Compiled by Denise Ortega

March 21, 1972

THE CAPITOL BAR was the scene of another somewhat unusual burglary during the early morning hours Wednesday, Mar. 15. In a previous burglary there, around five months ago, thieves had broken in through the roof over the ladies’ restroom; this time night watchman Hub Spurgin discovered that the rear door had been broken open-but from the inside out! The way the door was broken open would indicate it was used as an exit. Police currently believe the burglary to have been done, or aided by, someone who was in the bar after it was locked up. Reported missing were four cases of Budweiser Beer and six cases of Budweiser Malt Liquor.

FLOYD’S SHAMROCK SERVICE STATION announces they will give for each fill up one steak knife. Better service and lower prices. Regular and self-service

ANOTHER CONTESTANT HAS been accepted from the Socorro area to compete for Miss New Mexico Teenager on June 16-17 at the Sheraton Western Skies in Albuquerque. Miss Phyllis Garcia has been selected for this outstanding honor after having been accepted through National Official Certification and Public Relations Office for the annual pageant.

March 19, 1997

FIRST FEMALE SUPERINTENDENT to start in June. JoAnn Salome will take Superintendent Delbert Fraissinet’s place in June. Socorro’s school board, by a unanimous vote, chose Salome as the next superintendent on Monday, giving her a one-year contract. Salome, assistant superintendent of curriculum, was chosen over two other finalists in the search. Salome, along with her other duties, is also in charge of the Adult Basic Education Program and devised the curriculum for the Tech Prep high school vocational program.

TECH’S MUSIC PROGRAM will present the musical comedy “Bye Bye, Birdie” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27. The 50s-style musical featuring Tech students and Socorro residents is directed by Bob Cormack of Tech’s psychology department with musical direction by Loralyn Hornbacher. The plot centers on an Elvis-style singer, Conrad Birdie, who gets drafted into the U.S. Army.

ANDREW CLAUSSEN, an eighth grader at San Miguel School, has been selected a finalist in the annual Aviation Art Contest sponsored by the State Highway and Transportation Department. Claussen’s artwork was one of 450 entries, and was selected as one of the top three finishers in his age division. He will also be recognized at an airshow in Moriarty on Sept. 14, and will be offered a plane ride.

March 23, 1997

SOCORRO HIGH SCHOOL’S CHEERLEADERS are at a state competition in Albuquerque today (Saturday) competing against other AAA squads. The team, of nine girls and one boy, began Cheer State competition on Friday. Each squad is required to perform one 2 ½ minute continuous cheer the first day, and a 3 ½ minute combination cheer/dance the second day. Socorro’s squad will dance to a blend of music including the theme from “Mission Impossible” and a hip hop selection.  They also will be performing a number of acrobatic stunts.

March 17, 2012

QUEMADO GRAD EARNS recognition from the Navy. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nita Fay Holliday was recently presented the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal while serving with Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic Fleet, Virginia Beach, Va. Holliday consistently performed her duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. Recognized as the subject matter expert for all legal and administrative matters, she provided sound guidance to the commodore, staff, and 23 subordinate commands. Holliday is a 1997 graduate of Quemado High School.

PROPERTY BURGLARIZED March 10 from a Socorro residence, valued at $40,000 or more, turned up two days later at a Bosque Farms flea market. The vendor selling the goods has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies. Socorro police were contacted about the burglary by the owner Paul Walker. Among the items stolen from his shop were old gas station equipment, signs and antique toys.  Walker came across his belongings on March 12 while walking through the Bosque Farms flea market.