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 […]

Are you really too busy to make a sandwich?

Leonard Pitts Jr. How long do you figure it would take you to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Not trying to set a land speed record, mind you. Just working at a normal pace, slapping jelly on one slice of bread, peanut butter on the other. How long do you figure it would […]

Web Video Reviews 10/16

Scott Jones Oct. 14th Video Releases The Matrix Reloaded – R Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Monica Bellucci This second installment of the Matrix trilogy picks up with Neo (Reeves), Trinity (Moss) and Morpheus (Fishburne) as they continue their struggle against a machine army on its way to destroy Zion, the last […]

Area teen accused of crime spree

By Darrell Todd Maurina State police and family members say they have no idea why a 19-year-old ranch hand may have gone on a 2 1/2 hour crime spree through three counties Sunday afternoon, breaking into homes, hijacking cars, and robbing people at gunpoint. John C. Cates III is being held in the De Baca […]

Obituaries present unique problems

David Stevens Obituary reports are well read in our newspaper. We know this because they generate more feedback than any other regular reports. They also present a number of unique challenges. Most obituaries are not compiled in the same manner we compile other news. For most news stories, we gather the information first-hand, direct from […]

Time for a refresher on the Golden Rule

By Judy Brandon Several months back, I had an appointment in town. I arrived about 30 minutes ahead of time really hoping to get in a bit early. The waiting room was not that large, but there were about 10 chairs. After signing in at the desk, I turned to find a chair and saw […]

A tale of two patriots

By Darrell Todd Maurina On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Darren Eicken followed his normal routine by walking the few blocks from his home to his New York City law office in a building located just three blocks away from the World Trade Center. Eicken had a much longer walk that afternoon after terrorists […]

Father’s Day facts found on the Internet

By Tom DiFrancesca Happy Father’s Day to all of the men out there who have gallantly taken on the responsibilities of that office — keep up the good work. I found a couple of interesting Web sites dedicated to today’s holiday, but one stands out above the rest: mail.theholidayspot.com/fathersday/ there you will find the history […]

Fathers don’t get credit where it is due

By Bob Huber Comparing Father’s Day to Mother’s Day is like weighing Saturday night in Sundown, Texas, to New Year’s Eve at Times Square. No one says, “Let’s go watch some paint dry in Sundown for Father’s Day this year.” But they might as well. I’m convinced this lowly status of Father’s Day is because […]

Vaughan helps improve Wolverines

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Buddy Vaughan’s backyard is certainly not a cornfield in Iowa. But thanks to his frustrations and adaptations six years ago, it’s become a field of dreams for Texico High School baseball. In the late 1990s, Vaughan was a Little League coach in Clovis. The problem wasn’t his players, but instead […]