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So long, Susie, and thank you

November 2, 2012 • Local News


Susie Russell is honored for her service as executive director of the Community Foundation of Chaves County at Pecos Valley Winery, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo

Members of the community gathered Thursday night at Pecos Flavors Winery to thank Susie Russell for more than nine years of service as executive director of the Community Foundation of Chaves County, which officially closed its offices Wednesday.

Alan Applegate, CFCC board president, said that trying to put in words what Russell has meant to Chaves County for the better part of a decade “would take a book.”

“I wouldn’t even know where to start, she has done so much,” Applegate said. “You know, you can’t take Susie anywhere because she knows everybody. She’s just an absolutely super person, and we’re all very sad that she couldn’t continue on.”

Also in attendance was Mayor Del Login to read more

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