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NEIGHBOR NEWS Thursday, July 9, 2015 CHURCHES Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church wel- comes you for adult education at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. You may also watch our pastors' sermons at our website www.emmanuelcheney. org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lu- theran Church, Cheney. "Worship in the Park" will be l eld at the gazebo at Sutton Park on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your family, friends and a comfy chair and join us for worship in God's creation. Mark your calendars for Aug. 10 - 14 for Vacation Bible School. Registration forms are now available. Emmanuel will MORE INFO Please see the Church Directory at the bottom of page 6 for service times and contact info. host children entering grades 1 - 6 this fall. This year's theme is "Unvanquished." St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church will host children ages 3 - 5. United Church of Christ July is the month of renewal and change here. Women's fellowship has elected new officers, and volunteers have signed up for Crosswalk lunch prepara- tion, the rummage sale and the Nov. 8 bazaar. After the Sunday service July 12, the congregation, in its turn, will hold the annual meeting to elect new coun- cil leaders and approve the budget for 2015-2016. These votes will prepare the church to chart a course into the future. All are welcome to dine and discuss various topics during the 7:45 a.m. men's breakfast in the Sessions Village dining room and worship in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. United Methodist Church Come to the parking lot sale this Sat- urday at the United Methodist Church beginning at 9 a.m. Name your price on most items and walk away with great bargains. Thenjoin us Sunday morning at UMC for worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Alissa Bertsch Johnson will lead the service and will continue her sermon series on the Book of Acts. Sunday school classes are in recess for the summer months but please mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School, Aug. 16-20. Contact the church office for times and days of other study opportunities. LOOKING 10 years Ago July 14, 2005 John Maticchio, owner of Lenny's Restaurant, was plead- ing with the city of Cheney officials to do something about providing clean, clear drinking water after he experienced on- going problems having cloudy water come from his tap every time he opened the spigot. Cheney had begun to identify its future areas of growth over the next 20 years, singling out State Route 904 north of the city and along Cheney-Spangle Road and Cheney-Plaza Road to the south. Led by seniors Erik Meyer at quarterback and wide receiver Eric Kimball, Eastern Washington University's football team was ranked as high as No; 3 in polls heading into the 2005 season. 20 Years Ago July 13,1995 The city of Spokane received approval for the first stage of a project to build a trail from Spokane to Fish Lake according to a report from the Washington State Department of Transpor- tation. The Cheney City Council approved a contract that would retire the current library bond, opening the way for a planned 1,500 square-foot addition. Domenic Battistella of Rich- land, Wash. turned in a winning time of.19 minutes flat to win the men's title, and Spokane's Lisa Dressel was the top female at 19:13 in the Happy Hoofers fun run. 30 Years Ago July 11, 1985 Fingerprints found on a beer bottle by Cheney police detec- tives linked a former Eastern Washington University student, Sandy Jordan, 22, to an alleged May 21 assault on campus. The dollar amounts con- nected to thefts investigated by the Cheney Police Department dropped substantially over the previous year to $9,617 from $28,048 Police Chief Jerry Gard- ner reported. The head basketball coaches from EWU, Joe Folda, and Cheney High, Denny Hum- phrey, teamed to conduct a well- attended basketball camp. 40 Years Ago July 10, 1975 The city of Cheney was forced to implement its volun- tary water rationing program as the city's water supply dropped from an acceptable 1 million gallons to 500,000 gallons. Cheney was investigating a partnership with EWU for the upcoming Bicentennial that would provide the commu- nity with an outdoor summer theater. The official population of Medical Lake grew to 3,447, up from 3,365 in 1972 according to John Walker, chief of popula- tion studies for the state office of Program Planning and Fiscal Management. 50 Years Ago July 9, 1965 Ground was broken in downtown Medical Lake for a 4,200 square foot supermarket building according to builder .Harlan Douglass who also said the store would be leased to Dick Heyer and Orville Olson. A freak accident involving a lawnmower may have cost a young Cheney boy his foot. The 14-year-old was riding the mower when his foot slipped under it. It would be 10 days before it was known if the foot could be saved. A brother and sister from Medical Lake, Gary and Debra Huff, were among the winners at LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Twenty-five years ago in July 1990, the Cheney Rodeo Association joined the Professional Ro- deo Cowboy Asso- ciation (PRCA) which brought professional cowboys and prize money to the events. Learn more about our area's history at www. I II a swim meet held at the Fairchild Air Force Base pool. Gary Huff claimed four first-place medals while Debra Huff had a collec- tion of second-place finishes. penin continued from page 6 er: Eastern Washington University President Dr. Mary, Cullinan, Sessions Village Commons, 7 a.m. • July 16, Senior Light Fitness, Wren Pier- son Community Center, 9 -- 10 a.m. • July 16, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 - 5), community library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. City of Airway Heights • July 10,2015 Sum- mer Moonlight Movie continued from page 6 chores?" Greg gathered his courage, "I will. Before I go. I promise." The scowling woman mumbled, "At least I won't have you hanging around here all day." She pulled him into the house, slammed the door shut and left me to my- self. On my way home I thought, "Was this a nightmare? Or a woman Series, "Annie," Sunset City Hall Council Cham- Park, dusk. bers, 5:30 p.m. • July 11, Friends • July 14, Comic of the Airway HeightsCrafts; cut, staple, foldand Library Book Sale, Hicks paste recycled co4mics into Open Market, 12435 W.picture frames; grades 4 13th Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 and up, community li- p.m. brary, 2 - 3:20 p.m. • July 11, Let's • July 15, Friends Move Airway Heights, of the Airway Heights Yoke's Fresh Market park- Library Book Sale, Hicks ing lot, 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m. Open Market, 12435 W. • July 12, Friends 13th Ave., 4- 8 p.m. of the Airway Heights Li- • July 16, Play and brary Book Sale, Hicks Learn Storytime (ages 2 Open Market, 12435 W.-- 5), community library, 13th Ave., 11 a.m. -5 p.m. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • July 13, City Council Study Session, City of Medical Lake • July 13 - Super: sized Games, popular games played life-sized, grades 4 and up, commu- nity library, 2 - 3 p.m. • July 14, American Legion Post 196 meeting, Pizza Factory, 6 p.m. • July 14, Medical Lake Masonic Lodge meet- ing, 621 S. Stanley St., 7:30 p.m. • July 15, Heroic Birds .of Prey, West Val- ley's Outdoor Learning HOOT Program, commu- nity library, 10 - 11 a.m. • July 15, Play and Learn Storytime (ages 2 who's confused, or a - no wonder my young 'friend cries. He needs a grandma. What shall I do?" The next morning I remembered what hap- pened several years ago when our family often gathered for dinner at my house. One of the relatives pretended to be helping with the food and sud- denly she would grab the serving dish from my hand and talk loudly for all to hear, "This isn't any good. Don't you know you can't use this?" Long experience told me why she was going through her little speech. I knew it was to embarrass me. All'her life she had needed to prove her "I'm better than you" slogan. Greg's mother remind- ed me of this relative at my family gatherings. Greg's mother must have gone through times in her life when someone trod on her pride and crushed her feelings of self-worth. The person in my family never changed. But what about Greg's mother? For Greg's sake, something in that family must change. Could I be the grandparent he longed for? Could any of us? Luella Dow is a Cheney- area author. She can be reached at c[p@cheneyfreepress. com. - 5), community library, Cheney School 10:30 - 11:30 aan. District • July 15 - July 16, • July 15, School Medical Lake 24-Hour Ten- Board meeting, Betz nis-A,Thon,.high school Elementary School, 6 ~: tennis courts, noon. p.m. TOMLINSON Pete Baccarella 509-953-4598 USAF Retired BUY or SELL? "Committed to Excellence" We offer residential re-roofs, tear-offs, new construction and commercial work. We specialize in: - Composition - Steel - Flat roofing - Aluminum - Copper Call Brad Hemenway at 509.991.4667 for a free estimate today ! License No. BJROOR*885LG