Compiled by Denise Ortega

SEPTEMBER 25, 1973

George Miller

ISG GEORGE O. MILLER, Battery B, 3rd Battalion received the New Mexico Medal of Merit for outstanding service in the National Guard. He has served with the Guard since 1948 and is administrative assistant with Civil Service here in Socorro. The award was presented to him last month by order of John P. Jolly, Adjutant General.

Tommy Clark

SHS NEW BASKETBALL COACH Tommy Clark is a graduate of New Mexico State University. His major subject is Social Studies, with a minor in Physical Education. His main interests are basketball, fishing, and the challenge of teaching. Other hobbies include traveling in Mexico and through different areas of the Southwest. He will also be coaching varsity basketball at the high school in addition to his teaching duties which are 9th grade social studies.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1998

GOV. GARY JOHNSON rolled through Socorro Saturday afternoon to help promote his Trek for Trash community clean-up program and, obviously, to press a little flesh in this campaign year. Johnson encouraged members of the crowd at the Plaza to take seven to 10 minutes out of their day to pick up a bag of trash and help keep the Land of Enchantment enchanting. Johnson encouraged anyone who wanted to join him in his statewide trek to do so. In the four years of the Trek for Trash program, 4 million pounds of trash have been removed from New Mexico’s highways and byways. Johnson also recognized Charles Monette of Socorro for his efforts on the Citizen Highway Assessment Task Force. Johnson was to have presented Monette with a framed copy of the task force report and a signed copy of House Bill 477, but Monette did not arrive at the Plaza until after Johnson had departed.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1998

THE FOUNDATION OF ANY community is its citizens, and the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce will honor citizens, one organization and one business for outstanding community service at its meeting. Chosen for recognition this year are Man of the year, Al Ocampo; Woman of the Year, JoAnn Salome; W.N. Eaton Award for lifelong community service, Charles Monette; Volunteer of the year, Sally Haigler; Organization of the year, Socorro Boys and Girls Club; Business of the year, First State Bank.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

JARREN APACHITO’S BLACKFACE lamb won second place at the state fair, and brother Rawlin’s mutton cross made third place, but it was a first for Alamo when the brother’s lambs were sold at the 2013 New Mexico state fair junior livestock sale on Sept. 20. Only the top-placing animals shown by 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth at the state fair are permitted to be auctioned off at the sale, and New Mexico State Fair ranks amount the top in terms of competitions. Rawlin’s lamb had placed third out of 47 lambs in the mutton cross class and Jarren’s blackface lamb second out of 56 lambs. This was the boys’ fifth year showing lambs at the state fair. Jarren’s lamb sold for $1,500 to the New Mexico Junior Livestock Foundation. Rawlin sold his lamb for $1,900 to Wells Fargo Bank.

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