Be prepared for roadside emergencies

By Gary Mitchell Best to be prepared for roadside emergencies Should you have a flat tire on a pitch-black country road in the middle of the night, there are some emergency “must-haves” you may want to consider stashing away in your car — just in case. According to Shell Oil Products officials in a press […]

Rider doesn’t let handicap slow him down

When people say they can’t ride a motorcycle, Don Smith points to himself as an example of someone who refuses to say “can’t.” “I’ve done it one-handed for 40 years,” said Smith, who at 50 has spent most of his life with a single arm. “People say you shouldn’t (ride), you’ll get hurt, and that’s […]

State awards program seeking nominees

The New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards is looking for a dozen residents to honor as role models. In its 33rd year, the state program recognizes volunteerism and public service and improvement of government by citizens and government employees. The program is particularly interested in nominations from outside the metro areas and from New Mexico’s […]

Family celebrates 50 years of celebrating

They keep coming back for more family fun. The Walter Baldock family has gathered on the fourth weekend in July each summer for the past 50 years to celebrate their family ties and renew relationships. This Friday through Sunday, the Baldocks will gather for their 50th annual reunion at Manzano Mountain State Park near Mountainair, […]

Veterans organization helps small town

Flags are important to veterans — especially at national holidays. So when the Wheatland Cemetery asked AMVETS Post No. 14 of Clovis to help replace the flags used to decorate veteran’s graves, the organization decided to help out by replacing every one of the miniature flags used at graves in the cemetery north of Grady. […]

We want you to maybe get a little wet

We need some volunteers. Wait! Come back. This will be fun. No meetings. No spending your own money. This won’t even keep you from your favorite TV show. You can fulfill the requirements during a commercial break. We need volunteer weather watchers. The hardest part of the job will involve walking outside when it’s raining. […]

Fair books ready, waiting for fair participants

For those 4-H and FFA members interested in exhibiting their projects in this year’s Curry County Fair, the 2003 Curry County Fair books are hot off the press. The books can be picked up at the Curry County Extension Office, 818 Main St. It’s not just for youngsters, though, said Glenda Belcher, extension home economist. […]

Shower organizers hope to help cover costs of triplets

Friends of Kyle and Liza Snider are organizing a special baby shower to provide diapers for the couple, who on May 30 became the parents of triplets. “Some of us friends just thought this would be a nice thing to do,” said Ellen Gant, one of the organizers. “We’ve gone to the mall stores and […]

Readers comment on movie, and a star

By David Stevens The newspaper receives a lot of anonymous letters. Usually, I read them and throw them away. We almost never publish unsigned letters. We even have a rule against publishing them. So what happens when an anonymous writer provides information that’s essential to our readers? I break the rule, of course. This letter, […]

Pet safety urged this holiday season

Fireworks help families celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July, but those same fireworks can create problems for family pets, a local animal lover says. Bonnie Cook, in a note to the Clovis News Journal, suggested families may want to take extra precautions about their pets when the booms and the flashes start up. […]