Doctor named in lawsuit

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor An emergency room doctor with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit hanging over his head worked briefly at Plains Regional Medical Center and Roosevelt General Hospital, hospital representatives said this week. Dr. Theodore Collins worked briefly in PRMC and RGH’s emergency rooms as a contract physician before the administrations became aware of […]

House pulls for better poll turnout

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A pair of House bills alllowing voters to register at the polls may be in for tough debate in the 2007 New Mexico Legislature. One of the bills is sponsored by Mary Helen Garcia, D-Las Cruces, the state representative who carried legislation that switched the state to paper ballots last […]

Deployed troops request donations for Iraqi children

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Troops deployed to Balad Air Base in Iraq have begun a campaign for donations of goodies troops in the field can give to Iraqi children. The items will be distributed by military personnel as they conduct missions to disarm explosive devices in the Iraqi countryside. The goal of the […]

Digging up dirt on the Bible

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Dr. Steven Collins literally digs the Bible. Collins believes he has found the site of the infamous city of Sodom and plans to share his findings Sunday with the congregation of the First Baptist Church. According to Genesis, Sodom is one of two cities God destroyed because of the […]

4/16 Births

Rush Zane Henry Rush was born March 20 to Larry and Alicia Rush, of Grady, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. He has one brother, Chisum Rush, 4. Grandparents are Karen Smith of Ruidoso, and Rod and Vickie Smith of Azle, Texas. Great-grandparents are Bud and Phyllis Queener of Clovis, […]

Collins, Clarine

Clarine Collins, 92, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born March 1, 1913, in Lynn County, Texas, to Fred and Eliza Leavett Thomas. She was raised by various family members and friends, including spending a year or more in the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. She married Roy […]

Collins, Ara “Doll”

Ara “Doll” Collins, 91, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Madisonville, Texas, to Tom and Carrie Sims Jordan. She married Brady Byrd on Sept. 20, 1930, in Midway, Texas. She later married Lee Collins on Aug. 12, 1952, in Lovington. She […]

Collins, Bobbie

Bobbie Collins Services: Have been held. Bobbie L Collins, 68, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. He was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Clovis. He attended his first year of school in Clovis and later moved to Grady with his family. He graduated from Grady High School in 1954. He was a member […]

Collins, Dorothy

Dorothy Collins Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy Collins, 84, of Portales died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1920, to Nora and Earnest Haragan in rural Oklahoma near Fox. The Haragan family moved to Floyd in 1926. They lived on a neighboring farm with the Collins […]

Loftus, Marie

Marie Loftus Services: Have been held. Marie M. Loftus, 75, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. She was born on Feb. 17, 1929, in Clovis, to Ray and Ethel Miller. She married Martin Loftus. She moved to Albuquerque in 1982. She was employed by Presbyterian Hospital as a radiology transcription and manager of medical […]