1977: Estacada High School students sell house for $50,000
John W. Geil, a graduate of Estacada High School attending the University of Oregon, was one of the students selected to be the editor of "Next," the university's student literary and artistic publication.
The weekly special at the Trails Cafe and Lounge was a burger basket that included "french fries and trimmings," and coffee or soda. The meal cost 49 cents.
Building trades students at Estacada High School constructed a house that would be sold to a local real estate company for $50,000. The company would donate its six percent commission to a scholarship fund for the students, and other profits would be used for tool replacements and other expenses for the high school's construction courses.
Annette Reisbick and Donna Fullerton wrote a letter to the editor encouraging anyone interested to attend a meeting they were hosting about forming a work experience center in Estacada. "If you have ever wondered what your child will do once he/she graduates from high school, and would like to assure your son/daughter's future employment, you are welcome to attend a meeting May 8, 1987 at 1 p.m., held at the Hearts Raised for the Homeless Center," the letter read. "We look forward to meeting you."
The Viewpoint Restaurant advertised a Mother's Day prime rib special dinner for two, which cost $19.95. The evening would also feature dancing to the Jimmy Patton Band, who were "the best in country music."
Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Presbyterian Church USA, Springwater Presbyterian Church would get a new roof. "The church is being roofed with Architect 80, a reinforced composite shingle that's expected to last twice as long as standard tar shingles."
Jessica Parries of Eagle Creek earned a spot on the Eastern Oregon University Dean's List for the winter 2007 term. To qualify for the list, students must have achieved and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while enrolled in a minimum of 12 units.
In other news, 2005 Estacada High School graduate Annie M. Schuler completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Members of Estacada's Ford Leadership Cohort were hard at work on their mini float for the Grand Floral Parade in the Portland Rose Festival. The design, created by Brenda Scott and Kerrie Hubbard, focused on the city's art and recreation opportunities. Using a golf cart as its base, the float featured the "Estacada" logo, a camping tent, a campfire, the Clackamas River, trees, fish and flowers. During the parade, a backpacker, fisherman and kayaker walked behind the float.
"It's a fabulous way to represent Estacada," said Gloria Polzin, a member of the Ford Leadership Cohort.