LOOKING BACK Bring soap chips and coffee bands

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago March 1, 1963

The Al Moore C-A-Bar Ranch in Loomis hosted the 1st Annual Blue Ribbon Amateur Horse Show for the Auburn Sierra Rangers. 

The Placer Farm Bureau Women were asked to bring their soap chips and MJB Coffee bands to the next meeting.

In charge of preparing chow mein for the Methodist Church's Annual Oriental Food Bazaar were Grace Uyeda, Kazuko Takahashi, Kunio Okuso and Al Nitta. The chicken teriyaki committee was led by Howard Nakae along with Dorothy and Rusty Uratsu. 

Ricky Parks, 10, and Michele Mutoza, 11, celebrated their birthdays.

Preparing for the Penryn PTA Carnival were chairs Norene Aguilar, Meta Nagoaka, Sumi Kozaiku and Millie Taylor.

Savings Corner Market celebrated its 15th Anniversary Sale.

Marian Rankin and Marge McKenzie chaired a Loomis Jr. Women's Club dinner to benefit the Loomis Library.

A dutch auction was held by the Garden Section of the Loomis Women's Club meeting.

Student Body officers at Placer School were Susan Lunsford, Randy Moore, Mary Yamashita, Bob Makimoto, Gail Lott and Dick Catlin.

The World Day of Prayer was observed by the First Congregational Church of Loomis.

25 Years Ago March 3, 1988

Services were held for Frank Yaichi Nakashoji, 79, a fruit farmer and a resident of Loomis for 45 years.

Del Oro's Odyssey of the Mind team qualified for the state finals by supporting 240 pounds on a balsa wood structure. The team members were Eric Tomkins, David Reed, Jamie Brown, Mark Uhler, Steve Murray, Shannon Jones and Robert Bain.

Those needing their sheep sheared could call Sheryl at the Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic.

Hosts Don and Billie Crowley offered great meals at the Swing Inn Restaurant on the corner of Taylor Road and Circle Drive.

Displaying their works at the Roseville Arts Center were Del Oro student artists Dulsi Covington, Trisha Cureo, Robert Bain, Teresa Carlson, Kim Feickert, Felicia Shiro and Martin Sparks, Jr.

Kindergarten Students of the Week at Placer School were Brad Clark and Ronnie Repec.

Loomis dentist Dr. Bruce Daniel was appointed state coordinator by the Ron Paul for President committee.

Jennie Navarro was among the servers at the Soroptimist International of Rocklin-Loomis tostada dinner.

Cliff Davenport, along with Roy and Joe Uyeda, were busy boiling noodles for chow mein in preparation for the Methodist Church's Oriental Food Bazaar. Among those preparing the chow mein were A.B. Cramlet with 6-month old Shebi Leburu cradled on her back.

10 Years Ago March 6, 2003

Services were held for Ferman "Fritz" Kramer, 94, a native of Crab Orchard, Neb. He owned and operated Kramer Oil bulk in Loomis for many years.

A party was planned at the Magic Circle Theater in Roseville to celebrate the life of Armas Sepponen, 92. He and his wife Margaret were instrumental in the renovation of the Roseville Theater. He loved trains and was a Southern Pacific RR conductor from 1929-1974.

Del Oro wrestlers Jordan Polly and Micah Ferguson qualified for the State Wrestling Championships.

Board member Nancy Adkins and Placer Principal Brent Cushenbery dressed up for the Loomis School District's celebration of Dr. Seuss' 99th birthday. Ventriloquist Roger Carroll was a hit as a guest reader. Other guest readers included Sheriff Ed Bonner; Ken Llewellyn, school chef; Billie Sanderson, quilter; Darrell Jones, fire captain; and Kyle Medley, Del Oro basketball player.

Sofia Guerrero and Sarah Kainrath took top honors at the Placer School D.A.R.E.(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation. Top essayists were Zachary Turner and Sidney Johnson.

Courtney West and Cassandra Nixon, dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos, were among the greeters at the Loomis Methodist Church's 49th Annual Oriental Food Bazaar. The event was chaired by George and Janis Henley.

Loomis School Students of the Week K-2 were Kyle Yamada, Elise McDaniel, Tyler Meteer, Colby Smith and Judith Morgan.