The newspaper's "Estacada Hilights" section outlined the activities of various residents. "Mr. and Mrs. Guy Moore and children returned on Sunday after a week in Central Oregon," The News reported. "They had an interesting time, sight-seeing and finding different kinds of rocks." Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Evert Stalhnecker had recently visited Shaniko,
Oregon, for a camping trip. "It is quite an interesting ghost town," The News reported.
Meanwhile, employees at Estacada City Hall thanked "the kind person who left a large bouquet of Calla Lilies at their door Monday morning." At The News office, Mrs. Harry Kitching brought a bouquet of African Gerber Daisies. "Thanks a million they are really nice," The News said.
Estacada resident Judy Campbell reported her sixth month old bull was killed in a "senseless" incident. The bull was tranquilized with a dart gun, castrated and then left to die. "No meat was taken, that was the senseless part of it." Campbell said.
At Horner's Food King, sliced bacon was 98 cents a pound, pot roast was 69 cents a pound and 8 pack of coca cola was 98 cents.
Richard "Buba" Scott was an exotic male dancer scheduled to appear at the Safari Club for an all woman audience. Upon arriving in Estacada, he jumped out of a taxi and yelled "Where is the Safari Club?" Scott later complained that Estacada women "seem to be skinny little things."
Cassi Manning, a seventh-grader at Estacada High School, was named the newspaper's student of the week. Her favorite subject was math. "I find math interesting and fun to learn," she said. She was also involved in soccer and softball and played the keyboard and drums in the school band.
In honor of teacher appreciation day, the Estacada American Legion Carl Douglas Post Auxiliary baked cookies for teachers in the Estacada School District. They baked the goodies at the Garfield Grange and then delivered them to schools in the district.
Reflecting on the first year of their student voice program, members of the Estacada High School community found it to be successful. Through a series of intentional decisions, teachers and administrators at the high school have been working to create opportunities for students to make more choices about their school environment. For example, in October, the student body took a survey about how they felt in the classroom and the school as a whole, and once the results of the survey were in, the student council presented an analysis during a staff meeting. "There's a real focus on school culture and empowering students," said Ryan Carpenter, principal at Estacada High School. "We want to make the school a place of belonging for our students."