In Other Words 11-12-10

Yee-Haw!! It’s Rodeo Time! Calexico Salaries Questioned

ALL YOU COWBOYS out there will have plenty to get excited about this weekend in Brawley. It’s time for the Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo Saturday and Sunday, preceded by the Brawley Cattle Call Parade.
The parade has had plenty of entries in the past as is one of the premiere parades in the southwest. This year should be no different. You’ll see western entries of all types and sizes, floats, bands car clubs novelty acts and a special tribute to the Barbara Worth Brigadettes.
That venerable women’s horsemanship group is being honored as the parades grand marshals. You can look for them at the rodeo too, since they’ll be part of the opening ceremony.
Come early and stay late Saturday. You can get fed at the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast in the South Plaza Park before the parade. Then stroll among some of the booths located in the North Plaza.
After that, stake out a seat along the curb  and enjoy all the festivities for the next two hours as the parade comes to you.
After that, it’s on to the Elks Barbecue at Cattle Call Park and then the first session of the rodeo, in the afternoon.
If you’re a real rodeo aficionado then stay around for the evening session too. You’ll have more excitement than you can handle from the wild horse race to the bull riding.
It won’t be back for another year, though. So get it done now.
Our thanks to the Cattle Call Rodeo Committee and the Brawley Chamber of Commerce for providing an activity filled week of events.
The Bell Game even got played during the week in Brawley this year. How’s  that for good timing.
Don’t forget to to look for our Cattle Call results edition which will be published Nov. 18th. It will be chock full of photos from the events of the week and contain results of most of the events. It will give you another look at the fun   and it’s free.
QUESTIONS AROSE AT THE CALEXICO CITY MANAGER that indicate the council is concerned about the high salaries it is paying the administration of City Manager Victor Carrillo. Mario Conde’s story on page three of this issue shows the council questioning just how effective the administration is if it has to go looking for more cuts in salaries and people as the only solutions to the city’s money problems.
Calexico added Carrillo and gave him a raise and an assistant city manager, plus brought back Oscar Rodriquez at a substantial salary too. All this talent  has left them with more money problems? How come?
Voters need to be questioning just what is going on when government pays unusually high amounts of money to people who chop other people’s salaries.
We hope councilmen such as Luis Castro and Bill Hodge will continue to scrutinize the effectiveness of city leaders. If they tell us they need this kind of money, then perhaps they can come up with solutions that make the government better, not worse.
There will be more coming on this matter in the near future.
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3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

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