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Page 10 July fi 2OO1 Ouad City. Herald Food handler Cheryl Schweizer photo It's a noisy Job, but a guard rail doesn't work until the steel rails are riveted to the wood posts, which is what Daniel Fleming (left) and Juan Mendez were doing last Friday morning. Shiny new guardrails are being Othello, Mendez said. got a hammer inside that tower." It installed on a stretch of SR 173 Like most other jobs, road installs a casing, drops the post in, just south of the Brewster construction has benefited from the and removes the casing. The rest is a Bridge. application of technology. Mendez matter of installing the galvanized About a mile and a half (7,000 feet) estimated that section of the rail was metal rails, and bolting them in place. of new guardrail is being installed in last replaced in the 1960s. The most The posts are treated with chemicals thenorthboundlane, saidJavierMendez advanced machinery probably was a that are kinder to the environment of Coral Construction, Woodinville, pile driver, and the roadside--then than the old creosote-treated ones of the contractor in ch~ge of the job. A and now--is very rocky. "'I don't the 1960s. section railing in the southbound lane know how they did this stuff here, The job is expected to take about willbe extended. It's part ofalarger but l bet they had a hard time putting three weeks; construction was project replacing sections of guardrail it in." Mendez and his crew use a suspended for the Fourth ofJuly week. all over central Washington. His crew machine that does most ofthedigging The project should be completed early has been working its way north from for them. "It spins around, and it's next week. By Dan McCarthy, WSU Master Gardener Cherry harvest is under way in Okanogan County. The cherry crop is of exceptional quality this year despite the recent rains that destroyed much of the cherry crop in the Yakima Valley. The 2001 cherry crop is expected to fetch more than 10 million dollars for growers and packers in Okanogan County. During the last three years of declining returns in the tree fruit industry cherries have remained a bright spot for growers. Home garden cherry growers are reminded to continue to keep their cherry trees sprayed for cherry fruit fly through harvest. The primary pest of cherries is the cherry fruit fly. The cherry fruit fl y is a quarantine pest with zero tolerance allowed at the warehouse. The find of a single cherry fruit fly larva by WSDA inspection can exclude the grower and the packinghouse from lucrative export markets. Cherry fruit fly 1" cover spray is timed for the emergence of these pests from Dispause. Cherries turning from green to "straw" color is an indicator that it is time to spray for cherry fruit fly. Peak activity of the cherry fruit fly coincides with harvest. Cover sprays are timed to kill the adult fly before it begins laying eggs. Cherry fruit fly deposit eggs beneath the fruit skin: therefore the hatched larvae are protected from sprays. A weekly spray program is needed to keep cherries free of fruit fly. When cherries are ready for harvest pick all of the fruit. It is recommended to keep cherry trees a manageable height to allow for complete spray coverage of the tree and ease of harvest. Remember any unharvested fruit will remain a host for cherry fruit fly. It is a credit to growers in Okanogan County that there has never been a fmdofcherry fruit fly in a commercial lot at the warehouse. All cherry fruit flX infestations in Okanogan County come from back yard cherry trees. Almost without exception if a cherry tree is not sprayed will become infested with cherry fruit fly. Fruit tree spray schedule guides are available form the WSU Cooperative Extension Office in the Okanogan Courthouse, room 101, and from the Pest Control Board. For information or free removal of fruit trees, contact Okanogan County Pest Control, Dan McCarthy, phone 486-2404 or cell 322- 1286. Cooperating Agencies: Washington State university, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Okanogan County Coop-eruptive Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrim ination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Cooperative Extension Office. class in Brewster A food handler class will be offered in Brewster at the American Legion Hall Monday, J uly 9 at 2:00 p.m. Please arrive 10 minutes early to pay so that class may begin on time. The fee is $8.00. Please have exact change or a check for $8.00 payable to the Okanogan County Health District. For those who are renewing their cards, they need to bring their current food handler card to the class. Please read the food handler book before attending the class. Books are available at the Brewster City Hall. For more in formation, or to schedule a class for 15 or more people, Call Wendell Harris. Intermediate driver license take effect July 1 The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) will begin issuing the new Intermediate Driver License at all driver-licensing offices after July 1. The Intermediate License also referred to. as the graduated or teen license will he issued to "all drivers under age 18. There will be no effect on licenses issued to drivers under the age of 18 prior to the law' s effective date. Onlv a license issued on or after Julyl, 2001 will be considered an Intermediate Driver License. Approved by the State Legislature in 2000, the Intermediate License is intended to improve highway safety by progressively developing and improving the skills of younger drivers in the safest possible environment, thereby reducing the number of automobile crashes. "Statistics show that automobile crashescontinue robe the leading cause of death of Americans ages 15 to 20," explained Denis Movius, Assistant Director for Driver Services. "The bottom line is that the Intermediate License will make our roads safer for everyone." Washington joins 33 other states in adopting laws to restrict teen drivers. Washington's Intermediate License has the following restrictions: For the fast six months afterissuance of an Intermediate Driver's License, the holder of the license may not have any passengers in the car under the age of 20, except for members of the holder's immediate family. After the first six months, the folder may not have more than three passengers in the car under the age of 20; except for members of the holder's immediate family. The holder of an Intermediate Driver's License may not operate a vehicle between the hoursof I a.m. and 5 a.m. except when the holder is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or a licensed driver who is at least twenty- five years of age. The licenm will feature a vertical orientation and will include the words "'Intermediate license." For more information about the Intermediate Driver License, please visit the DOL website at: hltp;//www, wa.eov[Ool/drivers/ t n. m. For downloadable versions of the license, please visit the DOL website at http://www.wa.gov/dol/drivers/ images.htm. City W Main, Brewster 689-2507 .for the ENTIRE FAMILY ; Call 1-888-369-1739 .ct Third Annual Brewster ROCKER C o.s .uc ,o. I ,ooo Quad City Herald l I I I.Iyctro-F'ractmmg I Compressor Rental Available I I I P.O. Box 254, Brid~, rtI I Bus. 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Sidewalks wii be installed from Maple Street to Firemen's Park and a lighted crosswalk will b~ installed at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and the main street. Dougla~ Avenue will get sidewalks on both sides to 14~ Street. And 14~ Street will ge sidewalks from the grade school to the main street. The sidewalk on Columbi~ Avenue will be extended to 17= Street. The goal, said Bridgeport mayor Stevt Jenkins, is to extend the sidewalk to the junction with SR 17. In addition, somt new and bigger water pipes will be installed on Tacoma next to school property to improve response in case of fire, Jenkins said. Council members accepted the fast reading of a proposed ordinance establishing ambulance fees. The city recently establisheda utility district to pay for ambulance operation, but people who use the service are charged a fee as well. Those lees will be set by resolution at a later date. Jenkins announced that Douglas County PUD officials have inquired about buildin~ a fiber optics control room in the city. They will present a prolx)sal soon, Jenkins said. A comment peri(xl isopen for people people who want to continue the use of who want toexpress opinions alx)u! the personal watercrafton the laketosubmit continued use of personal watercraft written comment to the National Park (alsoknown as jet skis or wave runners) Service. on Lake Roosevelt, behind Grand Currently,norestrictionsareinplace Coulee Dam. or planned on Lake Rufus Woods, said Lake Roosevelt's national park is Bob Fischer, recreation specialist with one of 21 parks nationwide that must the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. conduct an environmental assessment Personal watercraft users are welcome of the use of personal watercraft in park at the lake as long as they follow state grounds. That was one of the boating regulations. Douglas County stipulations in the December 2000 Sheriff's deputies and Corps workers settlement of a lawsuit brought against periodically patrol the lake to ensure the National Park Service. The compliance, Fischersaid.Copiesofthe comment period began last week. boating regulations are available in the Operators of the Personal Industry project's visitor's center, at state parks Watercraft Association are urging and businesses that cater to boaters, Colville tribal routes election held Official returns of the General Elections for Tribal Council, held Saturday, June 23, 2001. Inchelium District Position #1: Kevin Rosenbaum 108 David L. Finley 84 Inchelium District Position #2: Lou Stone 86 Joseph A. Pakootas I09" Keller District Position # 1: Oscar "Doe" Mellon 37 John F. Stensgar 47 Nespelem District Position #h Mathew Dick. Jr. 71 Joanne C. Leith 102 Nespelem District Position #2: Gene Joseph 88 Harvey Moses, Jr. 82 Omak District Position #1: Shirley K. Charley 142 Dale "wayepi" Clark 132 Omak District Position #2: Margie Condon Hutchinson 173 Joyce Watt 101 CARTER EXCAVATION, Inc. Subdivisions Septic Systems Road Constm on Tree Removals Homesite Pre discontinued The Public Transportation bus routes from Winthrop to Omak and from Oroville to Omak will discontinue service effective Friday, June 29 due to lack of funding, The Washington State legislature did not appropriate enough transportation funds for this service to continue. The Omak to Wenatchee's bus route, provided by Trailways, will continue through August 31. Nominations are Open for Positions on Board of Directors 2 YEAR TERM NON-COMPENSATED EXPENSES PAID Nomination Deadline: July 10, 2001 Send Resume to: Nominating Committee P.O. 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