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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. 18, 1960 Issue) Stanley Carlisle of the Loomis 4-H Club was named to the Placer County 4-H All-Stars. The Placer High School graduate was helping on the ranch of his father, Harvey Carlisle, and developing a herd of Hereford cattle. Services were held for Beulah Rose Nelthorpe, who died Nov. 14 at the age of 59. She was a native of Amity, Miss., and a 51-year resident of Loomis. She was survived by her husband, Lindsley K. Nelthorpe; children Edwin Frank Nelthorpe of Loomis and Rosalind Fisher of San Diego; grandchildren, Rhonda, Dianne and David Nelthorpe, and Don Fisher and Linda Tanner; brohers, Alton and Earl Healy; and sisters, Idella Narramore and Hazel Brennan. George Makimoto reported to the Soil Conservation District he had harvested 6-1/2 tons of peaches per acre from his 3-year-old trees on his Loomis ranch. Scoutmaster Jack Yokote of Troop 12 of Loomis was honored as Outstanding Scoutmaster of Region 12, which covered the states of California, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii and portions of Wyoming. A campaign was underway by members of the Loomis Jr. Women’s Club for the construction of a hardtop walkway from the town proper to Del Oro High School. During bad weather, students must walk on the highway, in line of traffic, in order to avoid the muddy soft shoulder of the road. Butch Enkoji was chosen outstanding player of the Del Oro High School varsity football squad at the first annual football banquet. 25 YEARS AGO (Nov. 21,1985 Issue) Fawn Inman, Sommer Wadman, Jessica Ahlstrom and Jennifer Ahlstrom were selected for parts in "The Nutcracker" in Sacramento. They were dancers from Greentree Dance Studio in Loomis under the direction of Pauline Von Thaden. Nicole Tverburg, Kelly Andrews, Laurie Andrews and exchange student Ann Lansivouri of Finland were honored as members of the Del Oro tennis team. Autumn Rowland, Jan Johnson, Melissa Peterson and Julianne Stovall displayed crafts available at Penryn School's crafts fair. Elaine Donaldson of Loomis was elected to the Roseville Hospital board of directors. Marilyn Gunther and Donna Woodworth helped prepare for the 21st Annual Christmas Breakfast at the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ. Volunteers at the Griffith Quarry Museum included Vivian Rasmussen and Ethel Hix. Over $1 million in Columbian cocaine and a large number of guns were confiscated in Loomis. Services were held for Beatrice Lela Garrison, 71, a resident of Loomis for 34 years. 10 YEARS AGO (Nov. 23, 2000 Issue) Del Oro students had the spirit of giving. Angela Lotito, Evin Newton, Erin Warddrip, Megan Hirsch, Teisha Angel, Monica Rosas, Rachel Gardner and Ashley Jakobson were all involved in some type of community service. Gayle Danforth's fourth-grade students at Placer School were using their inventive minds in the program, "What an Idea." Former Del Oro quarterback Randy Fasani led the Stanford football team to a win in the "Big Game" over Cal. For the past 12 years, a family made a long trip to buy persimmons and kiwi fruit from the Loomis Fruit Growers. Frances and Charles Lundberg took the fruit back home to Rapidan, Va. They usually flew out and back the same day. A Mass was celebrated for David Altobelli, 58, a resident of Loomis for 26 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He coached Five Cities Softball and girls basketball at Loomis School. With the expansion of the Horseshoe Bar Grill, Bill Holden of Tennessee South Cafe found a new location at the historic Churchill's Pub in Newcastle.