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Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (MARCH 7, 1958 Issue) Penryn Chapter 159 Order of Eastern Star was to observe the 61st birthday of the chapter on March 11. Serving on the committee were Gene Sady, chairman, Gaytrell Mitchell, Lois Leak, Katherine Coe and Ruth Johnson. Tommy Sady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sady, observed his second birthday with a family celebration. 25 YEARS AGO (MARCH 10, 1983 Issue) Irene Frances Howard, a resident of Loomis for 62 years, died March 3 in a Roseville convalescent hospital at the age of 80. A native of Ione, she was a retired account clerk for the State of California and a member of the Loomis Grange. She is survived by one son, Richard E. Howard Jr. of Loomis, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial was offered at Sands Foothill Chapel and interment followed at the Newcastle District Cemetery. 10 YEARS AGO (MARCH 9, 1998 Issue) Malcolm Tindol, 87, died at his Loomis residence. A native of Coffee County, Ala., he had been a resident of Placer County for 57 years. He retired from McClellan Air Force Base after 26 years. Memorial services were held for James J. Howorth, 87, a native of England. He taught piano in the South Placer area prior to retirement two years ago. The First United Methodist Church of Loomis prepared for its 44th Annual Oriental Food Bazaar. The bazaar had its origins in 1954 when the Nisei (second generation) members of the church wanted to share their cultural heritage with others. The church had its beginnings in 1903 when a small group of immigrant farmers from Japan met for Bible study and prayer. Ten acres were purchased in 1913 at the corner of Brace and Barton roads and a church was built. Church members planted a vineyard and strawberry farm to provide operating funds. The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce donated $1,000 from their Monte Carlo Night proceeds to the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC). Chamber president Mary Jane Perkins and vice president Henry Schneider made the presentation to Sheila Lee, representing ARC. Jerry Lee Nevins was appointed by the Placer County Board of Supervisors to the County Mental Health Board. Penryn librarian Anna Dobbins helped prepare for two weekend book sales. Winter sports teams at Del Oro were having successful seasons. Both the girls and boys basketball teams won their first two games in the Section playoffs. Del Oro sent a record six wrestlers to the California State Championships.