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Looking Back

Week of Feb. 16, 2012
By: Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago February 16, 1962 Services were held for Louis Max Stallman, 79, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a long-time resident of Loomis. Aster Kondo and Shig Kajimura were co-chairs for the Annual JACL Picnic, one of the county's most gigantic community outings. The event was held at its usual site just off the Freeway 40 Penryn cutoff. Good smorgasbord food in true Scandinavian style was planned by Bea Tudsbury and Mildred Naylor for the Women's Fellowship of the Loomis Congregational Church. George Uyeno was busy getting equipment ready for another go on the 80-acre Green Acres fruit ranch, owned by Francis Lindsay. The ranch was located 1/2 mile west of Stallman's corners. Mr. Sugiyama also was busy re-organizing his sprinkler system on his 130-acre ranch located on Newcastle-Lincoln Road. Sheriff William Scott spoke to the Woman's Club of Loomis on the subject of narcotics. He said the problem was growing with the increase in population. H.C. Stone, Loomis Telephone Manager, was called upon often to explain telephone area codes. If a person was interested in buying a station wagon, there were 10 models to choose from at Allton Chevrolet in Loomis. A dollar was equal to 13.7 grains of pure gold as fixed by law. 25 Years Ago February 19, 1987 A Memorial Service was held for Dr. Paul Von Husen, 48, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. He practiced dentistry in Roseville. He lived in Loomis for 21 years and was active with the Del Oro Band Supporters. Some 70 individuals protested the proposed rezoning of land to accommodate a shopping center on the south side of the Horseshoe Bar Road-I 80 intersection. Del Oro student Eric Brown was nominated to the Air Force Academy by Congressman Norm Shumway. The Sierra College Foundation was formed in 1972 to solicit private funding for the college. It currently controlled more than 40 scholarship grants. Sierra Foundation Executive Director Gary Noy described the group's efforts as "a 15 year investment in the future of our youth and our community." Noy and Foundation President Bill Radokovitz directed efforts to raise private donations for the college. Paul Yokote would not press charges against a suspect who took money from his home in Loomis. Paul was relieved to find out it was not one of the young people who had made Paul's Place a community gathering place. The individual agreed to full restitution. Named to the All-Tourney team at the Warren T. Eich 8th-Grade Basketball Tournament were Robert Holt, Franklin School, and Ryan Casey, Penryn School. The Penryn Panthers earned second place in the tournament. Ellen Nitta, Ruby Suzuki, and Nancy Vorpagel were among the many volunteers preparing for the upcoming Oriental Food Bazaar, sponsored by the Methodist Church of Loomis. 10 Years Ago February 21, 2002 Del Oro recognized Students of the Week Amelia Knapp and Niki Anderson. Amelia was involved in cheerleading, Science Club and the Career Fair. She was a true leader at Del Oro and in the community. Niki was considerate and helped anyone who needed help. She was active in softball, volleyball, student government, Interact and JSA Clubs. Seniors of the Del Oro basketball team playing their last league game at home were Tara Marconi, Evin Newton, Megan Griffith, Sari Casper, Stephanie Handelman, Sarah Stafford, Allison Stubbs, Jessica Regan, Andrea Brar and Lindsey Gresko. The last game was an exciting 48-47 win over rival Placer High. Del Oro wrestlers qualifying for the Section Championships were Micah Ferguson, B.J. Mitchell, Zach Sanchez, Tyler Eilmas, Brian Ryerson-Bisig, Jordon Polly and Dan Zito. Del Oro senior Blake Morillas was the winner of the Loomis Lions Club Student Speakers Contest. How many people does it take to make Chow Mein? According to Carol and Ken Iwasaki, general chairs of the Methodist Church's Oriental Food Bazaar, 138 counting those on the Noodle Boil, Noodle Fry, Veggie Chop, Pork Fry, and Egg Fry committees. The event, held on the first Saturday in March at Del Oro, requires some 40 committees altogether. Students at Franklin School held a Gung Hay Fat Choy in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Among the youngsters were Brenden Montoya, Aldan Kearney, Kristin Schmatz, Rodrigo Contreras, Jamie Forslin and Nathan Stram. "The chopsticks were hard to use. I couldn't get rice in my mouth," said Emilie Bueff.