Pioneer Days parade must see for some

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Amanda left, and Kaden Myers watch the 35th annual Pioneer Day Parade from atop a truck Saturday on Main Street. “I liked everything, but especially the miniature cars,” said Amanda Myers of her first Pioneer Days parade. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Jo Moss of Texico sat with her family […]

Youth groups protest tobacco ads

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A woman on horseback whipped around the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena on Friday night, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. flag she held flapping almost regally in the wind. As a sponsor of the Pioneer Days Rodeo, the company is entitled to the display, said Dewey Pierce, captain of […]

Car destruction, high-flying bikes highlight fair

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A personal liability release for one of the Curry County Fair’s more popular events speaks for itself. “…The participation in a demolition derby, either as a driver or crew member, exposes the (participant) to a substantial and serious risk of property damage, personal injury or death.” The demolition derby […]

Dorough, Gerald

Gerald Dorough Services: Have been held. Mr. Gerald Franklin Dorough, 87, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 9, 1916, in Mountain, Ark., to James and May Dorough. He was married for 66 years to Bertha Dorough. He worked 41 years at Southwestern Public Service, […]

Pioneer Days draws top performers

By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent If there isn’t someone who once won a world championship, or at least challenged for one, coming out of the chute during the 34th annual Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo over the next three nights, just look over to the cowboys lining the fence waiting their turn. Because there’s bound to […]

Rodeo highlights Pioneer Days

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Jubal Pierce, left, of Melrose and Matthew Glenn, of Clovis, paint numbers on the steps of the seating boxes Saturday afternoon at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Balloons, pageants and a parade will accompany the usual sights and sounds at three nights of rodeo […]

New Mexico mountie retires

Reporter’s Notebook Wayne “Dick” Higgs, 79, recently retired from the New Mexico Mounted Patrol after 30 years of volunteer service. He began volunteering for the Mounted Patrol in 1975 while employed by the State Highway Department. In the 1940s, the Mounted Patrol rode horses, but by the time Higgs began volunteering, he rode with the […]

Westbrook, Lynn

Lynn Westbrook Services: Have been held. Mr. Lynn Westbrook, 83, of Clovis, a businessman and trucker, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 19, 1920, in Melrose. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Jesteen Robbs on July 4, 1941, […]

Mounted Patrol’s origins more than ceremonial

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David Downey of Clovis, a member of the Mounted Patrol Unit, drives steers on Wednesday before the start of the 2003 Steer Roping Classic at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Darrell Todd Maurina Today’s Curry County Mounted Patrol is best known for sponsoring the Clovis Pioneer Days Rodeo and participating in various parades […]