Clovis murder investigation dramatized on radio

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian A crime solved in 1941 by Jack Hull, veteran Clovis newspaper reporter and editor, was dramatized at 8 p.m. MST on Nov. 2, 1941, on the national NBC radio program “The Big Story,” sponsored by the Pall Mall Cigarette Co. The story was called to the attention of the program […]

War doesn’t make limiting freedom OK

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist “The enemies of freedom will be defeated.” — President George W. Bush, 2005 “We have met the enemy and he is us.” — Pogo, 1971 The following happened in the United States of America on Feb. 9 of this year. The scene is the Little Falls branch of the Montgomery […]

Mildred L. Marks

Mrs. Mildred L. Marks, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1923, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ollie and Hiram Minick. She married Charles Briggs Marks on Feb. 14, 1944, in Treasure Island, Calif. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High […]

Reid, Norman F.

Norman Felix Reid, 90, of Marble Falls, Texas, died Oct. 30, 2005. He was born Dec. 24, 1914 in Throckmorton, Texas, to T.W. and Elizabeth (Cohron) Reid. He was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta A. Reid; a daughter-in-law Elsie Reid; a granddaughter Sybrina Kay Confer Fontenot; and great-grandson Shawn Dow. He is survived […]

Wiggins, Raymond

Raymond Franklin Wiggins, 65, of River Falls, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Clovis on Dec. 20, 1939, to Mattie Felly and Ocie Franklin Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wiggins of River Falls, Ala.; three daughters, Teresa Wiggins, Linda Robbins (and husband, John), all of […]

Jon Jonsson

Jon Jonsson Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Jon S. Jonsson, 71, of Portales died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born June 17, 1934, in Isafjordur, Iceland, to Thorey and Jon M. Jonsson. He married his first wife, Margret, in Iceland in 1957. She died in 1962. He […]

Moore, Byrna

Byrna Moore Services: 10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas. Byrna Dean Hicks Moore, 73, of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, in Waco. She was born on July 30, 1932, in Portales, to Myrtle Kelley and Lafayette Hicks. She graduated from Portales High School and attended Eastern New […]

Eggers, Linda

Linda Eggers Services: Have been held. Linda Kay Winkles Eggers, 53, of Great Falls, Mont., formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005. She was born on Sept. 25, 1951, in Clovis. She was a retired bartender. She was raised and educated in Clovis. Survivors include her partner, Bill Kubas of Great Falls, Mont.; two […]

Yankovich, Edna

Edna Yankovich Services: Have been held. Edna Louise Hublar Yankovich, 65, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born on Dec. 23, 1938, in New Albany, Ind., to Henry Ebbert and Elizabeth Hublar. She was a field representative for the U.S. Census Bureau. She was a member of Faith […]

Stark, Patsy

Patsy Stark Services: Have been held. Patsy Winona Stark, 68, Great Falls, Mont., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls. She was born on April 13, 1936, in Sardis, Okla., to Anna Lorraine and Charles Thomas Hamilton. When she was a baby, the family moved from Oklahoma […]

Airman gets life sentence

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Arindain: Received life sentence in killing of Orelup. The Associated Press WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A military judge on Monday sentenced a former sergeant from Cannon Air Force Base to life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing a former girlfriend who was the mother of his child. Staff Sgt. Jason Arindain was […]

Cannon airman guilty of killing

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Found guilty of unpremeditated murder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WICHITA FALLS, Texas — An airman from Cannon Air Force Base has been found guilty by a military judge of unpremeditated murder in the death of a Sheppard Air Force Base fuels investigator he apparently dated. Staff Sgt. Jason P. Arindain was found innocent on charges of […]

Woodruff, Dorothy

Dorothy Fay Woodruff Services: Have been held. Dorothy Fay Woodruff, 77, of Friona, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. She was born on Aug. 1, 1926, in Quitman, Texas, to Wallace Leonard and Elanor Wheeler Reid. She married Ernest Paul Woodruff on Oct. 18, 1943, in Quitman, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member […]

Engagements 12/7

Selman-Reed Jim and Janet Selman of Wichita Falls, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jamie Selman of Wichita Falls, to Jay Reed of Clovis, son of Bill and Pam Reed of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Wichita […]

Kuehn, Irene

Irene Kuehn Services: Have been held. Ms. Irene Luecke Kuehn, 94, of Wichita Falls, Texas, a homemaker, died Monday, May 26, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on May 30, 1908, in Wichita Falls, to Henry Christian and Emma Deffner Luecke. She married J. Carl Kuehn on Aug. 26, 1934, in Wichita Falls. She was […]

Banks, Helen

Helen Banks Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen Banks, 67, of Hobbs, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Covenant Health Systems in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 10, 1935, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Charles David Miles and Edna Berniece Gould. She was a licensed veterinary technician and a bookkeeper. She was a member […]

Cannon airman being held in connection with slaying

By Gary Mitchell A Cannon Air Force Base airman is being held in a Wichita Falls, Texas, jail in connection with the February death of a female airman, a Texas newspaper reported last week. Garry M. Little, commander of the Office of Special Investigations at Sheppard Air Force Base, said authorities detained the man Wednesday […]