From the monthly archives: February 2011

EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station rescued a lost individual and arrested a sex offender over the weekend.


On February 25, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Imperial County Sheriffs Office (ICSO) contacted the El Centro Border Patrol Sector communications concerning a male subject who placed a distress telephone call.  The subject stated that he was left behind while walking through the mountains.  The agents found him south of Highway 98 and west of Clark Road by using the GPS coordinates that ICSO provided.  The subject declined medical attention.  It was determined that the subject was a citizen of Mexico without any immigration documents allowing him to be present in the United States legally.  The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the El Centro Station for further processing.


On February 26, at approximately 6 a.m., El Centro agents apprehended a Mexican citizen 30 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry after he illegally entered the United States.  The subject is an aggravated felon and has prior convictions for incest with a minor and cocaine possession.  He is currently being held at Imperial County Jail pending prosecution proceedings.


World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine

They Will Band Together to Fight Hunger, Save Lives


Nearly 8,000 Children Die Each Day Because of Hunger

Another Child Dies Every 10 Seconds

Brawley, CA] – Wars and natural disasters dominate the world’s daily headlines, but behind the scenes and far from the spotlight, hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of 24,000 of the world’s children every day. More than 1 billion people go hungry every day. More than 6 billion live on the planet. One in six will go hungry tonight.

Why so many? For some families, the only food they have is whatever they can grow themselves. One drought or flood can wipe out a year’s harvest. When it does, there’s no supermarket or food bank they can turn to. Others can barely afford food despite their best efforts. Either way, hunger is anything but yesterday’s problem. For 1 billion people, it’s a problem right now. But world hunger is 100 percent preventable, and teens from First Presbyterian Church, Brawley are ready to help.

This Saturday, February 26th they will be joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will set aside the usual “stuff” that fills their daily lives. Instead, they will do World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine because they are “LOVE HUNGRY” – the theme for this year. By going without food, they get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day. Prior to the event weekend, students raise funds with the knowledge that every $30 they raise can help feed and care for a child for a month. Groups are also encouraged to perform hands-on service projects during the weekend in order to make a difference in their own communities.


As part of the Famine, local participants will spend most of the day Saturday and spend the night at the Church participating in hunger awareness activities and even conduct a “survivor scavenger hunt,” where students will go door to door asking for donations of canned food, bottled water and blankets.  Teams will receive points for each item donated.  All items collected will benefit Loaves and Fishes, a local food distribution charity.  If you would like to make a monetary donation or a donation of canned food, please contact First Presbyterian Church, Brawley.


Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised assist families in need in the United States. Famine funds contribute to World Vision’s response in areas where famine, conflict, and other crises make children vulnerable to hunger and preventable disease. Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised close to $140 million, representing countless lives saved. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year.


Visit or call 800-7-FAMINE for more information.

Media contact: John Yeager – World Vision, 253-815-2356 (office)

Local Contact:  Patti Wilson 760-455-2422,

About World Vision:

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.  For more information, visit ####


Holtville High School

Home of the Vikings

Presents the Fifth Annual

John A. Kirchenbauer

Hall of Fame

Memorial Golf Tournament



Rabobank- Million Dollar Hole in One Shoot Out

2011 Auto from Rogers & Rogers

Longest Drive Competition

50/50 Putting Contest




Saturday, March 26                 Major Sponsors: Mike Abatti

At Del Rio Country Club                                    Rodgers & Rodgers

Brawley, California Walmart – Calexico


Registration for the four person scramble begins at 7 a.m. with the shotgun start at 8 a.m. Tee prize for each golfer, plus breakfast before the event and luncheon and drawing immediately following the tournament.  Cost is $100 per golfer or $350 for a foursome.


Sign up at Del Rio Country Club, Holtville Chamber of Commerce, or call 356-2414 and we’ll mail a registration form to you.  Deadline for registration is March 22nd.



Unity            Pride            Spirit

Golf Tournamant Registration Form


Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit and Expo March 15-17


Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a man wanted for sexual assault and interdicted a cocaine smuggling attempt with a street value estimated at more than $800,000.

Agents working west of downtown Calexico apprehended 32-year-old Juan Carlos Orozco Monday for illegal entry into the U.S. from Mexico. Orozco was transported to the Calexico station for processing after agents determined he is a Mexican national without immigration documents. During processing agents discovered that Orozco has an active warrant out of Los Angeles for sexual assault on a minor. Orozco was transferred to the custody the Calexico Police Department where he awaits extradition.

The following morning, Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Calexico encountered a red Nissan Sentra, driven by a 24-year-old female U.S. citizen. A Border Patrol canine team conducted a cursory inspection of the vehicle, resulting in a positive alert to the vehicle. Further examination lead agents to discover several hidden packages of cocaine located in a non-factory compartment. The driver, narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“These are just two examples of how U.S. Border Patrol agents help keep the community safe from dangerous drugs and criminals,” said Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Roy D. Villareal. “I’m extremely proud of the high level of vigilance our agents maintain on a daily basis.”

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