Daily Archives: July 6, 2010

Son Shine Counseling to offer Free Seminar

The Son-Shine Counseling Center will be offering a free summer seminar entitled “Is it a Good Gamble?” on Saturday, July 12 at 10:00 in the Ross Wellness Center, 1073 Ross Avenue, #C in El Centro. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about problem gambling, its causes, consequences and normal concerns of family members. Individuals will hear about helpful community resources and how to change problem gambling to healthy recreation. The program will be presented by Jim Shinn, LCSW who is associated with the UCLA’s Gambling Treatment Program. For more information about the seminar, please call 353-5059. For additional gambling related information call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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ECRMC’s Robert J. Westcott Memorial Lab Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

EL CENTRO, Calif. – July 5, 2010 –  Robert J. Westcott Memorial Lab in El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) has been awarded national accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Established in the early 1960s, the CAP accreditation process involves a full inspection of laboratory records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. In addition, reviews of laboratory staff qualifications, laboratory equipment, facilities, safety program and overall management of the lab is done to ensure laboratory patients are provided the highest standard of care.

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Imperial Valley SuperLotto Plus® Ticket Wins $7 Million Jackpot

A lucky California Lottery player in Westmorland will be seeing plenty of fireworks this 4th of July. That’s because they matched all six numbers in last night’s SuperLotto Plus draw, and their ticket is worth a hot $7 million.   The winning ticket was sold at Imperial Valley Stop, which is located at 300 West Main Street in Westmorland. The winning numbers are 32, 9, 29, 25, 13 and the Mega number is 9.   For selling the jackpot-winning ticket, Imperial Valley Stop will receive a bonus of one-half percent, or $35,000. Jackpot winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim the jackpot prize. The estimated cash option amount for this ticket is $4.4 million.   This is the ninth SuperLotto Plus jackpot hit this year. The last SuperLotto Plus jackpot was hit in Corona Del Mar just last Wednesday and was worth $9 million.   If you are the winner, the Lottery wants to remind you to sign your ticket, put it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit your http://www.calottery.com/AboutUs/Locations as soon as possible. Lottery offices will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day, so the earliest the winner can claim the ticket is Tuesday morning.   The California Lottery is celebrating 25 years of enhancing education and supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail commissions. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed more than $22 billion to education.

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CBP’s Aircraft, Border Patrol Team to Arrest 10 in Arizona

Wellton, Ariz. — Border Patrol agents arrested 10 suspected smugglers and seized more than a quarter million dollars of marijuana in two unrelated incidents in the Wellton, Ariz. area this week.

On Sunday, Border Patrol agents assigned to Camp Grip detected the illegal entry of 10 suspected smugglers about 15 miles west of Lukeville. Customs and Border Protection pilots initially spotted the group and guided agents on the ground to their location.

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Rebuilding Downtown Calexico

By Mario Conde

Three months after the Easter Sunday earthquake, Downtown Calexico is still working its way to recovery from the damages made to downtown.

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