News briefs, week of April 17, 2019
1940s-theme dance planned
A World War II-themed community dance is planned for April 27 at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center. The family-friendly event will feature Pin-ups On Tour. The doors open at 6 p.m., entertainment will run 7-9 p.m., and dancing will follow. Dress in the 1940s theme is encouraged but not required.
Tickets are available at Nicole’s Healing Hands, 21 D St. SW; Basin Pacific Insurance, 17 E St. SE; Washington Trust Bank, 509 Central Ave. S; and at the door.
For more information, contact Daniel Chism, 360-951-7216, or Nicole O’Shea, 509-797-5030.
Take-back event helps prevent drug misuse
The Quincy Police Department and Quincy Partnership for Youth will host a prescription drug take-back event on April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Quincy Police station, 223 First Ave. SW, Quincy. This event is for the public to dispose of unused or expired prescription medication safely and easily.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Medications can remain in their original containers and labels do not need to be removed. Medications not in their original containers also will be accepted.
This take-back event helps support two campaigns from the Washington State Health Care Authority, called Starts with One and Take Back Your Meds. These campaigns inform and educate young adults, their parents, and older adults about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of safe storage, use, and disposal.
For more information about the HCA Starts with One and Take You’re your Meds campaigns, visit www.getthefactsrx.com.
Arts Night rescheduled
Quincy School District Arts Night 2019 has been rescheduled to Monday, April 22,
5:30-7:30 p.m. at Quincy Junior High School.
Red Cross blood drive scheduled
After a winter that saw lower turnout at blood drives around the country and cancellations of some blood drive events due to weather, the need for blood donations is high. Locally, the American Red Cross has a blood drive organized for April 23, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center, sponsored by Desert Sun Dental. Walk-ins are always welcome, though blood donors with appointments are taken first, so there may be a wait for walk-in donors.
FFA Plant Sale on the way
Quincy FFA and members of the horticulture class at Quincy High School invite the public to their annual Spring Plant Sale at the FFA greenhouse, on the north side of the high school at Sixth Avenue SE, Quincy. The sale will open on Friday, April 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. and continue on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The greenhouse is full of 66 varieties of bedding plants, herbs, vegetable starts, and hanging baskets, FFA stated in a press release.
Senior Center to start up line dancing
Line dancing will begin at the Quincy Senior Center on Monday, April 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Vickie Brissey will be the instructor at this free activity. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Quincy library provides activities
Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following.
April 17, ATLAS, At the Library After School, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
April 18, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
April 19, Stem Kits, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; a variety of games to play with.
April 20, Keva Planks and Mazes, 1-3 p.m.
April 21, closed for Easter holiday.
April 22, Minecraft Session, 3-5 p.m.; sign-up required ahead of time.
April 23, Building with Keva Planks, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
April 24, Slime STEM Activity, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; limited to 30 children or while supplies last.
April 25, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.; last one until summer.
April 25, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
April 26, Fun with Games, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
April 27, Building with Legos and Straw Building Set, 1-3 p.m.
Senior Center lunch Wednesday: ham sandwich
Last week’s game winners at Quincy Senior Center were: pinochle – Judy Todd and Wilma DeLeeuw; bridge – Barb Kennedy and Susan Romano; and dominoes – Phil Anderson and Elaine Elshoff.
Wednesday’s lunch is cold ham sandwich, pasta salad and crispy rice treat. Thursday dinner is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green salad, French rolls and layered pudding dessert. Monday lunch is tortilla soup, bread sticks, green salad and cinnamon dessert nachos. Tuesday lunch is thin-sliced French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage links and fruit, or soup from Monday.
Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $10 for members and $11 for nonmembers.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers, with a $1 charge for to-go orders.
Disability board reschedules meeting
The Grant County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters –1 Disability Board’s normally scheduled meeting for May 14 has been changed due to conflicting schedules. The new meeting date is May 21 at 4 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room at the Grant County Courthouse. All claims will need to be submitted no later than Friday before the scheduled meeting.
Memorial tournament sells out
The Third Annual Deputy John Bernard Memorial Golf Tournament, scheduled for April 25 at Moses Lake Golf Club, is sold out, but donations can still be made. The golf tournament directly benefits the Behind the Badge Foundation and the John Bernard Memorial Scholarship fund. To make a donation, contact Tracy Williams with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-754-2011, ext. 2014.