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Cheryl Schweizer photo Candra Blackburn displays this sign of spring - the first buttercup. Candra Blackburn brought the first buttercup to the Q.C.H. on Monday. She stated her husband, Rick Blackburn, found the bloom by Rat Lake on Saturday, February 28. Very shortly after this buttercup came in we received a call from DeAnna Knowlton reporting the discovery of two blooming buttercups just above the Brewster city well. A call from Darby Zahn on Saturday saying she too had buttercups. Her grandmother, Dorothy Kropp, told us one of the buttercups Darby had picked was the biggest, fullest bloom she had ever seen. Happy Spring to all our readers! Cleanup week begins this Monday in Brew.,,ter Brewster city officials will sponsor a community-wide cleanup week Monday through Friday, March 16 through 20. City superintendent Mike Shenyer said city workers would be aided by crews from the Okanogan County NoxionsWeedControl board. Residents who clean up their yards or vacant lots can leave organic, burnable debris in the alley or along the street. The debris will be picked Quad City Herald March 12 1998 Fire district five pur(;hases new, larger ambulance Delivery of new rig due in ten weeks In about 10 weeks people served by the Okanogan County Fire District No. 5 ambulance crew will have the benefit of a third ambulance for emergency situations. Fire district commissioners approved the purchase of a brand-new ambulance last month; it is scheduled to be delivered in early June. The new ambulance comes equipped with emergency lights and a siren and an interior electrical outlet. District officials paid $74,166.53, said Jeff Pfeifer, the f'u'e district's ambulance chief. The new ambulance is a Type 3, "what they call a box ambulance," Pfeifer said. One of its major advantages is that it is bigger--and better for patients--than the two Type 2 ambulances currently in service. The extra room gives ambulance personnel the ability to take care of the patient from either side of the stretcher; "that's a big benefit for patients," Pfeifer said. The new ambulance has heavy-duty shock absorbers, which may seem like a minor detail unless one is a car aficionado. However, it is good news for patients because it means a smoother ride, Pfeifer said. The biggest benefit for patients, however, is the presence of a third ambulance. There have been situationsmsuch as a car or industrial accident--when both of the ambulances are needed at the emergency scene. If another emergency medical situation were to arise an ambulance would have to be summoned from out of town, which could take up to 30 minutes, Pfeifer said. In addition, when ambulance personnel leave town on transports only one ambulance is left in town, which might not be enough in the case of an emergency situation, he said. Tax meeting scheiotJled in Bridgeport A meeting for people interested in learning about tax preparation will be held Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the Quad City Eagles lodge in Bridgeport. David King of Brewster will talk about tax preparation for individuals and families, including proper recordkeeping and other topics. There have been many changes in the tax laws, and King is scheduled to discuss how those changes affect individual taxpayers and families. He may include some information for small business owners. King, who is now the pastor the Brewster Assembly of God church, is a former Internal Revenue Service employee. The meeting is sponsored by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free. up by workers (trustees from the Okanogan County Jail) from the weed board. Pickups will be made during day!!ght hours throughout the week. Home and Schoo! plans Bluegrass 1: at fun d r al s e r PaperBoys, a Celtic bluegrass stomp'n rock and folk pop band from Bridgeport Home & School, at a recent meeting, discussed and made plans for Bridgeport Element,'my School students to sell chocolates beginning Tuesday, March 10. The parent-teacher organization will use the money earned by students to provide students with playground supplies. It will also be 'seed' money to bring back the Home & School Carnival, which is held each fall. Only students with parent permission will be participating in the sale which will run from March 101020.Those selling over 20 boxes will be eligible to receive awards for their efforts. Vancouver, British, Columbia, will appear at the Omak Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 13. The event, which is sponsored by the Associated Students of WenatcheeValley College, will begin at 7:30 p.m. A six-piece band, The Paperboys mix the traditional sounds of the fiddle. accordion, flute, mandolin and banjo with the rocking energy of the guitar and bass to produce music that comprises everything from their dominant Celtic stomp'n to bluegrass and folk pop. The band draws on all of the members' ethnic influences. Lead singer/ song writerTom Landa lived in Mexico Pego5 All three ambulances will remain in service. The new ambulance will be kept at the Brewster fire hall, which has enough room for two vehicles. Commissioners are discussing possible locations for the third one, but have not reached a decision, said district commissioner Ike Vallance. Currently the district has two full-time EMTs on its paid staff as well as a number of volunteers. The current roster is adequate, "but more people would be nice," Pfeifer said. District officials are sponsoring an EMT training course later this year, he said; it is scheduled to begin in late summer. The course includes about 110 hours of classroom instruction and approximately 10 hours of training in a hospital. Participants must be members of a fire department, ambulance department or police department to take the course. Applications and more information are available from Pfeifer at the ambulance department in the fire hall in Brewster. :='st Aid class ,:.".ered in Brewster A First Aid and CPR class will be held Saturday, March 21, at The Children's House daycare center in Brewster 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The all day class will be taught by a certified Instructor from Inmedco of Seattle. This class is offered for those needing to renew their card or for those who needing a card for the first time. Certification is good for two years. Depending on the number of persons taking the class, the cost will be 20 dollars. Contact Chrissy Goble at The Children's for registration or further information. n in Omak City; percussionist/drummer Paul Lawton and fiddler Shona Le Mottee are from England; bassist Cam Salay and accordionist Shannon Saunders are from Canada; and flutist/penny whistler HanzAraki is a native of both Seattle and Tokyo. The band's fast CD,"Late As Usual," came out in 1995 and was nominated for a Juno Award. Its newest CD, "Molinos," was released last year. Tickets are available at Donaldson's on Main Street in Omak, at the WVC North campus administration office and at the door. Prices are $6 for adults, $3 for students under 12 years old,and $1 for North campus students with current ASWVC cards. Ed Van Tassel, D.O. Board Certified Orthopedics. Practicing general orthopedics and sports medicine. Jim Lamberton, D.O. Board Certified Orthopedics. Special interest in acute and chronic bone and joint disorders. Andy Swartzel Physician's Assistant. !i Graduated PA from University of North Dakota. Family Medicine. Dr. Lynn Quisumbing Board Certified Internal Medicine. Specializes - Adult Medicine. Sub Special - Hematology/Oncology Dr. Luis Panuncialman Board Certified General Surgeon Roberta Knorr, M.D. Board Certified Pediatrics. Also practicing Obstetrics. Se habla Espafiol. Comprebemioe, qUO/l'00 COFC for gour Keith Hanson, M.D. Board Certified Family Practice. Special Interests: Obstetrics & Family Practice. It's time for Senior Pictures: Give us a call and schedule (509) 689-2906 (509 689-2027 Or stop by the Quad City Herald at 525 Main Avenue, Brewster (509) 689-2507 i P H O T O G R A P H Y ' "Av 538 Mare enue, Brewster