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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - March 1, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county volume to number 40 los Lunas . 87031 refuse truck is delivered to los Lunas by Bob Branch right sales manager for Waldrop Ford of Belen shown with Village clerk Agustin Archuleta. The 16-cubic Yard truck which features a barrel lifter will be put in operation april i. Meantime the Village is preparing a closed dump site West of the present site which has been maintained by the county with financial assistance from the Lunas to Host 1aaa tournament by Michael Lubarsky news correspondent More precious than Gold olympics needs spectators too los Lunas will be the Host for the i aaa District basketball tournament which will get underway Friday at 5 30. Belen and Grants Are favored to meet in the finals saturday at 8. Los Lunas May be the a dark Belen District Champion Drew a first round Bye. Grants with the second Best District record Heads up the second bracket. Starting the tournament at 5 30 will be Aztec and Bloomfield. Following at 7 p.m., will be Shiprock and it. Wingate with Grants meeting tournament Host los Lunas at 9. Belen will meet the Aztec Bloomfield Winner at 11 saturday morning. Following the Eagle game the Shiprock it. Wingate Winner will meet the Grants los Lunas Winner at 12 30. The two winners saturday will meet in the finals at 8 that night. The two morning losers meet at 6 30 in the Consolation bracket. Los Lunas athletic director Sal Gonzalez is tournament director and has put together a Good program. Admission will be $1 for students for night games and $1.50 general admission. The finals Are $1.25 for students and $2.00 for the Public. Belen a slight tournament favorite is coached by Beltran Sedillo. The eagles have Good team balance. The eagles have Good Board strength with 6�?T3�?� Dwayne Stanford 6�?Ti�?� Joe Fox and 5�?T11�?� Ernest Castillo. In the Back court the eagles have Eugene Pino and Anthony Garcia. Besides a Strong five the Bales probably have the Best Bench in the tournament. Belen was 6-0 in District and 13-11 for the season. Grants a Strong contender is led by High scoring 5�?T11�?� Rick Horacek. Center Charles Woodbury is second leading scorer and at 5�?T11�?� jumps like he is 6�?T4�?�. Grants is not really big but the pirates have Speed to Burn and a real Tough press. Grants and Belen have split in two games and Grants finished the season with a 5-1 District record and 18-6 record. Shiprock seeded third is coached by Dave Bowman. Shiprock has fair height with six men six feet or Over. The chieftains have and have shown they can be Tough. This season the chieftains were 3-3 in District and finished with a 10-14 season. Aztec tied Shiprock for third with a 3-3 record. The Aztec tigers Are Short on height but have exceptional Speed. They re explosive and can shoot from the outside when they Are not fast breaking. They finished with a 7-16 record. Bloomfield is coached by Terry Worley who finished the District with a 2-4 record. Bloomfield has Good height led by 6�?T5�?� Center David Whitaker and another big Man 6�?T3�?� Scott Smith. Bloomfield also can run and will be a threat. This season the bobcats had a 12-11 record. Fort Wingate tied with los Lunas with a 1-5 record. Wingate is Small and fast and has shown that on any Given night they can shoot with the Best of them. The bears coached by Ray Apauty finished with a 6-14 record. Los Lunas coached by Vincent Martinez is the dark horse. Los Lunas has yet to put it together but if they do they May end up in the finals. The tigers have a Strong starting five with Good height 6�?T4fc�?� Henry hoesch 6�?T2�?� Bill Lyons and 6�?Ti�?� Mike Chambers. All three have shown they can shoot. In the Back court the tigers have Good Ball handlers in Billy Jojola and Steve Ortiz. Editor s note this article was written by a member of the los Lunas Hospital and training school staff to emphasize what Spectator support can mean to the participants in the special olympics which offers an Opportunity for the retarded child to compete. The tri area special olympics will be held in los Lunas March 21, with a lots youngsters and those in special education in los Lunas Belen and Socorro Public schools competing. By de Chacon very Early in life people discover that there is such a thing As second place. Very Early they learn that not All persons can nor will be winners. As in any race whether it be a foot race or the race for life there Are winners and losers. There is the thrill of Victory a the agony of defeat a the exasperation of the will in Effort the desire to try once again. But a Victory can be a shallow thing if you cannot share it with spectators and the agony of defeat can be compounded if there is no one to say a we saw you try to do your Best and we shared that moment with the will to try again can be broken by Lack of support. Too Many times the retarded face defeat but defeat is a reality a a reality we must All face sometime some Day some place. We realize that we must face defeat a that sometimes we have to Settle for second place but a retarded person too often must Settle for second place in the great race a the human race the race for life for pleasure for rights. But this does not always have to be. Sometimes the cheer of the crowds can be Worth More than the Gold in the medal you have Hung around your neck. For if no one knows you be won or they done to acknowledge it then you must take the self satisfaction the Sweet taste of Victory brings a if you Are capable of self satisfaction. For the retarded As in All of us there is a need to be recognized. Its especially True of the retarded. It s the a look Here i am world syndrome. The loser is left alone amidst the cheers for the Winner and if there is no Roar for his Heartfelt Effort then the aloneness is even lonelier and the will to try again is weakened. A what i want is to win but if i lose As i know some must i done to want to be alone because i know the meaning of loneliness and i have been alone too Long. A i can run and swim and jump and throw a Ball but most of All i can think and feel and i need you there to cheer me on to whatever place i must take and then even if i lose ill know you recognized my Effort and i will try 20 pages March i 1973 jurors Are selected trials begin March 19 thirty jurors were selected tuesday and trials will begin in District court in los Lunas on March 19. Criminal trials will be heard during the first week of court and civil jury trials will be scheduled the next two weeks. Meantime District judge Filo m. Sedillo was disqualified in the Case of Alice Zallaha and Richard Tigert charged with homicide in connection with the jan. 16 shooting death of Billy Eugene Howell of Al Dorado estates. District judge Joe Ryan will hear the Case. Arraignment of the pair is expected to be Early next week. Five persons were arraigned monday. All pleaded not guilty. They were Johnny Vallejos armed robbery Jensen g. Charlie homicide Jack Underwood aggravated assault and assault on a peace officer and Walter Mcbride and Bobby Dale Foutch larceny. Thirty four criminal and 24 civil cases Are pending. District attorney . Ted Howden said the docket Quot is probably the largest we be had so he said it May be a Little Early to Tell but it could indicate that a we Are getting a better Job from local Law selected to serve on the Petit jury panel were Joe b. Sanchez mrs. Herman e. Sachs Clark h. Smith mrs. Tony Sanchez jr., mrs. Ismael curule mrs. Paul Boyett Regina Elkins Lydia Tapia mrs. Luis Torrez mrs. Larry Rivera mrs. Rosendo Aragon mrs. Raymond Gabaldon mrs. Henry Sachs Katie Johnson Annabelle Barela Herman Kaneshiro Daisy Storey Ofelio Tapiz Margaret Ault Joe c. Sanchez Charles r. Roberts Fred a. Lackey Pilar Ortiz Billie Lofton mrs. Eppa Lake mrs. Wayne Cox Erlinda Esparza Frances Ford Leonard Concho and George Medina. Criminal cases pending include Florentino Marquez and Adolfo Marquez transporting or carrying stolen or unlawfully possessed livestock. Robert Garrett unlawful escape unlawful taking of a vehicle. David l. Peterson unlawful escape. Arthur Blea burglary. Joe Ortega and Raymond Ortega Battery on a peace officer. Jack Gholson aggravated Battery. Merlin Dehart embezzlement. George Deherrera burglary. Leonard Frank unlawful escape. Sandy Scott unlawful escape. Michael Paynter and Lucas Baca aggravated Battery on a peace officer. Eugene Rodriguez unlawful escape. Tom Billy unlawful escape. Rosemary Rodriguez burglary. Wilfred Saavedra and Milton Chavez grand larceny. Continued on Page i

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