Compiled by Denise Ortega

April 18, 1972

A BEWITCHING PLAY will be presented by the Socorro Jr. High Dramatic Arts Class. It is a three act comedy entitled “Get Witch Quick.” The actors in the play are eighth grade students. The play tells about the many mix-ups a normal teacher has when he comes to teach at Craft College. Little does he know the craft is “Witch Craft.” The public performance will be Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Junior High with admission price at $.50.

April 20, 1972

JOEL DEAN, a 15-year-old sophomore, was selected as the April Future Farmer of the Month. He is currently enrolled in his second year of Vocational Agriculture. Joel has a farming program of three feeder beef, one acre of irrigated pasture and three acres of irrigated alfalfa. Joel is currently working on roadside markers- a goal set up by him as chairman of the Public Relations Committee. Joel also took honors this year for making the Grand Champion Pie for the annual FFA-FHA Pie Baking Contest.

APPRECIATION DINNER is being held to honor Edward E. Torres. He is the principal at Garfield Elementary school. Torres is being honored for his 44 years of public service in education. Dinner will be held in the Garfield Cafeteria and a ticket is needed to be purchased for entry.

April 16, 1997

ADULT PATRONS at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course soon will be able to buy a round of beer along with a round of golf. Tech regents on Monday approved the purchase of a beer and wine license for the golf course and the “controlled” sale of alcoholic beverages. Proceeds would be generated, said Tech President Dan Lopez, some of which would be funneled into golf programs for younger players.

SOCORRO HIGH SCHOOL’S girls’ golf team finished third, and the boys’ team finished seventh, at the Great Invitational High School golf tournament April 10 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course near Ruidoso. The girls shot a 401 for third place behind Ruidoso (376) and West Las Vegas (395). The boys shot a 374 for seventh.

April 14, 2012

CITY VAN CRASHES. A 31 –year-old Socorro man was transported to an Albuquerque hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after he crashed a city of Socorro Transportation van along Interstate 25, according to New Mexico State Police officer Robert Carrejo. Carrejo said the man sideswiped a sport utility vehicle while attempting to pass in front of the vehicle while traveling southbound near the south Belen exit. The transportation vehicle ended up on its side while the SUV crashed through a nearby fence.

April 18, 2012

VAUDEVILLIAN MELODRAMA CIRCUS and Comedy stops at Macey Center on Friday. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance by the Squirm Burpee Circus, showcasing Vaudevillian-styled melodrama and wild comedy at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center Auditorium. The show explodes with high-energy acts, such as the human cannon, the ladder of love and chainsaw juggling, not to mention Vaudeville comedy routines, romantic antics and swing dancing.

FORMER DEPUTY sentenced to six years. A former Socorro County Sheriff’s Department deputy was sentenced to six years in prison and recommended to undergo sex offender intervention and therapy while incarcerated and as condition of parole for coercing female drivers into sexual favors during traffic stops last year. The sentence was all that prosecutors had asked for under a plea agreement that reduced 10 charges originally filed against him down to three.