Births 2/29 – Borjas

Borjas Jose and Jodi Borjas of Clovis, are the parents of a 7-pound, 3-ounce girl, Kaydynce Rose Borjas, born on Feb. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Jose G. Borjas, Diane Borjas and Joe Wilson. Her great-grandparents are Richard Gross and Rose Gross.

Births 2/22

Bender Johnathan Bender and Vicki Lucero of Clovis are the parents of a 8-pound, 7.6-ounce girl born on Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Janelle Denae Bender has a brother, Seth, 3, and a sister, Julia, 2. Her grandparents are Victor and Sharon Lucero. Her great-grandparents are Earl and Wanda Scott.

Clovis hospital staples retire

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Brian Bentley, administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center, congratulates Joy Williams, left, and Diane White on their retirement from nursing during a reception Wednesday. Courtesy photo: Leslie Hopper, RN By Jack King Diane White and Joy Williams are graduates of some of the earliest nursing classes held in Clovis and have each served the community […]

It’s a new year baby

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Maria Rodriguez holds her new baby boy Francisco Saturday at Plains Regional Medical Center. Francisco was first born in 2004 at 8:16 a.m. Friday, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Maria Rodriguez of Muleshoe, Texas, said she wants to thank the many Clovis businesses and individuals who donated […]

Taco Box closes its mall location; others still open

By Jack King Tom Martin, owner of the Taco Box restaurants, said the company closed its site in North Plains Mall on Sunday because it was unable to reach an agreement on the extension of its lease with mall owner General Growth Properties. Martin said the North Plains Mall Taco Box had 13 employees, some […]

Merchants have gifts for little kids and big ‘kids’

By Jack King If you’re the parent, relative, or even a close friend of a preteen girl, among the most popular ways to say “Merry Christmas” this year is “Bratz.” The fashion-plate dolls were mentioned most often when Clovis merchants were asked Wednesday which are the hottest-selling toys this year. “Craft kits are also really […]

Garcia, Flora

Flora Garcia Services: 10 a.m. Monday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Church. Flora Garcia, 81, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1922, in Clayton, to Manuel and Ramona Gutierrez Chavez. She married Ernest Garcia July 24, 1938, in Wheatland, Wyo. They came to Clovis […]

‘Tis the season

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Family members James Townson, left, of Melrose, Cody Fullerton, center, 10, of Melrose, and Debbie Spriggs, right, of Clovis, wave to the floats as they stay warm during Saturday’s 2003 Clovis Christmas Light Parade. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Temperatures in the 30s didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of youngsters getting ready for Clovis’ […]

Wanted: 50 doctors, and now

By Jack King If you dropped 20 new general practice physicians into Clovis’ pool of patients, they would hardly make a ripple. That was how Plains Regional Medical Center’s new administrator Brian S. Bentley described the city’s physician shortage recently. And it’s not just GPs that the city needs, he said. “Clovis probably has never […]

United Way still needs help to meet goal

By Jack King With help from local residents, businesses and agencies, the Curry County United Way is well on its way to achieving its goal for this year’s fund raiser, United Way executive director Erinn Burch said Wednesday. But, there’s still a little way to go, she said. United Way’s goal this year is $375,000 […]