Still Ticking

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7th Judicial District Court Judge Edmund “Ted” Kase was honored July 29, for his long service to the citizens of Socorro, Torrance and Sierra Counties.

The many speakers at the event celebrating his 40 years — and counting — on the bench included N.M. Supreme Court Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, Special Commissioner Judith Stuteville, Rep. Don Tripp, Municipal Judge Frances Cases, District Judges Matt Reynolds and Kevin Sweazea, Attorneys Lee Deschamps and Steven Kortemeier, dedicated staff members and friends. Kase was presented with a clock showing the time everywhere in the world, engraved with the words, “In Recognition for 40 years of Dedicated Service as District Court Judge, July 1971 — July 2011. Thank you from the Staff of the Seventh Judicial District Court!”