Ho, hum: Cats breeze again

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 17-0 with an 82-52 win over Borger.

Jaye Crockett led the Wildcats with 27 points and Jaden Isler added 21.

Clovis beat Portales 31-28 in a girls game.

Antiesha Brown scored eight points and Jadee Isler added six as Clovis completed a season sweep of the Lady Rams.

Go to varsity now on varsitynow section on Web site for more coverage.

Other scores:
Texico 50, Melrose 32
Muleshoe 61, Tulia 36
Sudan 81, Bovina 18
Farwell 52, Olton 30
Fort Sumner 47, Floyd 38

Sudan 55, Bovina 43
Tulia 48, Muleshoe 38
Fort Sumner 60, Floyd 53
Texico 76, Melrose 50

Abilene Christian 91, ENMU 61
Abilene Christian 73, ENMU 63

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Press releases regarding the arrest of a Curry County detention center officer and ConAgra’s decision not to pursue an ethanol plant in Clovis are posted under “More Features” below.

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Clovis mayoral candidate Gloria Wicker says she is a proponent of open government.

“Right now I do not recall when I may have denied an interview to a reporter or failed to answer their questions with honesty,” she wrote in response to questions about public access to government information.

See what else she has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log,

Falling, With Style

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight.

Clovis’ Ardyth Elms is convinced the full moon has some kind of mystical power.

“I worked in a mental hospital for the criminally insane for 23 years and, yes, it really affects people,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I think if the person is also mentally ill, it seems to affect them more than the average person. Ask any policeman and he/she will tell you the same thing. I don’t know why, but it does.”

Clovis’ Gerald Majewski reports he had a memorable full-moon experience outside his apartment building when he lived in Budapest.

“I heard voices in the middle of our courtyard and wanted to know just what was going on,” he wrote in an e-mail.

When he went to investigate, he found he was alone – and locked out of his building for three hours before help arrived.

“I think I have had my share of weird and unusual things happen to me in both my military and foreign service careers,” he wrote. “But I’d probably do it again.”

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St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bovina will host its annual German Sausage Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 3.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 6. Or you can purchase sausage for $4 per pound.

The menu includes creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, bread and desserts.

St. Ann’s Parish Hall is on Third Street in Bovina.

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Gas prices were about 20 cents per gallon cheaper in Farwell than Clovis on Monday night.

The Allsup’s in Farwell was at 2.799 per gallon, compared 2.999 at most Clovis stations.

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January temperature extremes are normal in the Clovis area. On this date in 1950, we had a high of 77 degrees. On this date in 1918, we set a record at 1 below zero, according to weather.com

The warmest January day recorded in Clovis was 79 degrees in 1974. The coldest January day in almost 100 years of record keeping was 12 below zero in 1963.

Today’s high should be in the upper 40s, with a low around 23.