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Stories of the Past: Monday, January 21, 2002

January 21, 2002

>>50 years ago — Two proposed marketing orders will be considered at public hearings Feb. 27 in El Centro, the state Department of Agriculture said today. A proposed marketing order for carrots produced in Riverside and Imperial counties for fresh consumption will be discussed.

>>40 years ago — Brawley is seeking that "missing 1,000" population. A special federal census requested by the Brawley City Council began Tuesday within the city limits of Brawley. The census is under the direction of Henry Sasser from the U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles.

>>30 years ago — Through the joint efforts of the Imperial County Health Department and Imperial Valley College, a course is being offered in crisis counseling for the mentally ill. The course will be offered to volunteers who desire to work in rehabilitation centers throughout the county as well as professionals who deal with the mentally ill.

>>20 years ago — For the first time, the husband of a "master" cook Friday won the sweepstakes in the carrot recipe contest as Holtville's Carrot Festival goes into its final weekend. Chuck Stephen, husband of Beth, who earlier this week won the "masters" division, took top honors with his "gentleman snacks."

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