LOOKING BACK Will trade 'calves, guns ... for training horses'

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago November 23, 1962

Del Oro beat Colusa 46-14 as the following seniors played their last football game: Jim Garrison, Gary Hauer, Troy Johnson, John Kinder, Ken Maniord, David Osborn, Doug Rowe, Ron Sholz, Dennis Stiff, John Turnbull, Tom Van Dyke, John Weller, Wayne Yamamura, John Yoshikawa, Mike Sorber, Ron Spencer, Francis Lindsay, Tom Miller and Mike Ogden. 

Anna Doring had walnuts and C.A. Forman had olives for sale. 

George Baumbach accepted calves, guns, or miscellaneous items in trade for training horses on his property on County Road 63 (Bankhead Road). 

A natural resource conservation course was taught to 6th- to 8th-graders at Ophir School by Principal Gerald Culbertson.

Mr. and Mrs. Walt Johnson were enjoying their new home built by Henry Morillas.

“Found: Pekinese Dog. You may have same if you identify and pay for this ad.”

25 Years Ago November 26, 1987

Loomis Mayor Greg Fellers, along with Lisa Allen and Charlene Dengler, helped prepare for the Thanksgiving dinner at Koinonia Center. Also helping were Troop 12 Boy Scouts Cory Fellers, Dave Coyle, Jared Gagnon, Brandon Ratliff, Ambrose Leburu, Pat Delaney and Scott Gagnon.

Honored as the top players for the Del Oro soccer team were Justin Peterson, Burke White, Chris Buckley and Brad Tooker. Also honored were stat girls Felicia Shiro and Andi Van Stralen.

Nora Hacker expanded her stock on hand at her Nora's Nursery and Garden Center, in Loomis.

Sherrie Doupnik Edgar won a TV set at the always popular Lions Club Crab Feed. The Del Oro Pep Squad did the serving. It was announced at the crab feed that Carol and Frank Adiego had celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. 

Bulbs were stolen from the Christmas tree in front of Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall. The Friends of the Loomis Library organized a fundraiser to replace the bulbs. 

Specials at Poor Boy service station, in Loomis, included cigarettes for $1 per pack.

The Dowd Family Tree Farm offered "choose & cut" Christmas trees. 

The proposed Rocklin Mall was a one-million-square-foot shopping center to be built at Interstate 80 and Sierra College Boulevard. 

10 Years Ago November 28, 2002

Services were held for Joe Y. Uyeda, a Placer High School graduate of 1936 and a WWII veteran of  the U.S. Army's 442nd Infantry. He was a local farmer and a biological technician for the State Department of Agriculture.

Longtime Penryn resident Darlene Tynes passed away. She worked at Sunrise Mall Weinstocks and the Ground Cow Restaurant, in Penryn. 

Services were held for D.A. Wever, 88, a resident of Placer County for 60 years. He was past master of the Masonic Lodge of Penrhyn and worthy patron of the Order of Eastern Star.

Chris Thrall kicked a 47-yard field goal with one second remaining in the game to give the Del Oro football team a 13-12 win over Casa Roble in the Section Playoffs. The only TD for the Eagles was a pass from Aaron Quinn to TJ Dowd with protection from the offensive line that included Matt Wakeford-Evans, Ryan Steffens and Ryan Padilla.

Loomis Lions Club members Russ Kelley, George Makimoto, and Charlie Ross were among the volunteers to complete the "Welcome to Loomis" sign. Among the companies contributing to the project were Homewood Lumber, Inch's Tooling & Machining, CJS Lighting, T-Com Construction, Mantell Masonry, A & A Stepping Stone, Williams-Paddon Architects, Jim Ingram Signs and Hardware Emporium.