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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Jan 4 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - January 4, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Volume to number 33_los Lunas . 87031 20 pages january 4, 1973 file in Village 5 in Belen organizes the Valencia county commission organized tuesday elected John Berman Sanchez As its chairman reappointed some department Heads and decided to wait on recommendations from other department Heads on hiring of other personnel. Commissioner Wilfred Chavez was named vice chairman. Milton Sanchez was re hired As county manager after a motion by new commissioner Paul Gabaldon to take applications for the Job died for Lack of a second. Commissioners Chavez and Sanchez voted in favor of re hiring Milton Sanchez. Gabaldon voted attending the meeting was the r in county clerk. Mrs. Pat Heth who recorded a Lutes of the proceedings. She noted that As cot t v clerk she is an sex offi Cio member of the Hoard of commissioners and this was her duty she said copies of the minutes of All meetings will be available in her office. The commission approved a Jve rising for bids for gasoline for Road department and sheriffs department vehicles and gave the county manager the Okay to Purchase six dump trucks and a four wheel drive pickup through a state purchasing contract. These will be financed from Revenue sharing funds. The commission also voted to let the new county assessor Lucy keys Brubaker handle the maintenance of the county a appraisal program for the county. Other appointments included Sam Baca continued on Page 2 three candidates including incumbent Fred Luna will seek election to the los Lunas school Board feb. 6. In Belen five including a Young Man who graduated from Belen High school last year. Have filed. Nino Trujillo head of Bosque farms Home Center was the last to file tuesday in los Lunas. Trujillo said he has contemplated becoming a candidate for a couple of years. After making his decision he filed at 4 30 tuesday afternoon. Luna is seeking re election to the six year term position. Cecilio Tafoya a former school crossing guard who has Long been Active in Valley politics is the third los Lunas candidate seeking re election to the Belen school Board is Gillie Sanchez. His opponents Are Richard d. Smrt and John Campay both of Rio Grande estates Joe a Garcia of los Trujillo and Larry August of los Chavez. Elections will be held feb. 6 in both cities. Polls will be open from 8 . To 7 . Voting machines will be used. This year Absentee ballots will be allowed and special precincts for these votes will be established. Candidates have until 5 ., jan. 12 to withdraw. After taking oath of office county officials got together for a a family seated Are Ramon Lopez appeals court judge who administered the oath to District judge Filo Sedillo right. Sta Ding from left sen. Tibo Chavez who was master of ceremonies sheriff Emiliano Castillo jr., treasurer Laura Fernandez assessor Lucy keys Brubaker clerk Pat Heth commissioners Paul Gabaldon and John Berman Sanchez magistrate Billy Joe Chavez state rep. Fred Luna District attorney ted Howden state sen. Joe Fidel and probate judge Gregario Sanchez. First time a picture of pres. Richard Nixon appeared in the Valencia county courthouse was when Republican mrs. Pat Heth took Over duties As county clerk this week. Mrs. Heth is shown with Johnny Torres who is her chief Deputy. In the background Are mrs. Bonita Montano left and mrs. Helen Murray also new employees of the clerks office

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