Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

A special Deputy

Edward Vawter has suffered through more in his 12 years of life than most deal with in a lifetime, but recently he got to see a long-held dream of his become reality.

Vawter is the grandson of Cities Service owner Ron Lende and the son of NRHS graduate Janessa Lende, and he's been leaving an impression as he's courageously battled a rare condition.

Vawter was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, an...