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Quad City h:, ld Novem,er 19. l ra,.,e .s i i]* ii - - Life on the river By Wayne van Zwoll Dave Foote&apos;s home shouldn't have been hard to find. It doesn't wear an ad- dress; but then neither does it compete for anonymity with hundreds of other dwellings in the Quad-City area. Foote lives on the Colum- bia and is one of very few local residents who can, claim that. Most houses 'on the river' are actually built on the hank. It just isn't chic to say "I live on the hank..." Foote's abode began life in 1945 as a survival craft for a large oceangoing vessel. Its metal hull is the foundation for a rustic houseboat that is currently anchored, tied, and staked near the Colum- bia's north shore a couple miles west of Brewster. The dwelling floats and can be easily moved by Foote's small aluminum fishing craft with its 7- horse outboard. "I don't have a motor for this (houseboat)," Foote remarked. "I don't relocate that often." Foote can also move the large vessel manually. "These oars I built from lengths of PVC pipe," he said, indicating the in- struments strapped to the canvas roof of the boat. "They're lightweight and strong but too flexible. I'm going to make some wooden oars." Foote's home is cozy, if unconventional. A wood- burning 'caboose stove', designed for use on moving vehicles, occupies the bow. Wooden benches line the gunwales, and a plank floor is braced over the bilge. Foodstuffs are kept in plastic five-gallon pails. "I don't need a refrigerator," Foote said. "The temperature in the Dave Foote gazes over the Columbia, hackyard for Is homey houseboat. bilge is low enough to keep my supplies fresh." The 31-year-old native of Flint, Michigan came out west in 1974 and began working in orchards in the Quad-Clty area. He also spent some time with house- boating friends on the Shagit River. Currently Foote makes his living picking ap- ples in the fail and pruning during the winter. Last summer he tried gold dredging on the Columbia. "I llke this lifestyle," he opined as he rolled a cigaret- te and moved the coffeepot off the stove. "And I don't have any immediate plans to change. Winters can be tough - '78 was a bad year - but I spend some time on shore during really dirty weather. John Little has fur- nished me housing; I'm really not looking for a sur- vival experience." Foote expressed interest in working on the miifoil problem here, a dilemma he believes could best be ap- proached manually. "The application of 2,4-D is expen- sive," he maintained. "And all the money goes to chemical companies based out of the area. The local economy would benefit if people like me were hired to pull the mLlfoil. It comes up pretty easily." Foote conceded he'd have to modify his houseboat somewhat for milfoil work. Square 'em up by Merry Anne Gmam for more fun dances coming up soon. November 21 the Methow Valley Promenaders will dance in Twisp. Dennis Levitt calling. November 28 the Bridgeport Denim and Ginghams will be dancing at the Bridgeport Grade School with Billy Gillham doing the calling. The Denim and Ginghams always have a fan time so bring a friend and come join the fun! ! Remember square dan- cing is the State Dance and may soon be the National dance so why not take ad- vantage of the square dance lessons now available in most every area. In Chelan there is still time to Join the classes on Thursday evenings at the Youth Cen- ter. Billy Gillham is the caller-teacher. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m. Learning to square dance is very easy and fun for the whole family. Do It!l Now is he time to learn the State Dance. SEE YOU IN A SQUARE HAPPY DANCIN' If lots of laughing, visiting, footstomping, extra good calling and tired feet when it's all over is a sign of a good square dance then the Columbia River Whirlers just had a super good dance Friday the 13th at the Entlat IOOF Hail. Wes and Marilyn Holman, Billy Gillham, Fred Ornalis, John Dukes and Sterling McKenzie called to five squares of dancers from Chelan, Wenatchee, Cash- mere, Entiat, Bridgeport and Brewster. Since the Whirlers traveling banner is in Omak with the Circle Squares, The Appleland Promenaders took Chuck Fullers shirt. This means we will be doing some traveling in the near future to retrieve the banner and shirt. Coming up this weekend the 21st of November the Columbia River Whirlers will be having their 2nd An- niversary Dance at the En- tiat Grange Hail. Bob Wright Jr. will be doing the calling. Bob always calls a super fun dance so plan to attend this one. Mark your calendars .it 4z I z 1 1 Cz ,It 4= . G i ft Suggestions 4= 4= 4I 4= 4= ,It 4= 4= 4= 4 4 41 41 4= 4= 4= 4z 4= 4= 4= 4 4= 4= 4= 4= 4 4= . St. Helens Mugs . Ceramic Lamps . Wall Mirrors with Plant Holders * Vibrating Cushions . Windup Toys * T-Shirts Chlldrens Decorative Phoebe's Rock Garden Gifts Bridgeport Bar "R Just isn't big enough to experience at least awhile serve as a house and longer. Worldwide, house- working vessel at the same boating is a significant time," he said. lifestyle; it's just a Httie un- Foote's outlook is common in this part of philosophical. "I've been to Washington. college and may return "Besides," Foote added someday. But I've got lots to with a grin, "the fishing and learn about this type of en- duck hunting couldn't be deavor and I'll for the more convenient." Pinochle Pinochle was the order of the evening last Friday after the pancake feed at the Senior Center in Brewster, with 32 people staying on to fill eight tables for cards. Mildred Peterson and Ralph Wright had high scores; Eileen Shenyer and Nellie Evans had low. Violet Lemons kept the traveller and Louise Reeve won the door prize. There will be another card party this Friday evening at 7:30 with Don and Nellie Evans in charge of arrangements. II Visits parents Les Getz has been visiting in Brewster with his parents, AI and Margaret Getz. Les has just completed three months of schooling in Nor- thlake, Illinois. He will next be sent to Citrus Heights, Calif., by his employer, GTE. Visitors Mr. and Mrs. A1 Blomdahl of Okanogan were Friday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Foss Creveling of Methow. , Nazarene Women's Fellowship Let us make your Thanksgiving Pies  Telephone Orders Now 686-2651 or 686-3881 Nov. 19-Bridgeport; IOOF, West End Club Pateros; School Board Brewster; Rebekahs, Kiwanis Nov. Z0-Bridgeport; Query Club Brewster; Garden Clull, Janet Hamilton's home Nov. 2-Bridgeport; Masonic Lodge 193, Volunteer Firemen Nov. 2-Bridgeport; Chamber of Commerce, 7:00 p.m. Pateros; Grange, City Council Brewster; City Council, Triangle, Chamber of Commerce, noon. Special Thunksgiving service 7:00 p.m. at Log Church, Qnad City Mbdsterlal Assoc. Nov. 25-Pateros; Aita Rebehahs, City Council Brewster; Jaycees Th|l I#I! courtesy of BRRn(s Chapels EVERGREEN STORE NO. 3 Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pflces Effective November 18 thru TURKEYS JENNIE-O OR VALCHRIS GRADE A SELF-BASTING 12 LB. - 22 LB f WESTERN ;AMILY UNS,iCEO s, LS. Avo. /,NELESS HAM ........ ,.:'1.69 LLEAN GROUND BEEF., Sl.49 .o,,,,.,,,,,,,,=.,,.o,,< w,.:o,, s2 39 FILET 0F IIAM ROAST ............... .,,.. LENNON'S PURE PORK Sl 79 PORK LINK SAUSAGE ................ L,. . ROAST e. BTEAKS USDA CHOICE WNOLI SIRLOIN TiP,.,,.,,,ox....,,,..,s..,. <.. =1.99 ,,,,,,OUF, W.O,.': O,.'.',",,,,.,C'=, S2 49 i877 BONELESS HAMS.... ........... ,,. , BEEF CHUCK ROAST WESTERN FAMILY WHOLE OR STRAINED CRANBERRY SAUCE 1 oz ............ 47 16OZ. PRINCELLA CUT YAMS ............. 65  30OZ. WESTERN FAMILY PUMPKIN ...... 63 w,:...,..,<..,o..oo, o,. 89' POTATO CHIPS s oz .................... BETTY CROCKER $1 Pie CRUST STICKS,,oz .......... .9 18 IN, - 26 FT. REYNOLDS HEAVY FOIL. '99 c ASSORTED iA C CHIFFON DINNER NAPKINS,cT... 11- 140Z. CM 41 1 EAGLE BRAND MILK ............ " 1, lL POWDERED OK. BROWN 8' BROWN 4F I C & H SUGAR, LB .................. IOII- SCHILLING OR CRESCENT GROUND BLACK PEPPeR,oz. $1,09 DIAMOND WALNUT MFJITS e.,. ...... $2.59 WESTERN FAMILY CREAM CHEESEsoz ................... 69 IVORY LiQUiDDETERGENT-oz.. ...... .$1.29 TATOES U.S. NO. 2 ALL PURPOSE POTATOES 15 LB. BAG. CRISP CELERY FANCY GREEN GARDEN FRESH WHIPPED TOPPING EA. WESTERN FAMILY" 12OZ. 69 + OUR FINEST 39 NO. 1 YAMS .................. <. SUNKIST SEEDLESS BONELESS USDA CHOICE .6 ,0 0ks ........ 4[ $ iluiiie .,lce,,o. .......................... 99  ......... """""""" " "" GRE N NI PUMPKIN PIL, oz ........................ "l,O LB. PtAS. PES  POTAOTlS, PfAS WIPfARL ONIONS $-10 OZ. [ BIROSEYE VEGETABLES w,c,=,,,c ....... O/- BROWN & SERVE ROLLS WESTERN FAMILY- 12 CT. WHITE, WHEAT OR BUTTERFLAKE w.,..,,<,w..,o.w.,. 59 c FRESH BREAD,,' oz ................... WESTERN FAMILY 100% WHOLE WHEAT BREAD,, oz ....... 79 ICE CREAM DEODO00NT $1.79 o,,,,,oo,.<,,,sso,,.,.,:,>,,.,,vo,,s s!N00:o, ................ s2.29 / COLD TABLETS $2.09 co,,,o,o,,,.o,,c'r ............ WHIIING CREAM  "'NT ......... 49  $2.09 ,,.,,<,u,,,,.,.,, $1.89 NASAL SPRAY DARIGOLD BUTrER, L. ........... DARIGOLD "'"''"'""''" "" ...... EGG NOG OUART ...................... 89 i