1979: Newspaper, theater team up for bingo night
Recent additions to the Estacada Public Library included "Lucinda Brayford" by Martin Boyd, "This Raw Land" by Wayne Short and "Three on a Toothbrush" by Jack Paar.
Estacada teacher Elsie Hale would soon host Valentine's Day parties for each of her kindergarten classes. "Each child is to bring a special Valentine for the name that he drew," The News reported.
The News would buy popcorn for all in attendance during the newspaper's blackout bingo games at the Broadway Theater. Players must be subscribers to the newspaper. "Just bring your own brown bag for the popcorn," said theater owner Bill Davis.
Deli Delite in downtown Estacada would offer a free piece of cake to every customer in honor of their one-year anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Classified advertisements from 30 years ago included positions as a telephone operator at Cascade Utilities, a piano instructor at Estacada Christian School and a house sitter.
The Estacada High School drama club had recently held their third annual camp, open to students in grades four through eight. The third and fourth grade attendees presented "The Mole Skin Princess" and the fifth- through eighth-grade participants presented "The Swinging Princesses."
LB's Restaurant and Lounge, now known as The Country, offered several specials for Valentine's Day, including a $9.95 prime rib dinner, $10.95 for grilled halibut and two steak dinners for $18.
Curves of Estacada was gearing up to host its 11th annual food drive. New members who donated a bag of non-perishable groceries would have their joining fees waived, and items would be donated to local food banks.
The Viewpoint would host an all-you-can-eat pancake special for $4.95 and encouraged readers to join them for "Stack Em Up Sundays."
The Performing Arts Group of Estacada was preparing to stage "Sunday Night," written by Stephen Gregg. In the play, 17-year-old Whit was transported to a land where time works strangely and unusual creatures seem to be out to get her. Directed by Sam Purvis, the cast included Alleah Schwab, Neal Jeppeson, Kae Nestor and Trinity Sampair. "It's light and funny. It's accessible to all ages," said Purvis.