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Articles from the October 10, 2013 edition

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Simmons leaves Parks and Recreation

Cheney Parks and Recreation Director Paul Simmons said it’s always been his belief that it would take something “incredible” to get him to leave his position with the city that he’s held since 2004. Apparently, the incredible happened last...

 

AH extends marijuana storefront moratorium

The Airway Heights City Council once again tackled the issue of marijuana storefronts at its meeting Monday, Oct. 7, approving an extension of a moratorium that was enacted earlier this year. The City Council approved the extension on medical cannabi...

 

Growth emphasized in Cheney City Council races

The race for Cheney City Council Position 1 pits first-term incumbent Fred Pollard against Cheney Planning Commissioner Chris Grover. Both are local businessmen and members of several community organizations. 1. Why run for office? Pollard said he...

 

Maike and Kennedy cite finances and growth as priorities for ML

Shirley Maike is the incumbent in Medical Lake’s race for Position 2 on the City Council. For her, the current city council, mayor and administration at City Hall have done a good job of maintaining the city’s finances. She’s running to keep...

 

It's easy to figure out what season it is

It’s easy to figure out what season it is — just look for the signs. The Cheney Free Press candidate profile series continues with stories this week on city council races in Airway Heights,...

 

Maike and Kennedy cite finances and growth as priorities for ML

Shirley Maike is the incumbent in Medical Lake’s race for Position 2 on the City Council. For her, the current city council, mayor and administration at City Hall have done a good job of maintaining the city’s finances. She’s running to keep...

 

Supportive do

Cheney lineman Noah Zieman added a pink mohawk to his other pink gear at Friday’s game with Sandpoint in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many players wore pink attire, as did Blackhawks...

 
 By JAMES EIK    News    October 10, 2013

ML tackles marijuana ordinance

The Medical Lake City Council held a quick meeting Tuesday, Oct. 1, approving a moratorium on the acceptance of land use permits relating to marijuana. Nearly a year after voters approved an initiative to allow recreational sale and use of marijuana,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 10, 2013

Cheney treatment plant receives state award

Only one item required action on an extremely light Cheney City Council agenda Tuesday night. The council approved a resolution accepting $2,700 from the Administrative Office of the Courts for fiscal year 2014 as per an equipment replacement agreeme...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

Cheney Gardeners Oct. 14 Did you ever wonder just how to get bulbs to flower in your home in winter? Master Gardener Steve Nokes will tell the Gardeners of Cheney about using kits for “Container planting of spring bulbs for winter enjoyment.”...

 

Cheney FFA alumni benefit dinner/auction Oct. 12

The first annual “Denim and Dollars” Cheney FFA alumni benefit dinner and auction is taking place Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Cheney Rodeo Grounds. Doors and a silent auction open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. Must be 21 and over, with...

 

Cheney coat drive ending Oct. 19

The annual Coats 4 Kids Cheney community Coat Drive is now underway. Coats can be donated at any local Cheney School District schools or at many local churches and businesses from now to Oct. 19. Collected coats will be cleaned in cooperation with...

 
 By JAMES EIK    News    October 10, 2013

Redell seeks another term on Medical Lake council

Brenda Redell is seeking to retain her seat on the Medical Lake City Council in the upcoming election. She said the current makeup of the council is a big part of why she’s running for another term. The council is on the right track, she said, and...

 

Burton runs in unchallenged term for MLCC Position 3

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Incumbent Arthur “AJ” Burton is running unopposed for City Council Position No. 3 in Medical Lake. The 49-year-old computer technician has lived in the community for 13 years and said his prime reason for running...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    News    October 10, 2013

Overhauser seeks her fourth term on Cheney City Council Position 4

Teresa Overhauser, a three-term incumbent for City Council Position 4, believes she still has plenty more to offer to the city of Cheney. “It has been three terms and I really feel like I can still make a difference,” Overhauser said. “I...

 
 By JAMES EIK    News    October 10, 2013

Lawrence wants to provide voice for south AH citizens

Steve Lawrence is the incumbent in the only challenged race for a position on the Airway Heights City Council. Lawrence is running once again for Position 2 on the City Council to provide a voice for residents on the southern side of Airway Heights....

 

Shutdown brings out worst in government, best in humans

This editorial first appeared in The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Cheney Free Press editorial board. Austerity brings out the worst in government and the best in those who pay for it. This week...

 

City of Medical Lake is doing well with current council

As we begin our strategic planning for 2014, I would like to take a minute to thank the citizens of Medical Lake for their continuing support of a great place to live. The Mayor, John Higgins, City Administrator Doug Ross, the seven council members...

 

Support Cheney resident John Taves for city council

I write to encourage Cheney residents to vote for John Taves for a seat on the Cheney City Council. While on the Council for approximately a year, replacing the late Mike McKeehan, Taves has shown dedication to his work. Besides his great background...

 

The real reason behind Initiative 522 isn't genetically modified foods

I-522 is not about whether food should be genetically engineered, but rather whether it should be identified as such. Forty-nine countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Russia, European Union states and...

 

Taves would bring a new voice to council

The election of John Taves would bring a much-needed, new voice to the Cheney City Council. Appointed to fill the vacant position following the death of Mike McKeehan, John has demonstrated that he does his homework, can debate the issues and make...

 

Honor Flight veterans deserve more in D.C.

What could be more insulting to a war veteran who arrived at Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight to be near the Vietnam Memorial and find it barricaded, closed, deliberately off limits to those whom it would mean the most? These former soldiers who...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Opinion    October 10, 2013

Government shutdown isn't anything new

The government shutdown is all that news outlets have been able to cover since the start of the month, but when considering that shutdowns have happened 17 times since 1976. This current “shutdown,” according to the Congressional Budget Office...

 

Buob twins; double the pleasure, double the fun

Polish your skates and make sure your bicycle is ready. We’re going to try to catch up with Christine Buob’s twins, Josh and John. These 11-year-old boys enjoy life at a fast pace. Their quick...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to join us in worship Sunday Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. Christian education classes for pre-school through adult begin at 9 a.m. Fellowship...

 

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