Parenting choice pays off for Goolsby

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Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Peggy Goolsby Job: Manager of Landall’s Box Office Age (and birth date): 58 years old, Nov. 14, 1946. Hometown: I was born in Portales and went to school in Floyd. Family: My daughter; Lexie Myers, son-in-law; Kevin Myers who owns Myers Electric in Clovis, my son, Landall, my […]

Spirituality leads Redic through life

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Complied by Laurie Stone Your name: Eric E. Redic. Your job: Pastor of Portales, Clovis, and Tucumcari Seventh-Day Adventist Churches. Your age (and Birth Date): 47 years old. 7/06/1958 . Your hometown: Albuquerque. Your family: Wife Wendy; three dogs, Caleb, Trinity and Smokey; a bird, Little Tweet, and the brotherhood of all mankind. Your hobbies […]

Wall enjoyes small town life in Portales

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Compiled by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Your name: Tina Marie Wall Your job: Victory Life Coffee House. Your age (and birth date): 41, June 22, 1964. Your hometown: Shelby County, Tennennesse  Your family: Husband James Wall, employed at MTS. Three children Derrick, Justin, and Jonathan. Two grandchildren; Braydon (2) and one soon to arrive. Your […]

‘In the military’ means belonging to special fraternity

By Col. Peggy Poore The other week, I had the pleasure of attending Cannon’s Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony. Like many of the other official functions I’ve attended, this event included a short ceremony that paid special tribute to our prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) service members. As I stand for […]

Mitchell knows no other home

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Your name: B.J. Mitchell. Your job: History Teacher and coach at Portales Junior High. Your age (and Birth Date): 26 years old; March 5, 1979. Your hometown: Portales. Occupation: I teach U.S. history and reading and I coach eighth-grade football, basketball, and track. Your family: Wife: Erin, Son: Brent, daughter on the way in July […]

Ideas I have had for columns

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Here at the Bureau of Very Important Essentials, we’re often asked where in the world we get ideas for our columns. So, allow me to come out of the closet today and tell you. After long, arduous, scholarly hours in front of a computer, I steal them. Still, that routine […]

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: Homero Aguirre

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Your name: Homero Aguirre Your age: 41; Feb. 11, 1964 Your hometown: Des Moines, N.M. Occupation: Custodian for the Portales Public Schools/Owner of Authentic Auto Your family: Terri (wife), my two boys; Kaleb (16) and Brandon (11) Your hobbies: I enjoy riding motorcycles. I also coach city league basketball and baseball. What do you think […]

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: Lisa Ribaudo

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Your name: Lisa Ribaudo Your job: Elementary School Counselor Your age (and Birth Date): 37 years old; May 2, 1967 Your hometown: Carson, Calif. Your family: Mark Ribaudo (husband), John Ribaudo (son), and Mary Ribaudo (daughter) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: What do you think of Portales? “I enjoy the […]

Stevens fills “superhero” role as mother

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Compiled by Laurie Stone Your name: Pam Stevens Your job: Secretary/ Education Director at Southside Church of Christ Your age (date of birth): 44 — Sept. 9, 1960 Your hometown: Roswell. Your family: Husband, Terry 44; Daughter, Carlee 14; Sons, Lane ,16, Shelby, 13 and Colton, 11. What do you think of Portales? “I love […]

Personality Plus: Richard Bradfute

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Your name: Richard Bradfute Your job: Assistant VP/ Chief Information Officer Your age (date of birth): 33 years-old, November 4, 1971 Your hometown: Born in Lamar, Colo. but Portales is my home. Occupation: I direct the IT and proof operations for the Portales National Bank Your family: I married Christy seven years ago. I have […]

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 […]

Nkoshe Seales Personalties Plus

Your name: Nkoshe Seals Your job: Store manager at Movie Gallery Your age (and birth date): 30 years old, Oct. 31, 1974 Your hometown: Portales Your family: Husband Doug, 32; son Andrew,12; daughter Kierra, 9. Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: “I collect Coca-Cola memorabilia (hobby), and I’m a room mom […]

Gomez loves Lakers, life at school

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Your name: Phoebe Gomez Your job: Secretary at Steiner Elementary Your age (date of birth): 38, born; Aug. 8, 1966 Your hometown: I was born and raised in Portales Occupation: Secretary Your family: Husband Liborio, Jr., daughter Daniela (14), son James (9). What do you think of Portales? “Portales is definitely a great place to […]

Personalities Plus: Lori Bohm

Information compiled by Laurie Stone Name: Lori Bohm Age: 45 November 15, 1958 Hometown: Albuquerque, NM Occupation: Mulit-line Career Agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services & Associate Real Estate Broker with Buena Vista Reality Family: Husband John Bohm; step-son, Jon Bohm; daughter, Kristi Headley; step-daughters, Diane Escalante and Debbie Dicus. Hobbies and group involvement: I […]

Personalities Plus: Anton Iliuk

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Your name: Anton Iliuk Your job: President’s ambassador, but a student before anything else Your age (and date of birth): 20 years-old, February 9, 1984 Your hometown: Kolomiya, Ukraine Occupation: full time student Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: Kappa Sigma Fraternity, rugby club soccer, senate, any intramural sports. What do […]

Wall enjoys helping others

Your name: Lynne Wall Your job: C.J.’s Pillbox Your age (and birth date): 50, Nov. 13, 1953 Your hometown: Floyd Occupation: Pharmacy clerk Your family (spouse, children, names, and ages): Johnny, 51, husband; Kalon, 32, daughter; Kade, 24, son; Rylan, 6, grandson. What do you think of Portales? “It is a great place 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 […]