Holtville FFA Chapter Scoop

By: Nydia Garcia
Chapter Reporter

    Holtville FFA kicked off the year inspiring their members along with their community to “Be the Seed to Success”. Knowing how intimidating entering high school can be, the officer team hosted a Greenhand Ice Cream Social. At the social, the first year members officially met their chapter officers and learned all about what the FFA had to offer while cooling off and enjoying ice cream sundaes with friends.
Following the social, the officer team held a chapter pool party to welcome back all members to another school year at Holtville High School. The pool party was a success as members had fun while splashing around in the pool and partaking in a competitive volleyball tournament. With a feeling of accomplishment and determination, the Holtville officer team and their advisors are excited for the coming year.

Holtville Soroptimist Installs New Members

Anne Irigoyen
Aimee Walker
Tori Ward

Soroptimist International of Holtville held the first program meeting of the new year this past Tuesday.  Three new members were installed for the 2011-2012 year.  Joining the Soroptimist Club this year are Tori Ward, Aimee Walker, and Anne Irigoyen.  The club will be installing two more members at their next program meeting.


City of Holtville Sets Second Strategic Planning Meeting

The City Council of the City of Holtville will convene the second of three strategic planning meetings on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6pm at the Civic Center, which is located in City Hall at 121 W. Fifth Street, Holtville.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to address the City Council and discuss their goals and aspirations for the community.

County Disencumbering $387, 811.00 in CDBG funds

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing this past Tuesday for the closeout and acceptance of activities completed under a CDBG Grant.

Esperanza Colio, Imperial County Community and Economic Development Manager presented the Board of Supervisors a report about CDBG funding given to the County to provide housing rehabilitation to low income households in the townsites of Seeley and Niland. In 2007, the County entered into an agreement with the California Department of Housing and Community Development in the amount of $500,000 with a local match of $50,000.