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There's a real problem with Christmas

Folks, there’s a problem with Christmas, and I’m not sure what we can do about it. Is this problem defining what Christmas is all about? Maybe. Yes, there is a religious aspect to Christmas. Christians celebrate the holiday as the birth of Jesus...

 

Socialized health care questions start with funding

During the recent mid-term elections, Democrats campaigned extensively and at times quite successfully on health care. The specifics covered a wide spectrum. The recurring theme, however, appeared to be cost. Politicians across the board promised...

 

Good economic news sprinkled with caution

The good news is Washington’s revenues continue to grow and projections for the next couple of years appear promising. That is welcome news, but it is sprinkled with caution about introducing new taxes. Our state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast...

 

Building walls is ecomonics

Nancy Street recently suggested that building walls is hypocritical. Do you have locks on your doors Nancy? Do you invite anyone and everyone into your living room? Let’s rethink where hypocrisy lies. As for Jesus, he had no cause to ask for a...

 

Thanks to commumnity for making Turkey Trot happen

On behalf of the Cheney High School Cross Country program, we would like to thank the community of Cheney for their support of our 11th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.  There were over 530 walkers, joggers or runners present for this...

 

Local tree lot helps pave road to recovery

At the height of his addiction, a homeless Earl Curry locked himself in a public restroom and tried to cut his own throat. "I was sawing at my neck with a knife and somebody saw me and called the...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 11, 2008 When a few Medical Lake City Council members suggested the creation of a 24/7 fire service despite a lack of funds to provide for even one full-time fire employee, questions were raised addressing whether or not the...

 

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • Dec. 13, Open Mic Night, The Mason Jar, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Dec. 15, A Carol for Tiny Tim, Cheney High School, $10, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Dec. 15, Cheney Firefighters Candy Cane Ride, Throughout Cheney, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Dec.... Full story

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational Church invites everyone to join us in worship this Sunday at 10 a.m. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will give a sermon entitled “Incarnation — the Word Made Flesh.” What does it say about...

 

Still time to see StageWest's play, 'It's A Wonderful Life'

The last three days of StageWest Community Theatre’s production of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the old time radio production, take place this weekend. Performances are held at 639 Elm Street in Cheney. Friday Dec. 14, is at 7 p.m. A dinner...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

Feed Cheney comes early during the holiday season New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve are both on Mondays, Feed Cheney will be two weeks early this month. Local churches will prepare and serve a free spaghetti dinner on Dec. 17 to Feed Cheney guests...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in December 1943, three Army jeeps were named for Cheney schools as a reward for the over $3,000 in war bonds and stamps sold by students and faculty. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseu...

 

Jerry Flikke

Jerry Leland Flikke, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, U.S. veteran, and friend, passed away at the age of 70 on Nov. 28 surrounded by his family at home in Spokane. Jerry was born on...

 

Kidville

Re*Imagine Medical Lake's Christmas Winter Festival, held Saturday, Dec. 8, had a wide variety of activities for everyone, especially the kids. In the free-for-kids activities 240 cookies were...

 

Zip's shooter arrested in Kent

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Puget Sound Regional Crime Gun Task Force, has arrested a 21-year-old individual in connection with an Oct. 27 shooting at Zip’s Restaurant in Che...

 

Lakeland's CIRV to shutdown

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter  (Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part examination of Lakeland Village’s College In-Resident Volunteer (CIRV) program which is slated for closure in...

 

Turnbull to cut 325 acres of timber land

Cheney is used to the rumble of semi-trucks hauling grain, and for the next several months, logging trucks will be thrown into the mix. That’s because Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is...

 

Cheney's boundary review process progressing

On Dec. 6, the Cheney School District hosted the third of three community forums designed to get additional feedback from residents on the attendance review process currently underway. The district bo...

 

November Hallet Elementary School awards winners

Medical Lake’s Hallet Elementary School has released the names of the November student award winners. Kindergarten Williams: Michael Chernak, Emma Trowbridge, Ethan Rodney. Musselwhite: Madelyn Clark, Alice Nolan, Harper Schonbachler. Haase:...

 

EWU offering swimming lessons

The Eastern Washington University Aquatic Center will be offering swim lessons to the community beginning Jan. 7, 2019. Lessons are 30 minutes each and will be held Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday from 5-7 p.m., or Saturdays from 9-11...

 

'A Carol for Tiny Tim' continues at Cheney High

Cheney High School’s production of “A Carol for Tiny Tim” concludes this weekend with performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 cash at the door....

 

Eag-citement

These young Eastern Washington football fans were quite happy after Nsimba Webster scored to give the Eagles a 28-21 lead in last Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against UC...

 

Airway Heights mobile home fire requires full response

The Airway Heights Fire Department may have been escorting Santa Clause around the city over the weekend, but that didn’t stop them from focusing on their primary duties and taking a break from...

 

Medical Lake City Council works to wrap up 2018 issues

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter  The Medical Lake City Council continued to tidy up a variety of things at its Dec. 4 meeting as 2018 slides to a close. Before a full council membership, even including Don Kennedy who was actually able to make a flig...

 

Nativity by Amazing Grace

The live nativity scene photos in the Dec. 6 issue of the Cheney Free Press were incorrectly attributed to the Nazarene Church. The Amazing Grace Fellowship congregation were the ones responsible for designing, setting up and representing...

 

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