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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - December 6, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county vol. Ii no. 27 of Lunas . 87031. 20 pages december 6, 1973 historic Bells Are rung again by Martin Quintana 89, in the new Church of our lady of Belen which is nearing completion. Quintana has been the Bell ringer since 1927 and missed that tast when the old Church was torn Down to make Way for the new. One of the Bells is dated 1864 and inscribed a St. Francis the other two Are older and were in the Church when it was on the West Side of Belen. To present a los pastores members cd our lady of Belen Church make up the cast of the traditional Christmas play known As la Iran pastoreza or los pastores to be presented in Belen and in Santa be. I he museum of new Mexico through its living hispanic heritage program is sponsoring the presentation Al 7 p.m., dec. 23, on the natural stage of la Rancho de las Golondrinas upper Cienega South of Santa be. Also highlighting the event will be the enactment of las posadas by Community performers directed by lather Benedicto Cuesta Regent of the museum of new Mexico and curator of the Village museum. The performance in Belen will be presented at the our lady of Belen Parish Hall on dec. 22. For the dec. 23 production at las Golondrinas a nominal Lee of 50 cents is being asked to help cover expenses. Tickets will be available at the Entrance and May also be obtained in Advance by calling or writing the museum of new Mexico hispanic cultural project . Box 2087. Santa be 87501. According to Margaret Hidalgo formerly of Belen who is coordinator of the museum s hispanic committee the project is being cosponsored by the hispanic historical foundation and by the hispanic cultural advisory committee. The committee has voted in favor of a donation to the foundation tor the use of its premises and an equal amount to the actors who have volunteered their time and efforts and who will in turn donate the Money toward the Purchase of a new Organ for the Belen Church. Construction of a new Church for our lady of Belen Parish is nearing completion. Los pastores is More than a simple Shepherd play. Contrary to the somewhat Bland interpretations of the Anglo american tradition the hispanic version focuses on the i int i in a j an Page 21 6-1 vote approves la school Bonds the $800,000 Bond Issue for the los Lunas school District passed by a 6-1 margin tuesday with 407 voters deciding on the outcome. The vote was 343 Lur and 64 against. The total number of voters was 113 less than in the 1972 Bond election when 502 the highest number since 1965 cast their ballots. Approval of the $800,000 Bond Issue will enable the school District to continue its Long Range building plans and school officials expect it to strengthen the District s prospects for an additional $500,000 in slate monies for expanding vocational facilities. The $800,000 is slated for construction of a gym and a music building on the High school Campus both of which will provide additional classrooms. Plans Call for using $30,000 remaining from the previous Bond Issue for remodelling and repairs to existing buildings in the District. Ii the los Lunas application for $500,000 in state monies is approved that amount will be used for adding to the vocational facilities on the High school Campus school supt. Raymond a. Gabaldon he was delighted a because the parents had responded in favourable fashion for our students. A we Are Here on their account and we Are looking Forward to continuing with the plans As set Forth by the school he Aud. Largest turnout of voters was in the Peralta precinct where i 15 voted Lor and eight against the Bond Issue. No precinct voted against the Issue in the i972 $ 500,000 Bond election la Arm voted 12-25 against and. In 1967. Bosque i inns voted against another $500,000 Issue. The vote in other precincts in tuesday s election was los Lunas. 51-17 los Lentes 19-3 Valencia 49-12 Al Cerro. 25-Io Tome. Ii-6. And Bosque farms. 73-8. Emergency measures Are taken by Volunteer firemen As one of them is overcome by smoke during sundays pit fire training session. Chris Baca plays the part of the victim in the simulated emergency. The fire was real enough As thousands of Gallons of used Oil and lacquer thinner were lighted to give firemen experience with extreme heat and the use of fog Spray my bating the fire. They were put to the test As High winds kept changing directions

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