>>50 years ago — A king and queen were selected among 20 contestants to reign over the Barbara Worth Brigadettes' fourth annual junior amateur rodeo, horse show and gymkhana Dec. 2 at Stark Field in El Centro. Winning the titles were John Earis and Sharon Young.
>>40 years ago — An alert 14-year-old El Centro youth foiled an escape attempt by 16 narcotics inmates at the county jail.
>>30 years ago — When a Brawley rancher got up to check his band of 1,900 sheep north of Westmorland, he was not prepared for the carnage. Walking across the 80-acre stubble field the grimly surveyed the results of an early-morning attack by dogs that left 25 sheep dead.
>>20 years ago — Calexico downtown merchant Bill Lim became "the toast of the town" Tuesday after he chased and caught a Mexicali man suspected of using stolen checks. When Lim told the man to wait and picked up a telephone to call police, the man fled north and Lim began pursuing him. Lim apprehended the man after chasing him two blocks, announced Gus Araiza, a Calexico police detective.