Infant CPR classes being offered

CNJ staff The American Red Cross and with Plains Regional Medical Center are offering monthly infant and child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. The classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants and children up to about age 8. Classes will be held on the fourth Saturday of every month […]

Press release: Infant, child CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross together with Presbyterian Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the generous support of United Way of Eastern New Mexico is offering monthly Infant & Child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. Red Cross Infant/Child CPR classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants & and children […]

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

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Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]

Tucumcari man charged with child abuse

A 24-year-old Tucumcari man was charged Thursday with child abuse after Clovis hospital personnel reported suspicious injuries to an infant girl, according to a State Police news release. Police responded to a call to Plains Regional Medical Center after a two-month old girl was admitted with injuries to her head and legs, according to the […]

Medical fund set up for infant

CNJ staff A medical relief fund has been established at Citizen’s Bank of Clovis for the family of Jayden Richter. Born Aug. 14, Jayden was born with a heart defect and is scheduled for a heart transplant. The family is incurring extraordinary expenses in connection with Jayden’s critical illness. Information: V.K. Bussen at vk.bussen@clovis.edu or […]

State officials: No pattern on infant deaths at Plains Regional

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelly Chaparro of Clovis gave birth to 6-pound, 12-ounce Abbey Isabella Montoya on Aug. 20 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Any fears sparked by a recent cluster of infant death reports at Plains Regional Medical Center are unfounded, according to the state health department. […]

Pair helps save choking infant

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Technical Sergeant Charles Derflinger, left, and Clovis police officer Mike Reeves vie for 10-month-old Eva Saiz’s attention. Derflinger and Reeves helped saved the toddler when she started choking on a hair clip. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Eva Saiz’ attention was torn between two men […]

June 2008 Obituaries

The following people with area connections died in June according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Allen, Eual E., 86, of Amarillo, June 18Baca, Rudy, 54, of Clovis, June 15Baird, Robert, 43, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and formerly of Portales, June 20Belcher, Jerry, 72, of Hobbs, June 20Blakeley, Beryl, 97, of Santa Fe […]

May 2008 Obituaries

The following people with area connections died in May according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Armijo, Felix Jerry, 55, of Clovis, May 29 Baker, Oleta, 87, of Portales, May 30 Banister III, Sylvester, 58, of Ithaca, Mich., and formerly of Portales, May 14 Beltran, Katie Mae, 73, of Clovis, May 4 Boreing, […]

November obituaries

The following people with area connections died in November, according to obituaries submitted to the newspaper: Allison, Ralph, 75, of Portales, Nov. 21, 2007 Anderson, D’Esta McGuire, 85, of Casper, Wyo. and formerly of Texico, Nov. 8, 2007 Baker, Mary Lee, 81, of Clovis, Nov. 10, 2007 Bocock, Clejo, 98, of Clovis, Nov. 15, 2007 […]

Teen sentenced as adult for infant’s death

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis man was sentenced as an adult late Friday to 25 years in prison in connection with the death of his infant son. Benito Valdez pleaded guilty in April to the intentional child abuse that resulted in the death of his 4-month-old son, Christopher. Valdez was 16 at the time. The […]

Clovis woman arrested for leaving infant in vehicle

CNJ staff A 37-year-old Clovis woman was arrested Saturday after she left her 2-month-old baby in a vehicle last week while she faxed documents at a local office store, according to police. Maria Terrones is charged with felony child abuse, a press release from the Clovis Police Department said. A passerby noticed the infant in […]

Hospital confident in security

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A spokesman for the parent company of Plains Regional Medical Center said Monday he is confident in the modern approach the hospital takes to prevent infant abductions. PRMC has had infant safety measures in place for five years, according to hospital officials. “While the Lubbock incident has created a […]

Accident victim’s baby dies

By Freedom Newspapers A Portales infant born following an accident on U.S. 70 between Portales and Clovis has died, according to the baby’s family. Riley Joshua Partin-Greenwalt, son of Emily Partin of Portales and Coby Greenwalt of Clovis, died Thursday after four days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. The […]

Hospital guards against infant abductions

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Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisleAmber and Justin Norman of Portales sit in the room after their first child, Teagan, was born at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Elizabeth McGregor snuggled her newborn son protectively against her breast as she lay recovering from a Caesarian section at Plains […]

Madison Chanel Easley

Madison Chanel Easley, infant, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 8, 2005, in Clovis, to Lamont Dickson and Angela Easley. She is survived by her father and mother of Clovis; her grandparents, James and Louine Easley of Clovis, Jackie Dickson of Clovis […]

Arguments against ban don’t stand up

Tibor Machan What does “partial birth abortion” mean, anyway? A procedure whereby a nearly born infant is killed just before it sees the light of day. The reasons for this are usually because there are concerns about the health of the mother, but without a ban that wouldn’t be necessary. What is wrong with it, […]