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p_aol12. , ..... October 8_ 1998 Conn's Quad City. Herald Park on Main Collision official name R epair pens ofnewpark familiar spot A new car repair business has opened in a famil'.mr 10cation. Conn's Collision Repair has opened in the location formerlyoccupiedby Gate's Body Shop in Pateros. (Former owner Gale McDaniel has retired.)OwnerConn Swezey said he will repair dents, dings, and just plain crashes in any make of car. Swezeysaidhehas about 12 years experience in car repair;,, he worked for a General Motors dealership in Oklahoma for seven Conn Swezay years, as well as operating his own shop there. In addition to body repairs, Swezey said be will replace windshields and broken mirrors, paint cars and help with restoring old cars. He does not do any kind of engine, drive train or muffler repairs, he said. He said he liked working on cars from his high school days. He started working on cat's occasionally, he said, and it grew into a fulltime career. He said he never made a conscious career decision; "1 just got into it, you know. It's one of those things, a guy's got to do something." But it is a good job. "Always something different." Customers should be able to tell a reputable body shop by just looking around, Swezey said. Appearance is the most important thing, he said, and the shop should be clean and in good order. ")ther than lJlat, h;s maJnJy word of mouth," he said. If a person does a good job consistently they will become known for it, he said. Conn's Collision Repair is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located 140 Lakeshore Drive in Pateros. Mansfield Bayless Food City wins award Bayless Food City. Mansfield, was awardedthirdplace for theiroutstanding efforts in achieving friendliest customer service in the Food City foods group. The Food City group consists of 33 independently owned grocery stores in Montana, Idaho and Washington. Each store was shopped by several different people on several occasions and then scored on customer service items, such as "were you thanked," "was the store clean." "were your groceries carried out for you." There were approximately 70 items checked in each store. ,k'A"**-k'*'***** Dedication... Efficiency... Accountability... k,' You can have a friend in the county auditor's office. "AS a pfSt btlSil}L-'SS pilt- l}er Ol Penny Nfelv. I I]ave always lOtnd her to be honest strniht-lOr- ward. cons;cit:'ntlo{ IS EI}Cl e,\\;'tren }ely I zrd workin[4. "" Ecl Tlliele. COtllllV commissioJler. DenL Elect Penny Neely Okanogan County Auditor GOP Full time Auditor for a full time jobt Full time pay deserves full time work! Paid for by the Committee to Elect Penny Neely 525 Main Avenue, Brewster, WA 98812 I catchy name for their new park on Main, and they found one. The Park On Main. The reasoning behind the winning entry was logic itself--whatever the new park's official name, most people will call it the park on Main, said Dean Busching, who with his wife Kristi submitted the winning entry. That name was only one of a number of ideas they considered and entered; "we rejected nothing," Dean said. Well, maybe one was discarded "'! think we did reject Mr. Rainier National Park," he said. The contest drew 66 entries, 28 from children, said city administrative worker Tina Jones. Kim Moore's third grade class had a lot of different ideas, including Puzzle Piece Park, Other suggestions from contestants included Cornerstone Park and Tiny Park. Other people, inspired by the waterfall fountain in the new park, suggested Triangle Falls and Brewster Falls. People suggested naming the park in honor of George Wilson or the Gamble family, or in memory of Jimmy Wick or Todd Moses. One person suggested naming the park for John Bruster, the town's founder. All of the entries were submitted to the people who donated money for the park's construction. Jones said. The six entries that received the most votes were sent to a selection committee, consisting of Mayor Bonnie House and her staff. The Buschings will receive $100 for their winning entry. A plaque with the name, and the doners' names, will be placed in the park. The Park on Main was created from a vacant lot: the weeds and bare dirt have been replaced with grass and a fountain. Shrubs and flowers define three sides. Three or four trees will be planted, said ze class Ioffered at Fitness Center Healthbeat Fitness Center in Brewster will offer an Performance Class Thursday, October 15, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Blair from Gold's Gym in present the class on increasing athletic an emphasis on nutrition, exercise, weight training, "Blair is very knowledgeable. le puts on an excellent class," Dezellem said. Athletes, coaches, and the general public are and encouraged to attend, need not be a Cheryl Schweizor photo Brewatar mayor Bonnie Hou (loft) and Dean, Kristi and Brenna Busching, winners of the nteet to na the Park on Main. city superintendent Mike Shenyer. The park's picnic table was built by Henry Higley, the host of the Columbia Cove RV Park. The park is located on a mix of public and private property: most of the land is owned by John Pariseau, who dandled its use as well as some money for the improvements. The park was built with money donated by city residents, businesses and the city council. Other doners included the BrewsterChamber ofCommerce,Erlandsen andAssociates, Bonnie House, John Pariseau, Kevin Skirko, Riverbend Travel, Dr. Duane Rana, Brewster IGA-Pius, El Campesino clothing store, Central Washington Grain Growers, La Milpa bakery, the Brewster branch of lnterWest Bank, the Bohemian Tavem, Moran's Photography, the Brewster chapter of Kiwanis, Something Special gift shop, the Brewster franchise of McDonald's, Harmony House extended care facility and Whitley Fuel. The fresh topsoil was donated by Carter Excavation. Central Washington Hospital to host free flu vaccine clinic Central Washington Hospital will be hosting its annual free flu clinic on Tuesday, October 20. Program hours are8:00a, m. until 8:00p.m.Theprogmm will be held at the West Coast Convention Center on the lower level. To be eligible for free vaccine, participants must be over age 18, have no known allergy to eggs or flu vaccine, and not pregnant or breastfeeding. Children, pregnant or breastfeeding women and anyone with an allergy to eggs or vaccine should contact their healthcare provider to discuss flu vaccination. A special drive-through program to address the needs to seniors and others with limited mobility will be held from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. Hours of operation will depend on visibility. The drive-through program will be located behind the convention center off of Columbia Street. This program is open only to adults who have received the vaccine in the past and are not pregnant m" breastfeoding. Anyone who has not previously received the vaccine will be asked to park and enter the indoor program. In addition to the one.day free program, flu vaccine will be available for a fee through the hospital's physician offices, the Emergency Department, or by" scheduling a corporate program. For information about any hospital flu vaccine program or for general information about  influenza, contact the hospital. 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