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.

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 […]