1979: The 'Cheap Detective' advertises in the classifieds
Clackamas Community College's Practical Nursing program had recently received full accreditation from the Oregon State Board of Nursing after the success of its first class on the state licencing test. Among the students who passed the test were Estacada residents Maxine Trainer and Wanita Curd.
With 15 wins and no losses, Alford Logging stood undefeated in the Estacada Independent Basketball League. Horner's Market boasted 10 wins and six losses, Carol's Shell had six wins and eight losses, Mobil Service had four wins and 11 losses and the Forest Service had two wins and 12 losses.
In the "Personals" section of the classified advertisements, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burkhardt wished to thank "the Viola Community Church and the Estacada churches for the many prayers, flowers and cards and also our many friends and relatives for all their kindnesses when Jack was in the hospital."
Meanwhile, "the Cheap Detective" took out a classified advertisement to spread the word on his services. "Fraud, arson, larceny, murder, smuggling, adultery and shoplifting. Find out what your friends are really up to," the ad read.
Estacada High School students connected with a variety of professionals during the school's career day. Forty professionals "from all walks of life" met with the youths. "Students learned a lot," Estacada High School student representative Sonja Bagley told the school board after the meeting.
There were a variety of events happening Around Town, including the Camp Fire annual candy and nuts sale, a spaghetti dinner benefiting the Estacada Senior Community Center and a meeting of Dads Against Drugs.
Estacada Pet and Grooming had moved to Broadway Street and was under new ownership. Susan Akins took over ownership of the store last month and was running the pet store element of the business, and Kelley Klang continued to groom the furry and feathered friends who stopped by the store. "This is something I've wanted to do since I was five years old," Akins said. "We have a lot more room at this location. It's bigger, brighter and roomier. We have lizards, tortoises, frogs, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, fish and other animals. We'll soon be getting sugar gliders."
Earlene Marsh was the featured artist at the Spiral Gallery. Marsh, who specializes in watercolors, taught theater at Molalla High School for many years. She had been painting since college, and one of her favorite pieces featured a house along Redland Road.
Estacada High School students were preparing to debut the one-act plays they were directing. Kourtney Sandidge directed "Zeus, What Did You DO?!," Megan Flohr directed "The Twilight Zone: In the Nick of Time," Megan Tuthill directed "Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair," Brenna Pierce directed "!Artistic Inspiration" and Kamie Tenbush directed "Check, Please, Take Two." The student cast members appreciated the different stories that were told during the event. "There's a lot of diversity. There's comedy, romance and drama," said Eric Sohnrey.