Bass, M.D.

M.D. Bass Services: Have been held. Mr. M.D. Bass, 73, of Clovis, a test deskman for a telephone company, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at his home. He was born on Jan. 29, 1930, in Perico, Texas, to Jim and Agnes Sylvester Bass. He married Billie Greer on May 7, 1954, in Elida. He had […]

internet Safari, Sept. 14

By Tom DiFrancesca Customer service equals customer loyalty. That’s the equation for the day, folks. I sincerely believe that if an Internet company has a slightly deficient product or service, but offers great customer service, most customers will try to stick it out during the down times. If a company is unable to offer great […]

The joy of discovering African roots

By Leonard Pitts Let me tell you where I come from. Born in Southern California, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Both parents from Mississippi, but I’m not referring to that, either. I mean before that. Before Mr. James Crow laid down his law. Before raiders and slave traders dropped anchor in West Africa. […]

Deregulation incorrectly blamed in power struggle

Although some diagnosticians seem to be narrowing in on Cleveland as the physical source of the initial problems that led to the massive Eastern seaboard electrical blackout last week, a definitive determination may still take awhile. Meanwhile, the discussion is turning to the kinds of policies that made such a failure likely and what kind […]

Bank, holding company merger is terminated

By Jack King Access Anytime Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Clovis’ FirstBank, announced Monday that its proposed merger with First National Bank Holding Company of Scottsdale, Ariz., has been terminated. According to Access Anytime’s Web site, the boards of directors of the two companies mutually agreed to terminate the merger agreement effective Friday upon […]

Building parts given new life with project

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Carla Givens, solid waste manager for Cannon’s 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Dan Gould of Habitat for Humanity work together to keep reusable building materials from being dumped into local landfills. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Demolition begins today on the old 27th Security Forces building at Cannon Air […]

Strict regulations spur owners of cheese plant into expansion

By Darrell Todd Maurina Strict milk quotas and government regulations imposed by the European Union fueled expansion into the United States, according to officials of the Irish milk processing company known as Glanbia. Glanbia, whose name means “pure food” in the traditional Irish language of Gaelic, first came to the United States in 1988 and […]

Police Blotter 8/6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Friday to a Clovis rental business manager who said a Clovis resident signed a rental agreement for a mini-theater sound system, two speakers, and a 25-inch television. The business manager said he had made several attempts to collect payment on […]

Water needs to be conserved drop by drop

Don’t water your lawn every day. Don’t wash your car every weekend. Don’t use your dishwasher until it’s full. Save water whenever you can. Those are common-sense ideas to follow any day in the arid West, but they take on more urgency today. If we don’t follow them, we may have serious water shortages in […]

Conservation critical

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Jimmy Dominguez, greens superintendent for the Clovis Municipal Golf Course, hand waters a green Thursday at the course. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King If Clovis residents don’t voluntarily reduce water consumption, they could face a water emergency in a week, city officials said Thursday at a press conference. New Mexico-American Water officials announced […]