Freestyle bikers keep it wheel


Jon Dowker, 31, has been riding BMX bikes for 17 years, working on perfecting tricks like this one performed Tuesday at the Curry County Fair. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn They do flips and spins, cycle backwards on one tire and get excited with their audience, many of whom rarely get the […]

Hobby for the cure


By Eric Butler In the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, little wooden angels hang from the speakers. Back in the Sunday school rooms, children fit together pieces of wood into a hippopotamus or a camel marionette. Visitors to the church are often handed a small wooden cross with the word “Jesus” on it — miniatures […]