Special athletes take a ride

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Troy Hill gives emergency medical services personnel a thumbs up before competing in the Special Olympics on Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Some of them needed help guiding their horses around an obstacle course. But judging by the expressions on their faces, this weekend’s [...]

Junior rodeo’s economic impact strong in Clovis

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Success at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals was not limited to the performers. Clovis was a winner as well, City Manager Raymond Mondragon said on Sunday. “Parents and relatives of the participants spent their money here,” he said. “They shopped and ate at restaurants. I would call the [...]

Goals are far-reaching for youth group members

Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Sunday. By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT While the participants in “Reach For Tomorrow” may be thinking about short-term rewards, the organizers are hoping to veer the youngsters’ minds into longer-range goals. And, [...]