Time for leaders to get serious about jail issues

Freedom New Mexico We’re not sure what’s more frustrating of these three problems: • Curry County Manager Lance Pyle’s inability to find a qualified jail administrator the last 2 1/2 years. • Sheriff Matt Murray’s political temper tantrum last week that leaves the jail without an administrator as of Tuesday morning. • Or the county […]

Shoutouts

Bella Vista pinewood derby On May 13 at 1 p.m., the Arts Academy at Bella Vista hosted the first annual pinebox derby car race. Nine students built one of a kind cars and competed against one another to identify the fastest car at Bella Vista. Each student spent two months creating, painting and decorating their […]

Office store originally printing plant

By Don McAlavy: FNM columnist L ester Wallace Oswald started work at the Clovis Printing Plant at 313 Main in 1932. (I worked for Wallace Oswald at the print shop from around 1947 for 40 or more years.) Oswald was born Oct. 18, 1902, in Delaware, Ohio. Mildred Ufferman was born in the same city […]

Tips to choose happiness after divorce featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on using a Bias Tape Maker machine, developing a sewing-related business and choosing happiness after divorce will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Michele Muska is with Simplicity Creative Group, and she’s going to show how to make bias strips using […]

Song leads to cravings for steak

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Ever get a song stuck in your head with no hope of shaking it? Lately for me it’s been the Zac Brown Band’s song “Chicken Fried.” You can’t miss the tune if you listen to a country music station longer than 15 minutes these days. “You know I like my […]

Our people: Family matters

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Officer Harold Edwards grew up in Fort Sumner and said he enjoys that small town feel of Portales. Bio • Name: Harold Edwards • Birthday: March 12, 1969 • Hometown: Fort Sumner • Profession: New Mexico State Police patrolman • Family: Wife Colleen of 18 years, Jesse, 23, Heidi, 18, […]

Officials pleased with early voting participation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There’s not an exceptionally large turnout, but officials are pleased with the participation they’ve seen leading up to Tuesday’s primary. “It doesn’t seem to me like it’s that drastically off for a gubernatorial primary,” Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said. “There are significant numbers, I’m not disappointed.” Saturday […]

County manager says he hopes to name jail administrator by middle of week

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County Manager Lance Pyle said he hopes to name a detention administrator by the middle of this week, to be selected from three finalists. The candidates — the current interim jail administrator, a retired warden and a penitentiary program coordinator — have completed interviews with a panel that included […]

About 1,800 bikers so far attend Eagle View Rally

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nicole Pitcock, left, and Raymond Pepin participate in a motorcycle game called “Don’t Get Me Wet” Saturday during the four-day long Eagle View Rally. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A motorcycle village popped up northeast of Clovis at the Eagle View Rally, and it’s open through Memorial Day. Organizer […]

Police blotter — May 30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon May 13 an officer responded to the 500 block of Thornton Street for a report of battery. A man told dispatch he had followed a man who had hit him. Officers met with the 20-year-old, who said he was driving […]