New babies

May baby…
Malaki Devian Alderete, was born May 21 to Davida Salas and Marguis Alderete of Tucumcari. He has a big brother, Marquis Jr. and a big sister, Alissa. His grandparents are Cora Lucero, Geno Ulibarri and Mark and Gina Alderete, all of Tucumcari. His great-grandparents are Beatrice and the late Joe “Mere” Lucero and the late Mary and Antonio Quintana, all of Tucumcari.

Opening ceremonies…
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D) shared ribbon cutting duties on Friday with former U.S. Rep. Tom Morris of Tucumcari who served as a representative at large.
About 75 people welcomed Lujan for the ceremonies to officially open his district office in Tucumcari which is at the Quay County Chamber of Commerce building. Lujan thanked the city and chamber for making his district office possible.

New baby…
Former residents of Tucumcari Bobby and A. J. Laird of Deer Park, Texas, announced the birth of daughter Erin Baily Laird.
Erin was born at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas, and weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. Her grandparents are Joseph and Sharon Tillery of Artesia and her great-grandmother is Dorothy Tillery of Clovis.

Singing sensation…
Eleven-year-old Audriana Colista LaLane sang 11 songs at a June 27 fundraiser dinner for Lieutenant Gov. Diane Denish in Tucumcari.