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Ted Frost-Chase Psterol Knowledge Bowl participants ere: (left to right) John Kiedrowaki, Jennifer Lunge, Andrea Johnson, Krista Ervin and Cindy Nickerson, (standing) Jimmy Reed (left) and Zach Ross. Pateros team competes in state Knowledge Bowl A team from Pateros High School was among 18 Class B schools competing in the state Knowledge Bowl competition, held March 21 at Cascade High School in Leavenworth. Pateros was one of two schools from the North Central Washington B district to compete at state, said advisor Joy McCulley. The team finished sixth in their nine-team pool. State competition was the culmination of a season that began in December; Pateros competed in six matches plus the district and state competitions. McCulley said. High school Knowledge Bowl competition is patterned after the old College Bowl television shows of the 1960s. Team members are quizzed about their knowledge of subjects ranging from math to history, geography to literature. Some competitions include written as well as oral questions and answers. Jimmy Reed, Pateros team member, said state differed from local competition in one important respect. "Harder question," he said. (Questions for all competitions are provided by the statewide organization.) The team that competed at state included Reed, Zach Ross, Andrea Johnson, Cindy Nickerson and Jennifer Lange. Krista Ervin was the captain. Reed said his first taste of state competition made him hungry for more; he hopes to return to state next year, he said. "Of course." Bridgeport :'ty council con't from page I will be better and easier for people who want to build homes and businesses or remodel old buildings in the city limits, Jenkins said. Prospective builders will meet with all the officials at one time and examine the plans and requirements together, which will help eliminate confusion and misunderstandings, he said. Council members voted to designate acity cleanup day. City residents will be allowed to take certain kinds and amounts of junk to the landfill and dump it free of charge; the costs will be paid by the city. Tentatively it has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18. NCW Area J00,glow schedules r,00treat TheNorth Central Washington Area Aglow Retreat will he held on April 17th - 19th at the Cedars Inn in Okanogan. The speaker for Friday evening and Saturday morning will be Alice Darroch from Spokane, Washington. Alice was born on the island of Maltain the Mediterranean and has a delightful accent and a vivacious way of sharing her love for God. Laurel Haynes will be speaking No JOb Too Small Whites Construction Co. New construction, remodel & repair I Commercial & Residential [ 30 Years Experience i KEN WHITE, owner ' FREE " IJu, Bonded IESnUAS 1509) 422-3714 a , Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Laurel is Washington State Aglow Prayer Coordinator and is a gifted speaker. She lives in Wenatchee, Washington. Aglow is an International and Interdenominational Christian Women's group. All women are invited to attend. No children of babies, please. The first meeting will be Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. and the last one begins Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. Blood drawing scheduled at Brewster Legion Hall The Okanogan Douglas Hospital Guild is the local sponsor for a blood drawing Tuesday, April 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 97, Brewster. Red Cross workers from the Yakima office are in charge of the actual blood drawing. The Red Cross is appealing fora lot of doners, because a 10t of blood is needed, said guild member Made line Waddell. A mistake by the Red Cross organizers led to lengthy delays for donets at the last blood drawing in January, but Waddell said the Red Cross has made changes to keep that from happening again. Guild members provide support services and help run the canteen; members of the Brewsler chapter of the Grange also work in the canteen. Workers are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. for training in new procedures, Waddell said. Time to _Qtart Planning For Your 00UlTIITIOf 008eafion No matter where you go we can help you plan for that wonderful vacation Restrictions I  [l)e , Apply. I IB dE ,'lWa," l'g'lve-I . (509) 689-3481 JS 1-800-924-3481 Carl for  " erv[ct2 613 w. Main, Box 1015, details. Brewstor, WA 98812 SPRINGTIME! and the selling is easy... Quad City Herald Brewster, 689-2507 i I (509) 689-2508 Quad Ci!y Herald DOORS ARE OPENING COULEE DAM FEDERAL CREDff UNION Brewster Branch MON DAY APRIL 6 Located Inside BREWsTER IGA Opened 6 days a week Monday- Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Watch for Grand OpeningI 907 State Hwy. 97 689-2001 800-572-5678 NCUA Ouad Ci Hnrald Agril 2. 1998 Paga 5 Pateros l00Iotany students learn by doing- growing their own plants Among the classes taught by Pateros High School science teacher Wally Scroggie is botany. Botany, of course, is the study of plants; their formsand functions, how they reproduce, how they grow. There are all kinds of different books about plants, complete with detailed pictures and diagrams of plants. Scroggie's botany students do use a textbook. However, he supplements the book with logical, although unexpected, study materials. Plants. ThewindowsatthelxekofScroggie's classroom are lined with makeshift shelves filled with rows and rows of plants. They are assignments given to his students. The class also involves homework; students are supposed to seek out and find a minimum of 50 different species of wildflowers, said MelissaNieuwenhuis.That homework is preserved by placing it in a large press. Learning by doing is not a new technique; it isn't new in Scroggie's classroom. In subjects like history or literature---or botany--it is more often applied at the college level than in high school. Holli Brown, for one, likes this way better. She said she thinks she learns more about plant characteristics by actually growing the plants. (As she spoke, Brown was busy with her plants, repotting them in larger containers). Their teacher furnished the seeds, buying them with donated funds. "Mr. Scroggiekeptbuying seeds. He wanted us to try different things," Brown said. Most oethe tabletop gardens Jnciude a mixture of vegetables and flowers. Annie Neuneker was attracted by a summer vision when she chose her plants."I wanted mostly flowers, so I can plant them outside my window," she said. (The plants will go home with the young people at the end of the school year, ending upin gardens and flowerbeds all over town.) During a recent class, Neuneker was busy repotting some plants and taking others outside, acclimatizing them so they will survive the shock of transplantation from the sunny, cozy classroom window to the outdoors. Beth Tuinstra picked out the flowers and vegetables she liked, she said, including Sweet peas and Cheryl Schweizer photo HolIi Brown (foreground) end Beth Tuinstra were among those repotting forest of plants, delphiniums, lettuce and peppers. She said she is not much of a gardener, but her lettuce plants were doing so well they almost burst their "It's really kind of cool, exceotfor containers. She was -,At"---,,/- ,, busy repotting big, the tests, burly headsoflettuce Melissa and offering her " leftover plants to other ,,,,,,Ar;euwenl'u; % kids in the class. ArtemioMendoza was Pateros StlJdellt taking care of his big. burly pumpkin vine. Gardening isfun but frustrating, he said, because his pumpkin vine kept getting knocked around and broken. Nevertheless the pumpkin is thriving and needs transplanting. "l've got to get a bigger bucket," he said. "My jungle is dying," complained Brown, poking through the green stems in an overgrown tray. Scroggie originally started the jungle, adding different kinds of seeds to the tray; "he really dumped them in there," too," Brown said. "It's a lot of fun, I think," Neuneker said. "It's really kind of cool, except for the tests," said Nieuwenhuis. Communities help Support Okanogan C c Jnty Senior Citizens Association tr00ansportation and nutrition programs Due to limited funding, Okanogan, County Senior Citizens have had to go and solicit funds to help them to continue to provide the level of service that seniors in Okanogan County have become accustomed to. Through their efforts the Senior Citizens have received $15,800 from the followings: Okanogan County Commissioners, $5,000; Tonasket City Council, $1,000; WinthropTown Council, $800; Oroville .City Council $500; Omak City Council, $4,600; Okanogan City Council, $2,000;Twisp City Council, $700; Community Medical Center in Brewster, $200; Fraternal Order of Eagles, $1,000. Okanogan County Senior Citizens isa non-profit organization:All monies received from the communities are used last. This ensures that the money from the state and federal level are used up prior to utilizing the funds from the community. If you would like more information about the services they provide, please call the following numbers or stop by and see them at 431 5th Ave. W. in Omak: Transportation and Nutrition, 509-826-4391 or 1-800-635-4391; In- Home Services, 509-826-5825 or 1- 800-640-6907. COMMUNITYMEDIC00 CENTER Introduces the Billing Department Devin Best and Cindy Miller Amber Marsh and Lynette Lemon The billing department reorganized in March with each member of the department being assigned to manage the accounts of one doctor from the time a patient comes into the clinic until the payment has been completed. As a part of the billing staff, Devin Best is responsible for Dr. Lamberton, Amber Marsh for Dr. Van Tassel, Cindy Miller for Dr. Panuncialman, and Lynette Lemon for Dr. Knorr. "We keep the billing process as smooth as possible for both the patient and the doctor," reported the ladies. "There's a lot to this job, but there's also the knowledge (when completed) of a task well done." Billing personnel also process the forms for insurance claims and do all the coding. / (This is only part of the billing dernmment; more will follow.) ti We bare the finest doctors ands/afire serve you. (509) 689-2525 'Quality Care With a Small Town Touch, 520 W. Indian Avenue, Brewster, Washington