ECRMC & IVCEC Host 3rd Annual Tackling Disabilities Fundraiser


Announcing the 3rd Annual Tackling Disabilities Fundraiser featuring flag football games between the Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children (IVCEC) and El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC). Open to the public, the event will include food, live music, jumpers and face painting for children. Tickets are $5 each, with proceeds for the event going towards specialized equipment for IVCEC.


Painting Your Face – Special Effects Without Aftereffects

Painting your face can be a big part of the fun on Halloween and lots of other special occasions. Most of the time people do this without a problem, but not always. Here are some pointers to help keep your fun from leaving you with a rash, swollen eyelids, or other grief.

Halloween Candy Has Limited Shelf Life

Chocolates past expiration date may cause illness, expert says.

Maybe it’s not so bad that children gorge themselves on candy on Halloween.

Parents who plan to hide most of their kids’ ghoulish loot and dole it out to them later may be surprised to learn that even candy can go bad — especially if it’s made of chocolate.

Sweets do indeed have a shelf life, according to a Kansas State University expert.

Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

When the Texas Rangers played their first game at Arlington Stadium in 1972 after moving from Washington D.C., only 20,105 fans showed up to watch. The Rangers were playing in a converted minor league ball park that was expanded to 35,694 seats the year before to accommodate the major league brand.

Cattle Call Rodeo Ticket’s

Photo by Chris Furguson

12 Noon Thursday, Oct. 28, marks the opening of the Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo ticket office, and the first 50 people to purchase tickets for the 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 1 p.m. Nov. 14 rodeo performances will receive one free reserved ticket valued at $14.
The ticket office is located inside the Imperial Valley Press building, 135 S. Plaza in Brawley.
Those who visit the ticket office at noon Thursday will have a chance to enjoy a little Western show, complete with cowboys and cowgirls riding in on horseback.
“This year we wanted to open ticket sales with a little something fun for the community, and we thought to show our appreciation to rodeo-goers, we would offer some free tickets,” said Carson Kalin, a Cattle Call Rodeo Committee member.
This year is the 54th Cattle Call Rodeo. There will be three performances, including two shows on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and one show Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m.
Tickets will remain on sale at the ticket office through the start of the rodeo. Ticket prices are $14 for reserved seating, $7 general admission and $50 for bucking chute seating.
This year’s rodeo will feature for the first time the All-American Cowgirl Chicks, a professional stunt riding team that will open each of the rodeo performances with patriotic music and perform daring stunt riding on horseback during each show.
The 54th rodeo also will feature the second annual Family Day at the Rodeo as part of the Sunday rodeo.
There will be free pony rides for children, roping lessons and demonstrations, face painting, Jumpers and food and other entertainment for the entire family.
This year will feature the return of rodeo clown and barrelman Charlie “Too Tall” West.
The Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo is a sanctioned Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association event. It is the only professional sporting event held in the Imperial Valley.
The Cattle Call Rodeo will feature such events as bull riding, bare bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and for children, the mutton busting competition – to name just some of the featured action. Some of the best rodeo cowboys and cowgirls in the nation will be competing.
For more information on the rodeo or to order tickets by phone, call the rodeo ticket line at (760) 344-5206 or stop by the ticket office in Brawley.