Compiled by Denise Ortega

JUNE 13, 1972

THE 1972 FAIR AND RODEO Queen Sharon Daniel was crowned by Mayor Eugene Coulson in a short ceremony at the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. She is wearing the traditional crown, carved out of leather by craftsman Joe Pound. Sharon is the 22nd queen to represent Socorro County at the New Mexico State Fair. The queen contestants were judged 40 percent on personality and 60 percent on horsemanship. Other rules include being: single, 16-21 years of age and a permanent resident of the county.

MAKING HISTORY. On June 15, Paul Ulibarri and Richard Padilla will be leaving the Socorro area to help make New Mexico history as part of the Navy’s very first “All New Mexico” Recruit Company. They are both 1972 graduates of Socorro High School. A native New Mexican, Gunner’s Mate First Class Salvator Lopez has been selected to command the “All New Mexico” Company. The 80 New Mexicans in the compa­ny will take their oath during cer­emonies in conjunction with “All Navy Night.” The next day, they will board a plane for San Diego to begin their naval training.

JUNE 15, 1972

EDUARDO CASTANEDA, social studies instructor and assistant coach in Socorro since 1965, was chosen unanimously Tuesday night by the Socorro School Board to head the football program at the high school for 1972-1973. He was recommended by Carl Seery, school athletic director, and Principal Bobby Perry. Castaneda has been given a one-year coaching contract.

JUNE 11, 1997

STATE POLICE found 114 pounds of marijuana hidden in over 16 tons of compacted sawdust. The illegal drug was found in a tractor trailer stopped Sunday evening on I-25 south of Socorro. The driver of the truck hauling the trailer was arrested and will be charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. After obtaining a search warrant, state police officers moved the tractor trailer to the city dump, where they began digging through the sawdust. The marijuana was wrapped in bundles.

THREE GRADUATING Socorro High School seniors are leaving for two weeks “down under.” Michael Hawkes, Richard Lopez and Paul Ulibarri will be playing in the “Down Under Bowl” in Sydney, Australia, on a team with other New Mexico football players. The players will be treated to guided tours of the western hemisphere continent and will spend three days in Hawaii on their return home.


“The Lost World”

Fri.-Thur. – 6:45 and 9:15 p.m., Sat. and Sun. Matinee – 3 p.m. All seats $3.50

JUNE 9, 2012

ZIMMERLY ELEMENTARY school secretary Jacque Reeves is cleaning out her desk, shredding papers and tidying up the front office in what she calls typical, end-of-the-year type stuff. Only she won’t be coming back next year. Reeves has spent 28 years working for schools in this area, including 22 with the Socorro Consolidated Schools. She hasn’t always been a teacher, but she’s always been good at dealing with kids, parents and other teachers with whom she’s worked.

THE VILLAGE OF MAGDALENA proclaimed a 30-day ban on the sale and use of missile-type fireworks at the vil­lage council meeting. The ban will be in place through the Fourth of July. Magdalena is under extreme drought conditions, according to the National Weather Service and the U.S. Forest Service. According to the proclamation, commercial fire­works that would be used in a show or display are banned. Prohibited fireworks also include smaller, con­sumer items, such as missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners and stick-type rockets.

JUNE 13, 2012

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1104 had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend this years’ Rock the Mall event, conducted Saturday, June 9, in Washington, D.C. Activities took place at the National Mall, where girls sang Girl Scout songs and enjoyed performances by soulful singer-songwriter Candace Coles, country singer Laura Dodd and other performers. The troop also participated in other activities, such as going to the zoo, a dinner cruise and learning at the Crime and Punishment Museum.