Day Trip: Living museum only short drive away

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The Amarillo Botanical Gardens features indoor and outdoor exhibits. A grand opening will be held Oct. 7 for the conservatory. Courtesy photo By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The Amarillo Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the sights and smells of a variety of plants and foliage. “A botanical garden is a museum […]

Zoo offering free compost

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Culled from animal pens and mixed with hay and dirt, the compost makes for excellent fertilizer, according to zoo officials. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is a sort of secret garden. Through the winding paths of the Hillcrest Zoo lie four heaping piles of animal excrement. Culled from animal […]

5/14 Organizations

Encanto Garden Club The May meeting of the Encanto Garden Club was held at the home of Thelma Curtiss with Jaynn Rybolt and Bess Cline as co-hostesses. President Betty Durham called the meeting to order, and Karen Allen read the minutes. Jane Rybolt gave the treasurer’s report and stated that dues will be due next […]

2006 Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff What: Home and Garden Show Where: Clovis Civic Center When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Five things to do at the 2006 Home and Garden Show: • Have your blood tested for diabetes by local health professionals • Talk with builders about constructing your dream […]

Civic Center hosting Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff A 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. According to Chairman Todd Farrell, 70 vendors will display products in a show-and-tell setting. Attendees can register to win door prizes or sit and relax […]

Nelson, George W.

George W. Nelson, 78, of Portales died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 at his daughter’s home in Glendale, Ariz. He was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Erwin, Tenn., to Joseph Henry and Jenovne McCurry Nelson. He married Nettie Erickson on Dec. 9, 1966, in Reno, Nev. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1966 and owned […]

Mouse takes down house

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Luciano Mares uses a garden hose to help the Fort Sumner Fire Department extinguish a fire Saturday at his house at 1137 Grove Street. Mares said he inadvertently started the fire when he tried to burn a mouse. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Dry conditions throughout the region have resulted […]

Victims Memorial Garden dedicated in Roosevelt County

Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers It was planned as a peaceful place for victims to gather during the multiple stages of a criminal trial and a memorial to victims of crime. The Victims Memorial Garden was dedicated Friday on the grounds of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. On hand for the ceremony were victim’s families as well […]

Community garden offers therapy for mentally ill

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Diane Watts, a nurse for Mental Health Resources INC, views the productive garden that has been cultivated by patients. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The garden is called many names — “community garden,” “therapeutic garden” and “living garden” — and it serves as many purposes as it has names. The […]

Zucchini plants: Gift that keeps on giving

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist One of the neatest things about coming home to Clovis after our summer vacation was how the garden exploded into a lush green paradise. When we left town, all the little guys (corn, beans, yellow squash, zucchini, pumpkins, watermelons) were just sprouting. We came home to 3-foot tall corn stalks, […]

There’ll be hail to pay

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer H aving your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets, and torn rows of corn. Nor is it like suffering the death of a cat, the loss of […]

Community support sought for Farwell garden

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Jeanette Carey wears her “grandma hat” as she weeds the community garden by Mill and Elevator Supply on Avenue A in Farwell. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — There’s only one thing wrong with the community garden his parents started, according to Stephen Carey. It’s lacking the community part […]

New Mexico allows for development of novice green thumb

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The only garden I ever grew in New York was the mold that sprouted in the back of the fridge on the vegetable lasagna. Either that, or the green stuff that budded between shower tiles on Avenue C. Out here in New Mexico, with the wide-open sky, the wide-open […]

Residents clean cemetery for Memorial Day

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David Sena, left, and Jim Apodaca work on cleaning up Apodaca’s grandfather’s grave Sunday morning at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis. The neighbors also worked on fixing up other graves for Memorial Day. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Memorial Day is not just another day for Tommy E. Sena […]

Family Dollar store opens in Farwell

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Folks in Farwell have another shopping choice for household items. The Family Dollar store opened Thursday at 501 Ave. A to join the Family Dollar family of 5,700 shops nationwide, according to store manager David Mendoza. Family Dollar specializes in a wide array of merchandise for the household and […]

Fundraising program designed for women

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Women will find plenty of activities Saturday during Women’s Day Out at the College of Business on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. There will be more than 60 seminars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the categories of home garden, family, health, hobbies, beauty, exercise, personal and professional growth. […]

City landmark in need of major repair, but cost prohibitive

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An angel statue stands in front of a collapsed stone wall at the Sunken Gardens in Hillcrest Park. The 20-foot long wall has been in disrepair for about two years. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots […]

Garcia, Christopher

Christopher Garcia Services: Have been held. Christopher “Chris” Garcia, 36, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 12, 1968, in Clovis. His father was Sotero Garcia; his mother was Dolores Tapia. He married Sandra Garcia on July 15, 2000, in Clovis. He was a wood […]

Fajardo, George

George Fajardo Services: Have been held. George F. Fajardo, 65, of Brea, Calif., died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Brea Community Hospital. He was born on Feb. 10, 1939, in Puerto de Luna. Family members said he worked as a plant manager for a packing house. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Fajardo, of Brea, […]

Experts say fall best time for planting

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer If you want a spring garden blooming with flowers and green lawn grass now is the time to get digging, experts say. It may seem like it is too early to be thinking about a spring garden, but experts say the fall is the best time to plant. “I […]