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Articles from the May 22, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 22, 2014

Less paperwork - quicker responses

The written work order may become a thing of the past if the Cheney City Council approves a new software system proposed by the city’s Public Works Department. Maintenance Edge is a software package that, combined with the purchase of Apple iPads,...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 22, 2014

Animal relations

Medical Lake has seemingly made a smooth transition after they entered into a contract with Spokane County Regional Animal Protective Service (SCRAPS) for animal control services. The city approved the contract in December 2013, with a 3-2 vote and...

 By Paul Delaney    Front Page    May 22, 2014

EWU ROTC year-end cadet training has fun finish

Members of Eastern Washington University's ROTC program got to go on a field trip last Friday. And it included the Army's version of an amusement park thrill ride on board a Blackhawk helicopter that...

 Front Page    May 22, 2014

Local cemeteries, groups, hold Memorial Day activities Monday

The following is a list of West Plains-area Memorial Day services and activities. Memorial Day is Monday, May 26. Cheney The Cheney Cemetery Association is sponsoring the annual Memorial Day breakfast and memorial program. Breakfast is from 7:30-10...

 Front Page    May 22, 2014

Short walk for life

Several families participated in the "4 1/2 Block Walk" during Cheney's annual Mayfest celebration last Friday. The walk benefited the West Plains Relay For Life team and the American Cancer...

 More News    May 22, 2014

Mowatts named Cheney's Yard of the Month

The Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club has selected the yard of Jim and Arlene Mowatt, 521 Oak St., as the May Yard of the Month. The Mowatt's receive a $25 gift certificate for gardening...

 By AL STOVER    More News    May 22, 2014

JLUS committee talks West Plains mitigation measures

The Fairchild Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study Coordinating Committee held a meeting, May 16, to discuss the avoidance and mitigation measures for a grant study area. The Washington State Department of Commerce awarded a grant to Spokane for up...

 By AL STOVER    More News    May 22, 2014

Airway Heights establishes Water Leak Mitigation Program

Residents of Airway Heights who have a high water bill due to an unexpected leak can go to the city to address their concerns. At the May 19 legislative meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance...

 By AL STOVER    More News    May 22, 2014

Community Cleanup

Members of Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department help residents dump household yard waste in the annual Community Cleanup, May 17, at Sunset Park....

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    May 22, 2014

Eastern students will get tuition cut for '14-15 school year

Statistics will point out that Eastern Washington University is already the best value in the state when it comes to earning a four-year college degree. But the bargain will get just a little better for the 2014-15 academic year when the EWU board...

 Education    May 22, 2014

Cheney School District honors certificated and classified employees

Cheney School District teachers, staff and administrators gathered last Wednesday night, May 14, at Westwood Middle School for their annual Employee Recognition Night. Employees were honored with a...

 By AL STOVER    Education    May 22, 2014

Everett named Lilac Teacher of the Year

Medical Lake High School teacher Ann Everett was selected as one of the Lilac Teachers of the Year by Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union (STCU) and the Spokane Lilac Festival Association. Everett was nominated by MLHS senior Majestic Tschabold, one of...

 Education    May 22, 2014

Cheney schools to hold free summer meals

Cheney Public Schools announces the sponsorship of the Seamless Summer Feeding Program for Children. Meals will be available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be served at the following: • Cheney High...

 Education    May 22, 2014

CHS announces students of the month

Cheney High School has released the names of the April students of the month. The students are listed as follows by department, name and class standing: Agriculture, Colton Miller, junior; art,...

 By AL STOVER    Education    May 22, 2014

ML students receive awards at Youth Appreciation Night

The Medical Lake Lion's Club honored 30 students from all district schools at the annual Youth Appreciation Night, May 14, at Medical Lake High School. Every year the Lions' Club annually honors...

 By Paul Delaney    Education    May 22, 2014

EWU's Fuller among presidential finalists

A familiar face is among the three finalists to succeed Eastern Washington University President, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, who is retiring this summer. Dr. Rex Fuller, the current Provost and Vice...

 Education    May 22, 2014

Meet the candidates

The three EWU presidential finalists will be on campus for interviews and meeting the public on the following dates: Timothy Mescon (May 29-30) Rex Fuller (June 2-3) Mary Cullinan (June 4-5) Further information on the candidates is available at...

 Calendar    May 22, 2014

West Plains Briefs

Memorial Day deadline changes The Cheney Free Press will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. Therefore, deadlines for submissions for the May 29 edition have been changed. The deadline for legal notices is Friday, May 23, by 5 p.... Full story

 Opinion    May 22, 2014

Information control is more complicated then hitting 'delete'

Do we own a “right to be forgotten” regarding things in our past? Do we own all the information generated about ourselves? A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in a public records case out of Spain might have provided a...

 By Paul Delaney    Opinion    May 22, 2014

A magic, moving, living part of the very earth

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” Or so wrote Laura Gilpin, an American photographer who ironically had my same birthday, April 22, but way back in 1891. Gilpin, I’ve discovered really had it...

 Opinion    May 22, 2014

The Republican party has changed

How times have changed. From 1960 until 1980 I voted for several Republicans, including Richard Nixon against Jack Kennedy in my first presidential vote, and Washington Gov. Dan Evans three times. On some issues, such as the corrupting influence of...

 By CHIP MAGNUSON    Opinion    May 22, 2014

Noxious Weed Control Board provides service to all citizens

Based on a recent article in the April 17 Cheney Free Press — “Cheney council finds county weed proposal noxious”— and comments made by the Cheney City Council, I would like to explain the Washington state Noxious Weed Law and the role and fu...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    May 22, 2014

Keeping the community warm - stitch by stitch

According to Joanna Morris, you have to be a little loose to join the Twisted Sisters. Not that kind of loose. Loose as in not having a penchant for making your quilt stitches too tight. One Saturday... Full story

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    May 22, 2014

Annual Tyler flea market returns in June

Guess what's happening at Tyler on June 7? They are having a flea market. I haven't seen anyone selling fleas. In fact I've never seen any fleas at all. Maybe they're saving them for a different...

 Neighborhood    May 22, 2014


Cheney United Church of Christ On Sunday, May 25, a guest speaker will give the sermon and conduct the service at Cheney UCC. This year’s volunteer Sunday School teachers will be recognized on that day, as well. Their efforts are greatly...


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