Compiled by Denise Ortega

FEBRUARY 13, 1973

TOP SPELLER. Winner out of 20 contestants in the Edward E. Torres Elementary School Spelling Bee Friday, Feb. 9, was Arlene Gonzales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Gonzales. Runner up was Henry Riechenbach, son of Mrs. Stella Riechenbach. Both are fifth-grade students and will compete with other country winners from elementary schools and junior highs in the County Spelling Bee on Feb. 16.

FEBRUARY 15, 1973

A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY dinner at the home of Mrs. Roger Gabadon was held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Henry Harada on her 92nd birthday. Mrs. Harada is Mrs Gabadon’s mother. Mrs. Harada was born in Bosquecito on February 11, 1881, and has lived in this area since. Attending the dinner party in addition to the hostess were three daughters and one son. Mrs. Harada has 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

FEBRUARY 11, 1998

ROLE MODELS. Five high school students will be working role models for mid-schoolers as part of a program to prevent teen pregnancy and help teens set and meet goals. Selected as peer risk interns for an abstinence-only program in schools are Monica McBride, a senior at Magdalena High School and Socorro High School students Angela Chavez, Jerusha Grigg, Chris Hedgeman and David Sullivan. The group will join others from around the state for a panel discussion and facilitator training. The team abstinence refers also to no drugs and alcohol.

DIANA MONTOYA of San Antonio graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico at the end of the fall semester in December. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Montoya also made the Dean’s list in the College of Nursing for the 1997 fall semester by earning a grade point average of 4.0. Diane is employed at Socorro General hospital.



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FEBRUARY 9, 2013

SOCORRO RESIDENTS Willis and Ghislaine Cowan are celebrating their wedding anniversary today. The couple was wed in Las Cruces on Feb. 9, 1963. Willis has retired from the communications Industry and also served three years as a sergeant in the United States Army. Ghislaine is a homemaker and enjoys crocheting. The couple have raised three children. Willis and Ghislaine have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. To celebrate their 50 years of matrimony, they’ll enjoy a dinner out together.

SOCORRO HIGH SCHOOL was on lockdown again Thursday due to a threat made at the school. It is the second lockdown at the high school this month. Students were evacuated Thursday to the athletic field because of the threat, according to student reports. Police did not return calls seeking information on Thursday’s threat as of press time. Socorro Consolidated Schools Superintendent Randall Earwood said last week disciplinary action for a student making such a threat can include long-term consequences such as being held back a grade. Socorro Police Department Chief George Van Winkle said last week that a bomb scare charge is a fourth-degree felony and can mean up to 18 months in prison and/or a fine up to $5,000.

Chieftain Staff Report