December Birthdays

Dinos join Mario…
Mariano “Mario” Garcia of Tucumcari celebrated his eighth birthday on Dec. 14 at Chuck E. Cheese in Amarillo, Texas. The celebration included dinosaurs and was hosted by his mother, Alicia Garcia, and his baby sister, Korissa Ortega, 3. Mario is the son of Alicia Garcia and the late Robert Garcia, Jr. of Tucumcari. His grandparents are Betty J. Gutierrez of Horn Lake, Miss. and Robert Garcia of El Paso, Texas.

Birthday stars for Orion…
Orion Burlbaw of Tucumcari will celebrate his fifth birthday on Christmas Eve. He enjoys the movies and characters from Cars, Spiderman, Sponge Bob and playing with his younger brother Donovan. His parents are Jason and Sonia Burlbaw of Tucumcari. His grandparents are Billie Jo Burlbaw, Isabel Lucero of Tucumcari and Lynn and Bonnie Burlbaw of Bryan, Texas. His great-grandparents are Marcelina Maestas of Tucumcari and M.E. Burlbaw of College Station, Texas.

Christmas to the ninth…
LaZara Felize Garcia of Tucumcari will celebrate her ninth birthday on Christmas Day. Her parents are Andy and Lorinda Martinez-Garcia of Tucumcari. She has a brother, Andrew of Tucumcari, and sisters, Maria of Tucumcari, Andrea of Las Vegas, Audrey of South Dakota and April of Albuquerque. Her grandparents are Marcella Martinez and the late Fernandez “Fernie” and Steve and the late Frances Sandoval.

First in pink …
Charmaynn Hall will celebrate her first birthday Sunday. She will have a house full of family to watch her perform her walking and climbing skills. She is the daughter of Aaron Hall. Her grandparents are Joe Bill and Charlotte Montgomery of Melrose, David and Shedra Hall of Tucumcari. Charmaynn’s great-grandmothers are Ann Screws of St. Vrain, Bernice Montgomery of Melrose and Marie Sturdivant of Portales.