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Book Clubs returning to Medical Lake MEDICAL LAKE — Local Book Clubs are returning to the Medical Lake branch of Spokane County Library District. Organizational meetings are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and 11 a.m.... — Updated 9/23/2021

 

Deutchesfest 2021

Photo by Roger Harnack | Free Press Publishing Brenda Hulett of Cheney plays the accordion as a member of the Oom Pas and Mas during the annual Deutchesfest celebration. The polka... — Updated 9/23/2021

 

Writer's Workshop

When I was a little girl, I lived a magical life. Like a fairy princess.... Never mind, you already know that’s baloney. I remember a time when I was so disillusioned by whatever my parents were doing that I wanted to run away.... — Updated 9/23/2021

 

Book Clubs returning to Medical Lake library

MEDICAL LAKE — Local Book Clubs are returning to the Medical Lake branch of Spokane County Library District. Organizational meetings are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. The meetings are... — Updated 9/17/2021

 

Charity event raises $1,000

CHENEY – The booths and chairs of the Speak Easy restaurant (formerly Willow Springs) were filled with an assortment of clowns, flappers, and gangsters Friday night to raise... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

Wheat Foundation offers scholarships

CHENEY -- The Washington Association of Wheat Growers is accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and is open to children of... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

Bread

Workshop writers are often challenged to write a short piece on a prompt while in session. They are given 7-10 minutes to write, then share their work with each other. During a recent session, the prompt was “bread.” Though... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

Giddings selected Sprague grand marshal

SPRAGUE – A local civil leader and businesswoman has been named grand marshal of the Sprague Days parade. Dorothy Giddings, 90, will lead the parade on Saturday morning, Sept.... — Updated 9/9/2021

 

Rosalia woman honored

ROSALIA – A local woman has been honored as the first Deer Park rodeo queen 74 years after her reign. Faith Terrell, 91, of Rosalia, was recognized in July during in the... — Updated 9/9/2021

 

AGING

Carol Beason 5 May 2016 Aging - Is only a matter of mind, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter, this according to Mark Twain. Aging begins at conception and only accelerates as we grow older, the concept of which is often lost... — Updated 9/9/2021

 

Hogwash

Kelly Cordill of Cheney, 12, gives her Hampshire crosses a drink of water Thursday at the Lincoln County Fair in Davenport. Cordill was among area residents participating in the... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Innovia Foundation Awards Over $314,000 in Scholarships

CHENEY - Over $314,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to 124 students in Eastern Washington and North Idaho for the 2021-2022 academic year by the Innovia Foundation. According to a press release, the Foundation overseas 30... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Al-Anon can help family and friends

September is National Recovery Month. When a family member has a problem with alcohol, the effects are felt by their immediate family and extended family members and friends. Family members may experience feelings of abandonment,... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Dr. Hough retires after 38 years of service

CHENEY - After 38 years of continuous service to the Cheney Community, Doctor Charles Hough is finally hanging up his stethoscope – well, sort of. “Once you’ve worked... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Put kitchen scraps, landscape trimmings to work in the garden

Convert landscape and garden trimmings into valuable compost. Incorporate this soil amendment into garden soil to improve drainage in clay soil and increase water-holding ability in fast draining sandy soils. It also promotes... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

Old woman who writes

There was an old woman who just had to write She composed and erased most of the night She did much of her work at a quarter past two Some of her work was not even true She wrote of sweet blossoms on crabapple trees Of ice crystal... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational. You’re invited to join us for our “Church in the Park” events on Aug. 29 and Sept. 19. Partnering with two other churches, we are holding our Sunday morning... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

Tips for drying your flowers 

By MELINDA MYERS Contributor Enjoy and share the beauty of your flower garden all year long. Pick and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft projects or as gifts fo... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Marvin and Blake and the Outhouse

A few years ago I attended a retirement party for a friend retiring from the railroad where he had worked for over 40 years. The dinner was good, and his co-workers provided good-natured ribbing at Blake’s expense. One coworker h... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational. You’re invited to join us for our “Church in the Park” events on Aug. 29. Partnering with a couple of other churches, we are holding our Sunday morning... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

Harvest and enjoy mint from the garden

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages, meals and desserts this summer with homegrown mint. Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream. Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly.... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Metamorphosis

The sporty convertible darts in and out of traffic like a hummingbird. It’s green color shimmering iridescent in the sun. Then a cherry red vintage VW approaches, reminiscent of a ladybug flying her way home. And a truck’s... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational. You’re invited to join us for our “Church in the Park” events on Aug. 29. Partnering with a couple of other churches, we are holding our Sunday morning... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational. You’re invited to join us for our “Church in the Park” events on Aug. 29. Partnering with a couple of other churches, we are holding our Sunday morning... — Updated 8/5/2021

 

To the Wind

Ode to my mother, Gloria 6/29/2007 To the Wind Dear Mother To the Wind And Fly Free To the Children And Grass and Rocks and Trees To the Wind Dear Mother To the Wind I Spread my Arms And Set You Free My mother died the day before... — Updated 7/29/2021

 

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