Meet your neighbor
Profession: She’s a classified advertising representative at the Quay County Sun and a waitress.
Family: It’s just me.
Your idea of a perfect day: A hot sunny day with no wind.
Your pets are: Spoiled and loved.
What do you think about Quay County? I like Quay County, but I wish it would grow.
Favorite TV shows: Right now it’s “American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars.”
Favorite entertainer: Michael Jackson
Tell us about a happy time: Anytime I’m with my animals.
What do you think your life will be like in 10 years? At this rate, probably the same.
When you were a kid, what did you think you’d be doing as an adult? Large animal trainer.
Why are you doing this survey? Because Thomas Garcia told me to!
Who is your hero? My mother, because she was the kindest person I’ve ever known.
Complete this sentence: If I could do anything, I would ... gather up my animals and move to Australia.
Your greatest fear: Being paralyzed. I’m not sure what I’d do if I could never walk again.
Your greatest hope: Just to make sure I’m happy.
Favorite taste: Greasy food.
Favorite smell: Horses and rain.
Tell us about a time you were afraid: When my mother passed. Favorite part of your job: Not sure yet. I’ve only been there for a week.
Tell us about your first date: I don’t remember, so it must have not been that great.
Your most prized possessions: My fat cats. LOL
Rilee Jo Nials celebrated her sixth birthday on May 6 with family and friends.
She is the daughter of Dustin and Relissa Nials of Tucumcari. Her grandparents are Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith of Tucumcari. Her great grandmother is Leona Smith of Tucumcari.
She likes to ride her horse “Choppo,” play with her puppy “Tinkerbell,” and fight with her little brother Payson Nials.
— Submitted by Relissa Nials
The children and grandchildren of Robert and Joyce Thrasher invite family and friends to join them from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at the San Jon Community Center.
Robert and Joyce were married on May 27, 1950.
— Submitted by Bobbye Rose
West Texas A&M University’s centennial commencement was held on May 8 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas.
Aaron G. Peacock was a member of WTA&M’s 100th graduating class. He received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. His plans are to work in the investment industry.
Aaron is the son of Yvette Peacock and Mike Peacock of Tucumcari. His grandmother is Jessica Braziel and his aunt is Yvonne Braziel all of Tucumcari.
— Submitted by Yvette Peacock
Pvt. Andre M. DeBord graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training on April 23 in San Diego, First Marines-Charlie Company- Platoon 1046.
Marine Corps training is a tough undertaking for all who accept the challenge to become a United States Marine.
Those who are successful have earned the right to proudly wear the eagle, globe and anchor.
He will continue his training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., School of Infantry (SOI).
Debord is a 2008 graduate of Tucumcari High School where he was an honor student and first-team all-state football player.
His proud parents are Jennifer and Spencer DeBord of Tucumcari. His grandparents are Polly Martin-DeBord of Tucumcari, Virginia and George Elevario of Albuquerque. Great grandparents are Joe and Erlinda Benavidez of Tucumcari, and Aurora Elevario of Santa Rosa.
— Submitted by Spencer DeBord
It's a snap
Xcel Energy employees presented a check for $2,359.92 to the Quay County United Way. Xcel Energy made a corporate match of the $1,179.96 raised by the Tucumcari Xcel employees, which they donated to United Way. From left, David Essex, Xcel Energy community service manager, Doyle Fraiser, Don White, Leslie Osborn, and Wade Whitehead, Xcel Energy supervisor of field operations.
— Submitted by David Essex