Fort Sumner dispute comes before judge

By Mike Linn A district judge on Thursday advised lawyers for the De Baca County sheriff and the county commission to try to resolve issues related to an extended feud between the two outside of court. Ninth Judicial District Judge Teddy Hartley also overruled an ex-parte order signed by District Judge Joe Parker two weeks […]

June 23 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays, June 26-July 2 Jorgie Chavez, Delma Graves, Blake Cotton, John Hatcher, Manuel Jasso, David Graves, Carrie Hamilton, Chad Hatcher, Sean Belden, Harding Burris, Tom Dannelley, Scott Welch, Junior Jasso, Cherry Eckland and Matt Jenkins. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anthony and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bilberry. Trips June 28-July 17, Halee […]

June 2 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays June 5th-11th Baylee Paul Oder, Joel Crosthwait, John D. Anthony, Cheree Bilberry, Lela Jo Haladay, GE Peterson, Dan Howard, Ann Pettigrew, Tyler Boone, Teyhia Graves, Evelyn Rogers and Jayne Taylor. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. Don Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. Teo […]

May 12 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays May 15-21 Ronald Berry, Becky West, Kelby Widner, Twanya Craig, Roberta Burkstaller, Joe West, Russell Craig, Peggy Patterson, Cinco Boone, Cathy Daughtery and Eileen Husted. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hymes, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Nuckoles, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Fine, […]

DeBaca debacle: residents want sheriff out

By Darrell Todd Maurina Rex Pope once supported Sheriff Gary Graves and his election campaign. Now, the man who’s lived in De Baca County for 17 years said he has collected more than 300 signatures of people he says want Graves out of the office. “On the petition it says, ‘We, the registered voters of […]

May 5 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays May 8-14 Leslie May, Tommy Moore, Natalie Winders, Sara Anderson, Teo Graves, Teresa Howard, Lesa Manis, Kendra Dixon, and Kimberly Howard. Wedding Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Clint Hamilton. National Day of Prayer Thursday is National Day of Prayer. There will be a prayer service under the Pavilion on the square at […]

March 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays March 6 -12 Alisa Rice, Maria Chavez, Donald Graves, Kalyn Jasso, Shea Pettigrew, Debbie West, Jennifer Jorden, Thomas West, Lee Kirkpatrick, Cody West, Kay Wilson and Ashlee Thurman. Fifth Sunday The Methodist Church held their fifth Sunday luncheon and group singing last Sunday. Concert The group Desert Reign will hold a […]

Officials against Billy the Kid investigation

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Officials from the village of Fort Sumner issued a press release Tuesday criticizing an ongoing effort to exhume the bodies of Billy the Kid and his mother, Catherine Antrim. They characterized the action as a cheap stunt designed to further the personal interests of Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Sullivan, De Baca […]

Elida News, June 25

By Nita Thurman Birthdays June 28 to July 4: David Graves, Carrie Hamelton, Chad Hacher, Sean Belden, Harding Burris, Tom Dannelley, Scott Welch, Junior Jasso, Cherry Eckland, Matt Jenkins, Cindy Boone, Elois Creighton, Traci Nuckoles, Summer Shrock and Buddy Taylor. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bilberry, Mr. and Mrs. Emilano […]