Old-timers should be consulted

I recently came across the following in a U.S. government publication: “Realistically, livestock are the primary practical tools for altering vegetation on rangelands because of environmental concerns about herbicides and the high costs of treating vast acreages of rangeland.” The story described a “recent development” called “conservation grazing,” and said it had “resulted in a […]

Frank Moritz produced high-quality signs

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Some of you old-timers may recall those two dang good sign painters and the building that Richard Pettigrew used to have for his engineer office. But the old-timers I knew were Frank and Art Moritz and I and my buddy, George DeVoll, lived with his folks just zig zagged across […]

Melrose celebrates annual Old Timers Day

Freedom New Mexico What: Melrose’s annual Old Timers Day When: Friday evening and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Where: Activities will take place throughout the Village of Melrose, including the park, baseball fields, little league fields and an area north of the pool. Background: Organized by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, the celebration is […]

Melrose celebrates annual Old Timers Day

CNJ staff What: Melrose’s annual Old Timers Day When: Friday evening and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Where: Activities will take place throughout the Village of Melrose, including the park, baseball fields, little league fields and an area north of the pool. Background: Organized by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, the celebration is a […]

Oldtimers parade hits streets of Melrose

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The Clovis Capital Cowbells mounted group took part in Saturday’s Melrose Oldtimers Day parade. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Lillian Perkins cruised the Melrose Oldtimers’ Day parade route just ahead of the Melrose cheerleaders in her motorized wheelchair for a second straight year — this time dressed in a Raggedy Ann-style […]

Melrose Old-Timers’ Day schedule

Melrose’s Old Timers’ Day 2005 Centennial Kick-Off Friday • 1-3 p.m. — Enter quilts, Melrose, cafeteria building. Open to hand quilting and machine quilting. • 7:30 p.m. — Old Timers’ music fest , Melrose P.E. Complex Saturday • 7-9 a.m. — Pancake breakfast, Senior Citizens’ Center • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. — Registration, P.E. Complex, […]

Letters to the Editor 8/10

Beetles terrorizing New Mexico as well In regards to beetles, as reported in Monday’s Clovis News Journal: They are not confined to the Texas Panhandle.  I had to do a double-take when I spotted the photo of that pesky bug on the front page. They’re driving me crazy! They walk about 40 feet into my […]