Spouse job program to relaunch in fall

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume Oct. 25, but with some significant changes to the popular spouse employment program, a defense official announced today. Changes include a reduction in the amount of financial aid, a change in the population eligible to receive that […]

It’s their job: Doyle Onstott

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Portales’ Doyle Onstott is owner and manager of South Sea Full Service Station. In October, he said he will have been operating the gas station for 25 years. His is among the last full-service gas stations in the region.

Dog pee dampens job interview

Sharna Johnson I’d like to begin with the disclaimer that this is a story I probably should never tell anyone, much less put in print. It’s the story of the day I got my job with the Clovis News Journal. It was a Saturday and my interview was scheduled for mid-day. Overwhelmed with nervous energy, […]

It’s their job — July 13

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Ashlee Howard is a secretary at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. She said she has been working there for two years as part of a work-study program at Eastern New Mexico University. She answers phones, helps with a variety of events and said computer and people skills are important.

Wood frontrunner for Greyhound starting job

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer Wes Wood has gone from backup to the heir apparent at Eastern New Mexico University in a little more than a year. Wood, who led Muleshoe to the school’s only state football championship in 2008, has been called the frontrunner to replace J.J. Harp following spring drills, according to […]

It’s their job: Shane Pennell

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Shane Pennell does a tune-up to a Dodge Ram pickup Monday at Glenn’s Garage in Portales. Pennell has been with Glenn’s Garage for three years.

It’s their job — June 22

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Portales City Pool lifeguard Daniela Gomez demonstrates duties in the baby pool. She is working a a lifeguard for the first time this summer and enjoys her co-workers and seeing the children. Gomez said the job isn’t as easy as it looks.

It’s their job: Ofelia Jasso

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Creighton’s Town and Country sales clerk Ofelia Jasso seals a bag of duck feed for a customer. Jasso, an Elida native, said she has worked at the store for about six years and loves the job because she can be helpful.

It’s their job: Holly Bartlett

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Holly Bartlett, a clerk at the Allsup’s Convenience Store on Avenue D, rings up a gas purchase. The Eastern New Mexico University alumnus has been working at the store for about two months while waiting to start graduate school. She said she likes seeing the many people who come in every day, especially the regular […]

Motherhood full-time profession

By Glenda Price: State columnist Every job has a euphemistic title these days. Betty Lou, a wife and mother, met a “business man” at a meeting. When he asked about her occupation she replied, “I’m an early childhood educator.” “That sounds really interesting,” he said. “Do you ever get called in on weekends?” Betty Lou […]

It’s their job: Jennifer Johnson

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Portales Municipal Schools band director Jennifer Johnson plays along with Portales High School percussion students as they practice in the school band room. She said it’s exciting to see students from different backgrounds come together and make music.

More bases to post job vacancies on USAJOBS

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Eight additional locations will begin using USAJOBS.gov on May 24 to advertise vacancies to current Air Force employees. Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.; McGuire AFB, N.J.; McChord AFB, Wash.; Langley AFB, Va.; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Andersen AFB, Guam; and the […]

It’s their job: Nede Jimenez

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First Community Bank Customer Service Representative Nede Jimenez opens and closes accounts and helps customers with their banking problems. She has worked at the bank for just more than a year and said her favorite part of the job is helping people and finding solutions.

It’s their job: Darren Hooker

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Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker works at his desk. He expects to start his second term next January, and he said he likes the ability to affect the law enforcement provided to the citizens of Roosevelt County.

It’s their job: Kimberly Terry

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Kimberly Terry serves as records supervisor at the Roosevelt County Law Enforcement Center. She has been in the position for about a year, and worked in dispatch for about eight years before that.

Portales Junior High news — April 20

Spring band concert The junior high and high school bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. Job shadowing Eighth-grade students were able to experience being in the workforce Friday as they job shadowed at various places in our community. The students were […]

My turn: Glad I didn’t make that U-turn

When I first cruised into Portales from Dallas for a job interview on a brownish summer afternoon in 1982, I almost made a U-turn. Where were the co-eds on glistening slopes, feathered natives selling turquoise ties, quaint trains chugging through evergreen forests? It’s taken 27 years, but I’ve finally stopped thinking of The Gulch as […]

It’s their job: Gerardo Marquez

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C & S tire technician Gerardo Marquez, 26, checks out a tire at work.

It’s their job: Consuelo Garcia

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Dental assistant Consuelo Garcia, left, works at the office of Peter L. Thompson in Portales. She said she likes everything about her job. Patients become part of the family, and taking care of family and giving them great smiles is awesome, Garcia said.

It’s their job: Sophia Dunsworth

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Sophia Dunsworth, who has been working at Movie Gallery for seven months, said she likes the job because of the interaction with customers and the different types of customers.