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pAnA 6 unA 27:lgg6 Oumd Ci Hrald Chuck Neville knows how to fix cars and trucks ,(,eneral Motors Corporation says so up with the times and the technology, ..... "you need to take some type of schooling or classes every six months." Cheryl Schweizer photo , According to General MotorS, who should know, Chuck Neville knows his engines. Boesel Motor the recipient successfully completes an exhaustive series of tests covering GMC cars and trucks. In addition, Neville has received training and certification in "all but one of the system s in the GM line of cars and trucks, including automatic transmissions, steering and suspension; rebuilding engines and tuneups. He said continuing training was necessary for a mechanic to kno, his job. In the 1960s the service manual for the entire GMC line consisted of one book, about two inches thick. Now the service manual for one car is one three-inch-thick book, and the manual for the 1996 Sierra pickups is actually three books. In order to keep I mechanic receives GMC award Chuck Neville, a mechanic at Boesel Motors in B rewster, received an Expert Technician award from GMC's Five Star Performers Transportation Technic inns Guild. It is the company's second highest award for technical training. The Five Star pward is given after Automotive technology changes quickly and continually.GMC recently changed the computers in the emissions control system, sending all of its mechanics back to school. Neville recalled a tongue in cheek letter he saw in a newspaper comparing doctors and auto mechanic. While doctors must keep up with technical innovations and new medicines, they only have to deal with "one major line, two basic models." Auto mechanics aren't so lucky, Yet keeping current is only part of being a good mechanic, he said. A good mechanic is conscientious and pays attention to what they are doing. "It's like any other job. You take pride in your work and do it right." Neville has been employed at Boesel Motors since June 1994."I personally think I have one of the best jobs in the. world," he said. He always liked to work on cars, he said, and pursued it as a hobby during the years he was working as a welder."I started working on cars when I was 16, simply out of necessity," he said, keeping an aging car on the road. But when he started a career it was as a welder. He ran the machine shop at Brewster Welding for the last two years it was in business, he said. When the shop closed, he was offered all opportunity for a new career; the state employment division was willing to pay some of the costs of retraining. Neville enrolled in automotive thnoiogy courses atWenatchee Valley College. He excelled there, winning the President's Medal, being named the outst,'mding vocational student and serving as student body president. Sum-Fun program scheduled in Bridgeport Bridgeport will be one of the sites of the Sum-Fun summer recreation program. Children eight to 12 years of age are invited tO participate in the program, held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm; each Monday and Wednesday through August 7. The cost is $5 per week or $20 for the summer. The Sum-Fun program includes games and activities and information about relationships and healthy lifestyles. The coordinator is Julie Davidson. The Sum-Fun program is sponsored by the Okanogan County Drug Prevention/Traffic Safety Program. People who want more information can contact Davidson in Bridgeport or the program office in Oogan. leliminated Ifor millions (SPECIAL)-- A new drug has been approved that is exciting research- ers in the treatment of pain. 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Box 254, Bridgepor B qs Lic # DONCRC'[ToIJE Rovers 4-H members clean Bonanza litter Members of the Three River Rovers 4-H club hit the Brewster park early Monday morning, picking up popsicle and corn dog sticks, paper plates, candy wrappers and other debris left over from Bonanza Days. Leader Patty Nickell said the litter patrol was the group's service project, a reflection of a change in the rules for livestock competition in the Okanogan County Fair. Beginning in 1996 participants must complete the new "merit program" in order to be eligible for belt buckle competition. -In addition to the, rvice project,.4-H members must present a publiq displa'y or gi; a speech' 6i'denibnstr'at'nl.cbncrning agriculture, complete their record books and submit them arihe fair and participate in me fitting and showing competition. They weighed Arid tagged their livestock last week, the last requirement under the merit program. The credits earned through the merit program are part of the competitor's overall point total, which determines their cash awards, Nickell said. Three River Rovers members cleaning up the park included Jake, Faith and Heather Brown, their mother Cindy and Sarah, Neil and Bethany Nickell and their morn Patty. Installation & Service Grundfos Stainless LongS;: lrviP?nmP; area e dig iWater I M.V.M. Quality Drilling "We Dig Water" 760 NE Old Highland Orchard Rd. (509) 686-5685 Bridgeport, WA. 988 i 3 Lic. #MVMQUDI38NO 88 45 6' Fiberglass '1 32 Gallon Garbage Can 71102,62 7 88 Step Ladder  II ,i/ 1020841 Shelf 1037852...$9.88 f_a 20" Box Fan t.r..\\;/ Household 63858  Insect Control ntntaooa I 73684 IOO I ,--. ........ - ,oo [ A i,!/ >.i. 1 .gal. I IFIIIIIIBI 4 iij .,d-;i I !00,illll00l J3.=9J.. W eT=&.  03 9514""$ Hour. i.: . a.-.' p.-ff."  a.m.- 5:0 p.m. PATEROS ',HARDWARE PATEROS MALL 923-2622 Bridgeport Chamber hon 3rr four community members Cheryl Schwoizer photo Bridgeport Chamber Community Appreciation Award winners (left to right) Lupe Martinez, Maria Martinez, Tammy Flares and Brenda Turner. Brenda Turner, TammY Flores and Martinez cousins receive May's Appreciation Award Brenda Turner and Tammy Flores, local co-chaffs of the Columbia River Royalty pageant, and Lupe and Mario Martinez received Community Appreciation Awards for May. The awards are sponsored by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and were presented at the general membership meeting Wednesday, June 19. Bridgeport mayor Steve Jenkins gave the award to the Marlinez cousins. Mario and Lupe Martinez-- like many people in Bridgeport--are active in the community but uncomfortable with recognition, Jenkins said. The Martinez boys are committed not only to their families but to the town, Jenkins said. They influence children through their jobs with the Bridgeport School District and they are active members of the fire and ambulance departments. During spring vacation they patrolled the downtown streets on their own time in an effort to reduce rowdyism, Jenkins said. Flores and Turner were the town's co-chairs for the 1996 Columbia River Royalty pageant. Their hard They continue to work hard as chaperones for the girls at parades, luncheons and community events. In other business, Miss Bridgeport Erica Jacobson and Miss BrewsterTiffany Gering attended the meeting to thank the Chamber for its support of the Columbia River Royalty. The Quad Cities supported the pageant and continue to support the winners, Gerin g said; "you make us feel like we're royalty," Jacobson said. Being a member of the Columbia River Court is a lot of fun, Jacobson said, and she thanked the Chamber for making it so. Turner said she was impressed with the support all the Quad Cities had given to the pageant and the court. Jo Miller attended the meeting to appeal for aid in resurfacing an outdoorbasketball court next to Bridgeport High School. The Millers built the court about two years ago, mostly at their own expense. The court has become slick through heavy use, Miller said. and needs resurfacing, a job that will cost an estimated $2,250. She said she was appealing to the community for donations. McGraw said the request would be submitted to the Chamber's governing board. Donations can be sent to Marshall and Jo Miller in Bridgeport. Rick Lynn, market master for the Bridgeport Farmer's Market, is appealing for'volunteers to work some Saturdays. The market, located next to the Bridgeport Quik-E-Mart, is open each Saturday morning to people from the Quad City area wishing to sell fresh produce. Lynn saidhe is trying to make the site more attractive work was critical to the pageant's success, said chber and needs volunteers to help him. People can volunteer president Dick McGraw when presenting the "affi-d/' 6 contaciihg'Lynn in Bridgeport. We re making a clean Gotta bare room (or 00,ur Hew Apple Corner New merchandise witl a scratch or two for 30-40-50% off also RA.B B 50-75-95 QUAD CITY H RALD (509) 689-2507 1-800-201-2507 Fax (509) 689-2508 525 Main Avenue, Brewster I