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Loomer named August's Cheney Garden Club Yard of the Month


August 3, 2017

John McCallum

Pictured above left to right is Shirley Loomer, Yard of the Month for August, Cheney Kiwanis Club representative Pat Isbell and Cheney Garden Club representative Karen Smith.

Cheney's Shirley Loomer summation of her yard, named the August Yard of the Month by the Cheney Garden and Kiwanis clubs, is pretty succinct.

"I don't have a yard, I have a park," she said last Thursday.

At 180 feet long by 125 feet wide, at total of 22,500 square feet, it indeed resembles a small park, something many would have a hard time maintaining. The 90-year-old Loomer does pretty good on her own however, having recently just purchased a new John Deere riding mower.

She said she also gets help from a man living in one of the former Air Force housing duplexes across from her home at...

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