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Thursday, April 16, 2015 Free Press Page 5 continued from page 4 seek more opportunities and better educational facilities for their children. a home, I tell them, "Hands down, it is " I strongly believe our district is better the Cheney School District." than that. We want the Cheney School My husband and I have both taughtDistrict to draw people in, not away. for 16 years. SeveraI years ago, while There is a reason our enrollment is teaching in our hometown on the west skyrocketing. Cheney Schools are amaz- side of the state, we decided we would ing! But they can only continue to be so not raise our children that district, if we offer our students top educational They could not pass a bond for improve- experiencesiwhich require appropriate ments to the schools. As teachers, that facilities. Please think of the children, was tough to swallow. But as parents, it who are our future, and let's "Approve" was just too much. The situation there the Cheney bond. has not improved. Every year they Dr. Carri Kreider continue to lose quality families who Cheney Vote 'no' for Cheney High School bond Please remember to our money to correct a few to pay for an inferior, ex- vote this month, and problems, then asking us pensive, temporary fix. Is please vote "No" for the for even more in 10 years this what our high school CheneyHighSchoolbond. to correct more deficien- students are learning in The pro-bond information cies is insulting, economics class? we received in the mail,Even worse, at least A large voter turnout the automated phone calls one of the concerns, the with a clear "No" vote and the letters to the editor "crowded cafeteria," is .will show we expect our repeatedly emphasize the a made-up issue. There leaders to come up with crowded condition of the must be more cost-effec- something better and far high school, but they do tive and creative ways to less expensive. not make financial sense, solve the problems with- Marjorie Powell Spending $44 million of out forcing our neighbors Cheney continued from page 4 for no other reason that it is the right thing to do. Who is that person that overcomes their fears of doing something but , training at the University does it anyway, because it of California in San Fran- is the right thing to do? cisco. She served with the Be that person. Know United States Air Force as yourself. Be courageous, a dentist and orthodontist Diane Paxton is an or- for 14 years before return- ing to Spokane in 1995. In addition to professional as- when the odds are against thodontist with offices in the them? Who is that person Spokane Valley and on the Refurbished high school is a need As a parent in the Cheney School school was constructed to serve about District, I urge our community to900 students. Cheney High School approve the Cheney High School currently serves about 1,200 students construction bond in the April 28 elec- and uses eight portables containing tion. 15 classrooms on the site. Students in While a bond in February had ma- athletics are bussed to Other locations jority approval, we narrowly failed to for practice. meet the 60 percent of the vote needed ' As a parent of children in the dis- to approve this important measure, trict, I obviously think this initiative is In March, the school board asked important. However, I think more im- parents, staff and the community how portantly as a community member, this we should address the overcrowding is important for our city. A refurbished in our high school, and the response high school that adequately accommo- overwhelmingly was in favor of seek- dates our students is not only needed, ing a bond to help our students and it can be a great source of pride for our school, community. Turnout in February's election was Let's show our students that we want low. We know there is support for our to make sure they have what they need students and our schools, to concentrate on academics. Please join Every vote counts and I hope that me and vote to approve our Cheney when you see your ballot the week of School District bond on April 28. April 13, you will vote to approve the Wendy Schuller Cheney School District bond. Our high Cheney Stop using 'it's for the kids' guilt line As a product of thethat a little planning Cheney School Dis- on projected student trict, I believe we have growth would have a commitment to our been a good idea 10 or youth. But not at the 15 years ago. Now the expense of fixedincome board wants to go to senior citizens through the taxpayers for their poor planning by the poor planning. So in- school board, stead of moving forward The job of the elected with what the taxpay- school board is to be eft- ers voted a month ago, cient and smart with our they choose to have a tax dollars, to plan and second election for over think long term. Itseems $30,000? What could to me that their first have beenaccomplished How much blood can you squeeze from a turnip? Plus please stop using the guilt line of "It's for the kids." If you're think- ing about the "Kids" you wouldn't have closed the Fisher Building or torn down the old junior high school. I encourage you to vote no on the bond and vote out school board members as they come up for re-election. Run- that exhibits the courage South Hill. She grew up in needed to stand up forNorth Spokane, attended col- what they believe is right? lege and dental school at the To follow their heart? Who is that person that is afraid TOMLINSON Pete Baccarella 509-953-4598 USAF Retired I CAN HELP! www.petebaccarella.com ~ ~ e-PRO@ sociations, Diane is active job is to get the state to in the Providence Cleft Lip pay for basic education. and Palate Board and on the Buildings seem pretty University of Washington Boardofthe Women Helping basic to me. and orthodontic specialty Women Fund. S e c o n d it seems WEST PLAINS GOLF LEAGUE Fairways Golf Course l e lins Wed, May 6tll Discounts on corporate passes for Chamber of Commerce members. Greet for team building. Form Teems with Friends & Co-Workers! 4-8 man teems with handicap scoring. Weekly food and drink specials. Discounted dues for new members. Weekly standing tee times, All skill levels welcome! For more information, contact the Fairways Golf Course at 509-747-8418. with that money? I say think of all the fixed income property owners that don't get cost of taxation increases. ning two votes within a couple of months is not "For the Kids." Chip Magnuson Cheney Friday Saturday Sunday Moiday Mostly Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny High/Low 68/42 67/39 67/39 69/41 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday "~!i ~I~i Mostly Sunny AM Showers Partly Cloudy 70/43 63/38 61/39 ii:i~?i~ii~::i!i;ili!i:?i~!!!:~ii%ii!~ii!i;liii ACCOUNTANTS NATASHA JERNEGAN, CPA Certified Public Accountant 1006 First Street Cheney, WA 99004 509-235-4450 JANICE KOPRIVA PENAR, C.RA. Certified Public Accountant Certified Financial Planner 1951 First Street., Cheney 235-2518.747-0614 DENTISTS CHENEY DENTAL CARE Dr. Andrew F. Martinssen Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 625 "B" Street, Cheney 235-6137 or 747-6841 KENNETH M. COLLINS, D.D.S. CHRISTOPHER M. COLLINS, D.D.S. Family Dentistry 1841 First Street, Cheney F&M Business Center 235-8451 443-8520 Hours: Men., Thurs., Fri. 7:00 - 2:30, Tues. & Wed. 7:00 - 4:30 MEDICAL LAKE DENTAL Bruce C. Toillion, D.D.S. Jessica M. Toillion, D.D.S. 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Men.. Wed., Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tues. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fri, 123 N. Brewer, Medical Lake 299-5171 INLAND CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY DENTISTRY Jacob J. Ridl, D.D.S, 1717 First Street, Cheney 235-6241 MINT CONDITION DENTAL Family, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry Marshall E Gibbs, D.D.S. Elizabeth Newell, DD$ 60 Simpson Parkway Drive, Cheney 235-2900 HEALTHCARE ROCKWOOD CHENEY CLINIC 19 N. 7th, Cheney 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m Saturday Closed Sunday 235-6151 744-1732 Charles B.H. Hough, M.D Tom Koeske, M.D. Cori Lopez, D.O. Jonathan Staben, M.D, Carol Gahl, PA-C Natalie Koncz,' PA-C Melissa Norton, PA-C Molly Stapleton ARNP ROCKWOOD MEDICAL LAKE CLINIC 725 North Stanley Street, Suite D. Medical Lake, WA 99022 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, Monday - Friday 509-299-5145 Fax: 509-299-5154 Douglas R. Gwinn, M.D. Serban Ionescu, M.D. Internal Medicine Barbara Tritt, P.A.-C OPTOMETRIST VISION HAUS Dr. Scott Borgholthaus 1867 1st Street Cheney, WA 509-235-2010 PHYSICAL THERAPY AIRWAY HEIGHTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 9725 West Sunset Highway Located next to Boeing 509-624-4100 Jeffrey R. Wills, ET., Clinic Director Paula Dillon Mays, P.T., A.T.C. Susan Barry, P.T., C.LT. Erin Ribic, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S. APEX PHYSICAL THERAPY 1855 First Street, Cheney Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 509-559-5038 Amy K. Sanderson, P.T., O.C.S. Vince Piccolo, P.T., C.S.C.S. Kelsey Deines, P.T.A. Tracy Kuhn, D.ET APEX PHYSICAL THERAPY 12721 14th Ave. Airway Heights Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 509-244-9968 Monty Soliday, M.P.T. Kelsey Deines, P.T.A. Ryan Clouse, D.P.T Andy Hamilton, D.P.T. Gary Franks, P.T. ROCKWOOD PHYSICAL THERAPY AND MEDICAL FITNESS CENTER (Cheney) 1727 1st Street, Cheney, WA 99004 509-838-2531 ext. 5505 Fax: 509-235-2175 Monday & Wednesday 7:00 a,m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday & Friday 7:00 a.m,- 12:00 p.m, Thursday 10:00 a,m. - 630 p.m. Blondel Assonken, D.P.T. Nicole Stevens, D.P.T. PSYCHIATRY & COUNSELING PEAK PERFORMANCE PSYCHIATRY & COUNSELING Dr. Reznicek Board Certified Psychiatrist 1717 S. Rustle Rd., Suite 212A Spokane, WA 99224 509-315-4142 www.peakpsychiatry.org info@peakpsychiatry.org PUBLISHING CHENEY FREE PRESS William lift, President Harlan Shellabarger, Publisher John McCallum, Editor 1616 W. First Street, Cheney 235-6184.299-5678 Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, VETERINARIANS BLACKHAWK VETERINARY HOSPITAL Eric Wert, D.V.M 423 W. First Street, Cheney 235-2020.624-9613 Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m, to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CHENEY VETERINARY CLINIC, INC. Dr. Traci Rickey, D.V.M. 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