Absentee, early voting begins on bond issue

CNJ staff Absentee and early voting started Tuesday for a special $9.3 bond issue referendum on April 3, according to Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman. Ballots can be obtained at the clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is the only location to cast early and absentee ballots, Lyman said. Office hours are 8 a.m. until [...]

Officials say voting traffic steady

CNJ staff By mid-afternoon Tuesday, it had already been a busy day for election workers. Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman said her office phones have been ringing non-stop with voter questions and poll workers are reporting continuous traffic. “Every report we’re hearing is that it is very steady, so we may have a good [...]

Ticket feature: Curry County Fair getting into gear

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File photo File photo The 89th annual Curry County Fair begins Monday and features indoor concerts at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The 89th annual Curry County Fair kicks off Monday. The week-long fair features live entertainment, carnival rides, commercial exhibits, fun for children and livestock shows among others. Curry County Assistant [...]

Twelve-year-olds capable of crime

Connie Belcher needs to open her eyes (“Shooting woman acted irresponsibly” in last Sunday’s letters to the editor). So much in our world has gone crazy — 12-year-olds have beaten people to death and who knows the age of the others running with the 12-year-old when he knocked on this young lady’s door. I don’t [...]

Voters line up as registration deadline nears

CNJ Staff Curry County Director of Elections Connie Jo Lyman said the last minute rush to register, “Is wilder than I have ever seen it in 23 years.” Lyman said Monday there is little doubt people don’t want to miss their chance to vote in this election. “They seem to think (Monday’s) the last day [...]

Folks should make time for small things

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I ran into my comadre Connie Pacheco recently, and Connie, my daughter Laura’s godmother, told us to visit her. I planned to, but I kept putting it off. I finally went last Friday, only it was for her husband’s funeral. My daughter’s godfather, Robert Pacheco Sr., passed away after a [...]

Cook, J.N.

J.N. Cook Services: Have been held. J.N. Cook, 90, of Roswell, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Feb. 5, 1915, in Wellington, Texas, to Jesse and Ellen “Nell” Cook. He has resided in Roswell for 48 years and was a farmer in the Melrose [...]