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Stories of the Past: Tuesday, October 30, 2001

October 30, 2001

50 years ago — There are prospects of larger farm loans for the Imperial Valley. A recent study brought the Federal Land Bank up to date on the rapid progress being made in improving Valley farms, which have increased production and income tremendously in the last 10 years.

40 years ago — Joel Cown of the Brawley Union High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America has been selected sectional reporter of the FFA. He is the chapter's representative in the section that includes high schools from Imperial and Coachella valleys and San Pasqual.

30 years ago — After a brief public hearing in Brawley, the Imperial County committee on school district organization adopted a unification plan that involves bringing into one district Brawley Union High School, Brawley Elementary and Magnolia Union schools.

20 years ago — Some big kids may be trick-or-treating this year. Leroy Vigil, S.H. Kress store manager in Calexico, reports he is selling more large children's costumes than usual, many being purchased for adults. Stores all over the Valley reported a booming Halloween trade. More and more adults are getting in the Halloween spirit, they say.

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