1987: Estacada resident trains guide dog for the blind
A cartoon in the newspaper called "The Old Timer" offered this bit of wisdom: "You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he's going."
V&V Saddle Shop offered free straw hats with any $25 cash purchase. Hyer boots at 20 percent off their normal price were also available.
The Estacada School Board's $5.5 million budget was defeated 611 to 443 by voters in a recent election. Gary Sarin said he voted no because, "I don't want to pay all those taxes. They waste money on things like trips to the coast." Gerald Curry declined to support the bond because "there's excessive management — too many administrators."
Caren Colley, a 14-year-old resident of Estacada, was training a guide dog puppy as a 4-H project. The dog in question was a 16-month-old golden retriever named Neldon. After he trained with Colley, Neldon would attend the Guide Dogs for the Blind School in San Rafael, Calif. "When I got Neldon I thought it would be really neat to help a blind person," Colley said. Once Neldon completed school, Colley planned to keep in touch with his owner. "They'll translate our letters into braille," she told The News.
Estacada Camp Fire Club members stopped by the Estacada Chamber of Commerce Office to gather information about the city for an upcoming club project. Each club member would correspond with a pen pal from another part of the world and share information about their hometown.
The Estacada Public Library would host a celebration to mark the beginning of the summer reading program. The event, held at Timber Park, would feature a balloon toss, sack races and Nana Banana the Clown.
The Spiral Gallery featured work from IV Anderson, Deirdre Johnson and Michael Berkley. The show, which would hang through the end of June, showcased the roles that texture plays in art. "We're all in touch with the texture aspect of our work," Anderson said. Anderson works with mixed media, and both Johnson and Berkley create pottery. The three were the newest artists at the gallery.