Fireworks fund needs more spark

By Janet Bresenham For nine years, Tom Martin and his wife Gail have been working to maintain a long-standing tradition in Clovis — the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. But Martin is quick to point out that his original year organizing the event he calls “Smoke on the Water” quickly put into proper perspective […]

Tax cut not deep enough, but it will do – for now

President Bush’s tax cut should be just what the economy needs to get moving again. As passed by Congress, the plan to cut $350 billion over 10 years is less than half what the president originally called for. But it’s still a significant reduction in the burdens borne by citizens and businesses. The tax package’s […]

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 […]

Clovis liquor establishments stung

By Gary Mitchell A minor working with area law officers was able to purchase alcoholic beverages from half of the Clovis businesses he visited on Saturday, the Department of Public Safety says. The man, 20, was able to purchase alcohol in eight of the 16 businesses he visited, officials said. “This is not good,” said […]

Garden show returning

Gary Mitchell Touted as one of the city’s most economically enhanced weekends, this year’s Home and Garden Show in Clovis should provide a good financial jolt for local and out-of-state businesses, show co-chair Jim Sitterly said. “The residual effects of this show are phenomenal,” said Sitterly, who planned the show for March 29-30. “It’s great […]