Last week the Moriarty Historical Society and Museum were presented with two framed prints and all-occasion greeting cards from original oil paintings of Moriarty’s first Mayor, Lawrence Groff and First Lady Lorene Groff. The oils were painted by Sonja Britton to honor Jo Ann Del Curto, daughter of the Groffs and Britton’s lifelong friend. Courtesy photo.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.