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Posted on Mar 20, 2015

Community Bulletin: March 26

Mtn. View art show starts on Monday
The public is invited to Mountain View Elementary School’s annual student art show next week.
The art show is 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday as well as 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
All students at the school will have two pieces of work on display.

Register now for spring day camp
Two Quincy High School students, in partnership with the Quincy Recreation Department, are putting on a spring break day camp from March 30 through April 3.
For ages 5 to 10 years old, the camp starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. each day. Parents can drop off kids as early as 7:30 a.m. but must pick them up by 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 a child for the week.
The camp includes arts and crafts, sports and games, learning and reading, and other fun activities. Each child must bring a lunch, but snacks will be provided.  The camp is limited to the first 25 students registered. Register at

Plowing Bee returns to Olmstead Place
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association invite the public to an old-fashioned horse-plowing match and demonstrations of turn-of-the-century farm equipment at Olmstead Place State Park.
The second annual Plowing Bee is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28-29 at Olmstead Place State Park, which is midway between Ellensburg and Kittitas, off of Highway 90.
The horse-plowing match features draft horses such as Shires, Belgians, Clydesdales and Percherons. In addition, teamsters will be showing their horses and mules in traditional harness with horse-drawn farming equipment, including a variety of hitches, various plow styles, harrows and discs.
The plowing competitions take place in the morning and in the afternoon on both days. The Ellensburg Moose Lodge will be serving lunch of hamburger, potato salad and drink for about $6. Free wagon rides will also be available.
Olmstead Place is a 217-acre day-use park originally settled as a homestead by the pioneering Olmstead family in 1875. Many of the original buildings and artifacts are on view.

Republicans host fundraising event
Chris Widener, a motivational speaker, will be the keynote speaker Friday at the Grant County Republican Party fundraiser.
The event is 5:30 p.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds’ 4-H building. The public is welcomed.
Also speaking will be Bill Bryant, Port of Seattle commissioner; James Walsh, vice chairman of the GOP; Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake; and Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake. The event includes silent and live auctions.
Tickets, which cost $40, can be reserved and paid for at the door by contacting Barbara Morgan of the GCGOP at 350-5844 or

Seniors: Ham is on Thursday menu
Saturday is the last free computer class offered to the public at the Quincy Senior Center. Sponsored by Microsoft, the class is 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your laptop, cell phone, tablet and have your questions answered.
Thursday’s dinner is roast ham, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, dinner rolls, green pea salad and pistachio pudding. Cost is $6 a person. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Games follow at 6:30 p.m.
Monday bridge winners were Bev McDonald and Judy Bryant. Wednesday bridge winners were Dorothy Hammack and Betty Mansfield. Dominoes winners were Mark Owens and Dan Neumann. Pinochle winners were Ruth Atwood and Betty Seader.

Gun club plans April meat shoot
The Quincy Gun Club will host a meat shoot on April 12.
The shoot starts at 10 a.m. Cost is $7.50 for a 10-shot round, or $30 for a guaranteed prize. Participants are shooting for hams. The public is invited, and lunch is available.
The gun club is about 5 miles from Highway 28, heading north on Central Avenue South.

Chance to speak with local legislators
Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, are holding an hour-long telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Monday.
The program is similar to a call-in radio show in which people may call and ask questions over the telephone. To participate, residents can call 509-895-5003 during the event.