Hawkins, William

William A. Hawkins Services: Have been held. Mr. William A. “Willie” Hawkins, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on July 29, 1920, in Ardmore, Okla., to Eula Pearl and George Washington Hawkins. He attended college in Portales. After about a year he went […]

Fryar, Leotta Sarah

Leotta Sarah Fryar Services: Have been held. Leotta Sarah Fryar, 91, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born on June 10, 1913, in Bellview, to Wallace and Ethel Hutchins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Fryar; a son, Oscar Fryar; a grandson, Bill Montgomery; her parents; four brothers; and […]

Ex-Wildcat playing through pain

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A former walk-on, Clovis’ Josh Kuchta has played his way through a painful back injury to become the starting shortstop at Eastern New Mexico University the last two seasons. ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh said Kuchta has been a steadying influence on the team. “Josh Kuchta is good people,” […]