Murray understands the fear of her counterparts elsewhere. Imperial County has its own protective order against palms growing in areas with an infectious microbe named lethal yellowing palms. So does Riverside County.
Both counties grow date palms and guard against the infection that can cause the palm fronds to turn yellow and kill the trees.
QUESTION: During the holidays I took my daughter to Valley Plaza in El Centro to have her picture taken with Santa Claus.
I thought they would send me a card when I could pick up the photo. I didn't get a card. Do you know how I can get in touch with Santa so I can get my daughter's picture? —Waiting, Calexico
Call Hour Photo at 353-9400.
OLD CEMETERIES — Your readers seem interested in old cemeteries. Here's a list of the ones I have found while roaming the desert: Amos, Flowing Well, Flowing Well Memorial, Glamis, Hedges, Tumco, Imperial, Ogilby, Old Niland, Potholes — Desert Hand, Brawley
OK, readers, if you want to know more about the above graveyards, visit the Website for the historic cemeteries of Imperial Valley. The Internet address is: http://www.interment.net/us/ca/imperial.htm
ANOTHER DOG GONE — Our golden retriever was stolen from our back yard Sunday. He was wearing a collar with his name, his identification number and our phone number.
We have looked everywhere and now we have an ad in the paper offering a reward. I don't think we'll get him back. — Mourning, Calexico
If anybody sees this dog, call Miriam at 768-1565 at home or 351-2913 at work.
A GOLDEN RETRIEVER — I don't think I have anybody's recently lost dog. I have a golden retriever given to me two months ago. I would be willing to give it to somebody who lost his or her dog (or anybody else). — Dog Donor, Calexico
Something is going on here. We can't believe there is a massive theft ring concentrating on golden retrievers. Those pooches are climbing the fences and running away from home.
But OK, if you want a free golden retriever, call Natalie at 337-4830.