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QUAD CITY Sewing the towns of Brewster, Bridgeport, Mansfield, Pateros and lower Methow Valley I I I I H L P July 22 102 63 0 July 23 104 65 0 July 24 102 66 0 July 25 104 64 0 July 26 106 65 0 July 27 109 68 0 July 28 102 72 0 Weekly weather repoEt thtx$h courtesy Security Section, Chief JoL'ph Dim I I II IIIII IIII I I IIII I Volunle 97 No. 5 Brewster, Washington ISPS !41-92{) 50 July 30, 1998 i i i i Electrifying .'r t,h____.J,8,9.hl'Mgh the,. ad , !rea have give. both spectacular shows and startad ee dangerous fires. Votunteor fire crows from Mansfield to Mstho we gt by Chitin Ilglttfllng strike flreo lest Molgley evonmg and Tuesday morning, The'largest of the IIgMnlng cauNd fires ia up the Ithow Valley near French Creek. The Department of Natural Reeourcas has been firming the stubborn firs ain Tusldsy evening. The photograph was taken at USEI Telecommunications (old COMSAT station). A lightning bolt atriku the Colvllla Indian Reservation in the distance. I I Pateros School District bu e' gets nod from Boarcl The Pateros School Board has approved a $2,627,148 operating budget for the 1998-99 school year. The general fund is $2,4160888; day to day operating expenses are paid from the general fund. Other funds include $122,010 in the debt service fund (for paying" outstanding bonds), $52,250 in the Associated Student Body Fund, $17,000 in the capital projects (building) fund and $15,000 in the transportation vehicle fund. District superintendent Bob Nolan said about $15,000 had been removed from the transportation vehicle fund to buy a 10-person van. All Washington public schools receive basic school suRx funds from the state; the amount received is based on an estimate of student enrollment. Nolan said district officials estimated an enrollment of at least 319 students. In other business at the regular meeting Thursday, July 23, board members voted to raise school lunch prices. Nolan recommended raising the student lunch price to $1.50 and the price for adults to $2.25. The food service program does not pay for itself; the district had to add $6,000 of its own money in the 1996-97 school year, the last for which figures ate available, Nolan said the price increase should keep the program's deficit from increasing. Boardmembers discussed aproposal to add air conditioning to the school building. The district received three bids for purchase and installation of a system, but decided to delay a decision at least until the fall. The district will be eligible for money to remodel in about three years; district officials will have the option of placing a construction bond before the voters. Because of that Nolan said board members wanted to study the feasibility of recycling any existing air conditioning system. In addition, the cost of any new system will have to be paid out of the district's savings. The board discussed but rejected a proposal to raise ASB fees. However, Nolan sqid he would take note of children who cause discipline problems at sports events, and try to determine how many ai'e attending,^;ithouttheparents, The findings may lead the district to consider raising admission fees for children who attend without parents, he said. Building fee schedule changed in Bridgeport ncil adopts resolutions on dance ,=s The Bridgeport City Council has adopted a new building fee schedule. Fiat fees were established for mobile and manufactured homes; previously those fees were assessed as a percentage of the total,value. Fees for commercial and residential buildings constructed on-site were raised as part of the adoption of a state fee schedule. Building fees had remained unchanged since 1991. In other business at the regular council meeting Wednesday, July 22, council members approved a variance request from Larry Engholm, owner of Leisure Manor Trailer Park. The request had been discussed and reviewed for about three months. Tom Banner, Engholm's attorney, attended the meeting to express concern about some provisions in the proposed variance. Banner objected to certain wording, saying some of it was too vague. He also wanted language changes in a recommendation concerning future development in the park. Council members agreed to change some but not all of the wording. Both sides agreed to changes in the easement requirements to give the city the most direct n0rth-south route through the park. The council adopted a resolution setting application fees for public dances. The city's recendy approved dance hall ordinance includes a requirement that sponsors of a public dance obtain a permit before the event. The fee was set at $100 per dance; a quarterly permit can be obtained for $250. Food and nutrition explored at Brewster day camp What goes on "m the kitchen is a mystery to many children. Oh, many kids understand cooking in a vague way. They know it involves hot ovens and burners and sharp knives, which is why their morns and dads don't like themexperimenting with cooking without supervision. But they know nothing of the intricacies of cooking, of measuring or mixing or proper oven temperatures. ' Last week 19 Brewster children, like so many Sherlock Holmeses, spent every morning ::, exploring and solving the kitchen mystery at the Fun With Food day camp at Brewster High : ' School. The program was sponsored by the WSU Cooperative Extension service in Okanogan.  ......... The camp is intended to be a fun, interesting way children can learn about cooking and healthy eating, said director Heidi Schmidt. "The idea is to teach nutrition to people," she said. The ......... lessons in pureeing and sifting and baking are accompanied by information about food groups, which foods are good for the body and why. The kids and their adult helpers made something new every day, recipes that were easy to prepare, emphasized nutrition and were low in fat. They were designedto be fun too, fun to make and eat. The kitchen campers baked potatoes and pretzels, made some Master Mix, "homemade Bisquick," said Schmidt, and used it to make chicken-t'dled meat pies. They prepared a fruit salad and built frozen yogurt-graham cracker sandwiches. Each finished product started as a line of raw ingredients on the counter. The raw ingredients for pretzels include flour and baking powder and milk and one egg. Everything but the egg is measured and mixed into a dough.The dough was kneaded on the flour-covered counter, and rolled into long thin ropes, "pencil-thin, about five inches long," said Karla Phillips, one of the helpers, reading from the recipe. "I can't make them pencil thin," said Serena Schulke. The kids then formed the more or less pencil thin ropes into their names or initials. ("I'm going to put my Mom's name," said Cody Leatherman.) "How do you make an N?" asked Anna Vela. The letter pretzels were brushed with beaten egg, which made them crispy and provided a medium for the sunflower seeds, poppy seeds or powdered herbs the kids sprinkled over them. "See, with the egg, it makes them (the seeds) stick," explained Kellie Troop, one of the helpers. "They have had a great time," said Arlene Roys, one of the helpers, as busily measured and mixed and kneaded around her. One girl carefully brushed beaten egg on her letters while others in her group tried to choose an herb for topping their pretzels. "Can we use your egg when you're done withitT' Troop asked. (Roys said one of the lessons of group cooking is sharing.) The recipe called for one tablespoon of margarine; one boy tried to figure out how to cut a tablespoon from a stick of margarine when the stick had been unwrapped. ,'Are you guys ready to brush your letters?" Troop asked her pupils, reappearing with a bowl of egg. "I'm barely even started." said Adriana Aparicio. "Excuse me, excuse me, I need to brush my letters," said Sara Miller, seizing the brush. con't on page 4 / : 5 ::/ii :!: :ii!!,!:!! Cheryl Sehwelzer photos Caraful measurement of basic Ingredients le the first rule st kitchen camp. Kitchen campers cluster around the flour bowl, the flret step on the way to eu(=eseful WStzst letter==.