March 12, 2009 in Washington Voices

Special Olympians earn silver at state


The Cheney High School Special Olympics basketball team won a silver medal at the state competition in Wenatchee March 7 and 8.

Cameron Finley, Jessica Curbow, Myra Weaver, Jacob Sheridan and Daniel Wood make up the team.

Sheridan also won a bronze medal for individual basketball skills at the competition.

Lisa Leinberger

Park board changes meeting day

The Cheney Park Board has switched its meetings to the second Thursday of every month.

This month’s meeting will be held today at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

For more information, call Paul Simmons, director of Parks and Recreation at (509) 498-9295.

Lisa Leinberger

Pathways celebrates new name

Pathways to Progress is now doing business as the Historic Downtown Cheney Partnership. In celebration, the group will hold an open house Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 120 G St.

The group has undergone restructuring and rebranding and will discuss its plans to improve the Cheney business district.

The partnership’s board of directors and the staff will be available at the public open house. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the Historic Downtown Cheney Partnership at (509) 559-5818.

Lisa Leinberger

West Hills

Clinics offer training for Bloomsday

Bloomsday Training Clinics will begin on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, and will be held each Saturday through April 25.

Volunteers will provide water stations, first aid and crossing guards.

To register, call (509) 482-2356 or visit or

The training clinics are sponsored by Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Group Health Cooperative.

Staff reports


Swing concert will benefit music school

Holy Names Music Center will host “Swing at The Bing” next Thursday.

The annual scholarship benefit concert will be at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., and will begin with wine tasting at 6 p.m., with wines from Russell Creek Winery.

At 7 p.m., Howard Crosby, nephew of Bing Crosby, will perform “The Great American Songbook” and will be joined by Gwen Lyons on the Celtic harp, along with Susan Windham and Diva Jazz.

For more information, call David Asplin at (509) 326-9516.

Staff reports

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