Looking back

Week of Sept. 1, 2011
By: Compiled from our archives Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago Septembers 1, 1961 Services were held for Theodore Ernest Herrington, 67, a veteran of WWI. He operated the B and B Café, in Loomis. Loomis 4-H members visited the Eureka Ranch where Stanley Carlisle showed his fine Herefords. Then they stopped at the "Tiny Pony Farm" where Rhonda Nelthorpe showed her yearling filly and dad, Ed Nelthorpe, displayed his herd of 55 Shetland ponies. Next stop was the Brookside Ranch where Beth Nute showed a Jersey cow, "Pussy Willow," and her calf, "Pussy Willow's Kitten." Preparing the Del Oro football team was Coach Robert Bonner, assisted by Sid Smith. The JV team was led by Coach Rolf Moeller. Dorothy Uratsu and Spring Nakae prepared chow mein for the Loomis Methodist Church's food booth at the Auburn Fair. Mary Coleman along with her children enjoyed a sightseeing trip to San Francisco. The Penryn Assembly Order of Rainbow Girls held their first meeting after summer recess with Worthy Advisors Karen Peterson and Marilyn Carlisle. Worthy Advisor Pat Schweigert reported on Ann Lee Rippey's reception. George and Dixie Meredith's Flying Circle M Ranch, in Loomis, purchased 16 polled Hereford cows along with herdsire, Royal Aster 34. Paul Williamson joined the Loomis Methodist Church staff as a youth leader and ministry of music. 25 Years Ago September 4, 1986 Cooking for the Loomis Lions Club's annual barbeque dinner were Jim Makimoto and Skip Anderson. Among those enjoying the ribs and chicken were Dr. Nick Bailey and Judy Aguilar. Stacy Li was appointed to the Loomis Planning Commission. He saw the town's rural atmosphere as a valuable asset and hoped to discourage high density development. Stacy and his wife, Marguerite, moved to Loomis in 1980. Stacy said, "I didn't want cottage cheese with sparkles on the ceiling, and I didn't want a ranch style house. Now I have a ranch style house with cottage cheese on the ceilings." Their children were Marina, 7, and Burton, 5. Lee Remmel was the new Loomis librarian, replacing retiring Willa Comstock. Coach Steve March prepared the Del Oro JV football team for the upcoming season opener with Placer. Janis Baquera and Carolyn Bennett were the new co-directors for Loomis Community Nursery School. They replaced Carolyn Woolsey who planned to travel to Belize with the Peace Corps. The new Placer County Sheriff's substation in Loomis went from one to two sergeants: Larry Webber and Dennis Morillas. Working at the State Fair was Erin Green, the daughter of Jon and Karen Green, of Penryn. Minique Miller, 14, of Loomis, earned a 1st place award at the fair in the Jr. 4-H horse show. 10 Years Ago September 6, 2001 In its third month, the Loomis Quilt and Fiber Guild reached a Charter Membership of 70. Guild president Alanna Butts hoped to have 210 members by year's end. Del Oro senior Shelena Laws earned a State Degree in FFA to qualify for the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Erin Unruhe and Fusae Miyamura were among the many who participated in the Obon Festival at the Placer Buddhist Church, in Penryn. The Five Cities Girls Softball Major B Team won the 2001 Lalapolooza Tournament, in Rancho Cordova. The players were Tara Green, Morgan Thyken, Hali Coppin, Amanda Bender, Caroline Reissenweber, Megan Macri, Kathryn Lohr, Kelly Allendale, Kristina Paglucia, Elizabeth Elder, Katie Wilkerson, Maggie Thyken, Brianne Repec, and Nicole Marchal. Blue and valley oak trees had premature leaf drop as a result of the drought. Deciduous oaks would normally drop their leaves in November.