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Pa~e "~4 May 3~ 2001 Ouad City. Herald Finishing a sidewalk curb takes a skilled eye and a steady trowel. 's 7 Cheryl Schweizer photo AcoupleofyeaxsagoNorthT=Street drivinginandoutoftheirresidences, discombobulated but not disrupted. in Brewster got nice new wide and going to and from Brewster Even building a sidewalk requires a sidewalks;Sonth7* Street, alas, hadto school and events in the park. lot of excavation, leveling the ground, go without. That is being remedied Construction equipment (even for building forms. The curbs have to be now. a sidewalk) takes up a lot of room. finished by hand, just like a concrete The new sidewalk will extend One whole lane is filled with trucks floor. from the intersection at Main and and mixers and equipment, and Public works superintendent Mike 7=streetstoS=insetAvenue.That's willbeforthedurationoftheproject. Shenyer said the project should be a busy road, of course---people Traffic, however, has been finished by mid-May. Wizard of Oz performance to be in Omak L.FrankBaum,authorofTheWizard of about 12 people to apply all that Stage makeup is designed to stay in of Oz, fdled his story with exotic makeup on all those people. Three place through singing, dancing, charactersandextravagantsituations-- people will devote all their efforts clinches, swordfights--whatever the talking trees, flying monkeys, wizards to making up the 50 kids that are state directions require. Johnston and witches, a talking scarecrow and a playing the Munchkins. Another decided to make up the Emca'aldCity cowardlylion, an Emerald City. Baum group will work on secondaryresidents in a style called restoration conjured up magic and adventure for characters like the Winkles (in the comedy, "every very pale, withalotof D0rothy and her little dog Toto (and all movie, theywerethebigbadsoldiers extravagant eyes and bold tips." The the kids who have traveled along) that guarded the Wicked Witch of white makeup will require a whole lot effortlessly, with the stroke of a pen. the West, but in the book they were of layers. "They are going to hate us Theproducersoftheclassic 1939movie little scared slaves). Johnston and when we are done with them." had to work harder to translate the story her helpers will work on the major The makeup is oil-based, thebetter to screen, but they had the resources of characters, including Dorothy and to stay in place when the going gets a huge technical department. Its her friends, the witches and the tough."Youcovereveryinchofskin magicians could--with sufficient wizard. Johnston also will handle that is showing," including the neck moneyandtime,--buildatomadoora thereallytrickyjobs.Butlongbefore and hands, if necessary. But oil is tin man or choreograph a Munchkin opening night, "I had to design the veryshiny, which will show on stage. dance, look for each of these groups." So the makeup has to be covered Bringing this classic story to the Those decisionswere not made on with a layer (or layers) of powder. stage, especially a small-town stage, thebasisofartalone.Itwasmanifestly "Youpressthepowerintothemakeup requires some work, and some impossible, she said, to do an elaborate to. create a finish. You powder lips ingenuity, makeup job on 50 little, energetic, and everything." The combination TheaudiencesthatattendTheWizard nervous Munchkins. While they are stays in place, even if the actor starts of Oz the next two weekends at the veryelaboratelycostumedinthemovie, sweating. Omak Performing Arts Center will see in Baurn's book they all dress alike. Something that stays on through so the talking trees, the singing dancing Johnston and costume director Susan much adversity is, of course, pretty scarecrow, the tomado, eventhe flying Graves opted for something simple hard to get off. It takes an oil-based monkeys. Dorothy and her dog will be and "very stylized. Because after all, product toremoveit---"and I'll tell you on the yellow brick road, sentoffbythe the Munchkins are not human." what works better than anything else, Munchkins to the Emerald City, Everybody wiU dress and look the same, and that's baby wipes." meeting the scarecrow and tin man and and"hopefully, (be) just as cute as little It was Johnston's job to work out tbe cowardly lion along the way. buttons." makeup designs, and then do the While the elements of the story are Three of the Munchkins also p!ay shopping--from a reputable but familiar, the details will be different, the flying monkeys--and the monkeys inexpensive fu'm, if she could find it. When director David Baker held areperhapsthemostchallengingjobof Shedid,butitwasalotmoreworkthan auditions, "he made the comment this the whole play. They have to look like she anticipated. "I think I'll just direct is not going to be the MGM version," monkeys. To achieve the look they will from now on. said Judy Johnston, who will be in havetoweaxa"prostheticface.It'slike The Wizard of Oz will start its six- charge of the makeup, a latex piece that is fitted. And it's got performance run tomorrow night, That will be a big challenge. Telling abignose, likeamonkey's,"aswellas Friday, May 4. Evening performances, the elaborate and exotic story will monkey eyes and monkey lips. The Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 11 require a cast of about l00 eharacters, face is attached with spirit gum ("oh, and 12, will be at 7:30pan. Sunday young and old, to say nothing of the it'shorridstuff'),andtheedgebetween matinees, May 6 and 13, will be at 3 dog.Thedogisabonttheonlycharaeter mask and face is blended away with p.m. Tickets are available from who doesn't need a lot of makeup, layers of skin cream, powder and latex Johnston at the BrewstexPublic Library It will take, Johnston said, a crew makeup, or at Riverbend Travel. Boaters cautioned to know their limits this spring Spring marks the beginning of Limit loading your boat. Never quickly affects your judgement and CoastGuard-approvedlifejacketofthe boating season, and the Washington exceedtherecommendedweightshown reactions, appropriate size for each person on StateParksandRecreatiouCommission on your boat's capacity place. Limit your movement in the boat board, and kids 12 years and younger cautions boaters, particularly anglers, Overloadedboatsaremuchmorelikely and keep your weight low. Moving are required to wear a lifejacket on the to know their limits during this tirne of tocapsize, around and standing in a small boat open deck of any boat under 19feet. year, when Northwest weather and Limit boating to safe weather and increases the chance of capsizing and Sixpeoplehavediedinrecreational water conditions can change quickly water conditions. Check the weather falling overboard, boating accidents in Washington and with little waming, forecasts before going fishing or "Remember that accidents cansince January 1 of this year and "Thesamerulesofsafe-boatingapply boating. High winds, stormy seas and happen even to careful boaters who do five of the six were not wearing toeveryoneinasmallboat,'saidMark swift currentsspell Irouble. Be aware know their limits, and wearing a lifejackets. Kenny, boating law enforcement of changing weather and water lifejacket is your hest insurance should coordinator for State Parks. "Knowing conditions, you be involved in an accident," said your limits means remembering just Kenny. four basic rules of small-boat safety." Limitalcohol consumption. Alcohol All boats are required to carry aU.S. Harmony House will be hosting a pre- and residents. Everyone willbe in Mexican Cinco de Mayo Day, May 4, Friday, 2:30 dress. The potluck will feature Mexican p.m. With a potluck for staff, friends, family foods and with Mexican BBQ. Vanilla, Spring Rain, Cherry Almond, Gardenia, Sugar Cookies, Peaches & Cream, Rosemary, and many more 525 Main Street, Brewster (509) 689-2507 Missionary family to speak in Brewster Bill and Marie Hennessy and their children, who work in Africa as missionaries, will talk about their experiences during church services Sunday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Brewster Assembly of God church. The family calls itself Team Hennessy; children Rachel, Tom, James and Bethany are involved in everything from children's programs to handing out literature. Family members will be talking about their experiences in Nigeria, where Bill Hennessy was a seminary president. When they return to Africa in the fall, they will move to Cape Town, South Afiica. The church is located at 600 West Indian Avenue. All interested persons are invited. Award Winners (left to right) Most Improved Player Jill Bumett, Most Inspirational Geof Collins, Most Valusble Player Miryla Libbey, Most Valuable Player Marcus Stonnes, Moat Inspirational Hanna Hull, Most Improved Chris Gonzales and Captain Paris Lilly. Lots of IN-STORE SPECIALS!t! / SPRING FENCE & FARM SALE Feed Specials % BEDDING PLANTS HANGING BASKETS Men's Jeans $9.99 PR 518 & Golden D Series Oil $1.09/qt. GARDENING SUPPLIES Animal Health Specials Drop in & Check out the SUPER SAVINGS!!! 3PK c.o cLOVES $3.99 PK L NORC Hot Dogs & Pepsi O - Raps on hand to help you i '3 with your welding questions orLeather Palm Gl^ve ""% problems. Welding Demonstrations v ,: U SPECIALS are Friday & Saturday 1il.99 PR i WELDING CONTEST - Friday, / May 11 Noon 'til 2:00 pm :i', KOZl RADIO --- " %(1 i E)'"UVE REMOTE FRIDAY 10-2 . I FAIR / 9.00 1.00 PM [ SPECIAL)] 604 HWY 97, Brewster i (509)689-2423 Store Hours: Mon-eri 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM %i! | (800)399-2423 Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ''':':"J! ' : d