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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, November 26, 2015 LOOKING :K 10 Years Ago Dec. 1, 2005 The Cheney City Council was asking that a duplex apartment, moved to its location on the 1800 block of Fourth Street without permits, be moved to a new loca- tion. An attempt to steal beer es- calated into much more serious charges for a local teen who was taken into custody after threat- ening to kill an employee of the Cheney Trading Company who apprehended the youth. Northern Iowa rallied from a 14- point fourth quarter deficit to score a 41-38 first-round playoff victory over Eastern Washington in Cedar Falls. Quarterback Erik Meyer threw for four touchdowns, two each to Eric Kimble and Raul Vijil. 20 Years Ago Nov. 30, 1995 A rally at EWU to draw atten- tion to a recent series of rapes on campus drew approximately 200 people who marched from Pence Union Building to Showalter Hall. The proposed staff cuts at Cheney City Hall became reality amidst a projected 13 percent bud- get cut for 1996. The first reading of that budget was held at a City Council meeting. With his team facing a pair of teams from the Greater Spokane League -- North Central and Shadle Park - Cheney High School boy's basketball coach Denny Humphrey said, "It won't take long to find exactly what we need to work on." 30 Years Ago Dec. 4, 1985 The historic Cheney United Methodist Church, built in 1889, saw the final service in its historical building, which was due to be demolished because of structural deteriorationl The Cheney City Council ap- proved a 3.5 percent increase in water and sewer rates - bump- ing sewer costs about 20 cents and water 26 cents - raising • about an additional $42,000 for city coffers. Eastern Washington avenged an earlier defeat at the hands of the Idaho Vandals scoring a 41- 38 NCAA I-AA playoff victory in the Kibble Dome. The win sent the Eagles on to the next round where they would meet Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. 40 Years Ago Dec. 4, 1975 Dr. Ralph Connor, 57, a mem- ber of the Eastern Washington State College faculty in the sociol- ogy department since 1960, died in a one-car rollover accident on State Route 904 between Cheney and Four Lakes. Strong citizen participation was lauded by Cheney Mayor Gerald Blakely in recent discus- sion of the city's proposed 1976 budget who said this was, "The most productive budget hearing I have experienced." Former Cheney Blackhawk Del Spear, a junior, became the career leader for touchdowns scored with 19 for the University of Montana. Spear also repeated as the Grizzlies' leading rusher, but no numbers were reported. 50 YearsAgo Dec. 3, 1965 The Cheney City Council awarded a $30,323.50 contract to Holman Drilling of Spokane to drill a 550-foot well in Sutton Park near Washington Street in Cheney. Eastern Washington's Ever- green Conference football cham- pion Savages finished with an 8-1 record and raked in numerous individual awards. Those in- cluded Dave Holmes being named "Coach of the Year," and leading rusher Mel Stanton selected as a Little All-American. OBITUARIES Alexander (Alex). Ralph Bulat Alexander (Alex) RallSh Bulat, age 73, of Cheney passed away on the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2015 at Hospice House of Spokane after a long battle with cancer. Alex was born on June 6, 1942 to Sam and Ann (Medved) Bulat in Aliquippa, Penn. He married Linda (Lin) Red- ding on Nov. 10, 1961 in Dillon, S.C. Alex joined the U.S. Air Force with the dream of becoming a pilot. He served in the 95th Civil Engineering Squadron. After his service in the armed forces, Alex pursued an associate of science degree in aeronau- tical engineering from the Metropolitan State Col- lege in Denver, Colo. He became a Systems engi- neer for IBM, retiring after 28 years of service. Following IBM, Alex started "Windstar Group," a computer con- suiting business in Spo- kane, Wash. He spent the last eight years work- ing as an UNIX specialist for Kittcom. Alex was preceded in death by his parents and brother Edward. He is survived by his wife Lin, his sister Diane Thorpe (and husband Chris), his son Glenn (and wife Sabine), daughter Lau- rie (and husband Edd), daughter-in-law Ann Ioannides, grandsons Aleco Bulat, Alex Fisch- er and Matthew Brown, granddaughters Lesley Cryderman and Katie Miles and four great- grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Nov. 20, 2015 at the Cheney Funeral Chapel. Alex was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery in Cheney. Memorials may be made to Union Gospel Mission (www.union- gospelmission.org); Spokane Food Pantries (www.foodpantries. org) or Hospice House of Spokane (www.hos- piceofspokane.org). Visit Alex's online guestbook at cheney- funeral .com. All events are free un- ing, Sessions Village Com- less posted otherwise, mons, 7 a.m. To get your event or • Dec. 3, Preschool Play meeting in the weekly and LearnStorytime (ages What's Happening section 3 - 5), community library, send an email with date, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. time, location and event • Dec. 3, Tree Lighting tojmac@cheneyfreepress. Ceremony, community com. library, 5:30 p.m. City of Cheney City of Airway Heights • Nov. 27, NaNoW- • Nov. 27, Friends of the riMo Community Write- Airway Heights Library in, community library, 1 Book Sale, Hicks Open -5 p.m. Market, 12435 W. 13th • Dec. 1, Senior Light Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fitness, Wren Pierson • Nov. 28, Friends of the Community Center, 9:30 Airway Heights Library -10:30 a.m. Book Sale, Hicks Open • Dec. 2, Toddler Play Market, 12435 W. 13th and Learn Storytime (ages Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 1/2 - 3) ' • Nov. 29, Friends of the • Dec. 2, American Le-Airway Heights Library gion Ladies Auxiliary Book Sale, Hicks Open meeting, American Legion Market, 12435 W. 13th Post 72, 116 College Ave., Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Dec. 3, Kiwanis meet- See Calendar page 7 Z We Provide Family Peace of Mind! How may we serve you? We are available 24/7 for: Meal prep, light housekeeping • Grocery shopping, errands • Personal Care • Medication Reminders • Companionship • Transportation CHURCHES ) Cheney United Church ness walking group at of Christ the church at 9 a.m. each Cheney UCC invites Thursday Regardless of you to join us for ser- your walking pace, every- vices, lead by pastor Da- one is welcome. rid Krueger-Duncan, this The lunch bunch meets Sunday, Nov. 29. Special on the second Thursday music will be provid@d of each month at noon. by soprano A1Rannow. A Bring a dish to share to coffee hour will follow in the fellowship hall if you the fellowship hall. wish to join us Do you like fresh air, Men's breakfast is exercise and an opportu- scheduled at 7:45 a.m. the Marketplace Cheney Bakery and Dell. Everyone is welcome to attend any of our ser- vices or activities at the Cheney UCC. Join us dur- ing the Advent season. Emmanuel Lutheran Church Thecongregation of Em- manuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with nity to meet new people? on the second and fourth us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, If so join the social-well- Sunday of each month at Nov. 29as we celebrate Christ the King. You may also watch our pastor's ser- mons at our website www. emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for grade school through adult begins at 9 a.m. Upcoming events: Nov. 29 is the first Sun- dayof Advent, service will be at 10:30 a.m. See Churches page 7 king for Good Eye Care m Cheney.I : ~i ii } {}{ OPTOMETRY :~;::~:iiii : Eye Exams Glasses and Contacts in Cheney 1867 1st St. 509-235-2010 I Steak and Crab Buffet Chefs Choice Steak and Wings Buffet I Prime Rib Buffet Surf and Turf Buffet Features Baron of Beef I BBQ Buffet I Homestyle Buffet Andrew E Martinssen, DDS Comprehensive dentistry with a gentle and artistic touch Dental care for your whole family - New patients welcome Full service quality dentistry Friendly, caring atmosphere - Prompt emergency care - Convenient hours - Botox treatments available • - Senior discounts - Preferred provider for most insurance Call for an appointment 509-235-6137 625 B Street, Cheney martinssendds.com