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LOOKING BACK Civil defense equipment arrives in Placer County

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago January 11, 1963

Services were held for Bill M. Nakashima, 21. He died while serving in Sasebo, Japan as a Navy Electrician's Mate 3rd Class.

Services were held for Stanley Brainerd, 56, a native of Allegany and a Loomis farmer for 36 years.

Celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary were Mr. and Mrs. Al Larsen. They were treated to dinner at Rancho Villa by daughter and son-in-law Lorene and Lloyd Owen and son David.

Civil defense equipment arrived in Placer County that included 15 geiger counters and five very small radioactive sources used in training exercises.

Mrs. Walter Lee Sady was the honoree at the Pink and Blue Shower given by Mrs. Bill Tudsbury with help from daughters Bobbie Lee and Terry. Prizes were won by Kathy Sady, Jonelle Hansen, Mildred Naylor and Lorene Owen.

Harvey Carlisle was installed as Master of Penrhyn Masonic Lodge. On hand to help him celebrate were Mrs. Carlisle and daughters Marilyn and Susan.

Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Walter Taylor were Fred and Disque Lunceford, cousins of Mrs. Taylor.

An old two-story house on the Poonian Nursery property on Cavitt-Stallman Road was nearly destroyed by fire.

25 Years Ago January 14, 1988

Services were held for Mary S. Triano, 90, a native of Spain. She lived in Penryn for 75 years.

Services were held for Darlene Frances Derby, 81, a Loomis resident for the past 40 years.

Services were held for Clifford Harold Allton, 71, a World War II Navy veteran. He operated Allton Chevrolet in Loomis for 11 years.

Del Oro student Andrea Andrews won the Youth Citizenship Award from the Soroptimists of Rocklin-Loomis.

Joel Bingham was the new superintendent of postal operations at the Loomis Post Office. He had close ties to the area. His grandmother was long-time Penryn resident Lillian Campbell and his mother Bessie attended Penryn School.

Del Oro graduate Julie Reader was a member of the Camellia Festival court.

Bud Pisarek, former Loomis News publisher, was a candidate for a seat on the county board of supervisors.

A site selection for the proposed Loomis Union School District middle school was moving ahead. Three sites were being considered: King Road at Val Verde Road, Auburn Folsom Road at Lomida Lane, and Barton Road at Wells Avenue. A middle school would serve 6th- to 8th -graders.

Cindy Hinkle, of Loomis, caught two steelhead, a 15.5- and 10-pounder on the Smith River. She also skunked her fishing partner, Craig Nagata.

10 Years Ago January 16, 2003

Services were held for Loomis native Florence Toru Takahashi, 92. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Loomis, JACL and the Bonsai Club. Her family operated Mutual Market in Loomis.

Sheriff Ed Bonner was guest speaker at the Visions Forum held at the Harvest Grill in Loomis. A Del Oro graduate, Ed was the student body president in 1968. He earned a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a Master's Degree from Cal Poly. Ed started his law enforcement career with Placer County in 1974.

The Del Oro wrestling team defeated Granite Bay 63-15. Placing at the Cupertino Memorial Tournament with 27 top-ranked teams competing, were Ryan Dominguez, AJ Harris, Logan Chaney, Ryan DeMartini, Micah Ferguson, Seth Knapp and Jordan Polly.

The newly formed Placer Cal Alumni Club represented alumni and friends of U.C. Berkeley in Placer County.

Due to turmoil in Iraq and Venezuela, gas prices rose to an average of $1.66 a gallon in Northern California.