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Cq.d_CjJ:[rald FAhrua 26 1998 Paae 5 Students' Christmas food collections continue to aid needy persons Every year just before Christmas, students in Quid City high schools sponsor food drives, they go door to door; they have collection boxes at school and in local businesses. .The canned and packaged food they gather is donated to people in need, which is part of the spirit of the holiday season. Brewster and Bridgeport high school students donate the results of their efforts to food banks in the two towns. It is a gift that lasts after Christmas is gone. "It makes them (the students) more aware of the needs in their community," Students in theCurrent World Problems class at Brewster High School, aided by children at Brewster Elementaby School,collected 55 boxesofcans and packages worth approximately $3,000, and donated $264.13 in cash as well. That was in mid-December. "We're still using some of it (the food)," said Brewster Food Bank director Gladys Gilmartin. The money was used to pay for extra items for the Christmas food baskets. The food collected by the kids, from the local Boy Scout chapter and from the Community Medical Center has been extra important this year, since one of the The new Inductees have more than doubled the size of the Pateros National Honor Society chapter. Cheryl Schweizer photo -JoMiller group's usual sources of supply has been H Society ind bers interrupted.Avolunteerusedtomakeperiodic %teros CllqOr uCtS new mem trips to Seattle to pick up food from Northwest Harvest, but damage to his vehicle meant he couldn't make the trip in February. The food collected at Christmas has been used to fill the gap, Gilmartin said. Bridgeport Food Bank director Jo Miller said more than 2,000 cans and packages collected by the Bridgeport chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) was distributed at Christmas. Club members sorted the food and packaged it; they gave it out as an addition to the regular distribution. Miller said there were FB LA members distributing the food as long as the food bank was open. "We had a lot of food that day." She said this is the second year the students have been involved in distributing the food as well as collecting it. The food bank operators believe it gives the kids a lot of satisfaction to see their efforts to aid the community in action, she said. In addition, school was out of session'for tWO full weeks and school breakfast and lunch were not being served; many families may have needed the extra food to supply the extra meals. "It (the food collection) really helps us a lot," Miller said; it is good for the food bank, which has additional items to distribute, and good for the kids. It makeg them more aware of the needs in their community, she said. "We love it when we know the kids are coming by." Summer lees atChief Jo00;(00ph Dam ' The U,S.Army Corps of Engineers at Chief Joseph Dam is gearing up ", ,for, tlis sUMmer's v,isitor,season, by :i;anaouncing .the,opening. of.,two tempomrypark r/roger positions.  " ;' ParkRangers alChiefJoseph Dam ' areresponsible forproviding programs to visitors, local school groups, and campers at nearby Bridgeport State Park, In addition, they staff the Visitor Center, greeting visitors, answering questions, and leading tours of the powerhouse:  ": ' Interested persons are encouraged to contact Ranger Sharon Mahsman at Chief Joseph Dam. Applications will be accepted February 23 through March 10,1998. Inquiries are welcome at any time. The Pateros High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted new members with a bowling and pizza party. The new members more than doubled the size of the chapter; 14 sophomores, three juniors and two seniors joined the chapter. National Honor Society members must have at least a 3.33 cumulative grade point average, character, citizenship and leadership skills. They must receive C grades or better to remain in the club. The NHS has been very active in 1997-98, said advisor Cars Anders. One member has started a voter registration project, contacting by letter and in person people who are not registered to vote. The group has cut firewood for senior citizens and started an after-hours tutoring program. The NHS members helped start the peer mediation program last year and remain active in it this year. Some National Honor Society members participated in MakeA Difference Day and helped sponsor an "Appreciation Day" for teachers and classified (support) staff. The club sponsors at least one blood drive each year and its members help during the event. New National Honor Society members include John Perazzo and Jennifer Lange, seniors; Sarah Troutman, Dustin Johnson and Dusty Miller, juniors; Holli Brown, Beth Tuinstra, Melissa Nieuwenhuis, Nathan Carlson, Matt Troutman, Mark Stennes, Jorge De La Mora, Annie Keene, Jimmy Reed, Heidi Scroggie, Clint Hull, Jesse Steele, Cam Hofmann and Kevin Stennes, sophomores. Current members include Brian Crooks, Cindy Nickerson, Krista Ervin, Andrea Johnson, Annie Neuneker, Zach Ross and Shine Scroggie, seniors and Mary Beth Adamske, Joey Bighouse, Klancy Allen, Jacob Buchholz and Tawny Hofmann, juniors. tvomen's D00,,ague ele;ts new 00:fficers Women's League (formerly Brewster Women's League) members have elected officers for 1998. Sue Simmons was elected president; Maria Brown was chosen vice- president. Doreen Barrutia was chosen secretary and Vicki Zambrano was elected treasurer. Vii Burgett was selected as historian. The Women's League now has members from outside Brewster and has changed its name to reflect that. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, said outgoing president Trudi Gamble. Women from throughout the Quid Cities who want to join are encouraged to come to the next meeting, which will be Wednesday, March 18 at the Jinx Freels residence in Brewster. Brewster City Council meeting change The Brewster City Council meeting schedule for March 11 will be changed this month to the first Wednesday, March 4. This meeting will begin at 7 p.m. SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Brewster Men., March 2 - Breakfast: Cold cereal, donuts, fruit, milk..-e Lunch: Chicken nugg.ets, hot roll, - veggms, milk. Tues., March 3 - Breakfast: Coffee cake, ham sticks, fruit, milk. Lunch: Corn dog, green beans, fruit, milk. Wed.. March 4 '- Breakfast: C01d cemal,cinaamon roll. fruit, milk. Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwich, taler triangles or rounds, fruit, milk. Thurs., March 5 - Breakfast: French toast, sausage, fruit, milk. Lunch: Early release - No Lunch. Fri., March 6 - No School Donkey Basketball coming March 7 Donkey Basketball is scheduled for March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Brewster Seventh-day Adventist School Auditorium, announces eighth graders, who suggest folks circle their calendars now and watch for further information next week. Meantime, questioners may learn more by calling the school. Brewster Grange potluck tonight Brewster Grange # 1018 will meet tonight, February 26, at the Grange Hall. The meeting gets underway at 6:30 with a potluck. Stewards and Gatekeeper have the program. Grangers are being asked to bring along a friend. AUTOS [ Evening Specials Large selection ofquality [ ERLANDSEN & ] Breakfast served all day Highway 97 • Brewster used cars & trucks I Carors Style Stop .m  " Tel. 923-2200 Okanogan-Bridgeport "4[b Pateros PRICE MOTORS IASSOCIATES, INC. 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