Education feature: CCC nursing enrollment reaches new high

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tearney O’Connor from Portales, a first semester nursing student at Clovis Community College, documents the result of a urinary catheterization procedure she performed in class. Benna Sayyed Joella Valdez developed an interest in a nursing career for several reasons. Playing nurse as a child with friends. In and out of […]

Cannon leaders move on to success

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Courtesy photo Col. Clark was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program in 1986 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. During his 22 years of active-duty service, he has served as a pilot, instructor/evaluator pilot, class commander, assistant director of operations, chief of current operations, chief of safety, and chief pilot. Sharna Johnson Philip […]

Jesus took on everyone’s sins, even worst of us

I heard a remarkable true story this past week from one whose mother was an eyewitness in a well known event in history. More than a half century ago, a young single British nurse served her country faithfully in WWII. She had proven herself to be a loyal and fearless nurse who witnessed the unimaginable […]

Blue Knights hosting dinner fundraiser

CNJ staff The Blue Knights are hosting a dinner and dance to raise money for United Way and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program. Set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, the event will be held at the Underground Embassy in Clovis. Entertainment will be provided by Will Banister and The Mullberry Band with food catered […]

Nurse shortage overshadows health debate

Freedom New Mexico While the president and Congress bicker over private insurance and tax funding in Washington, the question of who will provide our nation’s health care has a more direct, and important, meaning. A growing shortage of doctors and nurses already affects many Americans’ ability to get the care they need. The Robert Wood […]

7-26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. July 12 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of an intoxicated teen.A girl told the officer she had been at a party and called a friend to pick her up […]

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 […]

Nurse hoping to raise awareness with cancer education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Adams changes a bag of medicine for one of her patients at Plains Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After years helping cancer patients, an award-winning nurse is planning ways to educate people about cancer at next month’s Relay for Life cancer-research fundraiser. Kim […]

Local sexual assault hotline launched

Freedom New Mexico Sexual assault victims can now call a hotline for access to resources. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Lions Club have teamed up to provide the Eastern New Mexico Sexual Violence Hotline. Victims of assault who are medically stable can call the number and speak to […]

State police report: Escapees had access to cell phone

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Inmates made calls on a cell phone stolen from a nurse about a week before the August escape of eight inmates from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a report by state police. A nurse told state police investigators she set her phone on a computer table […]

Patient-nurse ratio inaccurate mark of success

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Groups support Sexual Assault Awareness Day

By CNJ Staff In recognition of the sexual assault awareness day of action today, several local coffee shops will be serving

In tribute: Work, prayer vital to nurse

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Praying for friends and relatives is not an uncommon thing among those of the Catholic faith, and Stella Beaulieu certainly did her share. A drive by Lawn Haven Gardens would reveal just how deep Beaulieu’s faith and compassion went. “She (was) praying for the dead souls to get out […]

Breastfeeding group seeks to educate

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis breastfeeding support group believes education is the best way to spotlight the issue of breastfeeding in public. Although they have had no problems with the local Applebee’s restaurant, the group supports a nationwide protest planned for today against the national restaurant chain, according to group spokeswoman Heidi […]

Aug. 2, 1945

The Clovis Memorial Hospital was in desperate need of registered nurses, announced Pat Morrison, superintendent of the hospital. Several members of the nurse staff left when their husbands were transferred from Clovis Army Air Force Base to another field. … Young Hollywood star Jean Parker was a spokeswoman for Arrid deodorant.

Nursing in her future

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Cristen Wofford is a 5-foot-8 junior guard who plays basketball and volleyball at Clovis Christian. The Lady Eagles are 8-5 this season. A self-proclaimed sports lover, Wofford spoke about time away from school, some of her favorites in movies and television and her plans for the future. What do […]

Free immunizations available for children

By CNJ staff The Clovis Health Office, which is located at 1216 Cameo St., will offer free immunizations beginning Monday. The free clinic is part of the Tiny Tots Need Their Shots campaign. Free flu shots will also be available for children ages 6 months and older. According to Registered Nurse Connie Fiorenzio, the flu […]

Detention center doctor deal done

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The county has hired a two-person medical staff in an effort to increase the overall health of the jail population and reduce ambulance transports to the hospital, county officials said. Dr. Les Donaldson, a Clovis internal medicine physician, entered into a contract with the county to provide health care […]

Off-duty PRMC surgical nurse helps deliver baby boy

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Donna Morrow arrived at the Curry County Animal Hospital for her dog’s shots — instead she delivered a baby. A surgical nurse at Plains Regional Medical Center, Morrow was waiting for her Chihuahua to be seen Tuesday when she heard a woman scream. Morrow followed the sounds to a […]

Hill, Lorraine “Lorrie”

Lorraine Ann “Lorrie” Hill, 61, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 25, 1944, to Stanley and Lottie Sobczak in Detroit, she grew up in a Detroit suburb and was of Polish decent. A nurse and an officer in the U. S. Air Force, she was a registered nurse in […]