November 23, 1971

HANSEL AND GRETEL is an operatic performance for children. It will be presented on Friday, Dec. 3, as part of the Youth Concerts of Socorro series. The free program will be delivered at 10:30 a.m. at Midway School, followed by two consecutive performances in the afternoon at the theater on the Tech campus. The Youth Concerts series plan is supported by the American Association of University Women to bring quality performing arts experiences to children who have had little exposure to good music and dance.

KIDNEY MACHINE DRIVE is underway. Debbie Caldwell is spearheading a drive in which local students are collecting, in the name of Socorro Junior High School, coupons from General Mills products. The coupons will be turned in toward the purchase of a kidney machine. The coupons will be found in General Mills cake mixes, cereal, etc.

FREE TURKEY comes with every car sold at Socorro Motors Sales and Service. Eighteen brand new 1971s are ready to go, including two pristine Sprint model GMCs starting at $3,100.

November 20, 1996

FILMING AT BOSQUE is underway. The British Broadcasting Corporation has its cameras ready for “Wild Wings! Heading South.” The program, made up of four live shows about the bird refuge, will be broadcast today through Saturday on KNME channel 5.

PLAYOFFS FOR SOCORRO. After 14 years of waiting, the Warriors are off to a playoff showdown against the Kirtland Central Broncos. The Warriors came into the tournament as a fourth seed and won its first-round game 42-14 against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. The Broncos look to avenge a 47-27 regular-season loss against Socorro.

JUVENILE JAIL is still being discussed for Socorro County. In April commissioners discussed modifying an empty jail in Torrance county in order to create an 11-bed disciplinary facility. Socorro, Catron, Sierra and Torrance were all scheduled to put in more than $2,500 toward research for the project until Catron pulled out this past Tuesday.

November 16, 2011

WARRIORS PLAYER out with a concussion. Senior Tyler Lam entered the season as a right guard and is well respected by his teammates for his work ethic in the weight room. His mother Lisa Valles along with the Warriors coaching staff decided to shut him down for the season. “It hurts to not be able to play with my team, but I have to stick with my head,” Lam said. The concussion has had a lingering effect according to Lam, citing an inability to get a full night’s sleep as well as having to read passages for class multiple times. While he does not like it, Lam has enjoyed watching the Warriors cruise up the standings as the team continues to win.

SOCORRO ARTISTS TOUR featured sculptor Sharon Fullingim. Fullingim showcased sculpture methods based on stonemasonry, artistry used by the likes of Michelangelo. Fullingim prefers ancient tools as opposed to modern compressed air utensils when crafting her medieval-style models.

SOCCER TOURNAMENT is back. After a one-year hiatus, the Socorro branch of the AYSO has brought back the ‘Turkey Tuneup’ competition, complete with all the trimmings. AYSO Regional Commissioner Wes Young called the event a “community mixer.” Much to the approval of the parents, AYSO was able to continue this tradition. The tournament enlisted 35 teams, up from 19 in 2010. With a lack of advertising the 2010 tournament was forced to be canceled. Tournament director Russ Moore, the father of Soccer player Sean Moore, spearheaded this event. The Turkey Tuneup will take place Nov. 19-20. Depending on age groups, games will be played at Sedillo Park, New Mexico Tech and Sarracino’s athletic facilities.

THE BIG YEAR movie will be released before the 2011 annual Festival of the Cranes. The film, based on Mark Obmasick’s best-selling novel “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsessions,” tells the tale of bird watching enthusiasts with the Bosque location being one of the main focuses in the comedy film. It stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Showtimes  at the Macey Center on Nov. 19 at 8 and 9:30 p.m.

November 19, 2011

OCCUPY SOCORRO had self-proclaimed “99-percenters” protesting Thursday in the Plaza. In over 300 cities across the country, protestors came out with signs aimed at government officials. Four-year-old Isabel Morris held up a pink sign stating “I want a future.” One of the organizers of the event, Nikki Roath, was homeless over the past summer and stays out of politics, yet felt the need to come out with a sign saying “Heal America.”

SOCORRO COMPOSITE SQUADRON had three cadets promoted during a ceremony this week. Colonel Mark Smith, commander of the New Mexico Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, promoted Cadet Second Lieutenant Hanson Oxford to first sergeant lieutenant, Cadet Jewel Pekkala was promoted to senior master sergeant, and Cadet Zachary Cases was promoted to senior airman.

Compiled by Greg Byrd