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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, December 24, 2015 LOOKING 10 Years Ago 30 Years Ago kefl Dec. 29, 2005 Jan. 2,1986 Bre Following a public hearing, the Medical LakeCheney Mayor and Eastern Washington University sco: Planning Commission approved Studio Cascade's economics professor, Tom Trulove was expected to plan to subdivide 11 acres of land along State Route receive an appointment from Washington Gov. Booth 902 to build 38 homes in the Fox Ridge South de- Gardner for a seat on the Northwest Power Planning velopment. Council. Grant Murie, who for the past 25 years served as Cheney residents were being urged to watch how ovc Cheney's finance director, retired from service that they use their electricity in hopes that saving energy cen began in 1981. might reward them with lower rates in the future, lott Three players, led by Richelle Daily with 18Medical Lake head football coach John Giannan- points, scored in double figures as the Medical Lake drea, who led his team to a Northeast A League regular rea girl's basketball team defeated Priest River 59-53 to season championship and a berth in the playoffs, was for remain undefeated at 5-0. Caitlin Smith had 15 while named coach of the year in the league, to Colleen Constantine added 11 for the Cardinals. 40 Years Ago 20 Years Ago Jan. 1,1976 Dec. 28, 1995 The on-again, off-again battle between the Spokane County announced that West Plains' Cheney Care Center and the state Department of parks and pools would be on their own for fund- Social and Health Services was on again as the ing to operate• Cheney's share of the money was agency sought to decertify the facility as a Medic- estimated at $14,000. aid provider• Among the items the Cheney City Council The Cheney City Council approved the 1976 oper- covered in their year-end meeting was presenta- ating budget but lost a battle to retain a parking con- tion of a key to the city and a resolution honoring trol officer in favor of hiring a new police officer. employee Ted Ham who was retiring after 42 years Both local teams claimed victories in the first an- of service, nual Eastern Washington State College Classic bas- From the archives: 1975 File photo Medical Lake is all dressed up for the holidays. Special decorations and lights lined the city's streets. OBITUARIES Velvo Mayre (Lucas) Miller degree• She did graduate work in and Florence, Italy, as well as Velvo Mayre (Lucas) Miller, age journalism at UCLA. several cities in the U.S. 101, passed away Nov. 2, 2015. She From the time she was young, Velvo has two daughters Marcia was delivered by a country doctor women's issues were close to Kay Magnuson (John) and Mary on Nov. 4, 1913 in Lentner, Mo., in her heart. She was very proud of Ingrid Everson (Ken); a son Nicholas her paternal grandparent's house, the fact that she was a life-long FemizziMiller(Alicia);grandchildren, She passed away peacefully two Democrat. Many hours were ChipMagnus°n'ChristinaMagnus°n" days before she would have been spent volunteering for causesEricEverson, AngelaEversonandAli 102 in Cheney. Her brother V•H. important to her. (Everson)Selvik;great-grandchildren (Bus) Lucas and her parents John Velvo met her future husband Will, IanandAnnaEversonandFiona Wesley Lucas and Harriet Elizabeth on a blind date. She and Richard Selvik; nieces JoAnne (Lucas) Minetti Collins Lucas Pullen preceded her Felix Miller, who preceded her in and Janet (Lucas) Prendergast. She in death, death in 1998, began their mar- also loved Mary Allestad and Esther Velvo grew up in Pendleton, riage of 61 years in Manhattan, Thompson for the loving care and Ore., and attended Oregon State N.Y., where Dick got his masters companionship they gave to her in University for two years before at Columbia University. They en- her later years. switching to the University of Or- joyed traveling and lived for brief egon where she earned an English periods in Guadalajara, Mexico, See Obits page 7 th{ Na] Na: all tournament as Cheney High School defeated ester and EWSC topped Central Washington. No es were reported in either title game. 50 Years Ago Dec. 31, 1965 'he Cheney School Board was in discussion , games played in school carnivals with con- s voiced about some contests being seen as ;ries. ',WSC students, of which over 2,400 had al- y registered, would return to campus Jan. 2 he winter quarter with another 1,000 expected roll. 'he EWSC Savages were preparing to defend title they won at a basketball tournament in pa, Idaho featuring teams from Northwest arene, Western Montana and Carroll College. TOMLINSON Pete Baccarella 509-953-4598 USAF Retired BUY or SELL? o P.O .... ........ "") A lis~~Cs he:;y gO~Settlo?gwa~Dy- • 1319 First, Cheney, WA 235-4916 RAMADK at Spokane Airport 509-838-5211 Reservations Recommended with glad tidings for you and your family and friends. Hope your holidays get up to speed and you continue to accelerate into the new year/ 11425 W. Sunset Highway • 509-244-9277