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After school program goes to Santa Fe

Rebecca Apodaca/El Defensor Chieftain: The City of Socorro Youth Center after school program in Santa Fe.

On Feb. 7, Zimmerly Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students from the after school program took a field trip to the capitol in Santa Fe. The students went to lobby for money for the after school program, said head of teachers Janice Jaramillo.

Ember’s Herb Shoppe has something for everyone

Natural remedies, medicines and healing solutions are only some of the things that make Ember's Herb Shoppe a quaint new addition to the Socorro community. The shop is small and cozy with different types of herbs that can't be found anywhere else in town.

Board hears school updates

At the school board meeting Monday night Superintendent Randall Earwood congratulated board members Pauline Jaramillo and James Chavez for being re-elected to the board. Jaramillo was sworn in at the annual school board convention, but since Chavez wasn't there, there will be a swearing in ceremony for him at the board meeting on Mar. 25, Earwood said.

Spring Tea brings glamour, hats to fundraiser

Submitted Photo: Local artist Erica Burleigh painted a mural on the wall for the healing garden outside of the door of the entry way at Socorro General Hospital.

It is that time again to sip tea, get glamorous and socialize with people in the community at the ninth annual Spring Tea event March 3 at the Bodega Burger Lounge. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and tickets are $25 each.

Smell causes stink

At the City Council meeting Tuesday night, in the public forum, concerned Socorro citizen Robert Lopez said his neighbor uses dead animals mixed in with his manure to fertilize his land.

Soldier/chaplain serves as role model

Chaplain assistant Technical Sgt. Sheldon Milligan, 28, of the Air Force reaches out to those who need it the most. As a chaplain assistant, he provides spiritual care and helps patients in the hospital because warrior care is one of their top priorities, he said. As patients come in, depending on their injuries, he meets, spends time with them and makes sure they are cared for.

Artist shows her true colors

Watercolor artist Georgette Evans Grey works to make her artwork stand out beyond the surface of the medium. Her watercolor techniques are carefully stroked across the page to bring each picture to life.

Contracts renewed

Socorro Consolidated Schools board members renewed Randall Earwood's contract as superintendent at the Dec. 17, 2012, board meeting. The original one-year contract has been extended through June 2015.