Local speller ready for break

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Lucas Donaldson says he is all spelled out. The Zia Elementary student traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, Lucas Donaldson was eliminated in the second round by the word “ronquil.” Donaldson called the event nerve-racking and said he calmed himself during the […]

Local speller eyes spot on TV

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lucas Donaldson is traveling more than 1,500 miles to spell words most people can’t pronounce. The Zia Elementary student, who begins sixth grade in the fall, will compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning today in Washington, D.C. Donaldson said he would be studying late Tuesday in […]

McWilliams, Joe

Joe McWilliams Services:Have been held. Joe Lester McWilliams, 93, of Farwell, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, in Farwell. He was born on June 29, 1911. in Hope, Ark., to Elmer and Blanche McWilliams. The family moved to Hall County, Texas, in 1924 and to Las Cruces in 1931. He moved near Lariat, Texas, in 1935. […]