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Articles from the April 3, 2014 edition

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 By John McCallum    Front Page    April 3, 2014

Fanning the flames of career exploration

Eastern Washington University foreign exchange students received an opportunity last week to answer a question that may or may not have been buzzing about in their minds. Do I want to have a career in...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    April 3, 2014

Cheney's first marijuana business is a family-affair

Maybe no other newly created industry has faced as many hurdles than the fledgling recreational marijuana industry. Just ask Bill and Chris Youngs. The brothers are owners of Cheney Hydroponics, the...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake/Espanola SCOPE office now operates out of City Hall

Medical Lake/Espanola SCOPE station volunteers have a new base of operations. SCOPE is now operating out of the Medical Lake police substation at 124 S. Lefevre St. At the suggestion of Spokane County, SCOPE moved out of their previous location at...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 3, 2014

West Plains plan relies on 'old standards'

The city of Spokane Planning Commission held a public hearing, March 26 to receive citizens’ comments for the West Plains Sub-area Transportation Plan. Members of the commission held an open house in Airway Heights back in February where they...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake Flower Shop creates special carnations for customers

As spring begins to bloom, Leslie Smith, owner of Medical Lake Flower Shop inside of Wispies Hair Salon at 112 North Jefferson St., is ready to create several carnations for the season. Prior to...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    April 3, 2014

ML Lions Club gears up for midnight run

The members of the Medical Lake Lions Club were putting together some of the finishing touches for their 36th annual “Only Fools Run at Midnight” event. The 3.5-mile race will take place, April 5, at midnight, at Medical Lake High School....

 
 By Al Stover    More News    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake Planning Commission March meeting canceled

The March 27 meeting of the Medical Lake Planning Commission was canceled due to the commission not having any business to discuss. The commission recently submitted a proposal for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the land-use change of a...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE    More News    April 3, 2014

Rep. Susan Fagan to host telephone town hall April 14

Ninth District state Rep. Susan Fagan, R-Pullman, invites district constituents to join her for an hour-long telephone town hall Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. To participate, residents dial toll-free 1-800-278-7161. Phone lines open shortly before...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    April 3, 2014

Federal Way native plans life around international mission

Have you ever paused in your busy life to think about the person who happened to sit beside you during a meeting? Or how about the one who gave you a smile in the crowded elevator? I met an...

 
 Neighborhood    April 3, 2014

Churches for April 3, 2014

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The fifth Sunday in Lent will be celebrated at Emmanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, April 6. All are welcome to worship at 10:30 a.m. Christian education for grade school through adult begins at 9:30 a.m. Lenten mid-week sou...

 
 Obituaries    April 3, 2014

Jean Elizabeth Breitenfeldt

Jean Elizabeth Breitenfeldt (Nelson) (Age 79) passed away March 3. Preceding her in death were her parents, Edrie and Clarence Nelson, her sister Claris Bontjes and her brother Robert Nelson. Surviving Jean are her three children, Todd Breitenfeldt...

 
 Obituaries    April 3, 2014

Julia L. Eyre

Julia L. Eyre (age 90) passed away March 28, 2014 in Cheney. She was born Nov. 9, 1923 in Alberta, Canada to George and Carol (Duncombe) Myre. Julia attended school in Alberta and at age 13 went to...

 
 Obituaries    April 3, 2014

William "Bill" Griffin

William "Bill" Griffin, (age 76) of Cheney, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, March 27.  He was born June 4, 1937 in Seattle, to Frank and Opal (Patterson) Griffin. He grew up in Ballard...

 
 Neighborhood    April 3, 2014

Looking Back for April 3, 2014

10 Years Ago April 8, 2004 Having survived the previous year’s difficult budget and hurdles over budget issues, the future projections appeared bright for Eastern Washington University. Bill Ponder, the university’s vice-president of student...

 
 Neighborhood    April 3, 2014

Looking Back with the Cheney Historical Museum April 3, 2014

One hundred twenty-five years ago on April 6, 1889 the Kodak camera was first introduced. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 
 Calendar    April 3, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains April 3-9, 2014

City of Cheney • April 3, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3 – 5), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • April 4, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • April 8, City...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake school brings common core to curriculum

The Medical Lake School District will continue to implement elements of the new Common Core standards into their curriculum. Medical Lake High School principal John McSmith and vice principal Chris...

 
 Education    April 3, 2014

Cheney School Board approves sale of Fisher Building - again

For the second time in less than a year, the Cheney School District board of directors has agreed to sell the Fisher Building. The board unanimously approved a recommendation by school district staff to sign an agreement selling the almost...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    April 3, 2014

Albertsen channels Chekov for senior project

Medical Lake High School student Kyla Albertsen got a chance to show audiences her passion for theater as she presented "The Boor," as her senior project. "The Boor" is a one-act comedy play from Russ...

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2014

Parents should monitor children's time on mobile devices

The digital age has put a difficult debate on the table for parents. Smartphones and tablets have become the next big frontier for child entertainment, learning and engagement. Today’s younger generation is being raised to be connected at all...

 
 By Al Stover    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Life lessons I have learned from heroes in cowls and tights

This spring seems will be a big one for superhero movies. Next month, we have the theatrical releases of "The Amazing Spider-man 2," and "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which will be the fifth film to...

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor April 3, 2014

In a historic bipartisan 68-32 vote, last June the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that included a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants, an innovative temporary worker program, and increased visa numbers for skilled...

 
 By John McCallum    Sports    April 3, 2014

Cheney stays perfect in GNL soccer play chools

Next week's spring break isn't coming soon enough for the Cheney boys' soccer team. The team's first couple weeks of the season have been challenging, helped not only by a busy schedule - including...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    April 3, 2014

Cheney baseball uses 13-run inning for win over Deer Park

The Cheney Blackhawks baseball team once again had to battle back from behind to win. This time it was in Deer Park, March 25, against the Stags, who they beat, 15-8. Deer Park jumped ahead to a five-run lead in the first inning. Cheney’s defense...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    April 3, 2014

CHS boys' tennis stays unbeaten with win over North Central

The Cheney high school boy's tennis team kept their undefeated streak alive as they defeated North Central, 7-0, March 26, improving their record to 4-0. Mason Van Stone (No. 1 singles) defeated NC's...

 

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