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Voice: Press 100th anniversary edition done superbly, with a few omissions

May 05, 2001

Congratulations! You did a superb job of the 100th anniversary edition. I spent this afternoon reading the entire issue and will file it away with other important issues that I have saved over the years, including the Nov. 22, 1963 with "Kennedy Slain" in red, the July 21, 1969 with "Moon Is Man's" and the Oct. 16, 1979 issue with the "6.5 Quake Wracks I.V.; Damage High; 69 hurt."

Having lived in El Centro for more than 50 years, I am on my second half-century of subscribing to and reading the Imperial Valley Press. With a sister who worked for a newspaper, a daughter who worked for a newspaper and I as editor of a very small weekly paper, I think that printers' ink must flow in our veins.

A couple past issues of your paper were not included in your 100th anniversary edition that I am surprised you did not include: The Saturday, Sept. 24, 1988 issue that announced that it was the "final Saturday edition" that would be published. That, I think was newsworthy. Also, you did not mention the reporting of the burning of the Barbara Worth Hotel, and on a minor note your headlines in the Dec. 13, 1967 issue "West County Gets Snow" (Snow fell on the desert in western Imperial County last night for the first time in memory of … residents) with a great staff picture of Mt. Signal covered with snow.

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I can get national and world news on television, but only in the Imperial Valley Press can I get local and Valleywide news. I am looking forward to another half century of reading the Imperial Valley Press.

DOROTHY H. GEORGE

El Centro

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