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Page 6 April 16 1998 Ouad City. Herald r.gg Rush... Mansfield four and five year olds raced across Blue Stem Park Saturday morning, scouring the grass, bushes and trees for Easter eggs. Of course, it's easier to find eggs when one is looking for them; the participant in the photograph at left, during the Easter egg hunt at Bouska Square in Bridgeport didn't exactly understand the concept. Jason Johnson collects first place ribbon at state science fair subject, he said,"and I have to repeal like, really surprised." , irst win ever " for Brewster schools Brewster fifth grader Jason Johnson was one of four students from his school making a trailblazing trip to the slate science fair This was in the nature of an experiment, the first time any Brewster students tookprojeets to the statescience fair, Nooneknew how Brewster'sstudents would fare at their first fair; Jason's parents, Paul and Dianne Johnson, were careful to .emphasize that going to the state science fair was an honor in itself. ("They made that louder than any word," Jason said.) For Jason Johnson the first trip to the science fair was a smashing success. He returned with a trophy, a first place ribbon and a second place ribbon "The first (award) for our school," he said."The fast boy--there hasn't been a girl yet." Johnson received a first place ribbon for his experiment and a second place ribbon for the journal he wrote to explain it. His experiment also won a t'as t place ribbon at the Brewster school science fair. which is how he qualified for the trip to state. "I had to make it (the project) alloveragain,too" before the state competition, he said. Jason's experiment involved the solubility of solids and liquids;"will salt, sugar or cornstarch dissolve Jason Johnson displays his winning hardware. faster in water or alcohol?" (Everybody who hears about the award asks the it all the time.") He discovered that those solids were not soluble in alcohol, he said in  an earlier interview. But all of those , substances dissolved in water, with sugar dissolving fastest. His explanation of this process impressed the judges. They said "my strongest pan was clearness," Johnson said. The state science fair was held in Bellingham; grade school,junior high and high school students from all over the stateattended, Someschoolsbrought so many kids they had to use a big bus, Jason said "We only took the school Van" The judges examined each entry, moving from table to table and project to project. "When you saw the judges go by, you just sat in your seat and kept quie I," he said. Thej udges returned to the table where Jason's project was nplayed: they laid not only a blue bon but a red ribbon on the table. "When the judging went on I was, Not only that, but Jason received a trophy at the awards ceremony later that day. He displayed it foran interested bystander; it has gilt and prismatic panels and "the bottom part of it is made out of marble. That's cool." The kids and their chaperones spent a lot but not all of their time at the science fair venue. "We got to go shopping in our spare time, got to a hot tub and watch TV," Jason said. They visited the naval base where the World War ll-era .battleships MissouriandNew Jersey are displayed. "They (the ships) are not very old, but pretty old," he said. But for Jason the highlight of the trip was winning that trophy; "I slept by it" Saturday night, he said, and in the van on the way home, "I kept hold of it." "I get to keep it, too. I was worrying I might have to give it to the school." CO__MMUNITY_ MEDICAL CENTER Introduces the Billing Department toor/00 Br00,=00vs Sc1"00,3o offers nlg, classes Brewster School Dtstrict officials have started night school classes for young people up to 21 years of age who want to obtain a high school diploma or GED, The classes meet fro,iS:30 to 7:30 Monday through 1"he curriculum is tailored to the individual student and includes classes ,in language arts;science, his!ory, math and reading. Students wOrK at their own pace, People who want more information can contact officials at Brewster High School. ' c/eo'Z.afion, Karen Mammenga, Charity lsensee, Becky Smith and Janet Hanke Personnel of the billing department have each been assigned to manage the accounts of one doctor from the time a patient comes into the clinic until payment has been completed. The department, which reorganized in March, feels this change will keep the billing process as smooth as possible for both patient and doctor. Charity Isensee is responsible for Dr. Lynn Quisumbing, Becky Smith for Physician's Assistant Andy Swartzel, Karen Mammenga for Dr, Hanson, and Janet Hanke is tncharge of managed care. Managed care zs all referrals of patients incoming to the clinic or outgoing to other medical facilities. "We feel good about the job we're doing," the ladies reported. "It's been a big change, a big responsibility to make things run smoothly, and the results benefit everyone." Billing personnel also process the forms for insurance claims and do all the coding. (This is only part of the billing department.) ti We hare the Hnestdoctors andstaff to serre you, (509) 689-2525 'Quality Care With a Small Town Touch' 520 W. Indian Avenue. Brewster, Washington Cheryl Schweizer photos Time running out for training on downtown revitalization Time is running short to register for this year's Downtown Revitalization Training Institute. The 12th Annual Downtown Institute is scheduled for May 6-8 in Wenatchee. The even offers training to downtown business and property owners, local economic development organizations, government leaders and others interested in downtown revitalization. Pu'ticipations will spend three days learning about the Main Street Approach TM to downtown revitalization.This approach fuses on organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring. It has been used successfully in more than 1,200 cities nationwide to recapture business interest and vitality in downtown areas. The conference format includes walking tours, lectures, workshops and discussion groups. One of the main events of this year's conferenceisa keynote address by Kennedy Smith, director of the National Main Street Center Since 1990, Smith has directed the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Center, working to develop and implement successful downtown revitalization strategies throughout the country. The conference also features an annual Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards program and banquet This even recognizes and celebrates outstanding accomplishments in downtown revitalization throughout the state The conference will be held at the Wenatchee Conference Center. Cost to attend the Downtown Institute, which includes the awards banquet, is $100 before April 13, and $125 thereafter. 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