Altrusa Fiesta Cash Party, birthdays

$15,000 is in your future?…
Altrusa of Tucumcari will have its “2007 Fiesta Cash Party” on Oct 20 at the Elk’s Lodge. At 6 p.m. a Mexican dinner will be provided by the Elk’s Lodge. After dinner, at 9 p.m. you can dance to the music of Limited Edition. Tickets are $100. The top prize is $15,000. See any Altrusian to purchase a ticket. The proceeds will benefit Altrusa community service projects.

Emery’s arrived…
Jeremy and Shannon Contreras of Amarillo, Texas, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emery Elizabeth Contreras born on July 20, 2007. She weighed 6 pounds and 7.5 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Her grandparents are Mike and Jody Barnes of Tucumcari, Rick and Eva Bellows of Littlefield, Texas. Her great-grandparents are Jim and Nettie Watson of Junction, Texas, Donald and Leah Barnes of Fort Sumner, and Francis and the late Ben Contreras of Littlefield, Texas. Her god parents are Tanya Watson of Tucumcari and Travis Barnes of Albuquerque.

M&M twins turn three…
Matthew and Mamie Martinez celebrated their third birthday on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007. Birthday celebrations included a trip to Chuck E. Cheese and to Wonderland. Their mom is Julia Martinez of San Jon.  Also helping them celebrate was their Pampo Dennis, Grama Theresa, aunties;  Gwen and Tasha, Uncle Beans and cousins, Alexus, DJ, and Tristian. Their great-grand mothers are Juanita Lee, and Clara Martinez of San Jon. 

First year cowboy…
Jake Gallegos celebrated his first year in cowboy style at his home in Tucumcari with his family on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. His parents are Phil and Jennifer Gallegos and his brothers are Tres and Noah Gallegos.

Park party for Emily…
Emily Otero turned two years old on Friday, Aug. 31.  She celebrated with a Care Bears party at the North Side Park on Friday with family and friends.  Emily has one sister, Gracie Otero.  Her parents are Gino and Miquela Otero of Tucumcari.  Her grandparents are Charlie Valverde, Judy Martinez and the Late Joe I. Martinez and Gene and Evelyn Otero and her great-grandparents are Vera Cordova, Rose Otero and the Late Pete Valverde Sr.