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this Week 'on Week supplement ,s day ................ page 4 ,.pages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 H , i Vol. 86- No. 27 ill I I N i Thursday, November 1"81 1982 i, i i I UPS 10Q-240 Cheney, Washington 99004 25 , ,,,,, i i ' ' u , ' i -- Serving the Communities of Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights B ii i Cheney High School Volleyball Team Captain Malei Young accepts the third-place trophy for her team Saturday night at the State AA Volleyball Tourna- ment. The local team finished the tourney with a 5.1 record, as did second-place R.A. Long. First-place Burlington-Edison, defending their state crown from last year, ended with a 4-2 record, upsetting R.A. Long in the finals, (See feature inside.) Council approves new low.income assistance program Low-income families of the Cheney area soon will have another program available to them to help offset the rising cost of energy and to help keep their homes warm this winter. Last week, the Cheney City Council gave its approval to a contract for an energy block grant. State-wide, the block grant is administered by the Planning and Community Affairs Agency, which contracts with local agencies, such as Catholic Charities of Spokane, which has been designated to serve all of Spokane County. In Spo- kane, Catholic Charities operates neighborhood centers, which will serve as outreaches to accept applications for the program. Coordinating the program out of Spokane will be Margaret Belout, who is stationed at the Emergency Assistance Office at N. 15 Madison (456-7169). Belout reported that she is hopeful of establishing an outreach station at Cheney City Hall in Decem- ber. Until then, persons seeking more information are encouraged to contact her at the above address or phone number. Those seeking assistance will be asked to provide proof of income for the last three months for the whole family. Also, proof will be needed of one's address (off any bill). Social Security numbers of all adults at the home also must be reported. Cheney City Council action last week gave Cheney "vendor" status, so that checks will be mailed directly to the city, Shuld the payment extended to the city for a home exceed lhe hom,,', / need, a line of credit will be established. Homes may be e|igible for money under any one of three different pro- grams: the Energy Assistance Pro- gram, the Energy Crisis Intervention Program and the Weatherization Pro- gram. The Energy Crisis Intervention Progam is limited to one application per year. The Weatherization Program will help pick up any weatherization costs not covered under the Bonneville Power Administration Program now being offered through the Cheney Light Department. Only one application is needed to apply for all three programs. INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES* Household Average Monthly Size Income 1 $ 488 2 $ 648 3 $ 809 4 $ 969 5 $1,130 6 $1,290 7 $1,451 8 $1,612 9 $1,772 10 $1,933 11 $2,093 12 $2,254 13 $2,414 14 $2,574 15 $2,735 16 $2,895 17 $3,056 18 $3,216 19 $3,376 20 $3,537 21 $3,697 22 $3,856 23 $4,018 24 $4,178 *125% of the federally estab- lished poverty level. Families still are being sought in the Cheney and Medical Lake area by the Cheney/Medical Lake Rotary Club, which is trying to find families to share their Thanksgiving dinners with foreign students from Eastern Washington University. Between 30 and 50 students are reported as needing places to be that day, according to Catherine Porter, right, EWU foreign student counselor. Foreign students wishing to be added to the list can contact her at 359-2331. Henry Benjamin, left, is co-chairman of the drive with Dick Brown. Interested families can contact Brown at 235-8496. Looking over prospective turkeys at a local market, in center from left, are Toshie Nishikawa of Japan and Raj Veluppiilai of Malaysia. Transit promo successful For one day, Spokane Transit Author- ity (STA) rolled back fares to five cents. The response? "Tremendous", according to Jerry D. Haight, execu- tive director of the authority. "More than twice the usual number of people rode STA buses on November 13," said Haight. "We feel the pro- inntion was a success." Average Saturday ridership is 9,239, and on Nickel Ride Day 21,307 people were counted. Approximately 19,000 of those riders paid the five cent fare, the remainder used passes or tokens. Nickel Ride Day was designed to introduce ne ,'iders to the system at a nominal fee. STA began operating several new routes during the past year as part of a total transit improvement program. Two of the new routes pro- vide crosstown service. Regular fares were la.' ' five cents per ride in 1911. I'he current adult base fare is 50 cenls Lottery winners Cheney Free Press slates holidav deadline Because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25, the Cheney Free Press will be delivered one day early next week on Nov. 24. Advertisers and those submitting news items are reminded that all deadlines will be moved up one day. The Free Press encourages local resi- dents to place their advertisements and to submit news items by 5 p.m. on Friday, if possible. News also will be taken until noon on Monday, as will be classified advertisements. Substance abuse group organizes in community A meeting of Cheney community leaders was held Wednesday evening, Nov. 17, with Spokane County special- ists, giving information about sub- stance abuse programs in their com- munties. The purpose of the meeting, held at the Cheney Junior High School, was to establish a coordinated, community- wide organization to deal with sub- stance abuse problems in Cheney and the surrounding area. Representatives from Cheney School District, Cheney Police Depart- ment, Eastern Washington University Campus Security, Cheney High School, Cheney Junior High School, the Cheney Ministerial Association, the Cheney Medical Clinic and the Cheney Community Service Council were among those attending. Once the community substance abuse organization is established, con- cerned citizens in the Cheney area will be invited to assist in the program. Watch the Cheney Free Press for future announcements. Board approves AH. annexation ApprovM was given Monday to an annexation request of 1,080 acres by the City of Airway Heights. Approving the measure was the Spokane Boundary Review Board in what was the second hearing on the matter in as many years. No objections were voiced at this hearing. The proposal was denied two years ago after objections by the City of Spokane, which also was developing an annexa- tion proposal for the area. The area is bounded by Craig, Hay- ford and McFarlane roads, as well as by Hwy. 2. Weather Words By Bob Ouinn Date: Nov. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Max. Temp.: 37 28 39 31 27 32 37 .... Min. Temp.: 26 26 24 23 16 16 18 30 Rainfall: ............ .02 ........ .01 .... Snowfall: ............ .1 ........ .1 .... Variable, early-winter weather will continue through the end of the week, with periods of rain, snow and crisp night temperatures. A cool, dry trend will develop for the weekend, with high temperatures in the 30s and with low temperatures in the 20s and upper teens. The first snowfall of the season did not amount to much. The average snow- fall for November is 5.7 inches. Food stores and liquor outlets in Cheney and Medical Lake joined other such establish. ments Monday in the selling of the state's first lottery tickets. Above, sporting hats and buttons with the lottery logo, are Mary Jane and Mitch Mozculski from the Country Counter IGA, which reported two big winners Monday night. Winning $500 were Linda and Paul Harris of Cheney. Winning $100 and qualifying for the $1 million drawing from Cheney was Randy Fluharty. Mitch and brother, Ron, are owners of the IGA store. Chimney fire damages Cheney church Cheney fire fighters responded to a chimney fire at the Church of Christ, corner of Second and C streets, on Monday evening about 9:30 p.m. Captain Gene Bloom later reported that the fire was caused when heat from the chimney ignited old, dry timbers. Bloom noted that there was only a single row of bricks around the chimney lining because of the age of the old chimney. Last year, after the fireplace started a fire in the floor, the fireplace was replaced with a stove, which was properly installed, accord- ing to Bloom. No one was home s! the time of the incident, and fire fighters reported breaking a door to gain access. Twenty lighters responded and contained the damage to the ceiling and the area around the chimney.