Lalley joins QVPR; Jackpot returns
New face at QVPR
Sharon Lalley has joined the team at the Quincy Valley Post-Register.
Lalley started working last week as the newspaper’s bookkeeper. She also is in charge of classified advertising at the newspaper.
A Quincy resident for about a year, Lalley moved to the area from Bigfork, Mont., where she worked as a clinic clerk at Bigfork Medical Clinic. This past year she has been volunteering in the swing unit of Quincy Valley Medical Center. She not only has extensive experience working with the public but she also was a former small business owner in Montana.
“Sharon stood out from the other candidates for this position because of not only her professional background but also her friendly and warm demeanor, which are important when dealing with the public,” said Jill FitzSimmons, QVPR editor. “We are excited to have her here.”
For Lalley, the job is a welcomed opportunity to get to know her new community.
“I have been very impressed in my short time in Quincy as to what a very tight-knit, family oriented community this is,” Lalley said. “I am grateful to be a part of it and hope to do well for QVPR.”
Lalley replaces Tracey Law, who served in the position for 10 years. Law took a job at the City of Moses Lake.
For information about QVPR classifieds or legals, contact Lalley at 787-4511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunset Food Mart renamed Jackpot
What was once old was new again – and then old.
Sunset Food Mart, owned by Ron and Robin Clark, was formerly known as Quincy’s beloved Jackpot. The Clarks recently retired and sold the business, 308 F St. S.E., to Narayan Kc and Cristina Hernandez.
Hernandez and Kc previously spent time working behind the counter at the Quincy Deli Mart and jumped at the opportunity to run their own gas station and food mart.
They also wanted to bring back a little bit of Quincy history. “Everybody knows it as the Jackpot,” Hernandez said. “We weren’t sure we could get the name but we did.
American Grounds open in George
LeAnne Fenn has opened American Grounds Espresso in George, near Sandoval’s Market.
American Grounds will be open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours may extend as needed.
Anyone who is active military gets a free drink with ID, said Fenn, who is happy to help out men and women in uniform.
“We care about how our coffee tastes,” she said. “We encourage our customers to try the coffee before they leave and if it’s not right we will fix it.”
La Plaza Bonita expands; opens kids clothing store
La Plaza Bonita opened a second store at 902 Central Ave. S. called Plaza Bonita for Kids.
Open for a month, the new store features gifts and clothing for kids from infant to age 14.
“I opened the store for my customers,” said Xochitl Carrillo. “They kept asking me, ‘Is this all the children’s clothing you have?’”
The new store’s hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Carrillo is planning a grand opening on July 18.
— By Jill FitzSimmons & Tammara Green