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 […]

All types of discrimation are harmful

By Kevin Wilson I fear I may be a victim of discrimination. But before every lawyer within the area tries to reach me, let me explain that it’s a tough case to win. There’s no concrete evidence, and this isn’t based on race, religion, nationality or skin color. No, it’s quite simply name discrimination. I’ve […]

Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez Your job: ENMU student Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old Our hometown: Clayton.. Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with […]

Batista a fixture at fixing things

Your name: Joseph Batista Your job: Maintenance and grounds keeper at Roosevelt County Courthouse Your age (and birth date): 57, August 21, 1947 Your hometown: Portales Occupation: Landscaping and Maintenance Your family (spouse, children, names and ages): Deanna (spouse), Christine Phipps, 32; Sharon Muniz, 30; Michelle Terry, 28; Joseph Batista, 23; David Batista, 21 Your […]

Vick makes his ‘marx’ in Portales

If you call Robert Vick by his legal name, he assumes you’re going to ask to see his license and registration as well. Vick goes by Stretch, a name tied in to the independent Stretch Marx painting business that he has run, on and off, for 20 years. His signs stretch across the country and […]

Osborne all about ENMU activities

Shannon Osborne splits her time as the manager of the Harding Apartments and a program advisor for Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Organizations and Activities. Her fantasy dinner party would include Eleanor Roosevelt and the Care Bears, and her superhero name would be Red Raven. What do you think of Portales? “I think Portales […]

Gregg-Cherry helps bring people to college

Name: Christina Gregg-Cherry Job: Admissions Recruiter Age (and birth date): 25, 09/03/1979 Hometown: Magdalena, NM What do you think of Portales? “I love Portales, the community makes me feel right at home.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sunny, about 80 degrees and NO wind!” What is your fondest memory of Portales? “Sitting on […]