Housing allowance rates raised

Basic Allowance for Housing paid to a million service members living off base in stateside areas will rise an average of 2 percent Jan. 1. BAH for a typical enlisted member, in pay grade E-6 with dependents, will increase by an average of about $35 a month. BAH for a typical officer, a married O-3, […]

It’s their job: Line cooking part of job

Art Cane Jr. works as a cook at Something Different Grill. He moved to Portales from San Diego, Calif., 12 years ago and has worked in the cooking industry since he graduated from high school in 2005. How long have you been on the job? Six months. Why did you choose this job? I have […]

No typical Christmas for me

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist ’Twas the day before ChristmasAnd there was no snowBut lots of cold windIn New Mexico With eastern New MexicoTucked in their bedsVisions of a day off workDanced in their heads The night time’s upon usAnd I sure can’t be funFor my evening plan’sA Daily Show rerun The pumpkin […]

It’s Their Job: Jackie Tomlinson

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Name: Jackie Tomlinson Job: Site manager at Southside Storage Background: Tomlinson has lived in the Portales area since 1995 and graduated from Portales High School. Time on Job: Two years What does your job entail? We help people store away their items and answer questions. We are one of the only gated storage areas in […]

Churches should determine marriage rules

According to a local pastor, the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Southern California last week was not just one of those typical seismic events that take place with some regularity in these parts. It was “(a)nother queer quake trying to get California’s attention.” Apparently, the Lord is mad about the legalization of gay marriage in […]

It’s Their Job: Birl Gray

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Birl Gray Job: RV Park Owner Background: Birl Gray worked for Southwestern Public Service for 23 years before retiring. He now owns and operates Wagon Wheel RV Park where it costs $18 a night to stay in a recreational vehicle. Time on job: 20 years Q. Describe what your […]

2-22-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Cyndee Nelson Job: Cosmetologist, Reflections Hair Design Time on job: Five years Background: Experience in business and finance and has spent two years at CCC Cosmetology School. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Greeting clients, answering phones, helping with the daily salon activities; which include upkeep, and sanitation and that is important in […]

1-18-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Kirk Wilson Job: Patrolman for Portales Police dept Time on the job: Eight years Background: Volunteer for police department in Arcadia, Calif. Beginning in 1997 for two years. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Enforcing traffic laws. I’m also coordinator for the Portales Adopt-a-Cop program. Q. What is a typical day on the […]

It’s their job: Jake Jones

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Jake Jones Job: Office Assistant at Portales Medical Clinic and Connection Center/Photo Lab Associate at Wal-Mart. Background: Jones began working at the clinic while still in high school Q. What does your job entail? A. Checking patients out, filing and editing Medicare claims. Soon he’ll be doing insurance […]

It’s their job: Susan Berry

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Name: Susan Berry Job: Secretary at the First Baptist Church Time on the job: Four years Background: For five years, Berry was a supervisor of dispatch at the Portales Police Department prior to working at the church. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. Meeting people, setting up appointments, […]