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Looking Back

By: Looking Back Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago July 20, 1962 The national civil defense program furnished survival supplies for 50-person fallout shelters to provide 14-day stores. They included a kit of radiation detection instruments. Fireman Apprentice Michael Cook, of Penryn, serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea, helped Chinese refugees streaming into Hong Kong. Crew members donated blood to the British Red Cross. Weeks earlier they did the same in Kobe, Japan to help victims of a train disaster near Tokyo. Earning a spot on the Del Oro Honor Roll for business education were Maxine Yamamura and Troy Johnson. Loomis 4-H members representing Placer County in state competition were Barbara Crossley, beef; Kathie Nute, canning; Sharon Lamb, home improvement; Eliot Appleton, horse; and Carollen Smith, sheep. Two trenches on the Gerald Winter property excavated by Luis Lagomarsino would be adequate for use as a landfill east of Loomis. Enjoying a trip to Yosemite and Mariposa Big Trees were Carolyn Law, Pearl Norberg, Carolyn Barnes and Mabel Black. 25 Years Ago July 23, 1987 Loomis Basin residents earning awards at the Placer County Fair included Loanna Flitton, Kathy Turner, Vivian Koberlein, Dianne Rathburn, Jim Flanagan, Carol Barker, Marilyn Stitt, Miguel Ucovich, Clayne Flitton, Alethia McMaster and Frances Oates. Youth taking honors in livestock competition were Lisa Karthauser, Kendra Gragg, Tocher Grotin, David Moore, Andrew Luebke, Ann Nelson and Dana Luebke. Del Oro senior Shannon Haws, of Penryn, was the Miss Placer County Queen. She was a member of the pep squad and planned to pursue a career in modeling or acting. The Tri City Little League All-Star Baseball team won the Area One Championship defeating Roseville 9-0, Lincoln 15-3 and 11-3. Pitchers were Mike Reader and Aaron Heinz. Top hitters were Tom Travis and Steve Birch. Tom and Judy Bentzien acquired the Villa Deli and were ready to feature family dining and pizza for lunch and dinner. Fire Chief Ed Horton said the Loomis Volunteer Fire Dept. will soon have its first paid firefighter. The shopping center proposed by David Rosenaur for I-80 and Horseshoe Bar Road, along with Chuck Chatfield's planned unit development for south Loomis dominated the public hearings on the draft general plan. 10 Years Ago July 25, 2002 Nancy Wood and Marie Bowden organized a show of work by the senior artists for the Loomis L.I.F.E. Center. Displaying their favorite paintings were Garland Welch, B.J. Walters, Mary Theakston, Jeanne Whitney, Gladys Maldonnado, Helen Johnson, Lynn Henschel and Claire Stephan. Nelthorpe & Son Appliances, Main Drug, and the Loomis News had been serving Loomis for many years. Jenna Schnaars, of Loomis, attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Melissa Sowers, Kallie Carmichael, and Stephanie Everhart earned spots on the dean's list at Azusa Pacific University. Deputy Kevin Fitzgerald was the traffic officer in Loomis. He was an eight-year veteran of the Placer County Sheriff's office. The 2001-2002 season was the driest on record. It was also hot with a high of 112 recently in Sacramento.