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Stories of the Past: Monday, May 6, 2002

May 06, 2002

>>50 years ago — The four Kodoma brothers near Seeley are the early birds in Imperial Valley for shipping cantaloupes and tomatoes this year.

>>40 years ago — Sixty dogs were entered in the trials of the Imperial Valley Kennel Club dog show on the Brawley Plaza on Sunday afternoon. Fury, owned by El Centro resident W.A. McCart, won the brightest score for obedience dogs.

>>30 years ago — Fire officials in Calexico said estimates of damage may run as high as $150,000 as a result of a fire that swept through the southside of the Hartman-Williams Feed Yard, a mile east of Calexico. Calexico Fire Chief S.S. Pedroza said the number of cattle burned to death in the blaze has not yet been determined.

>>20 years ago — Students at Central Union High School will be receiving a stern warning soon from the school board stating that if problems occur during graduation next month, the ceremony will come to a grinding halt. The board is taking its stand in the wake of incidents during the 1981 graduation when a small group of students marred the event with firecrackers, horse play and "offensive comments."

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