Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (May 13, 1960 Issue) Camp Fire Girls passing the Torch Bearer test were Lynn Crawford, Susan Ann Griffith, Diane Lapp, Pamela Wood, Linda Wood, and Shiela Fischer. Al Schweigert, principal at Placer School, accepted a check for $150 from Mrs. Jack Stallman who presented the check on behalf of the Miner’s Ravine Garden Club. The funds would be used to help landscape the grounds at the new school. Wayne “Wes” Naylor and Fred Boole were teachers in the foreign language department at Del Oro High School. Rev. Theodore K. Nace had assumed the pastorate at the First Congregational Church. The Rev. and Mrs. Mace had three children: Martha, Julia and Teddy. A Charter Night was planned for the Del Oro Parent’s Club. The program the showing of a colored film taken by George Nakimoto throughout the construction of the school. Steve March was the club president. 25 YEARS AGO (May 16, 1985 Issue) Constance Parks was the Miss Loomis 1985. Tami Chandler was the runner-up and Lisa Lee was named Miss Congeniality. Local teachers joined forces in a project to enhance math education. Among those were Gloria Roberts, Kim Virtue, Pat King, Gayle Danforth, Collette Thompson, Tom Campbell and Steve Harley. Mrs. Joss Bravo was the newest member of the Del Oro No. 1 Club. She was the Loomis School District band director. Air National Guard Airman Dana Brown graduated from basic training. She is the daughter of Jan and Doug Brown of Penryn. Del Oro seniors Jill Johnson, Jabonni Kenzy and Kimberly Johnson received scholarships from the Loomis Women’s Club. Presenting the awards was Jessie Helms. James Peel was the new town manager. He and his wife, Darlene, were looking for a home in Loomis. Placer School produced a school newspaper. Among the student staff were Ted Meissen, Carl Carlson, Doug Struble, Mike Casey, Lisa Barnes and Jodie Spears. Loomis Community Day was enjoyed by many. Delores Thompson and Monique Anglin wove yarn; Kyle Hydinger and Miles Pepper won the running events; Kathy Hampton rode her unicorn (horse), Sgt. Pepper; and young Melissa Clark enjoyed a snow cone. 10 YEARS AGO (May 18, 2000 Issue) Services were held for Clarence Felkins, 78, a native of Tuttle, Okla. He had been a Placer County resident for 50 years. Clarence was an auto mechanic for Orchard Supply Company. He loved fishing and camping at Meadow Lake. The Del Oro Lady Golden Eagles clinched their seventh straight league title with a 2-1 win over Granite Bay. Andi Sherman scored after a sacrifice bunt by Holly Cox and a two-out double by Niki Anderson. LeAnna Hoglen hit a double and scored on a game winning single by Angie Orvis. Ashley Cunningham-James of Loomis was the valedictorian and student body president at Oakmont High School. Her mother, Kay, was a teacher at the school. Their family had just experienced the sadness of a fire that destroyed most of their home. Loomis Town staffers Crickett Strock and Sonya Maggard helped welcome Perry Beck, the new town manager. Fr. Brian Crawford helped prepare for the second annual Spring Breakfast at Mount St. Joseph Seminary. Rian Crosby, Joel Bosserman, Christine Benson and Jon Buescher scored for the Del Oro track team.