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Bears defense excels in win See page A8 September 16, 2010 • Volume 109, No.37 B ulletin B oard BREWSTER American Legion Post 97 American Legion Post 97 will be hosting Steak and Karaoke Friday, Sept. 17, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., for dinner; and 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., for Karaoke. Dinner is $8.50 plus tax for a steak, potato and salad. Saturday, Sept. 25, the Legion will be hosting Murder Mystery Spaghetti Dinner theater “Pasta, Passion and Pistols” Audience members collect clues to a murder mystery while enjoying a spaghetti dinner for $6.95 per person, guests are encouraged to “dress for the occasion” Several roles are available if you are interested in taking an active role in the fun. Contact the post at 509-689-3307 or Monte Butler at 509-670-2279. PATEROS Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival in Memorial Park Great time to come view hawks up close while scientists gather important information, Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8 a.m until 4 p.m., at Pateros Memorial Park. There will be vendors, exhibits and bird walks including a shuttle to Chelan Ridge. Samaritan Ride and Barbecue The Benefit Barbecue for 7- year-old Elijah Smiley will be held in Memorial Park Saturday, Sept. 18, from noon until 4 p.m., sponsored by the Washington Samaritan Riders. The ride begins at My Buddy’s Place in Manson. Registration for the ride is $10 a bike and includes the barbecue to follow. For $5 non-riders have a choice of hamburgers or hot dogs, chips and a beverage. Also available is the $1 ball dunk tank and memorial t-shirt sales by Friends of Ruebin Smiley. Elijah lost his dad in a motorcycle accident last year and all proceeds will go towards savings bonds for his future. MANSFIELD Autumn Glare Rocket Launches Washington Aerospace Club will be sponsoring Autumn Glare model rocket launching, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, at Snell Ranch, three miles outside of Mansfield on State Road 172. Launches are limited to class 1 and class 2 rockets. REGIONAL 50th anniversary of Our Savior Lutheran They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a special worship service on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m., at the church, 2262 Burton Avenue, in Okanogan. The celebration is centered around the theme, “Standing on God’s Promises... Living in His Grace.” A light meal will follow. For questions, please call the church office at 509-422-2652. REGIONAL Home Tour Lake Chelan Community Hospital Guild B Home Tour, Saturday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to See CBB on Page 5 Your Best Source of News for Lower Okanogan and Douglas Counties Single Copy 75¢ Recognizing the volunteer firefighter Local Fire District 15 trains to battle wildfires and urban fire emergencies By Penny Hunter Staff Writer Douglas Okanogan County Fire District 15 covers Pateros, Methow, Brewster and Rocky Butte Station. The four stations and 60 plus volunteers hold weekly Thursday meetings at 7 p.m., at t h e r e - September is s p e c t i ve Salute to fire house. Volunteer During Firefighters this time equipmonth m e n t maintenance, vehicle maintenance and first aid training are kept current according to State RCW codes and local district standards. The District has three full-time emergency medical technicians and one administrator. Funding for these fire trainings and activities are taken from a city budget line item, bonds and levies and grants from state or corporate insurance for accomplished training standards. To become a member of this dedicated fire district is a simple process. There’s an application to be filled in for a background check, that takes two to three weeks to process. New recruits are given a “101 type” course in basic fire fighting instruction. The teams respond to vehicle wrecks when necessary, structure fires, and wild fires. To be a wild land fire fighter the teams must be red card qualified. The process is followed through by the fire stations independently and kept on file within the dis- Photo by Penny Hunter Fire District 15 trained earlier this year with a live house fire on donated property on Brewster Flats. The property was donated by Ed Pariseau and the debris was removed once the training was accomplished. trict. “The need for new volunteers in high. People move out of the area and they are difficult to replace. There’s always a need for good solid volunteers.” said Pateros Fire Chief Mike Lambert. The shortage of funding for communications, equipment, and men and women to volun- teer are a constant Members of the New recruits given challenge. “101 type” course Brewster Fire Station “Generally we sup20 are: Mike Webster, in basic fire port each other and Chief; Bill Valance fighting respond whenever Assist Chief; Jenniwe can help.” said Bill fer Munson, Safety/ Valance, fire district administra- Accountability Officer; Rob tor. During 2009 there were 157 Dezellem, Captain; Tom Shaw, emergency calls with Brewster Captain; Fred Wiltse, 1st Lt.; Bob receiving the most at 103. DenAdel, 2nd Lt. Pateros Fire Station 10: Mike Lambert, Chief; Joe Hays, Assistant Chief; Scott Looper, Captain; Keith Zweigle, Lt. Methow Fire Station 30: Joe Kitzman, Chief; Mike Nickerson, Assistant Chief; Marke Mattson, Captain, Nolan Tonseth, Lt. Rocky Butte Station 40; Steve Anderson, Station Captain. BPA purchases property in Okanogan County Salmon habitat restoration projects near Bridgeport By Penny Hunter Staff Writer Three properties in Okanogan County are being purchased by BPA for the protection and restoration salmon habitat. Funding these acquisitions and their conservation easements is among the commitments made in the Photo by Penny Hunter 2008 Columbia Basin Fish AcJoe Smith of Wenatchee, shown here with his mother Faye Hansen of Brewster and 19-year-old daughter cords. The Colville Confederated Kelsi, has been using a Left Ventricle Assist Device since April of this year. A virus he contracted when Tribes, selected the Okanogan he was 23-years-old enlarged his heart impairing its ability to effectively pump blood. sub basin for conservation and restoration because development pressures pose an increas- Technology saves man’s life Local Senior Center assists mechanical heart recipient By Penny Hunter Staff Writer Joe Smith of Wenatchee is a 43year-old father of two daughters, expecting his first grandchild, husband to Shannon and son of Faye Hansen of Brewster. He also has the latest medical technology keeping his heart pumping. On his forty-third birthday this year he learned he was going to have a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) surgically implanted. He would be one of 26 patients being treated by the University of Washington School Index Bulletin Board ..................................... 1, 5 Community/School ............................ 2-3 We’re ALL over the web of Medicine. The device continuously monitors his vitals, assists a pacemaker, a defibrillator and at night he plugs the central computer part into a larger machine that records his vitals data and powers the pump. Every three weeks he returns to the doctor and the data is uploaded onto their computers. The LVAD is like the heart, a pump; and is surgically implanted just below the heart. One end is attached to the left ventricle -- that’s the chamber of the heart that pumps blood out of the lungs and into the body. The other end is attached to the aorta, the body’s main artery. Blood flows from the ventricles into the pump which passively fills up. When the sensors indicate it is full, the blood is ejected out of the device to the aorta. The Letters ................................................... 4 Menus ................................................... 5 Church Directory .................................. 5 pump is considered a bridge to a full heart transplant. Joe has been registered on the National Transplant list to receive a heart. The list is prioritized by severity of ailment. “A” being the most severe, where the patient is home bound or bedridden. Joe is a Level 1 B category until a few days from now when he will be moved to the “A” category for 30 days in hopes a transplant will become available. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplant network there are over 108,000 people awaiting an organ transplant. “Before this happened, I wasn’t an organ donor. Now I try to encourage everyone to become one, it could save someone’s life.” said Joe during a current interview. The list of registered See LIFE on Page 3 Health & Beauty .................................... 6 Sports & Recreation .............. ........... 6-8 Outdoor .............................................. B1 ing threat to remaining fish habitat in the basin. Purchasing this parcel, 73 acres near Baker, Wash., and 15 acres near Omak, will protect habitat for summer, fall chinook and sockeye salmon, as well as Columbia River steel head that are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. Funding for the purchase of these properties will partially mitigate for fish habitat losses due to the construction of federal dams in the Columbia River Basin. The agreement is expected to be finalized in September of this year. The Colville Confederated Tribes will own and manage See TRIBES on Page 2 Officers respond to rash of burglaries in Bridgeport By Penny Hunter Staff Writer Douglas County Sheriff’s office has been responding to a rash of burglaries and malicious mischief calls recently in Bridgeport. On Monday, Sept. 13, Bridgeport High School reported a freezer that was padlocked outside the school had had the lock cut and approximately $50 of food was missing. A couple of hours later the city swimming pool reported a burglary. Someone had cut the padlock into the pool deck and had stolen approximately $200 worth of items including a 22 inch oscillating fan, a small refrigerator, a gray cash box and a microwave oven. Over the weekend KZ Mini Storage had reported unknown individuals had cut the padlocks off two rental units, but no items appeared to be missing. “We suspect the same individuals are responsible for all three of these incidents.” said under sheriff Don Culp during a telephone interview. Currently the responsible parties are still at large. Businesses & Services ....................... B1 Sheriff ................................................. B4 Classified Index Real Estate .......................................... B1 Classifieds/Public Notices ............. B2-B4

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