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Stories of the Past: Wednesday, June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

>>50 years ago — The necessity of building two additional fire stations in Brawley sometime in the future was seen yesterday by Fire Chief LeRoy Jones. Jones thinks it will be eventually necessary to construct stations both east and west of the railroad tracks.

>>40 years ago — Calipatria councilmen authorized Dr. N.K. Caldwell, health and sanitation commissioner, to purchase a new sewer pump and 3-inch neoprene tubing for the city's disposal plant. The pump will replace the present one, which is worn out.

>>30 years ago — All six Dominican nuns assigned to Pioneers Memorial Hospital, including Sister May Justin, the hospital's administrator, will be withdrawn from the hospital in late August, the religious order's Grand Rapids, Mich., mother house has ordered. The Dominican order has served the hospital since its opening in 1952.

>>20 years ago — State Health and Welfare Director Dr. Douglas X. Patiño, a 1958 Calexico High School graduate, told 312 Calexico graduating seniors Friday night to not only prepare for the future but prepare to keep California as the eighth-best economy in the world.

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