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Page 2 Cheney Free Press i ,i EDUCATION Photo tv Jodi Walker Taking aim Matt Nicholls practices his shot while Jamie Lazares watches on last week during their basic p.e. class at Cheney High School. The class, which is taught by Jerry Wilmot, features archery, tennis, soccer and bowl- ing, split into three-week sections. The class is mandatory for all freshman and sophomores. Fulbright to speak 0050th anniv. Eastern Washington University will host the region's 50th anniver- sary celebration of the Fulbright Program at a special convocation on Monday, Sept. 30. Harriet Mayor Fulbright, wife of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, sponsor of the nation's premier in- ternational exchange program which bears his name, will speak at the convocation at 10 a.m. in the Martin Hall auditorium on Eastern's campus. She will be intro- duced by Thomas S. Foley, former speaker of the U.S. House of Repre- sentatives. The public is invited (admission is free.) Also invited will be the more than 150 Fulbright scholars who live in the region from Sandpoint, Idaho, to Pullman, Wash., and many dig- nitaries and representatives from colleges and universities in the area. Fulbright will speak on "Fifty Years of the Fulbright Experience: Global Understanding, a Doorway to the 21st Century." There are a number of events taking place nationally and interna- tionally to commemorate the Fulbright Program this year, includ- ing a concert by Fulbright alumni performing artists at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; sympo- siums from Bulgaria to New Zealand, Argentina to Nepal; and the issuance of a U.S. postal stamp. It is anticipated that Sept. 30 will be declared Fulbright Program 50th Anniversary Day in Spokane.,by Spokane's mayor and Fulbright Pro- gram Anniversary Day at Eastern by the EWU Board of Trustees. The convocation Sept. 30 at East- ern is the only event scheduled in Eastern Washington that is part of Dr. Lauren Bathurst IN PAIN? 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Responsible for organizing the event each year are faculty members Building upon an amazing record of success, students and fac- ulty at Cheney Middle School are now gearing up for the fourth-an- nual Fund Run. It's the one and only fund-raiser allowed at the school. Individual groups are not allowed to go to the community for money during the year. The Fund Run money goes directly into the school's ASB (As- sociated Student Body) account, and is used for such things as field trips, special assemblies, drama and athletics, not to mention the many prizes students can win through their Fund Run participation. Growth stal)le in district By DAVID REY Sta/lWriter It appears that the Cheney School District's student population experienced little if any growth over last year's enrollment tally. According to the district, the ini- tial enrollment counts showed a deficit of 46 students from the 3,435 full-time enrollees (FTEs) projected in this year's budget. Subsequent counts have shown about 18 addi- tions to the initial total, bringing the count up into the ballpark of the budgeted numbers. While the FTE numbers directly influence the amount of money the state apportions the district, it is not an emergency that the actual num- bers fall beneath the projected num- bers. According to Phil Snowdon, the district's superintendent, the FTE numbers are raised slightly above expectations so if there is an unex- pected influx of new enrollees, the district will be apportioned the money to fund theireducationl needs. Snowdon said the projection numbers are used until January, starting at that time, they switch to actual head count averages pro- vided by the district. If you take into account the precautionary inflation, the district appears to have fairly accurately anticipated actual enroll- ment numbers. "The budget number is strictly a target number," he said. The numbers are close enough to expectations that Snowdon said he is not concerned with them at this time. What does concern him is the enrollment drop-off in the middle elementary grades. At last Wednesday's school board meeting, the district's busi- ness director, David Sackville-West, said the largest drop-off came at the fourth-grade level  44 students. One specific place the district lost kids was in the north-east cor- ner of the district. The Geiger Heights housing area closed re- cently, costing the district many of We're Close To Home   Over .: the years many ,1  families in the Cheney area  have chosen Spokane ' " I  Memorial Gardens as their ! , own cemetery. We're proud of III / our service history to Cheney families. At Spokane Memorial Gardens we strive to keep your cemetery a sanctuary of beauty, peace and quiet. To better serve the growing needs of our area families, we are pleased to announce the beginning of construction of the new Apostles Court Columbarium featuring 624 companion cremation niches. Please call us for free information about burial and cremation options available at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Call Jim Konitzer at 448-2620 for more information. Spokane Memorial Gardens, at 5909 Cheney-Spokane Road, l!  BIB I is a non-profit member of Fairmount Memorial Association. i,,,&immi,,i the 33 students attending Windsor and Garden Springs elementary schools. On the opposite end of things, Sackville-West said the freshman class at Cheney High School consti- tuted the district's largest single class with 320 frosh. In addition, the district's northern-most school, Sun- set Elementar) experienced solid growth over previous levels. Those persons concerned with the Middle School capacity may be comforted by the flattening of growth in those grades. According to Sackville-West, the numbers show a slowdown in the rapid en- rollment growth there. ATTENT Don Eggart and] says the tions is nice, primary level of portant, he says, involved and for the The. contagic year. "You ca sense it," he said. ger every year." Last year, students around, Eggart thirds of the tion (current 860). One dent body gets chance for During the first Run there away; this See Krue SE Cheney Krueger was in the ship Only tion-wide the prestigious tition. Krue in the top 150 UNIQUE SALES & MARKETING Wholesale Prices Distributor Inc ALL WAYS SKIN CARE '" Skin Care ts that contai,, ostrich oil with natural healing Ostrich properties not foundin manufactured producL. CALL TODAY! OSTRICH PRODUCTS (509) 838-6828 72 ! 7 Spotted Road South CheneY, Muppet Treasure U.S. Rating: G Canadian Time: 99 min. 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One favorite of mine was featuring the Moppet rodents in full tacky touristy outfits and put the RAT in Pirate," announces the cruise director as usual, a place has been found for art the Muppat regulars, making cannibal soup, with the introductory line of, "How else movie?" The beauty of Muppets is they don't have egos. Even M'; hand that moves her, as she only plays a small part at the en other hand, their" human counterparts seem to be taking seriously, especially Curry as Long John. Part ol the anying bul a comedy, and often the humor seems is still some fun entertainment here, and with every Shepperton studios in England (including a beach!), digging for. l00ental for Free Membershilg[ Call us at 235-4253 1814 Second St i in ii