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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 28, 1958 Issue) Mr. and Mrs. Art Stallman and Chuckie, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stallman and family, Richard Stallman and Miss Janice Sloane of Roseville attended the Marysville Tractor barbecue and picnic at the Yuba City fairgrounds. The Ladies Auxiliary of the United Pentecostal Church of Loomis was holding a rummage sale in the former Loomis Department Store next to the Savings Corner Market. 25 YEARS AGO (MARCH 31, 1983 Issue) Bands, floats and horses were expected to be among entries in the annual Loomis Mother's Day Parade, according to director Carol Rau. Airman Greg E. Hempel, son of Gene and Barbara Hempel of Loomis, graduated from the U.S. Air Force armament course at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado. He was a 1982 graduate of Del Oro High School. 10 YEARS AGO (MARCH 26, 1998 Issue) Memorial Services were held for Anona Henny, 91, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a Loomis resident for 61 years. Anona was survived by daughter and son-in-law Audrey and Stan Dominguez. The Loomis Fruit Growers Association transferred ownership of its historic High Hand fruit shed. The last LFGA Board of Directors were Bill Tudsbury, Janice Thompson, Bob Hansen, Randy Hansen, Kunio Okusu, Harry Asazawa and Dick Nishimura. The new owners were David Rosenaur and Karen Fox. John J Kesler achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Boy Scout Troop 121. His project included the development of a play area at his church, the Loomis Basin Congregational Church. A Penryn School Odyssey of the Mind team took first place at a regional competition to qualify for the state competition. Team members were Renee Smith, Victoria Geauthreax, Alex Taylor, Greg Rulifson, Kyle Black, Michael Allison and Erika Chambers. The team was coached by Artsie Black. Loomis School students celebrated Read Across America Day with older students reading with younger ones. Among the buddies were Ryan Otten and Russell Burke, Jessica Roberts and Trent Duncan, Olivia Tejada and Victoria Warner, Audrey Cortopassi and Christopher Noorani, and Madison Dominguez and Stevie Bair. Among the adults readers were school custodian Perry Montalbano and superintendent Gigg Powers. The baseball season started well for Del Oro with wins over Roseville and Rocklin behind the pitching of Shane Steinback and Adam Boswell, along with timely hits from Mark McLemore, Levi Brunello, Blake Tingey, Kevin Harmon and Jax Englebrecht.