Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (April 22, 1960 Issue) Elective officers of the newly formed Parent’s Club of Del Oro High School were Steve March, president; Mrs. Ed Griffith, vice president; Mrs. Kunio Okusuku, secretary; and Cliff Allton, treasurer. Committee members were Mrs. Ray Denton, Mrs. Clark Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rielli, and Jim Williams. Sierra College trustees renewed the lease to use the facilities it occupied on the Placer High School campus in Auburn. Sierra was building its own college plant in the Loomis-Rocklin aea and it was expected to open for the 1961-62 school year. Cub Scouts of Den 4 enjoyed a weiner roast at the Bruce Dack home. Funeral services were held for Perry Watson, 81, a Missouri native and a Loomis resident for 13 years; and Charles Wesley Ridgeway, a native of Oklahoma who had lived in Loomis for 10 years prior to his recent move to State Line, El Dorado County. 25 YEARS AGO (April 25, 1985 Issue) Named as Girls and Boys State representatives from Del Oro High School were Mary Anne Carson and Jeff Tooker. They will participate in a work-study program in functional state government in Sacramento. Alternates from Del Oro were Julie Ann Garcia and Sonya Reichel. Seniors earned high scores on CAP tests to allow Del Oro to receive $13,260 from the state. Peggy Adamson retired after 17 years of rural route delivery for the post office. The Placer County JACL prepared oriental cultural exhibits and demonstrations to mark Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. Working with chairpersons Kazuko King and James Kaneko were Judy Buckley, Noboru Hamasaki, Hugo Nishimoto, Eiko Sakamoto, Ida Otani, Martha Miyamura and Ken Tokutomi. Pack 121 Cub Scout Danny Garrison won the Pinewood Derby and received a trophy from 49er linebacker Danny Bunz of Loomis. Among the other participating scouts were Karl Flaig, Ryan Barnes and Keith Fields. Loomis School 6th grader Jennifer Sherman was honored at the “Golden Reader.” Participants wrote a folklore essay with a moral ending and an African theme. Jennifer’s title was “How the Tiger Lost His Stripes.” Runnerups were Kathy Fletcher, Tricia Burley, Elliot Graham, and Jason Crump. Librarian Shirley Cruse was in charge of the competition. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Maria Gloria Duarte, 84, a native of the Azore Islands. She had lived in the Loomis area for 62 years. Maria was a member of the U.P.P.E.C. Lodge in Newcastle. 10 YEARS AGO (April 27, 2000 Issue) The public enjoyed the spring colors at the Hineline Iris Garden on Barton Road. Over 350 varieties if iris were on display. Stan and Hazel Hineline have been avid gardeners for years. The Golden Eagles beat Lincoln 20-0 in their own Del Oro Invitational baseball tounament. Getting multiple hits were Brent Locsin, Dave Maffei and Chris Webber. Pitcher George Hernandez allowed the Zebras only two hits. The Easter Bunny (a.k.a. Cindy McAyeal) brought smiles to hundreds of children at the Loomis Community Easter Egg Hunt. Among the youngest searching for eggs were Sammy Pierini, Tristan Thomas, Harry Fernandez, Linzy Cummings and Mariele Toll. Stephen Macola of Loomis was the Democratic candidate for the 4th Assembly District. Robin Wolfe of Loomis graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA Degree in Education. Del Oro senior Michelle Harvey received an Elmer and Grace Goudy Scholarship from Willamette University in Salem, Ore. Katharine Sarah Harrison of Loomis and Adam Paul Bednar of Penryn were selected for the dean’s honor list at UC Santa Barbara. Perry Beck assumed the duties as Loomis Town Manager. Outgoing manager Art Rangel served two years at the post. Senior Rob Sinclair completed a fundraiser for needed paint work at Del Oro. He finished a 100-mile run on the school’s track in spite of his knee going bad and doing 30 miles on crutches.