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 […]

Detention center doctor deal done

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The county has hired a two-person medical staff in an effort to increase the overall health of the jail population and reduce ambulance transports to the hospital, county officials said. Dr. Les Donaldson, a Clovis internal medicine physician, entered into a contract with the county to provide health care […]

Concern for boot camp victim belated

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist So now we know how Martin Lee Anderson died. We can forget the original autopsy report filed by Charles Siebert, a doctor so inept he wasn’t technically a doctor (he had allowed his license to lapse) when he issued the report. A doctor so inept he once described a person […]

Proverbs 31 holds answer to successful mother

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This time last year I wrote a Mother’s Day column that received several comments. For those who mentioned it as one of your favorites, I am offering it again with some new insights. How do we describe a successful wife and mother? Is she a CEO, an accountant, doctor, business […]

2/28 Business digest

Buckle names new store manager Windy Wagner has been named manager of the Buckle in North Plains Mall, according to a press release from the corporation. A graduate of West Texas A&M University, she began her career with the company in 2005, the release said. The North Plains Mall location is one of 340 Buckle […]

First doctors in Clovis deserve credit for their services

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The first doctor of Clovis, Dr. J. Foster Scott, came from a prominent Tennessee family. He was a city physician and head of a general hospital in Knoxville. In 1906, he and his wife traveled to Texico. By the spring of 1907, the doctor had settled in Clovis, his first office […]

Proof of humanity required in tech age

By Helena Rodriguez I had to provide proof the other day that I am a human being — and to a machine of all things. I was sending out e-mails for a class project to people — you know, those real-life, in the flesh-and-blood creatures that have overtaken this planet. Anyway, I was asking these […]

In tribute: Ex-POW becomes doctor

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer He was a medical doctor who took a personal interest in each of his patients, always strived to make the best of a bad situation, and had a deep love for knowledge and education. That’s how family members described Clovis’ Michele de Maio, who died Nov. 4 from complications […]

Time marked on highway of life

Grant McGee It’s time for bifocals. At least that’s what the eye doctor told me last week. My distance vision is still pretty good with my glasses on but my close vision is shot. People have been giving me a hard time about it anyway. “Why are you wearing your glasses like an old man?” […]

Would you like to see my surgical scars?

Helena Rodriguez This month I celebrate the second anniversary of a major surgery I had in 2002. Before you think I’m off the wall — regular readers already know this — I don’t normally observe the anniversaries of my surgeries. I just happened to stumble across this date when I started journaling again. Historically, all […]

Former CHS standout battling cancer

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Cisti Greenwalt (left) averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds a game last season before breaking her ankle late in the season. CNJ file photo. By Rick White Terri Greenwalt was on her way to the tanning bed when she got the call from her daughter Cisti. The news wasn’t good. Cisti, a forward for the […]

Beware, Mississippi kites are moving in

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist You hear it every spring — “The kites are coming! The kites are coming.” Mothers shield their kids, bikers don helmets — Imagine that! — and police warn citizens to stay off the streets and listen to disaster radio. Behind all the screaming, yelping, baseless accusations and the wanton abuse […]

Police blotter: May 21

A gas station cashier called police shortly before midnight Saturday to report that a man and woman had tried to shoplift two 30-packs of beer from the store at the 1200 block of West 7th Street. The clerk told police she had walked out to stop the woman from getting into the car and keep […]

‘Economy doctor” Greenspan a boon to U.S. market

Freedom Newspapers Alan Greenspan is today more than just the powerful chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose every utterance can send stock markets soaring or swooning and aftershocks rippling through the global economy. Whether one approves or not, he’s become a sort of grandfatherly gadfly, frequently straying from the dry, esoteric business of tweaking interest […]

Clovis woman embarks on mission trip to Mexico

By Gary Mitchell Kizzy Vigil says Mexico changed her life. Maybe it was the day Vigil spent with the medical team. “The medical team consisted of two doctors and a dentist who would travel to different clinics to provide free health care,” she said. “I went along with the medical team on Wednesday to be […]