LOOKING BACK: DO band plays at US capital

By: Compiled from our archives by Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago April 19, 1963

Services were held for Charles A. Elbrader, 76, of Penryn. He was a retired fruit farmer.

Bill Domen, like many other fruit ranchers, had severe hail damage. He felt like he would be able to thin the damaged fruit and have some left for market. Incidentally, Bill was quite a bowler. He came within three pins of a perfect 300 game. He had 11 successive strikes before getting seven pins on his last ball. 

Del Oro senior Michael Furnoy entertained the ladies of the Women's Club with four piano selections. During a progressive luncheon, dessert was served at the Flying circle "M" ranch owned by Mr. and Mrs. George Meredith.

Loomis telephone numbers would soon change. for example, OL2-1234 would be 652-1234. 

The I-yus-kin-ta-wa-si Campfire Girls were excited to greet a visitor. It was Mr. Robby Bluebelly, a very distinguished bluebellied lizard, brought by Catherine Guidera.

Penrhyn Assembly No. 211 Order of Rainbow for Girls attended the State Grand Assembly. Participating in Grand Choir were Jackie Yokote, Donna Denton, Kathie Nute, Charlynn Ramsey, Carolyn Breckenridge, Nicki Hansen, Lois Thom and Linda Wood. 

Denny Daly planned to raise Arabian horses on 10 acres purchased from Aster Kondo. The site was just east of the Val-Verdi ranch.

25 Years Ago April 21, 1988

Willa Comstock, president of Soroptimist International of Rocklin-Loomis, presented Loomis artist Tommie Moller with the group's 1988 Woman of Distinction Award. Tommie shared and taught art with emphasis on Native Americans.

Juniors Kim Nemenic and Aaron Ciszek were selected to represent Del Oro in the Girls' and Boys' State, a program designed to show how government works. 

Penryn School teacher Tom Campbell was promoted to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserve, the second highest enlisted rank.

The Del Oro Golden Eagle marching band presented a concert on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as part of their trip to Washington, D.C.

Loomis Cub Scouts Patrick Herrmann and Galen Gentry helped prepare for a pancake breakfast sponsored by Packs 12 and 15. 

The Loomis School District reaffirmed a middle school would be built on property owned by the Uratsu family along King Road. The school name was narrowed down to Sugar Loaf, Loomis Oaks, Oak Hill, and H. Clarke Powers.

Loomis Community Nursery School students displayed their art work in the Loomis Library. Among the young artists were Jodi Donat, Lindsey Tooker, Michelle Brown, Kara Schreopfer, Kristen Heitman, Erin Miller, Aaron Righos, Charles Douglass Southwick, Jim and Tony Black, and Katie and Ian Nitta.

Former Blue Anchor manager Dave Parker assumed his new duties as assistant manager of the California Tree Fruit Agreement.

10 Years Ago April 24, 2003

Soroptimist International of Rocklin-Loomis recognized area women for their contributions to the community. Jan Clark, of Indian Creek Country Club, received the Women of Distinction Award, serving as an ideal role model for other women. Del Oro senior Monica Rosas was awarded the Youth Citizenship Award for contributing outside of school. Also recognized were Loomis School teacher Jan Brown for her Bag Buddies project and Mildred Naylor for her continued volunteerism in the community.

As Loomis looked forward to the Celebrity Chef's Dinner in June, recipes were featured in the Loomis News. Rhonda Nelthorpe Morillas' "Tamale Pie" originated with her husband's great grandmother. Rhonda worked in the family appliance business. She was a member of the Loomis Town Council and charter member of the Soroptimist International of Rocklin-Loomis.

Kindergarten Students of the Week were Amy Lagerquist and Emily Knisley at Placer School and Tyler White and Jillian Sizemore at Loomis School. 

Among the children enjoying the Community Easter Egg Hunt in Loomis were Karli Lutton, Kale Jibson, Emily Southwell and Victoria Vincent. The event was co-sponsored by the Loomis Assembly of God Church and the Town of Loomis. 

The Del Oro Tennis Team upset perennial power Placer High. Among the players giving their all were Matt Yepez, Aaron Altman, Angie Klein, Turham Sonmez, Nicholas Pettas, Michael Silva, Cole Doupnik and Casey Warner.

Adults and children were encouraged to have more connected lives during National TV-Turn Off Week.