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May 10, 2018

On this date ...

1978: The Altrusa Club of Clovis, under the leadership of President Nancy Taylor, was gearing up for its ninth annual Mother's Day Smorgasbord.

The three-hour event was held in the Clovis High School cafeteria, and served as both a fundraiser and service project for the club.

"The Altrusans give their Mother's Day weekend to this project in hopes that the effort will add to the joy of Mother's Day for the ladies of the community," the Clovis News-Journal reported, "and at the same time provide a means for the club's projects for the coming year."

Tickets were $3 for adults and $2 for children, and the smorgasbord included fried chicken, roast beef, and fruit tarts.

1973: Arvel W. Branscum, Ben K. Luck, and Carroll K. Wilson received President's Faculty Awards from Eastern New Mexico University at the close of the spring semester.

Branscum, who was retiring, joined the faculty in 1940 and had most recently served as chairman of the department of business administration and an associate professor in business administration. He was honored for his "loyalty and service in the best interest of the university, and for his effective counseling and advice as well as continual interest in the students," according to the ENMU press release.

Luck, who had been at Eastern since 1964, was chair of the psychology department and an associate professor of psychology. He received recognition for his "effective teaching and counseling, the development of the psychology internship programs, and the development of psychology department faculty."

Wilson, an associate professor of mathematics and chair of the math department, joined the staff at ENMU in 1946. His award was given for "leadership in civic and religious activities and in mathematics education, as well as dedicated teaching and student counseling," the release noted.

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