Back in the saddle

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cynthia Fiala of Albuquerque competes Saturday in the New Mexico Special Olympics Equestrian Games at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Fiala also participated in the Ireland International Special Olympics Equestrian Games in 2003. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cynthia Fiala rode her mustang, “Dusty,” through a barrel race […]

West Nile threat at peak during summer months

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The number of West Nile cases in New Mexico has dropped steadily since the mosquito-borne disease was discovered in the state in 2003. No cases have been reported yet this year, according to state health officials. However, summer is the prime time for West Nile, especially with this year’s unusually […]

No slacking off

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Jason Amon’s horse Cajun Moon rears up as it leaves the chute Thursday during the 37th annual Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Amon scored a 77 on his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two recent PRCA all-around world champs were in the calf roping competition […]

Student profile: Abby Garrett

By CNJ Staff Abby Garrett is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Skip and Ginger Garrett. Garrett has a 3.0 GPA. Extra-curricular activities: Basketball, FCA Hobbies: Welding, horses, playing pool and hanging out with friends. Future plans: Going to New Mexico State University to study agriculture. Note from student: Dream […]

Walker, George W.

George W. Walker, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born April 1, 1925, in Yuma, Ariz., to Marie and James Walker. He was the son of Scottish immigrants. He grew up in Coronado, Calif., where the family raised polo ponies and operated the stables at […]

Ira Pottard

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Ira Pottard Date of birth: Aug. 4, 1922 Dates of service: 1942 to 1949 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: China Burma India […]

Non-profit group seeking monetary aid

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Destini Morgan, 10, pets miniature horse Snoopy on Friday at the home of Lexie Myers north of Clovis. Morgan, who suffers from a seizure disorder, has been riding with Mini Blessings for three years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis-based non-profit organization which tries to help children with disabilities in […]

10/13 Student Profiles

Tasha Daale is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Eric and Tami Daale. What is your idea of a perfect day? A beautiful warm summer day with no wind. I would like to be outside all day just taking in God’s beautiful creation all around me. I would also like […]

Portales boy dies in riding accident

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ivan Bordayo died doing what made him happy. A horse ride Monday evening ended tragically for the 11-year-old when he died from injuries resulting from a horseback accident west of Portales. Family members didn’t like to relive the accident, but they said they couldn’t imagine him doing anything […]

County fair attracts competitors in categories such as livestock, fine art

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Penny Bryant will enter her “Carousel with Horses” in the Counted Cross-stitch category and “Garden Fairy” in the Adults Crafts category in the Curry County Fair, which starts Monday and runs through Aug. 20. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Thousands of tiny, colorful stitches combine to create the image of […]