November 4, 1971

DAN HUDGENS, son of Mrs. W.L. Hudgens, is a member of the Socorro Chapter of the FFA. Hudgens is a junior enrolled at Socorro High School as a vocational agricultural aide. Dan’s program consists of 20 breeding ewes and one ram. Recognized in the 1970 Sears-Roebuck Foundation for his flock of sheep, Hudgens has been awarded Farmer of the Month here in Socorro.

FUNNY MONEY was all the rage this past week. On October 30, hundreds of people showed up for a “Dollar Days Auction” in the First State Bank parking lot. “What am I bid on?” was the cry as auctioneer Bob Zimmerman began the event with over 50 items available. The referred to “funny money” had items going between $100 all the way up to $2,055. The top item was a pair of west coast pickup mirrors donated by S&M Ford. A total of $25,422 was raised for local charities.

November 9, 1971

TASTEE FREEZE has reopened after repairs due to a pick-up camper slammed into the building. Open only four months, the camper accidently almost knocked off a corner of the building when the gentleman driving attempted to park under the eave instead of beside it.

LOMA THEATER will be showing the seductive action packed new hit “Chrome and Hot Leather” for a three night feature event. William Smith plays a Green Beret with the poster headline reading “Don’t Mess Around With A Green Beret’s Mama!” Kathy Bauman looks to be the seductress in the film.

November 3, 1996

VICTIMS of domestic violence marched on Thursday. More than 60 men and women held a candlelight vigil which began at Sedillo Park and ended at the Plaza. The vigil, sponsored by El Puente, closed out national Domestic Violence Awareness month. Clinical supervisor Barbara Peters recommended the community take a “zero-tolerance” stance on domestic violence.

NEW ARTWORK has been unveiled. Local artist/sculptor Sharon Fullingim created “The Miner,” one of three larger-than-life figures which will be used in her three piece sculpture commissioned as the frontpiece to the new Workman Center facility on the New Mexico Tech campus.

November 6, 1996

CLARKE FIELD will receive a parking lot of its own. City Councilors voted 6-0 to award a $30, 073 construction bid to Ribble Contracting, Inc. to build a 56 space parking lot near the popular recreation spot. The project will take approximately one year and will begin next spring. Along with the parking lot, a new track, walking path and amphitheater are planned in the future.

November 2, 2011

ABATEMENT ORDINANCE to be enforced. County officials are cracking down on residents whose properties are filled with debris, abandoned structures and hazardous conditions that pose a health and safety issue in the county. Deputy Fire Marshall and Inspector Mark Mercer has been working with land owners whose properties have been identified as a hazard to make sure residences are cleaned up.

ROBOTICS TEAM from Socorro took part in the annual state BEST robotics competition. Eight Cottonwood Valley Charter School students joined more than 400 teams competing in the statewide event. Their mission; “To retrieve genetically engineered insects.” The CVCS team placed fourth overall behind this years slogan “We catch bugs for you,” which was an award winning t-shirt slogan during the event.

November 5, 2011

SCHOOLS PARTNERING is a possibility. Socorro County Manager Delilah Walsh said the county could acquire three new permanent buildings through lease that would provide eligible classroom space. The county would borrow $1 million from the New Mexico Finance Authority to purchase the pre-fabricated facilities and the cost to transport and set them up. CVCS would lease the buildings for $124,000. Talks are still preliminary.

Compiled by Greg Byrd