1979: American Legion post celebrates 60th anniversary
Showings at The Broadway Theatre included "The Boston Strangler" and "The Murder Game."
The Dodge Church had received several visitors, including Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mattson, Mr. and Mrs. David Marks and their children. "Mr. Mattson substituted as a teacher of the adult class, and gave the sermon for Rev. Marckx, who was ill." Additionally, "The adult Sunday school class was obviously pleased when they entered their classroom to find it freshly painted in cheery spring colors. Mrs. H. J. Westerberg and Mrs. Calvin Kishpaugh did the work on Monday and Tuesday."
The Estacada American Legion Carl Douglas Post had recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. More than 40 members of the group attended the event and enjoyed connecting with old friends. "A delicious dinner was served by Winnie Hughes. The post was delighted to see Hap Dooley and Myrtle, as they have been indisposed and unable to drive. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd La Barre brought them out. It was so nice to have Fred and Evelyin Marshall come also," The News reported.
Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a spaghetti dinner at the Odd Fellows Hall, a potluck at the Eagle Grange and an 80th birthday celebration for Tony Buhlinger.
Longtime Estacada resident Florence Hayden celebrated her 90th birthday on March 27 with a gathering at Grace House. Hayden grew up in the Springwater area and moved to Three Lynx with her husband to raise her children. She provided childcare to many families in the area. On her 90th birthday, she had 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and and two great great-grandchildren.
The Estacada Easter Parade was hosted by the Estacada Rural Fire District and Timber Lake Job Corps. Characters on the parade's floats included the Easter Bunny and Smokey the Bear. After the parade, there was an egg hunt at River Mill Elementary School.
During an Estacada City Council meeting, Mayor Sean Drinkwine read a proclamation declaring April 2018 to be Grange Month. The proclamation cited the Grange's role in the development of rural America through the establishment of free rural mail delivery, expansion of electricity to rural areas, as well as their role in the creation of the cooperative extension service and land grant colleges. "The Grange provides leadership, motivation, and education to bring together rural and urban families and offer them opportunities for personal growth and individual expression (and) emphasizes civic responsibility and the involvement of people in the legislative process," the proclamation read.
Estacada area granges include the Springwater Grange, Eagle Creek Grange, Harding Grange and Garfield Grange.