1980: Eagle Creek resident named the state's logger of the year
1980 — Eagle Creek resident Les Battles was honored as the Association of Oregon Loggers' Logger of the Year. He began working in the business at age 14 and later started his own business, which he opened with "an old truck and an old cat and a drum winching blade." For the past decade, Battles had only missed a single meeting of the Association of Oregon Loggers. "Was I surprised by this award? Only 100%. To be picked by your own associates made it mean a lot," Battles told The News.
1990 — The News polled residents about what they did during a recent power outage. "We lit the oil lamp, turned on the woodstove, hooked up the battery-powered TV, invited some people down for hotcakes and eggs, and then sat back and enjoyed," said Barbara Hill. Meanwhile, Geertude Goos said that "everything was dark. I just had my little flashlight. It was cold in here."
2000 — Boring Jackpot owner Amy Denman donated $500 to the Estacada Youth Basketball program. The program worked with youths in grades five through eight. "The money will be used for entry fees associated with leagues and tournaments," explained Denise Carey, one of the coaches with the program.
2010 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a Relay for Life kickoff event at River Mill Elementary School, a fitness aerobics class at Estacada First Baptist Church and a free community lunch at St Aloysius Catholic Church.
2019 — Estacada Middle School students Danica Beguelin, Anneliese Stricker, Olivia Davidson and Tia Garrison created a group to support their peers and promote kindness. You Are Not Alone, or YANA, was striving to create a support system for anyone experiencing bullying. They had coordinated a kindness mission and hosted an anti-bullying assembly. Several months prior, the group had been honored at the Estacada Chamber of Commerce's annual Community Recognition event.
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