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Stories of the past: Thursday, December 27, 2001

December 27, 2001

>>50 years ago — The Brawley Chamber of Commerce has been invited by the Produce Club, sponsor of the annual Lettuce Tournament, to stage a lettuce celebration in conjunction with the world's largest amateur golf tourney Feb. 17-24. The family golf tournament will be at the Del Rio Country Club.

>>40 years ago — The problems involved in building a new high school for the Central Union High School District were considered by the high school Board of Trustees on Wednesday night. One of the principal problems, as stated by Don Halverson, the district superintendent, is to locate a buyer for the high school's current site and facilities.

>>30 years ago — A Niland girl and a Calexico man were killed in separate auto mishaps, bringing the total of Christmas weekend fatalities in the Valley to four. California Highway Patrol officers today reported they investigated 14 major traffic mishaps over the Christmas weekend. Some 18 people were injured.

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>>20 years ago — Fred B. Pumphrey was elected president of the Imperial Valley Scottish Rite Association (made up of 32nd degree Masons) at its monthly meeting. Pumphrey will serve for 1982. Other officers elected were John S. Felt, vice president; Larry K. Brown, secretary-treasurer; and Raymond C. Reeder, chaplain.

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