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Page 6 Free Press Thursday, April 16, 2015 in By LUELLA DOW able to participate in the University of Iceland's choir Contributor after a quick audition in September. As a mixed group Kirsten Bleeker is the daughter of Doug and Caro- of 90 singers, both Icelanders and foreign students, lyn Bleeker who live in Chattaroy. She is my grand- they sang twice a week and gave several concerts. daughter. In August of last year, a plane took Kirsten to Kirsten noticed that farming and fishing were the Iceland where she would see a country that she called strongest areas of the economy, next to tourism. And, beautiful, different and unique. As an exchange stu- she said, "They don't forget the 'bar scene' where they dent, Kirsten left the halls of Whitworth University to spend time drinking." spend one fall semester at the University of Iceland. Kirsten and friends enjoyed the beauty of Iceland, Kirsten and the other young people would oc-hiking around the site of a volcano eruption. It was huge cupy a dorm for one semester. There were plenty of and stiU hot after four years. On a picnic, you could warm opportunities for them to get used to the local kind of your food among the coals. In fact, they roasted hot dogs food. Kirsten said, "We ate fish a lot, bread and cheese, in a thermal vent found on a brand new mountain formed along with fermented shark." She bravely tried that by the volcano. It was interesting to also find out that vol- last offer on the menu. canoes don't always make a big booming sound. Surprisingly, Kirsten found Iceland to be about the They camped by the edge of the ocean. Here they physical size of Washington state. The population is viewed the beauty of the Northern Lights. about 323,000 people who are proud of their country. Kirsten said, "I'm glad I went to Iceland. I have a new Another surprise came as a little shiver accompanied appreciation for the outdoors. I'd love to go again. the usual 60 degrees, telling people the thermometer In the meantime, Kirsten is looking forward to would go no higher, visiting Eastern Europe or more Nordic countries. Back at Whitworth, Kirsten had enjoyed singing Luella Dow is a Cheney-area author. She can be reached beautifully in the Whitworth Choir, and was glad to be at lotsaplotsl@aol.com. Photo contributed by Kirsten Bleeker Kirsten Bleeker spent fall semester abroad, at the University of Iceland, exploring the land and culture. Bleeker's time in Iceland gave her a new found ap- preciation for the outdoors. Fourth annual 'Remembering Generations A Family Discovery Day' This Saturday, April 18, is the kane area. Multiple religions genealogy, consider attending The event will be held at the fourth annual "Remembering Gen- were represented. "Beginning Family History"Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- erations Family Search Symposium Local youth, . from Cheney to find out where to start. Or ter-day Saints' building located -A Family Discovery Day." and Medical Lake, spent this perhaps you might try the "Pa- at 10405 W. Melville Road, just The symposium offers the op- past year being trained as "fam- leography" course, and learn across from the Fairways Golf portunity to use top-notch genea- ily history consultants." This how to decipher your ancestors' Course. Doors open for regis- logical resources and techniques, year, they will teach some of the old handwriting. These are only tration at 8 a.m. There will be a Consultants will be available to classes and will also be on hand a few of the 24 classes being of- welcome at 8:40 a.m., and vari, help you find your ancestors and to assist attendees, fered this year. ous classes will be held from 9:15 learn about their lives. One class is titled "Youth Attendees of the symposium a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance increases yearly, leading Youth." This course is set can download a free syllabus or Look to RememberingGen- as interest in genealogy grows, up to teach the youth how to log- one canbe purchased for $5 at reg- erations.com for more informa- Last year there were over 275 on and use FamilySearch.org. istration. There is also a free lunch tion concerning classes or to attendees from all over the Spo- If you are entirely new to provided for all attendees, register. WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE WEST PLAINS All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What's Happen- ing section send an email with date, time, location and event to Stowthne (ages 0-18months),com- April 20, Dance Class, Wren jmac@cheneyfreepress.com, munity library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Pierson Community Center, 7:15 April 18, Cheney Clean -8:15p.m. City of Cheney Sweep, Veterans Memorial Park, April 17, Baby Play and Learn 8:30 a.m. - noon. See What's Happening page 8 10 Screens! 509-232-0444 Movie Inform~lon PG Daily (3:20) (4:30) (5:20) 6:40 7:10 9:30 I 1 : !~" ~ ~ i~ ~ r'- R Daily (3:15) (5:10) 7:10 9:10 / Sat-Sun 01:15)(1:15}| and to Buy Tickets Visit Nww, SpokaneMovies,co, Specld/Attract/on No Passu6 Dr. David Turner, DMD Moder~ dentistry II~;% care Most dental insurances accepted including fficare ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Airway Heights Family Dentistry 9173 W. Sunset Hwy. 509-456-4220 ~TAIA N ~I" A O ~ A.NT FREE Parking 7 Nights A Week 245 W.,Maln, Spokane 509-624-5226 Open 7 Days A Week Cheney Church of the Nazarene 338 Betz Road ' 235-6261 www.cheneynaz.org CHURCH~,~ NAZARENE Sundays - Prayer groups 8:30 am Adult Sunday School 9 am Worship Service 10:30 am Tuesdays - Youth Group 6:00 pm Wednesdays - Kid's Konnections 6 pm ~Cheney Community Ch urch Sundays, 10 a.m. Worship and Discipleship Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Awana: 2 yrs. - High School Weeknights - studies Connexion Groups 235.4841 1307 3rd Street www.cheneycc.org hrney FA|TN enter A Foursquare Church Services 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a,m. Children's Ministries Nursery - 5th Grade Youth Group Thursday Night 7 p;m. 300 N. 2nd, Chensy, WA 235-4282 www'cheneyfaithcenter'rg Emmanuel Lutheran Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 235-6300 emmanuelcheney.org (Next to the Cheney Medical Center) Growing Great Through Serving FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH ..... ! Meeting at 2206 First St. (across the street from Bi-Mart) Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service, Sunday 11:15 am Wednesday Mid-week Service 7:00 pm For More Information Call 235-3787 Rick Huguenin, Pastor Four Lakes Community Church Third & Spokane Street "A Bible teaching, Christ'centered church for your whole family" SUNDAY Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Additional Bible Studies meet throughout the week Pastor Steve P0wers 455-9969 St. Paul's Episcopal Church 625 "C" Street 235-6150 SERVICE Sunday Holy Communion 11:00 a.m. Rev. Christine Soule Community Priest Child Care Available SAINT ROSE CHURCH North Sixth and Annie Place WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS OF THE EUCHARIST Reconciliation ... Saturday 3:30-4:15 Saturday Mass ......... ~ ........ 5:00 p.m. Religious Education Class ............. :' Sunday Morning Mass ...8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Spanish Mass ................ 12:00 noon Sun. Eve. Newman Center 7:00 p.m. CNC Office 509-235-8402 www.r.c.netYspokane/newrnan Rev. Paul Heric, Pastor pheric@dioceseo{spokane.org Office Hours Mon.-Thurs. 9:30-Noon Parish Phone: 509-235-6229 r.c.net/spo~ne/strose UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST God is still peaking Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School, Nursery David Krueger-Duncan Pastor 423 N. 6th 235-4193 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CHENEY 4th and "G" Streets 235-4600 SERVICE 10:00 a.m. Rev. Alissa Bertsch Johnson Lake City Assembly of God 400 East Grace Medical Lake, WA 99022 299-3139 Discipleship Classes for All Ages 9:00 a.m. Sunday Services 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Sunday Kid's Church 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Night 6:45 p.m. Lead Pastor - Nick Hawkins Senior Associate - Dennis Noble Youth Pastor - Alex Hall MEDICAL LAKE Community Church Traditional Worship Service 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45--10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AWANA Wednesday 6:00-7:35 p.m. 203 N. Washington 299-3286 Pastor Mark Hudson ST ANNE CATHOLIC CHURCH 708 E. Lake St. P.O. Box 125 Office 509-723-1459 Rectory 509-675-2071 Weekend Masses Sunday Vigil (Saturday) 5;00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Pastor, Father Gus Also Pastor at Mary Queen of Heaven in Sprague, WA Sunday, 12:30 p.m.. St. Michael's in Reardan Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. John's Lutheran Church 223 S. Hallet St., P.O. Box 639 Medical Lake, WA 99022 509-299-4114 Winter Worship 11 a.m. Adult Education 9:30 a.m. Kid's Church 11 a.m. Summer Worship 10:00 a.m.; no SS Feed Medical Lake 2nd Monday each Month Everyone is Welcome Rev. Steve Gutzman To Advertise in this Call 509-235-6184 IItli i I I I ilil i]]lili II i[111 ' [ 1)[:[[: ~i~l: [ 1 'i