Calf roping under way at Mounted Patrol Arena

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Richard Gray of Smyer, Texas, shows his calf-roping skills Friday afternoon in Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Gray is 70 and has been roping calves since was 8. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Dirty cowboy hats and dusty saddles […]

Roping event set for weekend

CNJ Staff Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Sunday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will […]

A sole man

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Sterlin Sasser demonstrates how to remove the sole of a boot at his shop in downtown Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Not all shoes can get a life extension, even in his hands. Grabbing a cowboy boot embellished with turquoise stitching, Sterlin Sasser refers to welt — the […]

Flying J Wranglers gallup into town

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Flying J Wranglers will ride into Clovis once again on Dec. 16 to perform a benefit concert at the Lyceum Theatre. For the second year in a row, the popular Western music group’s performance will benefit the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant, according to Joe Rhodes, owner of […]

Concern for boot camp victim belated

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist So now we know how Martin Lee Anderson died. We can forget the original autopsy report filed by Charles Siebert, a doctor so inept he wasn’t technically a doctor (he had allowed his license to lapse) when he issued the report. A doctor so inept he once described a person […]

McGuffin, L.W.

L.W. McGuffin, 90, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 7, 1915, in Paducah, Texas, to Amanda and C.C. McGuffin. He worked with his father in the family boot making business. He attended Eastern New Mexico Junior College and sang baritone in the school barber shop quartet. He […]

Joe’s Boot Shop dropping July 4 entertainment

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The owner of Joe’s Boot Shop said after 24 years the western wear store is hanging its hat on the entertainment side of its annual July Fourth festivities. Joe Rhodes said the Mabry Street business will continue with its tent and warehouse sale, but there will not be the […]

Tent show kicks off

Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Joe’s Boot Shop has redefined the meaning of customer appreciation over the years with its annual July 4th Great Tent Event. You don’t even have to be a customer to appreciate it. Store patrons can expect live music and free drinks as the Western apparel and supplies store on Mabry Drive […]

Keep track of old friends, classmates, mentors

By Tom De Francesca Have you visited Classmates.com recently? They’ve added much more than just the ability to locate past classmates from high school. Now one can locate former college buddies, military members, and former co-workers. This past week, while typing in the information on my former U.S. Coast Guard duty stations, I was presented […]

Drive will help dispatcher’s son

Reporter’s notebook At 4 years old, Jordan Perry, the son of Curry County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher Shannon Perry, has rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer. To recover, Jordan needs 43 weeks of chemotherapy at the University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque, Perry said this week. To help Jordan recover, friends have organized a “Jordan’s […]