McGee: Marriage is a sweet deal

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist It was another Saturday morning, another morning of venturing forth out onto the High Plains in search of great yard sales. I was hungry so I sank a knife into the big pan of brownies The Lady of the House had baked the day before. “What are you doing?”said a […]

Sen. Tom Udall to speak at ENMU commencement

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Courtesy photo: Jessica and John McGraw Siblings John and Jessica McGraw are teenage students at Eastern New Mexico University and karate instructors in Hobbs. Jessica, 16, is preparing to graduate with her bachelor’s in biology this week, and John expects to finish his bachelor’s in biology and finance in December, at age 19. Argen Duncan […]

Memories of punishment still linger

I loved Mrs. Butterfield. I loved her name, her smile, her sweet, caring attitude, the way she made me feel good about myself. I even loved Mrs. Butterfield after she walloped me so severely I remember it 64 years later. It was a daily routine at the one-through-twelve Boardman schoolhouse outside Youngstown. My desk was […]

Memories of summer still sweet

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist The old summertime saying goes: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” I’m not too sure I’ve ever done too much screaming for ice cream but I sure have moaned and complained after eating too much of the frozen sweet stuff. I could eat ice cream every […]

Being sweet matters

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist All this political talk is making my head spin. In fact, I think it may be giving me migraines. Everywhere I turn someone is talking about politics. To take a break from this frenzy, my husband and I decided to go see a silly movie and called our occasional baby-sitter. […]

Sweet potatoes part of Portales’ past

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The sweet potato has been a part of Thanksgiving fare for a long time. Sweet potatoes were also a part of the Roosevelt County agriculture scene for nearly a century. Sweet potato crops slowly died out in the 1970s and 1980s around Portales. Growers that are still around aren’t […]

Sweet breads bring back memories

By Anita Doberman: Columnist “Panettone” and “Pandoro” are traditional sweet Italian breads, usually popular around Christmas. I try to get these specialties every year. It’s easy to find Panettone, but almost impossible to find Pandoro. For Christmas, I must have my Pandoro and it has to be a Bauli brand Pandoro. If I don’t, it […]

Readers make columnist’s job easy

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Comes now the argument that just might shape the dimensions of the cockfighting debate this coming statehouse session once legislative leaders hunker down and Gov. Bill Richardson throws his considerable weight in whichever direction he intends to throw it. From Cotton City, which Google places near Animas, a grandma gamer […]

Cats help South cruise to all-star victory

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Manzano’s Nicky Lawson goes over South defender Steven Gonzeles (32) of Mayfield for the North’s only touchdown in Friday’s Class 4A-5A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star football game in Albuquerque. (Albuquerque Journal photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — One recent senior from Clovis, Chris Finch, isn’t sure whether he’ll be attending […]

Half-dozens Cats together one more time

Chris Finch, left, and Randy Cerda helped Clovis go 12-2 in 2005. (File photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Feeling slightly jilted he originally was an alternate to the South squad in Friday’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association North-South all-star game at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the former Clovis High […]

Student profiles: Devin Sweet, Kelsy Hale

Devin Sweet is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Tim and Pam Sweet. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? “That ’70s Show.” What’s so great about your favorite sport (football)? Being able to play with all of my friends and getting to hit people and hear the crowd […]

Student profile: Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan Sweet is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Andrew and Diana Sweet. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Football is a very physical sport where I can take out all my frustrations on the other team and not get in trouble for it — unless I get a […]

CHS’ Sweet takes AD job at Rio Rancho

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Andy Sweet is preparing to take over the largest high school athletics program in the state. Sweet, 45, a math teacher and a volleyball and track assistant coach at Clovis High for the past two years, has been hired as athletic director at Rio Rancho High School. He starts […]

Sweet, Jewel “Billie”

Jewel “Billie” Sweet, 91, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at her home. She was born March 29, 1914, in Floyd, Texas, to Robert Hendryx and the former Nora Burkhalter. She married Edward Sweet on Jan. 12, 1931, in Santa Rosa. They farmed and made brooms for their living. The family moved to […]

Rebounds key for Cats

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Clovis senior Devin Sweet will need to have a big game today when the Wildcats go on the road to face Roswell High (15-3). (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In basketball, height isn’t everything, but it’s a lot. It’s the reason Sam Bowie was drafted ahead of Michael Jordan. […]

Three Cats chosen to all-star team

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Three members of Clovis High’s Class 5A state runnerup football team have been chosen to the 2005 Class 5A-4A Golden Spread Team, announced recently by the Amarillo Globe News. Junior running back Brian Mead and junior wide receiver Rishard Matthews were chosen on offense, while senior free safety Devin Sweet was […]

State notebook: Wildcats stall after TD

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Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos celebrates a 77-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass that gave he Trojans a 17-7 lead. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In the regular season, the Wildcats were only down at halftime twice, against La Cueva and Hobbs, and came back to win both games. On Saturday, Clovis came […]

Cats advance to finals

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Clovis junior Rishard Matthews looks for room during the second half. Matthews scored on a 44-yard pass and a 35-yard run. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — It took the Clovis High defense a while to figure out Onate’s powerful option attack in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal […]

Even workers feast on Thanksgiving

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Hillcrest Park Zoo dietitian Lisa Fox feeds Thanksgiving supper to black-handed spider monkeys Thursday at the zoo. (Staff photo: Andy Jackson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They ate turkey, green-bean casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. The five black-handed spider monkeys at Hillcrest Park Zoo enjoyed the same meal many of the […]

Cats’ Sweet trying to carry on family tradition

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Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus, right, talks with senior quarterback Devin Sweet during the second half of last week’s Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game against Manzano at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Senior Devin Sweet is a starter at quarterback and free safety for the Clovis […]