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De De Guillory Chavez: From domestic violence survivor to entrepreneur

The road to success is typically a bumpy ride, but in the case of business owner De De Guillory Chavez it was more of a mountain she had to climb.
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    FATHER'S DAY: Taking the time to talk with pops

    My dad has always played a pivotal role in the person I am today and as I continue to face life’s challenges my mind is drawn to his influences even more so.
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    My Solo Adventure: Guatemala

    A few months ago I came back from my first solo trip abroad. It was undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life. After leaving a job I had no passion for, I decided to take a couple of months off and do some traveling. I wanted to go somewhere raw and “unsullied.”
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    Diana Peacher: A champion for those in need

    The year 1977 was a pivotal time in the life of Diana Peacher. A horrific car accident would forever change the course of her life. Her father was killed. Her grandmother also killed. Her mother near death with a severe head injury, other family members injured as well.
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    Dressing your body for a beautiful you

    SHAPE: When it comes to fashion, always keep you first. Ask yourself, “What looks good on you?” We are taught from a very young age that bodies come in all shapes and sizes. So ladies, let’s start listening to our own advice.
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    Kristen Weekes Smith

    Kristen Weekes Smith has worked for Imperial County Behavioral Health Services for seven years and has been the Administrative Analyst II for the Human Resources unit for five years.
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    Jessica Solorio: Spreading love and compassion

    Growing up and even in her adult life, El Centro native Jessica Solorio never faced financial hardship.
Kim Cantua: Working closely with families that have autistic family members
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 4:02 pm

El Centro resident Kim Cantua knew she wanted t...

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OAXACA: Pueblo Mágico
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 3:14 pm

I just got back from a four day trip from the b...

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Esmeralda Yoder: Love of country — love of community
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Esmeralda Yoder’s story is simply best-describe...

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MOTHER'S DAY: Bertha Ortega
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 4:48 pm

As she works from her desk at the Imperial Vall...

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Esmeralda Yoder
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Esmeralda Yoder is the Human Resources Manager ...

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Michael Fong: A life dedicated to Calipatria's survival
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 4:51 pm

Michael Fong’s high-energy personality is capti...

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Graduating with Mother's Day in mind
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 5:02 pm

As May draws near I find myself thinking of my mother more than ever.

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Life is a Desk: Ember Haller
Updated: September 09, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Imperial Parks & Recreation Program Manager Ember Haller marked her 10th year with the city department on Aug. 15. Haller, since the recent retirement of her boss, Stan Armstrong, has been ...

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Madeline Willis
Updated: September 09, 2015 - 11:05 am

As a lifelong Imperial Valley resident, Madeline Willis has touched the lives of countless parents and children living in Imperial. As both educator and administrator for 40 years, her well-deserve...

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Deidre Dubose
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 12:37 pm

The labor involved in producing a printed issue of a magazine is harder than anyone who has never done it can imagine. Fortunately for the readers of Valley Women Magazine, Deidre DuBose was blissf...

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Jennifer Lee Donatt
Posted: September 09, 2015

Born in San Diego, a graduate of Grossmont High and then the University of California, Humbolt, Jennifer Donatt served five years in corporate human resources for Copley Newspapers, owners of the S...

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