Refugee adoption follows mower incident

Sharna Johnson Sure, I’ve killed before. One memory that stands out was stepping on my brother’s hamster when I was 5. I was chasing him while he was dragging the hamster in a gunny sack across the floor — best described in two words — Oops and yuck… And there was the bird who got […]

Everybody has a snake story

Glenda Price What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds […]

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

Gardening can be year-round hobby

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I am in the middle of the world’s longest ongoing project — cleaning and categorizing the garage. The workspace-clearing piece is important, as is the Christmas shelf area, not to mention the hanging of tools and storing of the toys. It is easy to get distracted from such an enjoyable […]

Neighbor’s advice gets mowed down

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist You’d think America’s scientists would have better things to do than conduct fruitless research into global warming and the expanding universe. Instead they should tackle problems vital to the nation’s welfare, such as when to stop mowing our lawns. A few years ago my attention became focused on cutting grass […]

Grass-cutting season back in full swing

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist A little bit of snow, a little bit of rain over the past few months and you get a green explosion in your yard here on the High Plains. High grass means it’s time to break out the lawn mower. This is the third season for the family grass cutter, […]

Huber tackles tough marriage issues

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Today’s discussion deals with the thorny problem of certain couples fighting to get married, while others are wanting to remain single but together. Is that clear? Well, leave it to the Irish to sum up the situation when they said, “Oh what knotty times are these — all civilized people […]

Police Blotter 10/24 – 2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a Clovis rent-to-own business about noon on Thursday after receiving a report that a Portales man had failed to return a riding lawn mower worth about $1,500. Acting on a tip that the mower might have been pawned, police […]