1987: Three-year-old honored for participating in parade
Showings at the Broadway Theatre included "The Wrong Box," "Never Too Late," "The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin" and "Beaver Valley." "The Wrong Box" was described as "the right movie and an irresistibly delicious delight!" The film starred John Mills and Ralph Richardson.
The newspaper advised readers on how to avoid damage to their clothing from moths. "You don't have to be secret agent 007 to know the villain in your house is Mr. Moth," the story read. "He's the unwelcome guest who will eat you out of closet and clothes." To keep the moths from lingering, the newspaper suggested making "like James Bond. Hop into your car and dash to the nearest drugstore or supermarket for the secret formula." In this case, the secret was para crystals.
Community events from 40 years ago included a meeting of the Timber Festival Committee; Oak Tree storytelling, during which "Marilyn Grey will share some tales and stories in the shade of a large oak tree behind the high school;" a Loaves & Fishes field trip to the Portland Airport via TriMet bus and the Cascade Utilities Accounting and Computer Data building open house. "The community is invited to tour the new facility," the calendar entry read.
There were many winners in the Timber Festival Parade. Pat Dorres won first place for horses, three-year-old Jonathan Mathison won first place in the youngest rider category, Don Walters and Tamie Fernstedt won first place for western dress and the Northwest Vintage Thunderbird Association took first place in the old cars category.
The Estacada Public Library was hosting a dragon drawing contest for children. "It's fun! It's creative! Let your imagination go wild!" an advertisement for the event read.
At the Estacada Food Forum, green cabbage was 25 cents a pound, boneless beef short ribs were $2.99 a pound and gatorade was 98 cents per bottle.
Estacada Relay for Life Teams raised $28,000 for cancer research. The annual event, which involves a member from each team walking at all times for 12 hours, drew 300 participants. Funds raised would support the American Cancer Society.
Kevin Moody of the Sandy Police Department was hired as the city's code enforcement officer. Moody would divide his time between Sandy and Estacada. He compared a city's code enforcement officer to the position of a health inspector. "If things aren't nice and tidy, that can attract rats, which can bring in disease," he said.