LOOKING BACK Cattle rustlers steal cow

Week of December 27, 2012
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50 Years Ago December 28, 1962

Services were held for Samuel Frank, 88, a native of Romania and a Loomis resident since 1945.

Mrs. Lois Leak hosted a Christmas party for the Placer Elementary School sevent- grade Campfire Group.

Margaret Lindsay hosted the Christmas party for the Loomis Contract Bridge club. 

Millie Taylor and Aileen Nunes were hostesses for the Loomis Junior Women's Club Christmas party. Marge McKenzie recited an original poem and played carols.

Donna Lee Gross celebrated her 16th birthday at the Sacramento Inn.

Katherine Coe, Loomis Postmaster, thanked those who mailed Christmas packages and cards early.

Among the businesses offering Christmas greetings were Stan's Watch Shop, Garrison's TV Repair, Central Gas, Helms Richfield, Law Brothers, Gene's Automotive, Rippey's Marine, Flying A Service, Blue Goose Growers, Arlie's Norwalk Service, Chevron Station, Timmons Chicken Ranch, Jack's Texaco, B & B Tavern, Yamie's Beauty Shop, McGiffin Auto Parts, Ships Bell Restaurant, Van Gas, Live Oak Motel, Loomis Mutual Supply, Loomis Barber Shop, California Fruit Exchange and Loomis Lumber.

25 Years Ago December 31, 1987

Services were held for Gene Daunice Adkins, 65, a resident of Loomis for 27 years. He was a WWII Air Force veteran.

Loomis Grammar School eighth-grade students on the high honor roll were Devin Bautista, Sheri Norbury, Kimberly Otley, Julie Chu, Corie Coe, Teresa Brock, Kkristin Bain and Sherilyn Sawyer.

California Highway Patrol officer Lance Erickson, a 1975 Del Oro graduate, was honored as officer of the year in Victor Valley. He rescued a child from a burning house and administered CPR for 30 minutes.

Penryn Fire Chief Bert Braun thanked the volunteers, "Without firefighters like yourselves, we would not have such a safe county."

Field conductor Jackie Howard and band captain Bob Michaels were honored by Del Oro band director Ron Jones. Mr. Jones was presented a Bennett sculpture plaque of appreciation from his band students.

John McDowell, of the Vietnam Veterans, said his group wished to use the American Legion room at Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. The question was who owned the room, the county or the American Legion. Supervisor Mike Lee said Earl Gates donated the property to the American Legion in 1947. 

The Day Before Thanksgiving Day Parade was enjoyed by a good crowd. Among the entries were the Loomis Community 4-H Club, Diana Madoshi representing the Congregational Church and Sheriff Ed Bonner dressed as a turkey.

Michelle Barela offered classes in dance aerobics at the Loomis Grange.

10 Years Ago January 2, 2003

Russ Kelley was selected as the Loomis Basin Chamber's 2002 Most Neighborly Native for his dedication to community service. 

Western Engineering Contractors of Loomis earned the highest level safety award from the Associated Builders and Contractors. Safety officer Pete Kinney developed practices to promote a safe work environment.

Ginger Abalkhail and Carolyn Lignos opened Curves in Loomis just across Taylor Road from the Blue Goose Fruit shed. Among the 260 plus members doing an individually tailored workout were Terri Judd, Shari Hunter, Lorna Bunting and Catherine Ford. 

The Del Oro girls beat Buchanen of Fresno, 53-45, in the Lady Eagles Invitational Basketball Tournament with the help of Katie Dougherty and Sarah Langford. 

Loomis was the place to be for seafood lovers. The Del Oro Golden Eagle Band Supporters and Penrhyn Gold Hill Mason Lodge were holding crab feeds. The American Legion John A. Stacker Post prepared for a cioppino dinner.

A Holstein cow was stolen from the property of Lenard and Helen Florance, both natives of Kansas where cattle rustlers used to be strung up from the nearest tree – if that part of Kansas had a tree. Their kidnapped cow was from Kansas and was an 80-pound concrete yard ornament.