January 25, 1972

KAY GIBBINS was chosen as student of the month. The pilot club chose her for her excellent work in the F.H.A. organization. The Socorro High School senior had been a part of the F.H.A. pilot club for three years. Gibbins also attended a recent entrepreneurship in Whittier, California. Gibbins is interested in elementary education with several former teachers mentoring along the way.

CITY POLICE CAR WRECKED during a high-speed collision into a telephone pole along Spring Street. The crash happened around 1:50 p.m. off of Spring Street. The police driver Raymond L. Baca, who was behind the wheel of a ’71 Plymouth, was chasing after a ’64 GMC. A bus was making a right turn onto Grant Avenue when the accident took place.

I’LL KILL HER! is what Socorro Junior High School drama theater students are shouting. The Socorro Junior High School drama department will be presenting a January 20 show at the JHS gym at 7:30 p.m. of “Twelve Angry Jurors,” a three-act play based on the deliberations of the title characters in “12 Angry Men.” We shall have to see what the jurors decide.

January 27, 1972

JUDGE BURKS receives a memorial. One of the most renowned judges in the county. Judge Garret G. Burks passed away at 5:50 p.m. at the Bataan Medical Hospital. Burks was most interested in juvenile issues. His memorial is scheduled to take place in the junior high school auditorium. Memorial gifts can be made through First United Presbyterian Church.

SOCORRO COMMUNITY COLLEGE classes will be returning for the spring semester. Classes will include automobile mechanics, bookkeeping, shorthand, typing and dressmaking. Registration will be at Socorro Junior High School. No prerequisites are required.

SUNSET LOUNGE is hosting a big dance at the Ember Room. Dance to live Western music Saturday night with Jim Robinson and his Western Swingers. Follow the crowd into the sunset. No cover charge.

January 22, 1997

SARRACINO MIDDLE SCHOOL celebrates its brand new honor roll. The all ‘A’ class included Mary Barret, Helga Bhasker, Jessica Bottomley, Olivia Casey. Stephanie Finch, Andrew Finley, Renee Gallegos, Donna Gonzales, Michael Gonzales, Monique Griego and Taylin Wesner. The students were given passes to school games as well as coupons to several local businesses.

GUN CLUB in Socorro will be hosting its annual meeting on Jan. 25 at the Macey Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a bowhunters workshop, followed up by a legislative panel at 9 p.m. A Hall of Fame Luncheon, followed by a tour of the EMRTC facility will take place at noon. Activities at the Socorro Gun Club Range will begin on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

SHS SWIMMERS break school records. Two Warriors hit the pool and set the next bar. Senior Terry Moore and Trevor Lewark both came out of the pool with 100-yard freestyle records during the Jaguar Invitational that took place in Los Alamos. On the women’s side, Terry Moore qualified for the fourth consecutive year in both the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke.

ON GUARD! The New Mexico Tech fencing team brought in fencers from around the country this past weekend. Competing in three categories, students Rob Madril and Dominic Peterson took home trophies during the event.

January 25, 2012

FREE LABOR was needed for the Socorro Youth Center. The parking lot had to be repainted on Jan. 13. Caleb Saunders, Niall Norton and Sam Fairbanks were out doing the first steps towards the process of building a storage shed for the facility. ResLife employee Ross Laughton said they do a community service project every spring. The city administration offered to provide the paint and necessary tools for the project.

ARCHBISHOP MOURNED as Socorroians lost Robert “Bobby” Sanchez. The first New Mexico-born archbishop, Sanchez once played baseball on the dirt grounds on Mt. Caramel Catholic School. The funeral proceedings will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Sanchez was born and raised in Socorro and was ordained as a priest in 1959. In 1992, he also renamed New Mexico’s statue of The Virgin Mary in Santa Fe to “Our Lady of Peace.”

RHYTHMIC CIRCUS is coming to town. The Macey Center will host a jive-making, dance-enthusiast this next week. “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” is coming to town. Out of Minneapolis, Minn. The group brings to Socorro a rapid fire percussive tap dance routine with a seven-piece Funk-R&B-World Beat Band. It is the group’s first-ever tour here in New Mexico.

January 28, 2012

SOLID WASTE solution on the horizon. The New Mexico Environmental Department has put in for a permit to create a 116-acre landfill next to the existing facility and hopes to begin this process this week. Socorro’s landfill consultant Marvin Magee hopes that everyone across the public attends the 3:30 p.m. meeting tomorrow. In 2009, NMED threatened the city to shut down the landfill. In the past few years, several improvements have been made and the landfill has currently passed all inspections.

SAN ANTONIO Elementary students are learning the basics of journalism. Students at the school are learning the basics of journalism by interviewing community members and then writing up stories on sanantonioschool.wordpress. I.T. manager Jeffory Miller is at the forefront of the project for the students.

CHINESE NEW YEAR comes to Sarracino Middle School. The Chinese Year of the Water Dragon was commemorated by Nancy Mardo’s classroom. Chinese symbols based on joy, peace and happiness were placed around the classroom to honor the holiday.

Compiled by Greg Byrd