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 By Lucinda Saue    Neighborhood 

An Animal Bigger than a Big Dog

I made a list of creatures bigger than a dog, thinking the list would spark my imagination about what particular animal to choose to write about. The prompt focused on size, thus so did. I. My list stuck first to typical large... — Updated 9/22/2022

 

Churches

Pastor Arianna will be giving the message this week. Her topic will be “What is Worth and Value?”. Cheney Congregational Church has started a free pantry just outside the front doors of the church. Please feel free to take or... — Updated 9/22/2022

 

Applications being taken for legislative internships

OLYMPIA – College students interested in being a legislative intern during the 2023 session can now apply. The Legislative Intern Program priority deadline is Oct. 19; the final deadline is Oct. 23. Students wishing to apply can... — Updated 9/22/2022

 

Fantastic time to grow dahlias and garlic

The air is different. Its coolness presses against my face. The sounds in the sky are different too. Most of the birds have finished rearing their young and have flown on. Platoons of chattering blackbirds high in the pine trees... — Updated 9/22/2022

 

August Garden of the Month

Dennis and Linda Smith have been presented the August Garden of the Month award by the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Gardeners of Cheney. The award recognizing their efforts at 609 N.... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

Sedum to the rescue

I’ve heard of fried green tomatoes but fried pink petunias? I was disappointed when I came home from the lake to find my hanging baskets of petunias dry and brittle beyond recovery. I had planned an outdoor barbecue and was count... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

BWAJA SLEEPS

Big Bwaja was content in this moment. He just felt like resting in the shade for a while. Lately, he enjoyed resting alone and thinking of scenes from his long life. He was contented being alone for many years now, ever since his l... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

The Fair

The fair is a veritable smorgasbord, orgasbord, orgasbord, orgasbord, after the crowds have gone. So says Goose in the 1973 movie version of Charlotte’s Web by E.B White. And so it is, but not just after hours. My favorite... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

TELEMARKETERS AND SCAM ARTIST

I don’t know about you but telemarketer and scam calls set me on fire.  That’s why I was probably the first one to sign up for the “Do Not Call” list.  Well maybe not the first, but close.  I have Caller ID so my... — Updated 9/2/2022

 

TELEMARKETERS AND SCAM ARTIST

I don’t know about you but telemarketer and scam calls set me on fire.  That’s why I was probably the first one to sign up for the “Do Not Call” list.  Well maybe not the first, but close.  I have Caller ID so my... — Updated 9/2/2022

 

Blue Waters

MEDICAL LAKE – Hundreds of bluegrass lovers turned out for three days of tunes Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12-14. The 20th annual Blue Waters music festival features several... — Updated 8/25/2022

 

Sprague Days Schedule of events

Saturday, Sept. 10 9 a.m. – Disk Dogs, dog competition adjacent to the Viking Restaurant 9-10 a.m. – Car and bike show registration 10 a.m. -4 p.m. – Car and bike show 11 a.m. – Parade 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Live music... — Updated 8/25/2022

 

Luck

I love mornings like this. The sun was shining, a slight breeze blew and just a few people were walking in the park. Barker, my pride and joy mutt rambled along, sniffing the ground and chasing squirrels. As I ambled along, I... — Updated 8/25/2022

 

'Pirates' coming to St. John

ST. JOHN – Several families are combining their stage skills for three performances of "The Pirates of the Penzance" this coming Friday and Saturday. Directed by Eastern... — Updated 8/25/2022

 

Dick and Claudette Sharp named Sprague Days grand marshals

SPRAGUE – A local couple will share honors as the 2022 Sprague Days grand marshals. Dick and Claudette Sharp were selected to lead the Sept. 10 town celebration, which includes a... — Updated 8/25/2022

 

AUNT SWEETIE AND UNCLE SALTY

Aunt Sweetie and Uncle Salty have been married for quite some time, years in fact, but then who’s counting when life is so grand? You may remember that Aunt Sweetie is of the Werther’s Original clan; however no one refers to... — Updated 8/18/2022

 

Once

Once By Lucinda Saue Once I was a child in a family of 5, two younger sisters who happened to be fraternal twins, born 6 minutes apart. My Dad was a 2nd born son with 3 brothers and one sister, she was the youngest, “oops... — Updated 8/11/2022

 

Home Country

Looking around at all the yard signs and hearing politicians tell us on television what a lying crook their competition is, I have to admit I miss Guv Reeve. Guv had a real first name, but I sure don’t recall it now, because... — Updated 8/11/2022

 

August Yard of the Month

Tina Rassier, left, receives the August Yard of the Month designation from Cheney Kiwanis Club's Pat Isbel and Gardeners of Cheney's Gayle Hennings, Rassier has been working on her... — Updated 8/4/2022

 

All the Comforts of Home

In my travels, I’ve enjoyed places that had all the comforts of home and those that did not. Yet I still found joy in what I had. Perhaps it’s because I’ve gone without, lived poor, chose paying the rent over eating. It’s... — Updated 8/4/2022

 

'Hayppy' Anniversary

A Spangle area farm family is celebrating an anniversary by decorating hay bales along Bradshaw Road. The anniversary displace is located between Upper Columbia Academy and Liberty... — Updated 8/4/2022

 

Rain Barrels

Its time to dig and transplant iris to where you want splashes of color next June. If you don’t have iris in your garden there are usually neighbors or friends who are eager to share their beauties. If not, rainbows of colorful... — Updated 8/4/2022

 

Seasons

Just as I can vividly remember from the past 67 years the smell, sense, and observation of the coming of Spring, when the wild, psychedelic colors and the myriad shades of green seem gloriously overwhelming, and the different wildf... — Updated 7/28/2022

 

Worms and shade

When I was a little girl the boys chased me with earthworms. I hated them, the boys too! I learned to tolerate then appreciate them and the boys. I have since learned more about both. I will share what I know about worms only! The... — Updated 7/21/2022

 

Silver Cafe

Volunteers are serving up good eats at the new Meals on Wheels Silver Café location in Cheney's United Methodist Church located at 204 4th Street. The program is designed to offer... — Updated 7/21/2022

 

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