New care facility opening in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: CNJ new editor A new adult residential care facility will help fill the need for assisted living in Clovis when it opens late next year, according to the project coordinator. Prairie Meadows will be built on Dillon Street next to its sister facility, Retirement Ranch. Four buildings each will house two one-bedroom […]

5/30 Business digest

Orbit activates wells in Roosevelt County Orbit Petroleum has activated seven oil and gas wells in its Chaveroo Field in Roosevelt County in the last month, bringing the company’s total active wells in New Mexico to 35, according to a news release from Orbit. Production increases will be reported after the wells are on for […]

Scott, Gladys

Gladys Elizabeth Scott, 88, of Roswell, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 25, 1917, in Elyria, Ohio, to Mary and Frank Detwiler, she graduated from Elyria Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1938 and began a nursing career that lasted until her 83rd birthday. She worked in hospitals in Elyria, Ohio, […]

Hoffmann, Karen (Olson)

Karen Marlene (Olson) Hoffmann, 59, of Ruidoso died Thursday, March 2, after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1946, in Palm Beach, Fla., to Richard and Dorothy Olson. After graduating from high school in Minneapolis, she attended Stevens College for a year before marrying Henry V. Smith II, father of her two children. […]

GOP pushing for bed tax refund

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers are proposing to refund to elderly New Mexicans the money they paid because of a state tax imposed on nursing homes. U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, a Republican who represents the Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District, also is urging Gov. Bill Richardson to support rebating the tax to New […]

Engagements: Dickerman-Bright (11/13 week)

Scott and Bett Dickerman of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dustie Dickerman, to Seth Bright, son of Gary and Gennifer Bright of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Melrose. Reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is […]

Pulliam, Howard M.

Howard M. Pulliam, 81, of Greenville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at a nursing home. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Bellview to Sterling and Polly Mitchell. He married Avice Clayton in Portales March 31, 1944. He worked for John Deere for 32 years and also served in the U.S. Army. He was […]

Leona Mitzelfelt

Leona Mitzelfelt, 96, of Clovis, died Oct. 4, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was a retired registered nurse. She was born Jan. 29, 1909, in Middlegrove, Ill., to Ora and Isabella Wilson Morse. As a young girl, she left home to study nursing in Orlando, Fla. After graduating in 1931, she specialized in […]

Farmer, Reva

Reva Farmer Services:Have been held. Mrs. Reva G. Farmer, 92, of Bovina, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona. She was born on July 8, 1913, in Hedley, Texas, to W.F. and Martha Youngblood. She married Earl G. Farmer on June 19, 1933, in Fort Smith, Ark. They moved to […]

Petty, Larry E.

Larry E. Petty  Services: Have been held. Larry E. Petty, 56, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on Jan. 26, 1949, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Gilbert E. and Oleta Marie Petty. He married Louise Prather on Aug. 20, 1970, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He attended school […]

3/17 Education Digest

Head Start enrolling now The Eastern Plains Head Start Program is accepting application for enrollment in preschool and infant/toddler programs. Both programs are designed for low-income families and include educational instruction, health and dental care, family support and many other services. Information: 762-5585. Kiwanis Club to give scholarships The Clovis Noonday Kiwanis Club will award […]

Browser beware: Online nursing-home ratings misleading

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Certified Medication Aid Brenda Walker, right, visits Jewel Sasser at the Retirement Ranch. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A government Web site that compares the quality of area nursing homes has been criticized for being too vague, poorly updated and sometimes displaying incorrect information. Officials say information on nursing homes […]

State awarded control of Clovis nursing home

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Clovis doctor spent years operating a local nursing home, months fighting to keep it and minutes accepting a judge’s decision it was gone. But Dr. Ali Ghaffari said the good memories of Buena Vista Nursing Home will linger for a lifetime. District Judge Stephen Quinn on Thursday afternoon […]

Wilson, Eugenia A.

Eugenia Ann Wilson Services: Have been held. Eugenia Ann “Genia” Wilson, 73, of Alamogordo, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center in Alamogordo. She was born on March 30, 1931, near Pinson, Tenn., to Horace and Ola Lester Smith. She married Clyde Wilson on Jan. 8, 1951, in Greenville, Miss. Survivors […]

Sex scandal hits Buena Vista nursing home

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A state-appointed volunteer, charged with reporting on the condition of Clovis’ Buena Vista nursing home, solicited sexual favors from nursing home employees, the nursing home’s owner has alleged. A state official said this week she did not know about the allegations, but said the volunteer’s reports played only […]

Community college seeks space for burgeoning health programs

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Clovis Community College is looking to expand. CCC officials are asking for a 25,000-square-foot health care education facility. Cost of the facility would be about $3 million, officials estimated. College trustees on Wednesday authorized school officials to request funding through the state’s Commission on Higher Education. The proposed building would […]

Buena Vista patients moving

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor State officials plan to relocate residents of a Clovis nursing home within 30 days, claiming the health care facility poses health concerns for its occupants. Wednesday’s decision to move all 19 residents of Buena Vista Nursing Home came after a recent barrage of heavy rainfall compounded existing problems with […]

Military needs a few good nurses

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Hospitals in the United States have more than 126,000 unfilled nursing positions. By 2010, some think that number could double. The figures paint a cloudy and dark picture for hospitals around the country and that includes the one at Cannon Air Force Base. “The entire nation is facing a nursing […]

Melrose grad third at CNFR

By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent Ashley Good is a team of one when it to college rodeo. Good, who hails from Melrose and lives in Portales, finished third Saturday in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Her time of 7.9 in Saturday’s short-go lifted the Clovis Community College nursing student […]

Buena Vista attorney says his clients haven’t told their side of story

By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER A temporary administrator testified Monday that Buena Vista Nursing Home had a leaky roof, black mold and a “very dirty” kitchen when she was asked to step in and oversee operations on May 20. But an attorney representing Buena Vista’s owners said his clients’ side of the story has […]