October 28, 1971

THE SCHOOL BOARD decided to put up a new addition to Zimmerly school on the Hudson-Sedillo site. This new structure will consist of four new classrooms, a principal’s office, and a new auditorium. Construction will be financed out of the $250,000 funds floated from 1970. The building plans will result in a grade school campus split between the current Zimmerly campus and the new structure.

IT’S OFFICIAL for Mrs. Mona Emilio. On October 21 she was named the Socorro General Hospital Administrator. After succeeding during a 90-day probation period, the hospital board happily granted the position to Mrs. Emilio.

November 2, 1971

“LADY SINGS THE BLUES” to film here in Socorro county. Paramount arrived this week to prepare for the film based on the life of Billie Holliday. Actual shooting is expected to begin in December with the arrival of star Diana Ross.

FAIR-RODEO board members elected. President C.C. Zimmerman called for final votes. Wilma Kelly was elected to fill the treasurer’s vacancy left with Jo Carter resigning. Tina Little will be taking over as a board member to replace Mrs. Kelly’s spot. Buddy Tignor and Raymond Greenwood were elected to replace retiring board members Bill Hudgens and Cecil Owsley.

October 20, 1996

HEADSTART WINS during local parade in Alamo Navajo. The Alamo Navajo Schools showcase came in second place. An entry from Rock Point, Arizona placed in the car category. The Baca Senior Citizens’ group took first place in the walk category. Local Jasmine Apache took home first place in the horseback category.

MAP SYSTEM is coming to Socorro county. Commissioners met October 9 and unanimously approved a proposal from RGIS, a state funded, inter-agency group in Albuquerque, to set up a mapping base for roads, planning and zoning. A Geographic Information System (GIS) will be of particular help to the assessor’s office which is currently “still doing everything by hand.”

October 23, 1996

EARLY SNOW has come down on Socorro. Approximately 3.6 inches came down in Socorro with San Antonio getting more than 5 inches. Temperatures dipped to below freezing Monday night. Projections call for more snow. The winter conditions are colder than normal according to meteorologist Steven Miller.

BASS FISHING winner comes out of Socorro. Bob Sefcovic won the Socorro Bass Club’s fifth tournament of the season, reeling in a catch weighing in at 11 pounds, 8 ounces. The tournament was held at Elephant Butte lake. Another Socorro-ian, Ron Gilworth, barely came in second with a catch weighing in at 11 pounds, 7 ounces.

October 22, 2011

MANDATORY DRUG TESTING is being discussed by Magdalena School District advisors. Superintendent Mike Chambers claims to have seen a rise in drug use since he arrived to the school. The district is also looking into testing all athletes involved in any NMAA sanctioned functions. The committee meets again on November 2.

NRAO ASTRONOMER and his wife became United States citizens during a ceremony at the VLA. Emmanuel Momjian and his wife Mari were all smiles after taking the oath of citizenry. The event was administered by USCIS Field Office Director Patti JMK Reynolds. The VLA is a place Momjian has dreamed of working at since a child. The couple both immigrated from Syria.

Compiled by Greg Byrd