First person: Local nurse put family before dream

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Jennifer McKinney of Clovis traded her dream of being a physician for having a family. Sixteen years later, she has no regrets. She splits her time between her three children and her home health patients as a nurse for Plains Regional Medical Center. McKinney […]

Community makes man’s dream possible

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Peter Taylor, left, of Clovis and his case manager Jason Jouett listen Thursday as ENMRSH team members go over issues concerning the home that he will be moving into next month. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Peter Taylor had to overcome more obstacles than most to own a home. […]

Surgery center dream comes to fruition

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The $14 million Surgery Center of Eastern New Mexico includes Operating Suite 1 in the 13,000-square-foot complex west of Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When a general surgeon freed a compressed nerve in his patient’s hand, the doors to a new Clovis surgery center officially opened. Performed to […]

Student profile: Isbell

By CNJ Staff Lanita D. Isbell is a Clovis Christian School senior. She is the daughter of Lanita M. Isbell. Extra-curricular activities: Drama, art, student government, National Honor Society. Hobbies: I love to draw, occasionally I write stories, and I enjoy reading. Future plans: Going off to college, might work for Disney, and hopefully get […]

Democrats’ new dream is bigger government

Freedom Newspapers They have a dream — to put more of your life under the control of government. They’re the Democratic Leadership Council, the springboard for Bill Clinton’s presidential bid in 1992 and a power center for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. The DLC bills itself as a group of moderate Democrats trying to steer […]

Summer is for the kid in you

By Clyde Davis: local columnist I have this recurring nightmare. I am trapped in a steel cage, hurtling down an incline at something like 2,000 miles an hour. I cannot move to the right or the left, and on either side, if I could move there, I see only vast expanses of air; above is […]

Images, objects can represent dreams

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist My friend Bernard likes to look at Chevy porn. When I queried him recently about a stack of magazines piling up in his closet, he referred to these car magazines as his “Chevy porn.” It’s no secret he is into Chevys. He even has pinups of his beloved Chevys all […]

Residents march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rodney Hendricks Jr., 8, stood outside the Legacy Life Family Church in the cold wind Monday morning as he listened to the words of Rev. Phillip Landers during a rally in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The words were written decades […]

King’s speech still inspires decades later

Freedom Newspapers “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to historical figures, people often feel either a need to embrace them entirely, ignoring or denying contradictory or troubling things that they said or did. The […]

Don’t live by society’s expectations

By Leonard Pitts An open letter to African-American kids: The other day, I used a big word in this column. The word was brobdingnagian; it’s from a book called “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift, a fantasy about a man whose adventures take him to a number of strange lands. One of those lands was Brobdingnag, […]