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~ ~ ~ ~ i~ ::~ .L ~ i!~ : : ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :~ [ Quad City HeraM mpredicting the W Thus, Sept eO 80 5a E Fri Sept. 2183 51 Sat Sept. 2284 51 Sun Sept. 2385 51 Men Sept. 2483 50 Tues Sept. 25 84 49 Wed Sept. 2684 49 www.wcathcf.com A T H E a the towns of Brewster, Mansfield, Pateros and lower Methow Valley Justice - Freedom - Democracy -Loyalty A nation stands together This past Saturday evening was a memorable time for close to 200 people who gathered by the American Legion Monument in Brewster for a candlelighting ceremony. Marj Udell greeted those present and thanked them for their show of support and unity in this time of tragedy. Dick Smith, Commander of Post 97 led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the opening remarks. Ivy Smith, Department of Washington Auxiliary chaplain read the opening pray, followed by a song "Some Gave All" by Billie Ray Cyrus. Mayor Bonnie House welcomed alfand spoke of our unity to overcome the terrorists. Ending with "Tm glad I'm an American.*' Lupe DeLaCerda spoke for the Hispanic Community, offering support and remorse for the tragedy. Unit 97 Auxiliary President Candra Blackburn read the following: JUSTICE - Justice is the highest code by which humanity is governed. FREEDOM- Freedom is among all the rights of mankind the one held most dear. DEMOCRACY - Democracy is a government of the people by the people and for the people. LOYALTY - Loyalty to God, to Country and to self is the basis of true Americanism. The song" Candle in the Wind" by Elton John followed her reading. At this time Udell invited all to light their candles and place their flowers by the monument. Forest Busching Pastor of the Community Log Church asked people to pray. Pray for those who lost their lives, pray for the families left with broken hearts, pray for America. Glen Allen, Post 97 Executive Board Chairman, was music host leading the audience in song, with God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood. ending the ceremony with God Bless America. - Craig Kever was in charge of the PA system and large screen TV for the words and music. Win. E. Vallance photo CIOU to f opt sttendecrl candlelig V ligat the etlcl of Main StrNt inBrewster atthe Amerimm Legion Post 97 memorial. a a There is an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Certainly the pictures have made words super- fluous the most eloquent picture shows one big rectangular building on fire, while a passenger jet is sil- houetted against a sec- ond big rectangular building. Thereare lots of different versions, both photographs and news footage, of that picture, and of the fire- ball when the jet hits the building. There are few pic- tures of a passenger jet hitting the five-sided Pentagon. There are no pictures of a passenger jet crashing in a field. There are lots of pictures of the passengers on the planes, though, and lots of pictures of the people who were in the two World Trade Center towers when the planes hit. Many of those are being displayed by anxious rela- tives and friends. The World Trade Center towers, 1 10 stories tall, dominated Manhattan's skyline. Lori Holt, Brewster, and three of her friends visited New York City in May. and Lori remembered looking across the bay from Ellis Island, back toward Manhattan and the buildings spar- kling in the sun. "It's an "I could just feel it awesome place." Judy aunt, Karen Luft of Pateros. "'It really feels like someone stole part of our city. There was a collective sound of gasps and hearts break- ing, watching the fall as everyone just was willing them to stay up." The attacks made Marie Patten of Brewster very angry, "'deep down angry. I could just feel it right in my heart." Ed Reynolds, project engi- right in my heart," Johnston, neeratChiefJosephDam, isanative Brewster, isa New Yorker. "I walked in those - Ed Reynolds, frequentvisi- streets," and he still hal relatives liv- tor to New ing there. It was diffichlt, he said, to project engineer, York, and watch it and not be able to help. Chief Joseph Dam, she went toJohnstonsaidtherescueefforts, Tues- the financial day and since, must he very difficult, district last since the World Trade Center was spring. She recalled standing on the located in the original Manhattan cornerofWallStreeLlookingatTrin- settlemenL dating from the 1600s. ity Church. and "dwarfing it, totally, When she was there last spring, the were the two towers." passing cars were "almost scraping Now the towers are gone: ex-each other's side." Maneuvering res- perts think the fires caused by the cue vehicles through the narrow jet fuel brought them down. "'Looking streets must he difficult, she said. from my apartment, which once New York City officials have had a beautiful view of our sky- estimated that more than 5.000 line, is a tough sight," New York people are missing; no one has resident Chris Brown wrote his been found alive at the WTC site Wm, E. Vallance photo Lori Holt (left) and Joyce Steete of the Okanogen Douglas District Hospital Guild hold check for 600rdollare raised by members making red, white and blue lapel ribbons and selling them during the weekend. since last Wednesday. There were Pentagon. About 300 New York more than 250 people on the planes City firefighters are missing, and and about 200 people killed at the 50 to 60 police officers. Kelly Hook, sergeant with the Brewster Police Department, quoted New York's mayor Rudolph Guiliani, that police officers and firefighters are the people that run toward danger when everyone else is running away. The danger is not, of course, unique to New York: all firefighters, all po- lice officers, all ambulance person- nel face it every day, Hook said. The possibility is something that must be understood ahead of time. otherwise it's impossible to do the job, he said. But this was different, and the Brewster Police wanted to recognize their fellow officers. It has become a custom for police officers to wear a black band on the badge when a fel- low officer is killed in the line of duty. Brewster Police usually do that for police killed in the state of Wash- ington. But Brewster cops are wear- ing them now, and "we're going to wear our mourning bands on our badges until they pull the last police officer out." Cont'd on page 5 A display of pride shown throughout Quad Cities The owners of Brewster Drug and True Value Hardware keep a pretty good selection of American flags in stock--a few big flags, some flag bunting, some small flags. They take up a four- or five-foot section of the shelf, and in normal times, that's ad- equate. These are no longer normal times. The September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States probably will change many things. One thing that has changed already is the display of American flags. All of a sudden red, white and blue are everywhere flags in front windows and on car antennas, out- side businesses and churches and Mason Neville (kneeling) displays the colors along south of Brewster. fire halls. People are wearing red, playing red, white white and blue ribbons and dis- rations. Vallance photo Highway 97 blue deco- Brewster Drug's supply of flags was sold out by the weekend, said store manager Georgia Nelson; the flags in the store's patriotic display were promised to customers. Many of the store's flags were fan-shaped buntings, like that on a speaker's plat- form. "We must have had 48 of them, and they all sold out in one day." Nelson hung a flag that had belonged to her father on the store's back wall, and got offers for that. Every red, white and blue thing in the store was sold. "There is no crepe paper, there's no ribbon, even all the red, white and blue straight pins are sold out," she said Monday after- noon. Spokane retailers, contacted Nelson to see if the store still had flags, and an Omak retailer called owner Ron Anderson, looking for fla . Getting a flag may be difficult for a while; Brewster Drug's owners or- dered new shipment, which was sup- posed to amve on Tuesday. But the order was delayed, due to demand. Voter turnout low nationwide lncumhent Brewster mayor Bonnie House will face Dick Dildine in the November general election, and Mike Stennes and Patti Lucbte will com- pete for a seat on the Pateros School Board. House and Dildine, Luchte and Stennes received the greatest number of votes in the primary elec- tion held Tuesday, September 18. House received 170 votes; Dildine received 28 and Pedro De La Cerda received 21 votes. De La Cerda was eliminated from the race as a result. Stennes received 100 votes, Luchte had 95 and Taza Keene, the third candidate, received 54 votes. The general election will be Tues- day, November 6; in both races the Brewster mayor Bonnie House 170 votes Dick DIIdine 28 votes Pedro De La Cerda 21 votes Pater08 School Board Mike Stennes 100 votes Patti Luchte 95 votes Taza Keene 54 votes winners will serve a four year term. Okanogan County voter turnout was only at 38.82%. Out of 5,135 registered voters only 1,194 votes were counted. III---H"I~III!~I '