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27 1320 62 .............................. '"AUTO"'ALL FOR ADC 980 Small Town Pagers ,~ ~ 217-WG~St" U~ 8/30/29t3 12~!00 SI;mlto. WA 98584-2 3 October 4, 2012 Your West Plains Newspaper Since 1896 75 cents WEST PLAINS BRIEFS Pizza and bingo for Lady Hawks The public is invited to a fun., family evening on Saturday, Oct. 13, of bingo and pizza to help support the Cheney High School girls' volleyball team. There will be over $1,800 in prizes for the lucky winners and all-you- can-eat pizza at the CHS cafeteria. Pizza is served begin- ning at 5 p.m. with bingo kicking off at 6 p.m. lqckets for pizza are just $5 and must be purchased by Oct. 8. Bingo tickets are also $5 and can be bought at the door. Both pizza and bin- go ticket purchases can' be made online at cheneyvolleyball @yahoo. com. For more West Plains Briefs turn to page 3. This week in the Cheney Free Press... Education Eastern Washington University's new Learn- ing Commons enables students to transform their educational envi- ronment to fit their needs. See the story on... Page 2 Opinion Thanks to Spokane In- ternational Airport there is now a better site for the proposed Spokane County jail - so why keep White Road in the mix ? See In Our Opinion on... Page 4 Neighbor News Chelsie Sunbe learned a lot this sum- mer in Guatemala -- in- cluding that chocolate is still pronounced choco- late. See Of Cabbages and Kings on... Page 6 Sports Wild weekend leads to wins for Cheney, Medical Lake and East- ern Washington Uni- versity football teams. See these stories and more beginning on.. Sect. 2, Page 1 Also inside... Business/Service Page 10-11 West Plains Briefs Page 3 West Plains Police Sec.2 Page 5 Legal Sec.2 Page 6 Classified Sec.2 Page 9 By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter It was a vision for many years: to create another housing option for active seniors in Cheney. The vision was to offer the inde- pendence of living in a single-family home while alleviating the hassle of lawn care and home maintenance and providing a smooth transition to move to a skilled-care facility if the need arose. When Keith Fauerso took over as CEO at the Cheney Care Center in 1987, leaders were talking about it-"It was a dream back then," he says. Now, the Cheney Care Community offers senior apartments, assisted living and nursing home services, and they've begun marketing a new option in the form of du- plex homes called Blackstone Estates. Twelve duplex units in six buildings are planned to the north of Cheney Assisted Living at 2219 N. Sixth St. The CCC is work- ing with Spokane builder Gordon Finch on See Care Center page 10 Photo by Paul Delaney Ambulance caused crash .................. An AMR ambulance failed to yield when pulling onto SR 904 Thursday, Sept. 27, causing a minor collision that backed up traffic during the lunch hour. According to the Washington State Patrol, there was no one being transported in the ambulance at the time, no injuries were reported and the involved vehicles were able to drive away from the scene. Land ution is near Airway Heights City Council also approves new emergency management contract By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Airway Heights is nearing the culmination of discussions relating to Spokane County's Joint Land Use Study, with a draft proposal being revealed in the coming weeks. Mayor Patrick Rushing said at the Monday, Oct. 1 Airway Heights City Council meeting that talks had taken a move toward resolution in their last mee~ng with area agen- cies. Included in the talks with the city are Spokane County, the city ,_ of Spokane, Spokane International Airport and others. Rushing said proposals were moving toward the 2009 version of JLUS, which See Council page 11 Knowledg about power gives consumers power New pro#am aims to inform Cher residents Utah-based Enerlyte to provide how they measure up, but No- electric customers with their land stressed that all data would about electricity use, conservation measures monthly power usage data from be kept confidential. the past two years. By clicking "You'll only actually be By BECKY THOMAS Noland. This week, the city a link on the city's website or able to see your information," Staff Reporter launched a free application on visiting cheneywa.enerlyte, he said, adding that neighbors A light left on, an aging its' website to allow residents to com, customers can create an and friends can "challenge" refrigerator or a leaky window better understand their electric account using their utility bill- each other to see who uses less frame might not seem like a big bills and provide tips to encour- ing account number, power, but both parties must deal. But add up the inefficien- age conservation. Once logged in, customers agree to it. cies and the result could be a "You think about your pow-can view and compare their"That's where we're hop- giant electric bill at the end of er bill once a month when you power bills over the past 24 ing to get the competitive, the month, pay it," Noland said. "What months, analyze their energy peer pressure conservation," The problem is often a lack we're hoping to do is makeuse and learn about wavs to he said. of awareness of what makes people more mindful of their conserve. Residents can also The program, also available up a household's utility bill,, consumption." compare their bills with similar says Cheney Light director Joe Cheney is contracting with building sizes and types to see See Electric usage page 12 Photo by [ohn McCallum A neighborly gathering Students and faculty rail about the Eastern Washington University campus mall at last Friday's Neighbor Days. Neighbor Days is an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to come on campus and provide information about their products and services. Sites move forward in jail selection process Two spots near from this process will be" presented to County airport receive Commissioners for a final decision. high marks Spokane County Sheriff's Office Lt. Mike By JAMES EIK Sparber said the mini- Staff Reporter mum of 10 locations were The search for a new submitted, allowing the Spokane County jail site process to move forward officially has 10 new loca- Locations from the previ- tions added to the list. ous siting process in 2010, Moving into thefunc- the Medical Lake'site off tional analysis portion of 1-90 and the downtown the Essential Public Facil- Spokane site, were rolled ity siting process, the new over into this cycle. locations span from Air- "The Medical Lake way Heights to the eastern exit site is being held con- portion of Spokane Valley. stant as a preferred site The number of locations by the board of County will be whittled down, Commissioners," Sparber heading into the next step, said. qualitative analysis, at a The Medical Lake site, meeting Thursday, Oct. 25: The top three sites See New sites page 12 011[!!!! II!j!!!l. 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