Wednesday Sep 02 2009
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
From the files of the Loomis News
50 YEARS AGO (Sept. 4, 1959 Issue) Following is the menu planned for the first week of school in the Loomis Union Elementary School District. Tuesday, Sept. 8: Hot dogs, Spanish rice, butter peas and peaches. Thursday, Sept. 10: Spaghetti, cottage cheese with pineapple, buttered spinach, French bread and butter. Friday, Sept. 11: Grilled cheese sandwich, buttered string beans, carrot sticks and apple sauce. Prices were 25 cents for a single meal, $1.25 for a five-meal ticket; and $5 or a 20-meal ticket. Milk was sold in the cateria for those students who ate sack lunches. Milk tickets were 20 cents weekly or 80 cents, monthly. 25 YEARS AGO (Sept. 6, 1984 Issue) The Del Oro Golden Eagles were ready to kick off the 1984 football season with a home game against the Placer Hillmen. Varsity Eagles were Jeff Tooker, Arthur Cadena, Dave Slinker, Brad Krater, Jeff Marshman, Rocco Inchaurregui, Arthur Woodall, Rich Dickinson, Tom Feusi, Marshall Leavens, Webb Stallings, Dave Huber, Carl Miller, Dave Shiro, Scott Rusksuff, Mark Ballard, Todd Comstock, Scott Vincent, Peter Paulin, Shane Hall, Terry Hurley, Jamie Douglass, Rod Miller, John Lee, Mark Frederick, Brian Wilkie, Tim Potter, Joe Hagen, Marlon Allen, Matt Parr, Mike Echelmeier, Eric Redmer, Dave Abrahams, Todd Tverberg, Charles Johnson, Seann Dwyer, Rob Farrell, Scott Worthley, Jeff Wohlfarth, Mark Koberlein, Shawn Skaggs, Randy Netszke, Brian Koelzer, Ken Warton and Phil Joyal. 10 YEARS AGO (Sept. 2, 1999 Issue) Services were held for Kiyoto Masuda, 93, a retired fruit grower. He grew pears and plums on his ranch on Rattlesnake Bar Road for over 50 years. He was a member of the Placer Buddhist Church, Sierra Bonsai Club and the Japanese American Citizens League. Services were held for Emma Askew, a native of Wilburton, Okla. She was a resident of the Loomis area for 36 years. Emma was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #159. One of the things she enjoyed was her trips to Reno. Dorothy and Tony Shiro were among the volunteers at the Loomis Eggplant Festival booth at the State Fair. Both Dorothy, better known as Dot, and Tony were very active in the Loomis community. Indian Creek Country Club added the title of ?Best Chili? cook to their accomplishments. Jim Crets prepared the chili at the 6th Annual Hot Chili and Cool Cars event in Rocklin. Jim and his wife, Jan Clark, also received the ?Best Engine? award for their 1931 Ford hot rod in the Cool Cars part of the event. Two Loomis tunes would debut at the Eggplant Festival. Lenny Green?s ?Where?s Loomis?? was adopted as the official town song. Vivian Koberlein, along with Kenny Teel, came up with a jingle of their own to answer the question of Where?s Loomis? Vivian wrote the lyrics and Kenny composed the music to ?Welcome to Loomis.? Writing poetry had been a talent carried down for at least two generations of Vivian?s family. Kenny interest in music included playing a pedal steel guitar. He produced a CD, ?Left to My Own Devices.? Indian Creek Golf Course would host a golf tournament and dinner to kick off the Loomis Eggplant Festival. ?We have fabulous prizes and awards,? said Jan Clark, co-owner of the golf course.