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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 (July 17, 1959 Issue) Mrs. Ewin Nelthorpe was hostess to the Cinderella Bridge Club. A guest for the evening was Carmen Cooper. Members of the Budget Committee of the Loomis Jr. Women’s Club met at the home of Mrs. Gene Gieck. A tentative budget for the year was prepared and will be read for club approval at the first meeting of the group. Members present were Mesdames Gieck, Donald Cummings, Charles Engvall, Guy Loomer, Donald Monroe and Lloyd Owen. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nelthorpe have purchased two new registered mares and their foals to add to their herd of Shetland ponies. 25 YEARS AGO (Julie 19, 1984 Issue) The honor roll for the spring semester at Del Oro High School was released. Students receiving perfect, all-A report cards were seniors David Coggins, Nancy Console, Christine Grateful, Jeannine Perry, Christopher vonThaden and Lincoln Wilde. Juniors were Steven Aumack, David Brockman, Darla Green and Blaine White. Sophomores were John Johnson, Douglas Pajer, David Shiro, John VonHusin and Kimberly Wilson. Freshmen were Suzanne Bowers, Jeremy Colby, Craig Rapisura, Julie Reader, Lyrad Riley, Jason Sommer, Martin Taxera and Brian Williams. 10 YEARS AGO (July 15, 1999 Issue) July 18 was proclaimed “Paul Yokote Day” to honor the community activist and Del Oro supporter who died Dec. 13, 1996. To mark the occasion, Paul’s Place Association, a non-profit scholarship and community service organization, was holding a membership drive. The association offers four college scholarships to Del Oro seniors – three Paul Yokote Memorial Scholarships and a Robert K. Bonner Memorial Scholarship. Contact people for information about joining Paul’s Place were Kathy Peart or Sheriff Ed Bonner. The Loomis Town Council agreed with Ed Nelthorpe that his business was “grandfathered in” regarding using the sidewalk to display appliances. Emily Nakata, 6, prepared to compete at the I.S.I. World Recreational Team Figure Skating Championships. Dave Coyle of Loomis earned his degree from the University of Oregon. Don and Carol Wolfe opened their Alice’s Fruit Stand for the season. They helped provide fresh produce for Loomis Basin residents. Nearly 500 people enjoyed the Loomis Fire Festival. The event was co-chaired by Russ Kelley and Jack Morris. Honorary Fire Marshal Merl Coburn rode on the 1945 Loomis fire truck in the parade.