No bond stronger than man, boots

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every real cowboy I’ve ever known hated wearing what they call “hand-me-down” boots — the ones purchased in a western wear store “off the shelf.” My dad’s bootmaker lived in Tucumcari. Whenever Dad needed a new pair he called his bootmaker, and in a month or so they came in […]

Nearly free boots survive the years

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Let’s see, how long have I worn those boots of mine? Well, the first boots I bought at Joe’s Boot Shop was when he was in Muleshoe. Joe used to live out in the country southwest of town and made boots at his farm-ranch for customers that found out that […]

Jan. 5 Shopping with Tonya

Boots and skirts are a hot look this winter. But, you should wear your skirt hems long enough to cover meet your boots. Otherwise you create a broken line instead of a slenderizing vertical line.

Max

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Name: Max About: Max is ten pounds of ferociousness, that is if you count barking at a trash can and the vaccuum as being ferocious. He loves snuggling up to people, licking them and ripping the legs off of all of his stuffed animals. He doesn’t enjoy wearing clothes or his cowboy boots that I […]

Oct. 25, 1917

The Clovis Journal reported that Chicago won the World Series with a 4-2 victory over the New York Giants. … Dr. A.L. Dillon was among Curry County prohibition supporters organizing a statewide fight for prohibition. … The latest style of women’s boots could be purchased at Jackman’s for $10.

Barrel race fiasco real crowd-pleaser

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Curry County Fair gets under way Monday. Are you going? You get to see some pals you haven’t seen in a while. If you’re a newcomer you get to know your neighbors. Folks get ribbons for things like livestock raising and quilt making. Then there’s fair food that includes […]

Firefighters look to fill the boot

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Firefighter Robert Seno and his fellow firefighters are out today to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the department’s “Fill the Boot” campaign. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis firefighters will be on street corners throughout today raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Termed “Fill the Boot,” […]

Two-step too much for East Coast boy

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Lee Roy Parnell was in concert at the Clovis Civic Center for Dairy Fest two weeks ago. Lee Roy plays Texas boogie music and is one of my favorite guitarists. I had to go. Lee Roy and his band were jamming away when a young guy and his partner decided […]

May 31, 1942

Pop Jennings, a Curry County resident since 1907, was the first to announce his candidacy for sheriff. … Dollar Day values at Mandell’s department store included: two ties for $1, five pair of socks for $1, four bath towels for $1. … Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland were starring in “They Died With Their Boots […]

Crime expert: Prints match Baca’s boots

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Shirley Garcia of the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab holds up a shoe print impression card for the jury Tuesday during testimony in the Richard Baca trial. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Footprints found on the shallow grave of a Portales teen match the boots the defendant in […]

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 […]

Snake stories always worth sharing

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Columnist Now that hot weather is blasting the High Plains — as if hot weather isn’t usually blasting the Plains — it’s high time for one of the coolest creatures to come lurking from its hole. Welcome the season of the rattlesnake. Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of my leaving New […]

Boots make for kickin’ occasion

By Ryn Gargulinksi: CNJ staff writer Boots have always had a special place in my heart — and feet — ever since I was a kid. Mom may have even had my first pair bronzed and made into excruciatingly garish bookends before I learned to walk. When I did learn to walk, I started off […]