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Principal hired for Pateros Schools Perry Alkinson, an elementary teacher from Wenatchee, has been hired as Patems School District principal. He will replace Joe Worsham, former principal of the junior high and high school, and take elementary school principal duties from district superintendent Bob Nolan. Worsham has accepted a job as the principal of Oroville High School. Atkinson has been a teacher in Wenatchee for four years; during the 1997- 98 school year he was director of the'title I program and a part-time teacher. He was one of two candidates interviewed by the school board and community. Rich Stewart, principal of a fourth and fifth grade building in the Meridian School District near Betlingbam, was the second candidate. Nolan said the people who filled out the community surveys likedAtkinson's enthusiasm, communications skills and commitment. That was balanced against Stewart's experience, Nolan said; board members voted to hire Aikiuson. Atkinson's starting salary will be $53,000 per year plus benefits. Some changes also are planned for the office personnel, Nolan said. Longtime high school secretary Laraine McFarlane will become the district secretary, and Jeanne "JJ." Johanson will become the high school secretary. Currently Johanson is the district secretary. Those changes will become effective August 17, Nolan said. Apple Pie Jamboree con't from page 1 Racedayregistration fortheJamboree Jog will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the comer of WarrenAvenue and Dawson Street.The racebegius at 8 a.m. Runners and walkers have their choice of a five-kilometer or one mile course; the race mute includes the pedestrian walkway through Memorial Park A daylong three on three basketball tournament will be held in the parking lot at Pateros Lakeview Grocery, beginning at 8 a.m. The winners will receive awards at 5 p.m. A horseshoe tournament will be held at the west end of Pateros Mere offal Park. Singles competition begins at 9 a.m.,with doubles competition to follow. The Seattle Outboard Racing Association will bring their limited hy&oplanes back to Pateros for two days of racing, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The traditional lineup of small boats will bejoinedby somebiggerhoats with biggerengines. Steve Hook, Patems, will be among the competitors. The fn'st Apple Pie Jamboree Quilt Show will open its doors at 9:30 a.m. atthe United Methodist Church. The woAs of local quilters will be on display;, Jean Ann Eitel, editorofQu/It magazine, will be the featured artist. (See separate story.) Assembly for theApple PieJamhoree parade begins at 10:15 a.m., with the parade to follow at 11 a.m. Phil and Jean Bmwnlee are the grand marshals. Parade participants line up on . Commercial:Way, parade around.the comeranddown Riverside Drivebefore returning to the assembly point. Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts from Wenatchee Will make Patems and the parade part of their Saturday morning fide; their bikes will be on display in the park after the parade. The Gold Wings motorcycle club also will participate in the parade and display their bikes. The Saturday afternoon activities include races and games for the children, beginning at I p.m. The Pateros High School cheerleaders will operate the dunk tank. The senior class will sell soda pop and other drinks during the day, while the freshmen class will sell corn on the cob. Musicians will begin playing in the park at 3 p.m. Traditionally the Saturday night dinneriscatemdbyan outsiderestatrant. This year dinner will be prepared by Nancy Zahn, owner of Riversong caterers, Methow. The menu will inelade chicken and potato salad. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. A non-denominational youth rally and church service will be held at 6 p.m. at the gymnasium at the Howard Carlson residence, south of Pateros on SR 97. The annual auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Items from more than 50 area merchants will be up for bid; featured items include Beanie Babies No. 1 through No. 12. The street dance is held on Riverside Drive; it begins at 8"30 p.m. At 10 p.m. all activity stops for the fireworks show. The street dance resumes after it is over. .... Sundaymoming will begin with a non-denominational church serviceat 7 a.m. in Pateros Memorial Park. Breakfast will follow. Quad Ci Herald July 16:1998 Pae 7 Jim Carrieri makes his chess moves i,y by Cheryl Schweizer, staff writer Jim Carrieri gets alotofmysterious mail. Oh, the plain white postcards are straightforward enough. They arrive, however, covered with enigmatic messages---KtoQ2,B toR4.Actually they are the shorthand of one of the most popular hobbies in the world, the method by which games are played between people in different cities, even on different continents. The game of chess is more than a thousand years old. Its enduring appeal is based on its intellectual challenge; players try to meet, then match, then finally master their opponent and his or her strategy. "It's like a battlefield. Like a war," Carded said. Chess is as popular in Brewster (where Carrieri lives) as anywhere. But it is difficult for people to find an afternoon or evening for a game, or attend a chess club meeting, in an age of busy schedules. Chess, however, literally is a mind game; it can be played by two people anywhere, with the helpofapostcard. Carded said he began playing postal chess about 20 years ago. In that 20 years he estimated he has played opponents from 40 states. "You send in your name and they pair you up with four players," he said. Opponents play two games simultaneously. Players have 2 1/2 years to finish I11 e two games."Usually we're done by then," he said. While there is no limit on the number of games a person can play, Carded said he limits himself to eight or 10 games simultaneously. More than that take too much time, he said. The people who select the players try to make them an even match in skill, based on an elaborate system of rankings. Like his opponents, Carfieri is a member of the Cheryl Schwoizor photo Jim Carried contemplates the next move in a long distance game of chess. have played eight games via the mailsince 1996. Heistheonlypostalchess opponent Carded has met face to face. "I was going to Chicago. Changing planes," Carded said, and the two men met at the airport. Goodplayersarenot theonlychallenge."l'm having trouble with this guy, because it's really hard to read his handwriting," Carrieri said, displaying a "You don't know if it's a kid or an old man or what," United States Chess , Jim Carrieri postcard from an Federation; the opponent in Phoenix, federation establishes Arizona. the rankings, which are based on Whenhereceivesapostcard,Carrieri games won and lost. sits down at a chess board and works Even though the federation tries out the status of the game and his to match players with similar skills, opponent's move. Then he works out the quality of play can vary widely, his response. "Sometimes I play an One of Carrieri's recent opponents hour on one move. Sometimes it goes was a woman from Georgia, whom fast. It all depends." It depends on the he beat relatively easily. (He had opponent's skill at chess--and manenveredherintoapositionwhere something else. she couldn't win long before she The only thing each player knows actually conceded defeat, he said.) about the other when the game starts But it was different in the case of is their name and address. "You Jim Flood from Minnesota. "This don't know if it's a kid or an old guy's been tough. Real tough," man or what." But chess requires Carried said. Flood and Carried each player to learn about the other. Pateros apple pies made 3y dedicated volunteers Despite the claims of inexperience and rusty skills, the two women went about their jobs quickly. Lopez expertly flipped the crusts into pie tins, quickly trimmed the edges and passed the shell to Dana Parker, who filled them with apples mixed with cinnamon and "My best friend--who is a veteran--- called me up and said, 'I volunteered you,!" she said. Lopez and Slater said that in most years they confine their pie-baking to the holiday season. "The things I usually roll out are gingerbread cookies," Lopez said. cou't fi-om page 1 to come and listen to the stories of years gone past," she said. "I like peering and cutting. I leave the crust to somebody else." The pans and dishpans full of apples are packed across the cafeteria and placed on the kitchen counter. There, in a cloud of flying flour, the crusts wea, e made,the apples scooped into the pie plates and covered with raw crust. Donna Slater was in the process of adding top crusts to pies. By about 2:30 p.m. Monday the last three crusts had split as she tried to put them on pies. "I'm ieady to go home," she said. An acceptable pie crust is among the most difficult tasks in all of baking. Onthesurfaceit seems simpleenongh-- a mixture of flour, shortening and water. It is in the proper ratio of those ingredients that baking a pie becomes an art. "I guess everyone has their own technique," Slater said. She prefers to add the water last, mixing ingredients until the dough reaches that elusive state of equilibrium. She does it "by feel," she said."Youjust kindofknow" when the dough is fight. Even on an assembly fine pie dough must be handled with care. Heidi Lopez said her grandmother used to caution against handling the dough too much. Lopez was rolling out bottom crusts; she was told nobody liked to roll out crusts, so she volunteered for the job. Like Siater, she is a fwst time volunteer. IIEGISTE00 NOW! August 15 & 16, 1998 Available at Boesel Motors or Brewster City Hall. For more Information call 689-2531 or 689-3589 "Everyplayerisdifferent.Personalities know what they are going to do, are involved, too." but inexperienced players often (Chess, in fact, is full ofpersonalities, do things for unusual reasons, or Carrieri also plays tournaments; one no reasons at all. ofhisopponentsinaSeattletournament Nevertheless Carrieri doesn't was a man who hugged a teddy bear mind teaching people to playchess. during each game. "I'd be thinking Anyone who wants to learn the ' about my move, and I'd look up, game can attend the chess club and there would be this teddy bear," meetings held every Monday night Carrier said. "It distracted me. And at6:30p.m.attheBmwsterAssembly he beat me.") ofGodchurch."Irs In its thousand-plus a great game," years of history, chess "Chess is not Carried said, but it players have devised is challenging. strategies for every a game that "Chessisnotagame situation---openingsand that you can learn closings (called end yOU can learn in one time (at chess games), intricate traps, club), or a week," feints, attacks,defenses, in one time, he said. Every player has a favorite opening OF a week," It is a game that Jim Carrieri finds to strategy, Carrieri said. - Jim Carrieri be an engrossing "I play king's gambit a hobby. Recently he lot. It really throws thee finished games with guys." 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