Halloween safety tips

l Tripping and falling in the dark of Halloween night sends most children to the emergency room. Costumes that fit correctly and don’t have billowing skirts or sleeves and shoes that can be walked in comfortably are the best choice. l Make sure the costumes or props, such as swords, don’t have sharp ends that […]

She spells way to D.C.

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Christina Benitscheck survived a pentathlon, a howitzer and even a sayonara — but she never said goodbye. By spelling those words, and 30 others, correctly, she punched her ticket to Washington, D.C., as the winner of Saturday’s regional spelling bee, sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Christina, […]