1977: California native praises Estacada
City leaders announced that the curfew ordinance would be strictly enforced. Per the ordinance, minors could not be in public spaces at certain times unless they were accompanied by an adult. "This decision was reached as a result of recent actions by a few of the young people in the area," The News reported. In the preceding few weeks, there had been one burglary, two car thefts, one breaking and entering incident, destruction of property and two incidents of vandalism to businesses. "Due to this rash of vandalism and malicious mischief in the area during recent days and the growing list of citizen complaints regarding the noise in the evenings, city officials feel no other alternative is left to enforcement of the ordinance at this time," The News wrote.
Portland resident Fannie Hawn wrote a letter to the editor after her first visit to Estacada. "Purchased your very attractive, fine newspaper on a stand," she wrote. "It brought back such memories! I grew up in a small town in (Northern) California. The beautiful spirit of loyalty and pride in a small community is so wholesome."
The City Council unanimously proclaimed Sept. 10 as May Kellendonk Day. On that same day, Kellendonk would celebrate her 100th birthday and would be honored by her family and the city. "The City Council has authorized expenditures not to exceed $50 for flowers, a birthday card and a special cake to honor the centurion," The News reported. "A proclamation was signed by Mayor Tom Nelson. Councilor Randy Tjaden moved for approval and John Bess seconded the motion."
Longtime Estacada residents David and Anita Horner would celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22. The couple graduated from Estacada High School. They opened Horner's Market in the building that later housed Prokop's TV Sales & Service. They would eventually open the Quick Mart on Eagle Creek Highway and the Thriftway in Welches. The couple had relocated to Arizona and noted that although they enjoyed the warm weather, they missed all of their friends in Estacada.
The Estacada Public Library teen advisory board hosted an all day concert at the Estacada Auditorium. The event would begin at noon and end at 11 p.m.
The Springwater Grange awarded $1,000 scholarships to local students Sara Akins, Mary Kirby, Nikki Maher and Joshua Theander. Akins was studying fisheries and wildlife at Mt. Hood Community College, Maher was studying wildlife biology at the University of Hawaii, Kirby was studying nursing at Clackamas Community College and Theander was studying business at Oregon State University.
Orchid Health celebrated the grand opening of its Wade Creek Clinic with free food, music and an opportunity to meet clinic leaders and providers. Orchid Health offers full primary care, as well as same day urgent care appointments. "We're looking forward to getting our doors open and getting the care to where it's needed," said Oliver Alexander said, clinic co-founder.