Compiled by Denise Ortega

MAY 8, 1973

THE SOCORRO WARRIOR TRACK team has three qualified for the State Track meet. They are Larry Olguin, Marty Chavez and Eugene Martin. Larry Olguin qualified in low hurdles, with a second-place finish in the even after turning in the fastest preliminary time; Olguin held in the blocks, thinking there was a false start and was unable to take the lead, but finished with the same time as the winner. Marty Chavez won the shot put with a career best throw of 47’3/4”. Eugene Martine, one of very few sophomores to qualify for State, set a new school record in the pole vault with a state qualifying jump of 11’10” and a second-place finish in the event.

MAY 10, 1973

Pat Dow was one of the new Supermart owners in 1973.

SUPERMART CHANGES HANDS. On April 29, the popular Supermart in La Villa Shopping Center changed ownership. Pat and Neva Dow are the new owners. The Dows will be remembered by many, having worked here a number of years ago when the store was operated under the name of Stop & Shop. Mr. Dow has been in the grocery business for the past 24 years. Mr. Dow advises that there will be no change in personnel. The same fine group of employees will still be on hand to give the service that has made Supermart one of the most popular places to shop. Also joining the staff at Supermart will be Cooper Thorne who will act as Mr. Dow’s market manager.

MAY 6, 1998

GIRLS GOLF. The Socorro High School girls golf team took first place out of four teams at the district tournament, hosted by Socorro at the New Mexico Tech golf course. Leslie Griego, Kathleen Herrera, Christi Montoya and Rachel Alonzo took the title with a 392, which gets the girls to the state championship. Griego took an overall third-place trophy with a  93, and Montoya won a fourth-place award with her 94. The Socorro High boys golf team finished fourth out of eight teams with an overall score of 344.

In 1998, local Brownie Girl Scout Troop No. 299 closed out the 1998 season with a Hawaiian luau program

LOCAL BROWNIE GIRL SCOUT Troop No. 299 closed out the 1998 season with a Hawaiian luau program at the Socorro Electric Cooperative board room. First on the program agenda was the presentation of flags and recital of the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a selection of traditional Girl Scout songs. They performed a Hawaiian hula dance to the tune, “Tiny Bubbles.” The highlight of the evening was a Hawaiian style luau potluck dinner hosted by the parents of the girls.

MAY 9, 2013

Airman Chandler Benavidez

AIR FORCE AIRMAN CHANDLER R. BENAVIDEZ graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies. Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associated in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Benavidez is the son of Arlene Pino and Martin Benavidez, both of Socorro, and is a 2012 graduate of Socorro High School.

SEMI CRASH. A semi tractor trailer took out electricity and telephone service in San Acacia on April 19 because the driver wasn’t driving, Socorro County Sheriff’s Department deputies reported. Deputy Ed Sweeney said the driver’s girlfriend, who was sleeping in the compartment at the time, had a seizure. Sweeney said the driver then left his seat, turning around to attend his girlfriend, leaving the semi to its own devices. The semi was traveling southbound on Interstate 25 near mile marker 163 when the woman’s seizure commenced. Deputy William Armijo said once the driver left his seat, the semi crossed both southbound lanes of the interstate, crossed the median, crossed the interstate’s northbound lanes. The semi then crashed through a barbed wire fence onto the east frontage road, left the frontage road, tore through a second barbed wire fence and continued south on a ditch bank. It then collided with a telephone switch box, breaking it free from the ground. It came to a stop on its wheels on the ditch bank.

Chieftain Staff Report