Just kidding, guys

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the pope and the president. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Not crazy about the Dems

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of her experience.” — Doug McGregor • How about neither? I would probably prefer Obama because it is inevitable that Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend will wreck Hillary’s campaign.” — Frank […]

Dora teacher still learning

A Dora school teacher is featured in this month’s Pathways newsletter. “We all have to be lifelong learners,” says Colleen Tollett, the business education teacher at Dora High School. Pathways tries to connect educators and administrators with career and technical education information they need to succeed in the classroom. Here’s a link: Pathways • • […]

You gotta love cowboys

Cowboys are not known for their romantic side. Glenda Price explains the cowboy way. Look for her column in the Opinion section. • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

‘I was the best around’

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Raymond Atchley’s reply: “I unknowingly had seen Esther on the peripheral of my life since 1977 for sure and maybe earlier. “Her family and my ex-wife’s family had been fairly close and she also worked at Clovis Memorial Hospital with […]

We were dragging Main

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Doug McGregor’s reply: “Dragging Main Street in the ’70s.” • Gerald Majewski’s reply: “I met my wife while working in the post office in Milwaukee, Wis. She was coming around with cookies. … She was doing this because another girl […]

Lady Cats, Portales rebuilding

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales Lady Rams will have to overcome a heavy hit from graduation to top last year. Meantime, the Clovis Lady Wildcats are still striving for the blue trophy. Portales was pushed to five games by Pojoaque last November before nailing down its fourth Class 3A state volleyball title […]

PREP FOOTBALL: New PHS coach feels at home

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Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel, left, celebrates with an assistant coach after the Foxes beat Texico 14-7 to win the Class 1A state championship last November. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Andy Correll may be from Knox City, Texas, but he feels quite comfortable in Portales. A former assistant at Portales […]

Prep hoops: Girls capsules

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Grady’s Heather Blackburn tries to drive past Farwell’s Salida Edwards during a game earlier this month in Farwell. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Clovis Christian Lady Eagles District 4-1A Coach: Max Kralicek (3rd year) 2004-05 record: 12-14 Returning starters: Mollie Peterson, 5-3 PG, Sr.; Sam Barnett, 5-8 F/P, Sr.; Tasha Daale, 5-9 F, Sr.; […]

Area weekend high school football capsules

CNJ staff All Times MDT Clovis Christian at Lake Arthur When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday 2004 records: Clovis Christian 2-7, Lake Arthur 3-5. Coaches: Clovis Christian, Greg Darden; Lake Arthur, Jose Porras. Last meeting: First times teams have met. Lake Arthur players to watch: Manuel Salcido, 5-10, 175, Sr., QB-S; Edward Rubio, 5-6, 145, So., WR-DE; […]

Clovis basketball capsules 1-20

District 4-5A Boys Sandia (10-5) at Clovis (15-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday Last week:Clovis beat Gadsden 37-35 on Friday, lost to Amarillo 51-45 on Saturday in Purple Pepper Shootout. Sandia beat Del Norte 61-47 on Wednesday. Notable: After losing to Amarillo, the Wildcats dropped to No. 2 in the Albuquerque Journal coaches poll, behind new district […]

Area boys hoop capsules

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Texico’s Garret Mayfield (left) and Bryce Bailey chase down an offensive rebound during the Wolverines’ season opener Tuesday against Tatum. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF New Mexico Texico Wolverines (0-1) Coach: Richard Luscombe (15th year) 2002-03 record: 18-9 (7-1 District 6-2A) Last playoff appearance: 2003, lost to Hope Christian in the Class 2A regional […]

Year in review: 2003 Clovis Wildcats

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Defense and a strong running game helped Clovis turn its season around. CNJ photo illustration by Eric Kluth. By Rick White The Clovis Wildcats’ season included plenty of highs and lows en route to an 8-3 record and a state playoff berth, starting with the untimely death of assistant coach Pete Hurst before the season […]

Politicians make for quotable quotations

Ned Cantwell Kids say the darndest things. So do politicians. I am inspired by Billy McKibben, the colorful former state senator from Hobbs. That southeastern New Mexico community, its economy once pumped flush by oil production and supply companies, is drilling for new economic vitality in the fertile fields of the gambling industry. At a […]

Area high school football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT TEXICO (7-0) AT EUNICE (2-6) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: Texico 1-0, Eunice 0-1. LAST WEEK: The Wolverines, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, shut out Loving 33-0 at Texico. Eunice lost at Jal 28-7. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Cardinals at […]

Area weekend football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT LOVING (4-2) AT TEXICO (6-0) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: District opener for both teams. LAST WEEK: The Falcons had a bye in preparation for the district opener, while the top-ranked Wolverines Hagerman 59-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico defeated the Falcons 28-0 at Loving. LOVING PLAYERS TO WATCH: […]

Area weekend prep football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT HAGERMAN (1-5) AT TEXICO (5-0) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday (Homecoming) LAST WEEK: Texico blanked Tucumcari 40-0 at Tucumcari. Hagerman, which has had three coaches in the last three years and whose roster includes only six seniors and four juniors, lost at Loving 48-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico shut out the […]

Area football capsules

Complied by Dave Wagner and Eric Butler All Times MDT Eunice (1-1) at Ft. Sumner (2-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Eunice lost at home to New Mexico Military Institute 49-14. Fort Sumner won at Capitan 32-10. Last meeting: 2002, Fort Sumner routed the Cardinals 60-0 at Eunice en route to its second consecutive […]