Cannon airman plays role in Tops in Blue

USAF: Airman 1st Class Desiree Esposito Airman 1st Class Jette Warnick, front, center, performs with Tops in Blue at Ramstein Air Base on Oct. 17. Warnick is assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Before the most recent Superbowl, a group of background singers […]

Thursday morning briefing: Hearings, back to school and a new sports site

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Wednesday morning briefing: Jokes, dorm life and activity groups

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Monday morning briefing: Fair time and Portales by the numbers

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Their View: District 5 Commission candidate promotes varied background

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Larry Jewell is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 5. He’s running against Lori Bohm, Kendell Buzard and Allen Deen. Here’s what Jewell had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

It’s their job: Administrative assistant survives bone marrow disease

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Exie Williams is the administrative assistant to the director of nursing at Roosevelt General Hospital. Background: I was raised in Portales, and I’ve worked at RGH for six years. I have three kids. I went to school here in Portales and part of my schooling at Eastern (New Mexico University). I haven’t finished my degree […]

Getting to know: Pastor comes from family of faithful

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Todd Terry is a pastor at Faith Triumphant Church. Background: People who know him call him Pastor Todd. He was born in Portales in the 1960s and grew up on his grandparent’s (Dave and Juanita Terry) dairy farm. He attended school in Floyd and Portales. Terry’s father, James Terry, founded Faith Triumphant Church in 1980 […]

It’s their job: Secretary stays busy

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Name: Shauna Wade Job: Secretary for certified public accountant Terry L. Cone. Background: I am originally from Sundown, Texas. I’ve lived in Portales since 2003. I am married, and I have two daughters. Time on job: I have been with Terry L. Cone for two years. What does your job entail? Everything. I answer telephones, […]

It’s Their Job: New manager keeps busy serving customers

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Name: Whitney Lovato What is your job? I am a server/manager at the Something Different Grill in Portales. What is your background?

New special ed director takes over July 1

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The incoming Portales special education director has a background in special education and said she plans to continue the current service and work with the gifted program. Jacqueline “Jackie” Burns, now Brown Early Childhood Center’s principal, is scheduled to officially take the place of current Director of Special Student […]

It’s their job: Judit Barrera

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Name: Judit Barrera Job: Secretary at Ace Hardware. Background: I was born and raised in Portales. Time on job: Two years this May.

It’s Their Job: Margaret Seales

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Name: Margaret Seales Job: Florist for Butterfly Floral Background: I was raised in Whiteface and Muleshoe, Texas. I married my husband who was in the Army. We lived in Oklahoma, Germany, Kentucky and Texas. We finally settled here when my oldest daughter was in the seventh grade. We have been here ever since. Time on […]

It’s their job: Ashley Kendrick

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Name: Ashley Kendrick Job: Owner of Coffee Depot Background: Ashley was raised and attended school in the Portales area. She began working at the shop when her mother opened it three years ago. Time as owner: One year What does your job entail? All the usual tasks that go along with making gourmet coffee. What […]

It’s Their Job: Steve Rooney

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Name: Steve Rooney Job: Owner of Rooney Moon Broadcasting Background: Rooney spent his first 15 years in Cork, Ireland. After moving to the United States, a business-ownership opportunity brought him to Portales as he was looking to get into the radio business. Time on job: Six and a half years What does your job entail? […]

It’s Their Job: Janice Stockard

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Janice Stockard Job: Lab supervisor at the University Computer Center at Eastern New Mexico University Background: Stockard grew up and attended high school in Denver City, Texas.

It’s Their Job: Colby Morgan

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Colby Morgan Job: School resource officer for Portales Police Department Background:

It’s Their Job: Jackie Tomlinson

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Name: Jackie Tomlinson Job: Site manager at Southside Storage Background: Tomlinson has lived in the Portales area since 1995 and graduated from Portales High School. Time on Job: Two years What does your job entail? We help people store away their items and answer questions. We are one of the only gated storage areas in […]

It’s Their Job: Jim Whary

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Jim Whary Job: Park Manager at Oasis State Park Background: After serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years, Whary moved with his wife from the East Coast and started training on the job at Oasis. Time on the job: 14 years What does your job entail? I’m responsible for […]

It’s Their Job: Hot Threads

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PNT Correspondent: Chris Romero Name: Debbie Christiansen Job: Owner of Hot Threads. Background: Debbie Christiansen is from Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and has managed Chevron employees at convenience stores, worked in retail and grocery stores, and managed a copy office for the last seven years where printers, computers, copy machines were serviced. A future goal

It’s Their Job May 9

By Chris Romero Name: Hamid Allamehzadeh Job: Associate professor in electronic engineering technology at Eastern New Mexico University Background: Allamehzadeh attended Rose State College and then transferred and received a bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate in electrical engineering at the University of Oklahoma while teaching courses in electromagnetic, circuit and control as a teacher’s assistant. […]