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Articles from the November 14, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 14, 2013

Council passes emergency marijuana zoning

The Cheney City Council passed a six-month, emergency ordinance at its Nov. 12 meeting establishing interim zoning and land use regulation that would determine where potential marijuana retailers, processors and producers can locate in the city....

 
 Sports    November 14, 2013

State champions

Members of Medical Lake's 2013 state boy's 1A cross country champions pose in front the sign that will soon add their accomplishment to that of former Cardinal tennis, basketball and wrestling teams....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 14, 2013

Revenue will keep Cheney Fire at maintenance levels

Like all other city departments relying on general fund tax revenue, the Cheney Fire Department is hoping to do at least as much in the way of service in 2014 as they have in 2013 – and with not a whole lot more revenue. The Fire Department is...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 14, 2013

AH budget remains similar to 2013

Airway Heights is in the middle of another budgeting season, working to create a balanced budget for 2014. The budget still has a $126,000 gap in the current expense fund, which the city is working to close. Also still hanging in the balance are...

 
 Front Page    November 14, 2013

Theft location was incorrect

Due to incorrect information, it was listed in last week’s West Plains Police Beat that two vehicles at Cheney Public Storage had been broken into and electronics taken. The vehicles were not at Cheney Public Storage but rather located at...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    November 14, 2013

Public comment sought Nov. 20 on KC-46A beddown

The U.S. Air Force has scheduled numerous public hearings across the country for the public to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the rollout of its new KC-46A fleet. One of...

 
 More News    November 14, 2013

Three hurt in SR 904 collision Saturday

A near head-on collision on SR 904 sent three people to a local hospital Saturday afternoon. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, at approximately 4:45 p.m. an eastbound, black, 2002 Volkswagen Golf two-door sedan driven by 47-year-old...

 
 More News    November 14, 2013

Kiwanis turkey bingo Nov. 22

Everyone is invited to the Medical Lake Kiwanis Thanksgiving Bingo Night at Hallett Elementary School Nov. 22 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Come play bingo with a chance to win turkeys and other cash prizes. All proceeds are used to support Kiwanis sponsored...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    November 14, 2013

Another run-of-the-mill winter predicted for region

Like the exacting clock one has on their cellphone that automatically changes crossing time zones or when it’s Daylight Savings Time, fall arrived almost as if on cue. Seemingly within minutes of the official entrance of the Autumnal Equinox at...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    November 14, 2013

This summer's thunderstorms proved to be rare events for region

For those residents who thought that some of our sudden big precipitation thunderstorms that rolled through the region throughout the summer might have been out of place, you’re right. “If we’re going to get any thunderstorms, they tend to be i...

 
 More News    November 14, 2013

Scouts help out Cheney Food Bank

The Cheney Boy Scout Food Drive delivered some impressive totals to the Cheney Food Bank Nov. 9. The Scouts brought in a total of 2,186 pounds of food, 659 pounds which came from the Latter Day...

 
 More News    November 14, 2013

Serenading a celebration

West Plains Orchestra musicians William and Elizabeth Fisher, ninth and 10th grade students at Gonzaga Prep, perform for visitors Tuesday night during festivities celebrating the 25th anniversary of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    November 14, 2013

Students, faculty argue against EWU move to semesters

If Eastern Washington University’s debate about moving from quarters to semester systems were scored like a baseball game, the outcome would be obvious: Quarters 2, Semesters 1. Representatives from Eastern’s faculty organization and the...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Education    November 14, 2013

Memorial statue unveiled at cemetery

MacKenna Jones' Fallen Soldier memorial statue at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake was unveiled in a big way this month. "I grew up around veterans and my dad is one, too. He...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    November 14, 2013

EWU Jazz Ambassadors seek to inspire children through music

The Eastern Washington University Jazz Ambassadors, a newly-formed group of 18 music students dedicated to teaching and inspiring others through creative action, debuted with a performance at Spokane’s Shriners Hospital on Veterans Day. The...

 
 Calendar    November 14, 2013

West Plains Briefs

Turkey Trot is Nov. 28 The Cheney High cross country team’s sixth annual Turkey Trot is taking place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. at the high school track. The two-mile walk or three-mile run is for runners and walkers of all ages. The... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 14, 2013

Wasn't special session to be about transportation?

According to news reports, the recently concluded Washington Legislature’s special session was called to address a $10 billion transportation package and “other legislation” that would keep production of Boeing’s new 777X project in the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    November 14, 2013

Reviewing the Nov. 5 election numbers review can be revealing

Among my many habits, be they good or bad, is an interest in studying numbers and, in some people’s minds, worthless trivia. My wife might argue that knowing and caring about numbers in the checking account, or remembering the names of couples we...

 
 Opinion    November 14, 2013

Thanks for support, encouragement in City Council run

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who supported and encouraged me to run for City Council. It was an interesting and valuable experience to learn about the issues of the city, the concerns of our citizens and politics in...

 
 Opinion    November 14, 2013

Sometimes it takes a community to find a lost dog

On Oct. 23 our black lab, Enzo, twisted out of his collar and escaped as we were walking him behind the Blackhawk Vet Clinic. My husband was able to follow him for several miles and stopped pursuing him as he watched him enter the Turnbull Wildlife...

 
 Opinion    November 14, 2013

Congrats to Medical Lake boys' cross country team, coach

Congratulations to the Medical Lake boys’ cross country team. I’m proud of the total effort that coach Gene Blankenship and his assistant coaches put in with the team. All summer at 8 a.m. in the morning when I was going to work I would see...

 
 More News    November 14, 2013

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 7 Two bicycles, a red Huffy and a dark blue Free Spirit, were found on the 600 block of Chestnut Street. A two-car, non-injury collision occurred on the 100 block of Sixth Street. Nov. 8 Domestic violence–verbal dispute – was...

 
 By LYNETTE HAGEL    Neighborhood    November 14, 2013

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years of partnership

Old Pinewood Derby cars escaped from dusty shelves throughout the West Plains, as young and old Boy Scouts gathered Oct. 29 to celebrate the 100-year partnership between the Boy Scouts of America...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    November 14, 2013

Travis Gallagher finds familiarity in the auto business

Cheney Auto Care Center is a very familiar place for Travis Gallagher. His dad, Chris Gallagher, owns the business. When Travis was very young, like a lot of boys, he didn’t mind getting a little grease on his hands or fetching a tool to help his d...

 
 By Dr Scott Borgholthaus    Neighborhood    November 14, 2013

3-D movies and the effects on vision

Lens and Iris were watching trailers for upcoming movies. When the food advertisements started, Iris asked Lens, ”Could you go get us some popcorn?” Lens replied, “Don’t have to; this is a 3-D movie, and the food’ll come floating by any...

 

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