Several decades prior, a young girl was determined to unite a lost turtle with its owner

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1998, Stephanie Morse, 6, found a lost turtle and created this flyer in hopes of reuniting it with its owner.


Nancy Courtain, a princess on Estacada's Water Festival Court, wrote to the newspaper to share her gratitude for all those who had assisted her. "My greatest thanks goes to my sponsors: the Estacada Firemen and Firettes and the Eagle Creek Grange," she wrote. "I would also like to thank our chaperones Mr. and Mrs. Dick Sponhauer. They were great to help us girls as well as to the Water Festival. Thanks also go to Queen Gay and Princess Bev. I think we had lots of fun and became fast friends."


Several students from the Estacada and Eagle Creek areas earned a spot on Oregon State University's honor roll for spring term. The scholars were Steve Hagel, a sophomore pre-engineering major; Benjamin Fisher, a junior liberal arts major; and Brian Russell, a graduate student in the sciences. Meanwhile, at Oregon Institute of Technology, Lisa Fuller of Estacada, had earned a place on the Presidents List.


A young Eagle Creek resident found a turtle she was determined to reunite with its owner. Stephanie Morse, 6, discovered the turtle on Jacknife Road and created flyers with a drawing of the creature and asked her grandmother, Karen Shuler, to hang the flyers while working at the Estacada Liquor Store. In the interim, Stephanie was caring for the turtle, learning what it liked to eat, giving it water to drink and playing with it. "I can tell it misses its master so I'm going to be sure it doesn't go to a stranger," Stephanie said.


Scenes and Beans, a coffee shop

on Broadway Street, encouraged resi-

dents to stop by and "watch a movie, play a game, relax and cool down with a delicious smoothie." The advertisement also noted they were "Estacada's neighborhood living room."


City officials decided against moving the logger statue from City Hall to Timber Park after the idea garnered a significant amount of opposition. "The consensus is that everyone likes him right where he is. He's a symbol of what our town was, and our history," said Kimberly Binder, who created a petition to keep the statue at City Hall.

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