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ADOPT A PET 1 & 2 • Members of the Girls Can Change the World

Club hosted an Adopt a Pet Day in September at Paws & Claws Humane Society. Visitors were given the opportunity to microchip their animals or adopt a pet during the event. Pictured standing from left are: Emma Paxton, Adrian Harvey, Angelina Bratcher and Elena Harvey. Seated, from left are: Carmen Harvey, Tayler Henry, Gracie Rand and Stella Rand. 3 4

FLOODING BY RIVER 3 • Unusually heavy rains in Artesia and the

surrounding areas in September caused flooding at and around the Pecos River. The river, which was nearly completely dry prior to the rains, was at full crest at one point and flood waters reached far to the east and west of the river. Excited onlookers could be seen for days stopped along the highway taking pictures.

HOMECOMING 4 & 5 • Artesia High School celebrated

Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 13. The Bulldogs took on the Valencia Jaguars and came out with their second victory of the season. Pictured are participants in the annual Homecoming Parade which begins at Bulldog Bowl, proceeds down Main Street and concludes at Second Street.


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HURD MURAL DAMAGED SECTION 6 • While welding the frame for the mural’s

transport, embers caught a large portion of the mural on fire, causing extensive damage, including the area containing Hurd’s signature. David Olin, a conservator from Virginia, assessed the mural in September and will return in the spring to repair the damaged section.

BETHEL BAPTIST JUBLIEE 7, 8 & 9 • Bethel Baptist Church celebrated its



75th Anniversary in September with a Jubilee! Visitors from all over southern New Mexico attended the celebration and speakers from churches in surrounding communities took part in the ceremony by speaking and performing. After the ceremony everyone gathered in the fellowship hall where they enjoyed camaraderie and good food. Bethel Baptist Church is located at 609 N. Seventh St. and is pastored by Rev. Thomas E. Ford.



Focus on Artesia Fall 2013