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Commission hears from Horse Council

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By ROB LARSON
Daily Press Staff Writer
To kick off Tuesday morning’s Eddy County Commission meeting, Artesia Horse Council President Trampas Spence spoke with the commissioners and County Manager Allen Sartin about what the Horse Council has done in the past year and what it’s planning to do in the future.
As Spence said, the Horse Council has held events like cancer research fundraisers sponsored by the Artesia High School cheerleaders and dances near the concession area for the high school and junior high school. The council also hosted a great deal of rodeos year round. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
Three junior rodeo clubs, the Eddy County Junior Rodeo Association, Smoking Spurs Rodeo and West of the Pecos held six junior rodeos in Artesia. And at last year’s high school rodeo, nearly 140 high school athletes from all across New Mexico competed against one another.
Additionally during the high school rodeo, members of the high school rodeo team put on an exhibition rodeo for all the fourth-graders in the Artesia Public Schools system.

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