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PaaA 2 ,&ugu127:1998 Qund Ci Herald / Win. E. Variance photos ack' in ass, School bells are once again ceiling our children to the classrooms for another year of education. Bridgeport sixth grade teacher Dewey Brown (in photograph above knows about education, this year marks his thirtieth year in taaching.Mr. Brown, along with studenta, like sixth grader 1'ant- Mendez, were in the claearoorn last Tuesday ea Bridgeport School District open the doors for the new year. Brewstar, Psteros and Mansfield all start school Tuesday September 1. Quad City Herald OPINIONS LJr education system can learn a few things from the Army by Don C. Brunell, President Association of Washington Business The rudest awakening of my life came when I went to basic training at Ft. Know, Kentucky. One day I was a university grad student and the next I was a"grunt" in the U,S. Army. I thought, "What in the beck could I ever learn packing a rifle and doing push-ups?" Funny how things work! The military has an effective way of teaching. They assign a drill sergeant and an assistant to spend eight weeks teaching 30 or 40 troops the basics. As a recruit, you are cut off from the outside world for those eight weeks, captive to the drill sergeant's total control. It is a system some school teachers envy. Sooften I hear teabherscomplain that disruptive students defiantly say, "Go ahead kick me out, you can't do anything to me because the law says I have to be here!" Try that one on Sergeant Carter/ I grant you the Army has a big advantage over o= schools when it comes to dealing with bad apples, but there is a more fundamental difference. While students worry about grades and test scores, the military concentrates on learning tasks. In the Army or Navy it doesn't matter whether you got an "A" on the multiple choice test if you can't break down and assemble the rifle that may someday save your life. Some complain the military method "teaches. to the test." In other words, the instructors let their students know in advance what they will be tested upon. What's wrong with that? Isn't it better for students to know their stuff coming out of high school? A high grade point isn't worth much if the graduates can't apple what they know to their life and work. Obviously, there are differences between a military and a civilian education. But there should beone common thread: that the goal of education should be learning, rather than test scores and grades. Hopefully, thatis what the "Certificateof Mastery" - the new 10th grade evaluation students must pass before graduating from high school - will accomplish. Ouad City Herald P_4tablhed 1901 Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Doris Vallance Office Manager Win. E. Vallance' Associate Editor Cheryl Schweizer Staff Writer John Cleveland II Sports Barb Gibb Subscriptions Teri Chase Ad Design Fred Hanke Ads/Printer Published every week on Thursday at Brewster, Washington. Entered as periodocals matter at the Post Office, Box 37 in Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington 98812. Telephone (509)689-2507. Periodicals postage paid at Brewster, Washington USPS 241-920. Postmaster, please send change of address to Quad City Herald, Box 37, Brewster, Wasington 98812. 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION Okanogan $18.00 Washington State $22.00 Out of State $27.00 Out of Country 32.00 Single Copy .50 Subscriptions must be paid in advance Notice of. Church entertainments where an admission fee is charged, cards of thanks, resolutions of condo- lence or notices intended to promote private business of any kind must be paid for at regular rates. Quad City Herald POLICE BEAT Douglas County Sheriff's Office Ramon Valdez, 27, Brewster. was cited for first degree negligent driving and third degree driving with a suspended license. August 22: Roy McCracken, 21, Bridgeport, was arrested on a Douglas County District Court warrant for failing to appear in court on charges of third degree malicious mischief. Liza Track, 37, Malott, was cited for third degree driving with a suspended license. Lorraine Bastidas, 19, Brewster, was cited for being a minor in possession of intoxicants. A 17 year old Bridgeport boy was arrested for being a minor in possession of intoxicants. August 23: Francisco Gomez. 31, Bridgeport, was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. Maria Apodaca, 21, Bridgeport, was cited for third degree malicious mischief, slashing car tires. August 24: Stacy Xhurape, 29, Brewster, was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants, third degree driving with a suspended license and giving false and misleading statements to police. Brewster Police Department July 31: Jane Stone, 34, Wenatchee, was charged with forgery and possession of stolen property after she allegedly cashed a stolen check at Brewster IGA-Plus. August 1: Salvador Hemandez Chavez, 27, Brewster, was arrested and charged with fourth degree assault, domestic violence. August 2: George Wilson, Brewster, reported that someone had driven through his flower garden on 1st Street. The case is still under investigation. August 5: Steve Covington, 26, Malott, was cited for second degree trespassing and resisting arrest. August 8: Marlin Guzman, 32, Brewster, was arrested for disorderly conduct and third degree malicious mischief. Pablo Mota, Pateros, was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. August 9: Lewis Marchane, 38, Omak, was cited for third-degree driving with a suspended license. August 11: Elivia Zavala, Brewster, reported that someone broke into her vehicle and stole the stereo while the car was parked outside her residence. The case is still under investigation. Ambrosio Aparacio, 46, Brewster, was arrested for fourth degree assault, domestic violence. August 14: Sergio Hernandez, 31, Manson, was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants and driving without a valid driver's license. August 15: Andres Orozco Churape, 27, Tonasket, was arrested for fourth degree assault, domestic violence. Victorino Santiago Diaz, 25, Brewster, was cited for driving while under the influence of intoxicants and driving without a valid driver's license. August 16: Omar Alvarez Garcia, 22, Brewster, was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. August 22' Salvador Mariscal, 26, Brewster, was cited for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. Jorge Alvarez Garcia, 26, Brewster, was arrested for fourth degree assault, domestic violence. August 23: Hector Ortiz, 22, Omak, was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. Pedro Martinez Santos, 26, Soap Lake, was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. The Desk Behind the Editor By Doris Vallance I A few days away from it all, the office, the paper, the orchard, to visit relatives and meet one darling, great grandson. Let me tel! you, this little guy is one of the cutest babies I've seen in a long time/ We parked in Yakima on Wednesday evening. I always chuckle to myself as we get set up. All eyes are watching as these two little old gray headed people go about the tasks of leveling, hooking up water, electricio', etc., etc., for the night's stay. Discretely the)' peep out from behind their curtains, checking how we do things. ! know because I watch the next guy in setting up/ Friendly gentleman, couple trailers over, sauntered over to chat, remarking we certainly were familiar looking, where were we from? Long story short, the man's name BilI Rose one of the Brewst er Rose brothers, from California. We parked the second night on the Columbia River below Long vie w. ! called daughter Helen, no answer. ! called granddaughter Amie, in Vancouver, no answer. Leaving messages with telephone numbers we went to the grocery store and mall in Longt,iew. We're walking around the mall as a telephone keeps ringing incessantly,finally the dawning, it is the phone in my purse [ DaM Next, how to answer the dumb thing, the one in the pickup we just pick it up and say hello, not this little baby, I could hello all day all to nO avail. Alas, a Sweet young clerk Said"push tee Send button. By now I' infolding with laughter, can hardly talk, only to hear Bill asking where are you ? Seems ! gave Amiea wrong telephone number, she is calling Bill at the Quad City, asking as to our whereabouts. The high/kght of our trip was visiting with lke's mother in Gresham and getting afire generation picture. His mother had just returned from vacationing in southern Oregon on Friday, and we were to leave on Sunday, Saturday was the only day to put it all together. We loaded lunch,picked up Helen, off to Vancouver for Amie and Dawson, on to grandma's in Gresham. Lunch, visiting, and pictures made fbr a most enjoyable afternoon. The Vallance Family Five Clockwise from left: granddaughter Amie Keller, Editor Ike Vallence, daughter Helen Hayes, great great grandmother Lels Valience and baby Dawson.