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NEIGHBOR NEWS Thursday, June 11,2015 LOOKING 10 Years Ago June 9, 2005 Heavy traffic along State Route 902 through Medi- cal Lake could be minimized under a new proposed Urban Growth Area boundary. The Rainbow Cove and Resort of Medical Lake was recently sold and will be renamed Dan's Landing. A surprise second place finish from Zak Nelson in singles and Medical Lake's third place in doubles from Max Nelson and Tanner Tareski led the Cardinals to a repeat 2A state tennis title. 20 Years Ago June 8, 1995 Steve Miller of Miller Law Office - and Cheney's city attorney - was ordered to pay $200,000 in resti- tution to the estate of Mamie Ottomeier over a charge that Miller illegally acquired her estate. Eastern Washington University announced that 1,934 undergrad and 328 masters candidates would take part in the June 16 commencement exercise at the Special Events Pavilion. Tucker Urdahl was named as the Frontier League's baseball MVP and Craig Yarwood picked up the same award for tennis in awards announced by Cheney High School. 30 Years Ago June 13, 1985 EWU's 103rd commencement exercise at the LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM One hundred years ago in 1915, the first graduating class of Amber High School consisted of four young women: Franc Mason (Miller), Josie Graves (Marsh), Grace Louthan (Humbert and Ella Dickson (Falk). Learn more about our area's history at www.cheneymuseum.org. Special Events Pavilion was preparing to bestow 1,574 bachelors degrees, plus another 390 masters degrees. Carol Wilde, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, assumed the duties of Cheney postmaster, replacing the retiring Elmo Bartlett. Four members of the Cheney High School soccer team were honored on the all-league team for the Inland Empire Soccer League. They include Rusty Emtman and Mark Kiver on the first team while Bill Haugen and Kirk Stephens were named to the second tearfl. 40 Years Ago June 12, 1975 By a vote of 5-1, the Cheney City Council voted not to close College Street from First and Second Streets for a proposed Bicentennial Mall. Longtime Cheney community leader and manager of the Cheney branch of the Seattle First National Bank, Ed Betz, died in a Spokane hospital at age 60 following surgery. Eastern Washington State College's Woodward Field was preparing to host an estimated 600 ath- letes, including 50 from the Cheney Track Club. Some of the local athletes included Mike Gill in the javelin who hada throw of 183 feet, 10 inches in the state meet. 50 Years Ago June 11, 1965 The Cheney School District was facing money problems following news that the state Legislature was not going to provide the amount of money officials thought. The district faced a deficit of $60,000 accord- ing to William Riggs, superintendent of the Cheney School District. Cheney's new American LaFrance pumper fire truck, capable of delivering 1,500 gallons a minute, arrived in town after having been obtained from the city of Union Gap, Wash. Fifth District Congressman Tom Foley announced the receipt of a $750,000 grant that would help in the construction of the new John F. Kennedy Library at EWSC. An advice column for the West Plains community Dear Celeste, I'm hoping to go on a week-long vacation next summer to Hawaii, but can't afford it com- pletely on my salary, and I don't have much time to dedicate to a second job. What are some ways to raise the money to go on a dream trip? Geraldine B. Dear Geraldine, The best part 6f your plan is that it's a year away. There are many ways to save money for a trip such as this. Start perusing Internet travel sites now and comparing prices and packages; it may still be too early to book but you can get an idea of what you need to save. Joining a group such as AAA or AARP, if you qualify, can save you percentages on hotels, plane tickets and rental cars as well. Check into homeowners who rent their homes to the pub- lic for a fraction of ho- tel prices. Traveling on weekdays will generally save on plane tickets and lodging so try and plan around the weekends if at all possible. Now to saving for the trip. Create a budget that each payday you are contributing, to your Hawaii fund. Set aside that amount without fail to completely cover the trip and spending money. You may need to forgo those lattes and some of the luxuries you are used to but your dol- lars not spent wiI1 add up quickly. Any extra money from birthdays, holidays or bonuses at work need to go into your Hawaii account and in no time, you will have what you need or close to it. You'd be surprised how much you can save when you don't spend. Remember to book early for the most savings and search all sites and dates for the best deals prior to committing. Dear Celeste, I'm thinking of a job change and have actu- ally applied to several companies where I made the final round but was not selected. I'm an old- er worker, over 55, and I'm beginning to wonder if not getting selected is age related. What should l do? Robert D. Dear Robert, There is something to be said for being a young job hunter straight out of college and new knowledge to be shared, but there is also a lot of matu- rity and experience that comes with someone who is older and look- ing for a new career. It all depends on what the employer is look- ing for. Even young people get turned away if the employer doesn't con- sider them a good fit. You may think about different options that are available such as trade school or opening your own business. Learning a new trade such as medical office, mechanics, carpentry or numerous other train- ing classes can come in handy when listing your skills or education and they are generally shorter courses. Opening your own business can be pricey but exciting and lucra- tive if you open the right business in the right loca- tion that fits the needs of the consumer. There are many lending programs for small businesses that are willing to invest. Keep pounding the pavement or surfing the Intemet and honing those interview skills. Opportuni- ties will present themselves regardless of your age. 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 decorum, send her an email at askceleste@cheneyfreepr ess.com. Dr. David Turner, DMD Modern Most dental dentistry insurances with oldaccepted fashioned including Tricare care ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Airway HeightsFamilyDenti 9173W. Sunset Hwy. 509-456-4220 Ethel Belle Colby/Helm Born Nov. 6, 1929 to Lew and Annie Colby in Spokane Valley (Dish- man) Ethel Belle Colby/ Helm passed away May 25, 2015. She had one sister, Thelma, who is de- ceased, and one brother, Mel, from Spokane. Ethel graduated from West Valley High School with the class of 1947. She enjoyed many lifelong friends from those high school years. She attended Linfield College prior to her mar- riage to Donald J. Helm in March 1950. While working the family cattle ranch west of Cheney, the couple had their first child, a girl, Leanne in June 1953. In 1966, Don and Eth- el formed a partnership and purchased Ratcliffe Ford in Cheney. They subsequently moved to Cheney, leaving the farm life behind. Ethel Worked for years at Eastern Wash- ington University and lat- er operated the Ratcliffe Auto Licensing Agency until her retirement. We Provlde Family Peace of Mind! OBITUARIES Ethel and Don enjoyed 52 years of marriage and a fine retirement as they traveled to nearly every state in their motor home. Don passed away in Au- gust 2002. Ethel lived in the Cheney area and at Williams Lake for all of her married life. While spending the winter of 2003 in Arizona, Ethel met Norman Hoek- stra of North Dakota. They enjoyed a loving relationship, continuing to spend their summers in Spokane and wintering in Arizona until she passed away in Mesa. Ethel is survived by her brother Mel Colby from Spokane Valley, her son Roger J. Helm, also from in Spokane Valley, her grandsons Justin B. Helm from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Colby J: Helm, from Spokane and her companion Norman Hoekstra from Gold Can- yon, Ariz. A memorial service to honor her will be held at the Cheney Funeral Cha- pel at 3 p.m., Monday, June 15. How may we serve you? ::~ We are available 24/7 for: Meal prep, light housekeeping Grocery shopping, errands Personal Care Medication Reminders Companionship Transportation Neil Edward Kottwitz Neff Edward Kottwitz, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz. passed away May 4, 2015. He was born to Otto and Marjorie Kottwitz April 22,1936inPea- body Kan. In 1954, Neil graduat- ed from Sun- nyside, Wash. High School and did under- graduate studies that took him to Westminster Choir College, Washington State College and he earned his master's degree at Whit- worth College. Neff was a jack-of-all-trades working on a dairy farm, driving Trailways buses, farming crops and ultimately find- ing a gratifying career as an elementary school teacher. Neil married Mary Kottwitz in 1985 and moved to Medical Lake where he and Mary resided until 2009. Neil re- tired in 1999 fi~m the Medi- cal Lake School District where he taught for 30years at Blair Elementary School. In retirement Mary and Neil moved to Phoenix, Ariz. where he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, going to baseball games and pick- ing up his granddaughter from school each day. He loved the outdoors and The best chicken and fish in town/ Side Orders: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy ,. Corn Green Beans Macaroni & Cheese Potato Wedges 116 W. I st, Cheney, WA 235-4222 enjoyed camping, boat- ing, golfing and playing softball. Neff was a very loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife, son Randy Ko~wit~, daughters Judy and Debbie Kottwitz and stepchildrenScott Weld- ing and Monique Black He is also survived by his brother, Don Kottwitz, sister Janet Doggett, his three grand- daughters Kate Welding, Kaila Kottwitz and Kristen Kottwitz, his grandson J.D. Kottwitz, two great grand- sons and many nephews and nieces. His quick wit and caring heart will remain with those he touched. We are forever grateful for his guiding and loving hand in our lives. EVER Y DA Y! VISIT US ONLINE AT