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g I .This past weekend Gary and Jackie Gobl held a 37* birthday celebration and dinner for their daughter GeeGee with husband Noel Blake of Seattle. Friends who came with them were Mary Sohnly and Bob Fadden of Mill Creek. Kurt Rieger of Kirkland. Wade Anderson of Seattle. Brother Kacy Goble and children Chaz and Carrah of Brewster, Gene and Janie Feenan of Monse and Mark and Karol Miller of Brewster also attend the festivities. Activities included a barbecue, water skiing, tubing, golfing, morning walks, gathering around the campfire for S'mores, visiting and enjoying the weekend sunshine. Mack and Norma McCarver and granddaughter Shayna Williams of Brewster recently spent two days at Spectacle Lake, above Tonaskei and Loomis. They enjoyed camping, fishing and the good weather. George and Brenda Brady of Pateros hosted a retirement party at their home for George Saturday. June 30, with approximately 130 to 140 people attending. The event was a potluck party and story telling of years good and bad about George. Some visitors stayed at The Pateros Motelleaving on Sunday. The Bradys report, "there were no casualties and everyone enjoyed a good time." Ruby Miller of Brewster hosted a family reunion at her home last Saturday and Sunday with 17 attending. From lowa City, Iowa, daughter Mary Phelts husband Brian and children Erica, Karen and Danny. They are spending two weeks here with her mother. Sons Jake Miller of Evanston, Wyoming and Roy Miller wife Teresa and children Ivan, Jana, and Kim of Wenatchee add from Seattle daughter Kaye Miller. They all enjoyed a potluck visiting. George and Carol Chapman of Brewster recently had a four-day visit with their granddaughter Cassie Simmons of Green Forest, Arkansas. Cassie is here with her family: mother Susan, husband Joel Costi, sister Bridget and her grandmother Rose Smith. Rose and Susan are former Pateros residents and visited family while here. They are traveling to Disneyland before returning home. Carol reports." Needless to say I was thrilled having my granddaughter here with me." Grog McMillan, wife Mamie and children Matt. Mitch and Mykah recently spent twelve day on the Hawaiian Islands. Staying the f'u'sl five days on Molokai where Marnies sister Becky Takshima lives. Relaxing, playing on the beach and golfing were their days of activities. From there they spent seven days on Maul. Enjoying the beaches, swimming, body surfing and golf. Spending one day traveling to the top of crater Haleakala and enjoying the spectacular view. Meeting friends from Chelan, Shane Bird and wife Shelly, they enjoyed a barbecue together. Ron and Peggy Turner and Ron and Casey Anderson entered cars in the Peach City Beach Cruise on Okanogan Lake in Pentiction. B.C. this past weekend. June 22 - 24. Turners took first place with their 63 1/2 Ford Galaxie in the Vintage CarClass. Anderson's took fast place with their '55 Chev, in the 55-56-57 Chev class. They report 700 plus cars taking l: Xt in the event. Hundredofthe finest antiques, rods and classics were on view along the mile long beach. The Show and Shine car show also featmed evening entertainment of Caribbean Steel Band, Rock n Roll Bands. Taste of Wine Country and an evening sa'eet dance. Estimates of 12,000 to 15,000 people viewed the cars and partook of the weekend activities. .4 Mi .r~: Julie and Vanessa Taylor Returning from a week vacation in wheretheycameuponalargeseatunle. Ixtapa. Mexico was Vanessa Taylor of They spent a day shopping at the town Pateros. her aunt Kim Eberhardt and shops, swimming in the ocean and her daughter Hannah of Bellingham. everyday in the swimming pool. They While there they enjoyed swimming visited Magic Land. a large slide water with the dophin named Julie, an hour area, besides taking in the sites in the an a half horseback ride on the beach, area. Jennifer Burgess graduates Cun Laude Jennifer Burgess graduated Cum Laude from Whitman College in Spokane. She is the daughter of Thomas and Patsy Burgess of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Pateros. Jennifer spent her high school sophomore year m Brazil as an exchange student. Previously she had also lived in Australia attending an all girls' school. She was a student in Pateros thru the fifth grade. She will be leaving for Japan in July on a one-year teacher exchange program. She already has employment in Seattle upon her return next July. , Grandparents are John and Virginia Burgess of Bremerton, also former Pateros residents. Brewster Senior Menu July 5 thru July 12 Thursday, July 5-Turkey & noodles, rolls, peas & carrots, fruit salad, ice cream. --, Monday, July 9 - Swiss steak, broccoli, fruit salad, rolls, Jell-O with topping. cal men injured in accident Tuesday, July 10- Unstuffed cabbage, rolls green beans, tossed salad, cherry cobbler. "JackT.Whitson, Pateros,andLewyn to rest on its top. Thursday, July 12- Potato/frankfurter casserole, corn, green "-salad. melon slice. F: Cutten. Jr. of Brewster had the Whitson was air lifted to Central Lunch is served in the Center on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and is open misfortune ofheing in an auto accident Washington Hospital. Cutten was to anyone over age 60, member or not. Individuals under the age of 60 can also Friday on their way to Mt. Vernon. transponedbyanaidvehicletoCascade eat (would be helpful if they called in first) for the price of $5.50. A 1988 Ft l F250pickup driven by Medical Center in Leavenworth with Pinochle: Whitson left the roudway to the right, cutsaudbruises. As of Monday morning Twenty players turned out for the June 30 card party at the Center. High, Jeanne te ester the roadway, then left the Whitson was still in the cardiac care Johnson: low, Dottle Finch; traveler, Mice; Ellis; door prize and round robin, roadway to the left,and rolled comin /: unit at Central Washington Hospital. Hank E&ner. " district seeks school property in Methow Okanogan County Fire District No.property as surplus, and holding a assistant posifion was eliminated, televisionsystemthathasbeendeclared 5officialswanttoexpandtheMethow hearing to gather comment from Boardmemberstabledarequestfrom surplus; district officials were asked to fire hall, and are asking the Pateros Methow residents. An appraisal is teachers to add a computer lab to the inquire about a buyer. School District to sell them some needed before any plan can proceed: room where the district's television- The board accepled the resignations property for the project, district officials were asked to contact computersystem,fiedintoa five-school of an teacher Chrks Dixon and science Fire district commissioner Phil an appraisal attorney, network, is set up. They also asked for teacherTravisHellewell.Boardmemtx, rs Brownlee asked the Pateros School Inotherbusinessattberegularschool improvementstothelibrary'scomputer p~;entedapl~luetoNol~m,recognizing Boardaboutpurchasinga2,000square boardmeetingMonday,June25,board system. The projected cost is about his five years as superintendent. He is foot Woperty lot which adjoins lye members voted to reduce the $22,000, and board members decided leavingPalerostot~,eajobassul:efintertk, nt district land. District superintendent elementary secretary's position from towaituntilfallandenrollmentfigures, of the Wilson Creek School District, Bob Nolan suggested decla~'i'ng the eight to four hours per day. The office The district does own a computer- beginning next week. i /:i :~ 5 Cheryl Schwoizer photo Aryn ~l'l Imlmy about Karen Hedvall, the teacher she remembers best, won an award from the Washington Education Auociation. Seventh grader Aryn Gessel thinks Education Association to express her reply. But actually the judges liked it so she owes a lot to Karen Hedvall, her appreciation, and received an award much that they gave it an award: the first grade teacher at Pateros School. for her essay, letter said it was "'one of the top 10 in Mrs. Hedvail is a good teacher, in The"TeachertoRemember"contest the state, or something like that," Aryn Aryn's opinion; "she is always patient invites children to write about the said. Actually, it was one of seven with yon, andshe'sreally,really nice." teacher that had the greatest influence, given honorable mention. ArynalwaysknewMrs.Hedvallwasa the one they remember best. Aryn Aryn's award was presented at the goudteachet, butshecametoappreciate decided to enter it. "For one thing, I grade school assembly--at the same Hedvall's Skills even more when she like to write, and I and wanted to show time Karen Hedvall found out she had was in fifth grade and working as an my appreciation for Mrs. Hedvall."been the subjecL Oh, there were people aide in hff class. "She's really good Aryn sent her essay off to the who knew about it, including Aryn's withlittl kids.'Arynusedastatewide judges--and that, apparently, was the mom, Pateros fifth grade teacher Sue Omlltt~ ~by the Washington end of it. For a long time there was no Gessel. But no one blabbed."She kept it a really good secret," Hedvall said. She was puzzled, she said, when Gessel's name was announced; "why is Aryn coming out with the first graders?" Mrs. Hedvall remembers Aryn just as well as Aryn remembered her teacher. "Shewasveryhard-woking.andawmdmhl writer and reader right off the bat. She's very kind-hearte&" In fact, Hedvall has known Aryn literally all her life; she was at the hospital when Aryn was born. "I've known her from day one." It was, Hedvall said, a very, flattering surprise. "She's a sweetheart." The text of Aryn's winning essay follows: First grade. It's a big time in your life. When you are in fast grade, nothin g seems important, but everything is. My first grade teacher was Mrs. Hedv',dl. When I was in first grade, mv handwriting was sloppy. Mrs. Hedv'~l said, "Aryn, you have to have nearer handwriting!" Now remember, I was little. I replied, "oh, I didn't know that was important." Today, I love to write and I remember that incident. Last year I was able to volunteer to work in some classrooms. One day I worked in Mrs. Hedvall's classvo~mL Soon I was in that first grade classroom every day possible, tutoring kids. 1 don't what drew me to that classroom at first, but I soon realized that the kids loved me! It gave me a sense of fulfillment to work with them. Mr,;. Hedvall helped me learn what to do. She was patient with me, and taught me ahoul really caring about the kids you are helping. Mrs. Hedvall taught me a lot. Oh yes, she taught me the regulars---spelling, reading, writing and mat. But she also taught me how to be a teacher. She instilled her love of the job she had in me and really inspired me. It is a hanl feeling to put on paper, but her kindness to me and other kids really sent a message that hit home. She is like a grandma to me. Mrs. Hedvall really affected my life, and she is the best teacher I know. ,i I i3: BARNES CHAPEL -- ~ ;a~] ~'~g~a" ~I" Brewster, WA 98812 July 5 Brewster - .&A fo:u c:teer Firemen Pateros, 9ridge.port, Methow, - Vo, unteer Firemen Mansfield - .:3tub (breakfast), Garden Club, EM'I's July 6 .: July 8 Pateros - Sva~',~sr- ; A July 9 Brewster - F re Dist. 5 Comm. Christian Women's Luncheon, Chess CId: A/:. Pateros - School Board Bridgeport - Soorts Boosters Bridgeport Bar - F-ire Dist #7 Commissioners July 10 Brewster-C, :Te o Hope Kiwanis Bridgepod - Q. ad C;ty Eagles & Auxiliary, Mansfield Cito Council Bar Belles, Brewster - City Council TOPS, Bridgepod - Ct:y Council Pateros - Spa,rash A Omak - Chief Joe Gem & Mineral Club . } EVOLUTION PG ~o FRIDAY & SA'YURI)AY 7 20 t}.m SUND,V{: e: !{} p.m. LAST (:H~N('E "~IIi}NI)AY ALLSE.V 2, ~3. ,- 30 p.m. I~ tl~+ ~ :' "L?. - - - --- - ' -~~ii~~~ Cherries, Cider, Apph, s, & Baked Goods. 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