Hospital receives citation for transfer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A health care regulatory agency has cited Plains Regional Medical Center for failure to counsel a psychiatric patient before transferring the patient to another hospital. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that strives to improve health care […]

Police department celebrates promotions

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Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, oreground, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Mike Ingram on Thursday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A bar of paper stars taped to his chest by his young son elicited laughter from a crowd of onlookers as Mike Ingram was named deputy chief […]

Base realignment measure shouldn’t affect Cannon

CNJ staff Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has asked the Air Force to determine if a military spending measure that the House passed Wednesday could adversely impact New Mexico Air Force installations, according to his spokesperson, Chris Gallegos. The House spending measure — to be considered by the Senate in coming weeks — provides extra money […]

Character important fashion statement

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Last week I was reading about New York City fashion shows. I found out what’s in and what’s out for the fall season. I saw what’s cool and what’s hot for women’s wear. I read about orange lipstick, flowers pinned in your hair to make a fashion statement and six […]

Pastor profile: Doug Brooks

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Name: Doug Brooks Age: 48 Church: Parkland Baptist Church Background: Graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1976, Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, in 1983 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1987. First pastorate was in Joy, Texas, from 1984 to 1991. Became pastor at […]

Religion digest: Former Muslim will speak on conversion

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Theologian Emir Caner will speak about his conversion from Muslim to Christianity on Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Grand Avenue and Gidding Street in Clovis. Caner will speak at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and the services are open to the public. Raised as a […]

Church profile: Parkland Baptist Church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Name of church: Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis Who’s in charge: Pastor Doug Brooks Location: 921 Parkland Drive in Clovis Services: Sunday —8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services —8:30 and 10:30 a.m. KidzLife Good time to visit: Call 763-6812 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a convenient […]

Theater provides taste of life in spotlight

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve never had formal acting lessons, but as a child I did spend some time on the stage in our north Portales community theater called Teatro de la Comunidad de los Niños. We were the junior version of the high school group, Teatro de la Comunidad, which featured a cast […]

Chavez’ grasp for dictatorship becomes reality

By Freedom Newspapers The Venezuelan National Assembly confirmed what has been in the works for more than a month: President Hugo Chavez, an avowed socialist who sees Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as his role model, has been handed virtually unlimited power to rule by decree for the next 18 months. This new era of what […]

Dog’s life journey of trials, tribulations

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Long ago I read a book by sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein filled with little rules of life, observations and proverbs. Things like, “Small change can often be found under seat cushions” and “Always store beer in a dark place.” The one saying from those pages that was branded in my […]