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Assistant U.S. attorney leads Election Day efforts involving voting rights and fraud

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WASHINGTON – On Oct. 24, United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh will lead the efforts of the United States Attorney’s Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 8 general elections.


Pearce: Control deficit, spending

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Incumbent is N.M.’s sole congressional Republican

The late Ronald Reagan, U.S. president during the 1980s, once joked that the federal budget deficit was so big at one time that people should stop making jokes about it, saying, “Leave the federal deficit alone. It’s big enough to take care of itself.”

Steve Pearce, the Republican incumbent running for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, touched on the funny Reagan theme at a meet-and-greet gathering Oct. 24 at Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub & Grille. Pearce serves the U.S. House of Representatives.

“It’s a problem that can be blamed on both parties to some extent,” Pearce said about national debt. “The...

Jake Plummer headlines Gallup Rotary’s 2017 banquet

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Former National Football League star quarterback Jake Plummer is the scheduled speaker for the 27th annual Gallup Rotary Banquet at Red Rock Park in February, officials confirmed. The announcement was made Oct. 26 at the weekly Gallup Rotary Club meeting.

The event is one in which scholarship awards are given out to area high school students.

“[Plummer] will be the featured speaker at our Feb. 9, 2017 affair,” Sammy Chioda, a local restaurateur and Gallup Rotary member, said. “We’re excited to host Jake Plummer.”

Chioda noted that Gallup Rotary awarded more than $33,000 to some 18 high school recipients last year. He said Gallup Rotary is set to equal or better that feat...

Rotary Club Students of the Month

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Happy Healthy Sheep photo contest winners announced

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The New Mexico Livestock Board received 152 photo entries for its Happy Healthy Sheep photo contest. Photos were presented anonymously to judges who picked their top three. The first place winner receives a $100 gift card and a letter from the New Mexico  Woolgrowers Association.

It was a fun contest with lots of great entries. NMLB thanked all who participated.

The first place photo was a photo from Stevi Fox of Roswell.

Second place was a photo from Helen Chavez of Belen; and Chavez also took third place. The winning photos will be featured in the December issue of the New Mexico Stockman magazine.

Visit: nmlbonline.com

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