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I Thursday, April 23, 2015 Free Press Page 7 OF CABBAGES AND KINGS Th in By LUELLA DOW Contributor people invite their pet cats into homes. On a really cold night they e that cat a cozy spot at the foot of the bed. I belong to that tribeof do-gooders. People who don't like cats never let them- selves think of such a thing. We cat lovers usually get a lecture from the "non-thinkers" to remind us. My lecture would come that evening when ost was everywhere: I have two playful kittens that expect to be in the house any time they please. Then there is Omar, five years older, all black, bigger, stronger and treats the younger ones as ff he were their uncle. He knows he must sleep by himself and be content in his little bed in the garage. That night, something ha . I hustled the kittens to bed and looked out the window. There was Omar, outside the window staring atme, waiting for the door to open and let him irL The words of my lecturer and reminder were fresh in my thoughts. "Are you letting that cat in the house ? H e's probably full of fleas and who knows what else." During his Krade I thought, "I supFK e Omar could stay out one night. His fur is thick He'll be all right" I tried to avoid looking at-the cat as I passed the window. I didn't want to leave Omar by himself in the cold when he could havejo'med the privileged youngsters. In the morning, two kittens came to their breakfast. There wasn't a large black cat to beseen anywhere. I called for Omar several times. Surely he would come from wherever he had been. He didn't answer. His breakfast became a kitten's feast. I told the kittens we must bundle up and find him. Out we went, scanning the garage first. I began to call about every five seconds. The kittens were smart. They studied the rafters and peeked under the car while I called and looked in places where Omar might be. What if that raccoon that people sometimes see near their homes had grabbed him? What if-oh no! That must not happen. I continued my monotonous plea, "Omar, here Omar, Omar." The kittens were restless, chasing each other, looking for a fly or a mouse to catch. I was very cold and I finally raised my voice, "Please, Mr. Ornar! I don't want to lose you." My calls were still not answered. The kittens bounced around while I kept a solid step-by-step search, determined to observe every object that might indicate the remains of a large black cat. People don't always think about what or why when they suddenly do something. I turned around. Two steps behind me on the trail was a large black cat. He was following See Cabbages page 8 CHURCHES Please see the Church Directory at the bottom of page 6 for service times and contact information Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lu- theran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday. You may also watch our pastor's sermons at our website www. or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney, Wash. Come early for Christian educa- tion for grade school through adult. St. Paul's Episcopal Church A welcoming haven, nourishing all God's people in body, mind and spirit. Holy Communion at 11 a.m. The Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside. Attention college students: Each Mon- day at 5 p.m. you are invited to join us for dinner, study and devotions. Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Fellowship breakfast is each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the parish hall. Come and bring a friend. worship service at 10 a.m. All are welcome during the service and the fellowship hour that follows. Chfldcare is available in the Christian education building. Those wishing to participate in the men's breakfast may confirm the site with Grant Smith. And whoever wants to volun- teer or attend the Feed Cheney-dinner will gather at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 27 at the Wren Pierson community hall. For your contemplatior "When weare truly in this interior simplidty our whole ap- pearance is franker, more natural. This true simplicity...makes us consdous of a certain openness, gentleness, innocence, gaiety, and serenity, which is charming when we see it near to and continually, with pure eyes. O, how amiable this simplidty is! Who will United Methodist Churdh g iveittome?Ileaveallforthis.ItisthePearl This Sunday the United Methodist of the Gospel/' Francois Fenelon. Church welcomes guest pastor Rev. Ron Baer to the pulpit. Pastor Alissa Bertsch- United Church of Christ Johnson will assist with the service. For a wider view of our denomma- Worship is at 10 a.m. and is preceded by tion's activities, pastor David Krueger- Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. Duncan and two other delegates will be Sunday evening there will be a talent attending the annual UCC Conference show and potluck to benefit Cheney Food Assembly of the PNC-UCC in Spokane Bank and Crop Walk. Come at 6 p.m. to on April 24-26. Our church will also host enjoy the potluck meal and then stay for a the meeting of the Conference executive fun array of talent at 6:30 p.m. Admission board on Friday morning, to the talent show is a can of food. All food In pastor Dave's absence, pastor will go to Cheney Food Bank. A free will George Abrams will preach the Sunday offering will taken to benefit Crop Walk. N :::/: i:i: i}i :~ ~,~::.3:~ ::.:!: !i~::!::::!:~ : ~ :::: ~ :: 10 Screens? 509-232-0444 Movie Information ADALINEI PG.13 Daily (&20) 7:00 9:30 Sat-Sun 01:15) (1:50) MJ,*COP PG Dally (3:20) (5:20) 7:20 9:20 Sat. Sun (11:20) 02:10) 0:20) (2:20) and to Buy Tickets Visit www, SpokaneMovies.con Spe(:~al AttraCtion No Passes LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago April 21, 2005 The Cheney Parks and Recreation hired the consulting firm of Studio Cascade for $15,000 to study the current needs of the city for parks and recreation facilities. Medical Lake dedicated its new soccer field, named in honor of longtime former long-time parks director Timm Shepard. Medical Lake outscored its oppo- nents 15-1 in Great Northern League soccer play over the prior week as Jason Gomez scored five times and raised his team-leading total to 11 goals. 20 Years Ago April 20, 1995 The city of Cheney took the first steps towards building a new 50-acre park in the northwest portion of town by applying for a $150,000 grant to assist in construction. The Washington State Liquor Con- trol Board distributed its excess funds for the third quarter of the fiscal year with Cheney receiving $11,000. Shauna Banks, a 1992 graduate of Cheney High School, was named the most valuable performer for the Whit- man College swim team. 30 Years Ago May 2, 1985 The Cheney City Council got a mo- See Looking Back page 9 DR. JACOB RIDL FAMILY DENTISTRY NEW Patients Welcome ~. OPTOM E'r R -~ i o Dr, Scott ~orgholthaus Insurance? No Problem! VOTE NO April 28th AND REPLACE $45M WITH $II.6M SATISFYING THE NEEDS We just approved $79M in bonds in 2010. Now the District wants $44,885,830 more. Within in the next 10 years" also, $18M elementary., $43M to complete the High School, $5,5M for eight more 2 story classrooms, and ????, At least $111M? WHY WON'T THE DISTRICT OR THE PRO-BOND COMMITTEE AGREE TO DEBATE? These are the issues I would have brought up: What about the $111M needed within 10 years? Plan? 2. Do 200 students eat in the hall because there are only 124 chairs in a cafeteria which was built and is posted for 320? 3. What happened to the wood shop? 4, Why are there no science labs m the $45M bond? 5. Do we need two theaters in the High School, actually three when you count the main gym which was supposed m be multi- purpose? There also are stages at Betz, Cheney Middle School, the Fisher Building and Showalter (EWU). 6, Where did the pro-bond comrm'ttee get information on those indMdual voters with children who did not vote Feb, 10' ? 7o Why not upgrade secuarity N W? Why wait? 8. Why is 8tU/Sunrise being turned into a de facto arterial? 9. "ny is the Alternative High School CI aree Springs) being placed right next to Cheney High School? 10. Why did the private architect, construction manager and contractor give $1,000, $1,500 and $478 to the pro-bond fund? 1. Didn't the 1992 bond double the size of the HS with a net gain of 13 cLassrooms brmgang the capacity, to about 1,200 students? 12. Xlhat dims "unlimited tax" on the Cheney general obligation bond mean when "unlimited tax" was not on the Spokane D,81and other districts bond election rifles in February? 13. Why in the $45 M bond will High School Students, arm4ng in buses, be dropped oirf and loaded at Berz instead of right at the High School. Is crossing the student parking lot safer? 14. Why did the School District Admimstrarion leave Cheney and move to the old mis lle base which costs more to maintain? Fisher Btdg, Missile site/CSD Paid for by Bill Johns 12608 S, Scribner Rd, Chenev, WA. 99004, TO ADVERTISE CALL 509-235-6184