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Thursday, February 7, 2013 Free Press Page 9 continued from page 6 time I get to visit Cheney is when I have to see the veterinarian. Almost every morning my pretend mother puts her fingers into the loop of my leash and off we go down the road. I like to stop often to smell all the good- ies alongside the road. There are messages from horses, elk and deer, rabbits, birds and coyotes. Once in a while I dive into a snow bank and start to dig for Barkley a mouse. I've found a few. My pretend mother doesn't much like it when I try to lick her face after I've found a mouse. I've discovered the hard way that women don't like doggie kisses all the time. My pretend mother and I have had a few arguments. I weigh 70 pounds and sometimes as we're walking along, suddenly I'll veer off, give a quick jerk of the leash, which pulls it away from her fingers and I dive under the neighbor's barbed wire fence. I look back at my pretend mother with a ha-ha grin and off I go. One time I did that and I heard her say, "OK, Barkley, I'm going home by myself!" I could tell she was angry. I watched her turn toward home. I went around the back way and beat her there. I have made myself useful by barking at coyotes at night. When Brady was with me we would tune up together. Contributed photo His voice was chang- ing. You could tell he would be a baritone. One night I made myself hoarse by barking a long time about midnight. My pretend mother opened the door in her housecoat and slippers and scolded me. I think you could see smoke coming out her ears. Several months ago, however, I made an awful fuss. My pretend mother rushed out the door with her big flashlight and pointed it right in the face of a coyote standing by our yard. We both told that coyote to get off our property, and this time my pretend mother praised me for being so brave and forceful. I've heard my pretend mother tell several people that I love to swim in the pond but I don't like to get wet when it rains. That puzzles her. I feel the same about snow. I like to roll around and scratch my back in the snow when it's several inches deep. Now, the snow is beginning to go away. I'm a fastidious dog. My pretend mother often tells me I'm a good girl. Good girls don't scratch their backs in the mud. Besides, it's time for my dinner. See you later. Luella Dow is a Cheney-area author, and can be reached at Iotsaplotsl@aol. com. n exchange student host milies needed WorldHeritageStudent well as being included in Exchange program, a pub- normal family activities lic benefit okganization, is and lifestyles. Imagine a seeking local host families world of peace and greater for high school boys and understanding. For more girls from Spain, Germany, information call 800-888- Thailand, Norway, China, 9040, go online at www. Russia, France, former So- or email us at viet Union countries, Den- mark, Italy, Sweden and World Heritage Inter- more. national Student Exchange Host families are asked programs, formerly known to include the student as as Spanish Heritage, is a a member of their family, non-profit, public benefit Couples, single parents, organization affiliated with and families with or with- and operated under the out children, in the home sponsorship of ASSE Inter- are all encouraged to host. national. World Heritage Hosts can choose a student programs are conducted in for a semester or for the accordance with the high school year. standards established by Each World heritage the U.S. Council on Stan- student is fully insured, dardsforInternationalEdu- brings his/her own per- cational Travel (CSIET). sonal spending money and World Heritage is also a expects to contribute to member of the Alliance for his/her share of house- International Educational hold responsibilities, as and Cultural Exchange. continued from page 7 Youn~erchi]drenrnay gore United Methodist the nursery from 9:45-11:15Church United Church ofa.m. An amazing $643.30 Christ Also, coincidentally, the was raised this past week by Two significant events church council will present Cheney United Methodist will occur on Sunday, Feb. an informational meeting Church for the"Souper Bowl 10. First, our new pastor during the fellowship hour of Caring. All proceeds this Dave Krueger-Duncan will after this service, about a yearwillbenefitFeedCheney. lead his first communion fundraising project to be- Thankyou UMC. service here in the sanctuary gin immediately, to recoat Sundaymomingworship located at 423 N. Sixth St. the three fiat portions of is at l0 a.n~ each week led by ~:hool-age children are our church roofs. A roofing the Rev. Terry Hall. Worship invited to attend the service contractor with excellent is preceded by Sunday school through the "Children's recommendations has bid dasses at 9 a.m. Children's Minutes" and then go to the most cost-effective solu- church is also available during Christian education classes tion. Come enjoy cookies theworship time. for the rest of the time, or and coffee, listenand discuss A busy Sunday evening else stay with their parents, what to do. is planned at UMC this week. Our regular second Sunday adult fellowship group will meet for a potluck at the church at 5 p.nx followed by conver- sational worship is 6 p.m. Plan to stay for the "Methodists Have Talent" show at 7 p.m. Please join in the worship, fun and fellowship. For additional informa- tion about Cheney United Methodist Church please call the church office at 235-4600. The church office is open 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week. You can also visit us online at How may we serve you? We are available 24/7 for: • Meal prep, light housekeeping • Grocery shopping, errands • Personal Care • Medication Reminders • Companionship • Transportation I We are devoted toprovtding quality non- ] [ are aria a s + nce to/omi"e I I Cheney and surround!ng commUnities with the I I goal o~ helping seniors remain independent, in I the c6mfort o] their own home. ...... 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