The Socorro Rewind – El Defensor Chieftain
November 30, 1971
BOMB ALERT at Socorro high school. An anonymous caller said over the phone that there was a bomb located somewhere on SHS premises. City and state police and fire departments evacuated the facility. After a search from 1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. by the authorities, classes resumed.
CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY organizes its annual bake sale and bazaar on December 4th. This is a one-day event starting at 9:30 am and ending at 6:30 pm Homemade pastries and pickles will be available.
1,000 SALE OF SHOES will take place at the Brownbill Shoe Center. Charging a dollar per shoe on the second pair, the deal will last for the remainder of Thanksgiving weekend.
December 2, 1971
SENATOR GEORGE MCGOVERN swayed by the Socorro Plaza during his presidential campaign. During his election campaign, McGovern hopes to shift right-wing voters to the Democratic side. He feels that there is a gap between the people and the politicians.
READY FOR RUIDISO is the reflection of an upcoming clash that will pit Warriors against Warriors. Outsider Socorro Warriors is hoping for a victory against fighters Ruidoso Warriors. The 13-11 Socorro team, midfielders from last season, will take on the city’s biggest school in a big showdown on Friday night.
SHS COW-BOY scores high at the High School Rodeo held at the New Mexico Military Institute. November 25. Joe Easley competed with other junior runners from Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Canada. Joe âJuniorâ Easley intends to continue participating in as many rodeo competitions as possible.
CHRISTMAS come. The annual Socorro Men’s Golf Association takes place on December 4 at the Roadrunner Lounge. Cocktails, dinners and dancing evenings are waiting for you throughout the evening. Get your tickets now.
November 27, 1996
SOCORRO LOSES on the financing of schools. The state lottery money for building schools will go entirely to Zuni, and Socorro’s plans for a new primary school are losing out. The Socorro school district alone does not have the money to finance the project, which is estimated to cost $ 8 million. State Critical Capital Outlay’s board of directors voted and awarded Zuni the entire $ 5 million grant.
WATER SERVICE in Socorro will begin rinsing the standpipes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Flushing will begin on December 1 in the northwest quadrant near Eagle Picher Industries. It will end on December 5 in the Grefco zone, which includes areas along Highway 60.
NON-SMOKING ASSEMBLY will take place in Magdalena on December 11. Kindergarten to senior students will gather for the assembly. The assembly of all schools comes after the idea has been presented to college and high school student councils and grade 5 officers.
December 1, 1996
SUPPORT for the Warriors football team came to a rally at the Plaza today. Employees of Socorro Electric Cooperative have suspended an Artesia Bulldog football player in the image as a prelude to today’s AAA semi-final game in Socorro.
AN OPEN DOOR will take place on December 7th. The Ark of Socorro Veterinary Clinic invites the community to come from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drs. Dean and Pepita (Pep) Wilkson and Dr. Audrey Vega posted in a statement “We would like to thank the community and businesses of Socorro for the wonderful and warm welcome we have received.”
NEW PRISON MANAGER Return. Richard Sanchez will head the county jail from December 2. County commissioners installed Sanchez as part of the management plan adopted in 1995. After serving as a prison warden in a previous administration, Sanchez says he’s thrilled to take over the post.
November 30, 2011
VLA IS OK it’s like that. This is the conviction of the board of directors of New Mexico Tech. Following recent renovations to the site, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory has set up a competition and website, www.namethearray.com, for suggestions. The board of directors of the NMT is against the idea.
EL CAMINO The International Center organized a two-day event in remembrance of the civil war. On November 19 and 20, visitors were able to walk around the facility to view exhibits and learn about New Mexico’s wartime history. There were also several Civil War reenactments outside the building.
40 MOTORCYCLISTS participated in the Capitol Bar Toy Run last Saturday. Bikers brought their softer side to the kids. Participants could either bring a toy or donate $ 5. The event raised approximately $ 2,500 and the proceeds were distributed to those in need.
UNDER A VACUUM salmon products are being recalled. King & Prince Seafood Corp. is recalling certain Nova Style cold smoked salmon and salmon garnish products which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and the elderly. Customers must return such products immediately and will receive a full refund.
Compiled by Greg Byrd