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Twenty years later, Estacada high School was staging a female version of 'The Odd Couple'

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1997, Estacada High School students were preparing to stage a female version of The Odd Couple.


A rummage and baked goods sale would soon be held at the Schumaker Building on Broadway Street to benefit Paul Baker and his family. "Mr. Baker, who was badly burned in an accident last January, is now at home but still in a cast," The News reported.

Recent arrivals at the Estacada library included "The Night Before Christmas" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."


"Are you hungry? Really hungry?" an advertisement asked readers of The News. "Then make tracks to the Safari Club every Sunday for the Hunter's Buffet Breakfast." The meal was an all-you-can-eat affair for $2.95, and included sauteed chicken liver with mushrooms, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, french toast, fresh fruit and pastries.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Growchowsky of Estacada announced the engagement of their daughter Carolyn Beth to Steven Cummins of Sandy. Carolyn graduated from Estacada High School and was employed at Cafall Construction Company. Steven graduated from Estacada High School in 1974 and was employed at Crown Zellerbach. A wedding date of June 3, 1978 had been set.


A reader wrote into the newspaper in hopes of finding "a special loving home" for a "handsome" cat. Other classified advertisements included beef for sale at $1 per pound and an offer to lose 20-40 pounds by Christmas.


Estacada High School students would soon present an female version of "The Odd Couple." The plot revolved around a recently separated woman who moves in with her best friend. Like in the original version of the story, one was a "neatness fanatic" and the other was "a dedicated slob." The cast said the play was a "fresh, funny and updated" take on the Neil Simon play.


Construction on a handicap rail at the Estacada Auditorium had recently been completed. "Patrons needing handicap accessibility to the auditorium will no longer have to scale the stairs or enter the back of the Junior High building about two-thirds of the length of the building away from the auditorium to access a ramp and elevator to get there," The News reported.

Heidi Schultz of Pasha Boutique wrote a letter to the editor thanking those who had been involved with the annual Creepy Crawl, where children could trick-or-treat at local businesses. "What a wonderful community we live in," she wrote. "We are so lucky.


Painter Lee Lauritzen would be the featured artist at the Estacada Winter Artisan Show. His work depicts everything from the forest and its wildlife to mountains and rivers. As of last year, he had completed more than 85 commissioned paintings and 29 murals, including the city of Sandy's Centennial Mural and the city of Molalla's Watermark Mural.

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