Letter to the editor: Handicap parking not for everyone

Handicap parking not for everyone I am concerned that people don’t seem to understand what handicap parking means. We recently traveled to Clovis from Muleshoe for some errands and shopping. I drive a one-ton van with a hydraulic patient lift. I have a sign on the door stating that 10 feet of access is needed […]

County responds to handicap needs at fairgrounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joe Wilson of Clovis said he refused to let his wheelchair stop him from attending the Curry County Fair with his grandchildren this year. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer This year, nothing will make Joe Wilson happier than to join a brigade of handicap residents with walkers, canes and […]

Exercise promotes handicap awareness

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Brenda Miller of Southwest Cheese, left, and Erinn Burch of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, make their way to the buffet line Wednesday at the Pizza Palace while participating in an event that raised awareness about life for people in wheelchairs By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Claire […]

Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Claims rep not handicapped by blindness

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Tom Martinez uses a Braille pad below his keyboard that transcribes the text on the screen and a computer that speaks to him to perform his work. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) by Ryan Lengerich There is a good bit of irony each morning when Claims Representative Tom Martinez arrives at the Social Security Administration office […]