Edwards, James

James Arthur Vernon Edwards, 26, of North Versailles, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, in North Versailles, Pa. He was born Jan. 6, 1979, in Clovis. He spent most of his childhood in Anchorage, Ala. He worked as an industrial maintenance worker in North Versailles. He was a member of the band, “In The Honor […]

Guardsman home for holidays

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Harold and Colleen Edwards will be together this Christmas. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Parra) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When Portales’ Harold Edwards left for Iraq on Jan. 2, he told his family he probably wouldn’t be back in time for Christmas. Things took a turn for the better as Edwards and the members […]

Edwards, Nathan

Nathan Edwards, 15, of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at home. He was born Oct. 26, 1989. He was born and raised in Amarillo and lived there all of his life. He was a sophomore at Randall High School. Family members said he loved to hunt, fish, play golf and ride motorcycles. He […]

Edwards, Donna

Donna Edwards Services:Have been held. Donna Edwards, 49, died August 6, 2005 in Waco, Texas. She was born Oct. 21, 1955 to Cecil “Glen” McDaniel and Juanita Hunt McDaniel in Midland, Texas, and was raised and educated there. Edwards had worked as a bookkeeper for Swartz & Brough, Inc. in Midland before moving to San […]

Portales soldiers cross paths while serving in Iraq

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Portales residents, left to right, Darren Hooker, Walter Carr, Brett Bedinger and James Montgomery pose for a photo while serving in Iraq. (Courtesy photo) By Marc Schoder: Freedom Newspapers Six men from Portales have more than 6,100 miles separating them from home. Though they are serving their country in Iraq, they now have reason to […]

Hobbs takes series from Cats

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Clovis first baseman Luke Gray stops a ground ball during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader at Bell Park. Clovis defeated Hobbs 7-5. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s visions of spoiling Hobbs’ postseason plans came up a couple of innings short Saturday at Bell Park. After playing […]

Leavelle, Zelda

Zelda Regina Edwards Patterson Leavelle, 87, died April 14, 2005, in Corvallis, Ore. Leavelle was born May 12, 1917, in Callahan, Texas, to J. Murry and Ima Edwards. When she was six months old, she moved with her parents and an older brother, Robert Clifton, to a homestead farm in Ruth. She attended school in […]

Grandstanding politicians focus on fickle matters

Freedom Newspapers Politicians, whether at the state or federal level, seldom pass up a chance to grandstand. So, just like their counterparts in Washington, D.C., made political hay by badgering baseball, Texas lawmakers seem intent on wasting time and effort on meaningless diversions outside the scope of their office instead of concentrating on the serious […]

Smith, Dorothy

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy I. Davis Smith, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Parmer County Area Hospital in Friona. She was born on Dec. 4, 1922, in Texico, to Fay L. and Alma Crume Davis. She grew up and went to school in Pleasant Hill. After graduation she moved to […]

Farwell sweeps Dora

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Dora junior Jennifer Bolin looks to pass as Farwell sophomore Dellani Jones tries to get a hand on the ball during the second half of their game Friday in Farwell. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the […]