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June 10, 1982

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Thursday, June 10, 1982 UPS 102-240 Chem 'Washington 99004 25 .... III IIII I= I! II I ....... x. ...... 7":: ........ "' -' .... ' .... - -- _ :: -i----TxEc;2:--:: i:Ec . Seining the Communities of Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights  Property transfer tax proposed; water rate hike recommended A new tax was proposed Tuesday night during the Cheney City Council meeting that, if approved, would see people paying a one-fourth of one percent property transfer tax. Councilman Ray Soltero said it was the recommendation of the Revenue Committee to establish this tax in order to organize a capital fund for needed equipment within the city. During the last two years, the city has had to cut back on many of its capital expendi- tures because of shortfalls in expected revenues. Soltero said it was further recom- mended that the new fund replace all of the existing "special" funds, except that monies donated to specific causes, such as the development of Northeast Park, would remain separate. Soltero called for three separate readings of the proposed ordinance, starting with the council's next meeting on June 22, so that local realtors and others will have opportunity to comment. Mayor Tom Trulove also asked that departments begin organizing a capital budget, in addition to their operation and maintenance budgets. Water rate increase A recommendation to increase the water/sewer utility rates by 37 percent was made by the mayor. Trulove noted that the Sewer/Water Department, which has not experi- enced a rate increase since 1978, recently has been operating at a deficit. "The deficit began to show up last year," he said, "and I don't see that we can lay off workers and still take care of any breaks." The mayor said that the rate increase would only be for the general operation of the department and that no capital improvements were being planned. "We're just talking about keeping our head above water," he said. "We've held the rate constant over the highest inflationary period in history, and it has just caught up with us." Water well #5 It was noted that there has been a problem recently with the operation of well #5, the newest and deepest well in the city. Administrator Jim Reinbold noted it cost $4,915 for new materials for the filter, plus additional costs of trucking and construction costs of Cont. on page 12 f Angle Gustafson, Odessa, was one of the participants in the Women's Sarrel Racing Clinic held this past weekend at the Chancy ( rider Rodeo Grounds. The event was sponsored by the Rodeo Association. A Rodeo Queen Clinic will be held at 6 P.m. on June 23 at the ! Rodeo Grounds. ./1 Waldheim talk g clinic held ............ set for Friday ng clinic for Washington was Saturda'y and Sun- Rodeo Association at near Cbeney. nning barrel riders was Spokane's Julie Gochnour, a for- mer rodeo queen and wife of Mike Gochnour, employed at Gary's Union 76 station in Cheney. Assisting the clini- cian from Cheney were Nan Warren and Vonice Parker. "We're hoping to make it an annual thing," said Nan. This year'S students ranged in age from II to 39, with Angle Gustafson coming the farthest from Odessa. Barrel riding, much like other rodeo events, does not come without many hours of practice--both for the rider and the horse. In one case Sunday morning, one particular horse was taught how to enter the arena without becoming afraid. Other aspects of the clinic stress riding technique, proper tack and safety. Tips also are given on dress and other aspects related to rodeo queen competition. On June 23, girls interested in pos- sibly entering the Cheney Rodeo Queen competition will meet at the Rodeo Grounds at 6 p.m. for Rodeo Queen Clinic. The Cheney Rodeo is scheduled for July 10 and 11. Weather By Bob Quinn Date: June1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Clinician Max. Temp.: 71 61 62 59 61 58 57 .... Min. Temp.: 52 40 42 43 42 40 40 41 Preolp.: .27 ................ .04.11 .... June began with a spectacular thun- der storm on June 1, but rainfall was distributed very erratically. The cool nights and cool days of this past week should give way to a warm- ing trend this week, with highs in the mid-70s. A slight chance of showers again will develop for the weekend. Warren I HIs excellency, Dr. Kurt Waldhalm, for the last ten year= the Secretary General of the United Nations, will deliver the Centennial Commencement address to the class of 1982 at Eastern Washington Unl- wralty. Dr. Waldhalm, 63, became Secretary General of the United Nations in 1970. During his ten years in office, he travelb)d to more than 120 countries on official visits, conferring With heads of State .on While te the United Nations, Dr. Waldhalm dealt intensely with one crisis after another, in. eluding the Middle East, Viet Nam, Cyprus, Bangle. dssh, Kampuckea, Namibie, the Western Sahara, Iran, Lebanon and others. Esstem's Centennial Commencement is scheduled at 11 a.m. in Reese Court on June 11. Earlier that morning, Dr. Waldhalm will make brief remarks at a civic breakfast at Spokane's Ridpath Hotel. L Julle Gochour, Spokane, standing, conducted the barrel racing clinic over the weekend at the Chancy Rodeo Grounds. Parade marshals told John and Mary Ann Heiydt have been named as the grand marshalls of this summer's Cheney Rodeo Parade. The announcement came this week from Parade Coordinator Casey Shaf- fer, who also noted that KGA's Ross Woodward will serve as the honorary grand marshall. Judging on July 10 will start at 9:30 a.m. at Moos Field, where all units must be registered. The parade will then head through the downtown at 11 a.m. Units arriving in Cheney should note that unloading will take place at the Red Barn parking lot on the Eastern Washington University campus. This year, first-place trophies and second-place ribbons will be awarded, compliments of Eddy's Book & Tack. Judges will Include Dwayne Paul, Ray Soltero, Fred Johns, Jeri Cummings, Robin Keyes and Mayor Tom Trulove. Parade entry forms are available at Eddy's Boot & Tack and the Book & Brush. Float wins at parade The 1982 Cheney Float, featuring Eastern Washington University's Cen- tennial, is doing well this summer in float competitions in area parades. This past weekend, after having won an award earlier at Coeur d'Alene, the float took top honors in its division at the Reardon parade. The float, carry- ing Cheney Junior Miss Tamela Reach and her princesses, makes use of hund- reds of small mirrors to catch the eyes of judges and crowds alike. NEED AN EXTRA COPY OF THE CHENEY FREE PRESS? Newsstand issues are available at: II II i iiii IIIeB I Upcoming parades to which the float will travel are as follows: June 12, Fairfield; June 26, Ephrata; July 3-5, Butte, Mont.; July 10-Cheney Rodeo Parade; July 24, Deer Park; Sept. 4, Ritzville; Sept. 18, Othello; and Sept. 25, Leavenworth. Persons or groups wishing to help promote the float or to assist with it during the summer can contact Cheney Float Association President Judi White at F&M Bank. ,. ,, ,, COUNTRY COUNTER IGA EXCELL FOODS SAFEWAY CIRCLE K BOOK & BRUSH Cheney graduates 210 seniors The first-annual community food drive, sponsored by the National Honor Society, was one of the many "memories" shared by Cheney High School graduate and commencement speaker Richard Matheson Friday night at the Eastern Washington Uni- versity Pavilion. Matheson, who was selected for the address by classmates, said there was much fun surrounding the activities held in connection with the food drive, but that "the students never lost the objective of helping to feed the poor and needy in our community." Graduating Senior Kristin Grant, National Honor Society president, told her 210 classmates that "The world belongs to us." She encouraged her classmates to set their goals high and "cast their stones in the ocean of life." "We should dare to be different...and like those before us, dare to cast our pebbles," she said. High School Principal Robert Kuehl, in presenting the Class of 1982 to School Board President Dr. Robert Morgen- stern, noted that 15 percent of the class were honor students. Receiving special recognition this year for having perfect 4.0 grade points averages for their three years of high school were Karen Marrs and Kim Hartman. Honor students, besides Marrs and Hartman, included Kathryn Balabanis, Dawn Barrom, William Baumann, Kirk Benson, Lynne Frederickson, Kristin Grant, Cynthia Burge, Maria Busskohl, Susan Collier, Nick Eberhard, Lorna Hanes, Brenda Hanson, Jeffrey Healy, Joel Hedge, Karl Jehle, April Johns, Todd Ragland, Todd Raver, Julie Schomberg, Sot) Shin, Mindy Sterner, Ellen Massey, Byron Nelson, Scott Templeton, Bren Triplett, Kayla Walk- er, Molly Beth Warren, John Welch, Pamela William and Roberto Zamora. "I wish you success and happiness in this new journey and welcome you to come back to share your joys and successes," said Superintendent Marls to the class. Sharing Cheney High School graduates Friday night share a song and a meaningful moment before' hugs from parents and friends at the end of the annual commencement ceremony.