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Page 6 Ch,?ney Free Press Thurs., Dec. 30, 19.76 Aircraft mural If not in the United States Air Force, the B-I bomber at least flies at Fairchild Air Force Base through the precise graphics of Staff Sgt. Joe !,. Watkins, who recently completed this four-foot by eight-foot mural at the base. The Sergenat says it him days to sketch and paint the proposed bomber using a picture froma magazine. Medical Lake Report Elyse Harrington, 299-3533 Football coac h resigns At the regular December school board meeting, Bob Jundt, Medical Lake High School foot- ball coach, submitted his resig- nation requesting that he be re- lieved of his football coaching duties, effective for the 1976-77 school year. Jundt has served as the Card- inals head football coach since the 1971-72 school year. Prior to that he was the ML assistant foot- bal coach for three years. Jundt will continue to teach Driver's Ed and physical education classes at the high school. The members of the school board discussed a call for bus bids for the district. The district would like to purchase two new 66 passenger school buses to replace one 67 passenger bus and one 58 passenger bus. Bids will be presented at the January school board meeting. It is hoped that the buses will be de- livered during the summer of 1977, in time for the new school year. Ambulance problem reviewed In other discussion the board members reviewed the local am- bulance problem, here in Medical Lake. It was noted that the am- bulance is always on sight for every home football game and that it has served the school dis- trict many times in past years. Roy Holliday, Administrative Assistant of Medical Lake School Distrlct, sai d the board "is pur- suing this to see if there is some way the district can pay for services rendered by the Medical Lake Community Ambulance Corporation." The Medical Lake Community Ambulance Corp., which is priv- ately owned, is operated by Med- ical Lake citizens and the Medi- cal Lake Fire Department. The ambulance group has in the past only taken donations when offer- ed, but is now faced the the re- placement of the current vehicle because of newly imposed state regulations. The corporationis looking for assured payment for services rendered. The ambulance corporation is now asking $25 for any ambul- ance service rendered. The board will discuss the issue further at the January meeting. School Superintendent Clayton Dunn gave a brief report on what Medical Lake schools are pres- ently doing about the conversion of the metric system. At this time elementary school children are being introduced to the metric system in their in- dividual classrooms. High school students, especially those who are taking any science courses, are learning quite an amount about the conversion to the met- ric system. All Medical Lake schools will continue to pursue this for the future. In other business, it was noOd that if the school district decides to hold a levy and/or bond issm in 1977, that 697 votes will be needed to qualify the election. The figure 697 is based oR  per- cent of the voters in this area who voted in the last general election. The votes needed exceed the total number of people who voted in the last school levy in May by 75 votes. At that time only 280 votes were needed to qualify the elec- tion. If the school board decides to hold a levy and/or bond issue a heavy turn out (at least 697) of voters from the district will be needed to make this election official. Between now and the next school board meeting (to be held on the 18th of January) the board will be holding a series of study meetings in order to determine if the school district will hold a levy and/or bond issue, the date for the election and the amount of the levy. All this must be determined by the next meeting so that the county auditors and the election office receive notice of this infor- mation at least 45 days ahead of the date for annual levy elections. Bowing to the weather This picture might be entitled "Frosty's Last Stand," and the snowman appears to be bowing to the wishes of a warm winter day as it melts away. The six-foot high shrinking snow creation was located at 5"32 Villard, the product of two days of snow last week that melted off by late Monday. Town Hall project funded by state Of the more than $43 million dollars of federal local public works money available state- wide, only $366,751 was granted in Spokane County, and that went to Medical Lake for the expansion of it's Town Hall. However, in U.S. Representative Tom Foley's congressional district, $7.5 mill- ion was allocated, according to Art Hansen, Foley's administra- tive assistant. When contacted about the fund- ing, officials indicated that the town hall expansion program was only one of three projects sub- mitted for funding. The other two projects were related to a new water supply source and the im- provement of the municipal wa- ter distribution lines. The town had no say in which project re- ceived funding, but after a com- puter scoring of the applications in Washington D.C., the $420,000 expansion project was one of 37 funded. The building expansion has its primary goal the provision of adequate building space for the Fire and Police departments and the provision of facilities for the use by the senior citizens and rec- reation groups. In all approximately 5,904 square feet of building space will be added by the expansion. Ramps and elevators are pro- posed to assure adequate access for the aged and handicapped. ML Briefs Explorer Scout wins gold medal Medical Lake Explorer Scout Lt. Robert Hodge, 756 Lake Street, recently competed in the Inland Empire Olympics Chess Tournament, where he was unde- feated and was awarded a gold medal for a first place finish. Robert is a junior at Medical Lake High School, and a member of the Air Force Jr. ROTC unit. For the past three years Robert has served as the Medical Lake Chess Club president. He was also awarded a plaque this month for placing second in the school's annual chess tournament. Robert commented during an interview that he not only plays chess in tournaments, but that he plays chess through the mail and via telephone. Medical Lake Elementary School News Last week the children of the elementary school were given the opportunity to participate in a voluntary gift exchange and a canned food drive. It was hoped that for those children who par- ticipated in both activities that it was learned that giving can be as rewarding as receiving. Tbe cauned goods re collect- ed under tbe Christnms tree in the school lobby, where they were later distributed to deserving families in the Medical tare area. Films to be shown today The Medical Lake Park and Recreation Department will be showing the films Treasure Is- land and Skiing in the Swiss Alps, upstairs in the Town Hall today at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Child- ren and their parents are wel- come to attend these fun filled adventure movies, free of charge. Basketball Schedules Medical Lake men and boys basketball schedules for Tues- day, January 4 are as follows: Eastern #1 vs. Explorers, East- ern State Hospital, 7 p.m.; As- sembly of God vs. Superstuds, H.S. Girls Gym, 6:30 p.m.; Mid- dle School vs. Baptist Ch., H.S. Girls Gym, 7:45 p.m. ; Eastern #2 vs. Lutheran Ch., Lakeland, 8:15 p.m. Church News St Annes Catholic Church will hold a New Years Eve Mass at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 31. A New Year's Day Mass will be held at I0 a.m. on Saturday, Jan- uary 1, 1977. The First Baptist Ckm'ch hold a "Watchnight xice" on Friday, New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. until 12:39 am. The will be a film shown mid m'mgjg d reffeshmem for all  attemi. The Assembly at  Ctm- will hold a "Watchnight service" on New Years gve, .at IO p.m., a communion service will follow at midnight. Farm Water Act petition over the top A petition backed by the Wash- ington State Grange to put Initia- tive 59--the Family Farm Water Act-before the state's legisla- tors, went over the top when Grange officials delivered 172,000 signatures to the Secretary of State Dec. 22. The second and final delivery of signatures supporting the Family Farm Water Act were to be delivered to the Secretary of State today, but the drive is al- ready 48,000 signatures over the total needed to put the measure before the legislature. The exact number of individuals needed for the success of the drive was 123,711, or eight percent of the votes cast by Washingtonians in last November's balloting for governor. The Grange had set a goal of 185,000 signatures when the cam- paign began last September, and according to the group's spokes- man, Jack Silvers, the possibility of reaching that goal seems good. The Grange has been operating a state-wide campaign since launching the effort, and reports that approximately 50 percent of the total signatures have been collected in the past six weeks. The Washington State Legisla- ture now has three choices...they can approve the initiative, draft an alternative for next Novem- ber's general election, or refer the original measure to the voters next November. The initiative would limit state irrigation water use permits to family farms with no member of that family holding over 2,000 acres, but it would allow corpor- ate farming of larger acreages for up to 20 years, but after that time the holdings would have to be dispersed into smalelr family farm units.. / Speech, hearing tests set Eastern Washington State Col- lege will have a limited number /of openings for speech and hear- ing diagnostic tests starting in January, Dr. Dorvan Brieten- feldt, clinic director said. Speech diagnostic evaluations are available for articulation, cleft palate, laryngectomy, cere- beral palsy, stuttering, aphasia, voice and speech and language development. Audiological diagnostic testing includes hearing aid evaluations by testing, trial and recommen- dations for hearing aid use, pure- tone threshold, speech threshold and discrimination, indentifica- tion audiometry for children and differential diagnosis for hearing disorders. There will also be openings for therapy, individually and in groups, for both speech and lan- guage and hearing disorders, Dr. Brietenfeldt said. Testing is by appointment only, he said, and all patients must be diagnosed before treatment is scheduled. The diagnoses and therapy are part of the advanced training of EWSC students majoring in speech therapy, Dr. Breitenfeldt said, and are done under the di- rection and supervision of an audiologist. Minmum fees are charged but fee waivers may be arranged in cases of need. Squealing tires yield traffic charges A 17-year:old Cheney youth was arrested by the Cheney Police Dept. Dec. 21 and charged with reckless driving. Arrested was Edward Dale Hill, who gave his address as 253 Malstrom Drive, Spokane. He was later released to the custody of his father. The suspect was first observed in the south parking lot of Cheney High School about 1 p.m., alleg- edly spinning his tires. Elbow grease Not all the work now days is done by powerful machinery such as cranes, bulldozers, pile drivers and backhoes, as this workman at the site of the new Eastern Washington State College fieldhouse shows. Here the detail work eight feet under is done with elbow grease and shovel, as contractors strive to have the new facility ready for occupation by Fall, 1977. Polyester Winter TIRES 600x12 26.95 A 78x13 26.95 B78x13 28.95 GRAND OPENING SHOCKS 3 INSTALLED00 Regular Duty Most C78x13 28.95 HEAVY DUTY C78x14 28.95 E78x14 29.95 CASHt $95 F78xl 4 32.95 CAReY G 78xl 4 34.95 H78x14 35.95 560x15 28.95 G 78xl 5 34.95 H78x15 36.95 L78x15 38.95 All Prices Plus Exchange & F.E.T. LOAD LEVEl CASH g 2 CARRY FOR INALLED 2 for ., AIR t/ms BICYCLES o CASH l $ PICKUPS CARRY INSTALLED 2 for $5' MOST SIZES RECAP SNOWTIRES 15 95 to 2095 recappable casing & RADIAL MUD & SNOW TRUCK MUD & SN BR78x13 35.95 700x14 8 ply DR 78xl 4 38. 95 700x ! 5 6 pi- ER78x14 43.95 700xt5 8 ply 46. 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