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Posted on Mar 5, 2015

Community Briefs: March 5

WomenHeart, Better Breathers to gather
WomenHeart, which is the national coalition for women with heart disease, and the Better Breathers Club have teamed up to provide education and support to people coping with heart disease, COPD or other lung diseases.
The groups will meet at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Quincy Valley Medical Center, in the north wing dining room. This month’s topic is sleep apnea and CPAP.
The support groups are free. Meetings are at 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
For more information, contact Brandy Nicolas at 787-5354 or brandy.nicolas@quincyhospital.org.

Ducks Unlimited banquet is sold out
Tickets for the 2015 Ducks Unlimited banquet, set for March 21 at the Quincy Community Center, are sold out. The Quincy chapter thanks the community for its continued support.

Seniors: Computer classes start Saturday
A community computer class is being offered Saturday at the Quincy Senior Center.
The class, which is open to all ages, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held again on March 14 and March 21. Sponsored by Microsoft, the class will be led by two Quincy High School students working on their senior project.  Bring your laptop, cell phone or tablet and any questions you have.
The menu for the Thursday dinner is beef stew, biscuits, tossed salad and spice cake. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and games follow at 6:30 p.m.
Monday bridge winners were Ben Bennett and Jean Lindberg. Wednesday bridge winners were Dorothy Hammack and Aldene Duchscherer. Dominoes winners were Harold Mason and Dan Neumann. Pinochle winners were Ike Needens and Judy Todd.

Dog owners get $50 off spaying, neutering
In celebration of National Spay/Neuter Month, the Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter will pay $50 toward five people’s vet bills when they have their dog spayed or neutered this month.
If you are interested in the program, call Penny Wininger of the Friends of the Quincy Animal Shelter at 398-3355 for more information.
Applicants must fill out a short form to be given to Dr. Laura Hoyt of the Quincy Veterinary Clinic or Dr. David Brown of the Ephrata Veterinary Clinic at the time their dogs are fixed.

Submarine vets will meet on March 14
The United States Submarine Veterans of Central and Eastern Washington will hold its monthly meeting March 14 in Yakima.
Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by dinner.  A memorial service honoring submarine crews lost in service will precede a short business meeting. Submarine veterans in Central and Eastern Washington and their family members are invited to attend.
Call Mark Briggs at 480-8245 for directions.

Get your pasta fill at spaghetti feed
Monument Elementary School’s fourth-graders are out in mass, selling tickets to the 40th Annual Fourth-Grade Spaghetti Feed.
The event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Quincy High School. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from a fourth-grader, at the school or at the door. Take-out also is available.
The annual fundraiser supports the fourth-grade field trip to Seattle.

VFW Post 24 opens essay contest
George Washington VFW Post 24 is seeking essays for its 2015-2016 essay contests.
The contest is open to students in the third through 12th grades; it has three age categories.
There are monetary prizes at the local, state and national levels. Entries must be turned into the local post no later than Nov. 1.
Rules and entry forms are at www.vfwofwa.org. Entry forms are available in March.

‘Panache’ starts on Friday evening
On Friday, Masquers Theater in Soap Lake will present its first of nine performances of “Panache.”
Performances include 7:30 p.m. shows on March 6-7, March 13-14 and March 20-21. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. on March 8, March 15 and March 22.
Tickets for opening night are $9.

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