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History on the hoof: Fair shows Churro sheep

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Jennifer and Brian Myers show off their Navajo-Churro sheep at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site’s Fiber Fair on Saturday. The historic breed was twice almost eliminated, and the Myers are among those working to preserve it.

Along with the weavers and fiber artisans demonstrating their skills last weekend at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site's Fiber Fair was a small flock of the wool-bearers themselves, Navajo-Churro sheep.

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.

Quorum fails to meet for SEC

In a repeat of last year, Socorro Electric Cooperative members failed to show up in numbers that met quorum requirements last Saturday at Macey Center for the annual membership meeting.

Memorial Day events set

Ceremonies will be held at both the San Miguel and Socorro City cemeteries Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.