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Page 10 Aug 9 2001 Ouad City. Herald Wm. E. Vallance photo Soaring through summer and another heat wave, this high flying adventurer hopes to land in the cool waters of the Methow River. Temperatures are again headed toward the triple digit marks. Kasey Allen earns degree KaseyAilen, Pateros, hasearned of spring quarter 2001. In total, a Bachelor of Science degree in 740 baccalaureate degrees and Dental Hygiene from Eastern 209 master's degrees were con- Washington University at the end ferred spring quarter. For the 2000- 2001 academic ,ear, there were 1,756 baccalaureate degrees and 513 master" s degrees conferred. ie! Located in the 525 W. Main - Brewster - 689-2507 Cont' d from page 1 In his third year as superin- tendent for the Bridgeport School District Gene Schmidt as been instrumental in bringing the newest in technology to Bridgeport. For his efforts Schmidt will be awarded the Learning Space's Administrator of the Year at next Thursday's Tomorrow Classroom Awards banquet at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. "The awards committee felt that his nomination stood out way above the rest," The Learning Space's executive director Diane K. Eggers said. Schmidt was nominated by principal Steve Pointer and re- ceived a letter of recommendation from school board member Tracy Zahn. New filings in Douglas County Cont' d from page 1 The election for Position No. 2 (currently held by Dick Field) is for a full six-year tenn. Position No. 3 (Bob Fischer, incumbent) will be for four years; Position No. 1, (held by Stuart Dezellem) is for two years. The last two are unexpired terms. As the filing period closed, Jerry Neumann, 43 Rig gs Street, had filed for Position No. 2. Two other persons filed for offices in the Quad City area during the ex- tended period in Douglas County. Kenneth Eugene Peters has filed for Mansfield Council position No. 3, a 4 year term. Tyler I. Caile, Mnasfield School Director position No. 1, a 4 year term. Blood Drive scheduled at Chief Joseph A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Augus !6, 12;30:4:30 p.m. in the Commons at Chief Joseph Dam. Call for appointment at 686-5501, extension 0. Evangelist to present service The Bible Way Baptist Church has scheduled a four-day sum mer revival beginning August 12. Brother Bob Long states the church is now tempo- rarily meeting in the hack of Dr. Klenzman's office at 319 Main in Brewster. Evangelist David Sommerdoffand his family will be presenting the mes- sages through preaching and music in the rightly services. Regular English services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. The Spanish ministry of the church is conducted weekly at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Father Jose Hernandez, new past,Dr st Sacred Heart Church New priest at Sacred Catholic Church Father Jose Hernandez said that from the Catholic Church's perspec- tive, Christians are supposed to show their faith more by doing than by talking. "St. Francis used to say, 'if it's really necessary, you can use words,'" Hernandez said. Father Hernandez is the new priest at Sacred Heart Catho- lic Church in Brewster. In addition, he will be the priest for St. Anne's Parish in Bridgeport and St. Genevieve's Parish in Twisp. He said the job of the church and parishioners is to bring the word of GOd and the message of Jesus to people all around the world; "the way to reach happiness in the world is by following the steps of Jesus Christ." Catholics are supposed to do that by example, "to feel the word of GOd by loving one another." Hernandez is a native of Mexico, and he began his seminary studies there. For Catholics, the decision to enter the priesthood is very critical, because priests are not allowed to marry. Actually, it's a lot like decid- ing to get married, Hernandez said. "It becomes a vocation that you have." Marriage is a commitment between two people, a pledge that no one will come between them. The priesthood is a commitment of one person to the church, and a pledge that there won't be other, conflicting commitments. One of the reasons prospective priests attend seminary is to reflect on the nature of that commitment, and ther they want to pursue it, he said. Originally, he planned to pursue that commitment in Mexico. But about seven years ago, a priest in- vited him and two fellow seminary students to Spokane. They looked around; "I was surprised by the large number of Hispanic people in the United States," Hernandez said. The students were invited to continue their studies in the United States, and Hernandez accepted. "As soon asI saw the need for Hispanic priests in the United States, it wasn't very dif- ficult to decide." He said he is happy and proud to work with and serve English-speaking and Spanish-speak- ing parishioners alike. He transferred to the seminary in Spokane, he said, and continued his studies in Ohio and Minnesota. He graduated with a master's degree in theology in 1999. After graduation, he was an associate priest in Walla Walla and Pasco; he was a chaplain at Sacred Heart Medical Center, the Spokane County Jail and the state prison at Airway Heights. He also served as the priest for Hispanic pa- rishioners at St. Joseph's church in Spokane. But Sacred Heart parish is the first place that he has been the only priest, "the first parish where I am the pas- tor." Being the only priest is different than any other priestly vocation. "As a pastor, you have more responsibil- ity for your community." He said he is "very much" excited about the op- portunity. Priests serve under the direction of the bishop; "the bishop appoints you. According to the needs of the dio- cese." They are supposed to serve six years in each parish, but can be moved at the bishop's discretion. Wind whips wife's gift Brian Westerdahl gifted his wife with a lovely glass top round table with umbrella and four chairs, on their 25 wedding anniversary. A lovely set for enjoying outdoor dining. One small problem, leaving the umbrella open, a gust of wind tipped the table over shattering the glass top. This happened not once, not twice, but three times, in the three years of ownership. The last top purchased was a new heavy glass. With this new heavy glass top the umbrella hole in the middle of the table needed a plastic plug to tighten the stand, to lesson the chances of blowing over. Cathy Westerdahl has spent untold hours searching for this plastic plug. In her words," I've looked from here to hi heaven." To the north and to the south with no luck in finding this necessary little piece of equipment, In the Brewster Drug one day Cathy mentioned, or ask, store manager Georgia Nelson if she had, or had ever heard of this plastic ring. With no hesitation whatsoever Nelson replied, "certainly l have one right here." Needless to say Westerdahl was surprised and made a quick purchase of one plastic ring for $1.99! Proof once again to shop locally! Quad City Herald