Clovis News

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Dr. John Sullivan, owner of Smiles by Sullivan in Tulare, is the second American dentist to be invited to publish an article in the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, the official publication of the Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Sullivan was also featured in Inside Dentistry, a publication seen by dentists across the United States and Canada.

New officers for the Tulare Local Health Care District Board of Directors are: Dr. Lonnie Smith, chairman and president; Dr. Prem Kamboj, vice chairman; Roger McPhetridge, treasurer; Dr. Parmod Kumar, secretary; and Richard Torrez continues to serve as a board member.

Shawn Cullers of Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group passed the California Professional Structural Engineering exam.


J.D. Heiskell & Company was inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Guy Willis was the No. 1 producer for January at Guarantee Home Loans. Nick Barayuga and Brigitte Mercer also were recognized for their January production.


Larry Fortune, owner of Fortune Associates, was the recipient of the Lincoln Award for "Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community" from the Fresno County Republican Party.

Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group was selected to receive two merit awards in the American Council of Engineering Companies California's 2011 Engineering Excellence Award competition. Projects were Oakdale Irrigation District's (OID) North Side Regulating Reservoir project and Fresno Irrigation District's (FID) Enterprise Canal at Big Dry Creek Improvement project.

California State University, Fresno's Advancement Division

received four major category awards and Best of the Best honors in the Fresno Advertising Federation's 31st annual ADDY competition. Fresno State students won 13 ADDY Awards in the student competition.

DMI Agency of Visalia received five gold and three silver ADDY Awards for creative excellence from the Fresno Ad Federation.


The Candlelight Guild donated $7,500 to the Fresno Grand Opera, $7,650 to KNXT Channel 49, $2,500 to Infant of Prague, $6,250 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for a new pre-kindergarten classroom, and $14,800 to the theater arts program at San Joaquin Memorial High School.

Avecinia Wellness Center collected 105 pounds of food during its "Give a Heart" campaign in February and donated it to the Poverello House.


Bank of the Sierra awarded a Sierra Grant of $1,750 to Fresno Urban Neighborhood Development Inc.

New company

California Growing Concern Inc. and Square Deal Tree Service recently merged into a new tree company called California Tree and Landscape. Phone number: (559) 478-4133, fax number: (559) 478-4037 and e-mail:

New faces

Dr. Seetharaman Ashok joined the Adventist Health/Central Valley Network Consolidated medical staff. Ashok specializes in general urology, is board-certified and practices in Hanford.

Agents joining London Properties are: Laurie Salvano, John Powell and Steven Lopez, Fresno office, Shannon Berry, Clovis office, and Jennifer Guerra, Kingsburg office.