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 […]

Berry, Fayola

Fayola Berry Services: Have been held. Fayola I. Berry, 59, of Garden City, Kan., died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Via Christi regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, in Wichita, Kan. Fayola I. Berry, 59, of Garden City, Kan., died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Via Christi regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, in Wichita, Kan. She […]

Showers, Harry

Harry Showers Services: Have been held. Harry Showers, 61, of Clovis, a fork lift operator, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 4, 1943, in Detroit. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and watching race cars. He attended Calvary Tabernacle Church in Clovis. He was […]

Hummers have happy home

By Michelle Seeber Gardener delights in turning Clovis yard into a colorful paradise. Hummingbirds love Betty Dunlap’s yard. They swarm to her gardens of hibiscus flowers and honeysuckle plants. “I put out about 20 hummingbird feeders a year,” Dunlap said. Dunlap, 69, is one of 15 members that make up the Encanto Garden Club in […]

Organizations 3/21

Encanto Garden Club Curt and Lisa Jaynes from Garden Source Nursery and Landscaping gave a program on Gardening, Garden Supplies, Gifts, Bedding Plants and General Landscape, when the Encanto Garden Club met on March 9 in the home of Betty Dunlap. President Betty Dunlap presided over the business meeting and a financial report was heard. […]

Garden benefits the soul

By Clyde Davis Some of the ways we celebrate life are so natural we don’t even think about them. No fancy tools, no expensive ingredients, no high-tech equipment. Take the garden that you intend to reconstruct this spring (Well, OK, that I intend to reconstruct). It combines art form, outdoor exercise, and a commitment to […]

Finding treasure is super heroes’ work

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was a big matinee kahuna. His Hollywood adventures led every red-blooded American boy to believe that anyone could grow up to be a super hero. And if he didn’t grow up, he could be a president. There was one […]

Hungate, Martha

Martha “Ileen” Purselley Hungate, 83, of Westminster, Calif., formerly of Clovis, a homemaker, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at Orange Grove Rehabilitation Hospital in Garden Grove, Calif. She was born on Sept. 10, 1920, in Texico, to Joe and Ann Purselley. She was a 1939 graduate of Clovis High School. She was a member of […]

Youth ranch grows with its giving

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Corey McKenna (left), 17, and Jessica Andry, 18, both residents at the Pippin Youth Ranch, pick yellow squash on Tuesday at the ranch north of Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez Get your free veggies! Yellow squash, okra, cucumbers, watermelons and cantaloupes are ready for the pickin.’ Best of all, they are also […]

Patriotism growing with house

By Clyde Davis The house is the one the left on the way to Lubbock. I cannot remember if it is east of Sudan, or just west of the small Texas town, but it’s somewhere in that stretch after Muleshoe and before Littlefield. I never noticed it before the Sept. 11, 2001, events, but since […]

Fourth annual Pond and Garden Tour set for Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez Picture this: A scenic array of stacked stones, the gurgling sound of rushing water, comfortable benches under shaded trees, birds and turtles dropping in, lush plants and fish. Now picture this in your backyard. According to Mike Hamilton, president of the Clovis Pond & Garden Club, home ponds began to get popular […]

Beer-can tossers will not be tolerated

By Bob Huber Hey, you fun-loving, glassy-eyed, patriotic young squirts who each summer evening toss empty beer cans on our lawn. You’re in deep doo-doo. If you have any sense at all, you’ll get out of Dodge before sundown, because you’ve made my wife Marilyn mad. I’ll tell you, guys, when she gets mad, the […]

Summer sales heating up

By Janet Bresenham With summer fast approaching and already reaching the 100-degree mark, the thoughts of shoppers appear to be turning toward backyard barbecues, landscaping and staying cool. Hank Bean, a sales associate in the Garden Center at Clovis’ Wal-Mart Supercenter, said the store has been busy selling summer-type items the last two weeks. “We […]

Garden show returning

Gary Mitchell Touted as one of the city’s most economically enhanced weekends, this year’s Home and Garden Show in Clovis should provide a good financial jolt for local and out-of-state businesses, show co-chair Jim Sitterly said. “The residual effects of this show are phenomenal,” said Sitterly, who planned the show for March 29-30. “It’s great […]