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Articles from the August 7, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Election results show little party change

It would seem that when it comes to making changes in the status quo, West Plains, Spokane County and Eastern Washington 5th Congressional District voters are happy with the way things are. In primary election results Tuesday night in races where...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Water refill going slow

The extended streak of hot weather and recent severe storm-induced power outages led the city of Cheney to issue mandatory outdoor watering restrictions on Monday, Aug. 4. Water usage for lawn irrigation systems and sprinklers was restricted for at...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Animals taken from Cheney-area home

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) personnel and Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy removed several animals from a Cheney residence on the 23200 block of South Cross Road, Wednesday, July 30. SCRAPS received a complaint during...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Musicians come together to pay homage to "father of bluegrass"

Bluegrass fans who remember musician Bill Monroe will get a chance to relive some of their favorite memories. One of the headline acts for this year's Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, is...

 By AL STOVER    News    August 7, 2014

Collins appointed to Airway Heights City Council

Lt. Jack Collins of the Airway Heights Fire Department wanted to find other ways to be involved within the community. Now he'll get that chance. Collins was appointed to the City Council following...

 By AL STOVER    News    August 7, 2014

SR 904 collision

Officers and civilians examine the scene of a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries on State Route 904, across from the Cheney Rodeo Grounds Saturday, Aug. 2. Washington State Patrol, Spokane...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 7, 2014

This time, storm misses Cheney area

For a second time in less than two weeks Mother Nature showed her wrath marching a damaging thunderstorm through Spokane County. The difference between the July 23 storm and the one Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2 was the latter largely missed Cheney, a...

 News    August 7, 2014

Sign of past, present and future things

The reader board temperature at Mitchell's Harvest Foods in Cheney says it all as the Inland Northwest has been broiling in a heat wave the past several weeks and no relief appears in sight, with...

 News    August 7, 2014

Douglas picked for August Yard of the Month

The Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club has selected the yard of Gert Douglas, 19617 S. Cheney-Spangle Road, as the July Yard of the Month. Douglas will receive a $25 gift certificate for gardening supplies from Jarms Hardware. Pictured left to...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 7, 2014

July 2014 ranks second hottest in history

If this summer has felt exceedingly hot, you’re right. July 2014 finished second on the all-time list of the hottest on record, according to the National Weather Service. The average temperature for those 31 days during the seventh month of the...

 By AL STOVER    News    August 7, 2014

New bathroom and splash pad coming to Sunset Park

Two new features will be coming to Sunset Park later this year. The first is a new public restroom. The Airway Heights City Council approved the purchase of a CXT restroom forthe park at the July 21...

 By AL STOVER    News    August 7, 2014

American Legion Post 196 undergoes leadership transition

Medical Lake's Errol L. English American Legion Post 196 is on the verge of revitalization. Matthew D. Jackson was voted the commander for Post 196 back in May. He, his vice commander, Phoenix Hanks,...

 News    August 7, 2014

Turnbull to host federal youth waterfowl hunt

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it will open Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to a limited entry youth waterfowl hunt in fall 2014. The two-day youth hunt will run concurrently with the Washington state youth waterfowl season that...

 Calendar    August 7, 2014

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Farmer’s Market The Cheney Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from 2 – 7 p.m. from now until Sept. 23 in the City Hall parking lot. There will be plenty of fresh local produce along with handmade arts and crafts.... Full story

 By From The Panama City Herald    Opinion    August 7, 2014

The power of truth and lies in our world

A recent email had us thinking of Mark Twain, John Adams and Stephen Colbert. Let’s start with Twain who wrote: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” That’s the...

 By JOHN LaFORGE    Opinion    August 7, 2014

Censorship and myth-making enshrined ignorance of Hiroshima and The Bomb

The US atomic destruction of 140,000 people at Hiroshima and 70,000 at Nagasaki was never “necessary” because Japan was already smashed, no land invasion was needed and Japan was suing for peace. The official myth that “the bombs saved...

 Opinion    August 7, 2014

Temperatures contribute to increase of fires

Paul Delaney (Cheney Free Press, 7/31/14) takes exception to the contention that “climate change is the culprit for longer, bigger and more intense wildfires.” According to Delaney, it’s all about forest management. Well, Washington isn’t...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    August 7, 2014

Now you see them, now you don't - two tales relived

The following stories are true. Verification is available. 1800s Once upon a time there was a young lady who turned her car easily into its place at her home, gathered the things she had bought and took two steps toward her house. She stopped. Right...

 Neighborhood    August 7, 2014


Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites the community to worship with us this Sunday as we celebrate the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Adult education begins at 9 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by fellowship at 11:30....

 Obituaries    August 7, 2014

Jacquelynne J. Eccles

Former 30-year Medical Lake resident Jacquelynne J. Eccles passed away July 23, in Molalla, Ore. Born June 13, 1940, Jackie passed peacefully at her home. A memorial service to be held Aug. 30 at Clarkes United Methodist Church, Mulino,... Full story

 Obituaries    August 7, 2014

Whitfield memorial Aug. 9

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St. in Cheney for Ray Whitfield at 11 a.m. The service will be followed by a reception for Whitfield hosted by the Women’s Fellowship. Whitfield passed away... Full story

 Neighborhood    August 7, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 12, 2004 Jim Hill, Mayor of Medical Lake since 1998, announced his resignation effective Oct. 1. Hill said he had been considering the move for some time and had since sold his home...

 By Jill Weiszmann    Neighborhood    August 7, 2014

Cheney pool 50th celebration

The city of Cheney took time last Saturday to celebrate the city pool's 50th birthday. Opened in 1964 at a cost of $150,000, the pool has proven to be a popular attraction over the years and enjoys...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 7, 2014

Mixing it up in the mud for the mutts

Normally mud and dogs are not a good combination. Unless you put a bunch of grown men in close proximity of a soupy mix of dirt and water. Add in trucks with monster-sized tires and the end result is...


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