Rilee Jo Nials to turn 7

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Rilee Jo Nials will turn 7 years old on May 6 and will celebrate her birthday with friends on May 7. Rilee’s parents are Dustin and Relissa Nials. Her grandparents are Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith, all of Tucumcari. Her great grandmother is Leona Smith. She has one brother, Payson, […]

Birthdays, weddings and military training completed

Turning two…Payson Ray Nials will turn 2 years old on Saturday. Payson is the son of Dustin and Relissa Nials. He’s the grandson of Robin and Aleta Smith and Ray and Jo Ann Nials. His big sister is Rilee Jo Nials. Payson will share his birthday with his aunt, Tina Smith, as she ties the […]

06-23-2007: Around Town

Pacheco baby arrives… Joshua Darian Pacheco was born at 8:23 a.m., on May 30 in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. His parents are Veronica Baca and Joshua Pacheco of Tucumcari. Tech educator honored… Billy Don Bell, a technology educator, at Dimmitt Middle School in Texas, was […]

05-26-2007: Around Town

Josiah’s arrived … Louis Sanchez and Rachel Garcia announce the birth of their sson Josiah Augustine Sanchez. He was born April 28, 2007 at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Josiah’s grandparents are Joe and Bernice Garcia of Tucumcari, and Andy and Jenifer Sanchez of Tucumcari. His great-grandparents are John and Marylou Sanchez, Florencio […]

John “Jay” Nials

Services: 2 p.m. (CST), on Friday a memorial service will be held at the Nara Visa Community Center. John “Jay” Nials, 75, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in Hartley County, Texas. Mr. Nials was born Oct. 3, 1931 near Hudson, N.M. to John Linden and Ethel Laurinda (Payton) Nials. He grew up near Logan. Mr. […]

‘Grade A’ students honored

It was a night when Tucumcari school officials honored the “cream of the crop” of middle school and high school students. Parents were on hand as well Friday evening at the Holiday Inn for a banquet in honor of 13 middle school and high school students who made all A’s for the first three nine […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]

Local conservationist’s hard work pays off

By Angela Peacock Working closely with the community and area school children about the importance of conservation has won Relissa Nials this year’s Region V Outstanding Conservationist award. Nials works for the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Tucumcari and has spent countless hours working with area youth educating them about the importance of conservation as […]

Children learn fine art of sewing from home ec teacher

Angela Peacock Stitching a sense of pride and accomplishment is what Lucy Nials believes children gain from attending her sewing classes. Nials, a retired Tucumcari home economics teacher, volunteers her time to teach sewing for more than one reason. She said not only does the activity give children a positive hobby to do in their […]