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First Day — May 27, 2016

(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.)

MOVIE NIGHT

Valley Christian Church will show the movie “Fireproof” from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the church, 2001 W. Grand Ave. Popcorn and water will be served and childcare provided for preschoolers. Everyone is invited to attend.

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

Eddy County Extension will host a workshop on vegetation management in non-cropland areas from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds Community Building. For more information, contact Robyne at 575-887-6595 or 877-887-6595.

MVD CLOSURE

The Eddy County Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

CHAMBER CLOSURE

The Artesia Chamber of Commerce will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.


(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.)

TRAVELING DUMPSTERS

Artesia Clean & Beautiful and HollyFrontier will host the traveling dumpsters at the following locations: through May 29, South 10th Street and West Missouri Avenue; May 30June 5, Bulldog Bowl; June 6-12, Brewer lot at 26th and Main streets; June 13-19, 601 N. 16th St. Do not bring household hazardous waste. For more information, call 748-3192.

COUNTY OFFICE CLOSURE

The Eddy County offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Sheriff’s office 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, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.

ENMU-R CLOSURE

ENMU-Roswell will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All campus offices will be closed, and no classes will be held. The campus will reopen Tuesday, May 31. For campus information, call 624-7000.

SOCCER BOOSTERS

The Artesia High School Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Boosters will hold a joint meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Mack Chase Athletic Complex to plan the boys’ three-on-three soccer tournament, to be held in July. All parents are encouraged to attend.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT

“People of the Land,” a collection of Southwest fine art, is on display at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center through May 31. Contemporary and historic pieces are featured, along with a computer kiosk for further exploration. For more information, call 748-2390.

BROWN BAG THEATRE

The Artesia Community Theatre will hold Brown Bag Theatre at noon June 1, 15 and 29 in Central Park. Bring a lunch and enjoy entertaining, short scenes designed for everyone from the businessperson through the kids.

EARLY VOTING

The Eddy County Bureau of Elections is informing the public early voting for the June 7 primary election is ongoing through June 4. Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Eddy County Clerk’s Sub-Office, 602 S. First St., Artesia, and the Eddy County Clerk’s Office, 325 S. Main St., Carlsbad.

ABSENTEE VOTING

The Eddy County Bureau of Elections is reminding the public that absentee voting for the June primary election is underway. Anyone wishing to absentee vote, in person or by mail, may contact the bureau at 575-885-3383 or visit 325 S. Main St., Carlsbad. Final day for mail-out ballots will be June 3.

PAWS & CLAWS

Paws & Claws will distribute spay and neuter certificates to Eddy County residents only at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Artesia Animal Shelter, 501 Paddy Wagon Way. Donations are appreciated.