June 7 Engagements

Price-Plummer Jeff and Diane Queener of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacy Price of Texico, to Wade Plummer, of Floyd, son of Renee Haught and Bill Plummer of Arizona. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 20 at The Rose Garden on State Rd. 77. A reception will […]

Some like it hot

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Becky Queener, 22 of Clovis, sits in the sun during her shift a lifeguard at Potter Park Pool. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Freedom Newspapers With summer around the corner and temperatures climb toward triple digits, staying cool can be a challenge — even more so when it involves working outside. Here are profiles of six […]

Local building custom truck

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Jay Queener shows off a truck on Monday that he is building for a client in Roswell. Queener has worked on this truck for almost a year. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Forget the way the word is used to describe some modern engines, because what’s happening at Jay Queener’s garage […]

CASA helping at-risk clients one child at a time

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers It’s a special volunteer job, dealing with children with special problems. Officials say there is a need for more people to get involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) For Children program. The program serves children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Many times their parents are in […]

Winter chill grips area

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Clay Burch, the industrial pretreatment coordinator at the Clovis wastewater treatment plant, makes a routine check on the equipment Wednesday afternoon as he monitors the condition and the operation of the plant. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Area residents awoke Wednesday morning to single-digit temperatures and, and found their yards […]

Texico bus drivers gearing up for return to school

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Vicky Henry, Tammy Fraser and Dawn Whitehead check the fluids in a bus during bus driver training at Texico High school. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the Texico high school parking lot, To and From Bus Company owner Brent Queener directed the men and women who operate Texico’s buses. […]

Cemetery cleaning ‘long overdue’

Janet Bresenham TEXICO — For nearly six years, Darlene Curry has come often to the Texico Cemetery on the outskirts of town, finding comfort at the gravesides of her only daughter, Wendi Homer, 25, and her only granddaughter, 4-month-old Allie Homer, who died in a car accident on an icy road between Melrose and Fort […]