1977: Publisher criticizes district for not shopping local
Horner's Market was celebrating 15 years in Estacada with an event that would feature a wheel of fortune, pony rides, balloons and "cigars for male shoppers."
Shows at the Broadway Theatre included "Nashville Rebel" and "The Young Warrior." "Nashville Rebel" starred Tex Ritter, Sonny James and Faron Young, and "The Young Warrior" starred James Drury and Steve Carlson.
News publisher Ray Horn was critical of Estacada School District officials for not shopping local after discovering they had purchased cameras and other photography equipment in Portland without consulting a local store that carried the same equipment. "While we're not certain how much the district spent on the name brand cameras it purchased, we do know that the local drug store can order a vast array of photo equipment and only marks up the merchandise 10 percent above the wholesale or discount price," Horn wrote. "We suspect that in this instance at least the district could have saved money by shopping at home."
Bill Morrow, a member of the Portland Wheelblazers basketball team, completed the Best Dam Run in 37 minutes, finishing the 7.5 mile race three minutes ahead of the top runners. "(Morrow) often visits and talks with Estacada school children, urging them to make the extra effort to excel no matter what their handicaps may be," The News reported.
The Pioneer Club was gearing up for another year at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. Children up to ages 13 were encouraged to join the club. "Teachings are biblical and cover all aspects of life," The News reported. "Sports, cooking crafts, Bible study, individual and group activities and much more are all part of the curriculum."
Estacada High School band and choir students were fundraising for the new school year. They planned to hold a carwash that would also feature Krispy Kreme donuts for sale.
Items from Around Town 10 years ago included the Estacada Growers Market, a meeting of the Estacada Toastmasters and a "Mommy and Me" event at Scenes N' Beans, where parents could enjoy a cup of coffee while their children watched a movie.
Through the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Program, spoken word artist Jason Graham would soon lead a conversation about the relationship between creativity and vulnerability at the Estacada Library. Graham noted that he often finds the most vulnerable moments during a performance. "I can craft the words from the safety of my own home, but there's no hiding on stage," he said. "I have to trust that I can be myself in a room full of strangers."