Compiled by Denise Ortega


OCTOBER 31, 1972

THE TUESDAY BRIDGE CLUB celebrated its 22nd birthday this week. The club was founded in Socorro on October 24, 1950. Charter members were Betty Bursum (deceased), Peggy Daily, Mary Fitch, Elsie Goad, Ann Hume (deceased), Harriet Kroggel, Dorothy Long (deceased), Louis Schufle, Helen Stauder, Ruth Sweet, Louise Treseder, Helen Waggoner and Sunny Woofter.


Polyester Pants $6.99

Children’s Jeans $2.99

Ladies Knit Tops $4.99

Skinny Rib Tops $4.99

Denim Jeans $6.99

Pant Suits $14.99 to $19.99


NOVEMBER 2, 1972

VANDALS SHATTER GLASS. It was trick not treat which marred Halloween for several local residents when vandals smashed windows at several sites.

In back of Montgomery Ward all windows (barred) were completely smashed, with evidence of blood that some injury was sustained in the process to one of the vandals. The heavy door was kicked but entry was not gained.

The incident was tied up with damage to 14 glass panes in the entrance of the Loma Theater.

The door was broken into the foyer and the candy counter smashed. Little candy was taken.

Also the Dr. Bobby Perry residence was damaged when a rock was thrown through the window. Sgt. Pete Archuleta investigated all incidents.


OCTOBER 29, 1997

TWO 16-YEAR-OLD Socorro boys involved in an auto burglary ring will be sentenced once they complete a 15-day diagnostic evaluation. One juvenile admitted to four fourth-degree felony charges of burglary, and two misdemeanor charges of larceny.

The second juvenile admitted to several burglary charges. Their evaluations will be conducted at the Youth Diagnostic and Development center.

An estimated $20,000 worth of merchandise was stolen.

Corner Copy owners Betty Thompson and Vicki Wall. File photo.

CORNER COPY isn’t exactly located on a corner, but its name evokes the image of a hometown store. That’s exactly what Betty Thompson and Vicki Wall want. Corner Copy, 101 San Miguel St., offers regular or full color copies.

Corner Copy also offers computer rental, laminating, gift certificates, name tags, rubber stamps, resumes, desktop publishing, school supplies, custom printing, carbonless receipts, letterheads, envelopes, fax service and paper supplies. Its desktop publishing service can make custom calendars, custom note pads, two- and three-part receipts, buttons, menus and custom announcements. Wall hopes that Corner Copy will be the perfect alternative to traveling to Albuquerque or Belen.


OCTOBER 27, 2012

THREE CRASHED VEHICLES sit at the Intersection of Otero Avenue and Sixth Street just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the Socorro Police Department, there were no major injuries and no one was transported to the hospital.

The crash happened when the white Mazda was headed south on Sixth Street and failed to stop for the stop sign. It struck the Dodge Ram in the rear as the pickup was headed west on Otero. The impact pushed the pickup into the other lane so it hit the Pontiac Grand Prix.

The driver of the Mazda was ticketed for not stopping at the stop sign and alcohol was not a factor in the wreck.


OCTOBER 31, 2012

THE MAGDALENA VOLLEYBALL team beat Menaul on Oct. 25 to keep their District 2-1A record in perfect condition at 11-0 and shored up a playoff spot in the process.

The Steers, 15-4 overall, face To’hajiilee on Nov. 1 to finish up league play, and a win over the Warriors could ensure them a solid seed in the state tournament. Magdalena will play host to this year’s District 2-1A tourney beginning on Nov. 8.