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Posted on Jul 23, 2015

Community: July 23

New collection times at Quincy post office
The Qunicy post office has announced that it is moving its collection times up to an earlier hour.

Collection times are now 3:35 p.m. on weekdays and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, said David Peters, the Quincy postmaster.

The changes, which are effective immediately, are because of changes at the processing and distribution center in Spokane, Peters said.

Grant PUD contractor to begin power pole inspections

Grant PUD contractor, Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., will begin inspecting and treating wood power poles in rural areas near Quincy, Royal City, Moses Lake and Warden this summer.

Grant PUD asks that property owners allow access to Osmose’s trained personnel in order to complete the inspection and treatment of the poles. The workers will carry identification and credentials as they conduct the inspections and treatments.

The pole inspections and treatments are part of the routine work needed to ensure that Grant PUD continues to provide reliable and low-cost power to Grant County residents. The work is expected to continue into early fall. For information, call (509) 754-0500.

Donate school supplies at Shopko
Shopko is partnering with the Salvation Army to launch its annual Tools for School campaign.

From July 12 through Aug. 7, Shopko customers can help local students in need by dropping donated school supplies in collection bins at more than 300 Shopko and Shopko Hometown stores, including the Quincy store.

The Tools for School program provides school supplies to students in need in kindergarten through 12th grade. Beginning Aug. 7, school supplies then are distributed by local Salvation Army chapters based on community donations and are available while supplies last. Children are provided a pre-packaged bag of school supplies and each family is provided with one new backpack.

It’s Christmas in July Friday at Akins
Akins Harvest Foods is having a Christmas in July food drive on Friday.

The food drive, noon to 6 p.m. at the store, is collecting donations for the Quincy Valley Food Bank. Positive Life Radio, FM 89.9, sponsors the event and will be playing holiday music. Customers will be eligible for prizes and giveaways.

Auditions next week for ‘Sweeney Todd’
SOAP LAKE — Masquers Theatre in Soap Lake this month will be casting for its fall musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Auditions are 7 p.m. on July 27 and July 28 at Masquers Theatre, 322 Main Ave. E.

Directed by Randy Brooks, Sweeney Todd is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years in a penal colony on trumped-up charges, to take revenge on the judge who banished him.

For more information contact Randy Brooks at 431-4866.

Seniors: Roast ham is on the menu
Tonight’s dinner is roast ham, au gratin potatoes, corn, green pea salad, rolls and pistachio pudding. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $6 a person. On July 30 menu is meat loaf.

Bridge winners were Jean Lindberg and Barb Kennedy. Dominoes winners were Susan Lacy and Elaine Elshoff. Pinochle winners were Wilma Deleeuw and Marge Peming.

Matus to talk about mission to Chicago
Isaac Matus has returned from a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Illinois Chicago Mission. Matus is the son of Hector and Dalia Matus of Ephrata.

While serving his two-year mission, Matus represented the LDS Church as a missionary to teach the people of Chicago about the church and provide service to them.

He will be speaking in the sacrament meeting service of the Quincy Ward of the LDS Church, 1101 Second Ave. S.E., at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend.

Gourmet Mushroom Festival at White Heron
TRINIDAD — The first Gourmet Mushroom Festival will take place at White Heron Cellars at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Richard Kitos of Lulu’s Restaurant fame will come out to show us Lion’s Mane (Do they really taste like lobster and improve memory?), Shitake (that elusive Umami flavor), and Oyster (they are truly reminiscent of oysters) mushrooms coming from Terra Fleur Gourmet Mushrooms. There will be sausages for those who cannot stomach mushrooms.

Michael Carlos will be joining the affair with his full band and music with tinges of bossa nova, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin rock, country, swing, and anything else he gets inspired by.

Cost is $10 at the door and goes to the musicians. There will be plates of prepared mushrooms available for purchase from Lulu’s.

More summer fun at local libraries
The Quincy and George public libraries are hosting a variety of actitivies for young readers this summer.

The following events are planned:

July 23: Chelan PUD Fun Science Guy in Quincy. Starts at 10:30 a.m.
July 25: Chris McFann, comic artist, in Quincy. Starts at 10 a.m. For teens.
July 27: Puppet show starts at 5 p.m. at George.
July 28: Story time starts at 10:30 a.m. in Quincy.
July 30: Puppet show at 10:30 a.m. in Quincy.
Aug. 1: Crafts begin at 2 p.m. in Quincy.
Aug. 4: Craft time begins at 2 p.m. in Quincy.
Aug. 5: Knights of Veritas is at 4 p.m..
Aug. 7: Comic-Con from 2 to 4 p.m. in Quincy. Transform yourself into a superhero and join in the fun. For teens.
Aug. 8: Games and building toys at 2 p.m. in Quincy.
Aug. 11: Comic-Con from 2 to 4 p.m. in George. Transform yourself into a superhero and join in the fun. For teens.

Market Day is here!
The second annual Market Day is all day Saturday.

Organized by the Quincy Business Association, Market Day is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at venues throughout the downtown.

The event is a festive local shopping experience that will include several tasty food vendors as well as a variety of booths from local businesses, organizations and individuals. Several downtown businesses also will be offering special deals.