Disclosing medical history vital to election

Freedom New Mexico One dispiriting aspect of this endless pres

Dinner, dance to benefit young cancer patient

CNJ staff A dinner and dance is being held Saturday night at the American Legion Post 25 to benefit a 6-year-old Clovis girl suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Anastacia Bustamante is at a Lubbock hospital and will require chemotherapy and extensive medical treatment, according to her great aunt, Teresa Chavez. Chavez said her niece, Jennifer Chavez, […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Club Notes

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their general membership meeting at PRMC. The meeting called to order by president Ruby Goforth, and a prayer was offered by Joy Melton. Minutes were read by Carmen Skabelund, and all committee reports given. Reports were given by members that attended the State […]

Riders’ final destination: Helping wounded warriors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Local riders from the American Legion Riders will join riders from the state and Arizona for a ride from Carlsbad to San Antonio to escort a truckload of toiletries such as soap, shampoo and shaving supplies to soldiers at Brooks Army Medical Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Johnny […]

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 […]

Clovis 20-year-old’s death officially ruled suicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The death of a Clovis man found in a rural field two months ago has been ruled a suicide. Isaac Zarate, 20, died of suicide by hanging, according to an

June 30, 2008 Births

Cargile James Levi Cargile was born April 25, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to H.P. and Kristi Cargile of Melrose. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. He has a sister, Kinlee, 11 months old. Grandparents are Don and Vicky Smith of Melrose and Sheri Cargile of Logan. Great-grandparents are Marvin and […]

June 22, 2008 Births

Gonzales Richard Paul Gonzales was born May 10, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to Richard and Miranda Gonzales of Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 8.2 ounces. He has two sisters, Alycia Gonzalez, 13, and Victoria Chavez, 11. Grandparents are George and Ruby Gonzales of Fort Sumner and Joaquin G. and Naty Madril of […]

County inmate escapes during medical furlough

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Courtesy photo Shane May escaped from jail while released on a medical furlough to see the dentist. CNJ staff A convicted drug trafficker is on the run after failing to return to custody following a court-approved medical furlough, according to the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matthew Chandler said an arrest warrant was issued Wednesday […]

A few words of thanks

LaShawna Young e-mails to say thanks to the maternity staff at Plains Regional Medical Center:

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 […]

Campaign matter turned into 1960 fiasco

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Back in 1960 I was a bachelor, age 29, and I moved into the the downtown building where Dr. Dean Merrritt had his medical practice. He also had an empty “art room” upstairs, where he used to paint. He rented it out to me, and I had my own art […]

CCC approves bid for medical training facility

By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved Wednesday a bid to construct a medical training facility on campus. The construction for the first phase of the Allied Health center was awarded to Wilson and Wilson, which bid $3.33 million. The first phase includes a lecture hall, three classrooms, a […]

3-11-08 Business digest

Doctor providing new servicesPeter Seipel, MD, is now providing services as an orthopedic surgeon with Plains Regional Medical Group, according to a news release. Seipel graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and completed his residency at Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program in Phoenix, Ariz. He most recently served as […]

Former state medical investigator testifies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Kimberly Novak had multiple injuries to her head and neck when she died, according to a forensic pathologist who performed her autopsy. The 20-year-old wife of a Cannon Air Force Base airman charged with her slaying had four subdural hematomas, areas of bleeding under […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Honor

Pat Weekley is the Pintores Art League artist of the month for January. Her paintings will be on display at Clovis-Carver Library until Jan. 31. She has been active in the art league for 11 years and has served in several offices. She also has been involved in many art shows sponsored by the art […]

Vet refurbishes medical equipment

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia James Freeman is a veteran who collects medical equipment, repairs it and distributes it to the disabled. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico James Freeman calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled veterans,” said Keith Barker acting exalted […]

Dec. 2 Birth

McMath Ryan and Nicole McMath of Clovis are the parents of a 6 pound 4 ounce boy born Oct. 26, 2007 at Plains Regional Medical Center. Kolten Ryan McMath has one brother, Brennen, 21 months. Grandparents are Linda Dornak of Clovis, Pat and Nancy Bishop of Clovis and Archie and Anne McMath of Portales. Great-grandparents […]

Business Feature: Call center changing location

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks American Medical Alert Corp. Operations Manager Nichelle Davidson oversees an operator training session Monday afternoon with Christina Ortiz, left, and Omar Molette. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s easy to see how American Medical Alert Corp. would get missed in the shuffle of Clovis businesses. It’s currently borrowing office […]

Business Digest: Agriculture disaster help available

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Agriculture producers who suffered losses caused by natural disasters from 2005 to 2007 are reminded to sign up for the new ad hoc disaster programs. Applications are being accepted for the Livestock Compensation Program, Livestock Indemnity Program and Crop Disaster Program. For information on disaster assistance and to schedule […]