2017: Elves visit Estacada schools
At Campanella's Market, four cans of clam chowder, 10 grapefruits and six loaves of Tastewell bread were each $1.
The Viewpoint invited customers to dine and dance. There would be country and western music by Marlene Francis, and items from the restaurant's lunch and dinner menus would be served through 1 a.m.
Classified advertisements from thirty years ago included straw available for $1.50 per bale, piano lessons "from (an) experienced teacher with a Master of Music degree," and 30 percent off Pat's Fabrics in Estacada.
Kevin Wiese was the newspaper's student of the week. A sixth grader at River Mill Elementary School, he was a member of the student council, manager of the student store and on the honor roll. His favorite teachers were Ms. Rogers and Mrs. Woods "because they have taught me a lot about the world." In his spare time, he enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and riding horses.
Local mortician Elizabeth Fournier had recently published a book recounting a series of blind dates, titled "All Men are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates." Fournier created a list of 10 non-superficial characteristics she was looking for in a partner and enlisted friends to act as matchmakers. "With her 10-point list in hand, she would methodically inquire about her date's religion, his recreational drug use, and whether he was more likely to replace or fix a broken item, all in the hope of gaining deeper insight into his character," The News reported. "None met all of her 10 criteria, and none was granted a second date. ... At the end of her story, Fournier finally breaks the dating roller coaster with 'the one,' Michael Potts, who is also a mortician."
Estacada elementary school students enjoyed visits from holiday elves, who taught lessons about kindness and good cheer. In Hillary Tidd's fourth-grade class at River Mill Elementary School, an elf named Frederick visited with students for the 12 days leading up to winter break. Each morning, Frederick moved to a different spot around the room before students arrived and drew holiday designs like candy canes and igloos on students' desks. During his stay stay, students also participated in 'elfcapades,' in which they completed acts of kindness for others in the school community, such as making cards for their principal, writing notes for the janitor and creating notes or drawings for one another.