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Teacher named Educator of the Year at conference

Courtesy photo: Magdalena teacher Deb Ingersoll was named Educator of the Year at the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference in Albuquerque.

Magdalena Schools teacher Deb Ingersoll was named Educator of the Year at the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference in Albuquerque. She won the award for the greenhouse class she teaches and her efforts in getting fresh vegetables and greens to the school cafeteria.

Socorro students protest PARCC

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Students protest the PARCC test Monday along California Street in Socorro. It was reported by the school district that 36 students opted out of the test that day.

Some motorists blared their horns, either in opposition or solidarity, Monday along California Street in Socorro to acknowledge a student protest.

Leyba assaults guard, faces more charges

Timmy Leyba, 22, was already facing felony charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and more. Now he will have to face more felony battery charges after fighting a correctional officer and making a futile attempt to escape custody.