From the monthly archives: February 2013

Jorge Villalobos

The United States Border Patrol of El Centro held their first Civilian’s Academy this past Wednesday (January 30th). The event is a six part course in which civilians can get an insight into Border Patrol operations, tasks and the technology they use.

Fabian Morales, Border Patrol Supervisor welcomed the class, a total of 26 civilians, and made sure that the class knew exactly what they were getting into.

The class was taken from one room to another, where they were briefed on the history of Border Patrol as a whole and on a local scale via Power Point.

Though the presentations were brief, the class learned about some of the methods drug smugglers use in modern times to counteract the agency’s tactics, which is ever evolving.

Introductions were given by Daniel Hann, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent and Billy Whitford, U.S. Customs Director.

The course prepped the class on upcoming demonstrations such as visiting the East and West Port of Entries, using some of their non-lethal weapons and Borstar demonstrations.

The evening concluded with a tour of the El Centro facility which included a showing of the camera room and a small briefing on non-lethal, lethal weapons and vehicles currently used by the agents.

The next class is scheduled for February 6th and it promises to be a more “hands on,” experience with less power points.

 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Chefs/2 Divisions: MAIN COURSE and SALAD VEGETABLES. Civic Center; sponsored
by Soroptimist Club.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Chefs/3 Divisions: BREADS, DESSERTS and APPETIZERS. Civic Center; sponsored by
Soroptimist Club.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Little Chef and Junior Chef: DESSERTS and OPEN TO ALL AGES Division: OPEN
MISCELLANEOUS includes Energy Saving, International Cuisines and any other category not
previously done . Civic Center; sponsored by Soroptimist Club
3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St.
Friday, February 8, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St.
6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest
Adult Chefs Sweepstakes Finals cook-off. Civic Center; sponsored by Soroptimist Club
Saturday, February 9, 2013
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: Carrot Festival Mile & 5 K Races
Applications available in the Chamber office.
9:00 a.m. till dusk: Arts and Crafts Fair
Craft, food and other booths in Holt Park.
10:00 a.m.: Carrot Festival Parade
Featuring school children, bands, floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrians, Citizen of the
Year, 2013 Festival Queen, Princess, Junior Princess and runner-ups . The route is west on
Fifth Street from Maple to Cedar.
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Student Art Show
Open during the day at the Civic Center.
1:00 (approximate): Trophy Presentation
Parade honors awarded at Gazebo in Holt Park.
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Show.
Classic cars and antique tractors on Holt Ave.
12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Entertainment in the Gazebo.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
11:00am – Until food runs out: FAMILY COOK-OFF DAY.
1st place $1000; 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $250.00 in Holt Park. Entry forms
available at the Chamber office. Any and all entries welcomed.
9:00 a.m. till dusk: Arts and Crafts Fair
Arts & Craft booths in Holt Park & Pine Ave.
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Entertainment in the Gazebo.
Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Holt & 6th St begins at 11:00 am.
Holtville Tribune (http://s.tt/1zm4m)
 

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