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Thursday, February 26, 2015 Free Press Page 9 LOOKING :K 10 Years Ago Feb. 24, 2005 A home building construction boom appeared to be on the horizon for the land adjacent to the Fairways Golf Course with upwards of 92 lots for sale. The proposal to erect a new cell phone tower behind Bills Tavern in downtown Cheney appeared to face little opposition with just two written comments submitted. Blake Risk helped salvage an otherwise disappointing 20th placefinish for the Cheney Blackhawks at Mat Classic XVII in Tacoma with his runner-up effort at 130 pounds. 20 Years Ago Feb. 23,1995 Separate police dispatch centers of the city of Cheney and Eastern Washington University were to be combined according to Police Chief Jerry Gardner. The much-debated Hale Annexation, which would allow inventor Alan Hale to build his Xn Technologies manufacturing facility behind the Excell grocery store, was approved, in part, by a vote of the Cheney City Council. The Cheney High School Lady Hawks successfully completed their regular season with a perfect 20-0 overall record, and 10-0 in Frontier League play following a 64-24 win over Pullman. Jenny Hoots scored 14 points to lead Cheney. 30 Years Ago Feb. 28,1985 Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove said he liked the idea of a proposed new metro center to replace the aging Spokane Coliseum, but he did not like the idea of how the project would be funded through a county-wide property tax levy.' A public meeting was scheduled to discuss a new downtown Cheney revitalization project along Main Street. Led by the 14 points of Bill Raunig, Cheney defeated Pullman 49-41 to advance to the 2A basketball regionals against Toppenish at Reese Court. 40 Years Ago Feb. 27,1975 The Red Barn, a building constructed in 1889 near the Eastern Washington University campus, was scheduled for a facelift estimated at $51,000 and would turn the structure into multiple uses, induding dassrooms. Cheney Fire Chief Jerry Blakely's plans to combine his job, and that of the police chief into one as the public safety coordinator lost on a 4-3 vote by City Council. The issue was likely to be revisitedat a later date. Despite scoring a 70-67 upset win in Evergreen Confer- ence basketball play over Central Washingtr inEllensburg, EWU was passed over for postseason play the NAIA selec- tion committee which chose the University of Alaska. 50 Years Ago Feb. 26,1965 An invitation for the public to visit the new Cheney Historical Museum was issued by the sponsoring Tillicum • Club. The museum, featuring some 400 items, was located in the basement of the Cheney Junior High School. The Medical Lake Chamber of Commerce announced it would have a community float in the Spokane Lilac Festival: Cheney High School's wrestling team completed its Northeast A League season with a perfect 10-0 record and 12-6 overall. ' ;t continued from page 8 If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three Southern ladies from Birmingham, Ala., you "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wild- est, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you are truly living. "Exit Laughing" has adult themes and is not appropriate for younger childrerL This play will have youm!ling in the aisle and holding your stomach from laughing. Our perfonnarces will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church located at 639 Elm St. in beautiful Cheney. Dates and tKrnes for "Exit Laughing are Fridays Feb. 27, March 6 and March 13 at 7 p.nx; Saturday Feb. 28 and March 7, also at 7p.m. and Sunday matinees March I and March 8 at3 p.r Ticket prices are $12 adults, $10 seniors (over 60) and $5 students with valid hool ID card. Dinner theatre performance is Saturday, March 14, at 6 p.m, with dinner catered by Willow Springs RestauranL Dinner theatre tickets are $25 per person, and reservations must be made by March 13. To make reservations or purchase tick- ets, contact Kathleen Bell at (509) 235-2441. For other information contact Kay Byron Pacheco at (509) 235-5742. continued from page 6 -work. He had so much help that they The new cabinets have individualhelpedhimbecomemorephysically, men- finished in one day. shelves, cubbies, and waste high coun- tally, and spiritually strong. Jongeward College allowed Jongeward and 10 oth- INB was so thankful for the cabinets and ters to work on. Go to www.Inland- says the Scout Motto "Be Prepared" has er local Scouts to build the cabinets in confinues to provide help to many people to learn more about helped in all aspects of his life. their workshop, and they helped too. in our area. They have oppor nities to opportunities to serve. Jonge ard will receive his Eagle Jongeward had anticipated it tak- serve and Jongeward was able to return and Brockhaslearnedmanythingsthrough- Scout Award at a Court of Honor held ing three Saturdays to complete the spend some hours sorting dothing,out his Scouting experience. Scouting has this spring. ing continued from page 6 • March 5, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 - 5), community li- bEary, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • March 4, Ready for • March 4, Strength- Music Building Recital • March 4, "A Man of to Activism: Making Work: Microsoft Excel for ening Families, SunsetHall, 7 p.m. No Importance," a mu- the Road by Walking," Job Seekers, community Elementary School, 6 • March 2, Symphon- sical with music by Ste- Women's Studies Center, library, 6 -- 7:30 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m. ic Band concert, Music phen Flaherty, lyrics by Monroe Hall Room 205, • March 5, Betz PTA Building Recital Hall, $5 , Lynn Ahrens and a book 3:30 -- 5:30 p.m. city of Airway Heights nival, Salnave Elementary • March 5, Safety meet- * March 3, Kids Ex- School, 6-8 p.m. ing, Westwood Middle plore and Discover • March 2, Spring School, 7:45-8p.m. Club: "Squishy Cir- Sports Athlete and Par- cults," learning and ent Night, Cheney HighMedical Lake School playing with electricity, School, 6 - 7 p.m. District community library, 3:30 • March 3, Strength- • Feb. 27, Java and Jazz --4:30 p.m. ening Families, Betz El- Swing Dance fundrais- • March 5, Play and ementary School, 6 - 8:30 er, Medical Lake High Learn Storytime (ages 2 p.m. School, 6:30 - 9 p.m. - 5), community library, • March 3, Snowdon 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PTO meeting, Snowdon Eastern Washington Elementary School, 6:30 University City of Medical Lake - 7:30 p.m. • F e b. 2 7, "S e e- • March 4, Play and • March 4, Incoming ing Double Duo," Ju- Learn Storytime (ages 2 Freshmen Parent Night,lia Salerno and Sarah - 5), community library, Cheney High School, 6 Whitney violin/viola 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Baroque to Jazz concert, Cheney School District meeting, BetzElementary general admission, '$3 by Terrence McNally, March 4, "A Man of • " F~I~T27, Salnave Car- School, 6- 7p.m. S6niors/Non-EWU stu- " "~: '"'~ ~' v ,. : ...... dlrectei[tBy, pro esslon- No Importance, Theatre PRAYER FOR SICK & HURTING EVERY ;UNDAY .WE WOt LD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US THIS SUNDAY continued from page 6 on the buildings together love these two, Floyd I did all of the painting." and Carrie, have had loves talking about the Floyd's family-ownedfor each other and the many things Floyd could company became busier,love they extend to do. She said, "He has a Floyd had confidence. He others. We send them motto: an hour lost in the has been a strong Chris- thoughts of happiness morning is lost all day. tian all his life. The Lows and peace. Working all day in the gar- now have 12 grandchil- LuellaDowisaCheney- den or weeding beautiful drenand two great-grand- area author. She can be flo ers never tired him. children, contacted with story ideas W en we were working Readers can tell theat Photo by Robert Batsman Ig Saturday, March 14, 2015 Wren Pierson Community Center 615 4th Street, Cheney, WA Since 1997, Friends of Turnbull, a 501(c) (3) organization, has been a major sponsor of the Environmental Education Program, outreach activities, habitat restoration and other projects at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. We welcome you to join us for our 9th annual 'Wild Refuge' fundraiser dinner and auction, our primary source of funding to support our mission. This year's theme highlights the amazing moose that populate Turnbull. Donate new work gloves, shovels or pliers at the door to support the annual community work-party held in May which is an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife at Turnbull. Questions or Silent/Live Auction Donations? Contact: Katherine Ryf at 509-993-6505 or FdendsofTurnbull@gmail.con Kellisa Owens at 509-629-1826 or Find us on Facebook or visit us at dents, 7:30p.m. al guest director JaddBuilding, 5 p.m. • March 4, Faculty Davis (Coeur d'Alene • March 5, Jazz Resi- Book Series, "Rivers, Summer Theatreartisticdency concert, Music Memory and Nation- director), Theatre Build- Building Recital Hall, Building," by Dr. Doro- ing, 7:30 p.m. $5 general admission, thy Zeisler-Vralsted, JFK • March 5, AiR Work- $3 Seniors/Non-EWU Library, noon -- 1 p.m. shop IV, "Approaches students, 7:30 p.m. West Plains Christian Fellowship is a place where people are: Casual in appearance...Friendly in nature...Single-minded in devotion to God Join us this coming Sunday at 10 a.m 12902 W. 6th Ave., Four Lakes (Cheney SDA Building). Pastors Kelth & Gall Jensen, 509-389-4843 S lii~ Saturday, March 7, 2015 Starts at 9:00AM / Registration from 7:0OAM In Spangle, off US 195, MP 79, Go East, past the Harvester Restaurant. Look for the huge American Flag/ Farm Machinery-Trucks-Autos Equipment-Tools-Building Material r Sorry, no tires accepted with less than 50% tread life. DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS NOON on THURSDAY MARCH 5T" Call before attempting delivery on Wednesday or Tb u rs day! Individual Craft and Garage Sale Booths Available No Household Items in Equipment Auction but are welcome to be sold in Garage Sale Booths For More Auction Information Contact: Bill: 509-879-8549 Charlie: 509-724-8993 Jerry: 509-499-3342 Garage Sale Booth Info: Julie: 509-953-8265 VISA/MASTERcARD/DISCOVERY/AMEX CARDS ACCEPTED (5% service fee applied: