Nov. 8, 2012 LOOKING BACK

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago November 9, 1962

The Loomis Grange, with Ruth Dean presiding, held a memorial service for Andrew K. Rasmussen. He was the acting chaplain at the time of his death. Brother Andrew joined the Grange with his wife in 1941. He was an active member since that time.

The Del Oro football team beat Sutter 26-7 with Steve March, Ron Spencer, Wayne Yamamura, Mike Ogden, Larry Miyamura, Ed Jolivette and Pat White sharing the running game. Jim Garrison was the kicker.

Mrs. Theodore Nace, of Loomis, was elected president of the United Church Women of the Roseville-Loomis Area. She was a former teacher of the American School for Girls in Beirut, Lebanon. Her husband was the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Loomis. Also elected was 2nd vice president Mrs. Roy Sano, of Loomis.  

Residents from age  3-months- to 86-years-old were fed the Type 2 sugar cubes at the Sabin Oral Clinic. The vaccine was used to stamp out polio.

Harry Sands opened the new Sands Foothill Chapel, in Loomis, with 24-hour ambulance and mortuary services.

Eighty enthusiastic dancers enjoyed a folk dance party in the Loomis School Auditorium. Dorothy and George Alexander, along with Ruth and Lorne Johnston, of the Loomis Levi's and Laces organized the event. 

25 Years Ago November 12, 1987

Services were held for Armand Serpa, 72, a Newcastle resident for 65 years. He was a retired bus driver for Mid-Placer.

Loomis native Jean Katherine Stacker passed away at the age of 72. She was the daughter of Louise Swetzer and sister of the late John A. Stacker.

Del Oro Homecoming queen and king were Jill Killinger and Carter Schmeck. The football game saw Del Oro defeat Ponderosa 42-6. Scoring for the Eagles were Brett Tudsbury, Sean Albright, Jason Singleton, Tony Campa, and Chris Buckley. Serving as trainers for the team were Margaret Reeves and Kerry Devinney.

Del Oro senior Andy Leman was one of five students traveling to the Soviet Union seeking an audience with Premie Mikhail Gorbachev. They would invite him to speak on the issue of reducing nuclear arms at Stanford University.

Margo Knudson, of Loomis, won the 1st-place trophy and $25,000 in the World Championship Chili Cookoff. She and her husband, Jim, had been in the food business all their lives. In 1951, they started the Jimboy Tacos chain by serving tacos out of a wagon at Kings Beach.

The Loomis Strikers soccer team beat the Roseville Hornets 3-0. Scoring goals were Jason Glenn and Eli Carroll. Also playing a strong game were Jon Hieserich, Michael Mosier, Rory Clarke and W.G. Fletcher. Coaching the team were John Ireland and Greg Fellers. 


10 Years Ago November 14, 2002

Ann M. Nunes passed away at the age of 84. As a young mother, she packed fruit at the American Fruit Exchange. In the early 1940s, she and her husband, Manuel, operated fruit and livestock ranches and opened their Placer Fruit Bowl Market on Old Hwy 40, in Loomis. 

The Loomis L.I.F.E. Center celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Methodist Church. Soroptimist International of Rocklin-Loomis was instrumental in starting the senior center. Current Soroptimists on hand for the celebration were Ginger Abalkhail, Rhonda Morillas, Marion Glover, Terry Duarte and Frances Scherer.

The 8th Annual Fall Gathering of Cowboy Poetry and Music was another "roaring success" before sellout crowds. Bill Brewster read a poem about his college roommate, Bert Braun, who hosts the event every year along with his wife, Carol. 

Del Oro student Gabriel Bradley exhibited his Supreme Champion Market Hog at the National Jr. Livestock Show. His 264-pound Yorkshire gilt, Bubbles, won over 300 others entrants.