Compiled by  Denise Ortega

APRIL 10, 1973

Karen Kloss receives trophy.

KAREN KLOSS received the Student of the Month trophy, presented by the Pilot Club of Socorro. Karen, a senior, was selected in Art I by her instructor, Mrs. Eleanor Oliver, because she demonstrated outstanding interest and ability. She can work in various media thus making her a very versatile and creative person. Mrs. Nancy Gibbons, president of the Pilot Club presented the trophy.

SOCORRO JUNIOR HIGH girls track team placed second in a meet held at Clark Field. Belen Junior High placed first and Magdalena girls took third place. Winning ribbons for Socorro Junior High were Evangeline Romero, 1st in 50-yard low hurdles and 2nd in the basketball throw; Sandra Apodaca, 1st in the 220-yard dash and 1st in shot put and 2nd in the softball throw. The eighth-grade 440-yard pursuit relay team, Sandra Garcia, Doreen Fowler, Cindy Stout and Sandra Apodaca, placed second in the competition.

APRIL 12, 1973

Nancy Romero and Vanetta Little

NANCY ROMERO won election to the Student Body President office in an election held at Socorro High School. Elected vice president was Vanetta Little. Campaign speeches were given Friday morning by all candidates with the voting taking place shortly after. A large number of students voted, and it was noted that 72 percent of the students cast their ballots. The new officers will assume office during the Award Assembly later this school term.

APRIL 8, 1998

A MINOR EARTHQUAKE, measuring 1.9 magnitude occurred on April 6 according to New Mexico Tech seismologists. Preliminary analysis of the quake places the epicenter near Lemitar, about seven miles north of Socorro. The activity was recorded on the university’s array of seismic stations. Seismologists also received reports from residents about the quake. Numerous earthquakes have been recorded in the same area just prior to April 6.

APRIL 11, 1998

Clean the Ceiing Day at Owl Bar in 1998

IT WAS “CLEAN THE CEILING DAY” at the Owl Bar and that was good news for organizations like Good Samaritan Village and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Every three or four years, Owl Bar owners Rowena and Adolph Baca take down all the dollar bills pinned to the walls and ceilings of what might just be the most famous green chile cheeseburger place in the country. The result is a fistful of dollars and a suggestion box full of ways to spend it. The top five vote-getters were St. Jude’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and Good Samaritan Village’s Alzheimer’s Addition to fund drive. Each of them, plus a host of others, will get a slice of a pie worth $4,005. No sooner had the Bacas and Owl Bar staff taken down the dollar bills than patrons began putting up new ones.

APRIL 11, 2013

E-BOOKS ARE NOW available for checkout at Socorro Public Library, and any library card holder with internet access can check them out anytime, from anywhere. Rebekah Claussen, reference librarian, said that about 13-15 e-books have been checked out since the platform was set up the last week of March.  A news release issued by the library says the digital media platform is Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 service, which works with Apple devices, Android phones, Windows tablets and smartphones, and Kindle Fire. Paula Mertz, library director, said about 110 titles are currently available in a e-book format. Claussen said the e-books can be checked out for two weeks. After that, they automatically disappear from the reader’s device.

Chieftain Staff Report