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Sept. 4, 2013 - Business Briefs

Sept. 4, 2013

Arellano joins city of Pateros staff

PATEROS – The city will have a new deputy clerk and museum coordinator next week.

Cecilia Arellano of East Wenatchee was selected from a pool of 11 applicants, Clerk/Treasurer Kerri Wilson said. The city interviewed the top two candidates.

“We are thrilled with our choice and can’t wait for her to start on Sept. 9,” she said.

“We chose Cecilia due to her professionalism, experience with accounts receivable and working with the public, stability of work history and her amazing personality.”

Arellano is a graduate of Manson High School. She and her husband, Edgar Arellano, the information technology director at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, plan to move to the area, Wilson said.

Former deputy clerk Joni Parks left the position earlier this month, but Wilson declined to comment on the reason.

Bridgeport hires deputy clerk

BRIDGEPORT – The city has hired a new deputy clerk to fill the position vacated about two months ago when then-clerk Karen Brown was promoted to finance director.

Caroline Hicks, 40, of Brewster started her new job with the city Aug. 30.

“It’s going great,” she said.

Hicks is originally from Spokane, and moved to the area about 2.5 years ago, she said.

Brown, who has been manning the front office herself, expressed relief to have the help.

“It’s been eight weeks. Feels like eight years, and you can quote me,” she said with a laugh.

The City Council hired Hicks Aug. 28 and discussed the possibility of bringing in a part-time assistant for the office, but no decision was made.

Quad City Herald raises issue price

BREWSTER – The Quad City Herald, which serves Pateros, Brewster, Bridgeport and Mansfield, has raised the cost of its weekly paper to $1.

The cost matches that of other area newspapers – The Chronicle charges $1 for single copy and $30 for a subscription, and the Methow Valley News upped its rate earlier this summer to the same amount for a single copy, and $33 for a year’s subscription.

Brewster market adds delivery service

BREWSTER – Area residents can stay home and get hot meals delivered directly to their home, courtesy of Brewster Marketplace.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., people can call upon the store, 907 U.S. Highway 97, to bring pizza, fried chicken, Mexican cuisine and various side dishes.

A delivery fee will be charged. Call the store for current delivery locations.

— The Chronicle

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