Community Bulletin: Nov. 5
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.
VFW Post to meet next week
George Washington Post 24 VFW is having its last official meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting is 7 p.m. at Quincy City Hall. Members must decide how the post will disperse its funds. At least 10 members must attend for a vote to take place. Members should bring their membership cards.
If not enough members attend to help make a decision, then the group’s money must be turned over to the state VFW. For more information, call Mark Owens at 750-0938.
Seniors: Lasagna is on Thursday menu
The weekly dinner at the Quincy Senior Center starts at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Cost is $6.
On the menu for this Thursday is lasagna, corn, salad, garlic bread and butterscotch pudding.
Dominoes winners were Mark Owens and Elaine Elshoff. Bridge winners were Betty Mansfield and Bea Weinand. Pinochle winners were Nick Todd and Ken Lacy.
GC Historical Society to gather next week
EPHRATA – Grant County Historical Society will have its annual board and membership meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting is 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 276 8th Ave. N.W. in Ephrata. Lunch will be at noon and costs $7. There is no guest speaker. If you are attending, call the legion after noon at 754-2761 or Rita Mayrant at 750-4555.
The board meeting is open to all if you wish to visit and maybe even think about joining the museum and or become a board member
PUD offers discount rates for seniors
Grant PUD commissioners have created a rate discount program to help both senior and disabled customers with low incomes save 20 percent on their energy bills.
Customers who meet low-income guidelines and are either 62 years of age or have a qualifying disability may be eligible for a 20 percent rate discount on their electric bill.
To find out if you qualify for the senior or disabled rate discount, check the guidelines at www.grantpud.org. Or call customer service at 766-2505 or 800-422-3199.
Blood drive set for Friday in Quincy
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swing.
Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. This often causes a drop in the blood available for patients.
A blood drive is scheduled in Quincy on Friday. The blood drive is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quincy High School.
Donors with all blood types are needed, and especially those with types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood. 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. Donors can use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations.
Tourism commission reschedules meeting
EPHRATA – The Grant County Tourism Commission has rescheduled its monthly meeting.
The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 17 at the Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata. The commission invites the public to attend.