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The daily operation and management of the ski hill would be left under the Wenatchee Valley College training program as it presently is. They say the coming season would be operated in much the same way as it presently is, but they would upgrade the present sewer and water facilities. They would oversee the summer main- tenance program and evaluate it as to its conformance with the A.N.S.I. Code. They further state they do not an- ticipate a ticket price change for the ensuing year, and ticket price schedules will be structured to en- courage local family participation. A board meeting will be held, probably on April 22, to discuss the proposal further. Those who may be in- terested in this change are urged to ex- press their opinions to board members before then. Area board members are Betty Wagoner, John Neff and Dang Zahn, Pateros and Tom Benner, Brewster. Brewster Chamber has new brochures Brewster Chamber of Commerce handed out the new "Welcome To Brewster" brochures Monday, April 13 at their regular meeting. The brochures are available to all paid members of the chamber, for their distribution. It lists all the highlights of Brewster and the name of each business in town and is complimented with photos of tha area. Each brochure also contains a map of Brewster. Tom Benner, chamber president, announced the resignation of Vicki Lilly as secretary - treasurer and appointed Dan Webster to replace her in that position. The chamber members discussed the possibility of changing their meeting  the lack of s.mcleat room when guest speakers are present, in addition to a noe problem at the current meeting place, ..... :Yam Beniier said he felt "our present situation was detrimental to member participation. We need privacy so we can hear our speakers," he said. Along those same lines Benner said, "Out of nearly S0 businesses in Brewster, only twenty have paid their dues." "We must find a way to over- come the reputation of 'not doing much' because we are doing many things," he said. "We have gotten out new brochures, we have great guest speakers, we're working hard on Bonanza Days, and in general doing everything we can for the local mer- chants," he said, adding "the least the merchants can do in return is support the chamber." A report was presented to members regarding Bonanza Days by Jean Sflvtus. She cited the many booths, games, community acUvities, etc. that will be taking place and stressed that participation thus far is excellent. Benner appointed Jill Benner, Cathy Green and Jean Sflvtus to a committee to make plans for a chamber banquet sometime in May. Chuck Langlois of Leavenworth will be invited to be guest speaker for the event and is well known for his dynamic preseDtation of ways to turn employees into enthusiastic em- ployees, and community club members into caring, serving members. Langlois was head of the Chamber of Commerce in Leavenworth and was one of those responsible for finding ways to en- courage a quarter of a million visitors annually to the town of 1500 people. Tom Watson, member of the City Council, explained to members the pending council review of proposed yard and garage sale ordinances, Mldng that   who fht brought this issue before council, be present to hear discussion. Wally Statler told the chamber the Bridle Club is considering some kind of roller skating project for children during Bonanza Days. He said the group is studying the matter now. The list of upcoming speakers for the chamber meeting was announced by Benner at the conclusion of the meeting. On April 27 Johnny Johnston, Okanogan County Sheriff, will speak to the group about the pending visit from the "Rainbow Family." Ray Debbs, from KOZI Radio in Chelan will be here May II to speak to chamber members about radio advertising in Brewster. Other guests will be announced at a later date. Pateros Levy fails With 177 voters saying yes and 157 voters saying no, the Patoros School Levy, held Tuesday, April 14, failed. Floyd Jackson, School Superinten- dent said "It is unfortunate when you work hard to build a good educational program, that a single person can tear it down." Asked what is in the future for the school, Jackson replied, "A fifty thousand dollar cut in our budget, that's what is in store." He said this was their last chance, "There will be no more levies this year." Pateros --Home gutted by fire The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor and family of Pateros was com- pletely gutted by fire Monday, April 13, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Responding to the fire was the Patores Volunteer Fire Department. The origin is as yet undetermined, but it is suspected to have been an electrical fire, according to sources at Pateros City Hall. The Tuylors are staying with Mrs. Taylor's brother, Rob Bowies, at this time. Friends and family spent Tuesday aiding the Taylor's in cleaning up anything salvageable. Man beaten in Brewster tavern The Brewster City Police are in- vestigattng an apparent assault that took place at the Lincoln Tavern on Saturday, April II, leaving Renaldo Cortez with facial injuries. Cortez was allegedly attacked with a pool que by Christo Hernandez, requiring his hospitalization at Brewster Hospital and then his transfer to Weuatchee Hospital. The incident is still under in- vestigation according to Randy Webly, Brewster patrolman. Brewster firemen squelch blaze Brewster's volunteer fire department noon. was called to a blaze at the Elmo Cook The fire department controlled the home near Mouse when a smuge pot fire quickly, with minor damage to fire got out of control, Friday after- some apple trees. Ace Hardware handles licenses Vehicle licensing has been retained will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday by Ace Hardware in Brewster. Hours through Friday. J ,! EASTER BLESSINGS May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you this Easter and remain in your hearts in the days to come. Celebrate the new life and hope that is Easter at your house of worship. Pateros honors Maitlands for community service Nearly seventy-five persons attended the Pateros Chamber of Commerce Banquet Monday, April 13, where the Chamber's coveted "Community Achievement Award," given to the per- son or persons who have earned recognition through achievement, was awarded to Wayne and Lfllian Maitland. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Phil Brownlee, president of the chamber. Brownlee thanked everyone for their participation in the event and told the crowd, "Your chamber is ac- tively at work for your community," citing the chamber's ,efforts to push for a better watergrade highway, support for the dredging, printing a community brochure, supporting local youth ac- tivities, support for the Apple Pie Jam- beree and support for beautification of Pateros. Brownlee then explained, "Everyone in the community agrees that honoring members of the Chamber of Commerce for service is much more rewarding than a banquet Just to recognize an exchange of officers." He said, "Our Distinguished Service Award is in its eighth year and has been very well received." He then turned the microphone over to Homer McKown to do the honor of announcing this year's selection. McKown lost no time announcing the winners to be Wayne and Lilllan Maitland and went on to praise and tease both of them about their achievements. "Lillian," he said, "looks after everyone, she gives all the time, never expecting or asking anything in return." He praised "her fifteen years of service to the Methodist Church, in preparing receptions for newlyweds." "I doubt there is anyone in Pateros that has not benefited from her generosity and service," he added. McKown then teased Lfllian about s "Honda incident" that left her on the road under the Honda instead of on it. He completed his teasing by commen- cling her on her ability to mow the or- chard, saying, "She mows grass, trees, sprinklers, and everything that gets in her way." Wayne was given acolades for his "love and concern as Post Master of Pateros," and his desire to "go beyond the call of duty," by McKown. He then got his share of "lumps" as McKown told the audience abo "Wayne's boat escapades." McKown recalled Wayne's first attempt to haul a boat, which left "the boat at water's edge, his tractor upset near the porch, and Wayne sitting in the field." He then told the laughing crowd the "story does not end here," Wayne and LiUian Maitland and went on to explain Wayne's first at- tempt to pull the boat from the water at Chelan. ',He told everyone to stand aside," laughed McKown, "he reved up his motor and off he went.., in reverse ... right into the water, boat, car and everything." The audience Joined in the fun as Dr. Harold Stout, Mayor Tom Hook and Post Office employees each took turns sharing some experience they had with the Maitlands. McKown had the final word, telling the Maltlands that "Everyone is touched by your genuine concern and help in our community." Upon receipt of their award, Llllian commented .I am still shaking but at least I know now why I had such a hard time buying tickets to this dinner." Wayne thanked everyone for honoring them and assured the guests that "it was our pleasure." The dinner was held at the Pateros Grange Hall, with Reverend Kevin Dow giving the Invocation. Joe Mathes of Pateroa entertained before and after dinner with guitar and songs. /'