01-13-2007: Around Town

Beautiful baby…
Dezmond Pacheco, 1, the son of Veronica Baca and Josh Pacheco of Tucumcari, won several first places at the 2006 New Mexico area Baby Pageant in November in Albuqurque. He was awarded the Supreme Master trophy in the boys baby master competition for children aged three months to five years old. He also won several other individual awards.

Holiday closings…
All Quay County and City of Tucumcari offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The U.S. Postal Service offices are also closed. Government and postal offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday.

Attn: Class of ’08 parents…
The parent committee of the Tucumcari High School Class of 2008 will meet Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at the college lobby of Mesalands Community College. All parents are encouarged to attend. For more information, contact Kim Enriquez at 461-4437 or Yvette Fazekas at 461-2874.

Chamber luncheon set…
“What can we do for our community” is the topic of the first Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon on Tuesday at the K-Bob’s Restaurant. The luncheon is a dutch treat. For more information, call the chamber at 461-1694.

Hoops signup under way..
Registration for 5th and 6th grade girls and boys basketball is underway at the Tucumcari Recreation Department. To be eligible, you just have to be in the 5th or 6th grade, according to Scott Simpson, recreation director. Cost is $25 per player. Registration is at 4 p.m. to 9 p.m,. Monday through Friday, at the Tucumcari Recreation Center, 900 E. Laughlin St., Coaches are also needed. For more information, call Scott Simpson at 461-1647 or 403-8491.

Cooking school offered..                  
A special cooking school aimed at helping people with diabetes learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels will be held in February. The school will meet for three hours each day at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, 8, 15, and March 22 
The classes will be taught by Judy Cox, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator.  She will be assisted by Jessie Robinson, Marcy Maestas and Brenda Bishop.
The first session will cover meal planning, the second carbohydrates and desserts, the third side dishes and the last session will be main dishes and low-fat cooking. Participants will receive an informational notebook, two cookbooks and a gift.  During each class, participants will prepare and sample four different dishes. 
Seating is limited to 16 people. The cooking school is free. Pre-registration is a must and participants must plan on attending all four sessions. The school is sponsored by the Quay County Extension Service and funded by a grant from the Department of Health. For more information, call 461-0562.