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LOOKING BACK Volunteers give out polio vaccines

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago January 18, 1963

Dr. Nicholas Bailey and pharmacist Hiroshi (Doc) Takemoto volunteered their services at the last Type III Sabin Oral Polio Clinic. 

Mrs. Helen Otow and Miss Hannah Takahashi conducted Sunday school worship at the Loomis Methodist Church. The Ladies Auxiliary Group of the United Pentecostal Church of Loomis prepared to open a Thrift and Gift shop there housed north of Del Oro on Hi-way 40.

The boys from the Japanese Methodist Church in Loomis beat the United Pentecostal Church basketball team 42-16. 

Kathie Nute and Barbara Crossley were in charge of the Loomis 4-H Club's annual pot-luck.

Behind Wayne Yamamura's 24 points, Del Oro beat Colfax 53-42 in the Pioneer Basketball League. Also scoring for the Eagles were Andy Folsom, Jerry Harris and Steve March.

Improving their irrigation systems were E.Y. and Albert Yoshikawa on their ranch on Fruitvale Road, Hugh Nishimoto on his ranch a half mile north of Ophir and George Coefield on his 160-acre livestock ranch 1.5 miles northwest of Ophir.

25 Years Ago January 21, 1988

Services were held for Helen Irene Fox, 73, a resident of Loomis for 33 years and a member of the Loomis Grange.

Hike Yego, retired municipal court marshal, was the 1988 JACL president. Serving with him were Hugo Nishimoto, Ken Tokutomi, Dr. Michael Hatashita, Hisako Mune, Roy Yoshida and Ellen Kubo.

Erin Fredrickson was the Placer School Student of the Week in kindergarten. 

Mike Matthews, Tony Baquera and Tim Stitt topped their weight divisions in the Woodland Wrestling Tournament.

The new owners of True Value Hardware in Loomis were Roy and Marcia Cornelius assisted by their daughters Becky, Monica and Shelly. 

Jeff Gonsalves and Jon Smith helped Del Oro beat Roseville 59-40 in a varsity basketball game.

Michelle Barela of Michelle's Dance Aerobics was sworn in as president of the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce by Loomis Mayor John Ireland.

Two new businesses opened at the intersection of Horseshoe Bar and Taylor roads were Chandler Automotive Service, operated by Penryn resident Butch Chandler, and Buffy's Hot Dogs, operated by Tom and Sharlet Pyne.

10 Years Ago January 23, 2003

Services were held for Anne Elizabeth Cleveland, 83, a resident of Loomis for 40 years.

Fifth-grade girls on the Loomis School District basketball team were Kelsey Seaman, Kelsey Reynoso, Alex Talbot, Kelsey Becker, Caitlyn Bettencourt and Stephanie Callaway.

The St. Maria Goretti Academy on King Road was making improvements to open as a private school.

Beth Brauer chaired the 2nd Annual Del Oro Band Crab Feed. Richard and Evelyn Hubbard, and Gordon and Joann Takemoto were among those enjoying the food.

The Loomis junior high wrestling team dominated teams from Woodland, Corning and Chico at a tournament in Paradise. Going undefeated were Joe Stafford, Brandon Johnson, Joe Johnson and Todd Ryland.

The Beacon Station on Taylor and Rippey roads was changed to USA Petroleum.