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1967 — Mr. and Mrs. E.L. (Roy) Meyers sold Philip Foster Farm to a doctor from Fairbanks, Alaska. Mrs. Meyers was the granddaughter of Philip Foster himself. The newspaper offered its “heartiest congratulations” to the Meyers on their 60th wedding anniversary.

1983 — Chamber of Commerce Secretary Lucile Klinker had one of the happiest nights of her life when she and her husband, Elmer, were honored with a reception, a beautiful bouquet and a trip to Hawaii.

The Chamber of Commerce raised money for the trip to Hawaii and an additional $1,119 in cash to make sure the Klinkers had a great time there.

The whole town was proud to honor “everyone’s sweetheart.”

“This is the best town in the world,” Lucile said at the reception.

“Especially after tonight,” she added with a laugh.

1993 — The City Council voted to allow the Timber Festival to happen even though the festival’s leaders had missed the deadline to pay the $1,400 park fee for the event.

Timber Festival Vice President Steve Strawn told the council the festival couldn’t pay the park fee until after the event because sponsorships were running low and the bulk of the festival’s money came “from the gate.” He promised the park fee would be paid by the Monday after the festival.

The city had been locked in a “battle of wills” with festival leaders since the winter of 1992. The festival had paid Strawn to build the stage with a grant from the Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce.

The stage collapsed and crushed a park fence in December 1992.

After the fiasco, the city demanded the festival meet a “strict set of criteria” before allowing the 1993 Timber Festival to go on.

In other news, people kept dumping their garbage at the Seventh-day Adventists’ Community Center, or “Yellow House.”

The center provided free clothing and household appliances for low-income families.

However, the center’s volunteers were spending a lot of time and money hauling “donations” to the dump.

“Please don’t give us trash” pleaded the headline.

The paper offered this “thought” from H.L. Mencken next to the masthead: “Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life; just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one.”

2003 — The city of Sandy Transit Department was awarded a Regional Job Access grant to add a Sandy to Eagle Creek Sandy Area Metro (SAM) bus route.

The route would allow Sandy and Eagle Creek residents to connect easily with TriMet line 31. The line passes through Estacada, Clackamas Town Center’s Transit Center, the Milwaukie Transit Center and downtown Portland.



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