Organizer: Friday procession just the beginning

CNJ staff Sean Ferriera said Friday’s Jump Up was a good beginning. Ferriera organized the four-hour praise parade that played Christian music as a group of about 60 marched around Second and Pile Streets — six days after the city commission approved the parade with several restrictions. Ferriera said the event got a slow start […]

Religious procession organizer determined soul

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When asked his favorite Bible verse, Sean Ferreira says he can’t possibly narrow it down to one, or two, or even eight. But when it comes to the Jump Up religious procession planned for Friday, he finds Matthew 18:20 fits the bill perfectly. The first-time event should work, according […]

City approves procession request with restrictions

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Persistence paid off for Sean Ferreira. But it comes with a price. Clovis City Commissioners approved — with strict conditions — an Aug. 28 “Jump Up” religious procession. It will take place from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. along Main and Pile streets between Second and Fifth Streets. Ferreira […]

Resident resubmits request for procession

CNJ STAFF Sean Ferreira had a vision in March for a religious procession to take place next Friday. And twice, the Clovis City Commission has decided against a five-hour procession route along Main and Mitchell streets. In today’s 5:15 p.m. city commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ferreira is submitting his third request for […]

City commission denies religious procession request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city commission tabled a request for a religious procession in its July 23 meeting, citing concerns over noise levels, traffic disruptions and a lack of public input. The commission unanimously denied Sean Ferreira’s request Thursday for all of those reasons, in addition to a lack of visible public […]

City to review Cannon housing, religious procession

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission will tackle housing needs for Cannon Air Force Base, and take a second shot at a request for a religious procession when it meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.Cannon officials have declined offering specifics about housing, citing a desire to address them […]

Commission tables procession request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sean Ferreira had a vision of honoring God with a procession down Main and Mitchell streets on a Friday evening in August. Clovis City Commissioners had visions of restricted emergency access, traffic inconvenience and noise complaints in the city’s residential areas. They tabled Ferreira’s request until Aug. 6. The […]

Rumble of respect

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis resident and Vietnam Veteran Larry Franklin participates in the Ride of Honor Sunday at the Traveling Wall Memorial at Clovis High School. Riders guided their motorcycles along the Vietnam Wall Memorial replica to pay their respects. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A procession of more than 100 motorcycles […]