Compiled by Denise Ortega

FEBRUARY 1, 1973

INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING into a burglary at the Socorro Junior High School building. An estimated $1,000 to $1,500 in office machines and tape recorders were stolen. The break-in occurred sometime early Tuesday morning it is believed and was discovered at 2:45 a.m. when Socorro police officer Raymond Baca found two broken windows on the east side of the building. Taken were two typewriters, two calculators, an adding machine and two tape recorders and speakers, according to an inventory supplied by school officials.


Dancing every Friday and Saturday

Friday 9 to 1:30, Music by Vibratones

Saturday 9-1:30, Music by Country Flunkys

Happy Hour Every Day from 6 to 7:30

Pool Tournament every Thursday at 8 o’clock

Griselda Herrera in a 1973 Chieftain article.

ARLEN P. KENNEDY, Bureau of Land Management District Manager, recently presented Griselda (Chella) Herrera, a clerk-Stenographer, with a Quality Increase Award at a General Employee meeting. In addition to an increase in salary, Mrs. Herrera was presented with a certificate for “Special Achievement” signed by R. O. Buffington, Acting State Directory. Mrs. Herrera has worked for BLM since July 1969. According to district manager Kennedy, “Chella consistently performs at a higher level than would normally be expected of another employee in a similar position. She is very deserving of this recognition by the Bureau for a job carried out in a manner exceeding the normal requirements of the position.”

 JANUARY 28, 1998

Joel Woodard made the news in 1998.

JOEL WOODARD joined an exclusive group of New Mexico high school musicians recently to stage a concert at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque as a member of the All-State Band. Woodard, a 17-year-old junior at Socorro High School, was the only SHS band member to make the All-State ranks following auditions at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. Those chosen from the audition list then met for three days of intense rehearsals followed by the concert at Popejoy Hall.  Joel is the son of Dennis and Debbie Woodard.


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JANUARY 30, 2013

Ephraim Ford with his huge cornhole board in 2013.

WORLD RECORD CORNHOLE. On November 4, 2012, New Mexico Tech graduate Ephraim Ford, an engineering manager at NRAO, made his bid at the Guinness World Record book when he and a crew he assembled a cornhole board game 10 times larger than the standard cornhole board size and played a game of cornhole on it. Ford received confirmation from Guinness on Monday the project has officially earned the title of World’s Largest cornhole board.

THE MAGDALENA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM is now on a four-game winning streak after beating Menaul on Jan. 25 and Jemez Valley on Jan. 26. Both victories come in District 2-1A play and help the Steers keep pace in league play with first-place Warriors on Feb. 1 in a pivotal league match.

THE SOCORRO SWIM team traveled to Farmington on Jan. 26 to participate in the Panther-Scorpion Invitational, and both the boys and girls teams continued to produce quality results. The girls finished in fourth place out of 11 teams with 225 team points, while the boys placed sixth out of 11 teams, finishing with 176.5 points. The Lady Warriors started the morning right with a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley in a time of 2 minutes and 15 seconds flat.

Chieftain Staff Report