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See Sect. 1, page 2 Athletic choices Opinion If college and profes- sional athletes learned to make better choices earlier in their lives, perhaps with the help and guidance of mentors, they might not make poor choices later on. See Sect. 1, page 4 Like Us Find us on Facebook and stay up date with West Plains area news. Homeowners association reaches agreement, receives state permission to control species By AL STOVER StaffReporter Milfoil has been an issue at Silver Lake for many years and property owners now will have a chance to alleviate it. At an April 29 meeting at St. Anne's Parish in Medical Lake, Bruce Bruscia, a member of the ASLO (Associated Silver Lake Owners) announced that property owners received a permit from the Washington state Department of Ecology that will allow for the application of Clearcast herbicide to 150 acres of the lake. Clearcast is classified as practically nontoxic to birds, fish, See Milfoil page 10 Photo by John McCaIlum Artistic investiture Eastern Washington University Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan dancers performed at the Investiture of Dr. Mary Cullinan as the university's 26th president last Friday at Showalter Hall auditorium. The dancers are from right to left: Amy N0fiez, of Yakima; Glorimar Delgado, Yakima Valley; Crystalena Balderas Lightel, Moses Lake; Maria Araceli Zufiiga, Granger and Giselle Gudino, Everett. By JOHN McCALLUM two, submitting a bid of $369,815. Of that, Editor $283,616.25 covers paving Second Street As part of a light agenda last Tuesday from H to C streets, along with repair night, the Cheney City Council approved patching and stormwater work along a contract with Shamrock Paving for North Fifth Street from Oakland Street to residential street projects later this spring, Annie Place. including work on the city's 50 Acre Park The remaining $86,198.75 will go along Betz Road. towards paving and sidewalk improve- Shamrock was the lowest bidder of ments to the park. Cheney received a $450,000 state grant to fund most of the construction, but needs to have that com- pleted by June 1 or the state might ask for its money back. That work includes installing bathrooms, a parking lot, sprin- kler systems and hydro seeded fields. The total project cost comes to $415,000 See Projects page 10 Changes coming to Airway H Police Department's partnering with Sheriff's Office for management services will cost far less than instaUation of a new system By AL STOVER Department is getting ready to Staff Reporter change how they manage their The Airway Heights Police reports and records. During an April 13 study session, Police Chief Lee Ben- nett informed the City Council that the department is looking to partner with the Spokane County Sheriff s Office for a new records management system. The department currently uses Spillman Technology Inc.'s Mil- lennium software which Bennett said is "coming to the end of its use." "Spillman doesn't support the Millenium software any- more," Bennett said. Bennett added that the city's See Records page 10 - .41 Cheney Clean Sweep verdict: Volunteers increase, tonnag drops By JOHN McCALLUM The eighth annual streets, fields and parks special clean up focus, so debris and 3.40 tons of lected in 2013, 17.48 tons Editor community clean up day looking for debris. Pub- volunteers didn't have a metals either picked up in 2012 and 20.84 tons in While overalltonnage had 300 individuals rang- lic Works Director Todd lot to pick up. or dropped off at two2011. was down, volunteer- ing from young to old and Ableman said this year Overall, 16.47 tonsdumpster stations in the A feature added this ism at this year's Cheney from college students to there weren't many areas was collected, consisting city. By contrast, 21.92 year, household hazard- Clean Sweep was at an lcng-time residents taking identified by the city as of 8.23 tons of garbage, tons were collected last all-time high. part in patrolling the city problem areas requiring 4.84 tons of construction year, with 26.90 tons col- See Sweep page 9 Business & Service Sect. 1, pg8-9 Police & Legals Sect. 2, pg 6 Classifieds Sect. 2, pg 11 Spo,ts Sect 2, pg,-5Local News, orts tes Education Sect. l, pg 2 West Plain Briefs Sect. 1, pg 3 /~ 1, Opinion Sect. 1, pg 4