ENMU grad behind KISS lottery ticket

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Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University graduate has displayed her art in 1,100 locations, worked with rock band KISS and made her mark on the New Mexico Lottery. Jessica Quintana, who graduated from ENMU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, designed the new popular KISS scratchers. “They were fun,” she said. […]

Aug. 7 honors

The following airmen graduated Airman Leadership School Class 09, F on July 23: • Senior Airman Marc Bryan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Senior Airman Michael Caito, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron,Commandant Award recipient • Senior Airman Michael Cook, 27 SOCES, Levitow Award • Senior Airman Logan Duplechain, 27 SOSFS • Senior […]

June 5 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron • Heather R. Jones 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Edison Y. Kim, Distinguished Graduate 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Ernest M. Revell 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Jeffrey J. Sena

April 10 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the Kirtland AFB NCO Academy. 27th Special Operations Support Squadron• Tech. Sgt. Glenn Eisenmann, Academic Achievement Award and Distinguished Graduated recipient• Tech. Sgt. Macon Kitchens 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron• Tech. Sgt. Robert Kibbles 73rd Special Operations Squadron• Tech. Sgt. James Tech, Color Guard Detail Commander — Cannon […]

Airmen graduate leadership course

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Cannon’s newest leaders graduated from Airman Leadership School on Dec. 18 during a ceremony at the Landing. ALS prepares Airmen for their role as a noncommissioned The following senior airmen recently graduated from Airman Leadership School on Dec. 18. 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Joseph Baudo […]

Dec. 24 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: • Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cochran, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Robert Collins, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian Hoffner, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. James Vandyke, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron — Cannon Air […]

Business feature: Hairdresser stays a cut above

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Judy Hallford, a hairdresser in Portales, recently observed the 30th anniversary of her business. Hallford grew up in Floyd and graduated from beauty school in Portales in 1970, before opening “Judy’s Swirl and Curl” in Portales in 1978. On becoming a hair dresser: I did people’s hair off and […]

Airmen graduate NCO Academy

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland Air Force Base: • Tech. Sgt. Brian Allison, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. George Cobb, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ernesto Otero, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Tech. Sgt. […]

It’s Their Job: Chelsea Graves

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Chelsea Graves Job: Employee at Beach House Tanning Salon Background: Graves grew up in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School. She is now attending ENMU, pursuing a degree in bilingual education. Time on job: Five months What does your job entail? I open and close the store, clean […]

It’s Their Job: Carley Bolleman, hairstylist

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It’s Their Job: Carley Bollema Job: Hairstylist at Reflections Hair Studio Background: Bollema was born and raised in the Portales area. She graduated from Clovis Community College last December. Time on job: Eight months What does your job entail? I do everything from coloring, cutting, perming and highlighting customers’ hair. What is a typical day […]

Cannon airmen graduate ALS

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Cannon’s newest leaders graduated from Airman Leadership School on Oct. 1 during a ceremony at The Landing. ALS prepares airmen for their role as a noncommissioned officer. By 27th SOW Public Affairs Office The following airmen recently graduated from Airman Leadership School on Oct. 1: 27th Special Operations […]

It’s their job: Tom Moore, The Print Shop

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Name: Tom Moore Job: Pressman at The Print Shop Background: Moore graduated from Clovis High School in 1970. He studied human relations at Lubbock Christian University for three years before returning to the Portales area. Time on the job: 22 years What does your job entail? I set up presses and prepare them to run […]

Museum includes “note-worthy” equipment

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Norman Petty is known around the world for helping launch the careers of some famous musicians. But did you know Petty graduated from Clovis High School in 1945? It says so right in the yearbook. Violet Ann Brady, his future bride, graduated a year later. Both yearbooks are side-by-side in […]

Airmen graduate ALS

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airmen who graduated from Airman Leadership School, Class 2008-F, July 10 stand in front of the Hall of Heroes at the Landing The following airmen graduated from Airman Leadership School, Class 2008-F on July 10: • Senior Airman Aaron Bayer, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron • Senior Airman […]

Airman Leadership Class of 2008-E graduates

27th SOW Public Affairs The following airmen graduated this month from Airman Leadership School Class 2008-E: • Staff Sgt. Jovon Serrano, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron; • Senior Airman Dustin Anderson, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron (John L. Levitow Award winner); • Senior Airman Robert Blodgett, 27th Security Forces Squadron; • Senior Airman […]

Elida graduates go forward with hope

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer It certainly was not the largest class, but a lively class as the nine seniors of Elida high school graduated Saturday night in Elida. The seniors were gathered in the cafeteria moments before graduation, each of them nervous in anticipation and full of mixed emotions. “My classmates and I […]

PHS counselors May 18

Semester exams Portales High School students will take final exams Monday through Wednesday. Seniors completed final exams May 8-9 and graduated.

Dec. 16, 2007 Anniversary

Hamar Frank and Ava Hamar of Plano, Texas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12 with family. The will continue the celebration with a trip to Disney World with their children and grandchildren. The couple was married Dec. 12, 1957 in Rogers. They both graduated from Portales High School. They have two children and […]

10-28 Honors

Pearson Army National Guard Pvt. Seth G. Pearson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. Pearson earned the distinction of honor graduate during his training. His nine weeks of training included ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Pearson […]

Sept. 16 Honor

Martinez Sylvia Ann Martinez of Portales has graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. with a doctor of philosophy degree.