Endorsements have a time, place, person

Ned Cantwell A politician’s worst nightmare has to be waking up one morning to the “Today Show” to learn he has just been endorsed by Britney Spears. “I just think Western Clark would do a real good job when he gets to the round office, or whatever you call that thingee,” the gum-popping teen idol […]

Clovis man hid robbers, inspired ballad

Don McAlavy “Old Fred Pair was a ring-tail tooter, “A cane raiser, and an out-house shooter. “He stood outside his kitchen door “And plugged that privy with a forty-four.” The time was 12:30 on the afternoon of Sept. 5, 1945, and the place was the little town of Morton, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of […]

Keeping things in the family

By Eric Butler Royce Ford doesn’t mind wearing hand-me-downs. His father, five-time world champion Bruce Ford, won the spurs at the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association in Clovis five years ago. Now the younger Ford, who lives in Kersey, Colo., is looking for a set of his own when the 33rd annual Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo […]