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City to hold observance honoring library victims

 

August 23, 2018

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Portraits of Krissie Carter, left, and Wanda Walters.

CLOVIS - A moment of silence will highlight a city of Clovis observance on Tuesday marking the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Clovis-Carver Public Library.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday on the library's south lawn. Mayor David Lansford will lead the observance, according to a city news release.

The news release issued Wednesday also detailed the disbursement of the approximately $60,000 donated by the community through the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce following the Aug. 28, 2017, shooting that left two dead and four others hospitalized.

Officials said $30,000 was provided to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico to assist those impacted by the shooting.

According to the news release and Assistant City Clerk Claire Burroughes, the remaining $30,000 has been or will be spent as follows:

• Costs for individual portraits of librarians Krissie Carter and Wanda Walters, who were killed in the shooting, to be on permanent display in the library. The portraits were created by local artist Shirley De Maio. They are on display at the library.

• Scholarships to the Clovis Community College Foundation - one in Carter's name and one in Walters' name - of $500 a year for six years.

• Donations to Clovis Christian, Clovis, Melrose, Grady and Texico high school libraries, with each school receiving $1,000.

• Scholarships to the Clovis-Carver Non-Profit Board, three in Carter's name and three in Walters' name, of $2,000 per year for six years.

Nathaniel Jouett, now 17, is being held on murder charges in connection with the shooting deaths. He faces life in prison if convicted.

 

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