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I challenge anybody who would even think of disputing the total beauty of our area at this time of year. With the acres upon acres of apple blossoms almost in full bloom, their fragrance filling the air, just isn't anything any prettier. Who needs a flowering shrub in the yard when I can look out the windows on every side and see nature's beauty at its best. i!i iiii 8i: You remember my mentioning this little problem I have  well, I did it again! Being alittle short handed, Ive been putting in some rather late hours at the office, usually by myself, as Ike has been busy in the orchard at home. Arriving home the other night I was asked if I had checked the machines, waxer, lights to see if everything was turned off. I assured all that I had shut off all machines, put out all lights, un- plugged the coffee pot, checked out the till and locked the door behind me. Just by chance (?) Ike had to run up to the office later in the evening and returned home with words of praise, for I had indeed turned everything off. Just one small problem, I forgot to lock the front door! I folded up in laughter, trying to convince Ike one door out of two locked wasn't too bad of an average! Besides, I reminded him of a couple of times he forgot to lock the back door and we received a midnight call to please come lock up. For us a comparatively quiet Easter wekend with only daughter Cathy and children Matthew and Angela coming from Wenatchee. But in true tradition we dyed gobs of eggs and had our usual Easter egg hunt. For the little one.s we placed a few almost in plain sight, but it became apparent they didn't need this kind of help, it was their mother who couldn't find any unless they were laying in plain view. Son John the gold, and Matthew the most, each awarded One chocolate bunny to help along the stomach aches before days' end! Found this in my collections, I like it so will share. 'Tis a Little Journey 'Tis a little journey This we walk; Hardly time for murmurs - Time for talk, Yet we learn to quarrel And to hate; Afterward regret it When to ]ate, Now and then 'tis sunshine - Sometimes dark; Sometimes care and sorrow Leave their mark. Yet we walk the pathway Side by side; Where so many others I" Lived and died. We can see the moral, understand; Yet we walk not always Hand in hand. Why must there be hatred? Greed and strife? Do we need such shadows Here in life? became the "enemy", being held back by force, II so one of the others could fleece out the hidden . " egg. Miracle of the day, all eggs were found and accounted for this year. With alittle juggling , here and there, Angela found the silver, John Pre spawning pool to be constructed The following action was taken by the Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on Monday which was held in Bridgeport: 1. Authorized a call for bids to con- struct a divider wall in the Wells project fish facility for summer chinook pre-spawning holding area. Bids will be opened on May 11,1981 at Bridgeport. 2. Approved the employment of Robert Rulifsen to work in conjunction Quad-Clty Herald l,ezbUIh 1901 Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Doris Vallance Office Manager Bert Sinclair News Chari Dundas Composing Marflyn Benge Bookkeeper David La Vallle Printer Jean Siivtus News Barbara Jones Composing Rod Webster Advertising 1 Year Subscription Okanogan & Douglas Counties $8.00 Out of County $8.5O Out of State $8.0O Single Copy .20 Subecriptions must be paid in advanCe. MEMBER lflP NAL n PAI4 P E R Assoct,,tion . FounCed 18S Published every week on Thursday at Brewster, Washington. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office in Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington 98812. Telephone 689-2507. Second postage paid at Brewster, Washington USPS 241-920. Nollt or Chm stettalnmitJ where an ad- I tee. I e..tmed, ear of thiu, reiolutioni el Olele or nott8 lnteaded to promote private M any kind mlt be pdd for It replar rates. with Chelan and Grant County PUDs to act as observer of smolt collection and transportation at McNary Dam. 3. Approved the early transfer of funds to the Wells Project 1965 Bond retirement account covering the mort- months of April through August, 1981. The purpose of this transfer was to take advantage of an unusually good market price for repurchase of $180,000 par value of 1965 series bonds. The pur- chase price of which was at 47.4%of par. The District's purchase of these bonds at this price will result in sub- stantlal savings both in principal and interest payments over the life of the bonds. 4. Authorized final payment to both O'Leary Elecric Utility Construction Co., Inc., and Electric Smith, Inc., un. der separate bid documents for their respective work in connection with the construction of the Bray's Landing Substation. Please contact Jon Vognild for fur- ther infornmtion on any of the above items. Babies April 17 - A boy to Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Isensee, Brewster. April 18 - A girl to Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Weatherill, Carlton. Weather April 16 71 44 April 17 69 36 April 18 69 33 April 19 73 42 April 20 69 34 April 21 68 40 April 22 70 50 Weekly weather report through courtesy of Security Section, Chief Joseph Dam. Gun control said di:00criminatory Gun control efforts follow tragedies. Wearily I brace myself for another on- slaught. Fond are the memories of days when I could order a new smokepole through the mails and when Saturday night specials' were discount theater tickets. I'm tired of quoting figures: crime statistics in cities with and without handgun legislation, poll results on gun control bills, the effectiveness of regulations already on the books here and elsewhere. Such makes for dull reading. I pity the lobbyist who must live with it. We will, I'm convinced be regulated into oblivion. In efforts to cure social diseases, legislation is aimed at a sym- ptom. The sickness persists. Are we willing to relinquish our automobiles to eliminate traffic fatalities? Must the first amendment be struck to prevent libel? No. The cost is too great. Gun control is discriminatory. Those whose object or profession is illegal will not be deterred by weapon restriction. Only those whose use of guns is legitimate will acquiesce to Us.. make a mistake To the Quad-City Herald: Upon receiving a most welcomed subscription to your newspaper, spon- sored by our daughter and her family of your fair city, I was amazed. There in black and white in our first edition (April 9th) was next week's tem- perature and precipitation report. How wonderful, I thought, to be able to plan our trips to visit in Brewster and know what the weather is going to be a week in advance. Today we got our next edition and my bubble burst. There it was, just like the T.V. programs, a re- run from last week....Anyhow "Thanks for trying." We enjoy your paper and it gives us a warm feeling to know that our offspring want their parents to know what is going on in their home town. In this day and age just the op- posite is hoped for by a great many. We are flabbergasted at the deliver time. Your edition of April 16th was in our mailbox at noon today (April 17th). It sure beats getting it as stuffing in a Christmas box and having to iron it before reading. Keep up the good work. A couple of Brewster Boosters Pam Watson's Dad & Morn. Bob & IXl Stafford The Quad-City Herald welcomes letters to the editor. All lezzers must be signed. Unsigned letters will not be published. Please in- clude your address and telephone number for the editor's purposes. Please limit letters to 500 words. Letters will be subject to editing, Guest editorials are also welcome. Pateros school levy Cont. from Page 1 as much education here as they want, some care more and work harder, others take the easy way out." He ad- witted frustration in trying to under- stand "how less money will fix our sittmtion in Patercs, adding "this was a destructive rather than constructive thing." Tom Hook said "The board had better take a look at the reasons why 47 per- cent of the people voted against tim levy, surely it wasn't the money education-wise, this was a drop in the bucket." Cheryl Sarers, parent, said, "I did not vote for the levy because I believe that instead of having a new building, we should be concentrating on more baste academics in our old building." Becky Humphery disagreed saying, "I'm furious about the levy failure, it failed because one board member came out with misinformation and people had inadequate time to hear both sides." Principal Phll Brownlee, admitting that some students do ask to attend other high schools, claims, "R is n Just for the experience of attending a larger school." Phylllis Hofmann, wife of board member Melvin Ho6nann, admitted that their daughter is one of those to transfer to another high school, but says the reason "is not rejection Pateros High School, but rather a quest fer maze personal achievement. They do the best they can here with what is available to them," she said. Sbe said thalr daughter Is attending Wenatchse School "to get more English classes and, also some business .machine courses that are not available at this tlme in Patercs." Volunteer music director Lois Wood feels, "We have a wide range of expertise amoung our students at Pateros, it is impossible with limited funds to appeal to every appetite." She had praise for the excellent elementary schools there and cited incidents of teachers giving up their own time to give students a better education. "Our fine elementary education is beginning to percolate upward into our high school, but we cannot build something if we keep tearing it down," she said; Among the curriculum choices of- fered are: One trimester of U.S. Gover- nment, General Business, pyschology, economics 1 and 2, speech, careers, family living, photography, map reading and ecology. Two trimesters: Washington History, U.S. History, World History, Sociology, bookkeeping, Typing 2 careers, and T/ Work Ex- perience. Offered for three trimesters are: Typing, library, current world problems, agriculture, welding, High School Woodshop, algebra 1, German 1, general science, physics, and geometry. These com'ses are available to students in grades 9 through 12 and are taught by eight full time and two part time teachers on the high school staff. In other tmstne tbe scbool board: Received one bid on the apariments and rejected it as being too low. Ap- proved a request by the Red Cross to use the school facilities in case of emergency. Approved vouchers. An- nounced they were losing two Ceta jobs, one now and another in May. Approved a request from the elementary school to atmcl a play outside the district and use district transportation. Floyd Jackson announced a special h meeting T ursday, April 23, to discuss the negotiation packets with the teachers and staff. "The public is in- vited to attend," he said. registration - or confiscation. The result will be a greater proportion d firearms in lawless hands, and a disarmed American public inviting criminal predation. I'm as tired of defensive tactics as I am of statistics games. If gun control makes sense, why is it sold exclusively by emotionalism? If it does not make sense, why do we, whose second- amendment rights are being eroded, tolerate such bunk? Wayne van Zwoll Rt. I Box 197B, Brewster, Wa. 98812 Community: thanked Mr Editor; I would like to take this opportunity to thank the business and professional community of Brewster for their generous contributions to the recent Camp Fire Girls finance drive. The Loaders Association of Brewster will now be able to give partial campships to the girls attending Camp Zanike Lache at Lake Wenatchee this summer. These contributions make it possible for some girls to attend camp that might otherwise have been unable to participate. Thank you for your commitment to Camp Fire. Doris Lauterbach Finance Chairman Fire permits will be needed Burning regulations in the Brewster Mouse area will go into effect May 1 ac- cording to Fire Chief John Cogar. Permits may be aquired by contac- ting either Cogar or Lonn Wagg in Brewster. No brush pickup for ................ Brewster There will be no annual brush pickup this year in the town of Brewster, ac- cording to Carol Walker, Town Clerk,, "due to the expense of such a service and the present condition of town funds." Town officials recommend that people take their spring clean up brush to the Bridgeport dump site which is open each Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Home and School elects new officers Home and School held their final meeting of the current school year April 16 with election and installation of officers. Seated in their respective of- rices were Dorothy Nilles, president; Patty Bozarth, 1st vice president; Henry Wyborney, 2nd vice president; Gary Benson, secretary; Lowern Hussey, treasurer. Carolyn Robinson will be the calendar chairman of 1981- 82. A program chairman has not yet been selected. Most of the faculty was present, each of whom, along with incoming officers, retiring officers and committee chair- persons, were presented with a sile long-stemmed chrysanthemum in colors of pink, white or yellow. A preview of Oklahoma! was very well presented by Rose Walter, music director, Jan Little and Ann Dahi and was enthnslastically received by the 60 parents present. It was announced that the Redgers and Hammerstein musical will be put on in the Bridgeport High School gym/auditorium May 8 and 9. The evening concluded with refreslv ments served by Ronnie Hanford, hostess, and her assistants. I I  Picture courtesy We| Jones Left to Hght - Dorothy Nilles, Patty Bozarth, Lewern Hassey, Henry Wyborney. Gary Benson was not present for the picture. -  ...... i - ...... ==,. --"--amI im, ........................  .........  i ...... ....... .d.=' .... '=" I