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Raising shrimp here? Actually, yes

Robyn Harrison — For El Defensor Chieftain  The Shrimp Farm owner Judy Armendariz shows Midway Elementary School Renaissance students and their chaperons one of the white Pacific shrimp she’s raising in Lemitar.

Can you raise saltwater shrimp in the desert? Yes, you can, and the students of Midway Elementary's Renaissance program were the first to tour the local facility doing just that.

Round Up

The Steers earned the No. 1 seed in the Class 2A U.S. Bank State Baseball Championships. Magdalena faced No. 8-seeded Gateway Christian on Wednesday, however results weren't available at press time.

Genealogist to speak about Socorro grant

Family historian Robert J. C. Baca will speak on "The History and People of the Socorro Land Grant" at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cottonwood Valley Charter School. This program is being presented by the New Mexico Office of the State Historian, the New Mexico Genealogical Society and the Socorro County Historical Society.

Wrongful death lawsuit heads to Appeals Court

A wrongful death lawsuit filed six years ago against multiple agencies in the county, including Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and then-county commissioners, will be heard June 24 by the New Mexico Court of Appeals.