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Page 4 Cheney Free Press Thursday, May 27, 1982 D rive c a re f u II y t h i s wee ke n d Your city government The Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the peak driving season; millions of motorists will be taking to the nation's highways, spurred by ample gasoline supplies and prices substantially lower than a year earlier. Drunk drivers and seat belt use are getting special attention this year from law enforcement and safety officials. Police in Washington are stepping up campaigns to keep drunk drivers off the road, encouraged by stronger laws in a number of states and massive publicity generated by victims of drunk drivers. A total of 13 people were killed in traffic accidents in Washington over the Memorial Day weekend in 1981. Thousands of lives could be saved annually if all drivers and their passengers used seat belts at all times. The belts can prevent ejection from a vehicle and reduce contact with the interior of the vehicle in the event of a collision. Last year, traffic accidents over the Memorial Day weekend took 420 lives across the country and another 20,000 people suffered disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council. This year, the Safety Council predicts that from 400 to 500 people will lose their lives over the Memorial Day weekend and from 18,000 to 23,000 people will suffer disabling injuries. The Institute offers these tips to motorists who want to avoid becoming an accident statistic: --Observe the speed limit. -Yield the right of way--even if the other driver is wrong. --Keep a safe distance from the car ahead of you. -Drive during daylight hours whenever possible. --Don't drink and drive. The 55 mile-per-hour national speed limit has had an extremely positive effect by saving lives and reducing gasoline consumption. But driving for hours on an interstate highway with no traffic lights can produce conditions where even a rested driver can fall asleep, the Institute cautions. A driver also could become less alert, increasing the danger of being involv.d in an accident. Regular stops to get out and stretch, avoiding heavy meals while driving, keeping a car well ventilated, constantly checking mirrors and chewing gum are good ways to stay alert. It's also best to stop for the night when fatigued, rather than risk falling asleep at the wheel. Tick time is here again It's here again, the time of year when the sun seems brighter, the birds have their own special song and the blossoms come out. Unfortunately, so do the ticks. Mid-March to mid-July is tick season. During this time, these small, flat bugs start making their home in lower vegetation. They are dark brown in color, have a hard, oval-shaped body with a small head, and usually are about 1/4" long. When a person or animal brushes against foliage having ticks, they may become host to the pest. The ticks can burrow into the skin of the host. After making a trip to the woods, you should check yourself over thoroughly, and also any animals that might have went with you. Some important spots to check are places where there's been something tight and binding worn (dog collars, elasticized waists, tops to tight-fitting socks, etc.), and folds between arms and legs and the body. Also, be sure to check your scalp and your animal's skin over thoroughly. Should you find a tick imbedded in the skin, first try to saturate it with alcohol or gasoline. As it comes loose, take tweezers and pull it out gently, firmly and slowly. Take care to get the whole tick and not leave any of its body in the skin. Breaking off body or head in the skin can cause infection or disease. If this method fails, try taking a hot bath. Immersion in water as hot as possible will sometimes cause the tick to back out. Kill the tick by either burning it or flushing it down the toilet. Don't try to squash it. Many times it appears a tick is dead when it only is dazed. Insect repellant can be used in the woods to keep the ticks away from humans, and a medicated dip is available to protect dogs. Should you start having symptoms of fever, body aches, headaches, weakness or a pin-prick like rash appearing on the palms of your hands, see your family physician right away. Such symptoms can be indications of Rocky Mountain or Colorado tick fever, diseases carried by the tick. Also, in rare cases, ticks will carry a paralysis virus that can be fatal to humans. Any noticed difficulty in walking or numb sensations felt in hands or feet after a tick bite should be treated right away by a doctor. Letters Thank you The young men and young women who are members of the Cheney 1st Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as "Mor- mons") want to express their thanks to several outstanding merchants in our community who donated merchandise and coupons for a recent Ward Trea- sure Hunt. We feel it is noteworthy for them to lend their support, which made this activity such a great success. The group who was first to the treasure was very excited about their "find." The following merchants donated a variety of items--Ben Franklin Store, Blackhawk Veterinary Clinic, Cheney (;range, Owl Pharmacy, Sav-Mart [)rug and Taco Mejico Their thought- tulness and willingness to share was truly appreciated. Respectfully, Barbara Uibel Auditing Cheney Light Department now Is offering free home weathedzstion audits through t, Bonneville Power Administration. Performing the audits for Cheney Light Is the NEWAC1 firm of Republic, Wash. Above, Mark Tergerson, dght, who operates NEWACT with Jerry Graser, Inspects Bill Wynd's home. By Robert A. Hudson director Cheney Parks and Recreation : The Cheney Parks and Recreation Department is a Current Expense Fund Department of the City of Cheney. This department is vested with four primary responsibilities: 1) the de- velopment and implementation of a year around comprehensive recreation program for the residents of the Cheney area; 2) the maintenance of desig- nated park lands in the city; 3) the planning for and development of new parks inCheney; and 4) the coordina- tion of a tri-lateral agreement for recreation programming between the City of Cheney, Eastern Washington University and Cbeney School District #360. As a Current Expense Fund Depart- ment, the Parks and Recreation De- partment is funded through general tax revenues of the city, as well as by participation fees. The department head, the director of parks and recrea- tion, is directly responsible to the chief executive officer of the city, the mayor. Rules and regulations for the use of the parks, as well as fee establishment, are under the authority of the Cheney Board of Park Commissioners. This board is a lay board, appointed by the mayor with the concurrence of the city council Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fisher Administration Building. These meetings are open to the public. The recreation program conducted by the department is one of the most diversified programs in eastern Wash- ington. Programs are offered year around on a quarterly basis with between 200-300 activities. Unlike many recreation programs, the Winter re- creation program actually is the second largest participant season of the year in Cheney. The Fall and Spring programs run a close third and fourth in partici- pation levels. The program is growing in Cheney In 1975, fewer than 1,600 participants registered for recreation activities. In 1981, 9,381 participants registered for activities. This figure does not include such activities as open swimming or spectators. Over 200 part-time positions, both paid and voluntary, are employed by the depart- Kiwanis donate to parks ment to conduct the programs an- nually. The success of the Cheney Recreation Program has only been made possible through the outstanding cooperation of Cheney School District #360 and East- ern Washington University. A great many of the activities programmed through the department actually occur in facilities owned by these two agen- cies with primary use occurring on School District property This has been made possible through the establish- ment of an "Intergovernmental Co- operation Agreement for Recreation Programming", which was originally entered into in 1972 and revised in 1977. The department is currently respons- ible for the operation and maintenance of 36.61 acres of park lands in Cheney, as well as other designated areas of maintenance. The primary areas the A $600 check was presented last week to the! Parks & Recreation Department by the C JiB wanis Club. Each year, the Kiwanians rais P during their Run tor Youth, part el which  directed toward the Park & Recreation Depaf Above, Kiwanian President Thorns Tibbltt annu presents the check to Bob Hudson, directde a va Parks & Recreation Department. tions , dents department is responsible )n to il Salnave Park, Sutton Park 2 Mo ake u: City Park, Hagelin Park, T TM sd e Air Street Tennis Courts, the CitY. ming Pool and several other a!ding / ol Rc of these maintenance functi performed with two full-ti alsn' ployees and four seasonal emI. e, arm mn is The Cheney Parks anu rt, Department is here to serve rJR residents of the Cheney a'tae ce - chool ( department encourages ciuzen requests for activities as # and suggestions for improvement rand t program. The department o the stu located at 520 4th Street, in the ,Walh Administration Building Its t 1. Gc Assoc] number is 235-6134. The delY hopes that you will participa POsit: hlch least one or more of its offerib v ' year and that you will let the "e indi how they can serve you better, s of re,, Valeri jor Sc .)fficer' Olympia Rqxxt IIII II It's funny how quickly moods change. Republicans, who only a few weeks ago were down in the dumps over what they feared could be their Waterloo in . the fall elections, are smiling again On the state level, there no longer appears to be the spectre of another special session of the Legislature loom- ing over them. And on the national level, there are some optimistic predictions being made of an upswing in the .economy, even in the sorely ailing housing industry, as early as Christmas. Who says so? Well, U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, the Senate majority leader, said so, during his recent visit to the state, although he didn't spell out why. One of his Washington hosts, U.S. Sen. Slade Gordon, did. Senate Republicans have just gained a new member, temporarily, at least, He's Nicholas F. Brady, appointed by Republican Gov. Thomas Kean of New Jersey to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Democrat Harrison A. Williams Jr. Williams quit in the Abscam scandal. His successor is only supposed to be a "caretaker" until the fall elections but, in the meantime, he is being tapped for his knowledge and advice concerning the financial community Brady is a managing director of the New York investment banking firm, Dillon Read and Co. He also is board chairman of Purolator, Inc. So when he has something to say about the world o'f money, says Gorton, he knows what he's talking about. "And he (Sen. Brady) said that if we pass this budget we now are working with, he absolutely guarantees that interest rates will drop by at least 4 percent by the end of the year," said Gorton. "He said that fear over those overwhelmingly high budgets and in- creased deficits were what brought the interest rates to their present level." Of course, the budget has yet to pass, but Baker said he expected that to be accomplished by the end of the month. All Republicans have got to do, he said, is hang tough. "It's not going to be a banner year for Republicans,, said Baker, "but it's not going to be a bad year either" On the state level it looks, says state Senate Majority Leader Jeannette Hay- ner, as if the state will be able to pay back the $400 million bank loan that's due Oct. 1, and have $100 million left in the sock. That's good news to legislators of both parties, since nobody, nobody at all, wants to be called back into special session in an election year. Of course, all economic forecasts are just glorified guessing games and, so far, no one has said with any certainty that the recession has "bottomed out." ate Jack b Adell# t. A1 Y rder or the r d s( The only way you can tell whenisli e B by looking back. lead, Let's hope that they're all  of  that the budget resolution r, e - .t "  YOll Congress by the end of the n V-- Sen Baker says, that the tlli:" L fl ms community reacts by lowering i rates as Sen. Brady says, revenue is there to repay r loans as Sen. Hayner says. v . Because if that doesn't hap those "temporary" tax incre, State just had inflicted on us are goin en  with us. Let us all pray that we F ee ye in the process of "bottoming ou  Acc] Fsses he hos Back provid When inuing e Corn $ b'Oears Ago a I May 27, 1932 Dr. Enoch Bryan of Washingtse w College delivered the principa!ears, yesterday morning for the 40tatre : commencement of Cheney JSuults( School. Diplomas were award0Pood F men and women, ttre r : drix ions a Shabk Publication Policy c.u.c. NEWS, WEDDINGS, POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to Cheney G rivee CLUB MEETINGS, ALL OTHER Free Press, P.O. 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