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Last updated 9/20/2018 at 7:01pm

City of Cheney extended compost sales

The city of Cheney wants all gardeners and landscapers who use the city’s Eco-Green compost in fall plantings to know that it is selling the material every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. from now through Oct. 19, weather permitting.

Eco-Green Compost is sold in bulk and may be loaded into open-top trailers or pickup beds. The cost is $14.01 per cubic yard. Stop at the Utility Building, 112 Anderson Road, to pay for the compost, then follow the signs to the wastewater treatment plant for loading.

City officials said in a Sept. 14 news release that typically, compost is sold on the first and last Fridays of the month between May and October. Because the city of Cheney has an abundance of “’black gold” right now, it is selling compost every Friday until Oct. 19.

For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at (509) 498-9293.

StageWest debuts ‘Love Letters’ Sept. 28

Two actors sitting at separate desks reading letters from over a 50-year span, is the focus of the new play presented by StageWest Community Theater.

“Love Letters” written by J.R Gurney and directed by Harry Schafer, is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner, played by Jamie Javorsky, and her childhood-friend-turned-love-interest Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, played by Mark Sheldon. It is a touching romance that comes alive through pen and paper and the lives of the characters play out in the viewers imagination.

To truly appreciate all that “Love Letters” has to offer, just sit there and listen. The words describe a world of emotion. It is a tender, touching, frequently funny unique theatre piece.

Performances are Sept. 28 thru Oct. 13. Show times on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00. A special dinner theater, catered by Mike Hartman, will be at the Saturday Oct. 13 performance at 6 p.m.

Dinner theater is reservation only and is $30. Regular performance ticket prices are $5-$10-$12.  

All performances held at 639 Elm St. in Cheney. For more information, lease call (509) 951-5818.

Spokane County Library District voter registration

Spokane County Library District, along with over 3,000 partners nationwide, are helping American citizens register to vote or update their voter registration information on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 25.

During open hours, all district libraries will have a voter table with voter registration forms, answers to frequently asked questions and library staff and volunteers to help. To find a library near you, visit

The district is also partnering with Spokane Transit Authority during the voter registration drive at the STA Plaza in downtown Spokane from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. Library staff will be helping people register to vote and sign up for their free library card.

The goal for this year’s annual National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation in the 2018 midterm and state elections across the country by encouraging Americans to register to vote and make their voices heard at the ballot box. While presidential elections get the media attention, midterm elections are a chance for voters to not only impact how their state is run but how their state is represented in the federal government.

In Spokane County, important elections are happening, including federal bids for U.S. Senate and Congress, state bids for Washington Senate and Legislature and county-wide bids for several local positions.


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