On this date …
1963: Thurman Ray Richardson, 21, was back in custody after escaping from the Muleshoe jail on Sept. 3. Acting on a tip from a farmer’s teenage son, police found Richardson hiding in the closet of an abandoned farm house 8 miles west of Muleshoe. He was in jail for aggravated assault. He escaped by cutting a hole in the roof above the jail’s exercise area.
1957: The Clovis Wildcat Marching Band was preparing to make its first appearance of the season at Wildcat Stadium. The 70-piece band, set for pregame and halftime performances, featured twirlers Karon Hart, Linda Albright and Nancy Cagle with Jeannie Nobles as drum major.
1932: Clovis’ dairy inspector reported 12 “Grade A” dairies were operating in the city, selling 524 gallons of milk daily.
The song in your head …
1979: The Knack’s “My Sharona” was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 throughout September. The words went: “When you gonna get to me /
Get to me / Is it just a matter of time Sharona / Is it just destiny, destiny /
Or is it just a game in my mind Sharona.”
Did you know …
The Roosevelt County village of Floyd was named for Floyd Wharton, one of its early residents, about 1901.
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