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Bridgeport Daze in like a lion, out like a lamb by Louise Reeve, staffwriter Bridgeport Daze! It's been and gone and despite a cold wind of near hurricane proportions the only thing that suffered in attendance was the Fun Run at 8:00 a.m. R would have been great if the wind could always have been on their hacks but since that was im- Clowning around - Bridgeport Daze 1981 Boat launch and sewage top Pater possible several runners cancelled. Of those who did run the 5 km race in the under 12 age bracket, Kienan Slate was first with 21:45, Steve Mongeon, 27:18 and Steve Wyborney, 31:53. Men's 13 to 18, Hank Wyborney ran in 21:20 and was over-all winner. Men's 19 to 29, Fred Schmidt in 21: 23. Men's' 40 to 49, Henry Wyborney, 29:36. Women, Candy Dezellem, 25:34. Jeanie Homer, 30:39. Parade entries were Judged and form- ed up at the high school track. While the wind continued to blow, John Charap, Jack and Melba Zielke Judged the entries with the following awards. In the old cars, R. B. (Bun) Allen, hand-made tractor, put together in 1930, first; Vaughn Hightower, '55 Ford, second; Hans Moen, '48 Chevrolet Fleet Line, third. Bridgeport High School Band, first place float. Adul t clowns, first, Glonda Butlsbauch and second, Ann McIntyre. Juvenile clowns, first Robyn Slate; Jane and Michelle Dunn tied for 2nd. Non.commercial category: First, Brewster-Bridgeport-Pateros senior citizens. Second, the Welsburus, Mans- field black sheep, wool and spinning; Washburus summer recreation, third. Commercial: 1) Bruce Zalm Or- chards, 2) Security Bank, 3) Lulms Gere in his Squirt car. Juvenile Bikes: 1) Darcy Malone, 2) Travis and Nathan Muuson, 3) Daniel Burn& Miscellaneous Juvenile: First, Tam- my Dowell and Jessie, Jeffrey and Blue McCanh, 2) Tracy Shrable and 3) Bunch Grass kids, with Jill Plemous, Bryan and Kevin Champ. Bridgeport Daze chairmen were especially happy to see the number of 4- H clubs showing their many projects. Of this group the Country Cousins were first, 2) Sage Riders, 3) Bridgeport Bumpkins. There were only two riding groups this year with the Sage Riders taking first. Individual horses, 1) Shannon Ham- mons, 2) Charlie Miller with the help of ,grandmother Joan Hartford and 3) Sharon Hammons. Marching Units, 1) Tonasket Eagles Auxiliary, and 2) Bridgeport Boy Scouts. One of Mr. Thoren's ponies was lame on Saturday morning which caused a cancellation but mothers of the Dazey Maids immediately came up with a plck-up and in about 15 minutes had it decorated and ready to travel in the parade but not soon enough to be Judged. The parade proceeded down Colum- bia Avenue without incident until reaching the Coast to Coast Store when Bridgeport's Fire Department out in front of the Chamber of Commerce's fun jail, broke in and hauled Fun Day Sheriff Ernie Washburn out, strapped him to a stretcher and shoved him back into jail. (They let him loose as soon as pictures were taken). Some spectators thought there had been an accident or heart attack, but, really, it was the medics of which Ernie is one, having some fun. The jail did a land office business with Louise Reeve acting as bailiff, Clifford Brown, Marshall and Ernie rounding up the prisoners and bringing them in with a lariat rope. The wind died down, the sun came out and the rest of the day was warm and beautiful so residents and guests could enjoy wandering around the market square and eating the barbequed beef and pork served by Bridgeport FFA members. ...... A new feature was opened up this year by showing antiques in the Monroe II Building (former drug store) which the Monroe family donated for that pur- pose. Plans are already being made to have a bigger and better antique show next year. Besides various displays, Mrs. Dom Cavadini, formerly of Mans- field but now of Chelan, brought her spinning wheel, some wool and spun yarn. She also brought a collection of hand pieced quilts which were on display. A model of Bridgeport's main street at the turn of the century was made by Debbie Music and was also on display along with the antiques. This was made in connection with the senior class's work on "Project: Bunch Grass." The books are now in print and were on sale there as well as in the Market Square. Children's games were under the supervision of Gary and Nancy Benson attracted young people from surroun- cling towns as well as Bridgeport with the following results. Balloon Breaking (ages 5 and under):. 1 - Hector Vega; 2 - Alexes Sanchez; 3 - Bard Dunham, Water Balloon Toss: (ages 10 and 11). 1 - Darryl White and Lee Goehry; 2 - Ulises Garza and Mike Rader; 3 - Shawn Goehry and David Thoren. (ages 8 and 9), 1 - Joe Bebee and Juan Martlnes; 2 - Robyn Slate and Darci Malone; 3 - Tammy Doweil and Jen. niter McKee. (ages 6 and 7), 1 - Travis Munson and Corey Christtanson; 2 - Melanle Zahn and Angle Riggan; 3 - Mark Angus and Brian Charap. Sack Race: (ages 10 and 11), 1 - Ulises Garza; 2 - Shawn Goehry; 3 - Juan Martinez. (ages 8 and 9), 1 - Robyn Slate; 2- Darci Malone; 3- Erica Dunham. (ages 6 and 7), 1 - D. J. LaRoche; 2 - Sara Danham; 3 - Angle Riggan. Egg Relay: (ages 10 and 11), 1 - IRises Garza and Ricky Martinez; 2 - Serving Ihe /m',as of Irm,sler. I{ri,lgel,rt. Man.fiehl. I',aer, s u,,/tlw I,u,er Metl, ow Vul/es, Volume 80 No. 50 :  Brewster, Washington USPS 241-920 20 council agenda Jack S00:00teVens honored as .... lit ulerg, a  was presentea On s!qgemed !gzrne allure SOIOns, ............ " "  ' ..... the progress of an application for a such as a coordinated effort between grant for construction of a public boat Bridgeport, Brewster and Pateros or launch in Pateros Memorial Park. A acquiring their own laboratory in order preliminary application has been sub- to do the testing at Pateros. witted to Inter Agency Commission for Miller will get price lists for supplies Outdoor Recreation, according to the needed to equip a laboratory and report report and the council must now take a hack to council. wait and see position until further news These tests are required from various is received, federal, state, and county agencies and Also discussed was the problem of failure to comply, results in very high, accomplishing required sewage tests, fines for both the town and the operator, since Brewster is no longer able to do therefore it is hoped a solution can be them. Richard Miller, City Superinten- found as soon as possible, according to dent of Paterus, told the council he Mrs.Klngsiey. must travel to Omak for one day each In other council business, it was week to get the tests done, which is time decided to hold a Public Hearing on the consumiug and expensive for the town. Six Year Program for Pateres, on June A representative from the Depart- 16 at 8 p.m. in the Pateros City Hall. Pateros High graduates twenty-three Baccalaureate and Commencement Foisy, Kathleen Neff, Barbara Smith exercises were held in the Pateros gym on Thursday, June 4. Ministers of Pateres and Methow were in charge of baccalaureate. Larry Trim gave the baccalaureate message. Kevin Dow led the group in singing and Larry Bradshaw gave the invocation and Bob Quick delivered the benedic- tion. Commencement speakers were Stephanie Tschetter, Bonnie Schlnneger and Rhonda Byran. Martha Hohnann was class speaker. Honor speaker was Joan Curtis. Darren McEuin read a poem written by Harold Otto for the Class of 1981. Lisa Sore- molts, sang the class song, accom- panied by Martha Hofmaun. Awards presented by Principal Phil Brownlee were the following: Scholar- ship; Joan Curtis with a GPA of 3.98, Citizenship; Stephanie Tschetter and Alex Kerr, Masonic Jr. Achievement; Joan Curtis, Athlete of the Year; 'John Taylor_and Deanna Hull, Qnad City Scholastic Team; Joan Curtis, Kim and Bryan Wood. Mr. Wally Screggle, president of the Pateros Education Association presen- ted a $100 scholarship to Stephanie Tschetter. The Mark Averfll scholar- ship winners were Alex Kerr and Dan- ny Buchanan. Bonnie Schluneger, captain of the district champion volleyball team, presented Bill Wagoner of the Old National Bank, with a Service Ap- preciation Award. T.S. Borg, 1930 alumni, presented the school 50 years of continuous National Geographic magazines for the new library. They were a gift of 1930 graduate R.E. Mansfield. Thank you's from the senior class were to Jackie McKown for playing the processional and recessional; and to Mr, and Mrs. Lee Schhmeger and Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Keeler for chaperoning their senior trip. Diplomas were presented by school board representative Mel Hoffman to the members of the class; Ernest Brad- shaw, Danny L. Buchanan, Troy Alan Burnett, Rhonda Jean Byron, Joan Made Curtis, Diana Khn Foisy, Martha Sue Hofmann, Alexander Andrew Kerr, Darren Patrick McEuLq, Colyn Donald Moore, Brenda Kay Quick, Bonnie Jean Schluneger, Lisa Ann Simmons, Michael Anthony Stennes, Johnny James Taylor, Stephanle Lynne Tschetter, Mark Andrew Trim, Pamela Jean Wood, Richard W. Massey, Steven C. Stanley, Kim Annette Precht Best, Cynthin J. Edwards, Bill H. Rowland. Darryl White and Lee Goehry; 3 - Kurt Knappor and Shawn Gochry. (ages 8 and 9), 1 - Darci Malone and Robyn Slate; 2 - Soan Washburn and Paul Yeager; 3 - Juan Martinez and Fernan- dez Martinez. (ages 6 and 7), 1 - Corey Christensen and Sean McKee; 2 - Michael Murphy and Eddie Martines; 3 - Sara Dunham and Melanie Zahn. Cracker Whistle: (ages 12 and un- der), 1- Ulises Garza; 2 - Paul Yeager; 3 - Michael Murphy. Parent - Child Piggyback Race: 1 - Darci and Dan Malone; 2 - Bob and Leah Gibeaut; 3 o Martha and Seth Gibeaut. Frisbee Toss: (ages 10 and 11), 1 - Enrique Martlnez; 2-Kurt Knapper; 3- Blanca Chaveda. (ages 8 and 9), 1 - Soan Washburn; 2- Jennifer McKee; 3- Juan Martinez. (ages 6 and 7), 1 - Brian Charap; 2 - Juan Martinez; 3 - Soan McKee. There were two pinatas also donated by Gayle Pool. Volleyball winners for the women was the Assembly of God Church. Volleyball mens winners was the Nameless team. Larry Knopp was in charge of the volleyball tournament. Dezellem Farms, Inc. were un- defeated during the softball tour- nament. Budweiser of Yakima was second. Sakis of Mansfield was third, Dykes Tavern from Prosser was fourth. Star Mobile Homes from Omakl Okanogan were fifth and Short Horn Tavern, Okanogan was sixth. The Bensons were assisted by Bob and Martha Gibeaut; ribbon table helpers, Pat and Kelly Freeman and Mrs. Zielke; Norm Marshall and Denim and Ginghan Square Dancers donated hay for the coin toss; Lisa Cowell for sign; Food City and Bob Thayer for sacks. June 11, 1981 reWster:: C'itizen of :th00e: Year "It is my sincere honor to name Jack tricked intuit." Stevens Citizen of the Year," ex- "My fost son, Dale, told me he had claimed Mayor Howard Gamble to the to meet a h'itnd at the Legion and we crowd rising to their feet and ap- plauding vigorously as Mr. Stevens shyly wound his way through the crowd to the front of the room, where he would receive the coveted annual Brewster Chamber of Commerce Award. The honor is bestowed on a Brewster citizen who has served the community over the years without asking for or having received any recognition for his/her services. The award ceremony took place Saturday evening, June 6 at the American Legion Hall in Brewster. Mayor Gamble prefaced his preson- tation by saying, "Jack's recognition is long overdue as he has been serving this community faithfully for about twenty-one years and has been less visible than those of us who are in the public eye." He continued in his ob- viously sincere praise by commending Jack for always taking pride in his work, especially that of Brewster Cemetery caretaker. "Jack turned that place from a desert filled with bramble bushes into something of beauty because of his dedication," Gamble said. Jack listened, somewhat stunned, as Dr. Harold Lamberton Joined the two men and commended Jack for his con- sciontious work throughout the past years. He also chose to tease Jack a lit. fie bit about having a crush on Jack's sister as a child, "but she didn't know I was around," he chided. Vernon (Sonny) Holt also came for- ward and remembered having known Jack since he was a small child. He also said when he was once a councilman, "I'd head for the cemetery when the pressure got too bad and talk to Jack while I enjoyed the beauty and peaceful environment he created up there. He is dedicated, quiet and caring," Holt concluded. Jack was given a beautiful wood plaque with a scroll engraved with his name and the year he was honored, on it. He was also given a, beautifui center- piece for his wife Dolorous. He recalled, "I remember spanking Sonny and Howard when they were little and I drove a logging truck, 'cause they'd sometimes get in the way," Jack remarked. The nearly seventy'five year old Jack, who worked for the city over twenty-one years, was born  in Brewster, "Right behind where the fire hall now stands," he said. "It all happened so fast, Itwas won- derfui, I already hung up the plaque and the flowers were so beautiful," said Jack, who continued, ."If I'd have known, I'd never been there, I was should all go along," he added. Jack was also given a few cards sent him by well-wishers and a guest book that recorded the names of all those present for the speinl occasion. Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of Miss Brewster, Becky Hogan, who wtll reign over the Bonanza Days activities, June 27 and 28 in Brewster. Miss Hogan is the daughter of the late Marion Hogan and Mrs. Gevie Hogan of Brewster. She is a 1981 graduate of Brewster High School and is very interested in art. Becky was accompanied by Dale Ledbeter of En- fiat who assisted her with the guest book. Guest speaker Chuck Langlois, of Leavenworth, gave a dynamic talk, urging everyone to 'proclaim your uniqueness'. He began by praising the town of Brewster and the Chamber of Commerce for recognizing a citizen who does not have public exposure, "That is a real quality town," he said. "There are seventy billion people in the world and none other like you and no,other town like Brewster," he claimed, telling how each merchant can adopt some way to show their uniqueness also. "I put a moosehead on my wall and it talks," he said. "It drives people bananas and it is unique, so people return to my shop to show it to their friends." "Ideas, positive ideas, should be used, there is no room for negative in- put if one's uniqueness is to be utilized," he said. "Why do people come to Leavenworth?" he asked. "No, it's not the mountains, they've been there always; it is the uniqueness because we reach out and touch people," he an- swered. Chuck Lungiois Langiois gave many many ideas to those present, regarding selling an Idea and selling the town. He stressed Jack Stevens. quality as a philosophy of life, providing things for all segments of the population and love. Most of his ideas were indeed unique because of their simplicity, especially in regards to get- ting participation in your town of out, side entertainment... "Write them and say 'you have been chosen by Brewster as the outstanding band, person, vocal group, etc., of the month' inviting them to come to your community as a guest (free lunch etc.) and ask ff they will perform," he suggested. He also told of the gimmicks used to get publicity elsewhere in the country and urged all chamber members to coordinate their advertising efforts, find a symbol for Brewster to use in every ad, and in the case of radio advertising, find a song that can be played before and after each Brewster ad, 'til people hear the song and know immediately that It means something about Brewster. Although Langlois does not tell Jokes per se, he does indeed tell funny an- cedotes that keep the guests aroused and continually surprised at the simple solutions to seemingly difficult problems. He is both imaginative and creative in his presentation, getting everyone's attention from the start with "his Bavarian outfit and holding their attention right through to the end when he says, "Brewster, there's a lot of life Citizen Of The Year Bob Arias, Brewster City Superinten- dent, suggested that all those who plan writing the Department of Ecology regarding the Sewage Treatment Plant, also send a copy of their letter to Doug Johnson, 8 CW - Livingston Associated, 4010 Stoneway North, Seat. tie, Washington 98103, DOug is the City Engineer and for- warding a copy to him maybe of ad- ditional benefit as he strives to capture the grant for matching funds for Brewstar. "Letters really help," says Mayor Howard Gamble, who continued, "time is of the essence so I hope people won't put off writing, as nothing impresses the Department more than citizens responses to a community's needs." Letters on sewage plant need copies out there.., go get RI" The two door prize winners were Neal Judkins (gift certificate from Apple Junction) and Jack Stevens (an apple candy dish from Colambla Drug). Approximately eighty-one guests were on hand tot e event.