1969: Estacada High School student named Homemaker of Tomorrow
Estacada High School student Marilyn McGraw was named the 1969 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow. McGraw received the award based on her score on a test about homemaking given to girls in the school's senior class. "Marilyn's achievement has made her eligible for state and national scholarships. She has also been awarded a specially designed silver charm from General Mills, sponsor of the Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of tomorrow," The News reported. McGraw was also a member of the Estacada High School student council and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Hycada.
Clackamas Community College was gearing up to host its fourth annual wrist wrestling tournament. The event would be divided into weight categories for both men and women, and there would be trophies awarded to the champion of each group. Wrist wrestling is a type of arm wrestling where opponents interlock thumbs rather than gripping hands. President's Day specials at the Estacada Food Warehouse included four pounds of oranges for 89 cents, three 10-ounce packages of Kraft mini marshmallows for $1 and a 7-ounce package of Western Family biscuits for 14 cents.
Good water conditions were mentioned in the Clackamas River fish report. Winter steelhead anglers had reported many successful outings. Bank anglers had found success near Carver, and boat anglers had reported success from Eagle Creek to Carver.
Estacada High School sophomore Jayme Dodrill was featured in the newspaper's "Focus on Sports" section. She was a member of the high school's soccer, cross country, track and basketball teams. One of her role models was professional soccer player Mia Hamm. "I want to be able to play soccer like her," said Dodrill, who was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and planned to study sports medicine in college.
Items from the newspaper's community calendar a decade ago included the Eagle Creek Grange's sweetheart dinner, programs for children at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church and Estacada First Baptist Church and little league signups at Clackamas River Elementary School.
Debra Bufton was recently named the director of the Estacada Area Food Bank. Bufton sees a lot of value in having a food bank and additional food resources located in Estacada.
"One challenge of rural living is how far you are from other places. I see how many people come here and don't have transportation, so its nice to have resources right here in this community," she said.
Bufton has a background in community development and public health and was eager to delve into additional community service activities, something she's done in the United States and while abroad. She and her family spent three years in Vietnam, where she taught middle school humanities, and two years in the United Arab Emirates, where she was a school's service learning coordinator.