4/23 Around Town

Billy and Lori Otero and big brother Joseph are excited about the birth of their newest family member. Billy Gage Otero Jr. was born at Plains Regional Hospital in Clovis at 2:22 a.m. on April 8. He weighed in at 8.02 pounds and was 21 inches long. Billy has been very alert, and smiles often. “He’s got a really good temperament, because he’s not a real fussy baby. He’s happy,” his mother said. Billy’s big brother Joseph can’t wait until Billy grows up so they can play together, she said. Billy is a welcome addition to grandparents Billy and Lourdes Otero and Joseph and Vicky Laredo, all of Tucumcari; great-grandparents Victor and Anna B. Montano, Blandina Laredo, Tom Cordova and Curly Evans, all of Tucumcari; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shipley System, LLC, a Radio Shack dealer, was awarded with Radio Shack’s Silver Sales award for 2004. The award is based on volume of purchases based on sale of Radio Shack products. Ed Shipley the people of Tucumcari made it possible for the store to get the award. “We thank the people of Tucumcari for accepting the Radio Shack and making it a success. They are the reason it’s a success,” he said. The store has been open for one year and five months, and Shipley said this is the first year it was eligible for the award. Shipley Systems Radio Shack is located at 1324 W. Route 66 Blvd. and is a family owned and operated business.

Madison Lanae Alexandra Arias celebrate her first birthday on March 3, in Amarillo, Texas where she resides with her parents, Andrew and City and brother Drake. Madison is a happy baby who enjoys playing with her friends at day care. Her big brother and sister Clinton and Samantha Arias reside in Tucumcari. Many family members and friends gathered to help her celebrate this occasion. Her grandparents include Joe and Lou Arias of Tucumcari, Danny Edwards of Quay, Karen Edwards of Clovis, Richard and Debbie Gray of Portales and great-grandmother of Ruthel Edwards of Quay, the late Norman Jean Gray of Tucumcari. Madison would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful gives and love.

The Tucumcari chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution presented the Community Service Award to Betty Bason at their April meeting. Betty is involved in Senior Olympics, Tucumcari Blue Grass Association, Senior Citizens Center and Extension Club. Betty is also the owner and operator of the Dream Catcher Bed and Breakfast. Mary Potter presented Betty with her award. Following the April meeting the club toured the Desertrose. Dianna Beck, who owns the business, gave a short history of the building, the printing press located inside and the doll making process.