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Posted on Nov 12, 2015

Community Bulletin: Nov. 12

City compost facility changes its hours
With the coming of fall, the City of Quincy’s compost facility has changed its hours.
The compost facility, 18655 Road 9 N.W., is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The attendant closes the facility during the lunch hour.
During the winter months, the compost facility is open Monday through Friday. Watch for an announcement of that change in the coming months.

Blood drive set for Friday in Quincy
The American Red Cross will have a blood drive in Quincy on Friday. The blood drive is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quincy High School.
To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Seniors: Come for dinner & celebrate our veterans
The Quincy Senior Center will be celebrating veterans at the weekly Thursday dinner.
The dinner is at 6 p.m. and costs $6.
On the menu are meatloaf, potatoes with gravy, pea salad, carrots, rolls and Jell-O with topping.
Dominoes winners were Mark Owens and Vaughn Vordahl. Bridge winners were Barb Kennedy and Betty Mansfield. Pinochle winners were Ike Needens and Ruth Linscott.

Donate food for Thanksgiving baskets
A Quincy High School senior is asking for donations for a Thanksgiving basket food drive.
Michelle Valencia asks for people to donate canned goods or other items at donation boxes at Pioneer, Mountain View and Monument elementary schools as well as Rich Dining, 703 Central Ave. S. Her goal is to help 10 local families.
Food is being collected through Nov. 23. For more information, contact Valencia at 398-4569.

Giving Tree taking applications
The Quincy Valley Lions is taking applications from families in need for its Christmas Giving Tree program. The deadline to turn in an application is Nov. 20.
If you or someone you know needs a helping hand this Christmas, applications can be picked up at the following locations: Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce, Quincy Public Library, Habitat for Humanity, Central Bean Co. and the Quincy Valley Post-Register.
Applications need to be returned to Central Bean or mailed to the Quincy Valley Lions Club at P.O. Box 938, Quincy, WA, 98848. If you have any questions, call 398-0957 or 398-2631, or email quincyvalleylions@yahoo.com.

Local fire district honored by WFCA
Grant County Fire District No. 3 brought home top honors from the Washington Fire Commissioners Association’s annual conference.
On Oct. 23, the association awarded the local fire district second place in the Management Excellence Award competition in Class B (budgets ranging between $2 million to $4 million).
This award is designed to provide recognition in the fires service to those that demonstrate progressive achievement, as well as sharing of information on innovative ideas and activities with other fire agencies so as to benefit all fire districts and regional fire authorities regardless of size, budget, location or number of personnel, according to a press release from the fire district.

Need a turkey for the holidays? Bingo!
It’s almost Thanksgiving, so you know what that means: It’s time for Turkey Bingo.
On Saturday, the Quincy Valley Lions Club will have its annual Turkey Bingo night. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 5 p.m. The event will be at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center.
Cost is $1 a sheet. Thirty games will be played, with turkeys for prizes.
Concessions will be available at the event, with proceeds benefitting the MJG Team in the Seattle Big Climb for Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
All money raised from the event stays within the Quincy Valley community.

Pybus Market to host Holiday Artisan Fair
WENATCHEE – Pybus Public Market will holds its 3nd Annual Holiday Artisan Fair Nov. 21-22.
Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 22. The artisan fair is free to the public.
The holiday fair will feature more than 40 local and regional vendors selling crafts, holiday gifts, décor, jewelry, art, bread and more. Pybus Market is in downtown Wenatchee.

Thinking about going to BBCC?
MOSES LAKE – Three workshops for students who plan to start classes during winter quarter 2016 at Big Bend Community College will be held in the ATEC building on Nov. 18, Nov. 24 and Dec. 2.
The “Start Next Quarter” workshops will be held on Nov. 18 in the Executive Dining Room from noon to 1 p.m. and on Nov. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Hardin Room. There will be two sessions on Dec. 2 — noon to 1 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. — in the Hardin Room.
Winter quarter classes start Jan. 4.
To register for a workshop, contact Monica Medrano, Workforce Education Services coordinator at BBCC, at 793-2051, or email monicam@bigbend.edu.

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