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NEIGHBOR NEWS LOOKING BACK Thursday, June 4, 2015 and to Buy Tickets Visit www SpokaneMovies cot Le Le 0 :e 10 Years Ago June 2, 2005 The Eastern Washing- ton University Board of Trustees approved the pro- cess to begin the search for a replacement to outgoing president Dr. Stephen Jor- dan, who accepted a new position at Metropolitan State College in Denver. The findings of an elec- trical rate study have indi- cated the city of Cheney would need to initiate an electrical rate increase of 9.1 percent. Katie Kimball, running in the 100-meter high and 300-meter low hurdles, and Tyriel Poosri, compet- ing in the 300-meter low hurdles and 400-meter relay team, qualified for the state 2A track champi- onships in Tacoma. 20 Years Ago June 1,1995 The Cheney City Coun- cil gave the go-ahead to the Spokane County Library District to include a pro- posed $6 million bond on the September primary election to construct a new Cheney library building. The mysterious driver of a 1992 Chevy Camaro, 24-year-old Avel Garcia, was found shot to death in ConneU, Wash. Cheney police had chased the car in an attempt to apprehend Garcia, but he eluded of- ficers and escaped. Jeanette Zimmer capped a special fresh- man year by winning the 1,600-meter champion- ship at Star Track XIII at Tacoma's Lincoln Bowl. 30 Years Ago June 5,1985 Members of the Cheney Police Department voted 6- 3 to join the Teamsters Local 600 according to City Ad- ministrator Jim Reinbold. I Cheney Mayor Ger- ald Blakley was elected president of the newly formed Washington As- sociation of Boundary Review Boards. Members of Cheney's Special Olympics track team captured 11 med- als at the state meet at Fort Lewis near Tacoma. Included were gold med- als won by Rita Chavers in the 100 and 200 meter runs, Geoff Stevenson who won two golds, a silver and a bronze and Eric Hilderbrand with LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM One hundred years ago in 1915, the Hercu- lean Pillars at the south entrance of the State Normal School were erected from granite from the old Cheney Normal School building. The project was sponsored by the school alumni association. Learn more about our area's history at a first place in the high- jump. [Note: the events in which Stevenson won were not listed.) 40 Years Ago June 5,1975 Cheney Fire Chief Tony Singleton and of- ficials at Eastern Wash- ington State College met with 150 students from Streeter Hall in an effort to learn more about a se- ries of dormitory fires of suspicious origin. The new Cheney Care Center was still awaiting the issuance of a state certificate of need from the state of Washington, paperwork that would ensure the pro- posed facility would accept Medicaid services. Cheney High School baseball players Don Huffman (catcher), Brent Grothe (outfield) and Med- ical Lake's Charlie Gar- men (shortstop) each were named to the All-Frontier League baseball team. 50 Years Ago June 4,1965 An automobile ver- sus truck crash on High- way 10 outside Cheney claimed the lives of two Seattle residents. Ronald G. Matlock, 58, died at the scene while his wife, Vic- toria Matlock died later in a Spokane hospital. With the move of Cheney High School's graduation ceremony to the EWSC Field House, advance tickets were Jodi Roberta (VanAllen) Wickering JodiRoberta (VanAllen) Wickering of Cheney/Tv- ler, Wash., passed away af- ter a long battle with health issues on May 24, 2015 at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. Jodi was born in Vaudeville, Calif. on Jan. 4,1953 to Robert and Marlo Van Allen. She was a grad- uate of Medical Lake High School class of 1971. She completed Beauty School of Cosmetology inSpokane in 1972. She met her husband of 42 years, Raymond J. Churches continued from page 6 grades 1 - 6 this fall. This year's theme is "Unvan- quished." St. Rose Catholic Church will host children ages 3 - 5. 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 stu- dents: Each Monday at 5 p.m. you are invited to join us for dinner, study and devotions. Narcotics Anonymous meets Tues- day 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. OBITUARIES Wickering at Fairchild Air Force Base that same year and was married on Dec. 15,1972. Jodi was preceded in death by her brother Mi- chael VanAUen of Spokane and daughter Nichole M. Wickering of Spokane. She is survived by her husband Raymond J. Wickering of Cheney/Tyler, her son Al- len J. Wickering of Spokane, daughter Marissa K. Wick- ering of Cheney/Tyler, daughter-in-law Jennifer L. Wickering of Spokane and granddaughter Savanna L. Wickering of Spokane, her sisters Christine Finafrock of Colbert, and Karen A. VanAUen of Spokane, and her brother Robin VanAnen of Soap Lake, Wash. Jodi has numerous nephews and nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and friends on both sides of the state and the country. She was loved by many and she treated all with her love and friendship. Jodi will be greatly missed by all who have met her and have been a part of her life. We will greatly miss her and will always have thoughts of her in our hearts forever. There will be a celebra- tion of life on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. to get together with friends and family to celebrate Jodi and her life and how we remember her. Please call for information 509-239- 4438 as we are still looking for a location. There will be a service for Jodi at the Washington State Veter- an's Cemetery in Medical Lake, Wash. Manday, June 8, at 2:45 p.m. All friends, acquaintances and family who would like to attend are more than welcome to attend. Celeste continued from page 6 Maybe suggest he enrolls with you or finds a job prior to the move. Nothing grows resent- ment like not having a par- ticipating and contributing partner, so do alot of soul searching before you make your final decision and weigh the pros and cons. Celeste is a homegrown wise soul from right here on the West Plains. To ask her a question on any subject, within reason and proper de- corum, send her an email at askceleste@chenevfreepress. com. INFO Please see .the Church Directory at the bottom of page 6 for service times and contact info. For your contempla- tion: "In The [Jttle Virtues, the Italian essayist Natalia Ginzberg argues that we should teach our children '...not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an in- difference to money, not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but love for one's neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be United Methodist Church Worship with us this Sunday at the United Methodist Church.Service begins at 10 a.m. and will include the celebration of Holy Communion. Pastor Alissa Bertsch-Johnson will continue a sermon series on the book of Acts. High school and college graduates will be honored during the service. Sunday school classes are in recess for the sum- mer months but you can find out about other study opportunities by calling the church office. Looking ahead, the annual spring tea is Sun- day, June 14 at 2 p.m. with a theme of "Aprons and Appetites." Deanne Wilfong will be the guest speaker talking about smooth transitions, the art Dr. David Turner, DMD Modern Most dental dentistry insurances with old accepted fashioned including Tricare care ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Airway Heights Family Dentistry 9173 W. Sunset Hwy. 509-456-4220 of downsizing. The his- tory of aprons will also be shared. Tickets are $5. no longer necessary with residents and friends wel- come to attend. Medical Lake's Carl Liggins set a new school record in the 100-yard dash in the state track champi- onships in Ellensburg with a time of 10 seconds flat. 10 Screens? 509-232-0444 Movie Information, Melissa R Daffy (2:00) (3:00) (4:30) 7:00 7:30 9:45 Sat.Sun (10:40) (11:35) West Plains Christian Fellowship  [ is a place where people are: Casual in appearance...Friendly in nature..Single-minded in devotion to God Join us this coming Sunday at 10 a.m z "Y _,,_j 12905 W. 6th Ave., Four Lakes (Cheney SDA Building), Pastors Kelth & Gall Jensen 509-389-4843 PRAYER FOR SICK & HURTING EVERY SUNDAY. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US THIS SUNDAY Rear Big Dears With Your Ctub Card 99 Ib INSIDt0US00 CHAPTER ,# P6.13 Daily (3:30) (5:30 7:30 9:30 Sat.Sun (11:40) (1:35) DOWNTOWN AUTO LICENSING 613 S. Washington Ste. 105 Spokane, WA 99204 5 Blocks off 1-90 (Division St. Exit) FREE Parking 8:30-5:30 Mon-Fri Handicap Access Good Service Cars. Trucks. Trailers Boats. Cycles. 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