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Stories of the past: Wednesday, September 12, 2001

September 12, 2001

50 years ago — Meadows Union Elementary School will start its first school year next Monday, Sept. 17, according to Frederick Bennett, principal. Bennett said children entering the first grade must be 5 and a half years old as of Sept. 1 and asks that parents bring evidence of the children's birthdate.

40 years ago — Boyd Swearingen, appointed a Westmorland city councilman May 16, 1961, appears to have lost his job by default. Swearingen has failed to attend a regular City Council meeting since July 24 and has never asked or been given a leave of absence by the council.

30 years ago — Richard Keesee, born and raised in El Centro, is developing a new pharmacology program at the University of New Mexico. The new assistant professor at the Albuquerque school is studying an area with only 25 to 30 others in the country — radiopharmacy.

20 years ago — Coaches at both Calipatria and Holtville high schools were pleased with their team's performance Saturday in the Holtville Football Carnival. Each team played 10 minutes against the other three teams in the carnival. San Pasqual and Mountain Empire high schools also participated.

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