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Former columnist wins awards


May 8, 2019

Former Eastern New Mexico News columnist Wendel Sloan has received multiple awards from the National Federation of Press Women and New Mexico Press Women for work published last year.

The News also won the High Point Sweepstakes Award from NMPW for organizations, due to individual awards captured by Sloan and columnist Patti Dobson.

Sloan, who retired from Eastern New Mexico University in 2018 and now lives in Mesquite, Texas, was honored for column writing, feature writing and his book, “Kill a Moose for Jesus,” a collection of columns published in The News.

Dobson was honored by NM Press Women for column writing.

Sloan’s national awards included a second place for his feature on ENMU sociologist Chelsea Starr and a third place for column writing.

In the state competition, he won first place for the Starr feature, for a feature on retired Clovis High School Band Director Norvil Howell, and for column writing.

In all, Sloan received 10 awards from NM Press Women in addition to the two national honors.


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