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Nurse practitioner joins Community Medical Center staff Cheryl Schweizer photo Grace Larson Grace Larson, a family nurse prac- titioner, has joined the staffof Com- munity Medical Center in Brewster. She will begin seeing patients Tues- day, April 21. Larson said her job in medicine is a reflection of her interest in science and her liking for people--and the influence of a woman she knew as a teenager. When the teenaged Grace needed medical attention, she con- sulted a nurse practitioner; Barbara Sorel "was kind of a role model and inspiration for me," Larson said. Sorel worked at a community clinic, a place that saw a large cross-section of the people of Woodstock, Connecticut. Larson said she liked its atmosphere, and wanted to work in a similar place. Like a physician's assistant, a nurse practitioner fits into a nic he somewhere between a nurse and a doctor. Larson said she can consult with patients for routine checkups, acute and chronic medical problems; pan of her job is to find out what is wrong with a patient and the seriousness of the problem. As a family nurse practitioner, she can con- sult with approximately 80 percent of the patients the doctors see, she said. Like "all nurse practitioners, Larson was a nurse first. She obtained a master's degree in nursing and gradu- ated from the nurse practitioner's pro- gram at the University of Washington. The university offers one of the best nurse practitioner training pro- grams in the country; Larson said it was her desire to study at UW that brought her to the West. Larson said she wanted to stay in the West after graduating. She ap- plied for jobs in Seattle, but she didn't want to live in the city. She took a job in Twin Falls, Idaho. She moved from Twin Falls to Nampa, Idaho for a new job; an Idaho native named Jim Larson was among the doctors on staff there. The Larsons lived in Nampa for about four and a half years, Grace said. Then they took to the road for about 18 months, traveling and taking short- term jobs in Alaska and Idea and other places, including a two-month stay at Family Health Centers in Brewster. Larson said they liked Brewsler and its people. She said she liked working with the Hispanic and Anglo patients she met; she found "a different attitude here." She likes meeting and knowing people of different cultural back- grounds, she said. Jim and Grace Larsonlike outdooractivitiesandshe said Brewster and the surrounding area provide many opportunities for those. Grace said she was attracted to the job at Community Medical Center by the opportunity Io work with many different specialisls. The clinic's medi- cal staff includes full-time practitio- ners in orthopedics, pediatrics and general surgery; usually community clinics don't have access to those kinds of specialists all the time, she said. "I think it will be a great learning expe- rience." (Jim Larson has joined the staff at Family Health Centers.) Larson will consult with patients Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the clinic's regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. She speaks some Span- ish, she said. S he can be designated as the primary care provider in many cases, she said. Hospital Guild has Easter bake sale The Okanogan Douglas Hospital Guild held their annual Easter Bas- ket and Bake Sale, April 2, in the hospital lobby. A raffle was held with Barbara Fenton winning the Almond Roca; a free massage, donated by Stephen Riggan, went to Marge Boesel; Howard Gamble was the Easter basket winner; and Laura Jameson won the afghan donated by Laurie Holt. Upper Columbia Academy Homecoming Several Brewster families attended activities of the April 10-12 Home- coming at Upper Columbia Acad- emy, Spangle, this past weekend. Lee Canwell and Dr. Jim and Judy Broadfoot Lambertonwere among those of the class of '68 celebrating their 30 year anniversary and Lisa Roberlon Zabarasc huk, class of '88, led the service on Friday evening. Mike and Carol Wysong Hardin, class of "79, and Aaron Canwell, '95, attended. Also attending were Emily Canwell and Carl, Dr. Keith and Esther Hanson. Quad City Herald April 16 1998 PRnA Seventh-day Adventist students spend the day cleaning up. Arbor Day cleanup Thirteen students from the Brewster Seventh-dayAdventist School sacked a lot of litter when they, with teacher/ principal Les Kelley and room mother Robin Isen hart, tackled a messy strip of highway near the Okanogan River Bridge, April 8. Arbor Day. traditionally a time for beautifying the environment, plant- ing trees, etc., sparked the cleanup by Kelley's fifth and sixth graders who scrambled to bag nearly 20 sacks of careless trashing by passers-by. Students participating in the project were Christina St. Clair, Kim Lawson, Lucila Bautista, Dustin Kelley, Joel Holder, Serafin Garcia, Aaron Beerman, Tony Cortez, Jason Isenhatt, Shaila Tenorio, Kim Trudeau, Brady Hilts and Melissa Ekvall. TIME TABLE FOR SPRING PLANTING Spring has arrived, rain, wind, hail and sunshine. The BIG question -When can I start planting? Here are some notes that Wilson Gardens recommends and, with experience, found them to be fairly accurate. When the Forsythia is in bloom beets, lettuce, cabbage, peas, onions and radishes can be planted. Bleeding Hearts and Flowering Quince have started in the valley, broccoli, potatoes, and cauliflower are ready to be planted. Flowers at this point that can be planted are hardy perennials, pansies, snapdragons and dianthus. When the dogwood and lilac are in bloom, cukes, squash, snapbeans and corn are ready to go in the ground. Petunias can also be planted at this point. Last and the toughest to wait for is the Black Locust, Beauty Bush or Hawthorn. When they are in bloom toma- toes, peppers and watermelons can be planted, also dahlias, geraniums and cannas. If plants are planted before these indicators are in bloom your risk of replanting or poor results are increased. Hot caps and other season extenders may be used but ground temperature is as important as air temperature, be aware of when the last frost is. When the Hawthorn is in bloom danger of frost should be past. Good luck, talk to your neighbor, and watch for these indicators in your neighborhood. Information provided by Jord Wilson of Wilson Gardens, Brewster. Or you can go with some of the old tirners of the area who say, Don't plant your garden til the snow is off Billygoat Mountain. 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