Dream came true for assistant zoo director

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Hillcrest Park Zoo Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti explains his role at the zoo, while a 4 1/2 week old 
Small-Spotted Genet checks out his ear.

Mark Yannotti was born in Palo Alto, California, and was raised in San Jose, California. He grew up in a family of eight. They moved to Clovis when he was in high school because his brother was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and would tell the family how great Clovis was. As a teen, […]

Terry: Got my fill of mud bogging back in the day

I never thought I would see the day mud bog races would be on the schedule at Pioneer and Heritage Days in Clovis and Portales. I think we might be able to pull it off this year if the rain keeps up. I remember years ago they would run mud bog races on ESPN. In […]

Hartsfield: Dressing your best helps chase bad mood away

Nieka Style One thing about having a bad day is that it’s written all over your face. Bad news and ugly faces go hand and hand. I’m inclined to talk about moods and dressing because it has occurred to me that during the times of life’s occasional speed bumps it’s difficult to feel good about […]

Borden: Velvet stamped photo album on upcoming show

Creative Living Information on making a velvet stamped photo album and making a growth chart will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer and she’s going to show how to make a beautiful velvet stamped photo […]

Davis: Those who’ve served deserve respect, honor

Several weeks ago, this column focused on history of Memorial Day, and the need to recover the primary focus of this U.S. holiday, which is to honor those who have given their lives in the cause of free and to remember all of our loved ones who have died. Fittingly enough, this week lands us […]

On the shelves — May 31

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father by Tracey Davis takes a uniquely personal perspective on one of the greatest pop culture icons of the 20th Century, who overcame extraordinary obstacles to become an entertainment superstar in a career spanning over six […]

Senior calendar — May 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals, , 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1-5 8 ball pool; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy […]

Our people: Accountant lives a scout’s life

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John Schonberger at his office on Pile Street in Clovis.

John Schonberger grew up in south Philadelphia. He enjoyed music and dancing. He played the saxophone in his high school band at La Salle College High School and he later became a mummer for the annual Mummers Parade — held each New Year’s Day in Philadelphia — for three years. Schonberger married his wife, Elizabeth […]

Takes a lifetime to prepare for being old

Bette Davis once said “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Since developing back and hip problems I can relate. Things don’t move like they once did; if I get down on the floor it’s not a certainty I’ll get right back up, and getting out of bed the morning after a day of physical […]

Nieka Style: Summer means shoe changes

The first days of summer are only a month away. With of all the rain that we’ve been getting lately, I just want hole up in my room and stream TV all day. Waking up to the gloomy weather we’ve had lately is bittersweet. Bitter because all I want to do is sleep and sweet […]

On the Shelves — May 24

The following books are now available: Portales Public Library Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews As a movie location scout, Greer Hennessy’s job is hard enough as it is, with the constant pressure to find the perfect sets, but after her last project was a complete failure, she is given one last chance before her […]

Creative Living — May 24

Information on homestyle cooking, floral arranging, and choosing cabinets for a mudroom will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Extension Home Economist, Connie Moyers will demonstrate “Homestyle in a Hurry.” She explains that homestyle means cooking like your mother or grandmother used to do, […]

Senior Calendar — May 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle Wednesday: 10 a.m. Sew Days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 1 p.m. bingo; 6 p.m. line dance Friday: 10 a.m. Needle gang;  1 p.m. Pinochle; 7 […]

Honors — May 24

Scanlan A Portales native who graduated from Oklahoma State University this month has received an award for being the top senior of her college. Erin Scanlan, 21, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from the Spears School with a 4.0 grade point average while also receiving the 2015 Raymond D. Thomas Award […]

School menus — May 17

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers w/ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken strips w/bbq sauce, celery sticks […]

Senior calendar — May 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals; 10 a.m. 8-5 Exercise equipment; Line Dance, pinochle; 1 p.m., Beginners line dance; 2 p.m., 5 p.m. social night. Iris Farm Ruidoso Trip Monday and Tuesday Tuesday: Quilting 8 a.m., 8-5 Exercise equipment, 1p.m. pinochle, 1-5 p.m. 8 ball pool, 6 p.m. musical. Wednesday: 8-5 […]

Clovis native a poet, former educator

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
Josie Sena on the front porch of her home in Clovis.

Josie Sena was born and raised in Clovis. In her book, “Memoirs in Poetry Seasons of My Life,” she describes herself as growing up a quiet and timid girl with an incredible imagination. She developed a love for writing and would write anywhere she could. Sena is the mother of three children, three grandchildren and […]

Terry: Make sure your bucket holds water

I know it has been a pretty wet spring because I’ve dumped rain out of my gauge more times this year than in a long time. I had just become a little perplexed at why everyone else was reporting more than I received. If they got .9 at Dora I just got .3. If they […]

Borden: Glitter projects on upcoming show

Information on making projects with glitter, teaching kids to sew, and using candy melts as cupcake toppers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Barbara Trombley is President of Art Institute Glitter, Inc., and she’s going to show how to use various glitter products […]

Davis: Memorial Day more than start of summer

Memorial Day. The symbolic beginning of summer. In Clovis, the weekend of high school graduation-caps and gowns, balloons and bouquets, the end of one life stage and beginning of another, for young adults. That part happened by circumstance; it is not always so. The day arises, though, out of a desire to honor those who […]