School board approves maintenance plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members unanimously approved the implementation of a facilities master and maintenance plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. will begin assessing schools in the district in the next 2-3 weeks, school officials said. They will look at everything from doorframes to lightbulbs, officials said. […]

8/6 Engagements, births, etc.

ENGAGEMENTS Mares/Vasquez Ronna and Anthony Mares of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brielle Mares of Clovis, to Jacob Vasquez, of Clovis, son of Hector and Terri Vasquez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2005, at Highland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will […]

7/29 Religion Calendar

Today Vacation Bible School — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 1700 N. Main St., Clovis. Ages four years through eighth grade. Transportation available. Information: 763-7113. Saturday Family 2 Family Tour Concert — 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand and Gidding, Clovis. “The Sinclairs and Willie Joe” & “The Fair Family.” Information: 762-7343. […]

Johnny Carson: Quintessentially human

Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist Johnny Carson was perhaps the greatest comic craftsman in American popular entertainment. But this is not to say he was in any way parochial. Indeed, being a master comic in America is being a master comic of the modern world. Carson’s genius was, in part, to forge a link with millions […]

Walker, Forrest A.

Forrest A. Walker Services: Have been held. Forrest A. Walker, 74, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 8, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Mo., to Nieta and Forrest Walker. He grew up in Galveston, Texas, and later moved to Texas City where he graduated high school in 1947. […]

Former enlisted chief still speaks for airmen

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Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Sam Parish discusses how to improve the work of NCO’s in a conversation Wednesday with Command Chief Master Sgt. James Randall. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — When Sam Parish enlisted in the Air Force […]

Military Digest 5/10

Former top enlisted airman visits Cannon A retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force — the top enlisted position in that service — is coming to Cannon Air Force Base this week. According to Airman 1st Class Jared Marquis, Chief Master Sgt. Sam Parrish will meet with junior enlisted personnel, senior enlisted personnel, and […]

Master muralist brings the Bible to Master’s

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Josh McCallister is painting a Bible scene mural at Master’s Books showing the Israelites crossing the Jordan River. When finished, the 360-degree mural will show Bible scenes in a time line of events. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Gary Mitchell Mural painter Josh McCallister tends to be tough on himself and his artwork, so he […]

Clovis basking in the glow of retail industry’s growth

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Construction workers work on the new Lowe’s Home Center building Friday on North Prince Street in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell The sudden emergence of Clovis as a business destination for national chains is due to a change in perception, according to local officials and developers. The designation of the Clovis-Portales area […]

Money vs. Ministry

Gary Mitchell Michael Covington, general manager of The Master’s — A Parable Christian Store, sees the store’s upcoming move into the new “Master’s Center” business complex as an enhancement of its mission. The Christian bookstore and a travel agency, National Travel Systems, will be among businesses relocating to the former Furr’s grocery store, a 55,000 […]