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Thursday, October 22, 2009 Free Press Page 7 LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago October 21, 1999 The Medical Lake City Council was ac- cused of ramming through a property tax increase in advance of an upcoming gen- eral election where the state will vote on Initiative 695 that will slash motor vehicle license fees. The Eastern Washington University urban planning and marketing department are stepping wholeheartedly into Cheney's efforts to revitalize the city's downtown. The plan calls for establishing a central downtown location that would support ef- forts to boost promotion of the downtown. The program would require funding of $20,000. Sophomore Peter Gresham kicked a 24-yard field goal with 48 seconds to play to give Cheney a 3-0 Border League foot- ball win over Coeur d'Alene. Meanwhile, Medical Lake rolled to a 42-8 win over Chewelah. 20 Years Ago October 26, 1989 The Cheney City Council will consider some major future projects that include a new wastewater treatment plant, commu- nity golf course, a recreation center and city hall that will cost an estimated $13.3 million. The proposed projects would be under consideration for completion some- time between 1990-1995. Eastern Washington University football could return to Cheney after a six-year ab- sence, the prospect "will require a serious financial commitment," athletics director Ron Raver said. A crowd of 5,099 attended the Homecoming game against Idaho State. Raver indicated that the seating capacity of Woodward Field would have to be in- creased from the present 5,000 to 12,000 to 15,000 - and even possibly enclosed with a dome. Incumbent Dick Russell will be chal- lenged by Joe Martella in the race for mayor in Airway Heights in the Nov. 7 election. Even after the two Frontier League football leaders met head-to-head, they both remain undefeated at 2-0-1 following Cheney's 20-20 tie with Pullman. Coach Tom Oswald was a bit disappointed that his Blackawks once held a 20-0 lead in the game. "When you're up 20-0 you should put them away," he said. Medical Lake fell to 0-4 in the North- east A League following a 38-21 loss to Newport. 30 Years Ago October 25, 1979 Bio-Tronics, a Spokane-based medical products manufacturer, will break ground on construction of a new 30,000 square foot plant. The facility, which will be producing a new device to help treat hemorrhoids, will be located on 14 acres of land in the new 56-acres Cheney Industrial Park west of town on SR-904. Because of a surplus of funds, Cheney residents will not be paying as much of an increase on their electrical bills as earlier thought. A study originally indicated that residents would face an increase of 42 percent, but now that number has been reduced to 33 percent. Retired police chief Ray Balance will face incumbent Wayne Olsen for a seat on the Medical Lake City Council. Eastern Washington University reported that enrollment reached an all-time high with 7,724 students enrolled. The Cheney Blackhawks won their fourth game of the season and third in Frontier League play with a 24-9 win over Deer Park. Medical Lake fell to Colville 14-9 in Northeast A League play. Eastern Washiiagton University scored a 28-16 upset win over the University of Puget Sound in the school's Homecoming game played at Woodward Field. 40 Years Ago October 23, 1969 A Spokane Air National Guard pilot, Capt. Larry T. Tripp, safely parachuted to the ground when his plane crashed and burned halfway between Cheney and Four Lakes. Tripp radioed he was having mechanical trouble, then took the plane to a higher altitude before bailing out. The unidentified aircraft circled back to earth, crashed and exploded in a field owned by Mrs. C.E. Stewart. Ten candidates for city government and three for school board posts will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Incumbents include Cheney Mayor George Fisher and Councilmen Norm Hove, Pete Hagelin and Jim Johnson. Kent Sooy, Lloyd Martin and Scott Lindsay are the incumbents looking to hold onto school board seats. Coach Jim Hatch found some positives out of Cheney's 30-0 loss to Central Val- ley during the annual Homecoming game. Hatch pointed out that the defense "played their best this season." Eastern Washington State College will try to rebound from a 45-7 pasting at the hands of Boise State when they face Central Washington in an Evergreen Conference game in Ellensburg. Cheney, Medical Lake & EWU WEST PLAINS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Oct. 23- Eastern Washington University Department of Music pres- ents their 2009-2010 concert series. Conductor Rob Tapper will lead the Homecoming Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. Admission is free for EWU students with ID, $5 general admission, $3 for seniors and other students. Oct. 26-- Cheney High School presents a fall choir concert at 7 p.m. in the main gym. Oct. 27- The Friends of the Cheney Community Library Book Dis- cussion Group meet at 7 p.m. to discuss their latest selection, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. Kandy Brandt will lead the discussion. OBITUARIES Stanley E. Brown Stan passed away Oct. 17, 2009 in Fruitland, Wash. He was born on March 12, 1947 in Yakima, Wash. to Lyle and Ruth (Reiter) Brown. He is survived by his daughter Van- essa Hollis of Deer Meadows, Wash. and two grandchildren Veronica and Dillon Hollis, also of Deer Meadows. He is also survived by his mother Ruth Brown of Moses Lake, Wash. and seven brothers and sisters Fran (and Bob) Hayes of Moses Lake, Wash.; Lyle (and Esther) Brown of Colville, Wash.; Dar- rell (and Ginger) Brown of Eph- rata, Wash.; David (and Lynda) Brown of Colbert, Wash.; Gary (and Flossy) Brown of Union Gap, Wash.; Julie (and Dan) Maplethorpe of Kennewick, Wash.; Shelly (and Allan) Hay- wood of Enumclaw, Wash. and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Lyle Brown and an infant son. Stan loved fishing, hunt- ing, working with antique cars and the great outdoors. Stan was always willing to give his time and energy to help a friend or his family. He loved family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a commissioner for the Four Lakes Water District and was the maintenance supervisor for the City of Cheney and had worked for the City of Connell and was a member of the "Good Guys Car Club." A celebration of life memorial service is Sat., October 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Cheney Funeral Chapel, 1632 W. First St., Cheney, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, Wash. is caring for the family. Marjorie Staffanson Dillon Marjorie Dillon died Oct. 1, 2009. She was born in Hamilton, Mont. on April 23, 1922. She was raised in Montana with her two sisters. Marjorie was a quiet, gentle soul but had an unexpected sense of humor. Her love for and kindness to her pets was un- bounding and brought a smile to her face. Her family eagerly antici- pated the birthday gifts she made of homemade cinnamon rolls and banana cream pies. For the last two and a half years she lived at the Cheney Assisted Care Center and made many friends there. She is survived by her son Thomas Dillon of Medical Lake and her daughter Karene Pierson of Al- pine, Utah; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In accordance with her wishes, a private family memorial service was held on Oct. 11, 2009. ' Kenneth M. Martinz Kenneth Martinz, age 41, en- tered into rest on Oct. 12, 2009 at his home in Cheney. He was born May 23, 1968 in Helena, Mont. to Conrad and Sharon Martinz and was a graduate of Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane. He was employed at the URM Warehouse at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife; Miranda Martinz; children Mackenzie Mar- in Lincoln, N.M., seventh of 12 children. Emilio went to Captain High School where he graduated in 1951. He went to New Mexico State University (NMSU) where he received a degree in agriculture and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in May 1955. While attending college he met Lupe Storey and they were married in December 1955. Emilio served 23 years in the Army, most tinz, Bryan McPherson and Colin of them as an aviator. He retired Martinz; parents Conrad Martinz and Sharon Fisher; Sisters Tona Range and Tamara Gunnels and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 at Cheney Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Spokane Memo- rial Gardens Cemetery. Cheney Funeral Chapel, 1632 W. First St., Cheney, WA. Emilio B. Zamora Emilio passed away on Oct. 15, 2009 peacefully after a lengthy ill- ness. He was born on Jan. 14, 1932 to Fulgencia and Cristobal Zamora in 1978 after four years at Eastern Washington University as head of the Army ROTC program. In 1980, he began his second career provid- ing transportation services for the elderly and disabled at the YMCA in Spokane. He was responsible for the development of this program from four vans to a fleet of vans after it became part of Spokane Transit. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lupe; children, Francisco and Cathleen Zamora, Patricio Zamora, Claudia and Kim Crosby, Roberto and Debbie Zamora, and Amelia and Dean SLier; beloved grand- children, Dao, Chloe, Celeste and Elizabeth. Lupe and family would like to thank the staff at North Cen- tral Nursing Home and especially the adult home, Seniors in Motion in Four Lakes, for their compas- sion and care. Thank You Tammy, Anna, Ann and Francine. Memorial service will be held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 460 N. Fifth St., Cheney, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Remembrances, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Cheney Food Bank or St. Rose Knights of Columbus High School Scholarship Fund. 1 Dr. David Turner, DMD I Modern Most Dental I I Oel;tiSFa~s~,i:i~hcl Insuranc_es I Care Accepted I Accepting New Patients I Airway Heights Family DentistryI 97 liLV~ yS~l: i;eht t sHi ~/A a y (SOS, .4,,oI COME SHARE THE EXCITEMENT AND BE PART OF THE WEST PLAINS NEWEST CHURCH SUN DAYS 10:00 AM CIIRLNTIAN FELLOV~'SHIP CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is a new dynamic nondenominational fellowship of believers. We warmly invite you to check us out. 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