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Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in Community

News briefs, week of July 13, 2017

Corrections deputy graduates near top
Corrections Deputy Michael Renick, who was hired by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office in March, has graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s Corrections Officer Academy in Burien. Renick completed the training as No. 3 in his class, GCSO said.

Seniors: Serving beef steak fajitas
Last week’s game winners were: Rummikub – Glenn Barrow and Larry Kniveton; pinochle – Betty Seader and Lorain Greenwalt; and dominoes – Dan Neumann and Elaine Elshoff.
Dinner is beef steak fajitas, ramen noodle salad, green salad and strawberry cheesecake. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. The prices are $7 for members and $8 for non-members.
Monday is tuna salad on Kaiser roll, broccoli salad and almond shortbread cookie. Tuesday is BLT on hoagie, broccoli cheddar soup and snickerdoodle. On Wednesday, French dip, potato salad and peanut butter cookie.
Lunches are served at 11:30 a.m., and prices are $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers. There will also be a $1 charge for to-go orders.
Weekly activities include Monday TOPS at 4 p.m.; Tuesday – coffee hour at 10 a.m.; Wednesday – bridge at 12:30 p.m., Chat and Stitch at 1 p.m.; Thursday – dinner at 6 p.m., followed by games at 6:30 p.m. No SAIL classes will be held until the end of July.
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.

Quincy library stacks up activities
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.
July 13, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime & Craft
July 13, 4-5 p.m.: T-Lab
July 15, 2 p.m.: Kids Bingo
July 17, 3 p.m.: Collage and mixed media art with children’s author and illustrator Elisa Kleven
July 18, 10 a.m.: STEM Sphero Robotic Ball. Space is limited.
July 18, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up required
July 19, 10 a.m.: Shrink art
July 19, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up required
July 20, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime and Craft
July 20, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up required
July 22, 2 p.m.: Lego and building toys
July 24, 10:30 a.m.: Puppet show
July 24, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up required
July 25, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up required
July 26, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club. Limited space, sign-up required
July 26, 3 p.m.: Page Turners Book Club
July 27, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime and Craft
July 27, 4-5 p.m.: Dare to Dream Book Club

Grant supports local pet surgeries
Wags ‘N’ Whiskers has received a $3,000 grant award from The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies that will enable the completion of more than 60 spay surgeries for low-income residents of Grant County.
Wags ‘N’ Whiskers has provided spay/neuter assistance to residents of Grant and Adams counties since 2008. The organization provides families with discount coupons that cover a portion of the cost of spaying or neutering their pet. Since the program’s inception, the organization has helped alter more than 2,600 pets. To learn more or request assistance, call 509-246-1245.

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