2009: Community members help Grace House during flooding
There was a new music store in town. The R.J. Reinhart Music Store had recently opened at 355 S.W. Broadway St., selling organs, guitars and musical accessories. "They will also offer service on musical instruments, lessons and sheet music," The News reported. "The business community joins in extending a welcome to this new venture in Estacada."
"Coming Home" and "Who'll Stop the Rain" were playing at the Broadway Cinema. The theater also offered weekly bingo that was free to play with the purchase of a movie ticket.
Meanwhile, the Shingle Mill Tavern offered live music every Friday and Saturday and a different menu of lunch specials every weekday.
The News and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office had teamed up to offer a $400 reward for anyone who provided information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a $60,000 theft case. A logging vehicle had been taken from Squaw Mountain Road. "It is likely that someone saw this large piece of equipment as it was moved out of the area on or after Jan. 11," The News reported.
Classified advertisements from 30 years ago included a 10-acre horse farm on Redland Road for sale, antique items sought by the Little Red House in Eagle Creek and a request for a Christian babysitter.
Estacada High School graduates Brett Andre and his mother Janyce Andre had both completed their fourth consecutive college term with a 4.0 grade point average. Brett was majoring in psychology at Marylhurst College, and Janyce was majoring in interdisciplinary studies at Marylhurst. Janyce was also a member of the Estacada School Board.
In honor of their first anniversary, Tangles Salon on Southeast Fourth Avenue offered a coupon for $2 off in a newspaper advertisement.
Lori Keller of Grace House Assisted Living praised the Estacada residents who helped keep the facility and residents safe from flooding on New Year's Day. Tim and Kimberly Reuther, Fern Morley, Mike and Kathy Bennett, Rocky and Veronica Hill and Tamee Davis helped with sandbagging doorways and moving debris, and moving residents to safety. "As a thank-you for this wonderful act of kindness, Grace House will host a steak dinner in their honor," Keller wrote. "We appreciate their efforts."
Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a children's program at Estacada First Baptist Church, a meeting of the Summer Celebration planning committee and a flood aid event at the Mason Building.
Eagle Creek resident Vernon Souders was the featured artist at the latest Wy'east Artisans Guild show. Souders, who creates acrylic paintings and mixed media pieces, draws much of his inspiration from steampunk culture, a genre of films and novels that combines Victorian-era historical elements, science fiction and steam-powered machinery. "I like the idea of a lot of adventure at the time, because the world was not completely known. People made assumptions about how the future would run. Some of it was true, some wasn't," he said.