It’s their job: Nicole Tivis

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Name: Nicole Tivis Job: Customer service clerk at A & S Microworks Background: Tivis, though originally from Portales, attended a number of different schools because her family moved frequently when she was a child. She graduated from Valentine High School in Texas. Time on job: Six years. What does your job entail? Everything from working […]

It’s Their Job: Tanya Bustamante

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Editor’s Note: It’s Their Job is a regular feature on the occupations of people around Portales Name: Tanya Bustamante Job: Waitress at La Hacienda Mexican & American Restaurant Background: Bustamante was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. Time on job: Six years What does your job entail? Normal waitress duties. […]

It’s Their Job: Colby Morgan

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Colby Morgan Job: School resource officer for Portales Police Department Background:

Food ministries change name

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Outreach food ministries in Portales and Clovis have changed providers and will no longer operate under the name Angel Food Ministries. The Portales program is now called the First Baptist Church Food Ministry. The Clovis program will operate as Fruitful Spirit Ministries. The ministries offer discounted food packages that […]

It’s Their Job: Winston Berry

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Name: Winston Berry Job: Operations Director for New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home Background: Berry worked as part of the maintenance personnel for three years at the children’s home while completing his schooling. He went on to teach fourth-grade for several years. Later, he became the youth pastor at First Baptist Church, eventually taking the role […]

It’s Their Job: Myra Skinner

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Name: Myra Skinner Job: High school math teacher at Dora High school. Background: Skinner has taught geometry, pre-algebra, algebra II and advanced math for 20 years. She also taught at Three Way in Maple, Texas, and Clovis High School. Time on the job: Ninth year at Dora Q. Describe what your job entails?A. Teaching the […]

It’s Their Job: Summer Wilson

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It’s Their Job: Ramona Handy

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It’s Their Job: Malisa Williams

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Malisa WilliamsJob: Williams is a crisis pregnancy counselor at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. All of the children at the home are there voluntarily by their parent’s choice. It is operated by the Church of Christ and has been in Roosevelt County for 55 years. Crisis pregnancy counseling […]

It’s Their Job: Gaynelle Thomas

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Name: Gaynelle Thomas Job: President of the Portales Woman’s Club, organized in 1903. Thomas has been in the club for the past 20 years. The Woman’s Club meeting house is a historic site located in downtown Portales. Background: Thomas is co-owner of the Print Shop and has also worked for the New Mexico Christian Children’s […]

It’s Their Job: Brad Mauldin

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RC all-stars rip American

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars lived up to their name Tuesday night at Portales’ Rotary Park in topping the visitors from Clovis American 11-0 in the first round of the New Mexico District 3 Little League tournament. The Roosevelt County bats were hot throughout the game, as […]

It’s Their Job: Miriam Welker

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It’s Their Job: Aaron Rodriguez

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Aaron Rodriguez Job: Lifeguard for the Portales Municipal Pool. Background: Rodriguez is currently a student at Eastern New Mexico University studying education, and he has played three years on the ENMU basketball team. Time on the job: Two summers. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. It’s pretty much […]

It’s Their Job: Alvin Elvik

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It’s Their Job: Shannon Rogers

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Probate Judge Candidate: Mitchell “Mickey” Morgan

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Name: Mitchell “Mickey” Morgan Age: 56 Occupation: Semi-retired, working as a consultant at KENW-TV under Duane Ryan Running for: Probate Judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: None What is your background? I was born and raised in Roosevelt County. My family has been in the real estate business here for three generations. I am […]

Collins unopposed for clerk

The following is the first in a series of profiles on candidates in the June Primary. Name: Janet CollinsAge: 54

Turning the page on another life chapter

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer My pen runneth dry. This is the part of the movie where we each go our separate ways and the little blurry words, too small to read, come down the screen, along with notes of thanks to people too numerous to name while my many bloopers roll in the […]

It’s Their Job: Ann-Marie Bucksath

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Ann-Marie Bucksath Job: PE, volleyball, basketball and track coach