McGee: Aging gracefully

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist A friend of mine emailed me and reminded me to ask my doctor for the shingle vaccine. “That means he thinks you’re old,” she said from the next room. I ignored that comment. I was amazed to hear they had a vaccine for shingles. “Wow isn’t that amazing, a shot […]

Clovis mother arrested for truancy, forgery

CNJ staff A 34-year-old Clovis mother was arrested Thursday on felony charges for allowing her children to miss more than 100 days of school, then giving forged doctor’s notes to their elementary school. Nicole Pitcock is charged with two counts of felony forgery and two petty misdemeanor counts of violating school attendance laws. She was […]

‘Professional patients’ need tough love

Perhaps it is because it has been more than nine years now since the doctor came in and told a perfectly healthy me, who had no reason to suspect it, that “Your biopsy tested positive. It was cancer.” Perhaps it is because, as someone told me at the time, this would one day seem like […]

Doctor responsible for delivering thousands of babies

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Having a mother and father living in Texico, I was about to be born, but my father objected to having me be born in Clovis as my father was busy being a blacksmith at Texico. My mother knew an older woman next door who would take her to Clovis to […]

March 15, 2009 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Aviation: The Early Years by Peter Almond was given by Dr. David Stalker and Staff in memory of Mickey Davis. Photographs from the Hulton Getty Picture Collection illustrate the first years of man-powered flight, recording the birth of aviation from hot air balloons to the […]

Portales doctor indicted for methadone prescriptions

The Associated Press A Portales doctor accused by the state of illegally prescribing methadone to an undercover agent is now the subject of a federal case made by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Dr. Patricia J. Green, who operates the Sparrow Family Medical Clinic, was released on her own recognizance Friday after appearing before U.S. Magistrate […]

Residents make Farmers’ Market regular stop

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Martie Hale, 71 of Clovis, said she buys her vegetables from the Farmers’ Market in Clovis because they are fresher than produce at supermarkets. “I need to eat well, to stay as healthy as I can,” she said. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer On doctor’s orders, Martie Hale of […]

Son keeps kidney ready for father

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Courtesy photo John M. Montano said giving his father a kidney is the least he can do after all his father has done for the family. The two are scheduled to undergo a transplant procedure in October. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For the last few months, John M. Montano has been spending a […]

Portales doctor back at work following arrest

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PNT Staff Photo Dr. Patricia Green’s practice, Sparrow Medical Clinic, is located at 1500 S. Ave. D. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Portales doctor is back to practicing medicine following Thursday’s narcotics trafficking arrest in Belen. Patricia Green, 54, was working Tuesday at the Sparrow Family Medical Clinic at 1402 South Ave. O […]

Portales doctor arrested for drug trafficking

Freedom New Mexico A Portales doctor was arrested Thursday in Belen on a charge of trafficking methadone, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Dr. Patricia Green, 54, operates the Sparrow Family Medical Clinic, 1500 S. Ave. D. Officers found out Green was working at a clinic in Belen and contacted Valencia County officials, who […]

Found in translation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Pullings, right, interprets questions from her patient Siu Davalos to Dr. Hany Elbeshbeshy at Plains Regional Medical Center. Pullings says she interprets for an average of 10 patients in a week in departments all over the hospital. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Betty Pullings, a registered nurse at […]

Earl goes to the doctor

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Business Digest: Glass Doctor makes magazine

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Entrepreneur magazine listed Glass Doctor No. 318 in its 2008 “Franchise 500” list, according to a news release. Glass Doctor of Clovis, locally operated by Gene Porter, is part of the nation’s largest full-service glass provider, which serves the residential, automotive and commercial glass repair and replacement markets at […]

Take chances to make 2008 great

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist If 2007 wasn’t exactly heaven, then 2008 should be great. Like that rhyme? How about these? With ’08 comes the great debate. Lose weight in ’08. Mate in ’08. End hate in ’08. Whatever fate awaits you in ’08, have a happy new year. May your resolutions continue long past […]

Trick-or-treating, generosity don’t mix

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House is frustrated. She can’t find just the right things she needs to dress us up for a Halloween party. “We could keep it simple,” I said. “We both tie on a box of corn flakes then stick a butcher knife in each box.” “What kind […]

Business Digest: Auto glass store owner honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Gene Porter, owner of the Glass Doctor of Clovis, received the 2006 Top Gun designation from the franchise during its annual conference, according to a company news release. The Top Gun designation is given to the top 10 percent of Glass Doctor franchisees who achieve certain sales, operations and […]

Local health care offered online

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com The Internet is making it possible to visit the doctor’s office without leaving your home. Using the newly launched “Pres-e-Care” Web system, patients of Plains Regional Medical Center doctors can check lab results, refill prescriptions, schedule appointments and even consult with their […]

Teachers, parents must work together

By Clyde Davis: Columnist School is, by this time, almost universally on summer break. It seems an appropriate time, then, to focus on teachers of all levels and the gifts which they bring to our world. The attitude of some families came to light, once again, in a recent conversation. A person in his mid-20s […]

Things not always as they appear

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist I spent most of this past week at the pediatrician’s office. As every parent of a sick child knows, some days our main activity is getting to the doctor and waiting to see the person who makes our life easier with the right medicine, quickly transforming a cranky child back […]

Halloween brings out the trickster in many

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist First they shut down daylight-saving time. Two days later they celebrate Halloween. Is that a conspiracy or what? The mystery is, who’s behind it? Here at the Academy for Thorny Plots I’ve researched that question, coming quickly to the conclusion that in both cases I need a government grant for […]