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P_e2 February. 14. 1991 Ouad Clfv Herald Ed Pariseau named in county lawsuit Okanogan County has filed a lawsuit against local orchardist Ed Pariseau concerning a dumpsite on land owned by Pariseau near Brewster. The damp site, described in the lawsuit as being about four miles north of the intersection of SR 17 and Highway 97, contained items prohibited in unregulated landfills, said Brad Wilkin, environmental health specialist for the Okanogan County Health Department. In the suit, filed January 24, health department officials said an examination of the site conducted November 8, 1990, disclosed un- specified hazardous materials, and that follow-up visits to the site showed the materials "had not been removed or similar material had been deposited." Wilken said officials from the health department talked to Parlseau and told him to prepare a plan to clean up the site. Okanogan County Deputy Prosecutor Barnet Kalikow said Parisean submitted a plan, "but didn't do anything about it and didn't put any time (limit) on it." The county filed suit to compel Pariseau to clean up the site, and also asked that he be fined for not complying. During a visit in late January health department officials found "orchard trimmings, brush and stumps from common orchard operations were co-mingled with and adjacent to materials which are prohibited from from burning. Ac- tivity at the site would be consistent with preparations to initiate burning activities." The county applied for a restraining order to stop any bur- ning. Health department personnel went back to the site after the ap- plication for the restraining order had been made. Wilken said it had been burned; Kalikow said the bur- ning had occurred after the restraining order was issued. Pariseau said brush near the site, not the site itself, had been burned and that workers had removed "several truckloads" of material from the site before any burning was done. He said he was complying with regulations, and that if county officials had investigated more closely they would have discovered that. Kalikow said the county's suit would be amended to include charges of illegal burning and would include a request to "assess even more fines." He said he was not sure when the case would be brought to trial. Bridgeport revising shoreline plan The city of Bridgeport has begun the process of revising its shoreline management plan. According to Jean Hardie, city of. trials have appointed a committee consisting of Hardie, James Wherland, Lee Cumming and Nell Jacobson to review and revise the management plan. The current plan was written by Douglas County in the mid-1970s and included the entire county. Bridgeport adopted it in 1976. Hardie said the plan covers the "whole gamut" of shoreline uses. (Shoreline is defined as the 200 feet of land back from the water's edge.) The aim of the plan is to "keep the shoreline as healthy as possible." Uses that will be addressed in- clude economic development, public access, conservation, recreation historical and cultural resources and residential use. The plan em- phasizes parks and community use, Hardie said. The committee meets every Thur- sday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bridgeport City Hall. Hardie said it would take two to four months to complete the revisions--"we go through every word that's in this document." The meetings are open to the public and interested people are invited to at- tend. Public hearings will be held before the process is completed. Narcotics Anonymous forms in Brewster While a shooting war has driven it off the front pages, the war on drugs is still being fought. And a new front of attack recently arrived in Brewster. A Narcotics Anonymous chapter has been formed and meets in the Okanognn-Douglas District Hospital conference room Tuesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Based on the same premise as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous is a group where users "learn a new way of life free from drugs or alcohol," said the group coordinator, who asked to remain anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step program designed to help addicts in their personal battles to stay free of drugs. The first step is admitting that "we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable," according to an NA booklet outlining the program. That is perhaps the hardest part, the coordinator said, because "the disease is so cunning it makes you think everything is okay when it really isn't." (As a former drug abuser, the coordinator speaks from experience.) The coordinator said that many addicts use because they feel out of place. "A lot of people use to feel normal." The drugs help them to fit into a space where they feel comfor- table, and they don't realize the drug or alcohol use aggravates their problems rather than solving them. "You don't grow. You don't learn how to deal with life on life's terms." The problems generally become very serious before the drug user seeks help--"usually it's when the bottom drops out." In Narcotics Anonymous the drug user finds a "fellowship of men and women who share with each other how they stay clean." The group is open to anyone who has "a serious desire to stop using." The only requirement is that the person admit to chemical dependency. The Brewster NA chapter is af- filated with the Greater North Cascades group, which includes chapters in Oroville, Tonasket Chelan, Wenatchee, East Wenat- chee, Omak and Okanogan. The coordinator said 15 people showed up to the first meeting. Narcotics Anonymous is more than just meetings. There are speakers, seminars and social even- Is, such as dances. Members have "somewhere to belong without using drugs." The goal of NA, the coordinator said, is to move good lives that have gone bad through drugs back to good, and from good "to better." Quad City Herald Established 1901 Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Published every week on Thurs- day at Brewster, Washington. En- tered as second class matter at the Post Office, Box 37, in Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington 98812. Telephone 689-2507. Second- Class postage paid at Brewster, Washington USPS 241-920. Postmas- ter, please send change of address to Quad City Herald, Box 37, Brewster, Washington 98812. 1YEAR SUBSCRIPTION Okanogan & Douglas Counties $14.00 Washington State $16.00 Out of State $18.00 Out of Country. S22.00 Single Copy 35 Subscriptions must be paid in advance Notices ot Church entertainments where an ad mission fee f$ charged, cards of thanks, resolu tlons of condolence or notices intended to pro mote private business of any kind must be paid for ot regular rates. Pateros planters Dear Pateros resident, The first five new planters for our mall arrived! They are beautiful! This is the result of the combined ef- fort of a number of people. The con- tributors to date are: Pateros Chamber of Commerce, beth chap- ters Lake Pateros Garden Club, United Methodist Church, an anonymous resident, Frontier Reality, Pig-A-Mints, numerous residents who have added to the donation cans around town, and Larry Poirier who graciously provided transportation from Spokane to the Pateros Mall. We still need donations to pur- chase three more planters. I would really like to have them in place by this spring so we can plant them for this season. If you would like to make a donation of any size, it may be made at the Pateros branch of U.S. Bank, City Hall, or to Alice Pat- terson, Chairman of the beautification fund. Just $225 more and this step to a prettier town will be accomplished. Thank you ! Sincerely, Alice Patterson Pateros Early release Con't from page 1 February 7. In other business, the school board gave tentative approval to the senior class trip. The seniors are proposing a trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Any out-of- state trip requires the consent of the school board, and seniors presented an outline of their plans to board members. Some arrangements still need to be made, and the seniors will return before the beard when those are complete. The beard also was brought up to date on three planned purchases. The school is using federal grant money to buy a new computer system for the library that will in- clude an encyclopedia program. That should be in place by next school year, according to Pateros High School Principal Joe Worsham. A purchase of IBM-compatible computers is being planned for the school's business department. Those will be bought with a one-time-only:: grant from the state. The Apple computers now in use in the business department will be divided among other classes. A committee, consisting of Patter- son, business teacher Sharon Ashley and beard members Lisa Baker and Cathy Roghan will review the bids and make recommendations to the full school board. Another committee, this one made up of student representatives from kindergarten through sixth grade, chose a new merry-go-round for the school playground. Replacement of some of the playground equipment was suggested by the district's insurance carriers during a risk assesment review. The merry-go-round is the first item to be replaced. Board members also gave per- mission for the Pateros Booster Club to get a cost estimate for repainting the school gymnasium. The Booster Club has proposed painting the gym and adding graphic designs. The club will purchase the paint and provide the labor. Student's purse reported stolen The following incidents in the Brewster and Pateros areas were reported by the Okanogan County Sheriff's Office: February 1 - Officials at Pateros High School reported a student had $40 stolen from her purse while the purse was in her locker. The in- vestigation is continuing. Thomas Wick, 48, Brewster, was arrested on two Okanogan County warrants. There was a one-car accident three miles north of Brewster on old Highway 97 at Driskell Road. Ur- sula Fancher, Okanogan, hit a patch of black ice, which sent her 1980 Subaru into the embankment. The car sustained about $750 damage. February 2 - A burglary was reported at Northwest Wholesale in Brewster. About $50 was taken. There are no suspects at this time. February 5 - Steve Meese at Brewster reported a gas can full of gas was stolen from his vehicle. The thieves had to saw through a chain to remove the gas can. There are no suspects at this time. February 8 - An eighteen year old youth was arrested on an Okanogan County warrant. February 11 - Martee Banasky, 49, Brewster, walked away from Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital after being arrested for driving while under the influence of in- toxicants. She was later arrested. Hit and run accident The following incidents in the Bridgeport area were reported by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office: February 1 - A one-vehlcle ac- cident was reported seven miles nor- th of Bridgeport on SR 173. The driver of a 1972 Buick Skylark fled the scene before officers arrived. The driver was later apprehended and the case was referred to the Douglas County Prosecutor's office for possible hit and run charges. The ear sustained $2,000 damage. February 2 - Felipe Xhurape- Zumudio, 39, Bridgeport, was arrested for driving while suspen- ded. February 3 - Sorgio Ovalle, 19, Bridgeport, was arrested for illegal possession and consumption of alcohol and for being a minor in a tavern; Miguel Cruz-Santos, 31, Bridgeport, driving while under the influence of intoxicants, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. February 9 - Donald en  the Bridgeport Bar reported damage to some small trees in his orchard. Three juveniles were located and determined to be responsible. No criminal charges were filed after the youths agreed to work for Rommeriem to pay for the damage. Letters To The Editor TV Reception District dues Dear Editor, The Okanogan County Treasurer's office has billed some area residents for this year's dues. Brewster- Pateros TV District charges $15.00 for the entire year. Many area residents are not on the list, and perhaps do not realize they are receiving service from the reflec- tors. All area residents not served by cable are receiving their signal either from Brewster-Pateros TV District, with the translator on Billygoat Mountain, or Chief Joseph The Beers boys Dear Editor, In reading the papers recently I noticed that one of the Beers boys had gotten his name in the paper again. Not as well known as his brothers, Coupla Beers and Afew Beers; yet Several Beers appears in the news as accompanying Joe Blow of New York, the evening he is ac- cused of murdering studious Vic- toria Sielinski, with a rock. Of cour- se it is Joe Blow who is under arrest. No one seems to have accused Several Beers with being an accom- plice. That might get him in the headlines and hurt his reputation, but, just between you and me, do you think it unfair to surmise that Several Beers exerted an unfor- tunate influence on Mr. Blow? Somehow, those Beers Boys and their relatives are often found in the neighborhood when accidents occur or crimes are committed. They go joy-riding with associates and the car cracks up. The driver may lose his license, but the Beers never lose theirs. The next day they are free to go out with others whom they per- suade that a good way to pick up some easy money would be to use the persuasive power of a pistol to induce someone to give his money to them. The friend often gets free board behind bars for a time, but the Beers Boys seldom get more than a few unkind words or a slap on the wrist for their part in the trouble. If we were to believe the billboar- ds and other advertisements we would think that the Beers Boys were a jolly, friendly lot, who were always on hand when good fellows got together, but this assumption does not stand up under in- vestigation. It may be necessary to incarcerate some of the folks whom they beguile, but would it not also be reasonable to round up the Beers family and all their relatives, sen- tence them to life imprisonment, and then throw away the keys to their cells? Sincerely yours, Ima Beerhater (Barbara Wyman) Searching info on father Dear Editor, I have received a request from a man searching for information on his father and family. I have only been in the Methow 35 years so do not go back far enough to help with what he needs. Maybe the following information might ring a bell with some old-timer who could help. William and Lillian Hoode homesteaded somewhere in the Methow Valley. Among the children was a son named Perry. It is thought Perry started school in Twlsp or Pateros possibly about 1910 or 1912. Perry Hoode died in Brewster in 1954. That is all the information his son has been able to find on his father. He would be glad to receive just any information. His address is Gordon F. Hoods, 5616 E. Oregon Rd., Elk, Washington 99009 or if you have any information you would send to me I will send it on to him. Thank you. Respectfully, Lala M. Lockhart Twisp, WA 98856 Babies February 7 - A girl to Melissa and Mark Watson, Chelan. February II - A girl to Audella Basurto, Bridgeport. Weather February 6 48 30 February7 48 31 February8 54 33 T February9 39 32 .01 February 10 36 31 February 11 43 33 February 12 45 36 T Weekly weather report through courtesy Security Section, Chief Joseph Dam Services, with their translator on Dyer Hill. These are non-profit organiza- tions, and depend on dues from the public for their operation and maintenance. They serve the areas where cable is unavailable, or cable service is not purchased. Brewster-Pateros TV district is asking your help in up-dating our subscriber list. If you have not been billed the District urges you to do your part in maintaining the service from our reflector. Your yearly dues may be sent to Box 1399, Brewster, Washington. If you need more in- formation, you may call the secretary, Millie Powell, at 689-2200 or Dick Park, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 689-2000. The District Directors appreciate the spirit of cooperation of the area residents, and their help in providing quality reception to our area. Millie Powell, secretary More on Pateros To the Editor: I agree with Dorothy Julil that the headline "War in Pateros" is not the best selection. However, the Quad City Herald (lke Vallance) made that selection, not the writer. It is war for some of us. We are fighting for the return of freedom of speech and fairness in practice for the citizens of Pateros. I also agree that "senility" is not the question here. While going over the results of the much ballyhoed survey of last December, I couldn't help but notice that: Mr. and Mrs. Juhl, Mr. and Mrs. Cruse, Mr and Mrs. Whan among others each had their own survey while most only had one and councilwoman Patter- son didn't even get one. Those who can still master the unethical can hardly be called senile. My Uggest dlsa in mrs whole matter is the mayor's inability to recognize the obvious. We can now see some of the serious problems we have as a community (water, sewer, limited budget). These people could be put to work on various problems so more could be accomplished. Instead, they are rudely treated, considered a pain, and dismissed as lesser-thans. Some even have their integrity attacked. Even a plumber should recognize that if you put all the parts together properly, things would flow smoother. Harry D. Eodice Pateros, WA Thank you Pateros School District voters Your approval of the February 5, 1991 maintenance and operations levy is yet another example of your outstanding support of the Pateros School District's youth and their education. Those of us responsible for the school's portion of your childrens' education want to thank you for providing us the necessary financial resources. We will con- tinue to make every effort necessary to provide your children with the best curriculum, materials, facilities and instructional practices possible. Thank you again for your support. Sincerely, Gary Patterson Superintendent Timely letter Dear Editor, During this time when our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women stationed in the Middle East, I would like to share with you a letter from a young soldier. "...Well, Mother, I will close for the present by saying I do not think the time will be long until I can be with you again, and enjoying the rights of a free government. And, there will be no war ever again that will cause husbands to leave their wives, and take from the besom of a mother her only son, and part brothers and sisters, and take from the best of society. Oh what a rejoicing there will be when the soldier returns home. I remain your son until death, P.L. Bryan" The letter appears to be timely and pertinent. It certainly echoes the thoughts of many during these trying times. However, the letter was written by a young man in the Civil War in I5! The following excerpt from another letter seems to speak to those individuals who, in various ways, desecrate our country's flag. "...Mother, when I enlisted I went to fight for our country and the flag that our forefathers handed down to us that was stained by our father's blood. Will I let R be trampled down? No, never will I leave the banner till home I can come!" R would appear our civilization has advanced technologically speaking .... but the haman spirit shares the same sorrow, hopes, and fears as was documented over one hundred years ago in 1865! Judy Miller Azwell Another side to story of Jaymie To all QCH Readers: When the "chips are down", you surely find out who your real friends are! You've all seen the picture of our granddaughter, Jaymie, in the Quad-clty Herald, offering $1,000.00 reward for her "safe" return. That the article and picture was submit- ted to the paper is very unfortunate for several reasons. First of all, it leaves the impression that she was abducted or kidnapped, which is completely untrue. It also implies that she might not be safe, which is ridiculous as well as untrue. The article also leR some people afraid to allow their children to walk to school unattended. Jaymie is com- pletely safe, as she has been all along, and is happy with her father, our son, Tommy and also her little sister and step-mother. The family decided to move because Tommy wanted to raise his daughter and it became increasingly probable that he would be opposed. Not wanting to drag Jaymie through a long, drawn- out court hattie, he consulted two lawyers and a child psycologlst and was informed that his daughter's rightful place is with him, as he is her natural father, and her mother is deceased. He was further told by the lawyers that it was perfectly legal to move and to take Jaymie. He was also told not to reveal his destination, which he did not and never has thus far, contrary to what some people seem to think. Tommy has been in contact with us, however, so we know they're fine. Moving away llke he did is not what Tommy wanted. We are very sorry for the hurt this has caused the family of Jaymle's mother, especially at the sorrowful time in which it happened. It hurt us too, as we lost a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren all at once. It hurt Ted, Jerry and Eva, and it hurt Tommy and Sheryl to leave all of us, none of us knowing how long we'd be apart. All Tommy wanted was to raise his own daughter. He loves her very much! She loves him also as well as Sheryl and Amanda. This has been very obvious. The move also cost a lot monetarily because Tommy was having their apartment remodeled and he just walked off and left it all because Jaymie is all-lmportant to him. We do appreciate the support of our many frlendsl When people hear both sides, its easy to understand. There are those who make Judgements who know only one side of a story, but everyone knows that there is always two sides to every story, and also Jesus said in Mat- thew 7:1 "Judge not that ye be not Judged." Those who "snub" us or refuse to hear all the facts from beth sides can only be pitied for being so naive. The fact is, nothing illegal has been done--Tommy said he did not want to do anything fllegul--it has been proven that he didn't. This letter is true. Our family has not done anything wrong. Whether you choose to believe us or not is your perogative--lt doesn't change the facts. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Plumb, Sr. Bridgeport, WA