LOOKING BACK Zenith 1-2000 was phone number for traffic emergencies

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago

November 16, 1962

At the Loomis Troop 12 Boy Scouts Court of Honor, the following Scouts were honored. Star Scouts were Robert Bonner Jr., Dwight Hauer and Jim Williams Jr; First Class badges  were received by Ken Anderson, Dave Dietrick, Graig Gaughenbaugh, Glen Matsuoka and Craig Takagishi; Second Class badges  were presented to Ed Bonner, Larry Eslick, Randy Hansen, Randy Howard and Glen Osborn.

Fred Werner was busy on his plum ranch 2.5 miles west of Newcastle, where he had spent most of his life.

Mary McClurg, of Loomis, departed for Columbia as a member of the Peace Corps.

The Suzuki brothers planned to convert to mostly plums as the pears die out from pear decline. They own six fruit ranches in the Loomis-Penryn area.

Thirty Rainbow girls from Penrhyn Assembly journeyed to Nevada City for the official visit of the Grand Worthy Advisor, Evelyn Veerkamp.

L.E. "Stan" Parker offered expert watch repair at Stan's Watch Shop, in Loomis.

As the season ended, former Del Oro player Butch Enkoji played his last game for the Sierra College football team.

Zenith 1-2000 was the number to call for a traffic emergency.

Bank of America was mailing Christmas Club checks totaling $32,300 to local residents.

25 Years Ago

November 19, 1987

Thanks to counselor Sherryl Fox, Del Oro began a peer counseling program for students to help their peers. Among those in the program were Suzanne Suzuki, Robert Marshall, Kari Osella and Krissy Zabkar.

If you had 31 flavors of ice cream, how many combinations could you get making 3-scoop cones? Del Oro students Michelle Steinke and Mike Stoddard knew as they created the problems for PRIME Challenge, a math program for grades 1-12.

The Del Oro football team beat Marysville 49-21 to finish the season with an 8-2 record. For the 19th straight time, the JV team won its Sierra Foothill League game. 

To learn how the court system works, a mock trial was held at "Del Oro Municipal Court." On "trial" were Stacy McGihon, Keyan Riley, Matt Walters and Bryan Johnson. 

Chanda Leese, a Loomis School 6th-grader, was the grand prize winner for her substance abuse awareness poster. First place winners in the Loomis School District were Krista Peterson, Chris Pike, T.J. Baggaley and David Shoemaker.

10 Years Ago

November 21, 2002

Boy Scouts of Troop 830 earning the rank of Eagle Scout were Jeff Savage, Brad Savage, Jared Willis, Louis Mariner and Cody Evans. For their projects, Jeff built picket fences at Oak Hill School, while his brother Brad repaired and painted walls and benches at the Placer County SPCA. Jared grew and planted 400 willow trees for nesting habitat for Folsom Lake bass. Louis constructed 150 dove nests in Loomis. Cody built warm-up benches at Five Cities Softball.

The Del Oro Girls Volleyball team beat Sonora in the section playoffs. Among the players helping in the upset win were Lindsey Quail, Sarah Passmore, Robyn Connner and Merilee Mclveen.

Del Oro runners Liz Wagner and Bethany Gardner qualified for the California State Cross Country Meet.

Turkey, gravy and all the trimmings were prepared by Walt Scherer for the Thanksgiving dinner enjoyed by members of the Loomis L.I.F.E. Center. 

Kathleen Turner prepared flower arrangements for the Loomis Friends of the Library Country Christmas Faire.

Mike Plummer, of Loomis, traveled with friends to Montana to hunt and got what he went for, a 31-inch, 4-point mule deer. David, Roy and Peter Ruhkala and their friend Aaron brought home three elk and three deer.