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Looking Back

By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (JULY 25, 1958 Issue) Mrs. Fenn Laird entertained the Anonymous Bridge Club at her home at Big Bend. This is an annual summer meeting of the club. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Barnes and family and Dr. and Mrs. P.D. Barnes were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Grey at their Donner Lake summer home. Christines Barnes remained with the Greys for a few days. Jim Howard has returned home after his two-week tour of duty with the Air Force, which took him to Hawaii. Mrs. Wes Naylor and children were guests of Mrs. Phil Oakes at the Oakes summer home at Wrights Lake. 25 YEARS AGO (JULY 28, 1958 Issue) A graveside service was conducted at Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights for William M. “Buzz” Cavitt, 79, who died in the Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee. He was a cattle rancher prior to his retirement in 1969. He lived in the Loomis-Roseville area during the winter and in Truckee during the summer. His family settled in the area in 1864 and Cavitt-Stallman Road is named for his family. He is survived by his widow, Wilma Cavitt of Roseville; a son, William “Mike” Cavitt of Calpine; daughters, Billie Cavitt Smith of Roseville and JoAnne Beath of Fairfield; four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, an aunt, Lela Charter of Oakland, and a devoted friend, Charlotte Emerson of Citrus Heights. 10 YEARS AGO (JULY 23, 1998 Issue) Services were held for June “Sally” Poulsen, 82, a native of Racine, Wis. She was a resident of Placer County since 1959. Adam Wear was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 830 of Loomis. His community project was the construction of two permanent baseball dugouts for the T-ball field at Loomis Park. Local merchants who supported the project were Hardware Emporium, Cal-Ophir Farm Supply, Lakeside Little League parents, Ace Hardware of Auburn, Meeks Lumber Supply, and Reynolds Metals Company. Adam, a student at Del Oro, is the son of Rex and Marianne Wear. Desiree Paquet gave a presentation of “U.S. Bank at work” for those attending a Loomis Basin Chamber mixer. Other bank employees hosting the event were Scott Mize, Loretta Peart, Kerstin Good, Laura Ward, Debbie Harrison, Kathy Whalen, Dawna Harrison and Stacy Rice. McDonald’s fast food chain was sued by Loomis because of the “monster” sign installed on I-80. The towering sign was erected on Rocklin property but visible to Loomis residents living close by. Renee Brooke of Loomis was included on the President’s Honors List at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Ginger and Salaiman Abalkhail thanked the South Placer, Newcastle, CDF, and Loomis Fire Departments for saving their home from a grass fire. Michael Koberlein, a Life Scout with Troop 830 of Loomis, was one step closer to becoming an Eagle Scout. He performed his service project of beautifying the Town of Loomis monument next to Nelthorpe’s. He received support from Hardware Emporium, High Ranch Nursery, Main Drug, Pizza Factory, Nelthorpe & Son, Valley Rock, U.S. Rentals, Will Wright of Greentree Landscaping, and Paul Brunello. Also assisting Michael were his fellow scouts and leaders along with his parents, Terry and Vivian Koberlein.