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Carrizozo Lincoln County News (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Carrizozo, New Mexico
Lincoln clerk i Dix 331c-Rnzozo, Nev exact cc301likcolk 25c county Hows volume 73, number 31 thursday August 2, 1979 Carrizozo new Mexico established in 1905 a state basketball champs of 1943�?�- Capitan reunion honors a state basketball champs of 1943&Quot was the main theme of the Capitan High school class reunion. About 125 former students and their guests gathered in the Capitan multipurpose building to once again Honor those players. Former students representing classes from 1929 to 1972 were on hand to see Hollis Cummins master of ceremonies present moments of that year in basketball. Of that team five were present and one deceased. Geoffrey Chavez Maggie Silva Alberto Gallegos Leon Fraher and Ergil Brown received photos of that 1943 team. Deceased is Rosie Runnels. Ergil Brown was All state player that year and was listed As one of the Best players in new Mexico in 1940-50. Melvin Ferris a former Capitan student that year and was listed As one of the Best players in new Mexico m 1940-50. Melvin Ferris a former Capitan student who has been researching state basketball tournaments detailed that winning season. A in 1943 there were no classes a Ferris stated. A Capitan competed against All but that year it did t matter. Capitan clobbered Hobbs 40-20 for its season opener. And so it went from there with the team finally losing to Lovington. By then the school was on its Way to the top. The big Semi final against Dawson was broadcast by Kob radio Capitan going All the Way 29-27 and finding itself face to face with Navajo Mission the toughest school around. Capitan won 15-13, the underdog Little school on top. A times were much the same then As now a Ferris said. A there was Gas rationing and Many schools stayed out of Competition because of but for Capitan the 1943 players were heroes. Among the 1943 graduates was Jonell Brooks Dean of women at Emu. Thanks for including the former faculty was said by several. Former basketball coach a a red Schuman 1935-1939, miss Tuttle and Opal Peters All thanked everyone gathered for remembering. The next meeting of Capitan graduates will be july 25, 1981 Hollis Cummins announced. A dinner and dance concluded the two Day gathering. Police report poll Chavez a Good horse and a Strong rope have Long been regarded As the two things a Cowboy must have Lor his work. Today a cowhand often a ride Herd on cattle from a jeep or helicopter. The evening of july 25, a Carrizozo police officer Rode Herd on a dozen head from a 1979 Ford Ltd the police department s new car. Thelma Apgar who lives West of a a a Quot Avenue reported to town police that stray cattle were in her Yard. A second Call from the Hasenbuhler residence 1110 on 12th Street reported two cows there. Officer Guy w. Brown no Tenderfoot when it comes to cow punching answered the two Calls that resulted in a one Man cattle Roundup and cattle drive. The cattle plodded along with Brown following on the horsepower of the �?~79 Ltd. The end of the Trail was at the Gordon Racher Homestead South of town. Next Day Marvin Rowan 1306 a a a Quot Avenue reported to town police that he had gone to water his Garden and discovered that the Corn had been eaten. Cow tracks were All Over. Chief of police Morales advised or. Racher to discuss with mrs. Apgar and or. Rowan damages done by his outlaw cows. The 1943 Capitan basketball team Nelson Zarges in concert the Ward Leslie family reunion was held this last weekend. Pictured Are some of the Many family members that gathered at the school in White Oaks. Old the first Christian Church of Ruidoso will be the site of another free concert sponsored by Maranatha Mountain ministries of Ruidoso this saturday August 4 at 7 . Sharing in song will be two recording artists from the California based recording company of Maranatha music Erick Nelson and Michele Zarges. Popular on the College campuses across the nation Nelson and Zarges have also remained a favorite with Church groups. Nelson began his career in contemporary Christian music in the Early 70s at the height of the a Jesus movement since this time he has been featured Singer pianist on More than 10 Christian albums. My to i me. By Michael Swickard he was also Christian groups a member of the Selah Quot and a Good this saturday s concert is free and open to the Public. Before Pony express race White Oaks historical association finalizes plans for breakfast plans for the annual a White Oaks to Lincoln Pony express breakfast were finalized at the july meeting of the White Oaks historical association. The August 4th breakfast will be held from 6 to 8 am in White Oaks at the starting Point of the race. A bargain at $2.50, the menu will include homemade biscuits Gravy eggs Bacon juice or Coffee. For those preferring a Light breakfast juice or Coffee biscuits and Jam will be available for just $1.00. Following the business meeting mrs. Florence Ward of Alamogordo presented the program for the evening. Mrs. Ward taught at the White Oaks school from 1928 to 1935, in addition to having been a student at the school. Three of her former students were among the group that enjoyed hearing mrs. Ward Tell of life in White Oaks in the Early 1900�?Ts. Mrs. Ward also shared Many momentous and photos from her family album. Special guests at the meeting were miss Marion Yaschick of Krefeld West Germany and mrs. Wards daughter and son in Law from Faye Tville Arkansas or. And mrs. Ken Ballenger. The next regular meeting of the White Oaks historical association will be held in september. Those interested in learning about and preserving the history of the area Are invited to attend. Information on the association can be obtained from mrs. Larue Wetzel . Box 685, Carrizozo new Mexico 88301. Speaking of sports coach Don Eskis of Carrizozo dropping into the news to remind the freshman and sophomores that their physicals will be this saturday the boys from 8 . To noon and girls from 1 . To 5 . He also reports that the weight training program has 15 athletes and is going along Fine. Two a Day football workouts will Start August 14th. The coach also noted that next week he will be at the coaches clinic in Albuquerque and so the weight room will Only be open from 6 . To 8 . 1 have seen a lot of athletes both girls and boys from both Carrizozo and Capitan out running. It could be quite a year m sports Lor Lincoln county. Is the results and the awards next week. Is the Pony express race will kick off Lincoln Days. The race starts at 8 . Saturday in White Oaks and ends two hours later in Lincoln. Lincoln Days includes the express ride a fiddler s contest a Parade at 1 00 . On sunday and the Ever popular presentation of. A the last escape of Billy the kid sue Graham the Parade Marshall extends an invitation to All to come enjoy the weekend in Lincoln is Michele Zarges amp Erick Nelson the thunderstorm tuesday cancelled the pictures of All of the Little league teams. They Are rescheduled for saturday at 3 . The fire department won the championship and we will have All after listening to a government economics expert explain what has caused plus inflation 1 can not help wondering what has caused this Lack of Intel gence on the part of oui a educated advisors. I guess after spending most of their life in one school or another rom kindergarten Grade school Junior High High Schook College masters program and the doctorate i suppose that they have been educated beyond their intelligence. Is cooperative celebrates 40th year it was a Aback to school for mrs. Florence Ward and three of her former White Oaks students. Shown left to right Are Inez Ward Ballenger Larue Lane Wetzel mrs. Ward and Tom Ward. Inez and Tom Are two of mrs. Wards four children who were students in their mothers classroom. Otero county electric cooperative inc. Is celebrating its 40th year of operation. Otero county electric cooperative was organized october 18, 1939 with the to make electric Energy available to its members at the lowest Cost consistent with sound Economy and Good management. The cooperative began in Cloudcroft. New Mexico with the Purchase of the Southern Pacific Railroad s generating Plant and facilities in Cloudcroft. The first loan from the Rural electrification administration Rea was for $80,000.00 to build 76 Miles of line from High Rolls new Mexico to below Elk new Mexico. Mobile generators were purchased and for a period of years Otero county electric generated its own Power. As tiie cooperative began to outgrow its generating facilities they joined with other cooperatives in the state to form Plains generating and transmission cooperative located in Albuquerque for the purpose of supplying electricity to the members of the cooperative. Otero county electric cooperative inc. Still buys its Power from Plains generating and transmission cooperative inc. When the cooperative organized in october 18, 1939 the original incorporator were Ray Daniels . Hendrix j. M. Walker m. D. Brantley Bryan Runyan Charles Bell mrs. . Cleve mrs. Ora Swope and John Mershon. Ray Daniels was the first president of the boart of trustees. . Runyan is the present president of the Board. . Runyan has served Leonti Sously for 40 years. . Runyan was on the original Board of trustees of Otero county electric cooperative and has been president of the Board twice once from 1952 to 1956 and the other from 1962 Onward. He was instrumental in organizing the Penasco Valley Telephone cooperative and served As its president until 1978. He is president of the Artesia Wool cooperative a director of the first National Bank of Artesia Valley savings and loan and has served on the Board of directors of the Albuquerque production credit association Penasco Valley soil conservation District the Forest service and Bureau of land management grazing advisory boards. . Runyan has been a 32nd degree Mason since 1922, a Shriner since 1932. He is a member of the new Mexico Apple Council new farm and livestock Bureau new Mexico cattle growers association the new Mexico Wool growers association and the National cattle growers association. Otero county electric cooperative now serves 7,267 Consumers Over 10,000 Square Miles stretching from Orogrande to North of Carrizozo East nearly to Roswell and Back South to below Pinon. The Power lines have grow n to 1,900 Miles of line. The electric system is valued in excess of 12 million dollars. Otero county electric cooperative has its main office in Cloudcroft with Branch offices i Alto and Carrizozo
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