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Thursday, October 4, 2012 Free Press Page 7 LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago Oct. 10, 2002 The Cheney City Council was gearing up for more discussion of the budget that was fac- ing a deficit of $536,000, as well as a petition chal- lenge from the citizens over proposed utilities increases to cover the shortfall. People with traffic tickets from Medical Lake Municipal Court were given a 20-day grace period to pay up by the end of October as part of statewide "collection amnesty program." The program was designed to allow people to get out from under the financial burden of excess fines. Construction on Betz Road was expected to be complete soon, allowing overflow traffic on the Sixth Street detour to re- turn to normal means of travel. Betz was both wid- ened and a sweeping turn built where it connected with Washington Street. A bumbled kickoff was converted into a crucial Central Valley touchdown as the Bears scored a 14-11 Greater Spokane League football win over Cheney. Medical Lake suffered a somewhat similar fate to Cheney in the Cardi- nals' 21-0 Homecoming -football game loss to Deer Park. A fumble near halftime proved pivotal as it was turned into a Stags' touchdown in the loss. 20 Years Ago Issue missing from our archives. 30 Years Ago Oct. 7, 1982 Eastern Washington University meteorology professor Robert Quinn warned that the upcom- ing winter would be a cold one, featuring above normal snowfall. A large pool of cold water in the North Pacific the previ- ous year increased in size, he said, adding to the likelihood of severe winter weather. The city of Cheney and Eastern Washington University opened a joint police dispatch station in the Red Barn, saving the duplication of efforts by the departments. Cheney residents were being urged to at- tend the next meeting of the Planning Com- mission as the meeting would include the first look at the 10:year com- prehensive plan. The dirt went fly- ing and the metal was bending and crunching recently at the Cheney Rodeo Grounds which hosted 30 cars at a demo- lition derby. 40 Years Ago Oct. 12, 1972 The Cheney Planning Commission approved a variance that would allow a resident to ex- ceed the 3-foot maxi- mum height of a fence, allowing him to build his fence up to 4 feet. It postponed a request to allow Cheney Realty to not have to build a side- walk in front of its new development. Windsor Elemen- tary principal LeRoy Isherwood designed a new mobile math lab that would travel from school to school and show off new innova- tions such as earphones and tapes, single-loop projectors, flash cards and more. Lakeland Village was promoting what they hoped would be an offer too good to refuse for college students. In re- turn for 15 hours a week volunteer work, students would be afforded both lodging and food to help defray their education costs. The Eastern Wash- ington State College Sav- ages had two possessions inside the five-yard-line but neither resulted in CHURCHES touchdowns m a 20-14 loss to Southern Ore- gon. 50 Years Ago Oct. 5, 1962 Cheney School Dis- trict Superintendent Dr. Richard C. Langdon told a meeting of the local PTA that enrollment in- creases were smaller than in the past. Langdon also presented the 1962-63 school year budget of just over $985,000, an in- crease of 10.6 percent. Oral polio vaccines were to be offered to area residents at both Betz and Medical Lake Elementary schools. Lo- cal medical officials rec- ommended all persons over the age of 6 have the vaccine. Cheney and Medi- cal Lake, two of four undefeated Northeast A League football teams were set to play two other undefeated teams in a pair of games in Cheney. The Blackhawks (2-0) would play Colville (2-0) at Fisher Field while Medical Lake and Mead, both 2-0, were to play on the turf at Woodward Field. United Methodist Church Many thanks to all who participated in the first, and very successful service Sunday last week at the Cheney United Methodist Church. This week Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. and will be led by the Rev. Terry Hall. Holy Com- munion will be celebrated during the worship ser- vice. Eastern Washington University students, staff and faculty will find a warm welcome here as well as a convenient loca- tion to campus. Christian education classes for all ages are available each Sunday with classes at 9 a.m. for children and youth. An adult Bible study class begins at 8:30 a.m Sunday afternoon crafters are welcome to come to the church at 2 p.m. to work on projects for the upcoming Holiday Fair. For additional informa- tion about Cheney United Methodist Church please call the church office at 235-4600. The church is located at 204 Fourth St. Church office hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or visit us online at cheneyumc. org. Emmanuel Lutheran Church You're invited this Sun- day Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. to gather for worship at Em- manuel Lutheran Church to celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Christian education begins at 9 a.rn. Emmanuel Lutheran Church is participating in the "Coats4Kids" coat drive for the Cheney com- munity. All sized coats will be collected through Oct. 19. Please bring your gently used coats and place them in the box at the back of the sanctuarv. Emmanuel is hosting StageWest Community Theatre's production of "Harvey" Friday and Sat- urday Oct. 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees will be at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14. Ticket prices are $12 for adult and $8 for seniors and students. Mark your calendars for the Holiday Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. United Church of Christ The second annual Hunger Stomp, a 5k fun run/walk to raise money for our local Cheney Food Bank and Feed Cheney, will begin on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at the high school. Celebrating World Communion Sunday (Oct. 7), members and friends of Cheney UCC will wear small flags recognizing their ethnic heritages. Also, a special mission offering, "Neighbors in Need," will be received to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Pastor Joan Sulser will lead the communion ser- vice and preach on the theme from Mark 10:2- 16 of Jesus and Divorce, during the 10 a.m. wor- ship service in the United Church of Christ located at 423 N. Sixth St. All are welcome. Child care is available in the nursery from 9:45- 11:15 a.m. Now that Sunday school has resumed, school- age children are invited to go to class in the Christian educationbuildingpartway through the service or to at- tend the entire service with their parents. Please join friends new and old for the Fellow- ship Hour following the service. St. Paul's Episcopal Church All are welcome. A welcoming haven, nour- ishing all God's people in body, mind and spirit. The Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Eucharist at 11 a.m., Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside. Child care is available. Welcome back EWU students. The college Mon- day night dinners have resumed, each Monday, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please come, learn, share and be inspired. We are accepting gen- fly used or new coats for kids in support of the an- nual Cheney Coats for Kids program now un- derway. Narcotics Anonymous meets in the Parish Hall each Tuesday and Satur- day evening at 7 p.m. ~i~!~;~;:~:~;;;!~ ~ .... "~" .......... ................ ...... . ..... OBITUARIES Opal Mae Denton Opal Mae Denton passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Aspen Meadows Quality Care at the age of 87. She was born to John and Lucy Ham on April 1, 1925 in White River, S.D. Opal is survived by her son Frank Ham, daugh- ter Loretta Rockey, nine grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John Lucas, brothers Ray and Lester, sisters June, Madaline and Grace. In Opal's life she was a cocktail waitress at Fireside in Cheney. She worked in food service at Eastern Washington Universitv. She retired after working many years in the kitchen at Eastern State Hospital. Opal was married to J.P. Lucas for many years. She was also married to A1 Denton for a short while. Opal loved gardening, most especially her rose gardens. She loved shar- ing her roses with friends and family. She often vis- ited people that were ill or in a nursing home and would leave them roses from her garden. Opal was respected and loved dearly by many. She has left behind many great memories. There will be a service held Saturday, Oct. 6 at Wren Pierson Building, 615 Fourth St. in Cheney. It is open to anyone who would like to come. Fellowship Breakfast is now Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Join us for good food, fellowship and dis- cussion. Come and bring a friend. For your contempla- tion: 'Do not think that saintliness comes from oc- cupation; it depends rather on what one is. The kind of work we do does not make us holy, but we may make it holy." Meister Eckhart Dominican Theologian and Mystic (1260-1329) St. Paul's is located at 625 C St. on the edge of EWU campus. Dr. Cazan & Dr. Menke PLLC AIRWAY HEIGHTS DENTAL CENTER Military families welcome, inviting new patients, sedation provided, experienced providers and staff! 3326 We t S,,, et nwy. "~~1 ~mAirway Heights, WA 99001~ =.~ 509-244-3655 .... ' ......... * Fa : 509-244-9527 ! ! I Cheney, Medical Lake & EWU WEST PLAINS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Oct. 5 StageWest Community Theatre presents "Harvey" the next two weekends Emmanuel Lutheran Church, at 639 Elm St. in Cheney. Tickets available 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. 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