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Editor's notebook


September 28, 2015

Way to go

Congratulations are in order for author Gary Mitchell, singer Halle Reid and Cadet Derik Todd Kuykendall, all from Clovis.

• Mitchell learned over the weekend his collection of Amos the Churchmouse columns is a finalist for honors in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for 2015.

Winners will be announced Nov. 20.

• Reid, a Texico High School student, is among three finalists in a contest to sing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo in December in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The winner is determined by popular vote at

• Kuykendall recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy, according to a military news release.

Kuykendall entered West Point on June 29 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT — one of the “most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy,” the release said.

He plans to graduate from West Point in 2019 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Serve the city

The city of Clovis is accepting applications for its Planning and Zoning Commission and its Civil Aviation Board.

P&Z meets at 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at City Hall.

The aviation board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Clovis Municipal Airport.

For details about what each entity does, call the city manager’s office: 575-769-7828.

— Editor’s Notebook is compiled by Editor David Stevens. Contact him at: [email protected] or find him on Facebook.


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