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NEIGHBOR NEWS CHENEY FREE PRESS --1 Thursday, August 20, 2015 LOOKING :K 10 Years Ago Aug. 25, 2005 Eastern Washington University ex- pected another record enrollment school officials said as 1,547 new students would boost total numbers to 9,775. It would be the 13th consecutive quarter the school experienced all-time high attendance. Medical Lake Public Works Director Doug Ross submitted his six-year street improvement plan to the City Council for their review. Erik Meyer completed 5-of-6 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown during his time on the field in EWU's first scrim- mage of fall football. 20 Years Ago Aug. 24, 1995 Opening statements and testimony were heard in the trial of Cheney attorney Steven Miller, accused of using undue influence to acquire the entire $1 million estate of his client, Mamie Ottomeier. A massive street repair project cost- ing over $900,000 was underway in Cheney and included reconstructing parts of Presley Drive and G Street along with repaving Washington Street. The 1995 edition of the Cheney Black- hawks football team were being put to the test in initial drills by head coach Tom Oswald as they prepared or their first competition in a Sept. 7 jamboree. LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM One hundred years ago in August 1915, W.J. Findley almost lost his life while swimming in Fish Lake. He went too deep and was gOing clown when rescued by Will Houck and Owen Florin. Learn more about our area's history at ing contest would be against Califor- Cardinals who were preparing to meet 30 Years Ago nia State-Chico. Mead in their season opener. Aug. 29, 1985 A timber and grass fire near Spotted and 40 Years Ago 50 Years Ago Griffin roads, reportedly started by a burn- Aug. 21, 1975 Aug. 27, 1965 ing barrel, briefly threatened five homes but The Cheney City Council submitted a Persistent rains put a 10-day halt to was brought under control by crews from letter to the secretary of the state Depart- the wheat harvest in the area with lower Spokane County Fire District 3. ment ofSocialand Health Services showing grade wheat a Concern to area farmers. School board members heard from a its support for the Cheney Care Center. Cheney Superintendent of Schools group called Cheney Concerned Citizens Area wheat harvest was underway William Riggs addressed the Cheney City who expressed their desire that religious with some farmers reporting substantial Council asking them to consider lowering freedom be maintained in schools, increases in yield. One individual said the height of Sixth Street in front of the new For the second year in a row, the his harvest would increase to 77 bushels high school, saving the district approxi- EWU football team was scheduled toper acre, up from 30 in 1974. mately $6,000 in its construction costs. meet a teamnicknamed the Wildcats With All-Northeast A League half-Efforts were successful to reattach in its season opener. While the 1984 back Greg Dunn returning, Medicalthe severed foot belonging to a 14-year- opener took place between Eastern Lake head football coach Bob Jundt old teen injured in a July 2 lawnmower and Central Washington, the upcom-said the outlook was good for hisaccident. CHURCHES Cheney Community es will be furnished. You YouTube at Emmanuel Lu- Church are welcome to join us for theran Church, Cheney. Cheney Community this time of fellowship. Emmanuel wishes to Church is holding a yardCelebrate Recoverythank the community for sale this week at the chuw_G meets at the church on partidpating and supporting Friday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. Tuesday evenings, 6:30 our Vacation Bible School and Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. in the lower level program last week., and to a.m. of good bargains, fellowship hall. For more the Lutherhaven staff for large and small. Enter via information regardingleading the week's activities. the Second Street entrance, any of these events call the Mark your calendars for Sunday, Aug. 23, we church office at 235-4841. "Rally Day" Sunday, Sept. join several other Cheney 13. We will meet at 10:30 churches at 10 a.m. at Sut- Emmanuel Lutheran a.m. for prayer and offering ton Park on Sixth Street Church and then head out into the for "Church in the Park." Emmanuel Lutheran community for our annual There will be music, a Church welcomes you for "CKKi's Work, Our Hands" message and good fellow- adult education at 9 a.m. community service event. ship followed by a potluck and worship at 10:30 a.m. lunch. Those attending are Sunday, Aug. 23. You may St. Paul's Episcopal asked to bring salads, side also watch our pastors' ser-Church dishes and desserts. The mons at our website www. A welcoming haven, main entr6e and beverag- or on nourishing all God' s people in body, mind and spirit. Our Sunday morning Holy Communion service will begin at 10 a.m., return- ing in September to our traditional U a.m. service. Fellowship breakfast resumes Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 a.m. Come, bring a friend and enjoy good fellowship. For your contemplation: "I dwellin possibility, a fairer house than prose, more nu- merous of windows, supe- rior of doors. Of chambers, as the cedars- impregnable of eye; and for an everlasting roof the gables of the sky. Of visitors- the fairest-- for oc- cupation - this- the spread- continued from page 6 dicament. He shook his orful toys. "See? Watch head, stared at the floor him. Shhh." They waited ing you in. Maybe, after and gripped his fingernails while the dog carefully you've had time to remem- so hard they began to leave placed each toy in the box, ber, you'll tell us." marks on the palms of his looked up at his audience For. two days, life was hands, and wagged his tail. a nightmare for Porter. He The policemen walked Porter moaned, "He beggedtheofficerstolethim into his cell. "Come along, stole them, my dog stole go home. He had asked his Porter. You must see this." those toys!" neighbor, TomHutrhings, to Porter mumbled to himself The officer said, "No, take care of the dog, hoping and frowned. "Now what?" he didn't." Conner was in good hands. With Tom also in the squad Porter began to argue, He said to himself, "Have I car, they drove Porter to his "What do you mean? We done this in my sleep? Did I house and motioned for saw him." fall back on some old family him to be quiet: His dog The policemen were trait to rob people?" came around the corner laughing by now. "Porter, On the third day, carrying a box in his mouth, your dog is a purebred. neighbor Tom Hutchings The d6g eased into the old He's been bred to guard came to visit Porter in his shed and set the box near small items like these. He's cell. Tom was excited. He the door. One of the officers done a remarkable job of grinned and laughed and whispered, "Just watch, keeping them safe." kept saying, "You'll never Don't say anything. Shhh." Porter growled, "Yeah, believe this, Porter. Just Porter's dog disap- he sent me to jail." wait until you see." peared around the comer, Neighbor Tom said, Porter could see noth- then suddenly appeared "My brother owns a busi- ing funny about his pre- with a mouthful of col- ness using dogs like this. continued from page 6 • Aug. 26, Friends of the Airway Heights Library • Aug. 22, 2015 Airway Book Sale, Hicks Open Heights Festival, Sunset Market, 12435 W. 13th Park, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Ave., 4 - 8 p.m. • Aug. 22, Friends of the • Aug. 27, Play and Airway Heights Library Learn Storytime (ages 2 Book Sale, Hicks Open -- 5), community library, Market, 12435 W. 13th 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Aug. 27, Sons of the - 5), community library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cheney School District • Aug. 27,No HostOpen House, Betz Elementary School, 4 - 6 p.m. Medical Lake School • Aug, 23, Friends of the Airway Heights Library Book Sale, Hicks Open Market, 12435 W. 13th Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Aug. 25, City Council meeting, City Hall Coun- cil Chambers, 5:30 p.m. District American Legion meet- • Aug. 25, School Board ing, American Legion meeting, Medical Lake Post 72, 116 College Ave., Middle School.Library, 6 6p.m. City of Medical Lake • Aug. 26, Play and Learn Storytime (ages 2 - 8 p.m. • Aug. 27, Open House, Medical Lake Middle Schoo'l, 6 - 7 p.m. West Plains Christian Fellowship is a place where people are: Casual in appearance...Friendly in nature...Single-minded in devotion toGod Join us this coming Sunday at 10 a.m 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 IS THIS SUNDAY N w+ E How long have you had this one, Porter?" '~Two months, that's all. I sure got the wrong dog." Porter could hardly talk. Neighbor Tom contin- ued, "No, Porter, you have a great dog. My brother can show you how to train this dog to do what you want. I had just enough time with him to see how smart he is. Conner wiU be your pal and helper for years to come." Porter felt the soft nudge of Conner's presence at his side. "Okay, my friend," Porter said. "You and I are both going to school. I can get there first!" Luella Dow is a Cheney- area author. She can be reached at ing wide my narrow hands son. There is always a to gather paradise." Emily time for fellowship fol- Dickinson. lowing the service. There will be an or- United Methodist ganizational meeting for Church this year's commtmity coat Many thanks to all who drive on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at participated in and/or thechurch. Interested folks helpedwiththispastweek's from other churches or Vacation Bible School at the community members who United Methodist Church. It would like to get involved was a wonderful, spirit filled are welcome to attend. week leaming about facing Please contact the challenges with God's help. church office for times and Sunday worship is at days of Bible study groups 10 a.m. and is led by the or for general information Rev. Alissa Bertsch John- about the church. The best chicken and fish in town/ Complete Conventional Oil Change/Lube/ Inspection Includes: Conventional Oil Change, up to 5 quarts oil Replace Oil Filter Chassis Lube Fluid Level Checks Inspection of Belts/Hoses/Air FilterFI]re Pressure Standard wheel base vehicles only. Diesels extra. Disposal fee additional $3. (Some oil filters extra) PLUS RECEIVE OUR 16 POINT INSPECTION 1. Frontwheelbeadngs 9. Shocks 2. Emergency Brake 10. Steering/front end condition 3. Exhaust System 11. U-joints & final drive 4. Hoses 12. Drive DeI~S 5. Clutch 13. Wioers 6. Horn 14. Light system 7. Alignment evaluation based on tire wear 15. Oil Leaks 8. Cooling System 16. Fluio condition and levels Expires 8/31/15 Must Present Coupon Side Orders: • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy • Corn Green Beans • Macaroni & Cheese • Potato Wedges Mitchell's Tully's Co ,. eat BN, We Honestb 116 W. 1st, Cheney, WA. 235-4222 LAKE Bruce DDS EVER Y DAY! ONLINE AT