Request for a ‘positive story’

Clovis’ Blake Prather has a story idea:

“Considering the amount of bashing that Clovis is taking from the Florida Air Force personnel (online comments), you should do a story on why a lot of military retirees move back here to retire and what’s their motivation to stay once retired,” he wrote in an e-mail.

“The younger members of the military seem to be disgruntled with Clovis and it would nice to see a positive story that gives interviews from retirees (about) why they have moved back or stayed in Clovis.”

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Remember the first time you voted?

Gerald Majewski does.

“Now you are aging me some, as the first couple of times I voted it was by absentee ballot,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I believe they didn’t count them then because the mail service was slower than molasses. … I couldn’t get back to the states to vote … as I was stationed overseas.”

Here’s what Raymond Atchley remembers about his first time to vote:

“The first election I voted in was for Ronald Reagan in his run against Jimmy Carter,” he wrote in an e-mail. “In hindsight I was wrong in my reason why — I blamed the rescue in Iran debacle on Mr. Carter alone.

“I would still vote for Reagan, but today I have a greater respect for Carter the man.”

Here’s what Frank Dalton remembers about his first time to vote:

“I don’t remember what was on the ballot, but I think it was more local issues,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I was awed that my name was listed on the voters roll.

“I know it didn’t take long to make my selections, and pull the lever to record my voice. Then I listened to the radio til late in the evening to see if the different issues went my way.”

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