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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, October 29, 2015 NEWS Community gets behind the the guests learned how the editorial side of the paper -- the writing and page layout process -- is scenes look at how local conducted. They also learned how the advertising staff conducts their business and ultimately how newspaper is produced all the various parts fit together in the paper they see every Thursday. By PAUL DELANEY "The comment I heard most was that we do a Staff Reporter lot with just a few people," Cheney Free Press edi- When the Cheney Free Press staged it tot John McCallum said. "I was all prepared to be first ever open house last Saturday, confronted by some people on things we've written Oct. 24, the event opened some eyes. but that never materialized." An estimated 100 people came through.the "Everyone was highly complimentary of our doors and were able to paper and what we do," get behind the scenes "I think everyone who came had McCallum added. of what goes on at their "I think everyone who local newspaper. Visi- a good time and they were amazed came had a good time tors toured the press that we do so much each week and and they were amazed area where the finished that we do so much papers are stuffed with that they didn't know we did (or) had each week and that they advertisers inserts and other papers in the area." didn't know we did (or) the,n, Itailed. was amazing," Cheney Free Press publisher Harlan Shellabarger had other papers in the area," publisher Harlan Myra Hartley said. "I Shellabarger said. "The had no idea it was as mechanical as it was and it press was cool, but the inserter stole the show." makes me appreciate the price of a paper." Besides the Cheney Free Press the company The Free Press Publishing press crew was on also owns and publishes the Spokane Valley News hand to demonstrate how the web press trans- Herald, The Davenport Times, the Ritzville Adams forms gigantic blank rolls of paper into the finished County Journal and the West Plains Extra. Free product. Press Publishing also produces the newspaper for "I didn't know it took so many colors to make Fairchild Air Force Base - The Fairchild Flyer. black," 12-year-old Blake Petersen said. P a u I D e I a n e y c a n b e r e a c h e d a t Tours continued into the front office where Photo by Paul Delaney Cheney Free Press pressman Mark Cordes shows how the press operates to an open house attendee. FROM STAFF AND State seeks NEWS SOURCES Medical Lake inputon public surpluses recycling equipment At their Oct. 20 meet- ing the Medical Lake City Council approved the surplusing and sale of a city-owned baler used to bale cardboard at the re- cycling center. Sunshine Disposal was the highest of three bidders on the baler, Coming in with an offer of $2,900. The council also agree to surplus a glass breaker used at the recy- cling center and set the method of disposal as sale to highest offer or donation. City Admin- istrator Doug Ross said the city hasn't received many "bites" from pro- spective buyers on the glass breaker, although Spokane Recycling is tak- ing a look at it. If no buyer emerges, Ross said the Salvation Army has expressed in- terest in receiving the glass breaker as a dona- tion. Ross also said the city's composting trailer will close for the season on Monday, Nov. 16. The last day to use the trailer will be Sunday, Nov. 15. transportation 20-year plan OLYMPIA - The Washington State De- partment of Transporta- tion is asking the public to weigh in on a multi- modal plan. that will shape transportation in the state for the next 20 years. Released Wednes- day, Oct. 21, the draft Washington State Public Transportation Plan aims to better integrate all modes of public trans- portation to meet the needs of Washington communities for the next two decades. In order to gather feedback, WSDOT invites individuals to learn about the plan and provide input online or attend any of the public meetings taking place across the state. The future of Wash- ington's public transpor- tation system- which includes buses, light rail, ferries, and trails for bicycles and pedes- trians-will be shaped through partnerships be- tween communities, gov- ernment agencies and service providers. This draft plan, developed by WSDOT along with transportation agencies and service providers throughout the state, is a step in defining these partnerships. The plan can be viewed online at www. The itinerary of meetings is also available at www. WSDOT will accept comments about the plan until Jan. 4, 2016. County lifts burn bans for some areas Spokane County of- ficials announced Oct. 23 that they were rescinding the burning restrictions order implemented June 17, 2015 for recreational fires. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has lifted bum restrictions on DNR-regulated lands, and it is anticipated that the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley will issue similar notices. As a reminder, there may be other .burning restrictions in place con- ceming air quality within the region. For informa- tion regarding air qual- ity restrictions, please contact Spokane County Regional Air Agency's burn info hotline: (509) 477-4710 or visit their sion [ aLs 0 5cart ~rgholth~s Every child deserves great vision for school! Now taking back to school eye exam appointments. 509-235"2010 Eye Exams. Glasses. Contacts in Cheney 18671st St ilii ++ i:i website at SRCAA Cur- rent Conditions. Second half of property are taxes due The Spokane County Treasurer's Office wants property owners to re- member that the second half of their property taxes are due by Oct. 31. Payments mailed to the Treasurer's Office must be postmarked on or before the due date as state law dictates county treasurers only recognize the cancellation date ap- plied by the U.S. Postal Service to determine timeliness of payments. Payment options in- clude ACH, debit and credit cards via through the Internet at www. is Friday, Oct. 30 when surer, in office, or via the office will close at 4 phone by calling (509) p.m. 477-4713 and pressing op- Payments can be tion pound sign (#) 2. mailed to the Treasurer's Office business hours Office at the following are 8:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m. address: Spokane Coun- Monday through Thurs-ty Treasurer, P O Box day and 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 199, Spokane WA 99210- on Friday. The exception 0199. ....... ........ DRAWING WINNERS 5. BULLHEAD SALOON Gift Certificates 1. 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