Around Town, Pecan Bake Off, ‘Little Mary’ turns 103

Pecan Bake Off…
Do you like Pecans?
The Quay County Extension Service is hosting a Pecan Bake Off to show off Quay County’s pecan industry.  The contest will be Oct. 13 during the first Six Shooter Siding Festival. The people’s choice tasting will be at the Pecan Booth from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Stop by and have a taste, then vote for your favorite goodie.
To enter, bring your baked item or items to the Quay County ASAP office, at 116 East Main, between 10 a.m. and noon on Oct. 13. Then drive around to the parking lot and enjoy the festival.
Products will be judged and winners will be announced following the people’s choice tasting. All participants will receive a special gift from the extension office.
 Categories are Breads, Candy, Pies, Cookies, Cakes and Miscellaneous.  Youth under 18 will be judged separately from adults. Pecans must be used in the recipe. Bring the entire recipe so there will be enough for the people’s choice. Bring baked goods on a disposable plate covered in plastic wrap.  Items can not require heat or refrigeration to be stored or served. Be sure to bring the complete recipe.
For more information contact Brenda Bishop at the Quay County Extension Office at 461-0562.

‘Little Mary’ marks 103rd …
Mary A. Goldenberg, formerly of the Tucumcari area, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Sept. 10 at the Vida Encanta Center in Las Vegas, according to her friend Mary Clark.
Goldenberg has served as president of the center’s Residents Council for a number of years. Goldenberg is the oldest person at the center, but two companions run a close race at 100 years old each, Clark reports.
Goldenberg was born to the Otero family and lived at Plaza Largo near San Jon when she was in her teens. Later the family moved to Tucumcari where she met a young railroader, Henry Goldenberg and they were married. 
During their 40-year marriage, they raised two children, Henry Goldenberg, Jr. of California and Josephine Leger of Las Vegas.
Known to her friends as “Little Mary,” she is a 35-year member of Tucumcari Does Drove 210. Her husband Henry was a member of the Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 until his death in 1982. Henry Goldenberg also served as a City Commissioner.

Kersey graduates basic …
Army Pvt. Chance J. Kersey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army history, tradition, physical fitness, and instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons and other skills.
He is the son of Dale Kersey of Logan and the grandson of Charollete Kersey of Albuquerque.
Kersey is a 2007 graduate of Logan High School.