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Animal shelter is now open

To celebrate the re-opening of the Socorro Animal Shelter ahead of schedule, the shelter is offering a special of $10 off the cost of adopting any cat, kitten, dog or puppy. The reduced price is only for Saturday, July 24. The shelter is on N.M. 1, behind the UPS building. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed for lunch); Closed Sunday and Monday. Call 575-838-3103 for information or visit www.socorroanimalshelter.com

Consumer debt workshop

The State Bar of New Mexico will host a free Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy Workshop on Wednesday, July 28, 6-8 p.m., at 5121 Masthead NE, in Albuquerque.
The workshop includes a presentation by volunteer attorney Arun Melwani, and an open question-and-answer period. Attendees can also receive a free one-on-one consultation with an attorney. To sign up, call toll-free 800-876-6227, or 505-797-6094.  

Public Library last craft time

The last craft class of the summer at the Socorro Public Library will be Thursday, July 29, at 3 p.m., for our “older kids” craft. This time, Miss Violet is doing tie-dye hankies or T-shirts. Just bring your own men’s white hankie or tee and the library will supply the rest.
Don’t forget “fishing logs” are due in on Friday, July 30, to compete for the bikes. Then, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m., the library will host an End of Summer Party with Terry Alvarez the Storydancer. The grand prize winners will be announced and refreshments will be provided.

Unauthorized salesman in area

El Defensor Chieftain has received several reports of a door-to-door salesman harassing Socorro residents. The complaints say the man claims to be from General Electric and wears a blue shirt with a GE logo. He reportedly asks to be allowed to place an alarm company sign in the yard, and offers to install a free alarm system in the house.
Residents have complained that the man uses aggressive sales tactics, and has to be asked repeatedly to leave the premises. Residents can notify the Socorro Police Department if anyone matching this description is seen in their neighborhood, by calling 575-835-1883.