Our page — June 2

Meet your neighbor

Name: James Chester Gurule

Profession: Ute Lake State Park manager

Age: 29

Hometown: Logan

Family: Wife — Lara Corin “Cori” Gurule, 29; Sons — James Chance Gurule, 12; Christopher James Gurule, 10; Daughter — Makayla Rhea Gurule, 6

Your idea of a perfect day: No wind, and spending time with my family and friends.

Pets: Four dogs — Gunner, Lucy, Shadow, Dawson; two rats — Harley and Marley; one guinea pig — Pinkie.

What you would like printed on your gravestone: Local legend!

Who is invited to your fantasy dinner party? Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Jimmy Fallon and John Belushi. Because we are the coolest people on the face of the Earth!

What do you think about Quay County? All the greats come from here.

Your favorite TV show: Past — “Sopranos”; Present — “Sons of Anarchy”

Favorite entertainer: Danny DeVito

What is your favorite sport: It’s all AMERICAN! Football.

Tell us about a time you cried: Leaving my family in the airport to return overseas.

Tell us about a happy time: Spending time with my wife in Savannah, Ga.

Your most embarrassing moment: Sitting in a port-a-potty in Afghanistan when the wind caught the door.

Tell us about your mom and dad: They are both doctors and really wealthy. … You said a story, right?

When you were a child, what did you think you’d be doing as an adult? I always wanted to be a soldier or a policeman.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Graduating from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety academy.

What is your greatest fear? Not being around for my family.

What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is to raise three upstanding and self-sufficient children — and get them out of my house!

Favorite taste: Steak

Favorite smell: Fresh-cut grass when it’s wet.

Favorite part of your job: Protecting the public.

Tell us about your first date: Allsup’s burritos, and Tallsupps.

How did you meet your spouse: At Allsup’s. Just joking! In high school.

What are your favorite possessions? I have a house full of them, and I protect them with a 40 cal!


Bryan Rinestine and Robin Rinestine Warnberg invite you to celebrate the 50th wedding Anniversary of their parents, James and Renee Rinestine of Nara Visa. James and Renee were married on June 24, 1960, at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. The celebration will be held at 7:30 p.m., (CDT) Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Nara Visa Community Center. Join them for an evening of dancing. No gifts please. To RSVP email James_Renee


Book review

“The Man Who Put Lights Along Route 66” is a small book of memories of J. H. “Jim” Stiles, an energetic and enthusiastic businessman in Tucumcari during a trying and growing time for America.

Jim opened his shop “General Sign Service,” in 1935, after some prior years of coming from Amarillo, Texas, to design, paint and erect signs for local businesses. His talents and energy grew during the years of the growth and expansion of Tucumcari.

History records his work in “Signs of the Times” magazines and the “Smithsonian” magazine.

Route 66 glowed with neon and paint in his designs for over 50 years.

— Submitted by

E. Jacquelyn Stiles Kirkis