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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Aug 23 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - August 23, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county 3,660 expected in la schools Vav Ith some of the remodelling projects still to he completed los Lunas schools open today thursday with an anticipated enrolment of 3,660 an increase of 118 Over last year. The total includes 170 kindergarten students and 65 in special education including 14 trainable mentally retarded students from los Lunas Hospital and training school. The new Junior High cafeteria will not be ready for use for about two weeks Restuc coing and rewiring is still to be done in several schools and the commons at the High school which is being remodeler into several top Jaycee in the los Lunas Community Jaycees is Pete Gallegos who was presented a plaque at the organizations first awards banquet saturday at the Moose Lodge. Gallegos led the first fund raising project when he donated a Lamb to be Given away and continued activities As chairman of boxing basketball and softball tournaments. Jack Aragon was recognized As the most energetic and Eddie Lovato received the a speak up award. Bosque farms fair set this we Kendll boosters meet tonight the first meeting of the school year tor the los Lunas boosters club will be held at 8 tonight thursday at los Lunas High school. The coaching staff will be present and the los Lunas Tiger ettes and cheerleaders will perform. A club spokesman urged parents and teachers to attend the meeting and to participate in club activities which Are aimed at supporting athletics music and Lente Dies at 73 the 34th annual Bosque farms fair gets underway Friday with the placing and judging of inside exhibits which Are expected to exceed those of previous years. Inside exhibits must be in place by noon and judging will begin at 1 30. Livestock and poultry exhibits must be in place by 8 ., saturday and judging will begin at 8 30. It will be a full Day saturday with foot races the Rodeo Queen contest and the Queens Ball climaxing activities. The Bosque farms Community horse show sponsored by the Bosque farms 4-h club will highlight sundays activities. Plaques will be awarded to the family having the largest number of entries in both inside and outside exhibits to the family winning the most Blue ribbons on outside exhibits and to the family winning the most Blue ribbons for inside exhibits. The grand entry and presentation of the colors will Herald the opening of the fair saturday at to Arena events will include a 60-Yard foot race for Ages 5 and under 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 stick horse race for riders 5 and under a three legged race for 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 break away calf roping for 11 and under and 12-14 tie Down calf roping 15-18 and a High jump Over a rope for 5 and under 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. After the fair Queen contest at noon events will include the ladies rolling pin throwing contest calf Riding a potato race Jackpot pole bending Man and wife ribbon roping unmarried boy and girl ribbon roping a sack race and Community calf roping. Pat Sweazea is the latest entry in the Queen contest. The daughter of or. And mrs. Ben Lisby of Bosque farms miss Sweazea has been Active in horse show Competition for a number of years. She was High Point youth in the 13 and under age group in the 1970 new Mexico Palomino Assn. Competition and the same year placed second in reining for youths 12-14 and fifth in the All around for the new Mexico Quarter horse Assn. She was also High Point youth at the new Mexico paint horse clubs show this summer. Miss Sweazea has been a member of the los Lunas High school Rodeo club for three years and of the future Farmers of America one year. Miss Sweazea is 17 years old has Hazel eyes and Brown hair. She is a senior at los Lunas High school. The Queens Ball will be held at 9 . Elton Travis and his westerners will provide the music. Events at sundays horse show which begins at 9 ., include showmanship at Halter walk and trot horsemanship Western pleasure Western horsemanship Flag traces pole bending and barrel races. Superintendents for this years fair include mrs. Marsha kitchens and mrs. Raymond Hinds baked goods Theresa Blake and Nita to Bundrant Canning Margaret Gragg Kay Norine Kathy Griffin and Debbie Lansdell needlework Jonelle Jordan and Essie Bell continued on Page 2 requiem mass was recited wednesday at san Clemente Church for Jose b. Lente 73, lifelong resident of los Lentes who died sunday in his los Lentes grocery store. Or. Lente was found in the store by a grandson. He apparently died of a stroke or a heart attack. Sheriffs Deputy Sam Gonzales reported the family told him that or. Lente had eaten lunch with them and had gone outdoors. Or. Lente has apparently locked the store and gone into his Home when the attack occurred. When the grandson found the door locked about 1 30, he looked through the window and could see his grandfathers shoes. He got the door unlocked and found his Grandfather lying on the floor. The grandson ran for help. Gonzales said he tried to revive or. Lente but was unable to. Or. Lente was born in los Lentes. His father Jesus for whom los Lentes Road was named was a full blooded Indian. Or. Lente owned and operated a farm in los Lentes and had operated the grocery store for 20 years. A popular accordion player he played at fiestas throughout the Eastern part of the county for a number of years. At one time he was a sheep Herder of Huning ranch. Or. Lente never married. He is survived by a brother. Juan a sister Liandra Abeita and a number of nieces and nephews. Interment was in the san Antonio cemetery in los Lentes. Pallbearers were Johnnie Joe and Frank b. Abeita Seferino Lente Manuel Pino Johnnie Medina. Gabaldon mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Classrooms is still to be completed. But administrators feel that much has been accomplished through the summer with repair and painting projects throughout the system. Supt. Raymond Gabaldon said the system is fully staffed except for a band instructor. One approved last week has since resigned. Quot we Are looking Forward to a favourable beginning Quot Gabaldon said. He noted that Black Topping at several Grade schools the mid elementary school and behind the Junior High school is still to be done. The county is waiting on the delivery of several trucks before this can begin. Plans Call for Black Topping the Road behind the Junior High so that school buses May be loaded and unloaded in that area rather than on Luna and main streets. Classes for Junior High and High school students will begin at 8 30 And for elementary grades at 9 Because of the breakfast program students will arrive at school about 20 minutes before class time. Ernest Jaramillo director of transportation said because of the influx of new people in the District during the summer an additional bus route May be needed. He said he Hopes parents will a Bear with us a the first few Days because changes May need to be made. Jaramillo emphasized that at the request of the los Lunas bus Drivers Assn. Additional disciplinary authority has been granted the bus Drivers. They May now suspend students from Riding the buses for a maximum of three Days for certain major infractions of school bus rules. Throwing of lighted fire crackers on the bus lighting smoking lighting matches vandalism loud and boisterous conduct and continuous disruption on the bus Are examples of those infractions which could Lead to expulsion from the bus. All such disciplinary action will be coordinated with the school principals Jaramillo said. A we would ask parents of the Community to emphasize to the children the necessity of protecting Public property As Well As being concerned with the safety of the children Jaramillo said. He noted that $1200 was spent in replacing Side windows on the buses this year. The broken windows were due to continued on Page 2 hearings set at Isleta gov. Alvino Lucero of Isleta Pueblo and leaders from other Pueblos throughout the state have been asked to testify at hearings conducted by . Sen. James Abourezk aug. 29 at Isleta. Sen. Abourezk is holding hearings related to joint Resolution 133 concerning establishment of an american Indian policy review committee. Hearings will begin at 9 Nineteen Indian tribes Are expected to be represented at the meeting. On wednesday aug. 28, . Secretary of agriculture Earl Butz will tour the Pueblo with gov. Lucero. A we Are proud to Host these meetings at our Pueblo a gov. Lucero said. I

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