The Estacada Study Club was planning its first meeting of the school year, which would be held at Helen Dunlop's house in September. Members were encouraged to come prepared to discuss interesting moments from their summer vacation.
Items on the Estacada Grade School lunch menu for the upcoming week included spaghetti, hot dogs, mashed potatoes and tuna and noodles.
A record number of students from Clackamas County were expected to enroll in the 4-H program. "4-H offers versatility, new experiences, learning of new skills, leadership opportunities and fun," The News reported.
The 54th annual Springwater Fair was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Springwater Grange Hall. The day would include a horse show; games; exhibits of canning, sewing and photography; as well as "a delicious lunch."
Anthony Greenwade won a bicycle in the Sentry Store Kid's Day drawing. "Anthony won the bicycle the day before his seventh birthday, an appropriate time for such a gift. Other children entering the Kid's Day coloring contest won free tickets to Wildlife Safari and/or cash," The News reported.
State archaeologists gave a tour of the Fish Creek archeological sites located at Fish Creek campground in the Mt. Hood National Forest. An archaeological dig at the site the year before yielded several Native American stone tools.
Classes at the Estacada Community School included driver education, a softball pitching clinic, computer keyboarding and a course that taught children how to be home alone.
The Estacada Public Library was preparing to celebrate its one year anniversary at its location with a party called "All Booked Up."
Don and Bettie Barbee wrote a letter to the editor to thank Harmony Bakery. "Once again Estacada has a hero," the letter read. "We needed a special treat for a 100 year old birthday present for Bill Shearer and Harmony Bakery came up with a chocolate chip cookie in the shape of 200. What a treat."
Oregon Symphony Percussion Quartet was coming to Estacada and would perform for students at the middle school during the day and the community during the evening. Niel DePonte, a member of the quartet, was eager to introduce students and the community to the range of percussion instruments that the group plays. "Almost anything can be a percussion instrument," he said. "It just depends on your intent when you approach it. We are the discoverers of sound possibilities."