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Page 6 ADri130. 1998 Otmd City. HerAld Cn==dren's tree is planted to tune of nursery rhyme Them used to be an old corkscrew willow tree in the front yard at The Children's House, but it was removed when the day care facility was enlged. The contractor, Lionel Wilson of Pateros, agreed to plant a replacement tree in the spring. So on Friday, April 24, Wilson delivered the promised tree. Wilson and two workers dug a hole, put the tree in,removed the prolectivecoverings around the roots and refilled the hole. It was a routine landscape job, the kind performed on hundreds of lawns every day. Most landscapers, however, are not seranaded as they work; Wilson ,and his helpers were watched by a fascinated group of four and five year aids, who had learned a song in honor of Arbor Day. And they sang as the tree went into the ground, making up some of their own verses as they went along. "This is the way we plant our tree, plant our tree, plant our tree, plant our tree, this is the way we plant our tree, so early in the morning," the children sang as two men wielded shovels. The obvious physical labor involved inspired a verse from the kids. "This is the way we work hard hard, work hard hard, work hard hard--" "Hard hard?" asked their teacher Crissy Goble. h ' .'This is the way we work really . ara, worn reauy nara, wor really hara, so early in the morning," the children sang. Wilson estimated the red maple is about 15 feet tall. It was carefully Cheryl Schwoizor photo A new tree was planted in the lawn of The Children's House, accompanied by a lot of interest and a little music. manuvered into the ground; the green plasdc covering the roots was removed and the hole was filled with dirt. The children watched with interest and sang on, about filling the hole with dirt and water. Technology fair planned in Bridgeport Schoc)l Teachers and students in every classroom at Bridgeport Elementary School will demonstrate the results of a year at  using and experimenting with technology at a technology fair, Monday, May 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The district received two grants prior to the the current school year; the money was used to buy some new computers and programs and teach children (and teachers) how to use them effectively, said Sarah McKern, one of the technology fair organizers. For the entire school year, children have been using the computers in their , reading and writing lessons, the subjects emphasized in the 1997-98 school year. "We are really excited about this," McKem said. Teachers have emphasized the use of four different programs, designed to aid children in reading and writing. Reading and wriling are the cornerstones IHappy 40th I'm glad I'm not as old as of any child's education. But "reading and writing are hard. They're hard to learn, and they're hard to teach," McKern said. The computers and programs have proven to be important tools in teaching children those critical skills, McKem said. She said she has been surprised by the .impact the computers have made on her classroom. "I use my computer every day with the kids," she said. The new computers and programs will be demonstrated in various classrooms. The teachers will supervise and explain, but the children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, will demonstrate. "The kids are going to run the programs," she said. The children will demonstrate the grade school's InterNet connection, the videocamera-computerconnection, books and encyclopedias on computer. Each classroom has at least one compute=" with Hyperstudio, aprogram which allows children to do reading and writing exercises on the computer. The Intellitools program reads fiction stories to the children and provides spoken and written information on non-fiction topics. The Accelerated Reader uses books in the schoollibrary; the children read the book and then take a test about the book on the computer. Apparently tests aren't as bad when theyaretakenwithakeyboard and a mouse rather than a pencil and paper. "Sure. they're taking a test, but they're taking it on the computer," McKem said. The favorite new tech tool appears to be the e-Mates, "awesome little green computers" that are used to teach keyboarding and other computer skills, as well as writing and illustrating reports. There are 24 e-Mates, rolled from room to room on their own cart, Spnng Re..qts ton May 1 New Testament Christian Academy, All day Preschool & Kindergarten thru 7th grade A Beka curriculum Experienced, loving teachers Disciplinegood study habits taught Supervised lunchsnacks, naps Christian atmosphere !../.  Call 689 NTCA(6822) ; ' Register early. Classes ,,,, ',.. .. Fi, fast lir,',ite,J spaoe. #11 LI l".!;:. !  1809 Sunset Drive, ,. I"  Brewster fl,;;: . "" They have drawing as well as word processing capacity; they also use wireless technology to send information from computer to computer. Somehow the dreadedjobofwriting a report isn't as bad on the e-Mate. McKem requires her students to finish any other homework before they are allowed to use the e-Mates. "That day, if they know they are going to get to use the e-Mates, they get all their work done," she said. The computers have turned out to be a very important motivational tool, she said. "They (the students) are learning a lot from this," McKem said."Itenhances our curriculum." McKern said she believes the combination of computers and programs are helping kids: the teachers don't have time to use things that are ineffective, she said. Modem children need to be computer literate, McKem said, and the the grants have allowed Bridgeport's children to have access to the new technology, even if it is not available at home. POTTY WAGON Subdivisions Road Construction Septic Systems Tree Removals Homesite Preparation 689-2482 or 689-2455 eve. [Carter Excavation, me, WESTERN SALE Boots for Men, Women & Children - 20%. 30%. 40% 0ff-- Large selection of brand names. / Women Western Wear . ?d ?t ==  ^ n w r '=:": --oo. -.bU ;to 0It Tops Sknrts Vests Dresses OKANoGAN (509) 422-2760 Mother of the year can't from page 1 to the mothers in time for Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10. The mother who is selected will receive gifts from a number of local businesses, including In Focus Photography, The Pharmacy, 7th Street Market, Webster Furniture. Lindsey's Drive-In, Grover's Building Supply, Wilson Gardens, Pateros Ace Hardware, the Quik-E-Mart in Brewster and Bridgeport, Boesel Motors, the Country Clipper, La Milpa Bakery, Elliott's Floral, the Razor's Edge Design Team Salon, Bridgeport True Value Hardware, Brewster IGA, Tony's Family Entertainment Center, Something Special Gift Shop, Alpine Ice Cream and Espresso, Ag Supply Co., Apple Avenue Auto Parts, Brewster Drag and True Value Hardware, Mi Casita Restaurant and the Steak House Restaurant. E ,rewster council can't from page 1 and no comment, the council approved the request. In other business, council members agreed to pay disposal costs of a portion of the garbage collected by Brewster school students. High school, junior high and elementary school students fanned out all over town to pick up garbage Friday afternoon. Deputy city clerk Jackie Moriarty said that last year city officials paid part of the disposal costs for garbage picked up in city-owned alleys. District officials had asked the city to do the same thing this year; the fees were about $100 to $120 in 1997, Moriarty said. Council members agreed to pay for the disposal of up to two tons. " marshal .. II C;I.I IU can't from page 1 about trips they had made to Washington, D.C. and southern California respectively. Both girls received a donation from the Chamber to pay part of the cost of their trips. Hernandez attended a student leadership conference in March; Lynn attended the national Future Business Leaders of American convention in July 1997. Lynn was the only delegate from Bridgeport, so she was the designated delegate for all official actions, she said. The convention had long sessions--- sometimes not adjourning until near midnight---of competitions, workshops and meetings, and she was ill with what turned out to be pneumonia. Nevertheless, she was glad she got the chance to participate, she said. Lynn and then-chapter advisor Debbie Schilling went to many of the well-known tourist attractions in greater Los Angeles, including Disneyland and the Universal Studios theme park as well as the beach. She said she felt honored to have received that level of support from her community and school. Hernandez said the week in Washington, D.C. went by too fast; there was so much to see and do. The students visited the Capitol and met a number of dignitaries, including Doc Hastings, the U.S. Representative for north central Washington, and Patty Murray, U.S. Senator for Washington. In addition, they participated in mock government sessions, debating national issues and approving mock "legislation." Hernandez said she discovered there were usually lots of sides to an issue, and that making decisions was not as easy as she had thought it would be. The participants also heard a speech from Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House; she could tell he had been a teacher by the way he gave the speech, she said. The students took night tours of some of Washington's most famous monuments, visited Arlington National and too many museums during the day. Hernandez said she was glad she was allowed to go and thanked the Chamber members for their interest and support. B ewster School plans Book Fair A Scholastic Book Fair will be held at Brewster Elementary School May 6, 7, and 8 The May 6 and 7 session will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the session on May 8 will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students will take home a copy of the Scholastic Book fair book list. It will highlight many of the books featured at the fair  all of which, according tolibrarian Mrs McCracken, have been carefully selected by reputable educators and editors. The Book Fair is offering tWO books for the price of one. You buy one and get one of equal or lesser valu free. All purchases wiil benefit the Brewster School by generating funds for school projects. Persons should check in at the office when they arrive. ANKLE OR FOOT PROBLEM?  Dr. Frank Cobarrubia is a Physician \\; / and Surgeon specializing _] in ANKLE & FOOT disorders. Located in Chelan - 682-0232 Services also available @ Okanogan Douglas Hospital - 689-2517 Heel Pain Broken Bones Ingrown Nails - Bunions COMMUN!00::MED!C00 CENTER Intro uces l ae X-ray Department / " el'bank you for a// gour bard ..... : ::::: toork and dedication. Steve Eylar Jan Jones Radiograph in the dictionary means a negative or picture made by means of radioactivity; an X-ray photograph. To the technologists in the X-ray Department falls the responsibility of radiograph - clear/accurate pictures, processing of negatives, deliver X-rays to the doctor and radiologist. The Department offers a full sprectrum of X-rays (ear/nose/throat, pediacs, orthopedics, post op surgery, geriatrics, and cancer), also, EKGs and Pulmonary Function tests. Part of lhe job includes department filling, and getting the billing ready for the radiologist. Jan Jones RTR, who is irt charge of the department and came to the clinic nine years ago, said she likes her job in a small clinic "you get to know the patients - they become friends, It also gives me a chance to work with a variety of specialists." A Radiologic Technologist of 21 years, Jan trained at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Montana. Co-worker Steve Eylar RTR, a life long resident of Okanogan, works two days a week in the department and with orthopedics, Dr. Jim Lamberton and Karen Daniels. Steve started his career at Mid Valley Hospital after receiving a RTR degree from Yakima Valley College in 1980. He also began working with Dr. Lamberton in 1989 (when Lamberton first started his orthopedic practice) and became an official tech of the Community Medical Center in 1997. We ha re the finest doetors and stalrto serve you. 'Quality Care With a Small Town Touch" (5o9) 689.2525, 520 wo Indian Avenue