Grant Mcgee: Insurance job was ‘divine’ calling

Grant McGee The Lord wanted me to have a job one time. Let me explain. Years ago I needed more money for my growing family. So I moseyed on down to the state employment commission to find a job that would bring in wheelbarrows full of cash. “The Lord said you were coming. He has […]

Technology making jobs obsolete

Karl Terry I heard a quick sound bite on the radio the other day about jobs that have become obsolete and it got me to thinking about that. I remember a day while I was still living at home when I told my parents that I had decided to move to Tucumcari and take a […]

Martinez has won rewarding job

I want to offer my congratulations to governor-elect Susana Martinez. As she will soon find out, being governor of New Mexico is one of the most demanding jobs anyone can have. But it is, by far, the most rewarding job for anyone wanting to serve the people of this great state. Eight years ago, I […]

It’s their job: Tish Gossett

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Tish Gossett, 19, of Portales works as an administrative assistant at Western Dairy Transport LLC. She said what she likes best about the job is that WDT works around her school hours. Gossett is studying graphic design at Eastern New Mexico University.

It’s their job: Jerry Garcia

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Jerry Garcia of Portales said he enjoys working as a cook at Roosevelt General Hospital.

My turn: Song lets me know I’m not alone

Jared Tucker The praise band of Central Christian Church here in Portales does an outstanding job performing a song by Christian group Barlow Girl, and that performance is this week’s video selection. Under the direction of band director and college minister Don Thomas, singers Holly Davis and Cheyenne Keith harmonize beautiful lyrics to a song […]

It’s their job: Erin Goslin

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Erin Goslin, center, works at the Blackwater Draw Museum and is a graduate student in anthropology and applied archaeology at Eastern New Mexico University. Goslin, 30, said her favorite part of the job is talking with people from all over the world. Here, she shows an exhibit to Casey Aiello, 11, left, and Kaden Aiello, […]

It’s their job: Alex Wynn

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Alex Wynn is a respiratory therapist at Roosevelt General Hospital. Originally from Riverside, Calif., Wynn said the thing he loves most about his job is helping people and seeing the immediate results.

Wednesday morning briefing: 3-on-3, a job fair and air bags

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. 3-on-3 If you’re a basketball fan, check out the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament this weekend at Clovis Community College. Tipoff is 8 a.m. Saturday and the games continue through Sunday in the east parking lots.Job fair College student looking for work? An Eastern New […]

It’s their job: Ken O’Neal

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Jeanette Everett: PNT Correspondent Ken O’Neal, 61, is the gate guard for Greatwide Logistics Inc. trucking company in Portales.

It’s their job: Sharon Hooper

Argen Duncan Sharon Hooper has worked as a bookkeeper for Randall L. Burnett, CPA, for 5 1/2 years. She said she likes the job because it’s educational and interesting. “It’s like a big puzzle that comes together at the end,” Hooper said.

Education, not politics, should be schools’ priority

Priorities. I am trying to teach my grandson Jason about priorities, and even Mikayla my granddaughter, to whatever extent that concept can be grasped by a 6-year-old. One of my favorite classroom observations comes from my friend John, a middle school Spanish teacher in Florida, who reinforces with each group of students that “My primary […]

McGee: That new-fangled 21st century work ethic

By Grant McGee: Freedom New Mexico Did we waste our time back in the 20th century having a work ethic? You know, being on time for a job, finishing a job, stuff like that. It seems there’s a new way of doing things here in the 21st century. This came to mind when I ran […]

It’s their job: Dusty Looney

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Cosmetologist Dusty Looney of Creative Images salon gives a manicure Monday. She does hair and nails, and has worked at Creative Images almost 10 years. Looney said she likes the work environment where everyone gets along, and the people she meets.

Our people: Royal flush

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Ernie Kos said she loves her job as the executive director of the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Her days are never the same and keep her busy.

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.