News briefs, week of Oct. 5, 2017
Police Chief Meet-and-Greet
The City of Quincy is moving forward with the selection of a Police Chief this week. The candidates will attend an informal meet-and-greet with police officers and police department staff from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. Immediately following, the candidates will attend an informal meet and greet with the community, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Law Enforcement Facility. Residents are encouraged to attend this event. Comment sheets will be provided for citizens wishing to make remarks after visiting with the candidates.
The candidates will be interviewed on Saturday, Oct. 7, by residents that have been chosen to serve on two interview panels. Based on input from the panels, police department and community, the mayor and city administrator may invite one or two of the candidates for a final interview. Following successful interview(s), the city will likely make a conditional offer of employment to one of the candidates.
The names of the candidates have not been released at this time.
Are you wondering where to dispose of unwanted antifreeze? Grant County offers year-round antifreeze recycling at the Ephrata Landfill, the CDSI Transfer Station and the Mattawa Drop Box. This service is for antifreeze from Grant County households only and is not for farmers or businesses. The antifreeze must be dropped off during normal hours of operation for each site.
Ethylene glycol antifreeze is poisonous to humans and animals if ingested. Animals and small children may want to drink antifreeze because of its sweet smell. It should be stored in closed containers out of their reach.
Antifreeze contaminated with oil or any other substance cannot be recycled and must instead be brought to a hazardous waste collection event. For more information, call Grant County Solid Waste at 754-6082.
Revenue to offer free business-tax webinar
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 Tue., Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Revenue offers live webinars to make it easier for small businesses to participate.To register send an email to NBOWebinar@dor.wa.gov with the following: your name, company name, phone number and email address. Contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman with any questions about the workshop: 360-705 6624 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 9.
Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection, and record-keeping requirements. During the webinar, the facilitator will answer specific questions related to your business. Continuing education credit is also available.
First Friday Jam
The First Friday Jam will be on Friday, Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the George Community Hall. Bring a potluck item, your instrument, a couple of songs you’ve been working on and a smile! A music stand is helpful too, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry!
George Coffeehouse Performance
Rusty Hinges will be performing on the George Coffeehouse stage on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the George Community Hall. Tickets are $5 and there will be a hat-pass for the band ($8-12 donation suggested). Great refreshments are served by the George, WA Georgettes at half-time.
Grant County Historical Society Meeting
The Grant County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Ephrata American Legion Post located at 276 8th Ave NW. The board meeting is at 11 a.m., lunch is served at 12 noon and our program will begin at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served by the American Legion staff and cost is $7.50. Our speaker this month is Mick Qualls.
Members and the public are invited to attend. If you plan to attend, please call Stephanie at 509-398-5186 to make lunch reservations.
October Quincy Public Library Activities
The Quincy Public Library will be having several activities throughout the month of October. On Mondays & Tuesdays the Minecraft Club will meet at 3:30-5:30 p.m. (please sign up at the library, space is limited), however there will be no Minecraft on Oct. 9 and 31. On Wednesday Oct. 11 and 18 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. there will be “A.T.L.A.S” AT THE LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL”: (Crafts, Technology, Games, etc. ) and on Thursdays, Preschool Story Time and Craft will take place at 10:30-11:15 a.m. (no story time on Oct. 26) with Bilingual Story Time with Deb McVay at 4 p.m. Boredom Busters: Board Games, Lego’s & Building toys or Crafts will be every Saturday at 2 p.m. Interested in joining a book club? Page Turner’s Book Club: school age book club will meet Oct. 25 at 3 p.m., if interested in joining contact Dottie at the Library.