Compiled by Denise Ortega

FEBRUARY 16, 1965

BURGLARS ENTERED a home on the Granada Street extension Monday and stole jewelry, rifles, clothing and other items with an estimated value of $1,000. A woman who lives in the house said the burglars took the expensive jewelry, two high-powered rifles, most of her husband’s clothing, all the household silver, the money in the two children’s piggy banks and other household items. There was no one at the home until 3:30 p.m. When the babysitter arrived, she noticed the rifles were missing and asked the son if his father had gone hunting. The burglars had carefully put back in order drawers, jewelry boxes and other places they had searched. When the owners of the house arrived home, they called the police.

FEBRUARY 18, 1965

HOLM O. BURSUM JR., president, and William R. Aufill, executive vice-president of the First State Bank, will attend the bankers awards program dinner for cooperators in three Soil Conservation Service districts in the Datil Community Hall. Hubert Falkner, assistant cashier of the Socorro bank’s Catron County branch at Reserve, is also scheduled to attend.


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  • 83 Channel Tuner
  • All hand wired
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FEBRUARY 20, 1968

THE GREENHAND ORGANIZATION is an “organization within an organization,” made up of first-year vocational agriculture students who are members of Future Farmers of America. The organization holds regular meetings and carries out other leadership activities designed to help the Greenhands to be better Chapter Farmers next year. They elect a full slate of officers who are Don Raney, reporter; Harold Hammack, vice-president; Jerry Carter, president; Joe Pound, secretary; Bob Hudgens, treasurer; and Mike Hefner, sentinel.


  • Ground Beef $.48 a pound
  • Boneless Roast $.88 a pound
  • Sliced Bacon $.66 a pound package
  • Oranges $.12 a pound
  • Radishes or Green Onions two bushes for $.19
  • Peanut Butter $.46 for a 12-oz. jar
  • Fresh Milk $1.09 a gallon
  • Eggs $.36 a large dozen

FEBRUARY 22, 1968

Sharon Hicks

MRS. CLARON WAGGONER JR., the former Sharon Hicks, daughter of the late Leslie R. Hicks and Mrs. Hazel Hicks of Socorro, was chosen Valentine sweetheart of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Beta Sigman Phi Sorority in Anthony, N.M. A dance was held in her honor Feb. 10 at the Anthony Country Club. Attending the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arthur Hicks of Socorro and Mr. and Mrs. William Van Pelt of University Park. Roy Hicks and Mrs. Van Pelt are a brother and sister of Mrs. Waggoner.

FEBRUARY 18, 1969

TRUSTEES OF THE SOCORRO General Hospital voted at their meeting Thursday evening to curtail hospital visiting hours from the former 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. New hours of 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. will be strictly enforced unless the patient is very critical. There will be no more morning visiting hours. The action stemmed from requests by both medical staffs. The hospital administrator said that doctors had complained that their patients were being, “worn out from visitors.” Morning hours are the hours when the wards are cleaned. Visitors not only upset the routine, but the cleaning equipment in the halls is a “hazard” to them.


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