January 7, 2004
This past December the students at Kennedy Gardens Elementary School in Calexico had two very wonderful experiences. The first experience was the school's participation in the Calexico Christmas Parade. The school has not had a float in the parade for several years and would like to thank all the teachers, parents and students who helped decorate and get the float ready for the parade. A special thank you to Mr. Agustin Ramirez at maintenance and operations for allowing us to use the trailer for our float and to our sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Victor Piña, for dressing up as the Cat in the Hat. For the second experience the students in pre-school and kinder through third grade would like to give a big thank you to Santa Claus (Mr. Carl Monninger and Mr. Charlie Zamarripa)
April 24, 2004
JESSIE "JAPP" GARCIA Dec. 6, 1981 ? April 10, 2004 Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in El Centro for Jessie "Japp" Garcia, 22, of El Centro, who died April 10 in University of California San Diego Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro. The Rev. Gil Espuelas will officiate. Mr. Garcia was born Dec. 6, 1981, in El Centro, where he was raised and attended schools.
March 23, 2004
Open letter to the Calexico Unified School District Board of Education: The Calexico High School history/social science department unanimously voted to publicly voice our strong disapproval of the manner in which the process for eliminating the business department and the nursing program at Calexico High School was handled. The most damaging aspect of the situation is that the process was undemocratic in an institution charged with promoting the democratic process. The affected teachers were notified the very same day of the vote deciding their fate at the Board of Education level.
June 6, 2003
LAURA E. MILLER May 19, 1920 ? June 3, 2003 Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Laura E. Miller, 83, of El Centro, who died Tuesday in her home. Church services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Second Baptist Church in El Centro. The Rev. John Nettles will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro. Mrs. Miller was born May 19, 1920, in Winnsboro, La. She attended schools in Winnsboro before moving to California in 1944.