Experts advise gardening caution

CMI photo: Tonjia Rolan Charles Guthals of Guthals Nursery in Clovis prepares a Cleveland pear tree for spring planting. Tonjia Rolan With spring just days away and temperatures hitting the mid-80s this week, area residents may be anxious to start greening up lawns and planting gardens. Local lawn and garden experts urged gardeners not to […]

Engagements —

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May-Guthals Daniel and Crystal May of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kaylamarie May of Clovis, to Ean Guthals of Clovis, son of Bryan and Deirdre Guthals of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on June 29, 2012, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will be […]

CCC board of trustees discuss terms for next president

CNJ staff During a closed session Wednesday, the Clovis Community College board of trustees discussed terms for the next president to replace retiring President John Neibling but made no decision on which direction to take in replacing him, according to board Chairman Charles Guthals. Neibling announced in February that he will be retiring in August […]

District 5 County Commission candidate profile: Charles Guthals

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Courtesty photo Charles Guthals is a District 5 County Commission candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 5 Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Charles H. Guthals Party affiliation: Republican Age: 71 […]

Guthals to run for county spot

CNJ staff A Clovis business owner said he plans to run in the county election. Charles Guthals, 71, said he will run for the District 5 County Commission seat. The seat is currently held by Tim Ashley, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits. Guthals said he believes his experience as a board […]

Nov. 19, 1922

Mayor Denhof announced at the Kiwanis Club that he planned to pass a resolution asking New Mexico’s senators and congressmen to render any assistance in securing free mail delivery for Clovis residents. … J.C. Clinton of Colorado Springs, Colo., representing the firm of J.C. Penney Co., was making plans to open a store in Clovis. […]

Nov. 18, 1982

Members of the Curry and Quay Landowners Association turned out to hear April Moore, national coordinator for the National Campaign to Stop MX (missiles), as she warned that eastern New Mexico could become a “nuclear sponge” for the rest of the country. … Wildcat football players Doug Hubby and Mike Minnis were named offensive players […]

July 12, 1945

City commissioners approved an ordinance levying a tax of 1 cent per gallon on all gasoline sold at retail stores in Clovis. … Dr. V. Scott Johnson, who had practiced medicine in Farwell for 15 years, opened an office at 419 Mitchell in Clovis. …Guthals Produce Co. at 200 E. 1st St., sold a variety […]

Guthals, Brumfield capture CCC seats

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Lois Thomas, left, holds ballots while Glinda Roberts inserts ballots into the reader at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Realtor and a business owner snagged seats on the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday in a narrow race that captured more than […]

CCC candidate profiles

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Position 1 Candidate: Gayla Brumfield Occupation: Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker and owner Experience: Brumfield has been a Clovis Community College Trustee since 2005. She helped establish the CCC Cultural Arts Committee and served on the CCC Foundation, a group that distributes scholarships and purchases art for the […]

CCC candidate forum Q&A

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The following is a summary of the Q&A portion of Tuesday’s forum. Questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity. Candidate answers were limited to one minute. The election is March 6. Early voting runs weekdays through March 2 and is held from 8 a.m. […]

Candidates compete for college board

Compiled by Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Let the race begin. Clovis Community College Board of Trustees candidates registered Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Vying for Position 1 are Dr. Ken Merritt, Gayla Brumfield and Warren David Woodward, and Position 4, Charles Guthals and Raymond Mondragon. The election will be March 6. The candidates […]

Zia honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Zachary Burrell, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Daisa Hastings, Luke Hisel, Cheyenne Kent, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Coleton Parks, Alleigh Perry, Justin Rucker, Breanna Smith, Caylie Smith, Aarica Winn A/B: Halle Brown, Leslie […]

Brewer, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Ann Riley Brewer, 66, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2006, at her home. She was born March 13, 1939, in Clovis, to Leo Riley and Alice Riley Yourell. She married Bill Brewer on Aug. 4, 1956, in Clovis. She began a career at the Foxy Drive-In restaurant as a car-hop and later […]

2/4 Zia honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Halle Brown, Zachary Burrell, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Bronwyn Guthals, Jaylen Harris, Daisa Hastings, Emery Herbert, Antonio Hicks, Luke Hisel, Bailey Kinley, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Rylie Lee, Derek Nunez, Coleton Parks, Levi Reid, Christopher Romero, Justin Rucker, Breanna Smith, Danni Williams and Aarica […]

Honor Roll: Zia Elementary School

CNJ Staff Zia Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Halle Brown, Zachary Burrell, Leslie Chambers, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Antonio Hicks, Luke Hisel, Emery Herbert, Cheyenne Kent, Bailey Kinley, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Rylie Lee, Derek Nunez, Coleton Parks, Alleigh Perry, Levi Reid, Christopher Romero, Justin Rucker, […]

Ski fans anxious for start of season

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Day after day after day of postcard-blue skies makes many an eastern New Mexico resident cheery. But, these days, some citizens are growing more anxious by the minute. That would be the local fans of skiing. Though the nearest slopes are at least three hours away, Clovis powder adherents know […]

Smith, Dorothea

Dorothea Smith Services: Have been held. Dorothea “Dorothy” Smith, 85, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 19, 1919, in St. Peter, Minn., to Frank and Alta Schadt Dutton. She graduated from nurses training in 1940 and married Clarence Smith on Feb. 12, 1941, in St. […]

Farmer’s Almanac never gets old

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Ed and Yvonne McPeak of Farwell have had a garden 11 of the 13 years they have lived at their home in Farwell, using the Old Farmer’s Almanac all but one year to plant crops. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ STAFF WRITER Many farmers swear by it. Local stores can’t seem […]

Xeriscape offers water-friendly option

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The White Dagger tree only flowers once in its lifetime of 10 to 20 years. It is also known as the century plant. Tequila is made from a close relative in Mexico, according to one Web site. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Just because one lives in New Mexico does […]