Daily Archives: January 26, 2011

Showcase, Grandstand & Facebook, Oh My!

People often ask me “Chris, you intellectual paragon, what did you think of the Business Showcase this year?”
Far be it from me to lodge complaints against an event…  I know, I know…
It was a good event this year, and there seemed to be a feeling of high hopes around the building  and the people both in front of and walking around the booths.
I was also able to get a few embarassing photos that I’m saving for a special moment!
<insert sinister laughter here>
Firstly, setting up during this year’s event was smoother than ever before, with a 15-minute time limit to unload near the Preble Building.
Allowing vendors to unload near the venue and getting them out of the way so others can do the same was really awesome.
Still, it would be nice to have some more organization towards the end of the event than the usual rush of people trying to get out once the final raffle ticket is announced.
There was a traffic jam of cars attempting to pack up and leave early, which I guess couldn’t be avoided given the impatience of some in the Valley.
Still, if there was a similar setup for leaving as there was for entering, that would have been awesome.
Maybe a priority for those who arrive early could be enforced for 2012?
Also, while I am friends with Gary Redfern, could we get someone else to do the announcing next year?
Just saying, a change of pace would be welcome.

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Brawley Reaches Out To Cancer Patient With BBQ Fundraiser

A photo of Anthony Garcia, taken just after helping his team win the Bell Game and signed by his teammates and friends, hung in the Hidalgo Hall Sunday during a fundraiser in his honor. Garcia was diagnosed with cancer and is currently beginning chemotherapy treatments in San Diego. The BBQ fundraiser generated over $16,000 for Anthony’s treatments and hospital bills. Chris Furguson Photos.

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No Vote In Calexico School Board Vacancy

By Mario Conde

Pictured are from Left to Right: Norma Aguilar, Gloria Romo, Joong Kim, and Ruth Duarte.

The Calexico School board failed to choose a new member of the board since there was no majority vote to elect one of the two applicants interviewed Tuesday.

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CalexicoPortOfficers Stop 63-Year-old U.S. Citizen from Attempting to Smuggle Methamphetamine through the Downtown Port Pedestrian Area

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