Club notes — July 18

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met July 8 at Muffley’s Backdoor with Coral Whitaker reading The Gardner’s Prayer. President Helen Martinez presided after welcoming guest, Sharon Sipler. The 2010 Fair Books were distributed and various aspects of the upcoming Flower Show were discussed. It was generally agreed there is need for more information for […]

Gabriel’s Garden partnering with Matt 25

l4nh17-l4nh07gabrielsgardbrunsen.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Volunteer Lori Brunsen picks peas Thursday at Gabriel’s Garden near Cannon Air Force Base. Brunsen and project organizer Lori Yanez said they need more volunteers to keep the community garden going. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gabriel’s Garden is growing partners in the community on its way toward offering […]

Cannon airmen step in to help save garden

l0y1q6-416cannontotherescue.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Airmen from the 27th Logistic Readiness Squadron provide help Thursday preparing a field for planting as part of the Gabriel’s Garden project on U.S. 60/84 near the Cannon Air Force Base. Lori Yanez, of Clovis, said that the field was flooded by rain and the equipment she needed to work […]

Finally enjoying fruits of my labor

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new […]

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 […]

June 7 Honors

Brittni D. Jimenez of Clovis and Robert Waters III of Clovis recently graduated from Garden City Community College

Organizers: More vendors at this year’s Home and Garden show

kgmqw7-315hgshow.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castilllo Home and Garden show organizers said the weekend event had more than 80 vendors and attracted more than 3,000 people to the Clovis Civic Center. CNJ staff The Home and Garden show at Clovis Civic Center attracted more than 3,000 people during the weekend, organizers for the Homebuilders Association of […]

Military feature: Local woman oversees military tribute installation

k94isz-1022bluestarmemorial.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Garden Club Member Bess Kline, left, and the New Mexico visitor information center supervisor Janice Hamilton, right, joined forces to place a Blue Star Memorial marker at the visitor information center on U.S. 60/84. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bess Kline said she has been working about […]

God can help us to bear our best fruits

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I passed a huge garden near Texico the other day, and it brought back memories of my garden planting experiences. I estimated that the garden was about an acre and the owner had it so manicured and neat that it could appear on the cover of any national magazine. I […]

June 22, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club attended its annual pilgrimage on June 10 by visiting the grounds belonging to Nick and Nancy Fischer. The Fischers moved to Curry County seven years ago from Colorado and have done extensive landscaping on their four-acre property. There are more than hundred trees of various types on the […]

May 25, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met May 13 at a club member’s home. Hostesses were Jayne Rybolt and B.J. Goodwin. A program on petal potpourri was given. Jackie Wuest called the meeting to order and led a discussion of business. Ruth Burns gave a report on the city cleanup drive, which the club […]

April 13, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met April 8 at the Senior Citizens Center with Bess Kline and Jayne Rybolt as hostesses. President Barbara Voges called the meeting to order and Karen Allen read the minutes. The Gardener’s prayer was read by Jackie Wuest. Guests introduced were Sheryl Corder, Norma Patterson, Cleo Duran and […]

Time to start getting yards, garden ready for spring planting

jyh35m-329gardeningguthal.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lavonn Guthals of Clovis prunes her rose bushes Thursday afternoon in her backyard. Guthals said that gardening is a hobby she has enjoyed for years. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Local gardeners recommend folks wait until after April 15 to start their spring planting. However, it’s not too early […]

Fall festivals make for great memories

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I must have been 9 or 10 years old, for I recall it very clearly. We loaded my cousins, my brother and myself into my uncle’s brown station wagon, kids in the back, riding in ways that would warrant a traffic ticket nowadays. We headed out on the farm lane, […]

Sept. 21, 1941

L.J. Stone and Paul Sellers of Clovis escaped uninjured when a Santa Fe train derailed 100 miles west of Clovis. … The Hotel Clovis coffee shop had 60-cent Sunday dinner specials. … Mrs. E.L. Siemantel, Mrs. Guy Bryan and Mrs. Sam Morgan were announced as Clovis’ best gardeners in the Garden Beautiful contest sponsored by […]

Garden full of home-grown goodness

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “How’s your garden?” This is a question I get from time to time from folks I know around town. We have a pretty good li’l’ ol’ garden, a verdant oasis on the High Plains. I’d like people to think that I planned it all, worked the soil with my bare […]

May 20, 1943

The Clovis junior high school gymnasium was scheduled to host graduation ceremonies at 8 p.m. with 132 candidates for diplomas. Students Rodney Calvin and Lyllie Pearl Alexander coordinated the program, which did not include a primary speaker. … Clovis Food Market at 10th and Main streets was encouraging customers to “get the most out of […]

Home, garden show staged

CNJ staff The Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. More than 70 vendors featuring lawn equipment, landscapers, home furnishings and construction companies will be present at the two-day event, according to Chairman Todd Farrell. […]

This stuff seems to be everywhere

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist I don’t want to be indelicate (a word that guarantees an audience as surely as “viewer discretion advised”), but I’m increasingly miffed by the proliferation of lawyer droppings. You can’t drink a cup of coffee, buy a garden hose, wheel barrow, or power tool, install a computer program, take a […]

Day Trip: Brighten holidays with trip to River of Lights, Luminaria Tour

1165634286-luminariasweb.jpg

Thousands of illuminated luminarias, hand-filled sandbags with lighted candles, will line the streets of Albuquerque during the annual Luminaria Tour on Dec. 24. (Courtesy photo) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers For a dose of well-lit Christmas spirit, take a drive to Albuquerque for the city’s annual River of Lights or Luminaria Tour. Get tickets for […]