Several decades prior, Estacada resident Charlie Thomas wascelebrating his 100th birthday

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1988, Estacada resident Charlie Thomas celebrated his 100th birthday.


The Ridge Riders 4-H Club took home several awards from the Clackamas County Fair. Pam Porter and her horse Simba received a blue ribbon in showmanship and a white ribbon in trail horse and horsemanship; Karen Hansen, along with her horses Tawnee and Patches, received a red ribbon in group training, owner trained, showmanship and trail horse, and a white ribbon in horsemanship; Rob Hansen and his horse Jo received a red ribbon in showmanship and trail horse and a blue ribbon in horsemanship; Cheryl Porter, along with her horses Terima and Pozeyet, received a blue ribbon in group training and showmanship, a red ribbon in horsemanship and a white ribbon in trail horse; and Teresa Porter and her horse Shajana received a red ribbon in owner training, a blue ribbon in showmanship and a white ribbon in trail horse and horsemanship. "All of us enjoyed the fair very much," Teresa Porter said.


An Elvis impersonator known just by his first name would soon take the stage at the Broadway Cinema. "Aaron, more than any other singer, has recreated the sound of the king," an advertisement read. "Even the critics are impressed." Prior to his stop in Estacada, he had performed at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas.


Estacada resident Charlie Thomas celebrated his 100th birthday. Along with a long life, his claim to fame was recycling glass and paper since 1902. The News estimated that he had been recycling longer than anyone else in the Pacific Northwest. His interest in the environmentally friendly process began as an attempt to earn extra money when he sold the items to local junkyards. Thomas told the newspaper his key to longevity was to "Leave liquor and suicide sticks (cigarettes) alone."


Jenny Payne was associate of the week at the Estacada Thriftway. Payne, a checker, had worked at the store for four months. "I really enjoy working here," she said. "Everyone has been so nice. I have lived in Estacada for seven years and it is a great place to live." Payne and her husband, John, were also active with the local girl and boy scout troops since their son and daughter participated in the organizations.

Listings in the newspaper's "Exceptional Eateries" section included the Eagle Creek Inn, LB's Restaurant, the Cazadero Inn, Harmony Bakery, Taco Time and Subway.


Items from the Around Town calendar a decade ago included a free car oil change for single mothers at Estacada First Baptist Church, a gala fundraiser for the Estacada Public Library featuring live music from Gentle Rain and a silent auction, and a spaghetti feed fundraiser for double lung transplant survivor Johni Keller.


Filming for an episode of "The Librarians" was underway at Milo McIver State Park. Cast and crew for the TNT's Electric Entertainment series filmed "The Librarians and the Trial of the One," the penultimate installment of the show's fourth season. It was scheduled to air in early 2018. The team was drawn to Milo McIver State Park because of the variety of aesthetics available. "It's a beautiful park," said Bobby Warberg, location manager for the television show. "It has lots of different looks. There are rivers, forests and parking lots."

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