Prior to that, the Springwater Pony Pleasure Driving Club met at Milo McIver park

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1977, Members of the Springwater Pony Pleasure Driving Club spent an afternoon in Milo McIver State Park. Pictured here is club member Dee Blattner.


Those interested in a night of board games only had to stop by the Estacada Grade School Cafeteria for the local Education Association's game night. "Pinochle, Bridge, Yahtze and what have you will be played," The News reported. The games were $1 per person, and proceeds would go toward student scholarships.

In other news at the Estacada Grade School, items on the weekly lunch menu included celery stuffed with peanut butter, macaroni pow wow, chilled grapefruit and purple plums.


Members of the Springwater Pony Pleasure Driving Club gathered for an afternoon of horse-drawn carriages at Milo McIver State Park. Approximately five residents participated.

Estacada Middle School students would soon present the play "H.M.S. Pinafore." The operetta featured Chris Trieh as Captain Corcoran, Lorrie Lankins as Buttercup, Kendall Schaffer as Dick Deadeye, John LaRue as Ralph Racksaw, Tim Crisp as Sir Joseph Porter, Laura Handley as Hebe, Sharon Buckley as the pianist and Denise DeWilde as the Gypsy Woman.


A new salon would soon come to town. Neil Adamson, Barilee Bess and Heather Cox would open Lookin' Good Hair Salon in May.


A local family established a scholarship for journalism students at the University of Portland. Neil Kirk, a 1969 graduate of Estacada High School and a 1992 graduate of UP, his wife Judy, a Nebraska native, and their 4-year-old daughter Grace created the $1,000 scholarship because they "wanted to give something to the community and motivate students to study journalism." Estacada High School graduates who were in their junior or senior year at the university would be given preference for the scholarship.


Marika Dobos, a 2003 graduate of Estacada High School, would soon graduate from Eastern Oregon University and was named to the dean's list for the school's winter term. She planned to continue her studies at Oregon State University and eventually work for the U.S. Forest Service.


Estacada High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter won numerous awards at the organization's state conference. Grace Hamilton and Brittany Allwine took sixth place for graphic design, Melanie Juarez and Michael Gamble took sixth place for management decisions and Emma Stricker took sixth place in accounting. The chapter also won third place for the fastest growing chapter, and Estacada High School Principal Ryan Carpenter won FBLA administrator of the year. The winning streak marked the end of the organization's first year at Estacada High School, and participants were excited about the future of the group.

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