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NEIGHBOR NEWS 17 Thursday, August 27, 2015 LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago Sept. 1, 2005 The city of Cheney was considering con- struction of a new north-south arterial by initiating a study called the "North Eighth Street Traffic Circulation Analysis." While starters Erik Meyer at quar- terback and wide receiver Eric Kimble sat out, backup QB Chris Peerboom and receiver Craig McIntyre led the Eastern Washington football team in its final scrimmage prior to meeting San Jose State in the opening game. 20 Years Ago Aug. 31, 1995 Just a handful of residents showed up at the Cheney Planning Commission meeting to discuss the new application for the Golden Hills housing development. The Cheney School Board approved the 1995-96 budget of $21.98 million. Marcia Mecklenburg was named as the new head cross country coach at East- ern Washington University, coming to Cheney after nine seasons as an assistant coach at Washington State University. 30 Years Ago Sept. 5, 1985 The Cheney branch of the Seattle First National Bank became the first lo- cal institution to install cash machines. A number of Cheney citizens met to discuss the problem of vandalism at the Fairview Cemetery. 40 Years Ago Aug. 28, 1975 Dwayne Paul will meet Tom Show- alter, and Harold Edgett will square off against Ray Hamel in November for Cheney City Council races following the results of the primary election that eliminated a pair of challengers, Ray Soltero and Brooks Murphy. LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Seventy-five years ago, Cheney Fire Department's new fire truck and pumper from Peter Pirsch and Son of Kenosha Wisconsin arrived by train on September 4, 1940. Learn more about our area's history at www.cheneymuseum,org. A Medical Lake man, 40-year-old Gordon Johnston, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after he allegedly wrestled with three Cheney police officers for 25 minutes at the police station. Paul Harris caught six passes for 156 yards and Ken Merrill made 14 unas- sisted tackles as Cheney opened the football season with a 49-0 nonleague victory over visiting Colfax. 50 Years Ago Sept. 4, 1965 Cheney Superintendent of Schools William Riggs assured residents that the ongoing freeway construction near Four Lakes would not interfere with district busses. Canvassers from the Spokane Coun- ty Assessor's office were seen in the Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights and unincorporated areas of the county updating property assessments. Eastern Washington State College football players were ready to begin practice Sept. 6 under third-year head coach Dave Holmes. After going winless in the two years before his arrival, Holmes was 3-6 in his first year at EWSC and 5-4 in 1964, CHURCHES Cheney United Church of Christ Join us at Cheney United Church of Christ for our Annual Ice Cream Social following ser- vices this Sunday, Aug. 30. Pas- tor David Krueger-Duncan will preside at the 10 a.m: service. Choir practice will begin on Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. Contact music director Kate Sloan at 481-5234 for information. Everyone is welcome to par- ticipate in our weekly services and all of our activities. St. Paul's Episcopal Church A welcoming haven, nour- ishing all God's people in body, mind and spirit. Holy Communion Sunday at 10 a.m., returning in September to our traditional II a.m. service. The Rev. Christine Soule will preside, JW Dalton will preach. Fellowship breakfast is Thurs- day at 7:30 a.rrL atthe parish hall. Come, bring a friend and enjoy good fellowship. For your contemplafior "Sire- plidty. When we are truly in this interior simplicity our whole ap- pearance is franker, more natural. This true simplicity ... makes us conscious of a certain openness, gentleness, innocence, gaiety, and serenity, which is charming when OBITUARIES we see it near to and continually, with pure eyes. O, how amiable this simplicity is! Who will give it to me? I leave all for tlais. Iris the Pearl of the Gospel," Francois Fendort United Methodist Church Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. and is led by the Rev. Alissa BertschJohnso Shewillbe wraigping up her sermon series on the Book of Acts this Sunday. Looking ahead the fall schedule will begin on Sept. 13 with Sunday school classes at 9 a,m. followed by worship at 10 a.m. Children's chime choir, the handbell choir and the chancel choir, will all resume practice on Sept. 9. Please contact the church of- fice for times and days of Bible study groups or for other church informatiorL Juanita Nelson Once upon a time, there wasn't a day that went by when Juanita Nelson didn't make a new friend. It's quite possible you've known her your whole life; per- haps you rode horses together as young girls, went to school with her, or played alongside her in the high school band. Maybe you met her at a Cheney Chamber of Commerce meeting, a woodworking class, the golf course, or at the casino on a Tuesday morning as she enjoyed Senior Day. Maybe you met her at the Peace- ful Pines Campground as she made her way across the road on her 10-speed bike, popping in to see if you were comfortable and if you had everything you needed. Perhaps, she met you along the way on one of her many adventures she shared with her husband through the years. No matter where you met her, thanks to her charm and grace, she would leave your presence knowing the most interesting and mundane things about you, yet somehow she made you feel like the most exciting person in the world. Her brilliant smile and hearty laugh were sured friend. She will be but small measures of the dearly missed, but not zest she carried with her forgotten. throughout her life. Juanita is survived She was as vibrant as by her three children: she was kind, as clever Janice Sanders (Lon- as she was congenial, hie), Butch Nelson and as optimistic as (Gail) and Linda Olsen she was tenacious. She (Paul) as well as her was a devoted wife, seven grandchildren mother, "Grammy," and seven great-grand- sister, aunt and trea- children: Rosemary Schafer Thomas Rosemary Schafer Thomas, age 85, Medi- cal Lake, Wash., passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 at her home. She was born on March 9, 1930, in Medical Lake, the daughter of the late John Schafer and Stel!a Croswell Schafef. In addition to her parents;: she is preced-Ky.; Sheila Thomas, lis)Th0mas, Cherish ed in death by her sis- ters: Alice Hughes and Ethel Phillips, son in- law Harold Miracle and granddaughter Jaclyn Thomas. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Hubert Thomas; daugh- ters Diana (Ted) Dewey of Reardan, Wash.; Cyn- thia Miracle of Calvin, sons Jack Thomas ~ind Brian (Patty) Thomas all from Medical Lake; sister Helen Barber of Medical Lake; grand- children: Shawn (Jenni- fer) Dewey, Travis (He- leen) Dewey, Damon (Jodie) Dewey, Matthew Miracle, Mary Miracle, Megan Miracle, Brenda Thomas, Dylan (Mari- Thomas, Briana (Justin) Alderman, and Ryan Thomas; great-grand- children: Dallas Dewey, Dallton Dewey, Darien Dewey, Brody Dewey, Chase Dewey, Kimberly Dewey, Madelyn Dew- ey, and Macey Alder- man; a special friend of many years, Sally Addy, a host of nieces Stephen C. Hiatt Stephen C. Hiatt, 50, passed away in his sleep on Aug. 19, 2015 at his home in Medical Lake. He was born Jan. 30, 1965 in Stuttgart, Ark. He attended Hernando High School and enlist- continued from page 6 her Master of Divinity in 2005. It was at Claremont where she met her husband, Stephen Johnson, who also earned his Master of Divin- ity degree there. He is now serving as an ordained min- ister at the Central United Methodist Church in down- town Spokane. Johnson spent her first nine years in ministry serv- ing as the United Methodist campus minister at two universities. It takes a lot of energy and ingenuity to be an effective youth pastor, whereas leading a commu- ed in the Air Force in 1994. Stephen served 10 years in the Air Force and worked as a long haul truck driver for 17. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR. Stephen is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hiatt; children, Cas- sandra, Katie and Carl his mother, Kathleen Hiatt; sisters, Debbie Hignite and Lisa Hiatt; brother, Andrew Hiatt. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl E. Hiatt. nity congregation requires a more complex skill-set. She laughs when relating the story of one of her in- terviews for the position in Cheney, "They asked me, 'Can you work with people over 24 years oldT" So how did she end up in Cheney? Her father was a career Navy officer and was stationed in Florida, District of Columbia, California and Bonn, Germany. When it was time for him to retire in 1993, the family decided to settle in the Spokane area. So, when the opening at the Cheney church became available in 2014, Johnson jumped at the chance to come home. After all, her parents are members there. The church is already packing them in, so John- son must be doing some- thing right. Still, she has a lot of plans for moving this friendly church forward and emphasizes that to be an effective leader, "You've got to meet people where they are at." With her com- passion, enthusiasm and energy, there is no doubt that she is doing just that. Luella Dow is a Cheney- area author. She can be reached at Lea Simpson is assisting her. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Washington State Veterans Ceme- tery in Medical Lake. Cheney Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrange- ments. and nephews, relatives and friends. Ball and Dodd Funer- al Home is entrusted in the 0rrangements. Ser- vices will be held at a later Serving gle kt Rains Locally owned & operated Tank pumping & maintenance Baffle inspection System inspection for home sale Drain cleaning Drain field installation License #602872994 DENTAL CLINIC Bruce C. Tollllon, DDS NORTHERN QUEST PRESE NTS BUY TICKETS AT NORTHERNQUEST, COM SPONSORED BY ,ORTHEnt U E ST I ~=~....RESORT & GAS NO 877.871.6772 SPOKANE, WA