2004 Heart Gallery aims to find homes for children

By Helena Rodriguez, FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The portraits of 60 New Mexico children will not only serve as art when they come to Clovis, they will also include heart as the spotlight shines on youth in need of adoption. The 2004 Heart Gallery is a free event designed to showcase art and, hopefully, lead to the […]

Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

‘Passion” shows depths of Christ’s love

Sabrina Farmer “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free …” (Galatians 5:1) If you have seen Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” maybe you are wondering what is the point of portraying this sacrifice? It is for freedom. That’s the same freedom our founding fathers knew, embraced and sacrificed for — […]

Teachers must work to be good

Clyde Davis Thank you, John Timmerman. When we had you for freshman English, we looked up to you. We thought you were a good teacher. So the day we came up to talk to you, having heard that you pitched college baseball, we wanted you to join our intramural softball team. Since I was going […]

Martinez, Fortunato

Fortunato Martinez Services: Have been held. Fortunato “Nato” Martinez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 31, 1925, in La Junta, Colo., to Vicente and Nieves Moreno Martinez. He served in the U.S. Army and family members said he received the Purple […]

Marez, Joe R.

Joe R. Marez Services have been held. Joe R. Marez died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, of complications from a heart attack. He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Encino. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 and fought in the Korean War. He was wounded in the Battle of Chipyong-Ni and was given […]

It takes passion to gamble on a make-or-break film

By Tom DiFrancesca III The death of passion, or so it appears; mediocrity seems to be overtaking society. Now, when someone does something with passion that is intended for the positive, he’s criticized, insulted, and slandered. It seems like most folks these days aren’t passionate about anything — not even their work, and that used […]

Music shapes my heart and soul

Dean Turvaville Editors note: This is the fifth in a series of columns celebrating music in our schools week. One of my earliest memories is that of my grandmother singing Gospel hymns in the kitchen of our family farmhouse as she cooked dinner. I suppose music has always played a part in shaping me, from […]

City commissioner gets heart surgery

CNJ STAFF City Commissioner Robert Sandoval was admitted to the Heart Hospital in Lubbock Monday for an operation on his heart, but is expected to be released today. According to a city of Clovis press release, Sandoval had a 99 percent blockage in his left main heart artery and a stint was inserted to correct […]

Tucumcari mayor dies of heart attack

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — The mayor of Tucumcari, Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial […]

Education Calendar 2/5

Today > Yucca Junior High spelling bee will be held. > Kindergarten variety show at Barry Elementary > Sandia Winter Musical today and Friday at Sandia Gym at 6:30 p.m. Friday > Jump rope for heart assembly at Bella Vista Elementary > Staff Development day for various elementary schools. Saturday > Gattis Junior High, Marshall […]

Heart attack may have killed Clovis man

By Jack King The Clovis man who was declared dead twice on Wednesday became ill at home early in the day and was transported to the hospital by ambulance, his son said Thursday. Felipe Padilla, 94, was first declared dead at Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning and his body was taken to Muffley […]

Christ must also be born in your heart

By Judy Brandon One way we mark the milestones in our lives is, as the Christmas season approaches, to think back over the events of the preceding year. Each Christmas reminds us of the changes in our lives over the last year. Christmas evokes memories of the past year: great joys, disappointments, warm friendships, heart-wrenching […]

the teddy bear dream

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss a strange dream overtook me last night i still don t know what to make of it in my dream i woke up and wandered out of my mouse […]

Mother appeals for help

Reporter’s Notebook Nora Cross and her daughter, Teresa, got a shock Sept. 4 that hasn’t let up yet. On being examined at Women’s Medical Center here in Clovis, Teresa was told her unborn son has a rare condition in which the left side of his heart — which pumps oxygenated blood to the body — […]

Clovis youth overcomes heart problems as an infant

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Charles LaVere, 11, right, said he decided to play soccer after seeing a newspaper ad. He’s also a Cub Scout. Photo by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler Charles LaVere appears to be a normal 11-year-old soccer-playing kid, showing no signs of major heart surgery before he was even old enough to walk. He lies on the […]

Arterial health is only a scan away

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Troy Eden, a local physician assistant and registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer, is using this cardiovascular ultrasonic machine to look at the heath levels of the heart and blood vessels. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Gary Mitchell Although his new business, Clinical Diagnostic Services, is only a couple of weeks old, owner/manager Troy Eden is […]

Pawol, Jack

Jack Pawol Services: Have been held. Jack Carrington Pawol, 66, of Clovis, a retired pharmacist, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Dec. 8, 1936, in Clovis to Stanley and Maxine McCombs Pawol. He received his bachelor of science degree from Notre Dame and his master’s degree in pharmacology from the […]

Reynolds, Frances

Frances Reynolds Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Ann Reynolds, 83, of Amarillo, died Friday, June 20, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born in 1919, and she moved to Clovis in 1939 after graduating from Hereford High School. She met her husband, Jim, in Clovis and they married in 1943. She was a member of […]

Keeping fit spiritually very important

By Judy Brandon I’m trying something new, and I really enjoy it. The thing is that I have been trying to exercise and the cardio cycling class at the college fits right into my schedule. The teacher is great, the people in the class are friends, and it’s a real uplifting experience. I just got […]