Vehicle crash causes damage at Yucca

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A Clovis firefighter stands at the scene where a pickup truck involved in a two-vehicle accident Sunday night struck a light pole on the north side of the Yucca Junior High School football field. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. By Jack King A two-vehicle collision damaged the fence and part of the football practice field […]

Wanted: 50 doctors, and now

By Jack King If you dropped 20 new general practice physicians into Clovis’ pool of patients, they would hardly make a ripple. That was how Plains Regional Medical Center’s new administrator Brian S. Bentley described the city’s physician shortage recently. And it’s not just GPs that the city needs, he said. “Clovis probably has never […]

Ho-ho-holiday shopping takes off

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Virginia Garcia, center, compares two Bratz dolls with her son Thomas, 14, while she shops for her grandchildren Friday morning at K B toys in the North Plains Mall. Vickie Winters, left, also shops for Bratz dolls. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Large business or small, locally-owned or chain-managed, newly-opened or a […]

Mom needs help with Christmas gifts for kids

By Eric Butler Santa may know who’s naughty and who’s nice, but what if the nice ones’ parents need some help to make Christmas a special holiday? Cheryl (not her real name), a resident of the area for the last 28 years, is hoping that the Salvation Army will be able to make it possible […]

Alcohol and driving: A deadly combination

By Mike Linn The holiday season brings with it Christmas parties, time off from work and plenty of down time with family and friends. It also brings with it drunk driving. More people calling taxi cabs from bars. And more alcohol-related crimes. In an effort to keep drinking and driving at bay this holiday season, […]

Hospice coordinater dedicated to her patients

Q and A Melba Montague, 45, a registered nurse, is clinical coordinator for Plains Regional Medical Center’s Home Health and Hospice program. This is the 25th anniversary of National Hospice Month, first declared by President Jimmy Carter. Q: In your words, describe the hospice program. A: It is being able to allow our loved ones […]

Police Blotter 11/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While conducting a drunk driving checkpoint on the 600 block of South Prince Street shortly after midnight on Nov. 22, police noticed that the driver of a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol, and pulled […]

Airman court-martialed

Cops and Courts According to Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs, a member of the base security forces squadron faces 11 months imprisonment, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction to the lowest enlisted grade, and a bad conduct discharge following an Oct. 22 court martial conviction for repeated use of drugs. Airman 1st […]

Court Dispositions 11/30

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: William B. Corrales, 28, pleaded guilty to robbery, aggravated battery, and embezzlement. Sentenced to three consecutive terms totaling 6 1/2 years in state prison, all suspended except for 122 days served. Placed on five years supervised probation with special condition of making restitution on all […]

Clovis woman remembered as ‘faithful,’ independent

By Darrell Todd Maurina CNJ STAFF WRITER darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com The name Ola Mae Coonfield might not mean much to younger Clovis residents, but fellow church members said the quiet woman was known to anyone who shopped downtown at Harbey’s Gift Shop on Main Street, or before that at Woolworth’s. “Everybody liked Mae, that’s just all there […]