Compiled by Denise Ortega

AUGUST 1, 1972

SWIM CENTER BREAK-IN. Someone of comparatively small frame was able to go over a coke machine and then over an eight to nine-foot wall in height to crawl through a 20-inch by 10-inch hole to gain entrance into the concession booth at Tech Swim Center. Security guard Carl Thompson called city police to report the break-in. Cases of candy and coke and a band radio valued at $49.95 were missing and some pool equipment torn up. Much of the candy was recovered in a ditch west of Sedillo Park. Some $54 dollars in candy were unrecovered.

NEW BANK. Mr. Robert McNeil, President of the Bank of Socorro announced today that the new bank in Socorro will officially open its doors for business on August 21, 1972. Mr. McNeil stated that prior to the Monday morning opening, the officers, and employees of the bank will host an open house for their new banking facility and a warm invitation is extended to everyone to attend the open house festivities. The Bank of Socorro received its final approval from the State Banking Department in November, 1971 and will be the second state-chartered bank serving the Socorro and Catron county areas.

DARRYL SAULSBERRY was selected by the Scouting Systems of America for the 1971-72 High School All-America Basketball team. Daryll, who lettered in basketball while at Socorro High School, will play for the South in Saturday’s All-State Basketball meet. He will be playing for UNM where he will enroll as a freshman on a full scholarship. The nationwide Scholastic Coach Magazine also listed him on its Honor Roll for athletes with high scholastic achievement.

JULY 30, 1997

GRAFFITI WAS FOUND on the back of the Socorro Cemetery sign on July 25. Members of the Socorro Cemetery Association want to know who did it. As of Tuesday morning, the red spray paint had not been cleaned off the sigh. Defacing a tomb is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of no more than $1,000, a prison term up to one year, or both. Socorro Cemetery Association president Hub Spurgin said he believes the graffiti is gang-related. He added that someone recently dumped a bunch of trash near the cemetery.

SOCORRO PUBLIC SCHOOL teachers Rey Carrejo, Creighton L. Edington and Laurie Ocampo attended the 1997 Advanced Placement New Mexico Summer Institute held at the University of New Mexico and coordinated with the help of New Mexico Highlands University. The institute provides intensive support and training in the teaching of advanced placement (AP) courses, keeping teachers current with the many changes taking place in AP tests, course materials and teaching methods.

AUGUST 1, 2012

LADY WARRIORS head coach Margaret Stanley was captain of the team that traveled to Maui to compete against 17 other teams from around the western United States, Mexico and Canada. She took with her Socorro High School teammates Shania Berger and Kristen Cline, who have collectively won the Class A-AAA individual state championship for the past three years.  The event was held at Wailea Golf Club, located in Wailea-Makena on the southwestern edge of Maui. Stanley’s team placed 15th out of the 18 teams that competed, finishing 68 strokes behind the tournament winner Hawaii. Berger posted the lowest score for New Mexico as she compiled a three-round total of 238 and tied for 41st. Galloway finished alone in 44th place with an overall 240, Cline tied for 45th with a score of 242 and Zachek finished tied for 52nd with an overall 245.