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Posted on Oct 9, 2015

Community Bulletin: Oct. 8

Seniors: Stop in for Thursday dinner
On the menu for the weekly Thursday dinner at the Quincy Senior Center is chicken casserole, peas, salad, garlic bread and pudding.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $6 a person. Games follow dinner.
Dominoes winners were Susan Lacy and Elaine Elshoff. Pinochle winners were Ike Needens and Judy Todd.

Sub veterans meet in Ellensburg
ELLENSBURG -The U.S. Submarine Veterans of Central and Eastern Washington will have its monthly meeting on Saturday in Ellensburg.
Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and is followed by dinner. A memorial service honoring submarine crews lost in service to our country will precede a short business meeting.
Submarine veterans in Central and Eastern Washington and their family members are invited to attend. They may call Mark Briggs at 509-480-8245 for information.

Local troop looking for Girl Scouts
Quincy-area girls interested in becoming a Girl Scout are invited to attend a meeting on Oct. 26.
The meeting is 6 to 7 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary School. The troop is open to all girls in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Parents must attend with their daughters.
There is a registration fee to join. For more information, call Heather at 237-0595 or Mary at 280-4600.

Hazardous materials disposal approaching
Businesses and agencies that want to participate in a hazardous waste disposal must preregister by Monday.
The disposal is Oct. 23 at the Moses Lake Surf ‘n Slide water park.
The participating business or agency must be a small quantity generator. That means the business generates less than 220 pounds a month and accumulates less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste before disposing of it. A business must also accumulate less than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste a month or batch.
Examples of hazardous waste include spent florescent light tubes, paint thinner and oil-based paint, solvents, aerosols, corrosives, pesticides, poisons and oxidizers.
Call Grant County Solid Waste at 754-6082, extension 3508, to request an application packet or more information.

Grant PUD offices closed on Monday
Grant PUD’s offices in Quincy, Moses Lake, Royal City and Grand Coulee will be closed for training on Monday.
However, the call center will remain open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 to 5 p.m. on Monday. Regular hours will resume for both the offices and the call center on Tuesday.

Hadian to speak to Republican Women
The Republican Women of Grant County is meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Moses Lake Senior Center, 608 E. Third St. in Moses Lake.
Guest speaker Shahram Hadian will talk about “Unveiling the True Face of Islam: A Wake-Up Call for the World.” The public is invited. Dues are due for members and associate members.

Author, naturalist coming to library
Author and naturalist Jack Nisbet will be talking about his latest book at the Quincy Public Library.
Nisbet will present “Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest.” This program will look at some of Earth’s most spectacular lighting phenomena from two very different points of view: fur agent David Thompson on the ground around 1800 and an astronaut aboard the International Space Station two centuries later.
The free event is 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 14.

American, Civil War enthusiasts to gather
If you have an interest in your American heritage, or you would like to know more about your ancestry, be sure to attend one of two upcoming meetings at the Quincy Pioneer Lutheran Church, at the Reiman-Simmons Historical Site.
The Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17. The first meeting is free and everyone is invited.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is at 1:10 p.m. at Oct. 24. The event also is free.
Both organizations focus on ancestry and genealogy. To join either group, a person must have an ancestor who fought in or aided the Union side of the American Revolution or Civil War. For more information, call Gar Pilliar at 797-1189.

Harvest Festival returns on Saturday
The 13th Annual Harvest Festival, hosted by the Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum, introduces visitors to pioneer life using hands-on displays and demonstrations.
The event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free to the public and held at the museum’s Reiman-Simmons House.
All Strings Considered, an Americana and Celtic group, performs 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. And an old-fashioned hymn sing is at 1:30 p.m. in the historic Pioneer Church.