March 7, 1972

SOCORRO WARRIORS took over the weekend in District 3AAA Tournament play at Deming. In Thursday evening’s game Socorro won over Bayard Cobre 69-41. Darryl Saulsberry scored 27 points; Benny Naranjo, 14. However, in Saturday afternoon’s game with Deming, defending champion, Socorro Warriors lost 71 to Deming’s 88. Foul trouble spelled the difference as Warrior after Warrior was benched. Deming took the District Saturday evening over Silver City 81-62.

A PICK-UP collided with the rear of a parked car around 11:15 a.m. Monday, March 6 on W. Baca Street. The ’39 Chevy pick-up was turning right onto W. Baca from California St. when he lost control of the truck and ran into the rear of a car parked on W. Baca. The parked car was a ’72 2-door Ford. Damage to the truck was slight; damage to the ’72 has not been closely estimated but is some amount over $100. City police cited the driver for careless driving.

March 9, 1972

STOLEN VEHICLE A ’68 two-door Ford Galaxy was reported stolen sometime Tuesday, March 7. The car had been parked in the El Camino Restaurant parking lot with the keys left in it. At 7:13 a.m. the next morning, a city police officer found the car abandoned in the gravel pit east of Lopezville Road. The rear window had apparently been smashed with a large rock found on the rear seat.

March 5, 1997

SENIOR CHESS CHAMP is Ian Bezpalko. The Socorro High School senior took home a first place trophy after recently winning the annual New Mexico Youth Chess Championship in Albuquerque. Bezpalko was unbeaten with four wins and one draw during the tournament, held at Manzano High School. At his first tourney the previous year, he won two rounds. This time, Bezpalko was determined to win, “or at least do better,” he said. Bezpalko also plays with the New Mexico Tech Chess Club.

AN INVESTIGATION is continuing into a break-in at the Midway School cafeteria discovered Monday morning. Nothing appeared to have been taken, but culprits pried open cabinets and spread their contents across the room. The intruder or intruders took a fire extinguisher off the wall and sprayed it on the floor and walls said the state police officer. They also broke Frisbees, pulled out the magnetic tape from cassettes and tore paper, leaving a mess to be cleaned Monday morning.


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March 3, 2012

ALAMO NAVAJO girls’ basketball team celebrates the team’s first-ever district championship after beating To’Hajiilee, 73-71, on Feb. 24. The victory earned the Cougars an automatic berth in the Class 1A state tournament. Alamo (18-8), seeded 14th in the 16-team tournament, played a first-round game against third-seed Cliff Friday night. The team is coached by Chee Apachito, who is assisted by Ida Pino.

March 7, 2012

GOOD SAM’S oldest resident turned 103. Lois Aldrich, who celebrated her 103rd birthday Sunday at Good Samaritan Society-Socorro, can look back on her life and remember events that most people only know of from history books. She has lived through 17 presidents, two world wars and the Great Depression. Aldrich was the third youngest of 10 children and was only 5 when World War I began. She was 9 when it ended.  She went to church in a big double buggy-two horse pulling it.

SAN MIGUEL CHURCH, that venerable piece of New Mexico history, is kicking off a lecture series, “Memorias de San Miguel.” The lecture series honors the 400-year anniversary of San Miguel, the history of New Mexican Catholics, and takes a look at the complex impact of mission churches in the state’s development. Friday night’s offering should pique the interest of anyone with an appreciation of the deep roots Catholicism has played in New Mexico history, the significance of the mission churches, the issues of culture clash between indigenous people and Spanish settlers and the struggles of colonial New Mexico. The lineup will feature historian Paul Harden and New Mexico historian John Taylor.

Compiled by Denise Ortega