Mason finds joy in daughter, music

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What do you think of Portales? “There’s a lot to like about Portales: No traffic, amazing summer nights, more culture (because of the University) than your average small New Mexico town, low crime, the weather in April and October is a perfect 75 during the day and 50 at night.” What do you visualize your […]

Personalities Plus: Renae Hipp

Your name: Renae Hipp. Your job: Social worker at Portales Municipal Schools . Your age (and Birth Date): 39; April 17, 1965. Your hometown: Gillette, Wyo. Occupation: Social worker. Your family: Husband; Jamie. Four children; JD, Kelly, Keri and Davis. Your Hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: My hobbies are reading, decorating, […]

Student enjoys good friends, sun, ocean

Name: Christy Fields Your job: Student Your age (and Birth Date): 16; May 1, 1988. Your hometown: Portales  Your family: Parents Philip and Janet, my brother Stephen, and a sister Janay. Your Hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: “I’m a Sunday school teacher for the 3 and 4 year olds at Trinity Family […]

Personalities Plus: Don Thomas

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Your name: Don Thomas Your job: The Print Shop Your age (and Birth Date): 38; Oct. 16, 1966 Your hometown: Portales. Your family: My Parents; Leroy & Gaynelle, two sisters; Cozetta & Thom Moore (they have 4 kids & 2 grandkids) Alowetta & Marc Terrien (3 kids, no grandkids) and one brother; Stan & Lorna […]

Higgs likes to help people communicate

Your name: Felicia Higgs Your job: I provide speech and language services for students in grades 9-12 Your age (and Birth Date): I am 27 years old. My birthdate is December 24, 1977. Your hometown: Gladewater, Texas Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist Your family: My husband, a 7-year old son, and twins on the way! Your Hobbies […]

Levin content with librarian role

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Your name: Stephanie Levin Your job: Youth Services Librarian Your age: 36; Aug. 4, 1968 Your hometown: Roy, Utah Your family: Brian (husband), Rachel (4), and Megan (6 mo.) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I really enjoy reading, cooking and working on projects. What do you think of Portales? “Portales […]

Personalities Plus — Jolie Foster

Your job: Work at Southside Storage Your birthday: Oct. 22, 1974 Your family: Mark (husband), Mason (6), Monte (4) Your hobbies: Reading What do you think of Portales? “We’ve had no tsunamis and it has a lot of friendly people.” What do you visualize your life being like in 10 years? “I don’t look down […]

Personalities Plus: William Mauping

Your name: William Maupin Your job: work at Abengoa, the Ethanol Plant Your age (and Birth Date): August 23, 1973 – I’m 31 years -old Your hometown: I was raised in House Occupation: Load Master Your family: Wife – Darla Maupin, Daughters; Jessica (15) and Montana (14) and son; Colby (13). Your Hobbies and groups […]

How to pamper yourself: Let me count the ways

By Helena Rodriguez Eating peanut butter straight from the jar, spending a whole day in bed and taking a scented bath by candlelight are just a few ways we can pamper ourselves. With today’s hectic lifestyles, we can all use a little pampering now and then, and we should take a little time to indulge […]

Personalities Plus: Todd Moore

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Name: Todd Moore Job: Police Officer Age: 36 Hometown: Originally from Las Cruces Occupation: Law Enforcement Family: Married with children Hobbies: Good books, good movies and spending time with my family. What do you think of Portales? “I like the small town atmosphere/ close knit community and it’s a great place in which to raise […]

Personalities Plus: Manuel Varela

Your name: Manuel Varela Your job: Associate Professor of Biology at ENMU Your age (and birth date): 41 years old, December 3, 1962 Your hometown: Santa Fe, NM Occupation: University Professor and Scientist Your family (spouse, children, names and ages): Wife, Ann (40 years old); Son, Timothy (10 years old), and Son, Edward (6 years […]

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 […]

Personalities Plus: Ernesto Gomez

Name: Ernesto Gomez. Job: Community Services Center volunteer. Age: 62 Hometown: Portales. Family: Sisters: Linda Short, Ramona Gomez. Brothers: Alfonso Gomez and Antonio Gomez. Ernesto Gomez brings his smile to Community Services Center when he shows up to work. He enjoys living in Portales and meeting people at the CSC. Gomez also enjoys participating in […]

Two-minute drill: Corey White

By Kevin Wilson Sophomore defensive back Corey White came to ENMU from Estacado High School in Lubbock. Q: What is your best football memory, college or high school? White: My favorite memory is just being on the field with a bunch of guys to do one thing — win — and that’s what these guys […]

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. […]