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/ The following nrlioles are not necessarily the views of the Quad City Herald or Its employee=. Ouad City Herald r True colors Dear Editor. As we expected, the generous people of the Quad City Area again showed their true colors. We have been busy sorting, & packing and delivering to Seattle for shipment, clothing, bedding, baby supplies, toiletries, canned & packaged foods, household items, buckets, boots, flashlights & batteries, cleaning supplies, etc. Etc. As well as monetary donations through lnlerWest Bank. Many people have given time; energy, and much love in packing and preparing everything to go and help the people who were so devastated in Honduras in the recent hurricane...MITCH. At this time of Thanksgiving, we want to give a hearty THANK YOU to everyone of you who had a part in this successful drive for the benefit of people hit by the terrible storm. Blessings on each of you kind people. Sincerely yours, ADR Team of BrewsterAdventist Community Services Center Friends and neighbors 'pitch in' To The Editor, November 2nd our house fire caused extensive "damage making it unlivable. The following Friday, Jerry was scheduled for major surgery causing left leg amputation. He is doing well but will still have quite a stay at Colonial Vista in Wenatchee going through much Iherapy. We are so grate(ui t:or the help, care and concern of our friends and neighbors. Special thanks to Bill and April Haley who managed to get the High School boys to give up Wednesday, Veterans Day holiday, to come out to work on our woodpile, along with cleaning the yard, Special thanks to Chris and Katrina Bailey, Vic and Mary Bailey, the Walter Nicholsons of Pateros, the Brian Moreys of Brewster and the contractors who helped us in our lime of need. Jerry and Lu Weaver Brewster, WA QUAD CITY HERALD LETTER00; TO THE EDITOR J The flowing Leers to the Editor are not necessarily e views of e Quad City Herald or its employees. Ni ',w school for Bridgeport Dear Ike and Doris, in the area attended, had kids attend Greetings to both of you... I continue to enjoy the weekly news of the Quad City area and thought the enclosed might be of interest of some of your readers, ifyou 'd care to use it some time... I volunteer at the North Central Washington Museum one day a week and 3 of us spent about 3 months cataloguing blueprints, photos and work articles from the estate of Ludwig Solberg this summer and early fall. One of the group ran across this publication and brought it to my attention, since she knew I'd lived in Bridgeport for a number of years. It was the first of the school buildings I worked in for the district and both of our boys attended elementary school there. So many or taught there.., lots of memories for lots of folks! Mr. Soiberg was a prominent architect in this area from the 1920's through Ihe early 1960"s. He designed many of the earlier Wenalchee schools. Lakeside School in Chelan and a Soap Lake School that is almost a twin on the outside to ours in Bridgeport. In the spring the museum plans an exhibit honoring the 100th birthday of Chelan County and some of Mr. Solberg's effects will be included. I hope this may be of use to you... take care! Sincerely, Margaret Scott 614 Olympus Drive Wenatchee, WA 98801 RS. 1 can't recall when this building was constructed. Perhaps one of your readers will know... I've already sent copies to Jean Homer and Melba Cannon. The only dates I could find in the publication were around 1939-40. New school for Bridgeport, Wash. {?? Picture To replace an old frame structure that was completely destroyed by fire, a new Union High School for Bridgeport, Washington, was erected last year of architectural concrete. It serves widely scattered communities in a district adjacent to the Grand Coulee dam development. The problem presented to the architect was one of securing the largest possible building for the least amount of money in first cost and maintenance. The design was, therefore, made as simple as possible both in plan and exterior treatment. An interesting feature of the construction was the use of control joints at all pilasters. Designed by I. Solberg, architect, of Wenatchee, Wash., it was constructed by Ernest Hulbert, contractor, of Omak, Wash. Work started in midwinter and was completed in July. The total cost was $42,507 or $3.72 a sq. ft. Local resident could use help (Editor's note: This letter was addressed to Ihe Brewster class of '62, but we fell it needs Ihe attention and assistance from 'all the community!) Dear friends and classmates. The holidays are upon us once again, and we're about to be caught up in the frenzy of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don't think that frenzy was ever supposed to be a part of it, but our materialistic society has laid it upon us to endure. 1 am writing to you concerning a great need of one of our classmates, Marie Riggs Snow. Marie was diagnosed with bone cancer last November and has been courageously fighting it ever since. She had a small disability insurance through her work that she exhausted and is now receiving SSI which gives her about $800.00 per month. She and her son now live with her sister Freyja to help defray the extraordinary costs associated with her illness. She had a series of ten injections which cost over $6,000.00. She said that she has good insurance, but the co-pays involved eat up any available monies that she has. Marie told me that at present, she owes Brewster Drug about $400.00 which the insurance will not cover, and there seems to be no end in sight for the medicines that she will be requiring. Marie has gone the route with radiation and chemotherapy and has received platelet transfusions to help replace the blood cells destroyed by the cancer and the treatments. On November 30, 1998, Made has to go to Port land to a hospital to have a bone marrow transplant. She will be in the hospital for four weeks and then must rent an apartment for lwo weeks in Portland while the doctors monitor the results. You may wonder how I became aware of her plight. I guess that I had heard that Marie had cancer, but I didn't realize that it was bone cancer, and it really didn't strike home until I saw her one day wearing a hat, which I thought was strange. But upon looking more closely I saw that she had lost all of her hair. It was then that I began to question her about her condition and ask her how I could help. After hearing all of the above, I asked her permission to relate her story to our class. She was very thankful that anyone would consider it. Although she could easily be, Marie is not down in the dumps or in deep depression. Shesaid thalshe was trying to stay upbeat about the whole deal. She said thai a pity-party never helped anyone. I am sure thai her attitude helps her family tremendously, and I certainly admire her bravery. I don't know if I would be able to do as well. Marie's trip to Portland for the bone marrow transplant will determine if ,she continues to live or if she will die, depending upon the success of the procedure. She indicated that she tries to keep her mind off of it by getting the presents for Christmas made for her family. She is experiencing a great deal of fatigue and said that she can do this while resting which takes up most of her day. Marie told me that she has received alot of financial help from her church, but she requires more help than they have provided. It is because of this that 1 am coming to you. Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful times of the year. They are times .for giving thanks and giving gifts in appreciation of what we have been so fortunate to receive. Please join me in extending a helping hand to Marie by giving a monetary gift at this time. I can guarantee that she will experience heartfelt appreciation for each and every one of you for your help. Please make your checks payable to Marie Riggs Snow and send them to me. and Vivian and I will see that she gets them. Thank you so much for considering this plea at a time of the year when all needs are made so evident every time that we pick up our mail. Please send them as soon as possible to help encourage her in her time of need. Sincerely, Ron Paslay P.O. Box 91. Brewster. WA 98812 Phone (509) 689-2870 --- Quad City Herald _._ i Douglas County Sheriff's Office .... November 20: Arrested by Brewster police on a Douglas County warrant for failure to appear on DWI third degree was Destiny D. Dill, 27, Bridgeport. Arrested on a Douglas County Superior Court warrant for failure to appear was a 13-year.old juvenile male, Bridgeport. November 21: Reported by Jose V. Suazo, Bridgeport, two tires on his vehicle had been flattened while parked in front of Chief Joseph Tavern. November 22: Reported by Brian Sonneman, Bridgeport, his residence was broken into. The following items were stolen: three jewelry boxes, one ring, one pearl pin, three sterling silver bracelets, 20 earrings, one black hills gold necklace, one Packard Bell computer with Cannon printer, one Sanyo VCR, one JC Penney stereo, nine CD's. Total value $3,190. November 23: Reported by Gerald Weaver his residence on Crane Orchard Road had several items taken from the house. A gold wedding ring and a black hills gold watch. Total value $800. November 23: Reported by Thomas Smith his residence on Buckingham alley had been entered. The following items had been taken: one RCA VCR, binoculars, two speakers, one Tamrus 38 caliber pistol. D.A.R.E. is working Letter to the Editor: D.A.R.E. started its 12th year at Brewster Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 23rd. D.A.R.E. has been under fire in the last few years as a program that doesn't work. I believe they are wrong in their thinking. For the City of Brewster, I as well as the entire Police Department, believe D.A.R.E. is working for us. In fact, we are so convinced we have decided to expand D.A.R.E. into the Junior High School this year. What D.A.R.E. requires for it to work its best is cooperation between POLICE/SCHOOL/PARENTS. (And not always in that order). For that reason I am going to put someinformation in Ihe Quad City Herald every week on what we are doing in class so Ihe 5th grade parents can help reinforce with the kids the important things we are talking about in class. The first day of class we issued workbooks and T-shirts. The workbooks are not to be taken home from school. The T-shirts will be worn on DARE DAYS, which will be on Mondays. Your student should be bringing a permission slip home for you to sign. I need those back as soon as possible. They became acquainted with me, their DARE Officer and are able to define their roles as DARE students. I also introduced my partner, Darin. Darin is a trusty stuffed Lion. He stands for courage-Courage to say no. We talked about the DARE rules in class. These rules are very much the same as any other class room rules. We also discussed the importance of recognizing situations that may be wrong or dangerous or just don't seem right. I told them to avoid these situations or say no if approached and be sure to tell a parent, a teacher, or other trusted adult. We appointed some volunteers to make a DARE Box. The DARE Box is the way the students ask me questions that may be or may not be personal in nature. At the start of every class I go into the Dare Box to see if there is anything in it. The rule is I'm the only one that can go into the Dare Box. We don't want everyone going into the Dare Box when someone puts a questions in it. Other students don't have to know what another's question is. I never use a name in the questions. Also, when a student tells a story about someone, we always use "SOMEONE I KNOW," rather than using a person's name. if at any time you have a question about what we are doing in class, please feel free to call me at the Police Department. I will be more than happy to answer any and all questions for you. Timothy A. Rieb DARE Officer Quad City Herald Establislied 1901 Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Doris Vallance Office Manager Wm. 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 3aid at Brewster, Washington USPS 241-920. Postmaster, please send change of address to Quad City Herald, Box 37, Brewster, Wasington 98812. l 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 advane, Notice of Church entertainments where an admission fee is charged, cards oft hanks, resolutions of condo- lence or notices intended to promote 3rivate business of any kind must be paid for at regular rates. The Desk Behind the Editor By Doris Vallance ill ii i I I I Nice note from Janet Stephens in Jerome, Idaho on her subscription renewal. Said she debated renewing bue it was such a bargain for the news of people we knew for 10 ),ears. She further states it keeps us informed on the growth of Brewster. Lived there for 10, never grew until after we left/We' re glad your with us for another year Janet/ I have a tendency to rant and rave when I beconie upset. Such was the case this past Friday when I signed for a registered letter, costing $2.77 to send, when a 32 cents stamp would have sufficed to convey the message. BEHIND-PA Y-OR ELSE/And from right down the street, too/ Well, the telephone rings Friday evening, attd as we do not answer the phone, the message starts recording this isfor Mrs. Doris Vallance, I'm Larry A ttwood from Project Share. I understand you are having trouble paying a bill of $2.17, we will gladly help you out if you will just call 1-800-it's a joke! I listened in disbelief the first time, the second time ! started to laugh, and laugh, and laugh until the tears were running down my cheeks. lke questioned about taking this message off the machine, as the voice was, oh so familiar, I ask trot, let's listen again. ! listened again i i i Saturday morning, and it hit, Tom Reichert, taking time out from flying jets to play a practical joke/Thanks Tom, I needed that/And you will be repaid some how, some way, some day/ ! returned home shortly afternoon Saturday, from a morning.,,f running, to find lke sitting in the rocking chair with his foot resting upon a dining room chair and a sheepish grin on his face. One glance and I knew all was not well. Earlier I had listened to his outside things to be done, like a couple of days worth. So how come, inside, sitting, doing nothing! His tale of woe unfolds. Dumb thing to do, up a wooden ladder on a wet deck, to clean out roof gutter. Ladder tongue trot tied to ladder steps, ladder tongue flies fo,ard, ladder falls down, body goes down with ladder in a heap/Result, bang on back of head, black and blue back side and a badly twisted foot. Thank hea vens nothing broke/ Crutches for outside, hobbli!rg for inside, a few assists from nurse Doris(?) and he carries on. Happy Thanksgiving from our crazy house to all of yours/