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[] Lake_ Thursday, August 26, 1982 CheneyFreePress Page 5 1982 Ileal Lake, was fined R. Reinier, t for speeding, Patrick was fined $30 for Elder, Spokane, was Peeding and driving was fined $25 J. Keller, Airway speeding. Laura A. $20 far speeding. Lake, was fined an expired vehicle Vman Lake, was fined an expired vehicle t, Medical Lake, was Rosaland R. Robello, Or to hear a charge id Operators license. Lake, entered "arge of creating a a trial date set for Julagay, Medical leas to charges of substance, minor g while intoxicated. Aug. 30. H> i . Cranes are numerous in Medical Lake these days as private contractors and city crews work on a variety of projects. In the photo above, a contractor wrestles with a chunk of super. heavy basalt rock on Brower Street, future site of the new post office. Residents there have asked the council for assistance in installing new water pipes on their property while work is underway there (see council story this page). Pine Lodge in training Washington's Department of Cor- rections and Natural Resources have agreed to establish and train a crew of Pine Lodge Corrections Center inmates for state fire fighting and forestry work. The one-year agreement, which was approved Aug. 3, will make the center at Medical Lake the sixth corrections department institution to provide men for state crews which help protect 12.5 million acres of state and private land from wildfires. Under terms of the agreement, the corrections department will provide at least eight inmates for fire crew assignments. Natural resources department officials expect to train 18 inmates for duties in a 10-man crew. The inmates will perform firefighting and forestry work under the control of a natural resources department super- visor and corrections department officers. "This new Pine Lodge crew will help the department to respond faster to forest fires on state-protected land in Eastern Washington," he said. Amos Reed, corrections department secretary, said the program "can save tax dollars and give inmates some useful training and a chance to do something productive while serving their prison time." Toddler race set fc r today Today at 2 p.m. parents of toddlers ages three and under can enjoy some playful "competition" at Waterfront Park. Park and Recreation Aide Jeanette Antunez said the races for children will involve a mini-obstacle course, a crawl- ing race and a walking race for those toddlers who still need those two helpful fingers to cross the finish line. Registration fee for the contest is $2. All collected fees will be returned to the mini-athletes in the form of refresh- ments and prizes for participation. For more information contact the Medical Lake Park and Recreation Department at 299-5250. Price jumps on LID project Talk of present and possible future construction projects dominated the July 17 city council meeting chaired by Mayor Pro-tem Jim Roloff. With a skeleton crew council, mem- bers Ken Davis and George Ramsey being absent along with Mayor Don Johns, the remaining council members, including new member Art Kulibert, discussed the proposed LID for Martin Street residents. Councilman Wayne Olsen reported that the public works committee was concerned that the $4 limit placed on the LID by Martin Street residents would not be sufficient to meet the total cost package of the proposed curbing project. During the meeting, Olsen and Acting City Administrator Laurence Stockton detailed expenses in the project which could push the price up to $4.50 per foot. In addition to the basic construction costs, the cost of establishing the LID, publication of legal notices, legal fees, engineering designs and inspection costs could send the cost of the project higher than originally anticipated, they said. Councilmembers indicated that local city crew services would be used when possible to offset the costs, but they felt the $4.50 figure was a more "realistic" price tag for the .project. Acting on this information, the city fathers then approved an amendment rescinding the original resolution and approved a new amendment which included the higher cost estimate. A public hearing on the lAD issue is scheduled for Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. In other construction-related mat- ters, the council heard requests from Brower Street residents Bob Bloom and Don Allen for assistance with water pipe installation to their homes. The two men told the council that the old water pipe runniag through their back yards is insufficient for their water needs. Because pipe installation is currently under way on Brower Street, where private contractors are working on the new post office, the men asked the council if the city might assist them in installing new water pipes to their property, while construction is under- way City Code Enforcement Otficer Earl Davis told the council that he estimated it would cost the residents about $2,000 to dig through the basalt rock and install new lines. Davis said residents on Brower Street and three other areas in the city have the similar problem of old pipe ]aid cut in such a mannger that meter readings must be shared and water pressure is often a problem. Following the meeting, Davis said the council's decision on the matter could help to establish a standard through which the other problem areas could be addressed sometime in the future. The council, after hearing the men's requests for assistance, referred the matter to the public works committee. sey sisters ma','ied at FA FB George Ramsey of Medical Lake, July 31 was a daughters Loretta Sue and Angela Bethene were grooms in two consecutive ceremonies held at Force Base Chapel. Cael, son of John and Jan Cael of Veradale, were a.m. ceremony officiated by Pastor Max Geisdorf. and organist Jody Burcham provided the musical the ceremony. 1981 graduate of Medical Lake High School currently wore a satin gown with chiffon slip and a lace coat Collar. The coat had full lace sleeves and pearl buttons coat. A three-quarter length lace veil with pearl wedding outfit. by the bride were a bouquet of baby's breath, white roses and yellow daisies. Her attendants carried ; blue, yellow and white silk roses. Her matron of honor, wore a blue dress with lace collar and sleeves. Nolte, Christine Cael and Sandra Ramsey wore white lace and white hats with blue ribbons. Jason ringbearer and wore a white tuxedo. accompanied the maid of honor in a navy blue Shirt. Ushers Don Hart, Gibb Guillet and Lynn Jordan dresses in dusty rose with silk tops. Each of Angela's attendants wore a head wreath of pink and white rose buds and carried bouquets of white and pink roses and lilac carnations. Junior bridesmaid Sandra Ramsey and flower girl Alicia Reid wore dresses made by the bride's mother. Their gowns had long full skirts and sleeves in lilac dotted swiss accented by lace trim and collar. Her attendants were accompanied by best man Richard Reid, groomsmen Bill Bauman, Harold Reid, Jim Olson and Dan Pederson. Jason Luellen was the ringbearer. Following the ceremony, the couple joined the Cael's for a joint reception. At the reception, the two couples entertained guests with a live band and dancing. Finger foods and a three-tiered cake with pink roses were served with the able assistance of Judy and Everett Anderson and both parents of, the two couples. After their wedding, the Reids departed for a week-long sojourn to Maul before returning to their home in Medical Lake. Todd and Loretta Cael Angle and Gary Reid both weddings consisted of white parasol two candelabras and several large flower the chapel. the couple departed in a chauffeur-driven d Air Force Base Officer's Club where a joint 3 to 6 p.m. honeymoon to Canada. which included a trip from the Victoria, B.C. on to Vancouver. B.C. and Fairmont Couple returned to their home in Spokane. Todd, a Valley High School in 1980. will continue his .hool. g, Angela Bethene and Gary William Reid Pastor Geisdorf in a 2 p.m. afternoon ceremony. Is the son of Harold and Betty Reid. A graduate of and Eastern Washington University, Gary is banker for the Medical Lake branch of Rainier is also a Medical Lake High School graduate in her where she is majoring m special education. Angela wore an all-lace white gown with a full hoop The gown was accented by bell sleeves coming the lower arm with pearl designs on the bodice of the igh lace collar, tier veil was full-length and raised over accented with a blusher. Flower trim and lace accented They directed the committee to investi- gate possible ways in which the city might be able to help the property owners and to further study the legality of any financial assistance from the city. During the meeting, Roloff reported that he and Stockton would attend a meeting in Spokane concerning the approval of an additional one-half cent local sales tax option. Saying, "Mayor Don Johns said we will oppose the tax unless the county decides to go with it," Roloff said that Medical Lake would not institute the tax option on its own at this time. Medical Lake is not unlike many other cities in the stae, who have opted to let the county make the first move in imposing the proposed tax. According to a memo released by Stan Finkel- stein, assistant director of the Associa- tion of Washington Cities, the legisla- ture imposed the first one-half cent sales tax option in 1970 in "recognition on the part of the state of the need for local governments to have a broader based revenue structure." According to the memo, the problem with the original tax is that "because the yield of the tax is dependent on the level of commercial activity within the jurisdiction's boundaries, a number of cities and towns have been unable to generate sufficient revenues from the tax to meet their needs." In an effort to equalize the revenue generated, the new sales tax option would be established and guarantee each city and town a minimum of 70 percent of the statewide average per capita yield for all cities anti towns ($42.35). Under the proposal, 35 percent of the state-levied motor vehicle excise tax would be allocated to a "sales and use tax equalizalion fund." Cities imposing the one-half cent tax would have this percentage diverted to the equalization fund. Cities not imposing the tax option would not make any contribution to the fired. According to Finkelstein, 35 percent of the motor vehicle excise tax allocated 1o the cities and towns "'equals approximately $4.60 per cap- ita. If all cities and towns were to impose tim additional one-half cent sales tax, the 35 percent diversion would produce about 19 million dollars per year for the sales and use tax equalization fund." Monies in the fund would be allocated to those cities receiving less than 70 percent of the state-wide sales tax yield of $29.65, based on the previous year's figures. Based on 1981 sales tax figures, FARMERS lille I ..... 00Owl Pharmacy 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ._. . Mon.-Sat. MEDICAL LAKE 299-6113 CHENEY 238-8441 ISpokane # 838-6678) (00REA T NEWS FOR DIETERS! Now you can eat the foods you love without gaining starch calories Alpha Amylase $9.50 50 tablets .... If-- ALPHA-AMYLASE INHIBITOR FOR YOUR INFORMATION CHECK OUR BACK TO SCHOOl. SAI.E L by the bride were a bouquet of pink and white roses of the valley and white baby carnations. Baird and bridesmaids Stacy Phillips, Laurie and Holly Haugen wore long spaghetti-strapped which were higher than normal be  cause of construction at the three state institutions, Medical Lake's sales tax was $75,767. The per capita sales tax for 1981 was $21.16. Under the proposed fund, the city would contribute $16,468 to the fund. If the sale tax option is eventually approved the city would receive $30,394 from the fund and a total receipt of $195,854 when yields from both one-half cent sales tax are figure In other council matters city fathers: --Asked the public works committee to investigate the reason for a 40 percent increase in the city's light bill from Washington Water Power. Even though rates have been raised 15 percent and the cost of new sodium street lights are being paid for, Council- man Dave Seagrave said the jump from $750 or $800 a month to $1,150 a month needed to be reviewed. Churches Lake City Assembly of God "'Fellowship of the Unashamed'" 400 East Grace 299-3139 SUNDAY SERVICES 8:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9.'30 a.m. School of the Bible 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship 6:00 p.m. Praise ,9 Prayer Wed., 7 p.m. Family Night Bryan Arneson, Pastor 299-3139 M.L. Community Church N. 203 Washington 299-3286 Sunday School 9:45 Worship Hour 11:00 Family Night 7:00 Wednesday Christ Centered Bible Believing Max Geisdorf, Pastor (IFCAI St. John's Lutheran Church Worship Hour I0:00 a.m. Sunday School closed for summer Wayne Olsen, Pastor 299-4771 S. 223 Hallett, Med. Lake, 2994114 St. Anne Catholic Church MASSES Sat. 6p.m. - Sun. 8:30  lOam Holy Days 9 a.m. & 7 p.m, Father Bernard Schiller E. 708 Lake, Meal. Lake, 299-3585 Guess who is out in front with fiber optic communications? Well, ahem, we are. In all the Inland Pacific Northwest. And it was our pleasure to introduce optical fiber communications. We started in May 1981 and plan to finish this fall in Eastern Washington. This new technology -- involving tiny, non-metalic optical fibers -- greatly expands our system's voice circuits.., duplicates some cop- per cables to avoid interruptions.., expands our long-distance cap- abilities.., makes telephone service better for you. And we intend to keep improving all the time to serve you better. Telephone Utilities of Washington Inc. EASTERN wASHINGTON DIVISION: 111 "A" STREET CHENEY, WASHINGTON 99004 An equal opportunity employee.