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Page 6 Free Press Thursday, September 27, 2012 OF CABBAGES AND KINGS Richard Graham, a good fellow to know By LUELLA Dew Graham raises pigeons. We ContribUtor asked, "Do you name them?" [f Richard Graham tells you, He said, "No, why should [?" "I've been around the world a With an earlier flock of pigeons couple of times," you'd better be- he had named a couple of them. lieve him because it's true. He can One he called Black Eye and an- name more countries in a minute other Graybutt. Since these might or two than a person has fingers have both been lady pigeons we and toes to count them. are glad they did not know their Here's a few: Vietnam, Thai- names. Graham said pigeons will land, Cambodia, Germany, Italy, find their way home from as far Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, away as the Washington coast to Spain, Portugal, five years in Iraq, Cheney. In fact, he said, "They can Iran and Afghanistan. Are you beat me home from Seattle by two dizzy yet? or three hours." Graham, who retired from the The Grahams have twin cats Army as a Staff Sergeant, said, "I who seem to favor cuddling with wasintheservicefor16years, eight Dolores. They are strictly house months and 23 days. Then I spent cats with silky fur and unique seven years in the reserves." personalities. Their names are Because Of his five years in Iraq Suzie and Q. Maybe the reason with temperature degrees in the they prefer Dolores' lap is that 150s, Graham became acclimated Richard might decide to call them to the intense heat. But, it was a something more exotic. shock to suddenly embark from As well as raising pigeons, an airplane into Afghanistan at Graham likes to work on cars. Me- temperatures hovering in that chanics and electrical challenges mid-150 range, are his forte. He said, "I went to Graham said, "I was born and work when I was a sophomore in raised in the city in California." high school and have worked ever Before coming to Cheney, Richard since. I've done maintenance since Graham and his wife Dolores spent [ was 9 years old." He obviously about 20 years living in Spokane has a talent for it. When Graham and on the coast. Now, they have was 12 years old an elderly friend a quiet country home a few milGs promised Graham he would give from Cheney. him, upon his death, his 1932 Duce Contributed photo Richard Graham raises pigeons and his wife Dolores cuddles with their house cats, Suzie and Q. Ford coupe. The day Graham brought the car home his father said, "You're not going to keep that car." He promptly sold it. Looking back at some of the obstacles and hard times in his life, Richard Graham has used them for building strength instead of stum- bling blocks. Richard Graham, a good fellow to know. Luella Dew is a Cheney-area author who can be reached at Iotsaplots@aol. Gem, 'Harvey' launches StageWest theater season By BECKY THOMAS S ffRepoaer StageWest Community Theatre is back with the first production of their 2012-13 seasol~ "Harvey" is a comedy featuring a man and his best friend, a giant invisible rabbit. The play, written by Mary Chase, has been performed for nearly 70 years and was the basis for a movie starring Jimmie Stewart in 1950. -,~ StageW.est director Patty Steen and her cast Of volunteer actors and support staff brings "Harvey" to the West Plains starling Friday, Sept. 28 on the stage at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, at 639 Elm St. in Cheney. The production runs the next weekends. The cast featul~ some StageWest veterans:Phil West is Elwood Dowd, a wealthy, eccentric man who always has Harvey by his side. Melinda Reid as Veta Simmons is Dowd's sister, who has had it with her brother's antics and tries to get him commiRed. Of course, things don't go quite as planned. After a major actor had to drop out of the production, Steen said newcomer Tracey Rice stepped up and into the role of Veta's daughter. Rice is a veteran actor, Steen said, but a new face for StageWest. "My cast; they've developed such a camaraderie amongst themselves, it's like, we can do this," Steen said. The cast and crew have been hard at work since July, and they're finally ready for the premiere this Friday. Tickets are available for pre-sale for $12 each or $10 each when purchasing five or more. Tickets will also be avail- able at the door for $12 each. Students, seniors and children under 12 get in for $8 each. Showtimes are 7 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 3 p.m .for Sunday matinees. Dates are Sept. 28, 29 and 30 and Oct. 5, 6, 7, 13 and 14. For tickets or more information, call StageWest at 768-2150 or email stagewestct@yahoo.com. More details about "Harvey" can also be found on their website, www.stageweslct.org. Becky Thomas can be reached at be ch ewress.mm CHURCHES United Church of Christ At the Cheney United Church of Christ Sept. 30, the fifth Sunday of the month, two unusual things will hap- pen. First, the Rev. George Abrams will be our substitute preacher during the worship service. Secondly, bring your favorite apple concoction to share - apple cake, apple cookies, apple cider, apple fritters, apple pie, apple sauce, apple whatever. TheSunday servicebegins at 10a.m., and all areinvited to attend. Child care is available in the Christian Education building from 15 minutes before the service to 15 minutes ~ard. School-age children are invited to go to class in the Christian Ed building partway through the service or to attend the entire service with their parents. Following worship we'll gather in FelloWship Hall for the apple festival, which will be our Fifth Sunday celebration. are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or visit us online at cheneyumc.org. Emmanuel Lutheran Church Gather for worship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the Sev- enteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Christian education for all ages begins at 9 a.m. Emmanuel is partidpating as one of many "drop off" destinations for the communities "Coats4Kids" coat drive ttmmghThursday,(X-t 19. Pleasebiingyour genflyused coats and place them in the box at the back of the sazKtuary. Emmanuel will host StageWest Community Theatre's production of "Harvey" on Friday and Saturday Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees will be at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. United Methodist Church Please join us for a special service Sunday this week at the Cheney United Methodist Church. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. and will be a shortened service to allow time for the congregation to do God's work in the community. Visitations, yard work, cookie baldng~ letter writing are all possible service projects to be accomplished following the worship service. All are invited to re~-n to the church at about noon for a time of fellowship and sharing. Christian education dasses for all ages are available each Sunday with classes at 9 a.m. for children and youth. An adult Bible study da2~s begins at 8:30 a.m For additional information about Cheney United Methodist Church please call the church office at 2354600. The church is located at 204 Fourth St. Church office hours St. Paul's Episcopal Church All are welcome. A welcoming haven, nourishing all God's people in body, mind and spirit. The Eigthteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Eucharist at 11 a.m., Rev. Christine Soule preside. Child care is available. Welcome back, E3had students. The College Monday night dinners will resume Monday, Oct. 1, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please come, learn, share and be in- spired Narcotics Anonymous meets in the Parish Hail each Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. Fellowship Breakfast every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Join us for good food, fellowship and discussion. Come and bring a friend. See Churches page 8 MEDICAL LAKE DENTAL CLINIC LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago Oct. 2, 2002 After a month of negotiating terms, the city of Cheney and Eastern Washington University agreed on the split the two will see out ofnew parking meters. On a non-residential section of Washington Street EWU would see a 60-40 split of proceeds with the city. Meters were expected to produce $200-$250 per year. Parking ticket revenue would be split 50-50. A recent court decision in Moses Lake may have paved the way for a simple vote of two residents to approve annexation of 97 acres of land south of the railroad tracks. Just two residentS lived on the property owned by Steve Emtman. Prior to the court decision it took approval by 60 percent of a parcel's residents. A 20-year fixture in downtown Spokane, Cyrus O'Learv's Pies recently moved its manufacturing facility to the West Plains on a parcel of property lo- cated along Hayford Road south of U.S. 2 in Airway Heights. Playing on the artificial turf of Spokane's Joe Albi Stadium not only produced a 35-18 Greater Spokane League victory for Mr. Spokane over Cheney but also saw the Blackhawks possibly lose their starting quar- terback to a broken arm. Eastern Washington University's No. 18 ranked volleyball team was preparing to take its perfect record (15-0, 2-0 Big Sky) on the road, but that was nothing See Looking Back page 8 Cheney Church of the Nazarene 338 Betz Roa~L235-6261 Spiritual Growth Classes 9:15 for all ages Worship 10:30 a.m. Midweek activities IWednesdav for childrefi teens ano adults Cheney Community Church SUNDAY Worshio Service...10:00 a.m. TUESDAY The Bridge - Youth...6:30 o.m. WEDNESDAY AWANA Clubs...6:30 o.m. 509-235-484111307 3rd Street A Foursquare Church 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.rn. Services Children's Ministries Nursery - 5th Grade Sunday 6:00 p.m. Service No Children's ministries or child care Youth Group Thursday Night 7 p.m. 300 N. 2rid. Cheney, WA 235-4282 www.cheneyfaithcenter.org " " ' Emmanuel O ".{ Lutheran ~~" Church -- 639 Elm Street Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. 235-6300 www.emmanuelcheney.org 2qext to the Cheney Medical Center) Heritage Baptist Church "We Choose re Care" Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m, Small Group Studies during the week Call 235-2810 for more information or e-mail heritagebaptist@usa.com Meeting at 615 4th, Cheney Richard Green, Pastor All Welcome Growing Great Througla Serving FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Meeting at 2206 First St. across the street from Bi-Marl Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service, Sunday 11:00 am Wednesday Mid-week Service 7:00 pm For More Information Cal 235-3787 Rick Huguenm, Pastor l ESUS CI{ RIS'T B1 {)~" LA'I'I'E]~, [)Ay SAIN'y'~; Worship Services start at the times below: Chene~ 2536 N. 6th St.. 509-235-5123,. 9 a.m. & 1 e.m, Melvil e ChaDel 10405 W. Melville Road. 509-455-8578 ~Across from The Fairways Golf Course) 9 a.m,/11 a,m,/1 p.m, Seokane. 732 W. Indiana. 509-328-3579 ...................................... 9 a,m Seanish Servicel. 11 a.m. Davenport, Lincoln & 8th Street. 509-725-0554 .,.10 a.m, Ritzvi le. 606 Weber Avenue. 509-659-0932 ........10 a.m. College Student Services. 719 7th Street. Cheney, WA..,.11 s.m. Genealogical History Center 10405 W. Melville Rd., 509-455-9735 OPEN Tues. Wed. Thurs. Four Lakes Community Church Third & spokane Street "A Bible teaching, Christ-centered church for your whole family" SUNDAY Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Additional Bible Studies ~ . meet throughout th .... IV ~. astor Sto e owere q 455-9969 SAINT ROSE CHURCH North Sixth and Annie PLace WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS OF THE EUCHARIST Reconciliation .......... Saturday 4:00-4:30 Saturda~ Mass ........................ 5:00 p.m. Religious Education Class ............................. Sunday Morning Mass .......... 10:00 a.m. Spanish Mass ..................... 12:00 noon Sun. Eve. Newman Center ...... 7:00 p.m. CNC Office 509-235-8402 www.r.c.neT/spckane/newman Rev. Miguel A. Mejia, Pastor Cell: 509-531-5858 mmejia@dioceseofspokane.org Office Hours Mon.-Thurs. 9:30-Noon Parish Phone: 509-235-6229. r.c.net/seoKane/strose St. Paul's Episcopal Church 625 "C" Street 235-6150 SERVICE Sunday Holy Communion 11:00 a.m. Rev. Christine Soule Community Priest Child Care Available UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST God is still speaking, Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. Nursery Joan Sulser, Interim Pastor 423 N. 6th 235-4193 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CHENEY 4th and "G" Streets 235-4600 SERVICE 10:00 a.m. Rev. Terry B. Hall HAYFORD OMMUNITY CHURCH 53{}6 S. Hayferd Pd. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School I I:O0 a.m. Morning Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. Evening Bible Study Midweek activities Bible Adveoture Club/g-Bthl Youth Outreach ~6th-12th) Various Bible Studies For more information please call Pastor Rick Hoard at 509-244-9229 or risk our website w't~.naflordcommunitychurch.org Lake City Assembly of God 40C East Grace Medical Lake WA99022 299-3139 Sunday Services & Discipleship Classes for All Ages 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Evening Service 6:00 o.m. Sunday Kid's Church 10:30 a.m Wednesday Family Night 6:45 o.m. Lead F~astor - Dennis Noble Children/Fam ,y Paster - Nick Hawkins Youth Pastor - Alex Ha NDICAL LAKE Community Church Traditional Worship Service 8:30-9:30 a.m, Sunday School 9:45-10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.-12:0( p.m. AWANA Wednesday 6:00-7:35 p.m. -"-. ~ 203 N. Washington l 299-3286 %;:~, Pastor Mark Hudson SAINT ANNE CATHOLIC CHURCH 708 E. Lake St. P.O. Box 125 Office 509-723-1459 Rectorv 263-5434 Weekend Masses Sunday Vigi ISaturdav).....5:00 ~.m Sundav.. 10:30 a.m. Dec., jan., Feb. Pastor, Father Jack Krier Also Pastor at Mary Queen of Heaven in Sprague. WA ....... 8:30 a.m. Mar. - Nov. St. John's Lutheran Church Medical Lake 223 S. HaUet, 299-4114 WORSHIP SCHEDULE Winter Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Ed 9:30am Summer Worship 10:00am; no SS Men's Bible Study Mondays 8:30am Welcome Rev. Steve Gutzman