May 5, 2007 Around Town

Forty with surprises…
Look who’s 40: Wanda Williams, shown here at 2 years old. Wanda’s family and friends wish her a great day on her 40th, Sunday.
She’ll be celebrating with lots of surprises from her friend Lori Caldera, her mom, Alice King, her daughter, Jessica Williams and her granddaughter, Ayisha Nathan.

Affinity for fisheries…
Suzette McFarland graduated from New Mexico State University last semester. She was a wildlife fisheries biology major. 
Suzette is the daughter of Kelly and Yvette McFarland of Tucumcari.  Her grandparents are Shine and Elsie McFarland of Tucumcari, Betty Deal of Ruidoso, and Stanley Hall of Los Alamos.

JJ’s the one …
Joseph “JJ” Cordova Jr. turned one year old on April 1.  He is the son of Delia Jaynes and Joseph Cordova of Tucumcari.  He celebrated his birthday at home with friends and family. His grandparents are Mary Cordova and Scot and Michelle Jaynes, his great-grandparents are Gary and Nancy Jaynes and Eddie and Sandie Shipley and his great-great-grandmothers are Maureen Jaynes and Maxine Aitken. There area also lots of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins too.

FFA’s growing awards…
Members of the Future Farmers of America in Tucumcari took several first-place awards at the recent Horticulture Sweepstakes state competition.
Bethany Bishop:
Nursery/ Landscape team
Kayla Hoosier:
Horticulture Produce team, Nursery/Landscape team
Taylor Atwood:
Nursery/Landscape team, 6th high point individual
Megan Thompson:
Floriculture, 6th high point individual; Nursery/Landscape team
Kennetha Perkins:
Horticulture Produce team, Landscape Design team, 6th high point individual; Floriculture, first high point individual
The Middle School students comprised almost half of the teams which made the State Championship possible.