06-23-2007: Around Town

Pacheco baby arrives…
Joshua Darian Pacheco was born at 8:23 a.m., on May 30 in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.
His parents are Veronica Baca and Joshua Pacheco of Tucumcari.

Tech educator honored…
Billy Don Bell, a technology educator, at Dimmitt Middle School in Texas, was presented the Distinguished Teacher Award and the National Teacher Excellence Award by the Association of Texas Technology Education Conference held in late May at San Antonio, Texas.
Bell is is a 1978 graduate of Tucumcari High School. He’s the son of Delores and Jerry Bell of Tucumcari and the brother of Rhonda Cos of Tucumcari and Dale Bell of Las Vegas, N.M.

Casaus completes basic ..
U.S. Air Force Airman Stephanie M. Casaus has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
She is the daughter of Angie White of Tucumcari and a 2003 graduate of Tucumcari High School.

Baby Payson is here…
Payson Ray Nials was born on June 6, 2007 at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. Payson weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. Payson’s parents are Dustin and Relissa Nials of Tucumcari. He joined his big sister Rilee Jo Nials, 3. His grandparents are Robin and Aleta Smith and Ray and Jo Ann Nials, and his great-grandmother is Leona Smith, all of Tucumcari.

Robinson to residency …
Terri Robinson was awarded a Doctor of Optometry Degree on May 4, from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. She graduated from Logan High School in 1999, and completed her undergraduate work at New Mexico State University. She has accepted a contact lense residency at Indiana Universi ty for the coming year.
Robinson is the daughter of Jeri Robinson and granddaughter of Bennie and Freddy Kirksey, all of Tucumcari.