Congressman Filner announces more than $169,000 in federal funds for repairs to Brawley Municipal Airport

Congressman Bob Filner today announced Brawley Municipal Airport will receive $169,594 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“I’m proud to announce Brawley Municipal Airport will receive much needed federal funds to make repairs to ensure the safety of the airport,” said Congressman Filner.

The grant will provide federal funding for the rehabilitation of the aircraft parking apron at Brawley Municipal Airport.  The project consists of slurry sealing and marking of the apron pavement.  The repairs are necessary to preserve the service life of the pavement and to enhance the safety of aircraft operations.

Sunday will be the 20th Annual Freedom Fest at Imperial Valley College

By Luke Phillips

Bright lights will fill the skies of the Imperial Valley once again this Sunday as the 20th Annual Freedom Fest at Imperial Valley College helps us celebrate the independence of our nation.

Freedom Fest Committee Chairman Gene Brister says that although this is the 20th Anniversary of Freedom Fest, which started in 1991, the committee has decided to focus instead on the anniversary of our entire country.

Woman’s Improvement Club of Calexico Announce Scholarships for 2010

The Woman’s Improvement Club of Calexico has announced the winners of scholarships for the year 2010 – Leticia Garcia , graduating student from UCSD ,Paloma Garcia and Genoveve Soto from Calexico High School. Leticia is off to Birmingham University in England to study Shakespearean English. Genoveva is attending IVC with aspirations of becoming a nurse.
Every year the Woman’s club selects worthy students for scholarships.
Also at their June Luncheon new officers for the coming 2010-2011 season were installed in a ceremony presided over by Paula Remington: Mary Medina , president; Iris Rodriguez, first- vice president; Elaine Perez, second vice-president; Frances Rice, Treasurer; Nancy Castillo, Financial Secretary; Mary Brubaker, Recording Secretary; Kathleen Perez, Corresponding Secretary; and Paula Remington, Parliamentarian. Club activities will resume September 11, with a Scholarship Tea.

Paisano Program for a Pleasant Return to Mexico

By Mario Conde

The Mexican government will be monitoring how its co-nationals are treated when they come back to Mexico for vacation through the “Paisano” program.

The Paisano program is made of 21 departments of the Mexican government that have the mission to welcome Mexican nationals that come from Mexico or Canada. The program was created 20 years ago thanks to an initiative from Mexican nationals living in the U.S. that complained that they were victims entering to Mexico and now it focuses to have better services to those that return to their home country.