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P 2 Dacember 5, 1991 Ouad CIh/Herald Pregnant drug user in treatment center A Brewster woman jailed briefly on charges of delivering cocaine to a person under 18 years of age--her unborn child--was released from custody on the stipulation that she immediately enter a treatment pro- gram. Kerry Housden was released into the custody of her father by Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Dave Thomas after a hearing Wednesday, November 27 on the condition that she enter a treatment program im- mediately. Housden has done so and is in such a program in Spokane. According to Okanogan County Deputy Prosecutor Joe Solesing, Housden was charged with the de- livery of cocaine to a person under 18 and possession of cocaine. Housden is about seven months pregnant and the county's contention is that by using cocaine she was in effect delivering it to her baby. According to Solesing, Housden sought treatment at Okanogan Dou- glas District Hospital after veins in both her arms and one foot became infected. It was determined that the infections were the result of repeated injections of cocaine. Housden ad- mitted to using approximately $600 worth of cocaine, taking about 24 injections, over the course of three and one-half days. "She was a binge cocaine user in the middle of a binge," Solesing said. Housden was in the hospital for a week and was arrested upon her release. The case was reported to Brewster police after Housden entered the hos- pital. It was turned over to the county prosecutor's office. Solesing said the primary worry of county officials was that Housden, whom he described as a"severe binge cocaine abuser," was not done bingeing. Working with caseworkers at the Children's Services Division, county officials tried but could not find a treatment center willing to take Housden at her ad- vanced stage of pregnancy, Solesing said--there was "absolutely no treatment center that would take someone who was that pregnant." Housden's physicians and CSD caseworkers told county officials that "absolutely the best thing to have happen for this unborn child would be to make sure in any way possible she didn't use any more cocaine." He said the county's use of the delivery to minor laws was unusual ("maybe unique, maybe not, but certainly un- usual") but that officials did not have any other choice. "Well, do we just ignore it and let her go, or do we force something to happen (force Housden to seek treatment).'?" Solesing said. Housden's attorney, Scot Stewart, was cautious in commenting on the case, due, he said, to the many com- plex legal questions involved. How- ever, he said, when private individu- als went looking fora place that would accept Housden for treatment, "we found her a treatment center very quickly." Housden could not be reached for comment. Police Beat Brewster Police Department November 29: A 22 year old man was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants. A report was received of malicious mischief. The rear window of a vehicle was shattered, possibly by a BB gun. The case is still under investigation. November 30" A 41 year old man was charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants. December 2: A 35 year old man was charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants. He was booked into the Okanogan County' Jail for outstanding warrants issued in California. Okanogan County Sheriff's Office November 29: A report was re- ceived of items stolen late Friday night or early Saturday morning from two cars parked outside the Ned Clark residence in Pateros. Ned Clark re- ported a radar detector stolen from one vehicle and a cellular telephone, radar detector and compound bow and arrows stolen from the second car. The case is still under investiga- tion. Babies weather November 27 - A girl to Roger and Melodic Allen, Pateros. November 29 - A boy to Denise Powell, Omak. November 20 - A girl to James and Suzanne Hammer, Twisp. November 27 29 .05 November28 42 24 .03 November 29 45 23 November 30 35 20 December I 36 25 December 2 43 25 December3 39 27 T Weekly weather report through courtesy Security Section, Chief Joseph Dam i Letters to the Editor Veteran's Day speaker a "hit" with Pateros students Dear Ike, For our school's Veteran's Day program, Mr. Gary Horton was a guest speaker. He made quite a favorable impression on my class. I had the students write thank you letters to him. They first wrote a rough draft in their journals, then used the keyboard in their computer class for the final copy. The letters were written with such thoughtfulness that I decided to share them with you. I hope you have room to publish some of them. Marlene K. Miller Pateros sixth grade teacher Dear Mr. Horton, When you came to Pateros schools to speak I thought it was going to be another one of those years speakers come and you sit for hours and hours. When you spoke I didn't get bored. I learned that I don't need have friends to be a big person. The lesson really made me think. I like the part about how TV has mined American's minds. When Desert Storm was going on I was at my grandparent's house. We were watching the news and it was showing pictures of the soldiers. I saw my granddad cry. ' ' He is a veteran of the Korean War. I just wanted to say it really made ne think. Thank you for coming. Cindy Nickerson Dear Mr. Horton, ' ' I learned from your speech that you cannot ignore your problems. I also. learned that you have to be around the people you want to be like. The otlaer, thing I learned is how to spell Ameri. I will try to be like the people I want.. to be like. . "., I have some questions I want to ask you. How many years have you beqn in the special training. How much and, what kind of training do you need to pass the courses? From, Russell Lautensleger Dear Mr. Horton. I learned you can't ignore your problems. I also learnedhow to sl America and to choose good frieni I want to go in the army and fight for my country. I will try to do my best and I will do what I think is right. I am glad you came. I'd like to ask you a question. Are you still in file army? Thank you, Mr. HortonI From, Daniel Johnson I The Desk Behind the Editor By Doris Vallance not one of the bodies made it outside to hang a light! Guess we were all too busy, just sitting and visiting. The children took advantage of nice weather on Saturday and headed back to their homes - Ike and I started the decorating on Sunday. This is the love - hate season of the year. For me at least, I love the expectations, the decorations and bazaars of the season, l hate the rush, the total lack of time to savor the season. Rush to get the gifts, to wrap, to write, to send. Rush to decorate. Rush to do the extra baking and cooking. Rush to the Christmas parties. All this and still be cheery, full of Christmas spirit keeping up with the extra duties here at the Q.C.H. I love it- I hate it! We will join the Brewster merchants this Saturday in being open and having specials and refreshments for Santa's arrival and the town's open house celebration. Our big special for the day will be $5.00 off on any gift subscription pur- chased for one year, and we will send a gift card! We are planning several in store, dollars off items also, but, you will just have to stop in, visit a bit, have some goodies, and see what good buys we have chosen to offer. Seventeen of our family gathered to give thanks, enjoy the company, eat too much, play games and laugh at home movies. We missed the Tuben family in Texas and two of Cathy's children Angela, who had to work and Matthew, who had basketball practice scheduled over the holiday. Vanessa and Gini decorated the deck and had a party for all of us, name tags, games, and prizes. Fortunately the sun was shining as we all joined in the hunt of tinsel and crumpled paper hid in every con- ceivable spot around the deck. I think Cathy won that game, Helen won the laughing contest, and I won - for just being there I think! Cathy had a small problem getting here. Coming from Dayton on Thanksgiving day she drove through a wind storm, snow, and rain. She punctured a tire and damaged a wheel rim in rocks on the roadway by Sun Lakes. She called from Dry Falls telling us of her misfortune. Small world, the lady at Dry Falls had been in the QCH and I had helped her with some ad- vertising, she in turn called her son to come change Cathy's tire. Bill, John and Helen left our house to meet Cathy and bring her on home, meeting her at Leahy Junction, finally all making it back home about nine in the evening. I had big plans of putting up all the Christmas decorations while all those helping hands were with us. Well, forget that, we talked about it several times, but Dear Mr. Horton, I liked your speech, you had lots of emotion. I mostly liked it when you said you made jokes about your teacher. I learnted that too many people do not care about this country. I learned not to abuse this country but us it so it won't rum into a horrible place and be a land of scuzzy thieves. I would like to ask you, do you like going to schools across the United States? Do you think that some kids are mean and selfish? Do you like your job and how does it affect your life? Have you ever met the President of the United States? If you have, was he nice? Do you ride in airplanes, trains or cars to the different schools? Thank you for coming to our school and giving your speech. I hope you liked our school. I hope you will come to Patems again. Sincerely, Brian Crooks Dear Mr. Horton, I learned a lot of things from you. I learned that you can't ignore a prob- lem because they'll never go away, and to hang around with people that are like you. I learned that every letter for America has a meaning. One thing I will try to apply to my life is to never ignore all of my prob- lems, to always work them out until I solve them. I'm going to try to change. I always feel bad for myself, but how you said it's because I want to, and I'm going to change. Mr. Horton, I wanted to ask you if all those jokes really did happen? Mr. Horton, I was wondering how you changed your life when you were growing up. How do you feel about coming back to our school? Mr. Horton, I wanted to thank you for coming to our school and sharing your time to be with all of us and telling us what America is all about. Come again, we loved your speech. Sincerely, Melina Dear Gary Horton, I learned about what each letter on America means. You taught me that if you bang out with lowlife people you will be one. And I also learned that you are your best friend. One thing that I learned that I will apply to my own life is to be my own best friend. How long have you been in the army? Thank you, Mr. Horton, for coming to our school. Sincerely, Dane Miller Dear Mr. Horton, I learned three things from your speech: to choose my friends carefully, to try to be re- spectful and to love and respect my parents. The one thing I will try to apply to my life is to try to hang around good, honest and respectful kids. Why do you travel around the country without pay to talk to kids? Where did you go while you were fighting? Did you truly like our school? Did you like all of the schools you talked to? If not, how many did you like? Thank you for coming to our school 'to talk to us. Sincerely, Zach Ross More .letters00 on page 7 ) Quail City Herald Established 1901 Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Published every week on Thursday at Brewster, Washington. Entered as sec- ond class matter at the Post Office, Box 37 in Brewster, Okanogan County, Wash- ington 98812. Telephone 689-2507. Second-Class postage paid at Brewster, Washington USPS 241-920. Postmaster, please send change of address to Quad City Herald, Box 37, Brewster, Washing- ton 98812. 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION Okaaogan & luglas Counties $16.00 Washington State $20.00 Out of State $25.00 Out of Country $30.00 Se Copy 50 criptions must be paid in advance Notices of Church entertainments where an admission fee is charged,cards of thanks, resolutions of condolence or noti.ces Intended to promote private business of any kInd must be paid for at regular rates. Dear Mr. Horton, The things that I learned from your speech are to be your own best friend, be proud of who you are and stick up for yourself, and face your problems because they one go away if you don't. The one thing that I will try to apply to my life is to be your own best friend. I don't really have any questions, but I think it is pretty cool that you do this and do not get paid. Thank you for coming and talking to us. Your even taught my sister something. Sincerely, Krista Ervin Dear Mr. Horton, When we first went to the assembly I thought it was going to be like all the other Veteran's Day assemblies. But I liked this assembly better than all the other ones! I liked how you got everybody to laugh at your introduc- tion. I liked the part when you said, "you guys think it's funny but it's not." I liked hwo you got everybody's attention at the beginning, so that nobody would think it was boring. I also liked the two poems you read to US. One of the things I learned from your speech that I will apply to my life is that I will always respect my flag. Did you like our school? If you did, would you come hack to our school? Thank you, Mr. Horton, for com- ing to our school. I really liked your speech. Sincerely, Nathan Sandy Dear Gary Horton, I learned these three things: you should feel good about your life. You should use your life wisely. Live your life the way you want to and not the way your friends want you to. I will apply this to my life: I will try to feel good about my life whatever happens Is your brother Arnold Schwarzenegger? How much did your teacher weigh? Thank you forcoming to our school, Brian Wick Dear Mr. Horton, I liked the speech you gave us. Almost every boy in my class liked you. I leanred that I should not try to fit in but just to be yourself. I also learned that should believe in myself and be my own best friend. I will apply what you said about being myself and not trying to fit in. I would to some questions like, what wars did you fight in? Where were you stationed? And whom did you fight? I would like to thank you for com- ing to Pateros school and teaching us so many things. Your Friend, Ryan McNeff Dear Mr. Horton, I learned these things: You hang around people like yourself--so choose your friends earefullyl You are your own best friend. Sand up for what is right! I will try to always be honest. For example, ifI find something that isn't mie, I will turn it in. The question I would like to ask you is, how long were you in the army? Thank you Gary Hortonl From, Christopher Zahn Dear Mr. Horlon, I have learned three things from your speech: to respect the person in the glass ball, how to spell America and enthusiasm means God (Jesus) in you. Two things I will try to apply to my life are: to respect myself and others. Also you hang around friends that are like yourself. Whre did you fight at in the war? Do have an injury that still bothers you? I really admire you to spend all your time and money to come to Iateros. And everywhere else. Most people wouldn't do thatl And my sister Michelle Neuneker admires you too. Thank for giving us that speech. Your friend, Annie Neuneker. Dear Mr. Horton, I learned that you're like the friends you have. I also learned what th letters stand for in America. And if you have a problem you won't feel better until you get it out. What I will try to apply to my life is to pick better friends. I would like to ask you if you have been married? Also what are you in the army? Are you a corporal, spe- cialist, sergeant, staff sergeant, ser- geant first class, master sergeant, first sergeant, sergeant major, command sergeant major, sergeant major of the army, warrant officer, chief warrant officer, second lieutenant, first lieu- tenant, captain, major, lieutenent colonel, colonel, brigader general, major general, lieutenent general, general, general of the army, private, private first class? your listener, Aaron Butler Dear Mr. Horton, I learned that each letter in America has a meaning. And that you hang around with who you are. Like my siser says, I start acting different when I hang around with different friends. I'm going to try tobe more support- ive to the people of the wars. Will you come back to our school? Will you give me a copy oftheMan In Glass? Thank you for spending time to come to our school and talk to us. I really appreciate it. Sincerely, Amy Enquist. Dear Mr. Horton, Three of the things that I learned when you came to our school were: 1) to be your own best friend, 2) youhang around people who you are, 3) be proud of who you are. One thing I will try to apply to my life will be to stick up for other people. How many places do you go to per year?. Out of all the schools you have gone to, which school do you like first, second, and third? then could you tell me why you picked that school ru'st. Sincerely Shane Scroggie Dear Mr. Gary Horton, I've learned a lot from your talk. For example, how to spell America and to choose to hang around people who you want to be like. I also learned that you shouldn't ignore your prob- lems because they won't go away. Finally, I learned that you are your own best friend. I want to apply all the things you talked about. But one of the things I will do is repect my flag and country. I loved your jokes. You are one of the best speakers we have ever had at our school. Thank you very much. I hope other people will listen and learn from what you say. Thank you, Homer Alvarcz Pearl Harbor Dear Editor, Fifty years, December 7th, 1941. How many people remember this day. Pearl Harbor they say was a sur- prise attack. Don't you believe this. Franklin D. Roosevelt as presi- dent ofthisUSAknew this six months ahead, also he was part Jewish. Did anyone ever tell you of the P.O.W. hospitals in Japan? The torture, the grisly killings, the horrible beatings the Japs inflicted on your soldiers, etc. Has anyone explained our losses in land and families due to all this. Let me explain, I owned 180 acres of farm land in the state of Montana. My land was seized and sold, I had no choice. Twenty-five cents per acre, the Jews sold this land for $125.00 per acre. I was denied civil service jobs at the end of this war as I am a disabled veteran. I served my country, but I paid the price. You people do not know what is meant by the term "Prisoner of War" so why explain it. You are hell bent on the murdering and destruc- tion of the crippled vet. I am 72 years old, bad heart, diabe- tes, cancer, denied all medical help. Why? The color of my skin is. Why? You claim the only good Indian is a dead Indian. Joe Spotted Bull Box 874 Bridgeport, WA 98813