1997: Bakery employees celebrate birthdays
The Estacada Branch of the First State Bank of Oregon, Valberg Lumber Yards, Hi Way Cafe, Mobil Service Station, Clayville Funeral Chapel, Estacada Oil Co, Rambo-Hayden Ford and Erickson-Fowler Tire Service all congratulated the members of Horner's Market on their newly remodeled and expanded store in newspaper ads. "Forward with Estacada!" the Valberg Lumber advertisement read. "The grand opening of the newly remodeled Horner's Market is another step forward in the growth of our community. Let's all work together for Estacada's continued progress." Leaders at Clayville Funeral Chapel said they "sincerely add (their) congratulations to Dave and Anita Horner and (their) home community of Estacada."
A real estate listing in the newspaper boasted a "very special ranch style home on a large lot overlooking Estacada" for $54,500. According to the listing, "fussy home hunters" would love the home's "clever, comfortable, contemporary features."
A headline warned that "communities must prepare to deal with AIDS crisis." An AIDS education forum, featuring speakers Carol Hills, a nurse with the Clackamas County Health Department, and Claudia Webster, an AIDS education coordinator with the state of Oregon, discussed screening opportunities and risk factors for the disease, as well as its prevalence in Clackamas County. "By 1989, Clackamas County is expected to have 650 reported cases of AIDS and 3,250 to 6,500 residents who test positively to the disease," Hills said. "Many of these people will not know they carry the AIDS virus." The county began testing for AIDS two years prior.
Harmony Barkery employees Katy and Josh Smith would both turn 25 within one day of each other, with Josh's birthday on March 12 and Katy's on March 13. The couple had been married for three years.
A new store in town focused on Estacada's furriest and fluffiest residents. Christine Kuhlman, owner of Teacher's Pet, brought more than 25 years of experience training dogs to the store and planned to offer a wide variety of services with business partner Beckie Trump, including a library of pet essential books and a series of pet clinics, focusing on everything from good manners to vaccinations.
Austin McRae, an 8-year-old Estacada resident, was
collecting items to create care packages for the homeless. "I have cystic fibrosis and people have helped me my whole life, and now I want to help the homeless," he said. McRae, along with his parents and siblings, drive around Estacada and the Portland area to deliver care packages to any homeless people they see.