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Posted on Jul 6, 2017

News briefs, week of July 6, 2017

Presentation on Medicare scheduled
Anyone approaching Medicare age, already receiving Medicare, or family members who need to know about Medicare are invited to a free presentation by Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, July 11, at the Quincy Senior Center, 522 F St. SE. Medicare questions and topics will be discussed by Dick Anderson, a volunteer for the State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors, a free and unbiased service of the State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

State offers webinar about business taxes
Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue will host a free live webinar for new and small business owners on Thursday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
To register, send an email to with your name, company name, phone number and email address. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 12.
For more information, contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman: 360-705-6624 or
Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection, and record-keeping requirements. Continuing education credit is also available.

Summer activities ready at library
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 6, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime & Craft
July 6, 3-5 p.m.: Teen Poetry Read Aloud
July 8, 2 p.m.: Susan Blair, Perri the Poetry Fairy
July 10, 10 a.m.: STEM Toothpick Towers
July 10, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club; limited space, sign-up required
July 11, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club; limited space, sign-up required
July 12, 10 a.m.: PUD: How power is delivered to your home
July 12, 2-4 p.m.: Minecraft Club; limited space, sign-up required
July 13, 10:30 a.m.: Storytime & Craft
July 13, 4-5 p.m.: T-Lab

Meal program location changed
The Quincy School District’s free summer meals program, which provides meals at six locations, announced that the meal service at High Tech High will be moved to Quincy High School, 16 Sixth Ave. SE: breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and lunch from 11:15 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 21. For more information, call 509-787-8985.

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention planned
The theme of this year’s annual, three-day regional convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses is “Don’t give up!” The convention program will be presented at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on July 7-9 (English), and July 14-16 (Spanish). The program is available at the website. Everyone is invited to attend. There is no admission charge, and no collection will be taken.

Historical group sets meeting time
The Grant County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 11. No lunch will be served, but attendees may bring a sack lunch. Members and guests are welcome to attend.
The meeting will be held at the museum grounds at the Big Barn so that board members can view projects being built. The board meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and the program will begin at 12:30 p.m. The speaker this month is Jessie Overman, who will talk about her grandfather, Claude Maxwell, a Grant County pioneer.

Seniors: Serving meatloaf
Last week’s game winners were: Rummikub – Larry and Bonnie Kniveton; pinochle – Jo Kniep and Ruth Atwood; bridge – Susan Romano and tie with Aldene Duchscherer and Kate Jensen; and dominoes – Vaughn Vordahl and Dan Neumann.
Dinner is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green salad, glazed carrots and brownies. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. The prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice, applesauce and flan. Tuesday is lasagna, bread stick, Caesar salad and apple pie. On Wednesday no lunch will be served due to Life Line Screenings Day.
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, call 1-888-653-6441, visit or text the word circle to 797979.
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. and Washington state’s SHIBA Medicare presentation at 11 a.m.; Wednesday – Life Line Screening at 9 a.m. and 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.

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