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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, December 1,2016 LOOKING :K leLOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Dec. 2 is the 163rd birth anniversary of Thomas W. Odell who served, as Cheney's mayor from 1894 to 1898. In 1900, he and Webster Webb joined the hopeful panning for gold up near Nome, Alaska. They returned, perhaps wiser, but no wealthier. Learn more about our area's history at www.cheneymuseum. org. 10 Years Ago Nov. 30, 2005 The driver of a Nissan pickup truck could not escape the ditch along State Route 902 as a snowfall mixed with frigid overnight tempera- tures made the roadways icy and treacherous for drivers. The Eastern Washington University's student newspaper, "The Easterner" was protesting being relocated to the basement of Hargreaves Hall, say- ing it was inaccessible, remote and disrespectful to a student-run entity. The Spokane Sliders U-12 select fastpitch softball team went undefeated in its season-ending tourna- ment to win its league championship. 20 Years Ago Dec. 5, 1996 A basketball with Michael Jordan's autograph was one of many items on hand at Auction Mania, a fundraiser jointly sponsored by the Cheney Cham- ber of Commerce and Eagle Athletic Association. The Cheney High School wrestling team started their season by hosting a jamboree and continued to face some serious competition when they took part in the Deer Park Invitational. 30 Years Ago Dec. 4, 1986 Long-time Cheney High School athletics direc- tot, Jim Hatch resigned to return full-time to the classroom. Students at Medical lake Middle School began a reading contest sponsored by the library and their reading classes. Nine families in a co-op in Medical Lake got together and purchased a bus of their own so their children have a local ride to the Christian Heritage School in Edwall. There were 13 stu- dents who attended the Edwall school and their parents took turns driving them to and from the building. 40 Years Ago Dec. 9, 1976 Rickey carl Dixon, 19, was arrested by Cheney police and later booked into the Spokane County Jail on second-degree burglary charges. Dixon was held in connection with a previous burglary of the Savage House Pizza Parlor on 122 College St., in which hundreds of dollars in coins were pried loose from several foosball and pinball machines. Edward Kuhn from Cheney was scheduled to become a member of the Washington State Conserva- t-ion Commission. Cheney's Cub Scout Pack 356 had a new Cub- master, and for the first time in the orginzation's history, the leader was a woman. Sally Duenow, a Den Mother for four years with the pack, took on the role. 50 Years Ago Dec. 8, 1966 Miss Lynda Whitinger, one of 12 campus-spon- sored candidates, was crowned "Miss Eastern Days in Cheney." The Cheney High Blackhawks defeated the Colfax Bulldogs 56-49 in the season opener for both schools. Mild Huber's 16 points .and 12 by Nick Marsh led Cheney to the victory. Seven new members received their Jaycees pins; Dave Gibb, David Bibb, Dave Eychaner, Jerry Riba, Ken Ryals, Richard Schweitzer and Dave Vargas. All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What's Happening section send an emafl with date, time, location and event to Cheney Dec. 2, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Dec..2, Baby Play & Learn Storytime (ages 0-18 months), 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Medicare Open Enrollment, community library, 1 - 4 p.m. Dec. 2, Texas Hold'em (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 1 - 3 p.m. Dec. 3, All you can eat pancake breakfast for $11.99, Cheney Marketplace & Bakery, 9 a.m. - Noon. Dec. 5, Country Quilters (adults 50+), Wren Pier- son Comfy Center, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 - Dec. 8, GED & High School Completion Classes, community library, 4 - 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Knitting Group (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9 - 11 a.m. Dec. 6, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Bridge Group (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Ladies Auxiliary, 116 College St., 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Flightless Birds Running Club, Zentropa, 7p.m. See What's Happening pagb 8 CHURCHES Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emman- uel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, .Dec. 4. You may also watch our pastor's sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for grade school through adults be- gins at 9 a.m. Advent mid-week services continue on Wednesday, Dec. 7 with a soup supper at 6 p.m. fol- lowed by Holden Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to visit Emmanuel's Little Free Library and Free CommunKy Pantry lo- cared at 639 Elm St. Donations of books and non-perishable food items are gladly accepted. Both are open to the commu- nity 24/7. Four Lakes Community Church We are a non-denomi- national Village Missions Church. We exist to exalt the Lord, to educate and edify the saints and evangelize the lost. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and worship service is at 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. Our current sermon series is "Living in Grace in the Promised Land" by pastor Sean Carney. Our worship services combine contemporary choruses and traditional hymns. Join us for a Ladies Bible Study every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday music practice at 6:30 p.m., Thursday AWANA at 6:30 p.m. and Fri- day men's breakfast and Bible study at 7 a.m. We are located at 10311 Spo- kane St., our phone number is West Old Time Radio productions open this weekend StageWest Theatre's Old Time Radio production of "The Littlest Angel" and "The Gift of The Magi," both adapted and direct- ed by Judy Gross, opens this weekend. Friday and Saturday night perfor- mances are at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. All performances are at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St. in Chenev. Ticket prices are $12 adults, $10 seniors and $5 for students with valid school ID. Saturday, Dec. 10, is a special dinner theatre catered by Mike Hartman. The dinner menu is prime rib, baked potato, vegetable, salad, roll and angel food cake for dessert. Dinner is by reservation only and space is limited. Dinner theatre tickets are $30 per person. For reservations contact Nancy Kuonen at (509) 768-4792. For other information, contact Gross at (509) 299-2649. 10 Screens? 509-232.,0444 Movie Information 613 S. Washington Ste. 105 Spokane, WA 99204 5 Blocks off 1-90 (Division St. Exit) FREE Parking 8:30-5:30 Mon-Fri Handicap Access . Good Service Cars. Trucks, Trailers Boats Cycles RVs o:* 455-8320 to PAWN and GUN Mon Wed. Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1123 First Street, Cheney (across from Los S(:hwab) (509) 455-9969 and our Facebook page includes upcoming events. United Methodist Church Celebrate the second Sun- day of Advent with us this week at the United Method- ist Church. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. and will include the lighting of the Ad- vent candles. Worship will be led by pas- tor Alissa Bertsch Johnson and associate pastor Pat Sleeth. An Advent devotional book, "Down to Earth," is available for this season of preparation. Sunday school for elementary children is at 9 a.m. on Sun- day. 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