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Two decades before, community members were advocating for more female sports teams in Estacada

ARCHIVE PHOTO - Eagle Creek lawyer Robert Johnstone and Estacada High School students Kathy Wilson, Darlene Dunrud and Allison Huss attended a school board meeting in 1979 to advocate for more female sports teams

1969 — A local beauty salon had moved to a new spot in town. "Now located in a beautiful and carefully designed quarters is Bea's Beauty Bar, formerly located on S.W. Broadway and now found at N.E. Main at Fourth," The News reported. "The building has been under construction for several months."

1979 — Community members were advocating for more female sports teams in the Estacada School District. An Eagle Creek-based lawyer and three high school students asked school board members for a girls' basketball or softball program that was equal to the boys' teams. "I have a daughter in school, and I know (the girls) want to play. I didn't come here tonight to discuss this as a lawyer, I came here as a concerned parent. I think this has been on the agenda but its been on the back burner for some time," said Robert Johnstone. In an earlier letter to district leaders, Johnstone wrote, "Hopefully the time has passed when sports were seen as for boys only. Accordingly, the district should immediately institute a baseball (or softball) program equal in the quality of coaching equipment, access to fields, scheduling and general investment of school funds for both sexes."

1989 —Patrick A. Yeamons graduated from the U.S. Army's Signal Center's communications-electronics radio repair course at Fort Gordon, GA. Yeamans is the son of Gary and Sharon Yeamons of Eagle Creek and a 1988 graduate of Estacada High School.

1999 — Members of the Garfield Skip-a-Week Club thanked those who helped with their annual show. "I want to thank Pete and all the guys and young men who helped putting up and taking down the quilt frames, and again, a big thank you ladies for your help and quilts," club member Leona Campenalla wrote in a letter to the editor. "We had another great Quilt Show. Florence Hartwig got first place on her automobile quilt. Thank you for all who attended our quilt show."

2009 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included African music from I Jen Neh at Scenes 'n Beans, a two dollar Tuesday lunch at the Estacada Community Center and a meditation class at Hidden Lake Retreat in Eagle Creek.

2018 — Charlie Jones was hired as Estacada High School's freshmen success coach, a new position for the district. Jones would connect with students in a variety of ways, including meeting with them one-on-one. She would also facilitate clubs such as Girls Circle and Boys Council. "I'm excited to help people find their potential in life by finding their passion, their drive and where they want to go in life," Jones said. "I'm here to hopefully guide and influence people to make the choices that are best for them."


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