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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 (Nov. 29, 1959 Issue) Miss Pamela Taylor celebrated her sixth birthday with a party given by her mother, Mrs. Walter Taylor. Young guests present were Debbie Fletcher, Evon Hirata, Donna Duarte, Teresa and Tanja Mnich, Kathy Cummings, Shirley and Bobby Gieck, David Owen, Judy Naylor and Anne, Susie and Mary Lou Elkus. Pamela’s brothers, Jeff and Bobby Taylor, also joined the fun. 25 YEARS AGO (Nov. 22, 1959 Issue) Awards were presented to members of Boy Scout Troop 12 during a court of honor at Del Oro High School. Bill Stitt received a six-year pin and his assistant Scoutmaster patch during the ceremony. Robert Horton received a five-year pin. Also receiving pins were Damian Batista and Tony Baquera, three years; Sean Bonner, two years; and Ross Barker, Scott Carpenter and Doug Cadleaux, one year. During Scout summer camp, Carpenter and Baquera earned “mile swim” patches and Carpenter and Barker received Scouts-Second Class honors. They presented their mothers with Scout “Be Prepared” pins. 10 YEARS AGO (Nov. 18, 1999) A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new H. Clarke Powers School in Loomis. Mr. Powers was a highly respected principal at Loomis School for many years. On hand for the ceremony were his widow, Mary Powers, along with her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Jennifer Powers, and their sons, William and Clarke. Janice and Francis Thompson opened Newcastle Produce. Much of the produce was grown on their Twin Brooks Farm, located on Leak Lane in Loomis on property that belonged to Janice’s great-grandfather. The 5th Annual Fall Gathering was celebrated with words and music of talented cowboy poets and musicians. Bert and Carol Braun of the Cowpoke produced the extravaganza. Helen Phillips, Joyce Feusi, Victoria Brooks, Sandy Delehanty and Irmgard and James Hirschinger were featured in the Autumn Art Studio Tour. Daniel Bews was appointed to the Loomis Planning Commission. A longtime resident, Bews attended Loomis School, Del Oro High School and Sierra College. He had 16 years experience as a building contractor. The Del Oro girls volleyball team ended a very impressive season with a 16-1 record. In the Sac-Joaquin Div. III playoffs, the Lady Eagles handled Oakdale in the second round before losing to to the section champion St Francis. With nearly 70 percent of the votes affirmative, the Measure W school bond passed. Del Oro won their final varsity football game 22-12 over Rocklin but lost a coin flip that kept them out of the playoffs. The JV team completed a perfect 10-0 season.