Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (JUNE 20, 1958 Issue) Through the efforts of Mrs. Theo Brace, president of the women’s club, Mrs. Water Ehrman, past president, Mrs. Ernie Beckett, and Mrs. Adaline Hansen, the former Horse Shoe Bar Road, which was so named in 1860 and later changed to the Nixon Loomis Road, was changed again to the Horse Shoe Bar Road in order to keep its historical meaning. The County Planning Commission was approached by the group and the new road signs was to be erected on the completion of the Roseville, Newcastle freeway. 25 YEARS AGO (JUNE 23, 1983 Issue) New officers of the Soroptimist International of Rocklin and Loomis were installed during a dinner ceremony in the Sunset Club in Rocklin. Assuming the duties of president was Billie Stelita of Loomis, co-owner of Radix Software; Vera Hacker, also of Loomis was outgoing president. Other officers included Betty Stahr, president elect; Jane Meyer, teasurer; Becky Hanson, apprentice treasurer; Diane Carroll, recording secretary; and Mary Jane Graham, corresponding secretary. Directors were Lynn Steed, Connie Perkins, Lorraine Thorton, Willa Comstock and Ginger Moore. 10 YEARS AGO (JUNE 18, 1998 Issue) Del Oro students Angela Rosas and Burton Li were honored to be delegates to the American Legion Girls’ State and Boys’ State. The mock legislative sessions were offered to outstanding juniors in high school. Angela held a 4.0 GPA at Del Oro as well as being Junior Class secretary-treasurer and a member of W.I.N.G.S. She was active in Girl Scouts and a volunteer for Roseville Hospital’s Junior Auxiliary. Burton also earned a 4.0 GPA and was a member of W.I.N.G.S. He ran cross country and was involved with peer tutoring at Del Oro. As a member of the Methodist Church of Loomis, Burton helped build homes on an Indian Reservation as part of the Sierra Service Project. TV Channel 31 broadcast live from Bill Holden’s Tennessee South Cafe in Loomis. Host Mark S. Allen interviewed Loomis Mayor Rhonda Morillas and Town Manager Art Rangel. Mark has a local connection as his wife Jeannette is the daughter of Robert and Kathy Dudugjian of Loomis. Jessica Logsdon, a recent Del Oro graduate, was the recipient of the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce scholarship. Presenting the award were chamber vice president Henry Schneider and office manager Peggy Mason. Shigeo Yokote of Loomis, a World War II veteran, enjoyed visiting the Lincoln Airport to see a fully restored B-24, a WWII vintage aircraft. Five-yea- old Justin Hammond of Loomis won a Sony Playstation for selling the most candy in a South Placer Little League fundraising effort. The Takemoto family at Main Drug in Loomis were the proud sponsors of the Little Angels, a Five Cities softball team. Team members were Megan Avila, Kayla Ward, Hailey Waldron, Ashley Nelson, Jessie Lehner, Renee White, Lyndsey Larson, Courtney Avila, Rebecca Herndon, Courtney Smith and Jessica Lewis.