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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 29, 2010 Issue) Twenty-five members of the Penryn Assembly of Rainbow for Girls gathered in the Frank Nute packing shed for a slumber party. Kathy Nute was the hostess. Scouts and leaders from Loomis attending the 1960 Jubilee Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colo. Included Jimmy Struble, Lennis Kondo, Eric Okusu, Kenny Takagishi, John Turnbull, Steve Osborn, Robert Black, Billy Tudsbury, Bill Epperson, Dennis Stiff, David Osborn, Gordon Takemoto, Ronald Yokote and Jack Yokote. Another group of Loomis Scouts attended summer camp at Camp Pahatsi ini the Sierra. They were Melvin Takahashi, Jimmy Black, Scott Bennett, Hugh Miller, Warren Coleman, Lloyd Miller, Nick Bailey, Jimmy Bailey, Leigh Murchie, Gerald Uyeda, Donald Cooper, Dan Perry, Richard Williams, Ronnie Brown, Gary Denton, Charles Gieck, John Scott, Graciano Jauregue, Bill Traylor and Dennis Uyeda. Celebrating birthdays were John Coleman, 9, and Jimmie McAdoo, 12. Joyce Costa and Colleen Colvin of Loomis were taking part in a ballet dance at the Placer County Fair in Roseville. Admission to the fair was 50 cents for adults, 25 cents for juniors, and free for youngsters under 12. 25 YEARS AGO (Aug. 1, 1985 Issue) The Loomis Volunteer Firemen were busy saving homes as they fought a fire on Sugar Loaf that spread toward Rock Springs Road. The Loomis Chamber mixer included a tour by manager Dave Parker of the Blue Anchor fruit packing facility. Jared Larson opened The Sports Store on the corner of Taylor and Horseshoe Bar Rds. Volunteering at the Loomis Basin Blood Bank were Marge Nute, Rosemary Andersen, JoAnn Ricketts and Sharon Rasmsusson. Among the donors were Bill Tudsbury, Pete Gieck and first-time donor Stephanie Sunada. Joanne Ligamari of Loomis prepared to join 19 other bike riders in a ride-a-thon from Portland, Ore. to Truckee to raise funds for the American Lung Association. Developer Tony Musolino planned for 370 homes on 660 acres in the Los Lagos subdivision. Carol Tiernan was the new principal at Franklin School. 10 YEARS AGO (Aug. 3, 2000 Issue) Barbara Mackey was given some old postcards that were sent to William Crossley from his sister Sadie. William, born in 1884, was the late Frank Crossley’s father and the father-in-law of Marge Crossley. He was also the grandfather of Barbara Crossley Mackey. Dot Shiro, chairwoman for the Celebrity Chefs Dinner, was excited about the creativity and diversity of the dishes. Helen Florance, captain of the Loomis CIMBL, said, “We picked up 66 bags of trash and signed up several first timers...” Gordon Takemoto at Main Drug offered free fountain drinks for the group. Among those enjoying a milkshake at the drugstore counter were Marjorie Story and Hal Albertsen. Katherine Sara Harrison of Loomis was on the dean’s honor list at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mike Lee of Loomis was a candidate for a seat on the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors. He was the project manager at the Twelve Bridges development. Lee was a member of the Loomis Lions Club and Lincoln Rotary.