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ALLEY LIFE -- 3 It'OST-KEGISTER MAY 1, 1997 old-star mothers sought Information concerning possible Gold Star Mothers is being A Gold Star Mother is the mother of a veteran who was while serving in the U.S. military. Information is also wanted on any Quincy or George area ve/~a,an who has passed away and is buried in Quincy or ~raewhere else. If anyone has information contact Mark Owens at 787-1385, after 10 p.m. or before 8 a.m. or write to: VFW Post 24, P.O. Box 421, Quincy, WA 98848. 0oo Pre-school school to open The Child Development class at Quincy High S chool will be klving its spring session of Tiny Tots Preschool starting May 13. The preschool will be from 12:05 to 1:20 p.m on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The preschool will last for four Weeks. Children must be three to five years of age and be potty There is no charge. Permission slips can be obtained by Calling Susan Moberg at Quincy High School. Class space is limited. OOO • onkey hoop tickets on sale FFA is introducing a new sports event, Donkey Basketball, 0a Monday at the Quincy High School gym, at 7 p.m. There will be five 8 minute games totaling forty minutes. The teams willconsistoften students from each class, FFA members ~1 faculty. Tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are also available at Cenex Supply and Marketing, and the Post Register. Ticket prices are $3 for a child under 12, $3.50 for students, arl $4 for adults. Ooo Local activity dates sought Grant County Tourism is seeking community activity dates [0t a county calendar of events. These dates will be listed on the Ag-farmation Highway sign 1-90 during the Grant County Tourism broadcast times. To list an event contact Gwen Palmer, 754-2011, ext. 331 or to P.O.Box 37, Ephrata, 98823. ODD damage assistance Grant County has been designated eligible for individual assistance following the Dec. 26 through Feb. 10 winter storm. A FEMA survey team is contacting Grant County citizens ~hich have reported damages from the storm. Those who have not registered should call the toll-free ~gistration number, 1-800-462-9029 before the May 2 dead- e. _ Persons who are speech or hearing impaired can call "ITY 1- ~)-462-7585. OOO Pre-construction meeting The City of Quincy has scheduled a pre-construction meet- i~g at Quincy City Hall on Monday at 7 p.m. The Central Avenue project manager, the City's engineer ~! city staff will be on hand to hear discussion of issues ~cerning the Central Avenue project. All downtown business and property owners are encouraged to attend. • I:ishermen ICe offer a complete line of ' l ishing supplies 'tlunting supplies 'supplies toCoast. WARE S.E. • 787-4431 • Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 to 7: Sat. 7 to 6 Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Ioncl May5 Special Prices on Drinks [~ Check next week's paper for our Mother's Day SpeciaZ' 709 lstAve. SE, (,x-'~ ][~ Quincy • 787-4891 I]l~lt'] I~, Mon- Sat 11 am to 10 pm; ~ ~'~ . Sun 11 am to 9:30pm ~ Cenex: site cleanup a long, tedious process continued from front page dard. Most of the samples con- re-used, but it wasn't managed tained residues of herbicides and real well," he said. "There was no pesticides. intention to harm anyone and it Eide said the soil which was was not intended to be a perma- usedtofilltherinsatepondisnow nent disposal site." being removed. The 55,000 gallons of fertil- He said the disposal site has izer mixture was disposed of in already been chosen and they just two different locations out of state, need to choose an approviate day Mutschler said the company is to move the soil. working with the DOE to try and "Let's haul the soil away and figureout whatis start dealing in the ground with bigger problems," he contamination..it was not He said they are • • There are also trying to find intended to betwo piles of the best way to cleanitupandget anermanent dirt which itoutofthecom- /" '~" " need to be re- munity, disposal site." movo. from Jerry Eide, re- the area. gional manager m Pete Mutschler, Cenex P a u 1 for West Central M a r c h a n t, Environmental public health Consultants, was brought as advisor for the state DOH, said Cenex's consultant following the the survey conducted earlier in Family showcase Poet-Reglste~ photo by Kunis J. Wood Families gathered together last Thursday to enjoy the Family Showcase Night, sponsored by Q-CARE and the Prevention Council. and answer session prior to the DOE meeting. As the meeting closed, there was a sense that most questions were answered and the commu- nity was a little more at ease. Although many citizens are con- cerned about the hazardous waste spill, the actions of the DOE, the DOH and Cenex are helping to alleviate some of the worry. School: resignations accepted from four continued from front page The board also accepted the resignation of four district em- ployees: Susan Pennington, a fifth grade teacher at Pioneer; Gar Pilliar, assistant maintenance su- pervisor; Laura Knudson, para- pro at Mountain View and Kathy Winfree, part time secretary at Pioneer. In other board business: • approved payroll in the amount of $759,485. • approved the ASB fund voucher for $21,238. • approved the General fund voucher for $82,120. • approved a field trip request for Gene Wachtel and 14 TSA members to the National TSA Competition in Washington, D.C., in June, as long as they can pro- for Susan Moberg for a Service and Learning Conference in Wenatchee on May 4 through the 6. • approved a field trip request for S usan Moberg for a FHA Hero conference on April 29 to May 1. • approved a field trip request for Mike Wallace to attend the State FFA Competition in Pull- man on May 15 to May 18. • approved a field trip request for Dave Rawley to the Bellevue Jazz Festival for 17 students on May 9 to the 10. • approved a field trip request for Dave Rawley for a marching band tour from May 16 to May 19 pending the band have their own funds to covet ferry expenses and have the appropriate paper work to cross the Canadian border. vide their own funding. The next school board meet- approved a field m'p request ing will be May 13 at 8:00 p.m. FILA • Stack House • Grant Hill ~KI~MmiM" • Barricades Now on Sale at... We Have ..IOWED Down Prices! Ace 13 Horse Power, 38" Riding Mower with Cart. Fully Assembled o LAr _S Wi,. continued from front page Richardson said area growers are concerned the issue could blow up into another Alar scare, which crippled the Washington apple industry several years ago. "No one can afford another scandal," he said. "We are very concerned about the liability situ- ation that all of you are dealing with, because we are dealing with it too. If someone sues the city for a $100 million, we've got prob- lems." Duke Giraud, former owner of Quincy Produce, said he was con- cerned about the possibility of hazardous waste in fertilizers. Although he said there were companies who did practice put- ring waste in fertilizer, he refused to name the companies. The audience became upset when Giraud would not disclose the information, but he volun- leered to have another meeting with each of the growers to talk about the situation. He said he would not disclose the information until he spoke to a lawyer. Much of the crowd wanted documentation, but Giraud was unable to provide any as he said the proof was not with him. Bill Watson, area farmer, said he was concerned with the liabil- ity the Mayor has placed the city in by pursuing her personal agenda. He said everyone is concerned about the Mayor's actions. "This is where they (growers) make their living," he said. One audience member stated the mayor was a loose cannon and maybe she should step down from office. Councilman Tony Gonzales said the council was unaware of the actions the Mayor took until three weeks ago when a concerned citizen brought it to his attention. Councilman George Nutter said when a public official takes office, theirpersonalissues should not come with them. He said the council is put in office to represent the commu- nity in city government. "It is not the intent of the city council to do anything to harm the community," he said. Martin said she has neverdone anything while in office to benefit herself and never intended to with this issue. She said her main concern was to protect the children and the farmers. She said when she be- gan asking questions of the De- partment of Ecology and couldn't get them, she began to investi- gate. "I presumed there was a con- cern," she said. The council made a motion to pass a city policy stating: "The city does not have the resources to research for heavy metals in fer- tilizers and any information re- ceived by the city will be turned over to the proper agencies for their research and determination of safe levels." Until the minutes for the meet- ing are approved, the policy can still be changed. Martin also read into record a letter she wrote stating she would no longerpursue the issue of waste in fertilizer. (See letter on page one.) Baseball Season Is Here Watch the Mariners !20 buys Dinner for 1 Large Pizza One Topping ~ • 4 Salad Bar one time thru • 4 Large Pops After 5 p m only To Yo UR HEAL TH !1:: I~IU: Provided by Dr. Donald Sawdey When your child is hyperactive and having trouble in school - Part I Millions of children in the United States have what is called Attention Deficit Hyper- activity Disorder (ADHD). These children never seem to have quiet moments. They are always into everything, con- stantly moving from one thing to another, and their parents describe them as having mo- tors that are always running. The essential feature of ADHD is a persistent pattern of inat- tention and/or hyperactivity/ impulsivity that is more fre- quent and severe than is typi- cally observed in individuals at a comparable level of develop- ment. Doctors have set a diag- nostic criteria that helps them de- cide if a child has ADHD. There are three main features: • Inattention • Hyperactivity • Impulsivity. Certain hallmarks further define each of these areas. No one knows for sure what causes ADHD, but is probably a combinationoffactors.These may include biological, environmen- tal and a strong hereditary compo- nent. Studies have shown that par- ents of some children who have ADHD also have the disorder and went undiagnosed. In addition, it is anywhere from three to eight times more common in boys that in girls and certainly more com- mon in first born than younger siblings. Clues to what a parent should look for include the following: Typically these children often do not listen to what is said to them and have a very short attention span. Attention span is typically three to five minutes for each year of age. These children have difficulty finishing anything that requires concentration, whether at school or at play. Furthermore, these chil- dren have trouble giving close attention to details and make careless mistakes in school work or other activities. Other cl ues include forgetfulness and often losing things, especially those that are necessary for tasks or activities, such as school assignments, books, tools, toys or other play time items. Typically, these children avoid or express strong dislike for tasks like school work that requires sustained mental ef- fort or concentration. Some children are excessively active, running orclimbing constantly and are often restless even in their sleep. One may also no- tice these children acting be- fore they think, calling out in school or fidgeting in class along with trouble waiting their turn. Dr. Donald Sawdey This article is designed to be a general aid to help you better understand your health con- cerns. It is nol meant to re- place a consultation with your family physician. and the severe winter caused a delay in the clean-up scheduled to put the work in order. "I'm not unhappy with Max's research," he said. "But, we need some extensive research and there are a long list of actions which need to be done." He said they have conducted 126 soil samples and a few were above the Washington state stan- death of Dr. Max Hammond. the evening would produce re- He said the work Dr. sults later this year.Meeting- concerned farmers Hammond conducted was exten- He said approximately 30 to • sive. However, Hammond'sdeath 40 people attended the question