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Feed Cheney returns to Wren Pierson Oct. 28

Feed Cheney will be back at the Wren Pierson Community Center, 615 4th St., Monday Oct. 28.  From 5:30-6:30 p.m. a free dinner will be served restaurant style, free groceries from 2nd Harvest will be distributed, and free coats from the local coat drive will be available.  No qualifying or paperwork is required. 

All are welcome. In addition, the Cheney Clothing Exchange (clothing bank) will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Community Center. For more information, contact Susan at feedcheney@gmail.com or Natalie at 324-1659.

Emmanuel Lutheran’s annual bazaar is Nov. 2

Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s annual Holiday bazaar and luncheon is happening Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be lots of crafts, a “White Elephant” sale along with a large selection of baked goods. You can also enter to win a “Family Night Basket,” or quilt.

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., after which all “White Elephant” items go on sale at half price. The basket and quilt raffle drawing is at 2:30 p.m. Funds raised are matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Emmanuel Lutheran is located at 639 Elm St., next to Cheney Medical Center.

Musicians are needed

The newly formed West Plains Community Orchestra is looking for musicians of all ages. Strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion – bring your instrument and love of music. We practice every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Eastern Washington University’s Music Building. Visit our website at westplainscommunityorchestra.org or like us on Facebook.

SCOPE holds open house

EWU/Cheney SCOPE is hosting a Halloween open house at its Cheney office, 612 Third St. lower level of the Wren Pierson Community Center. The open house takes place Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

There will be a coloring contest for the children and prizes will be awarded. There will be treats given out to all children. Refreshments will be served, such as apple cider, cocoa, coffee and cookies. For the adults, come learn about S.C.O.P.E. and what we do for the community.

Archives host open house

The Eastern Washington branch of the Washington State Archives is holding its annual open house Saturday, Oct. 26 as part of Archives Month. Activities include a genealogy workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m. along with oral history workshops, “Learning the Ropes,” hosted by Eastern Washington University professor Dr. Laura Phillips, and archive tours at various times throughout the day.

To reserve a seat for the genealogy workshop call 509-235-7000. The Eastern Washington Archives is located at 960 Washington St. across from the Cheney campus of Eastern Washington University.

CHS Turkey Trot nears

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 2-mile walk or 3-mile run is for runners and walkers of all ages.

The entry fee is $5 without a T-shirt, $20 entry fee includes T-shirt if paid by Nov. 13. Participants also receive a ticket for a drawing to win a turkey and other prizes.

To receive a form, email cross country coach Jay Martin at jmartin@cheneysd.org. Portions of the proceeds are donated to the Cheney Food Bank.


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