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PagQ 12 FehnJa 5. 1998 Ouad CJW Herald Poultry Seminars scheduled at Okanogan Fairgrounds Participants of 4-H, FFA mem- of the Fur and Feather Barn and the bers, and anyone in Okanogan Connly Melhow Valley Cascaders 4-H, re- dealing with livestock are invited to mind all to mark their calendar - it attend the 'Poultry Seminars + Chick Auction' scheduled for March 21 at the County Fairgrounds. The free seminars will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with chick auction to follow. Topics will include showmanship, housing, and conditioning. Classes have been organized by Jim Adkins, APA licensed judge, APA master exhibitor, and president of the Ply- mouth Rock Fanciers Club. Chicks will be show-quality stock of vari- ous breeds from master breeders. Waterfowl will also be available. Sponsors of the event, Supporters should be a great day, full of fun and good information. Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club will be selling lunches on the fairgrounds. Though the seminars are free, donations to the Country Fair Fur and Feather Barn maintenance and improvement fund will be appreciated. Other events will be going on at the Fairgrounds on the same day, including a rabbit seminar and bunny auction and a livestock and horse judging clinic. Contact Connie Mehmei, Winthrop, or cmehmel@methow.com for fur- ther information. Licensing service offices to open one hour late Thursdays Doors to the state's Licensing Ser- vice Offices (LSOs) will open one hour later on Thursday mornings be- ginning February 5, the state Depart- ment of Licensing announced today. "LSO staff are busy from the mo- ment the doors open to the moment the doors close, with not time during the day to discuss policies and pro- Volunteer class on Domestic Violence Domestic violence, which includes sexual assault, is an epidemic in Okanogan County. Catherine Aravosis, volunteer/education coor- dinator said, "Everyday, someone is abused by a partner or a parent who promised to love them. There's no excuse for domestic violence. We encourage you to become a volun- teer." Training begins this month. Find out how you can help. Call The ,Support Center at (888) 826-3221. cedures, or for training activities" said DOL Director Evelyn P. Yenson. "Our staff need to be capable of making quick, accurate decisions across the counter, so customers don't have to wait while decisions are being made." Yenson said spending one hour at mini-training sessions will allow staff dedicated time to learn about poli- cies and procedures, put them to work consistently, and learn from one another's work experiences. "Right now, acceptable identifica- tion for a driver license can vary from office to office,"Yenson said."A mini- training session, for example, could reinforce what are the acceptable iden- tification documents so the customer can go from Vancouver to Bellingham to Colfax to Waila Walla and find the same identification requirements." The department has 63 LSOs across the state. Each office has different operating hours depending on the LSO's community needs. Custom- ers are encouraged to check with their local offices for operating hours and available services. Millie Powell retires from Brewster mail carrier job United States Post Office workers promise to deliver mail no matter what--through rain and snow and sleet and gloom of night, according to the motto over the door of the post office in New York City. It is the job of people like Millie Powell to make sure that saying is true. For more than 18 years Powell has delivered mail along a compli- cated route that crosses and criscrosses the Brewster country, along Indian Dan Canyon and through the North Star country, around Brewster Flat and along Old 97 and on Paradise Hill, out to Monse and back to Bridge- port Bar, down Crane Orchard Road almost to Pateros. "It's almost 100 miles," she said. That was Powell's job until last Friday, when she hung up her mail sacks. She retired after 18 1/2 years on the route. It was, she said, "a wonderful job. I loved the job, loved the people I worked with and loved the custom- ers. I will miss the customers." All the mail for rural route box holders is given to the rural mail carrier, who sorts it and stacks it in trays, ready for delivery. Then it is loaded in the carrier's car and delivered along an intricate route laid out along the roads around town. Powell said the route was devel- oped before she became the mail carrier. She has learned all the high- ways and byways, side roads and dead ends, from Red Apple Road to Moe Road to Sunset Avenue, and more besides. As she left mail for her customers she picked up mail for delivery; re- turning to the post office she sorted the outgoing mail. It made fora long workday, "over nine hours" on a normal day, she said. During the pre-Christmas mailing season it can 911Y SI:IL[!' Imaging Color TV Sale i s'1666oo "' Reg. $1898.00 See Our New Selection of II |1 DISHWASHER /19011Livingroom  Tables l| t, gK 91 Anniversary Silverwood Imperial FCl.S. __ NOW $1549 FI,S ul00NOW $499 Ful S .,0o NOW $399 ,.(oo,,v-- $449 l,moo NOW $899 Kg,q.--.oo NOW $799 ',moo NOW $849 ) Mason's Spinopedic - Affordable Quality! .,,:,,....., Sale Priced: Twin Set - $199 o Full Set - $269 Queen Set - $299 i i 332 Main - Brewster, WA. - 689-2131 MIIIie Powell Ioeda the take 11 hours to do the route. On those days she would go to work early, since post office regulations stipulate that workers must be off the road by 5 p.m. Some mail carders are furnished a special car, with the steering wheel on the right side. Powell used her own, conventional car, which meant she sat in the middle of the front seat. She said it wasn't difficult to drive that way. "You get real used to it." last packages on the last mall route When she got back to the post office on Friday afternoon, her co- workers were waiting for her with a cake and a small gift. She said she thought that was a good retirement party. She was not prepared for the surprise party the next afternoon. "l had no idea it was coming," she eid. Family, friends, customers and workers gathered at the American Legion Hall in Brewster to celebrate her years along the route. She said New 50 MPH, high speed ferry on Lake Chelan The Lake Chelae Boat Company has officially placed an order for a 50 mile per hour passenger ferry to begin service in June of 1998. The new boat will operate on Lake Chelae, provid- ing two trips perday between the town of Chelan, Stehekin and the North Cascades National Park, June through September. The Catamaran style boat will provide an early morning and afternoon trip in addition to the sched- ule already offered by the Lady of the Lake and the Lady Express. With travel time to Stehekin of roughly an hour, the options for travelers in terms of departure times, return times and layovers has been significantly in- creased for tourist, hikers and resi- dents alike. Delivery for the new boat is slated for late May and is expected to be in service June first. Fares for the bat are likely to be sold on a reserva- tion system as the seating capacity will be 49 passengers, as opposed to 150 on the Lady Express and 350 on the Lady of the Lake. Cheryl Schwoizer photo after more then 18 yeare. she was both surprised and pleased; "I just had a good time." While it was "undoubtedly the best job in town," the mail carrier's job took up so much time that it left little room for everything else. She said she plans to work in the family orchard, and "I want to garden, I want to quilt. I want more time with family and friends. "I haven't been fishing in years. I'm going fishing." Know the Sweet Smeflof Finanial Success SCRATCII AND SNIFF WHAT! You didn't smell anything? Sure you did- you smelled black ink. And black ink o0. your balance sheet is what financial success is all about. Newspaper Advertising can help you reach that financial success. Call Us Today at 689-2507 ..QUAD CITY HERALD We have all the Valentine cards you need! 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