“Toothfully” speaking, local dentist age a concern

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Dr. Michael Wood practices as a dentist in Clovis. Wood, 56, said the high age of dentists in Clovis and the lack of candidates to replace them means, “We’re headed for a crash.” (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Demand for dentists in Clovis has kept octogenarian Dr. O.T. Rozzell […]

Police: Suspect knew victim

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Laura McNaughton’s family members told police a dentist had been “weirding” her out. The resulting investigation led to Tuesday’s arrest of Dr. James Smith, a dentist with La Casa de Buena Salud in Clovis and Portales, police records show. Smith is charged with an open count of murder in […]

State-funded program provides oral care to area children

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Dr. O.T. Rozell, Clovis dentist of 50 years, examines Anthony Gonzales on Tuesday morning at Cameo Elementary. Gonzales, a fifth-grader, said he liked having his teeth cleaned. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer “Aguja?” Dr. O.T. Rozzell said he has heard the Spanish word for needle more times than he can […]

Old CHS tradition wouldn’t fly today

By Don McAlavy An event popular in the late 1930s through the mid-’40s would never have happened in more recent times. Once a year, in the late spring, Clovis High School Principal R. E. Marshall would let school out for tree fights in front of the high school building at Seventh and Main. It was […]