>>50 years ago — The first reefer of 1951, Imperial Valley lettuce left the Northend on Friday night. Valu-Pak Inc. of Brawley parked and shipped the 314 crates. The reefer was headed for the N&C Produce Co. of Philadelphia.
<<40 years ago — Jimmie Dodd, Mickey Mouse Club king for Walt Disney Studios, will serve as marshal of the 16th annual El Centro Los Vigilantes Merchant's Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. Friday. Dodd was one of the marshals of Macy's Parade on Broadway in New York City last year.
>>30 years ago — C. James "Jim" Lloyd has resigned as Imperial Irrigation District assistant general manager to explore management consulting work in private business. Lloyd whose resignation became effective Nov. 22, became associated with the district in 1960 as a personnel manager and has been assistant general manager since March 1, 1969.
>>20 years ago — James Barclift of Seeley, who saved a mother and her infant from drowning in August although he had not been swimming in 40 years, will be honored Thursday when Lt. Gov. Mike Curb brings his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor to the Imperial Valley.