2018: Volunteers give the food bank an overdue face lift
1969 — The American Legion Auxiliary was preparing to host a rummage sale. "There will be many articles in the sale that are new and usable," The News reported. "Mrs. Frank Marshall is chairman and the unit will be very happy to accept any usable materials."
1979 — Terry Selby was typically a teacher in Scio, Ore., but during the Estacada Timber Festival he took on the role of a clown. Part of his routine took place from the top of a 100-foot-tall pole, and his act included appearing to fall from it. "As the crowd gasps, a wire pulls taught and Terry descends to the ground on a cable," The News recounted.
1989 — Activities for local youths listed in the newspaper's community calendar included a theater workshop at the Estacada Community School and storytime at the Estacada Public Library.
1989 — Classified advertisements included a call for blueberry pickers, bulls for rent and a dog that had been found.
1999 — Book suggestions from the Estacada Public Library included "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw, "Saving Grace" by Patricia Gaffney and "The Emperor's General" by James Webb.
2009 — Philip Foster Farm was hosting one-day summer camps to give children the opportunity to learn more about the pioneer era. Topics would include stores, trading and social activities.
2018 — Volunteers repainted, removed deteriorating carpet and added new art to the interior of the Estacada Area Food Bank. Wade Creek House Antiques and the Estacada School District were the main sponsors of the project.
"I think it just makes everybody's heart a little happier to be able to come in and have a clean, inviting and welcoming space. It matches our philosophy of wanting no judgment," said Debra Bufton, the food bank's director.
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