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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 (October 24, 1958 Issue) Mr. and Mrs. Linn Nelthorpe, local General Electric appliance dealer, sailed aboard the S.S. Lurline for a 10-day all-expense paid vacation trip to Hawaii. Mr. Nelthorpe was declared a winner in an 8-month sales campaign sponsored by General Electric’s Northern California District that was climaxed by this luxury cruise. Mr. Nelthorpe won this trip on competition with hundreds of G-E appliance and television dealers throughout Northern California. Mr. and Mrs. Nelthorpe joined some 60 other dealers as guests of General Electric aboard the Lurline and at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel during their Hawaiian Holiday trip. 25 YEARS AGO (Oct. 27, 1983 Issue) Donkey-drawn wagons passed through Loomis as John and Cecella Stiles came through as part of their four-year trek from Jasper, Ark., toward an ultimate destination in Oregon. The couple pastured the animals for a few days at the home of Jim and Lorna Ingram and then were off to Grass Valley for the winter. 10 YEARS AGO (October 22, 1998 Issue) Art and Helene Traylor were honored at the newly created Traylor Ranch Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. Their dream was to preserve their Penryn ranch as a haven for birds and wildlife. Mark Limbird, a 1996 Del Oro graduate, was sworn in as a Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff. On the day of his swearing in, his mother Mary Jo wrote, “The department is gaining an enthusiastic, dedicated officer of high moral character.” A survey concluded that residents wanted Loomis to remain a small town, with controlled growth, and a clean environment. Lt. David Harris was the new Commander of the South Placer Sheriff’s Substation in Loomis. He said, “Through the vision of Sheriff Bonner and continued hard work of our staff, we hope to have the best community relationships possible.” Dr. Marion Faustman of Loomis was honored for her 40 years as a volunteer in the State legislature. Del Oro’s soccer team beat Bear River 7-0 followed by a 4-1 win over Woodcreek to remain undefeated in league play. Jim Black, Ryan Foster, Pat O’Connor, Dustin Simmons, Aaron Nakashoji and Aaron Deen had strong games on offense. Del Oro downed Oakmont 27-20 in football action. Scoring for the Golden Eagles were Ryan Fuhrman, Dustin Barr, Jesse Van Horn and Matt Lantz. Players of the Game were QB Mark McLemore and wide receiver Mark Bates. The JV team won behind the running of Gabe Ruhkala who scored three touchdowns. The team also scored on a pass from Rocky Fasani to Chris Webber and a 40 yard run by Kyle Mowry. Soccer player Aaron Deen was the Del Oro Golden Eagle Athlete of the Week. Coach John Bowler said, “Aaron is one of the cornerstones of the team. We know we can always count on him.” Loomis first-grader Shelby Haynes, along with her mother Karen and grandmother Mildred Dias, selected bright fabrics from Beverly’s Fabrics in Rocklin. The material was donated for Loomis School’s community service project called Bag Buddies.