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pa(2a 12 duk, 93 1098 Ouad City. Herald ML rti-c00ass reunion brings out rominiscing and stories ?7 weekend at Brewster Squeals of delight echoed through the American Legion Hall as former Brewster High School classmates greeted each other. The Brewster multi-year school reunion started registering guests on Friday evening and continued through late afternoon Saturday, totaling 259. Greeting guests at the registration desk were: Barb Goehry, Madeleine Waddell, Joyce Steele, Pat and Elmo Ike Vallance photos Happy memories of long ago school days were shared by those attending the multi-class reunion in Brewster last weekend. Cook, Kay Goehry of Seattle and Howard Gamble. A very large canopy tent had been erected in the back yard of the Legion Club with tables and chairs placed to handle the overflow crowd from the main hall. Ron Paslay was chairman of the table/chair moving crew with Bud Galipeau, Colviile, Joe Galipeau, Federal Way, Tom Davies, Tacoma, Dave and Mary Lynda Edwards, Ike Vallance, Sonny Sampson,ElmoCook and sons,'Brewster assisting. A Reunion 1998 BHS bear attached to lunch sacks with red and white helium balloons decorated the tables. Schoolsweaters, yearandpictures were arranged around the room. Shirley Bennett collected the pictures, Marlene Robinson and Vivian Nails were the decorating committee assisted by Lynn Wagg, Irene Miller, Richland, Dot Sampson and Doris Vallance, Brewster. Morrell Hull arranged several flower bouquets of roses, glads, and sun flowers. Decorated cakes completed the festive flair for the occasion. A 1998 Reunion badge was awarded Kenny Rose for traveling the furthest, From then to now, school to retirement, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, all Important facts to be shared with classmates from years ago. Steve Lautensleger with uncle Conn Lautensleger, Cashmere, pit barbecued the pig roasts for Sunday's dinner. Joyce Steele donated boxes of her candy to be given away and Brewster Heights Packing donated several boxes of cherries and apples. All these awarded by a lucky number drawn. Reluctantly classmates bid one another farewell Sunday afternoon with promises by all, of returning to Brewster in three years for another multi class reunion. Howard Gamble, chairman of the reunion committee, stated this was the largest crowd ever and everybody had a great time! Florida, and John Davis from Connecticut. Gladys Widel Brown won her badge as the oldest attendee. Lucas Groeneveid was the baldest gentleman present. Cherrie Perkins walked away with badges :for the longest married, 62 years, the most grandchildren 17, and great grandkids, 10. [00ateros restaurant opens owners Cheryl Schweizer photo Three Rivers Diner owners Late and Georgia Lanlua (second and third from right) and (from left) ltaff Brian Davis, Kay McVay, Val Umberger and Pattie Carmack. Leto and Georgia Lanius are the new owners of the Three Rivets Diner (formerly the Roundtable restauran0 in Pateros. The Laniuses are of the South; Leto Lanius said he was "Louisiana born and Texas raised." He said he came to the Pacific Northwest because he took a wrong turn on the freeway near Amarillo, Texas. and never found the road back; he kept going because he liked the scenery more and more as he ame north. (Actually, some of Georgia Lanius's relatives live in Oroviile; the couple came for a visit, and "we just fell in love with this country.") This is the couple's, in a way. Leto Lanius started in the Gulf Coast oil fields, specializing in firefighting and safety equipment. It was a lucrative job until the oil boom burst, then he closed his doors, His business was still in good condition, he said, but"I was tired. I wanted to go home" to Louisiana. He was coaching high school football when he was contacted by officials at Louisana State University, who wanted to take advantage of his knowledge of the oil business. He taught technical classes at the university until he retired. Georgia Lanius managed a restaurant for about 10 years, part of one of the largest franchises in the south. Lanius still teaches technical classes in out of the way places for oil companies, he said, but that business was hecoming less and less attractive. He was told that a restaurant in PLA 3TIC PESTICIDE CONTAINER COLLECTION PLEASE PLAN TO PARTICIPATE AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD i i i i i i ii i DATE: Tuesday, July 28 1998 " TIME :8 AM.UNTIL: Noon LC L00.TION: Wilbur-Ellis Company; Brewster llll i, I i i I / CONTAINER REQUIREMENTS 1. MUST BE MULTIPLE RINSED SO THAT NO RESIDUES REMAIN. 2. MUST BE CLEAN AND DRY INSIDE AND OUT WITH NO APPARENT ODOR. 3. HARD PLASTIC LIDS AND SLIP ON LABELS MUST BE REMOVED. GLUE ON LABELS MAY REMAIN. 4. THE MAJORITY OF THE FOIL SEAL MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE SPOUT. A SMALL AMOUNT OF FOIL REMAINING ON THE RIM IS ACCEPTABLE. 5. PINT, QUART, ONE, TWO AND ONE HALF AND FIVE GALLON CONTAINERS WILL BE ACCEPTED WHOLE. REMOVE LIDS, TOPS AND HANDLES. 6. 30 AND 55 GALLON CONTAINERS MUST BE CUT TO 15 INCHES BY 24 INCHES TO FEED INTO GRINDING MACHINE. '" CONTNNERS THAT DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE SPECIFICATIONS MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. ] THIS COLLECTION EVENT IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY: Tlle Wilbur-Ellis Company Pateros was for sale, and made an offer to the owners. TheThree Rivers Diner hassuffered from a rapid turnover of ownership the last few years. Lanius said he wants to break that trend. "We thought about it long and hard" before buying the restaurant, he said, and they want to stay here for the long haul. He said he learned in the oil business that the secret to business success was putting out a good product and having good personnel. A business that relies on people must offer good service, he said, as well as giving customers a variety of choices at a good price. Manager Val Umberger said she wants to emphasize fast service. Lanius said he wants his restaurant and its menu to reflect his Louisiana heritage. r'he daily specials will include dishes inspired by the Acadian-- Cajun---cooking that has made New Orleans famous; the "Ragin' Cajun" omelet is already a big seller, Umberger said. The restaurant will have a smoking section. The Laniuses have applied for a liquor license for the bar; the application is pending. The Three Rivers Diner will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It is located at 180 Commercial Way in Pateros. Moses fundraiser cancelled The fund raiser dinner for the Todd Moses family scheduled for Friday, July 24, in the Pateros School lunch room has been cancelled. Log Church early service cancelled Community Log Chumch in Brewster will not have an 8:30 a.m. service July 26 and August 2. Worship Service will be at the regular time, 11 a.m. Ed Van Tassel, D.O. Board Certified Orthopedics. Practicing general orthopedics and sports medicine. Lynn Quisumbing, MD. Board Certified Intemal Medicine. Specializes - Adult Medicine. Sub Special - Hematology/Oncology Luis Panuncialman, MD. Board Certified General Surgeon Jim Lamberton, D.O. Board Certified Orthopedics. Special interest in acute and chronic bone and joint disorders. Keith Hanson, M.D. Board Certified Family Practice. Special Interests: Obstetrics & Family Pi'actice. Roberta Knorr, M.D. Board Certified Pediatrics. Also practicing Obstetrics. Sc habla Espafiol. Andy Swartzel, P.A.-C. Physician's Assistant. Graduated PA from University of North Dakota. Family Medicine. Grace Larsen, ARNP Nurse practitioner. Graduated NP from University of Washington. al