Melinda Walter wrote to the paper to thank those who had voted for her during a recent contest at Rynning's Drug Store. Walter won the contest's grand prize, which was a bicycle.
The Garfield Grange's home economics club would soon meet at the home of Mrs. Julian Olson. "We hope the weather is fairly nice so there will be a good crowd," club members wrote.
Park's Distributing's grocery store was set to open within 30 days. "Mike Park says at least 100 people have asked him why he's out in the rainy, cold December weather working on his grocery store," The News reported. "The answer is simply that he enjoys the work."
Both the Cazadero Inn and the Safari Club advertised their upcoming New Year's events. The Cazadero Inn would feature complimentary champagne for those who ordered dinner specials and "our own disc jockey playing the best tunes to cheer in the New Year." The Safari Club wrote that they were "throwing the year's best party to celebrate the New Year." Their event would feature dinner specials, party favors and live music from the Ghost Riders band.
The News published letters to Santa written by local elementary schoolers. "For Christmas I would like peace, to stop war, and for people to be better
friends," wrote Brittney. Tiffany wanted to do something for Santa. "For Christmas, can I please give you something because you have been giving me
stuff and now it is time to get you something," she wrote.
In a Letter to the Editor, James Dyart suggested that troublemakers be put in their own classes at school. "I've never seen a town more ripe with juvenile delinquency per capita than ours, and much of it happens during school hours in our children's classrooms," he wrote. "This makes it very, very hard for our children's teachers to do their jobs, as they have to stop the class to deal with the latest attention seeking child disruption every five minutes, as well as making it very stressful on our children, and very hard for them to learn."
Estacada resident Nancy Tedrow's seven layer cookies won third place in the Estacada News, Gresham Outlook and Sandy Post's annual holiday cookie contest. "I like to do contests," Tedrow said. "I've done cooking contests but never placed before, so this is really exciting." When discussing the cookies, Estacada News Publisher and Executive Editor Steve Brown said, "When God created flavor, he put butterscotch, chocolate and coconut at the top of the list. Nancy combined all three in near perfect combination."