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 […]

Thieves nab flowers, stuffed bears from shop

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Courtesy Photo The entrance door to Katie’s Flowerland was smashed to gain entry. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Rose Riley was surprised when burglars struck her shop Thursday night and took only flowers and teddy bears. “They left a glass trail where they shopped,” Riley said Friday morning. “They knew the difference between the […]

Clovis gross receipts rose in 2008

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Drug store owner helped develop Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist George H. Sasser, a native of Alabama, came to New Mexico in 1915 and joined the staff of the drugstores at Artesia, Carlsbad, Hagerman, and Roswell. He came to Clovis in 1922 where he organized the Fox Drug Companies, probably the largest drugstore in the State of New Mexico. Sasser […]

Body slamming not work-appropriate

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I had to attend a Gender Sensitivity Training seminar many moons ago. I was working someplace when a female employee alleged a male co-worker had made unwanted advances on her personage and she sued. The business owner wanted to make sure his management team knew about sexual harassment. We were […]

Civil warrior’s fight for truth made big impact

By Freedom Newspapers It is rare when great intellectual and policy achievements are combined with great personal decency, warmth, charm and unfailing consideration toward others. Milton Friedman, who died last week at age 94, combined all those characteristics and more. He was a great friend of freedom, an untiring champion of liberty, and he will […]

Subject of ENMU play no laughing matter

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Adoption is “the right child finding the right family.” These are the words of Janeice Scarbrough, playwright and ENMU drama instructor, concerning one of the themes of her recently presented play, “Mia, Emma and Rose.” The play itself will be performed once again on the ENMU stage in October. So […]

Rose, Alice

Alice Myrl Rose, 94, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Retirement Ranch. She was born Jan. 21, 1912, on the family ranch near Snyder, Texas, to Homer and Lora Hutcherson Miller. She spent her early childhood in Post, Texas. After her father’s death in 1919, the family moved to Crossroads, where her mother […]

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]

Governor puts state first

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist Here we are just a couple of weeks into the new year and I am tired of it already. Oh, not the year; 2006 looks promising. As George Bush would say, bring it on! No, what I am tired of is the Pasadena conspiracy that snubs its nose at the […]