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2 FOR THE PlaICE OF Young cancer patient needs financial assistance Friends ofa Brewsterman diagnosed with liver cancer are working to raise money to help him in his fight against the disease. Juan Garcia, 21, currently is undergoing bimonthly chemotherapy treaunents at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. For the past two summers Gareia, a 1997 graduateofBrewster High School, has been employed in the parks maintenance department of the city of Brewster. Originally he was hired through a job training program that subsidized part of his wages. "He did such anoutstandingjobwe hired him back last year," said parks manager Jerald Aldridge. He was hired by the city this summerbut hisillness intervened. Othercity workers are trying to raise money to helpGm'cia, who has no insurance. "Any cancer- related medicine is expensive," said Dave Reynolds, city maintenance worker. Garcia's mother accompanies him on the twice-monthly trips to Seattle. She has been unable to fred accommodations in the city and as a consequence has been staying in her son's hospital room. Reynolds said he hoped someone in Brewster could suggest or knew of alternative accommodations. An account has been established at the Interwest Bankbranch in Brewster in Garcia's name (Jnan A. Garcia) for donations. People who want to donate also can contact Reynolds, Aldridge, or the Brewster City Hall. Juan was an active member of the Columbia Cove Recreation Center while he attended school, Aldridge said; he was rec center's Citizen of the Year in 1995. The Gareias were named the recreation center's family of the year in 1997; Jose and Filimina Gareia and their five children are active as volunteers, attending soccer games, working at fundraisers,coaching youth soccer teams. "He (Juan) has been a great role model for all the kids," Aldridge said. Aldridge and the Oarcia family have become close friends. "He's like a son to me." Reynolds said fundraising ideas also are being solicited. "The important thing is, we need to get things moving along very soon." People who want more information can contact Reynolds or Aldridge at Brewster City Hall. Los amigos de un muchacho de Brewster diagnosticado con cancer "Any cancer- related medicine del higado, estan trabajando para juntar dinero y a yndarlo pe lear la enfermedad. Juan Garcia de 21 anos, is expensive," actualmente bajo tratamiento de quimoterapia dos - Dave Reynolds, veces al rues en el city maintenance Centro Medico de la worker. Universidad de Washington en Seattle. Por los utilmos dos veranos Garcia, un gradudado de la escuela de Brewster en el 1997, da side un empleado del departmento de mantenimento de parkes de pueblo de Brewster. Originalmente fue empleado per el programa de entrenamiento que pagaba parle de su salario. "El hizo un buen trahajo que el pueblo volvio a empleario en ano pasado" dijo un empleado del parke Jerald Aldridge. El rue empleado este verano por el pueblo per su enfermendad intervino. Otros empleados estan tratando de juntar dinero para ayudar a Garcia, quien no tiene aseguranza. "Cualquier medicina de cancer is muy cara," dijo Dave Reynolds, empleado de mantenimiento del pueblo. La mama Twenty one year old Juan Garcla stands with fallow city employee Jerald Aldridge. "He did such an outstanding job we hired him back last year," - Jerald Aldridge, city parks manager ' de Garcia !o acompana en sus viajes a Seattle dos veces al rues. Ella no ha podido encontrar acomodaciones en ia ciudad y a consecuencias se ha estado quendando en el cuarto del hospital de su hijo. Reynolds dijo que esperaba que alguien en Brewster pudiera sugerir o saber de otra alternativa de acomodacion. Una cuenta ha side establecida en el Banco Interwest en Brewster al nombre de Garcia (Juan A. Garcia) para donaciones. Personasquequieran donar tambien puedencomunicarse con Reynolds,Aldridge, o el Brewster City Hail. Juan era un miembro active dei Columbia Cove Centre de Recreacion mientrasalantendialaescuela, Aldridge dijo; que al habia side el Cuidadano del Ano del 1995 para el rec center. LosGarcia fueron nombradoslafamilia del ano para el 1997 del centre de recreacion; Jose y Filamina Garcia y suscinconinos son voluntariosactivos, atienden juegos de futboi, trabajando cuando se junta dinero, entrenadores de equipos de futbol para menores. "El (Juan), a side un buen ejemplo pare redes los nines," Aldridge dijo. Aldridge y la familia Garcia hen Ilegado a ser amigos. "El es come un hijo." Reynolds dijo que idea pare recaudar fondos son solicitadas."Lo importante es que, necesitamos llevar las cosas rodando bien." Personas que quieran mas informacion pueden hablar a Reynolds o Aldridge al Brewster City Hall. Bomb disposal experts from Snohomish County and the Everett Police Department will be in Brewster tonight, Thursday, June 18, to train emergency services personnel, school district representatives and some private business employees in bomb search techniques and responses to -No Job TooSmali Whites Construction Co. New construction, remodel & repair Commercial & Residential 30 Years Experience KEN WHITE, owner ESMArES 509 422"3714 U,,,,o, Bomb search class tonight in Brewster bomb threats, something suspicious is foundl The The class will be at 7 p.m. at the Brewster Fire Department meeting room. Bmwster Police chief Mike Thurher said the participants will learn how to conduct searches for explosive devices safely and what to do when training will be offered at no charge. The class was scheduled following a telephoned bomb threat at Brewster High School Tuesday, June 2. 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"i WeDehver: Friday 10a,m,-l,m, Cool off with Schwan's Ice Cream I 689-3379 Main Avenue, Brewster County Everett officers. Some of their training is paid for by the Washington State Patrol; as a result, the officers are responsible for providing response and training for some areas outside Snohomish County, including Okanogan County. Ouad Ci Harald June 18 la Pateros Council sets hearing dat00. == on annexation [ 00roposal Paaa 5 Pateros City Council members will hear a request to annex some property at the north city limits during the regular council meeting Monday, June 22. The land in question is located between the Rio Acres suldivisiou and a trailer park, said city clerk Diane Wareham. The subdivision and part of the trailer park are in the city; property further up the hill is in the city. The land next to the road is not. It includes an apple orchard and the nnaining portion of the mobile home park. Under the proposal, that land would be annexed into the city. Property further along Watson Draw Road, including one residence, are not included. During Monday's meeting council members will decide whether or not to consider the proposal. If council members decide to consider the proposal, a hearing will be scheduled. After that hearing council members would have 60 days to decide whether to accept or reject the proposal, Wareham said. Bridgepo00 Council grants vanance to trailer park owners Bridgeport City Council members have granted approval, with conditions, of a variance requested by Larry and Jackie Engholm, owners of Leisure Manor Trailer Park. The Engholms wanted to expand their existing park, which is located along TacomaAvenue.The expansion is subject to zoning laws passed since the original park was built. The couple wasasking that some oftherequirements of the new zoning laws be modified. They asked for modifications in the standards for roads, sidewalks and open space.Theyproposedgravelroadsinside the park, no sidewalks and smaller recreation spaces than specified in the city codes. In his appfication, Engholm said the expanded area would have fewer trailers than permitted under the code. The city employees recommended the variance be approved, with conditions. They recommended the elimination of one trailer lot to accommodate open space requirements and allow for a turnaround for vehicles. The roads in the park intended for two-way traffic should a minimum of 20 feet wide to allow for vehicle and pedestrian safety, the report said, and one-way roads should be identified with signs and be at least 16 feet wide. City property within the area should be vacated, the re.port said, and the owners should grantthecity an easement of 10 feet on either side of city water mains and anyothercity-owned utilities. Peppers & Tomatoes =============================================== : .::::::::::.: ::::::::::. _:. -.::.:::::=-::::--- ::::::::::::::::::::::: WILSON GARDENS 25891 Hwy. 97, Brewster Two council members, Lynn Halterman and Lee Wood, did not take part in the discussion or the vote. Halterman lives in the trailer park, and Wood attended a planning commission meeting at which some parts of the proposal were discussed. The council voted 3-0 to approve the proposed variance. Engholm will be required to submita site plan by the June 24 council meeting, said deputy city clerk Jean Hardie. In other business,council members scheduled a hearing for the June 24 council meeting to gather public comment on a proposal to amend the city's comprehensive plan. A person owning property along Foster Creek Avenue has submitted a request to change the zoning along thestreetbetween 19thand23rdsUeets. Currently the area is zoned as traffic commercial, which prohibits any new residences. The property owner has requested a revision that would allow existing buildings to be converted to residences as well as allowing new residences. Planning commission members suggested that any changes be subject to stringent regulations, including prohibiting access from Foster CreekAvenue and requiting fences or other barriers on the street side. City residents are invited. i POTTY WAGON Subdivisions.. Road Constru(:tiohl Septic Systems Tree Removals Homesite Preparation 689-2482 or 689-2455 eve. Carter Excavati0n, Inc, GEEAT RATtS-- No LOAN Autos, APR Boats gRV's % This great low rate is available fo'a limited time[ Stop by your local InterWest office, call 1-800-871-LOAN or visit our web site at www.interwestbank.com to apply. 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