By David Stevens
The Staff of The News 

Pages past, May 25: Vandal causes injury to child


Last updated 5/24/2022 at 3:43pm

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1972: A “thoughtless vandal” had cost a Clovis child a painful and severe foot injury, according to a report by Clovis News-Journal Managing Editor Bill Southard.

“There’s a small ‘Whirl-A-Way’ ride – a sort of merry-go-round – south of the main entrance to Hillcrest Park,” Southard wrote, “and recently some knothead took a bar or tool and broke the brackets from the frame on which the horses were mounted. Because of this, a youngster caught a foot in the frame … The result was a badly lacerated and possibly broken foot.”

Ash Grandy, a city of Clovis spokesman, said the damage wasn’t known until the accident occurred and then it was repaired immediately. He said it was obvious someone had to use “considerable force” to break the welded and bolted brackets.

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