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Posted on Mar 11, 2016

Community Bulletin: March 10

Enjoy a corned beef dinner fundraiser
EPHRATA – The annual St Patrick’s Day Girls State and Boys State Dinner and Auction is 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post, 276 8th Ave. N.W. in Ephrata.
This is the main fundraiser that helps sponsor young women and men attending Girls and Boys State, a week-long, active learning experience that introduces participants to state government
The dinner’s main meal includes corned beef and cabbage; however, ham is available. The event also includes an auction. Tickets are available at the Post. Cost is $10 and $18 for couples.

Seniors: Join in a pork roast dinner
The weekly Thursday dinner at the Quincy Senior Center is 6 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $7 a person. Games follow at 6:30 p.m.
On this week’s menu are pork roast, au gratin potatoes, carrots, corn salad and strawberry-pretzel dessert.
Bridge winners were Barb Kennedy and Bea Weinand. Pinochle winners were Betty Seader and Ruth Atwood. Dominos winners were Dan Neumann and Mark Owens. Rummikub winners were Faye Burton and Roxa Kreimeyer.

Veterans to gather on Saturday
George VFW Post 24 will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The group meets the second Saturday of every month at one of two locations. On even months, the Post meeting will be at Quincy City Hall. On odd months, the meeting will be at the Elks Lodge in Moses Lake.
AMVETS Post 777 will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The group meets the second Saturday of every month on only even months. The meetings are at Quincy City Hall.

Spring art going up this weekend
Young artists, in partnership with the Quincy Business Association, will be painting business’ windows on Saturday.
For those interested businesses, the artists will paint their windows with spring scenes as a tribute to Easter and Mother’s Day.
Cost is $10, with an additional $10 if a business would like a professional window cleaner to wash its windows in May. Money raised goes toward the costs of supplies and the association’s efforts.
Painting days will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and then again on March 19. If you are interested in having the young artists stop by, call Molly Richardson at 787-4347 or Sunshine Didra at 787-4511.

Canal being filled up about March 25 
The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District will start filling the West Canal later than expected because of unforeseen winter maintenance.
The revised date is March 23 at the latest.
Priming will continue on smaller canals and laterals through the first week in April, depending on the weather and the demand for water deliveries.
Telephone recorders will be available March 25 in all watermaster offices for water ordering. This service will be available on Saturdays and up to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays for the following Monday’s water order, throughout the season.

Chamber to thank its members at banquet
The Quincy Chamber of Commerce will host its Membership Appreciation Dinner on March 17.
The event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center. Chamber members are invited.

Picture of Health exhibit opens

The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship, Community Choice Healthcare Network and the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center are teaming up to kick off a new art exhibit series that launches Friday.
Set to run through April 29, the “A Picture of Health in North Central Washington” exhibit will highlight stories from Grant, Douglas, Okanogan and Chelan counties about how people foster their individual health, as well as that of the communities and environment where they live.
Following this initial show, the exhibit will travel to Quincy, the site of IRIS’s 2016 NCW Community Success Summit, and then to other communities in the region.
Opening night activities include a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the museum and art center. Go to for more information.