supper tickets. The supper will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in the Park Junior High School cafeteria. Plates are $8 each and include dessert. To purchase, contact any Yeso student or contact Leigh Ann at 308-9073.

OPAC EDUCATION CLASSES Registration is ongoing through Sept. 5 for art, music and theatre classes at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. For information on available classes or to register, contact Lauren Austin at 746-4212 or [email protected].

9/11 GOLF TOURNAMENT The Artesia Fire Department will hold its 9/11 Memorial Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Artesia Country Club. The four-man scramble will begin with a shotgun start and includes doughnuts and coffee before play and hot dogs and drinks during, a commemorative challenge coin, tournament logo polo, and chances for numerous door prizes and drawings. Prizes will also be awarded for holes in one, closest to the pin, and longest drive, and players are encouraged to bring additional cash for the Helicopter Ball Drop and other surprises. Entry deadline is Friday, Aug. 31, or once the first 32 teams are registered. To register or for sponsorship details, contact Danielle Brady at 746-5057 or [email protected].

GUN RAFFLE The Bulldog Basketball Boosters are raffling an AR-15 to raise funds for the upcoming season. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from any player’s parent or at George Gandy Insurance. The drawing will be held Sept. 5.

PIANO CONCERT Artesia native Jacob De Hoyos will perform a piano recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the OPAC box office. For more information on De Hoyos visit his website, jacobdehoyos.com, and YouTube channel.

APS CLOSURE The Artesia Public Schools will not be in session Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

COUNTY OFFICE CLOSURE The Eddy County Offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Sheriff’s deputies will remain on duty, and the road department will have a crew on call.

LIBRARY CLOSURE The Artesia Public Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.

ENMU-R CLOSURE ENMU-Roswell will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All campus offices will be closed, and no classes will be held. The campus will reopen and classes will resume as scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 8. For campus information, call 624-7000.

ENMU CLOSURE Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The campus will reopen as scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 8. For university information, call 575-562-1011.

ECSRA HOTSHOTS The Eddy County Shooting Range Association Hotshots will practice at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Eddy County Shooting Range, 131 N. Firehouse Road, Cottonwood. This is a forming Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) for youth up to age 19. Younger children are also welcome, provided they can safely operate and handle a shotgun unassisted. Registration is $20 per year, due at signup. For more information, contact John Bain at 725-0797.

QUILT GUILD The Artesia Quilt Guild will resume for the 2015-16 year at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Artesia Center (rear of the building). The guild meets at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday at the center. Everyone who is interested in quilting, experienced or not, is welcome to join. For more information, contact Pat at 703-5716 or [email protected].

HEAD START APPLICATIONS The SNMCAC Head Start Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year. Children must have turned 3 or 4 years old before Sept. 1. Children who turned 5 before Sept. 1 are not eligible. Enrollment applications are being scheduled at Artesia Head Start, 504 W. Gage Ave., 748-1141; Hagerman Head Start, 112 N. Cambridge, 575-752-4244; and Dexter Head Start, 401 C. W. Fourth St., 575-734-6104. Parents or guardians may call and schedule an appointment to complete enrollment applications.

GIRL SCOUTS The 2015-16 Girl Scout year begins Oct. 1, and Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest invites the public to visit their office and program center at 203 W. Main St. from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday for information and to register girls for troops. Membership is $15 per year; financial aid is available for memberships, books, uniforms and program fees. For more information, call 746-9846.