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LOOKING BACK Burglars hit Loomis businesses

Week of Nov. 29, 2012
By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago November 30, 1962

Services were held for Inokichi Morita, 86, a fruit rancher in Loomis for the past 50 years. 

Toastmaster Frank Kageta and hostess chairman Ellen Kubo prepared for the annual JACL Goodwill Dinner.

A rousing gathering of 59 acorns, all members or stems of the Oakes family, assembled for a reunion at the home of Dorothy Oakes.

Parent Club member Ruth Struble was credited for the excellent success of the Bonanza Carnival at Del Oro that raised $2,000 for the athletic field fund. LaVerne Patterson won a used car, Pearl Norberg a wristwatch, Dick Nagioka and Dennis Kondo won transistor radios.

Bruce Barnes landed three beautiful salmon in Big River, while visiting in Mendicino. Friends would be hearing his "fish tale" for a while.

The Garden Section of the Loomis Women's Club was treated to a demonstration of floral arranging by Wayne Foote, of Foote's Floral Shoppe, in Auburn.

Burglars hit Alton Chevrolet, Nelthorpes, Loomis School, Loomis Frostie and Frank Thiers Shoe Shop.

The proposed Loomis Basin General Plan included 5-acre minimum building sites in the heart of the Basin.

25 Years Ago December 3, 1987

The Del Oro football team spent the Thanksgiving holiday delivering food baskets to needy families. Players named to the All-League team were Trevor Diehl, Dan O'Sullivan, Jerry Broughton, John Breckenridge, Sean Albright, Jason Singleton and Mitch Seamans. Earning honorable mention were Scott Walters, Doug Lamb, David Rasmussen and Scott Reinick. 

Four-year old Tony Black had a heart-to-heart talk with Santa at Loomis Community Nursery School. The school was preparing for its annual Children's Store.

Placer School helped with the fund-raising for a Jaws of Life. Loomis firefighter Doug Scalzi accepted a check from Student Body President Chrisy Timoschuk and PTC member Sue Duncan.

Del Oro's girls and boys basketball teams both earned wins. The girls defeated Placer 56-38, with Christy Gerads, Caryn Courtney, Laurie Sommer and Angie Galieote leading the charge. The boys edged Elk Grove 64-62, behind Rod Sittman, Mike Stoddard, Toby Fisher, Jeremy Ulmer, Jeff Gonsalves and John Breckenridge.

Cigarettes were $1 a pack at Poor Boy Service Station in Loomis.

10 Years Ago December 5, 2002

Services were held for Walter Irving Boberg, 78, a Navy radio operator during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He established W.I. Boberg Hardwood Floors with a reputation of fine craftsmanship.

Loomis saw the Christmas spirit in action. Loomis second-grader Jadyn White donated her Barbie electric car to the Toys for Tots program. Santa Claus treated Mr. and Mrs. Kaj Jakobsen to a shake at the Main Drug Store soda fountain. Donations were received for the Loomis Basin Christmas Basket program. The Soroptimists prepared a holiday ham dinner for the L.I.F.E. Center and the community Christmas tree was lit. 

Earning honors at the Del Oro Art Show were Loralyn Owen, Jeska Mishler, Kristina Ambriz, for painting; Jenny Condensa, Kelleigh Gonzalez, Liz Christensen, for drawing; Wendy Clement, Marissa Davidson, Ashley Summers, for photo-darkroom; and Randi Dudugjian, Shannon Roland, Thad Ayers, for photo-digital. Ali Sambucetti won best of show.

Johnathan Castle, Roberta Romans and Nicholas Castro were among the preschoolers looking forward to the Children's Christmas Store at Loomis Community Nursery School. 

The majority of calls in a recent week for the Loomis Fire Department were for medical aid and checking burn hours.