Apartment life is more than location

By Grant McGee I moved out of my groovy disc jockey pad last week. The pad was a one-bedroom apartment smack dab in downtown Clovis. Some of my compadres wondered at my choice of living quarters because of its location. “Look,” I said, “there’s new carpet, a new hot water heater, new refrigerator, it’s been […]

Days off cherished

By John Manulis: “Believe in Me” producer Editor’s note: The producers of “Believe in Me,” a film about a 1960s Oklahoma girl’s basketball team’s run at the state title, will write a daily diary in the Clovis News Journal until filming ends in Clovis later this month. A day off. Wow. After more 18-hour days […]

Emergency calls made easy with cell phones

Clovis dispatchers say almost 90 percent of 911 calls are made from cell phones. (CNJ illustration by Darren Estrada) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor The increase in cell phone use over the past decade has done wonders for local emergency personnel, allowing them to arrive at wreck and crime scenes quicker. But the portable […]

Business Digest 6/1

Fun-Putt reopens for business After acquiring it from Play Inc., new owner Paul LeClear has reopened the Fun-Putt Fun-Time Miniature Golf course at 1520 Thornton. LeClear estimates that it’s been “three or four years” since anybody had played a round at the site — until, that is, LeClear officially opened for business two weeks ago. […]

Clovis pizza place on the move

Area Manager John Rink stands in front of the future site of Pizza Hut, on the 1200 block of West 21st Street. CNJ staff photo: Jack King. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Pizza Hut is delivering itself to a new location. John Rink, general manager of Clovis’ Pizza Huts, said moving one […]

Clovis Head Start moves to larger location

Reporter’s Notebook Clovis Head Start has moved to a larger location and is inviting Clovis residents to an open house on Wednesday. According to staff member Amanda Dawson, the new location at 901 Martin Luther King Blvd. will be able to serve 164 children, compared to 130 at the old facility on 1115 W. 2nd […]

Military Briefs 1/12

Two Cannon fighter squadrons to deploy Cannon Air Force Base will have two of its squadrons leave base this month. The 524th Fighter Squadron left Saturday to deploy to Air Warrior, a training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, until Jan. 23. The squadron departed with 12 F-16 jets and 131 people, including […]

Lifesaver Food Banks feeds famished families

By Eric Butler If the weather changes or the kids are just getting out of school for the summer, Joe Callahan is right on top of it. But Callahan isn’t a businessman looking for angles in the marketplace. He’s the pastor at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Clovis and his interest in these kinds […]