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October 5, 2017

Wiley to help dedicate Cheney Congregational ‘Peace Pole’

Cheney Congregational Church is sponsoring a second “Peace Event” on Sunday, Oct. 8, featuring guest speaker LaRae Wiley of Spokane’s Salish School. This event takes place in the fellowship hall at noon at the church, located at 423 N. Sixth St. 

Wiley is the school’s executive director. Founded in 2010, Spokane Salish School’s mission is “create a vibrant community of fluent speakers of Interior Salish languages by providing Salish language instruction to children and by empowering parents and families to speak Salish in their daily lives.”

As part of her presentation, Wiley will help dedicate the church’s new “Peace Pole” that will be installed outside on the Sixth Street side of the church campus. The new pole features eight languages: English, Salish, Russian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese.

A simple lunch will be served by the men of the church. The event will then move from the new Peace Pole to the Peace Pole on the Eastern Washington University campus.

In keeping with the commitment to limit each event to an hour there will be carpooling to the campus. All normally reserved lots are open on Sunday, which will allow parking near the EWU pole for closing prayers.

This weekend is last chance to get StageWest’s ‘Academia Nuts’

The final three performances of Gregg Kreutz’s “Academia Nuts” directed by Harry Schafer and produced by special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., are this Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., with a dinner theatre Saturday at 6 p.m. and concluding with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. All performances are at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and ticket prices are adult $12, seniors $10 and students with valid school ID-$5.

Dinner theatre is by reservation only, tickets are $30 per person, and reservations must be made and paid for by Friday Oct. 6. For tickets/reservations contact Nancy Kuonen at (509) 768-4792. Dinner is being catered by Mike Hartman.

In “Academia Nuts,” StageWest is welcoming back stage veteran actors Lauren Bathurst, Tom Crick, Donna Neubauer and Kathryn Schafer, along with the directing and prop development talent of Harry Schafer.

SCRAPS waiving penalty fees on pets throughout October

This October, SCRAPS is offering a treat to pet owners. The shelter will waive late fees and penalties all month long.

Many pet owners don’t realize that licensing their pet is mandatory in Spokane County — that includes both cats and dogs. It is required by law for all animals over six months of age and owners can face a $200 penalty if their animals aren’t in compliance.

There are many other benefits to having a licensed pet: Animal Protection Officers can look up a pet license and get owner information 24/7, and pet licensing funds SCRAPS spay/neuter voucher program

Licenses can be purchased online or at SCRAPS, which is located at 6815 E. Trent Ave in Spokane Valley.

Library district offers Small Business Saturday events

Spokane County Library District announces that it will be a Neighborhood Champion in 2017, holding Small Business Saturday events at libraries in four communities: Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake, and Moran Prairie.

Independent and small businesses surge past the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by participating in Small Business Saturday just after Thanksgiving, on November 25. Founded by American Express in 2010, it’s an opportunity to actively support the small businesses in their communities.

Local, small businesses that meet the criteria can join in the Library District’s Small Business Saturday event in Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake, and the community of Moran Prairie.

The deadline for business participation applications is Oct. 20. Businesses that wish to participate can learn more and sign up at


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