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Stories of the Past: Friday, May 24, 2002

May 24, 2002

>>50 years ago — Carolyn Gattis, 16, a senior at Central Union High School in El Centro, became the first Imperial Valley high school student to receive the maximum $1,000 Bank of America Achievement Award last night. Miss Gattis won in the field of liberal arts.

>>40 years ago — The American Citizens Club has gone on record as favoring construction of the proposed Brawley swimming pool. The club passed a resolution favoring the construction at its last meeting.

>>30 years ago — A female Explorer Scout broke the ranks of tradition to win the National Explorers Award at the annual Anza District recognition dinner. Greta Roberts, a member of Explorer Post 17, was the first recipient of the award in the Desert Trails Boy Scout Council.

>>20 years ago — The butchers' union has gone into the discount coupon business. Jim Price, organizer for the Food and Commercial Workers, was out today in front of Cook's Market in El Centro handing out coupons for a $5 off customers' grocery bill. The hitch: the discount doesn't apply at Cook's Market but only at Mayfair, Safeway or Fed-Mart stores. Cook's manager refused to comment on the action.

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