Kids on the job: ‘It’s work, not day care’

Jen Weigel Most reader responses to the story on taking your kids to work were negative, but some of you agreed with the idea that bringing kids to work can enliven the office in a good way. Our column about taking the kids to work generated a pretty exciting conversation on Facebook. Here are a […]

Woman charged with embezzling funds of disabled individuals

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Freedom New Mexico A 43-year-old Clovis woman is charged with forgery and embezzlement following allegations she drained more than $13,000 from bank accounts of 12 disabled clients of ENMRSH. Dawn Lebow is charged with 12 counts of forgery and 12 counts of embezzlement, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Curry County Magistrate Court. […]

2-22-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Cyndee Nelson Job: Cosmetologist, Reflections Hair Design Time on job: Five years Background: Experience in business and finance and has spent two years at CCC Cosmetology School. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Greeting clients, answering phones, helping with the daily salon activities; which include upkeep, and sanitation and that is important in […]

Career center unites programs

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Individuals can receive a variety of services to better their future at the New Mexico Workforce Connection/Roosevelt County One-Stop Career Center. The two programs available to assist area residents are the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. Clients for the TANF […]

It’s their job: Billie Rains

Name: Billie Rains Occupation: Hair designer at Reflections Hair Salon Time on the Job: Two years Background: Rains has been in the cosmetology business for the past 42 years. She moved to Portales from Phoenix. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Hair color, perms, styles, up-dos, men’s, women’s and children’s cuts. Q. What is […]

Caring companions

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Senior companions help their clients run errands. They alert doctors and relatives about health conditions. They act as caregivers when the need arises. Something else happens with senior companions — almost as an unwritten rule. They become friends. “I’ll (schedule some companions) from 8 a.m. to noon, but it doesn’t […]

Public defender calls it a career

By David Irvin For 25 years he has served as Curry County’s public defender. But on Oct. 29, Calvin Neumann will officially retire from public service at the age of 72. He won’t be without things to do, however. “I have all kinds of crafts and hobbies,” he said. “I’ve got two stained glass projects […]

Alternative punishment changes lives

Mike Linn For almost 30 years Terry Hileman described himself as a casual substance abuser, someone who would raise cheers with friends and co-workers in area taverns on the weekends. But two years ago, after the 48-year-old Albuquerque resident was arrested for his third DUI, he began to reevaluate that description of himself. On that […]