All types of discrimation are harmful

By Kevin Wilson I fear I may be a victim of discrimination. But before every lawyer within the area tries to reach me, let me explain that it’s a tough case to win. There’s no concrete evidence, and this isn’t based on race, religion, nationality or skin color. No, it’s quite simply name discrimination. I’ve […]

Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez Your job: ENMU student Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old Our hometown: Clayton.. Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with […]

Batista a fixture at fixing things

Your name: Joseph Batista Your job: Maintenance and grounds keeper at Roosevelt County Courthouse Your age (and birth date): 57, August 21, 1947 Your hometown: Portales Occupation: Landscaping and Maintenance Your family (spouse, children, names and ages): Deanna (spouse), Christine Phipps, 32; Sharon Muniz, 30; Michelle Terry, 28; Joseph Batista, 23; David Batista, 21 Your […]

Vick makes his ‘marx’ in Portales

If you call Robert Vick by his legal name, he assumes you’re going to ask to see his license and registration as well. Vick goes by Stretch, a name tied in to the independent Stretch Marx painting business that he has run, on and off, for 20 years. His signs stretch across the country and […]

Osborne all about ENMU activities

Shannon Osborne splits her time as the manager of the Harding Apartments and a program advisor for Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Organizations and Activities. Her fantasy dinner party would include Eleanor Roosevelt and the Care Bears, and her superhero name would be Red Raven. What do you think of Portales? “I think Portales […]

Gregg-Cherry helps bring people to college

Name: Christina Gregg-Cherry Job: Admissions Recruiter Age (and birth date): 25, 09/03/1979 Hometown: Magdalena, NM What do you think of Portales? “I love Portales, the community makes me feel right at home.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sunny, about 80 degrees and NO wind!” What is your fondest memory of Portales? “Sitting on […]

Kryden enjoys life of books

What do you think of Portales? “I love Portales. That’s why I came back, for family and also Portales has always been my hometown.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Getting up and sitting in the backyard. Being able to sit down and paint. Other than that, traveling. I love to travel.” What is […]

Salazar reminisces on a century

Name: Filomena Sena Salazar Age: 99, turning 100 on Monday Born: July 5, 1904 in Sena Hometown: Portales Occupation: Retired housewife and mother Family: Daughters, Bengina of Las Vegas, Paubulita of Albuquerque, Esquipulita “Skippy” of Portales and Deluvina of Moriarty and sons, Petrolino of Moriarty, Tomas of Sena, Armando of Jacinto and Santiago of Mortiarty. […]

Salaz enjoys working on cars

By Helena Rodriguez Name: Antonio “Tonkas” Salaz Occupation: Auto mechanic Hometown: Portales Family: Wife, Antonia; children, Beverly, Shirley and Margarita Antonio “Tonkas” Salaz is employed as a mechanic for the City of Portales and also works on cars at his home during his spare time. His hobby is automotive restoration. He also enjoys hunting. His […]

Hern enjoys life, crocheting

By Helena Rodriguez Name: Nellie Hern, 71 Occupation: Retired Hometown: Portales (Moved here in 1963) Family: Son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Yvone Garcia; son, Sam Garcia and daughter Estella Garcia, all of Portales; daughter Teresita and son-in-law, Robert Tanaka of Dillingham, Alaska; granddaughter, Francis Garcia; five grandsons, Samuel Joe, Anthony, Andrew and Nathen Garcia and […]

ENMU Student Profile, April 27

Your name: Sarah Lyn Boone Your classification: Senior Your major: General Agriculture Your age (and birthdate): 24 (October 24, 1979) Your hometown: Elida What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day would be hanging out with my friends and family and not having to worry about going to class or […]

ENMU Student Profile, Stacy Elliott

Your name: Stacy Elliott Your classification: Junior Your major: Public Relations Your age (and birthdate): 20 (August 18, 1983). Your hometown: Hobbs What’s your idea of a perfect day? A perfect day for me is when everything I want happens, MY WAY! What did you think about on Sept. 11? There is a purpose for […]

Simpson goes all-out to help elderly

Mary Jane Simpson has served two years as an Americorp VISTA for the Portales Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Her supervisor Vonnie Banther says she is a vital part of the team, and has helped the local Community Services Center rank third in the state for the number of accurate federal returns filed. Her term […]

Terry loves school, homemade bread

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Job: Principal at James Elementary Age (and birth date): 42 (Sept. 6, 1961) Hometown: Portales Family: Wife Kristie; sons Teegan (9) and Braden (8); and daughter Micah (5). What do you think of Portales? “Love it! It is a great town and I am proud to call it home. When you see the people support […]

ENMU Student Profile, Greg Qualls

Name: Greg Qualls Classification: Senior Major: Religion with a double minor in Telecommunications and Computer Information Systems. Age (and birth date): 22 (November 18, 1981) Hometown: Texico What’s your idea of a perfect day? March 20 (my upcoming wedding day). Tell us about your pet(s): “I don’t have any, but I want to have a […]

Student Profile

Your name: Morgan Campbell Your classification: Sophomore Your major: Communications Your age (and birth date): 19 (4-7-84). Your hometown: Edgewood What’s your idea of a perfect day? “When the sun is shining bright and warm and I get to go to a Yankees baseball game with my fiancee and my family.” What did you think […]

Hahn embarks on family history

Helena Rodriguez Henry Hahn is a retired professor of psychology at Eastern New Mexico University. He spent many years doing considerable volunteer work with several public schools and doing consultantcies and pro bono work with lawyers as a vocational expert. Currently, he is writing his family history for his grandchildren. Name: Henry Hahn Occupation: Professor […]

Tafoya devotes life to teaching

Helena Rodriguez Dr. Candido Tafoya has been a teacher for more than four decades, mostly teaching Spanish. He began his career as a school teacher in Santa Rosa. He also taught at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and then became a professor at Eastern New Mexico University in 1970. He retired from ENMU in […]

Personalities Plus — Frank Smith

Frank Smith has lived in Portales since 1972. He retired from his job in deliveries at the former Poynor’s Home and Auto Store in 2001 and is full time pastor of First Spanish Baptist Church. Preaching has become his life, and he does it in both English and Spanish. Smith spends his free time reading […]

ENMU Student Profile

Your name: Sara Holland Your classification: Senior Your major: Broadcast Journalism Your age (and birthdate): 21 (8/19/82) Your hometown: Albuquerque What’s your idea of a perfect day? Everyday What did you think about on Sept. 11? I was worried on several levels. My dad is an airline pilot and often flew in the area. Also […]