Compiled by Denise Ortega

JUNE 19, 1973

HOLM O. BURSUM, JR. is one of 18 new members of the 25-year club of the New Mexico Banker’s Association. The new members were recognized during the Association’s 62nd Annual Convention in Santa Fe the first weekend in June.

TWO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court in Catron County for illegally killing a doe out of season in Tularosa Canyon. These individuals were cited by the State Fish and Game Department. One individual was fined $100, $25 civil damages, and $10 court costs. The other individual was fined $75, $25 and court costs. Dick Barnhart was investigating officer for the Fish and Game Department.

THE FAIR STORE Summer Clearance

  • Patterned Swimsuits One and Two Piece $10.98 and up
  • Body Shirts $4.98
  • Flare Pants $3.98
  • Cowboy Boots $19.45 to 54.98

JUNE 20, 1998

THE SOCORRO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT will soon add three deputies to its ranks, bringing the total number of officers to 11. Chief deputy sheriff Ray Spurgin said the department is able to hire three new deputies, thanks in part to a federal law enforcement grant in the amount of $250,000. Spurgin said the grant is aimed at helping put more officers on the streets of America. The Socorro sheriff’s office was awarded the grant after Sheriff Les Montoya and County Manager Joseph Vallejos began putting together a proposal for it three years ago.

TWO NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY graduates from Socorro recently were inducted into NMSU’s Sam Steel Society. Rudolph C. Fajardo Jr. received a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife science. As a student, he was active in the Wildlife Society and the Fisheries Society. Willie Manuel Lucero received a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science. As a student, he was active in the Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society. He also volunteered his time to help with a graduate burrowing owl project. The Sam Steel Society honors the memory of Sam Steel, who would have been the university’s first graduate had he not been killed just months before his graduation.

Annemarie Murphy

JUNE 20, 2013

FORMER SOCORRO RESIDENT named Kansas postal hero. Mail carrier Annemarie Murphy was honored by the U.S. Postal Service last January for coming to the aid of a man showing symptoms of diabetic shock in Kansas. Murphy was just beginning her route when she noticed a driver crossing the median, nearly hitting a school bus. Murphy followed the car, then got out of her postal vehicle to check on the man, parked in the shopping center’s lot. The man was incoherent, so she asked if he was diabetic, and the man answered yes. Murphy ran to a nearby sandwich shop, asked the employees to call 911 and grabbed a bottle of Coke to take to the man. The Postal Service recognizes employees who have shown exemplary service to their communities.

Chieftain Staff Report