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Posted on Aug 11, 2017

News briefs, week of Aug. 10, 2017

Irrigation district sets end of ditchrides
The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District announced that Sept. 2 will be the last Saturday for ditchrides this season. Weekend canal surveillance will continue with supervisory personnel.
After Sept. 2, no water changes will be made on Saturday or Sunday unless it is an emergency. Voice messages will be accepted by telephone answering service on Saturdays all day and Sunday until 11:30 a.m. for Monday water deliveries.

Quincy library lines up fun
The Quincy Public Library invites young readers to come to the library any time during the summer to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. This free and fun summer activity provides prizes for reading.
The library also has many activities scheduled throughout the summer.
Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Deb McVay Bilingual Summer Presentation
Aug. 12, 2 p.m.: Kids Bingo
Aug. 14, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up is required.
Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up is required.
Aug. 16, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up is required.
Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime & Craft
Aug. 17, 4-5 p.m.: T-Lab
Aug. 19, 2 p.m.: Game Day (board games and card games)
Aug. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: End of Summer Early Literacy Fair/Party

Ecology takes comments on proposal
The Washington state Department of Ecology has opened a public comment period regarding an application by Yahoo Inc. to revise a Notice of Construction Approval Order for an existing air pollution source. Ecology said its preliminary determination is that the application meets regulatory requirements. A hearing will be scheduled if there is significant public interest. Documents on the project are available at, the Quincy city building at 115 First Ave. S, and at the Quincy library, 208 Central Ave. S. Written comments will be taken Aug. 8 through Sept. 8. Email for more information.

Seniors: Serving pot roast
Last week’s game winners were: Rummikub – Faye Burton and Ruth Minor; pinochle – Ruth Atwood and Betty Seader; dominoes – Vaughn Vordahl and Bonita Vordahl; and bridge – Aldene Duchscherer and Barbara Kennedy.
Rotary lunch and senior dinner are pot roast with potatoes and carrots, green salad, rolls and mixed berry bars. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is pastrami sandwich, potato tots and oatmeal cookie. Tuesday is pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. Wednesday is French dip, pasta salad and banana cream pie.
Lunches are served at 11:30 a.m. Prices are $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders.
Weekly activities include Monday – TOPS at 4 p.m.; Tuesday – coffee hour at 10 a.m. and SAIL class at 2 p.m.; Wednesday – bridge at 12:30 p.m., Chat and Stitch at 1 p.m.; Thursday – SAIL class at 2 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by games at 6:30 p.m.
The center is open to all seniors 50 years and older, membership is $20 a year or $200 for lifetime. The office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Account set up for Sunshine Didra
Longtime Quincy resident Sunshine Didra and her family recently announced that she has been diagnosed with leukemia. As a show of support and to help with the cost of her extended hospital stay and treatment, friends of the family have arranged for donations to be made at any Washington Trust Bank to the name of Sunshine Didra, to the account ending in 1729.
Adding the four numbers ensures that the money goes to the correct account. Also, a check in her name, with the last four digits of her account on the bottom of the check, may be mailed to Washington Trust Bank Quincy Branch, at 509 Central Ave. S, Quincy, WA, 98848. The Didra family said it is very appreciative.
Sunshine Didra is an employee of The Quincy Valley Post-Register.

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