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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Sep 13 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - September 13, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico A a i a Valencia county clerk Vals Lovla . Box 35gcountyxas ulnar no c7�31 volume i no. Is los Lunas . 87031 24 pages september 13, 1973 Valencia county purchases of heavy equipment through a lease Purchase agreement rather than on bids Are among those being questioned by the legislative finance committee. The committee staff in a report released this week termed some of the buying procedures used by ten counties checked at random As the report shows Valencia county bought six pieces of equipment under lease Purchase agreements at a Cost of $126,499, under contracts with ranchers state Bank of Belen. Including interest the amount is $148,345. The report listed five methods counties used in a apparent attempts to insure orders would go to favorite companies. These included rigid bid specifications which eliminated competing brands Purchase under state Price agreements awarded by the state purchasing agent outright rejection of Low bidders and elimination of bidding through Quot lease according to the Lac report each of the ten counties appeared to favor one firm but not All the same one. The major portion of the business went to Leonard motor co. A $817,543 for heavy equipment Over a period of two years. Rust tractor and its affiliates sold $357,363 Worth of equipment and All other firms $178,357. Six of the to counties including Valencia purchased most of their equipment from Leonard motor co. State sen. . Trujillo a Taos Mora san Miguel who opposed release of the original report because he Felt it would be unfair to the to counties covered indicated he believed most of the problems covered in the report were trivial and could be solved by better education of county officials. Rally caravan launch season county purchases termed a rigged Pat Sweazea is the 1974 Valencia county fair Queen. She is the daughter of or. And mrs. Ben Lisby of Bosque farms. A los Lunas High school senior miss Sweazea has been Active in horse show Competition and has been High Point Winner a number of set fair a Best yet there were some innovations some records set and the general consensus was that it was the Best Valencia county fair Ever. With More than $2,000 in add on Money and an increase in total bids the Junior livestock Sale brought an All time record of More than $19,000. Tommy Dearing a grand Champion steer brought $1.20 a Pound with the bid by Burnett insurance and Roberson Homes of Albuquerque. The charolais Hereford Cross weighed 1,056 pounds. Tommy son of or. And mrs. Leo Dearing of Bosque farms has been in 4-h three years and this is the first year in a calf project. For the first time some of the animals sold were donated Back to the Valencia county fair Board to be bid on again with the proceeds going to the fair building fund. Five animals were resold for a total of $962.70. John c. Johnson of first National Bank of Belen assisted with a $100 add on. Donating animals for resale were first National Bank of Belen los Lunas Branch Hansen Waldrop Ford Public service co. Of new Mexico a double re Sale donation by Ranchero builders and Belen savings and loan. Roberson Homes also purchased Regina Gabaldoni a grand Champion Lamb for $350. Steven Ayers received $2 a Pound for his grand Champion hog making the Purchase Price $464 for bidder Gene Corley. Joe Otero of Tome plumbing bought Mark Dismukes Reserve Champion Hereford calf for $823.50, and Onate feed purchased Joe Sanchez Reserve Champion Lamb for $275. Ranchers state Bank paid $2.25 a Pound for Eugene Moyas Reserve Champion hog. Entries doubled this year in the poultry department and game Birds were added to the show. Winners in the various exhibits Are listed below in first second and third place unless otherwise noted. 4-h projects photograph five color prints glee Chappell first and second. Welding skill plate electric Shannon Braught David Gilcrease Tommy Dearing skill plate dry acetylene Bobby Beall Shannon Braught. Delbert Harrison Boot scraper Robert Eastman Shannon Braught Delbert Harrison woodcraft slicing Board Barry Fehlert i endell Carver. Oink sciatica Miter bos. Vernon Honeyfield Tony Murray. Bookholder. Vernon Honey Field. Tony Murray. Shoebox. Jeff Greenup Garden summer Squash Daniel Sawyer. Max Coffey John Smith pickling Cucumber Mas Coffey. Cindy Jones potatoes Mas Coffey third Green Chili Pepper Mas Coffey second. Merrie Chappell third continued on Page 5 an action packed Pep rally is scheduled for 8 of clock tonight thursday evening at the los Lunas High school cafeteria. The rally which has been planned for the opening Home football contest on Friday against Deming is being sponsored by the boosters club. This is a Good Opportunity for the Community to meet its varsity football members and the coaching personnel said Robert Wolfe president. Head coach Armando Reyes will present the players and his staff. Also on hand will be the cheerleaders and Tiger ettes leading spirited songs and cheers. Parents school officials students and interested Tiger patrons Are cordially invited to attend the rally and show the spirit and backing that the team deserves and needs. According to Robert Wolfe the business part of the meeting w ill be very limited in order to place emphasis where it should be at this time a on building spirit for Friday night s game and for the entire season. At a recent executive Board meeting for boosters club it was arranged to charter a 40-passenger bus to the sept. 28 Bayard Cobre los Lunas game. Round trip fare has been set at $6.00 for students and $7.50 for adults. If there Are enough reservations made the club will consider chartering two buses. As in the past the boosters club will help sponsor the Junior miss pageant. At an executive meeting the club pledged its help to Yvonne Riley who is chairman for the november pageant. Happiness is winning the Herdsman trophy in the beef division at the county fair. Glee Chappell member of the roadrunners 4-h club received that Honor. Her calf sold for 81 c its a Point in the Junior livestock Sale. Roberson Homes of Albuquerque was the purchaser

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