June 17, 2006 Around Town

Smith newcomer arrives
Kirksey Lynae Smith, 7 pounds and 10 ounces, was born June 2 to Kara and Jeremy Smith of Logan. She is the granddaugther of Jeri Robinson of Tucumcari; Dean Smith of Logan; and Sandra Roman of Hawaii. Her great-grandparents are Bennie and Freddy Kirksey and Hershell and Mary Lou Martin, all of Tucumcari; and Jean and Mary Smith of Logan.

Dowell lands $1,000 award
Denton Dowell of Logan FFA was awared a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship from the National FFA. Dowell will use the award to pursue a degree at Clarendon College, Texas. The scholarship is one of 1,821 awarded this year through National FFA program.

Arissa turns 3..
Arissa Rain Griego celebrated her third birthday on Wednesday. The daughter of Josh Griego and Luisa Otero of Tucumcari, Arissa’s sister is Destiny. She is also the granddaughter of Gene and Evelyn Otero, Bonnie Griego and the late Billie and Manuel B. Griego; and the great granddaughter of Rose Otero.

Karsarh Graduates
Kasarah Anne Bennett graduated May 24 from C.F. Brewer Highs School, Forth Worth, Texas. She is the daughter of Roberta (Beltran) and Tim Bennett. her grandmother is Stella Beltran of Tucumcari.

Andres’ newest Gonzales
Andres Pedro Gonzales was born in Clovis on May 4 to Pedro and Krystal Gonzales of Clovis. His grandparents are Ben and Gloria, and Lorenzo Munguia and Gloria Gonzales, all of Tucumcari, and Bobbi Gonzales of Albuquerque. Two great grandmothers are Gregerita Orosco of Tucumcari and Mary Rose Gonzales of Albuquerque and a great-grandfather, Jose Baca of Tucumcari.