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January 24, 1991

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Quad City SC00lOOlS I Mansfield School recognizes goo t conduct The Mansfield Elementary School operates a gold slip program to reward students for good behavior. Operating on the premise that it is far better to reward good behavior than to have to punish bad, staff members give goid slips, bright gold pieces of paper saying what the student had done that was good to the students. Then the student takes the gold slip to the elementary prin- cipal who calls the parents or sends a letter home to let them know. At the end of the month two students' nmnes are drawn from all those who received gold slips. The two students so drawn are taken to lunch by the superintendent or a school board member. The students for the month of December were Marcus Cummings and Joshua Gilliam. Marcus received his gold slip for his out- standing academic achievement on a test. Joshua received his for com- mendable good behavior and assistance in the library with the other students. Marcus Cummings and Joshua Gllllam Bridgeport receives handicap grant Bridgeport boys basketball team"; "B-League" minutes showing that the district track meet will be held at Central Washington University for the 1991 year; and a letter from R. Jo.yner thanking the board for the change in bus schedules. Katie Besst received permission to use the grade school multipurpose room two nights a week for aerobics classes. Director Bozarth reported on a Bridgeport School Board met in the Conference Room on Tuesday, January 15. Correspondence presented by Superintendent Allen included the information that a grant in the amount of $1,613.00 was received for a CDS person to work with one han- dicapped student for two and a half hours per week; a letter from Mrs. Fisher of Thorp in regard "to the ex- cellent sportsmanship of the District presents excellence awards two day workshop she attended in LaCrosse and Colton that dealt with Innovations and Small Schools. Members of the board said they will try to attend more outside meetings, and be more involved with the school construction. They also want to do a curriculum study of needs at the high school. The board approved General Fund vouchers totaling $38,291.79; ASS vouchers in the amount of $1,547.66; and January's payroll which totaled $159,437.90. The February Board meeting will be held Wednesday, February 20, due to district basketball. There will be a work session 7:00 p.m. with a regular session at 8:00 p.m. County Democrats elect officers M 0 C 0 0 N Howard Burnett, Okanogan, was elected chairman of the Okanogan County Democratic Central Com- mittee at the party's January re- organizational meeting. Other officers elected were Colleen Crofoot, Tonasket, vice- chairman; Joyce Bonnin, Okanogan, secretary; and Ann Manicke, Pateros as treasurer. Jackie Bradley and John Burns were elected state committeemen. The Seventh Legislative District meeting of the Democratic Party will be held in Okanogan on February 23 at Fletcher's Key. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the county meeting following at 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Pare Matthlesen and Louise Glessner The Mansfield School Board of Directors attempts each semester to recognize one outstanding cer- tified and one outstanding classified employee. R is an award for per- formance of their duties in an exem- plary manner, a performance that is recognized by their students, peers and administration as being above For All Your Office Needs! and beyond what is expected. At the January 10 board meeting Chair- man Tim Hicks awarded for the first semester, an engraved brass bell shaped as an apple to Louise Glessner, first and second grade teacher, and Pare Matthiesen, a classroom paraprofessional. Ouad City Herald Brewster 669.2607 le ontinues- We Listen And Care! And We Can Help With Your Family Insurance Open in Okanogan & Brewster Pratt Insurance" Ag ........ ency Okanolan Office: 110 Oak St. ($05) 423110 Toll |rim number to Okanolan: 1,100-572,.(dD14 lS East Main Ilrewller (sog) ,4n.3477 Ouad Clfy Harald January A. 1991 Pateros School pushing for large voting response The Pateros School Board wants to get out the vote for the main- tenance and operations levy, up for consideration February 5. The board has prepared a fact sheet on the levy that was reviewed at the regular meeting Thursday, January 17. Members of the Pateros Education Association, the teacher's union, said they would make signs and phone calls to district patrons in an effort to get out the vote. The district is asking for 0,000. In other business, the school board changed the date of class night, at the request of the senior class. Class night, when the school gives out non-athletlc awards, was originally scheduled for Friday evening, May 31. But high school Principal Joe Worsham said that would mean the gym could not be decorated for graduation until the morning of graduation day, Satur- day, Jane I, when presumably the seniors will be busy with other things. The seniors proposed moving class night back one day to Thur- sday, May 30. The school board agreed. The awards night ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m. The school board also approved the purchase of a new merry-go- round for the school playground. The purchase is being made at the suggestion of the district's insurance carrier, who inspected the school property as part of an ongoing risk management effort. The district was urged to replace some of the playground equipment and will replace the merry-go-round as a fir- st step. Superintendent Gary Patter- son said the purchase would be made as soon as possible. Board chairman Kathy Rogahn said she would respond to some of the suggestions from the school's PgA s new suggestions box in an article to be published in the school paper and the district newsletter. Worsham told board members the date of the Junior-Senior Prom has tentatively been set for Saturday, Ap27. The school has decided to combine its prom with those of Watervtlle- Mansfield and Entiat. Plans are to hold it at the Chelan Eagles Club. Worsham said a Joint meeting of the three prom committees will be held soon to work out some of the details. Patterson told board members the district has begun self-study ac- creditation proceedings. Committees made up of teachers, students and parents will examine and evaluate the curriculum. Then their study and conclusions are reviewed by an outside study team. It was not known how long the process will take. Mansfield has peer helpers The sixth graders at Mansfield have been chosen to be "peer" helpers on the morning recess duty Nathan Wall at their school. The student is chosen each day to assist in keeping the play area safe and fun for everyone. According to school officials this has been very effective and lets them take responsibility for others. "It makes them more aware of why there are rules and why they need to be enforced." Each month one student's name is drawn from those who have been helpers. They are given a certificate for one dollar to be spent at the school store. In December, Nathan Wall was the winner of the drawing. Teachers say, "We have been so pleased with the helpful attitude these students have shown, and with their leadership abilities. They are shown respect by their peers for their role and we feel they have been a nice asset to the morning recess overall." Dance Saturday, Jan. 26 9:00 p.m, - 1:30 a.m. Music by Wildfire (New Club Hours Sat. & Sun. - Opening 1:00 p.m.) Quad City Eagles Members & Bonaflde Guests Only Bridgeport , ..... To The People of Central Washington, In light of the media coverage banks are currently receiving, let me explain to you the strengths of The Columbia Bank. The name may be new...but we're not. In the early 1950's, the rapid growth that accompanied the development of the Columbia Basin Irrigation project demanded increased banking services. Thus, in 1953, the Security Bank of Ephrata was founded by community leaders of Ephrata. A community bank managed by local people, making decisions locally. A lot of water has passed through the project since then. Our trade area has grown to include offices in Bridgeport, East Wenatchee, Grand Coulee, Moses Lake, Quincy and Wenatchee. Our name changed in 1965 to Security Bank of Washington, and in 1989 to our current name, The Columbia Bank. But, what has not changed is our status and resolve: a community bank managed by local people who make decisions based on local needs...to the benefit of our local economy! The Columbia Bank is a strong bank servicing over 18,000 customer accounts. Our total resources exceed $119,000,000 with $75,000,000 of credit extended to local businesses, farmers and consumers. Over $30,000,000 is invested in liquid reserves, consisting of cash, government securities and high grade bonds, to provide earnings and to stand ready to meet any unforeseeable need. In 1989, The Columbia Bank once again met the national standards established for "High Performing Banks," and achieved annual after-tax earnings of $1,106,000. In 1990, during a falling interest rate environment and increased deposit insurance premiums, we again achieved a "High Performing Bank" status; and earned $1,165,000 after income taxes. It is through the realization and retention of reasonable profits that The Columbia Bank will remain strong. On February 6th, we will have provided 38 years of financial services for our friends and neighbors of Central Washington. We look forward with confidence to serving our communities for many years to come. President THE