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What's inside: Council approves welcome sign, Foundation offers memorial bricks

Fairy Doors arrive in Estacada

Trading posts for painted rocks, also known as fairy doors, will soon be located outside of the Rag Refinery, 406 S.W. Second Ave., and Lew's Drive-In, 262 Broadway St. The large decorated stones have smaller painted rocks located around them, and people are encouraged to leave a painted rock and take another one.

Council approves welcome sign

During a meeting on Monday, March 9, the Estacada City Council approved the design for the city's new gateway welcome sign. The design, created by Malaya Signs, will say "Welcome to Estacada" and "Est. 1905." The base consists of rock, and the sign will look like wood but be made of a non-wood material. The sign will welcome visitors and residents as they enter Estacada heading south on Highway 224 and will be large enough to be legible to vehicles traveling at 40 miles per hour. The sign will likely be completed and installed prior to this summer.

Foundation offers memorial bricks

The Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation is taking orders through Monday, April 30, for new bricks on the Veterans Wall of Honor and the new wall for first responders at the Veterans Memorial.

The memorial bricks are for any past or present Estacada area veteran or first responder.

Forms for the bricks are available at the Estacada Chamber of Commerce, 475 S.E. Main St., the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St., and Estacada True Value, 310 S.E. Main St.

The price for a brick is $60.

OSU Extension proposes building in Clackamas County

Earlier this month, Clackamas County Commissioners approved plans for a new OSU Extension Education Center in Oregon City. If the building successfully moves through Oregon City's planning process, it is expected to be completed in 2020. The facility, which will be located at the corner of Warner Milne Road and Beavercreek Road, will include approximately 22,000 square feet of offices and public areas, an expanded Master Gardener Clinic, a demonstration and teaching kitchen and a conference space seating up to 150 people. There will also be an outdoor teaching greenhouse, demonstration gardens and environmental study areas.

"We want to showcase our wood products industry with the best in today's technologies," said Mike Bondi, Clackamas Extension Regional Administrator, discussing the proposed materials for the building. "

Local scouts honored for high achievement

Wyatt T. Reuther of Estacada recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout through the Thunderbird District of the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council.

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