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Posted on Dec 6, 2018

News briefs, week of Dec. 6, 2018

City compost facility’s hours will shift
The city of Quincy’s compost facility will change to its winter schedule starting Dec. 10. Winter hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 to 4:15 p.m.
Depending on weather, the facility may close if the city needs additional manpower to plow.

Christmas services set at Heritage Park
Celebrate the simplicity of the Christmas season at the Old-Fashioned Christmas. This service, now in its 11th year, provides a beautiful and meaningful service with live string music, singalong carols, readings of “The Night Before Christmas” especially for children, Scripture and story, and the lighting of the tree in the German tradition.
Held in the historic 1904 Pioneer Church, two services are scheduled: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. After the hour service, guests are invited for refreshments, including hot spiced cider.
Doors open at 30 minutes before the hour for seating and live string music. All Strings Considered from Wenatchee will feature hammered dulcimer, violin and guitar.
The event is free, but reservations are required to ensure seating by calling Harriet Weber at 398-1949 or by picking up tickets at Barb’s at Shops on Central or CliftonLarsonAllen, all in Quincy.
The Pioneer Church is at the Heritage site at 415 F St. SW, Quincy, along Highway 28, across from AutoZone.

George hall hosts music
The George CoffeeHouse series features the Marlin Handbell Ringers at 3 p.m., Dec. 8. The concert will include refreshments, and admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free.
Memory Lane is scheduled for Jan. 26; Heartbreak Pass for Feb. 9; Kevin Pace & The Early Edition for March 16; and Pickled Okra for April 6.
The traditional First Friday Jam at George will be 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 7, with a potluck starting at 6 p.m.

With the assistance of Ben Schaapman’s boom truck and four Schaapman boys – (above, from the left) Isaiah (with the Washington flag), Nehemiah, Josiah and Jeremiah – the Port of Quincy retrieved the U.S. flag and the state flag from the pole in front of the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Port of Quincy thanked them for their help.
The Port is in the process of repairing the flagpole.
Submitted photo

Geology group to discuss floods
The Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 S. Mission, Wenatchee.
Using imagery, maps, and video, the Erratics will follow the devastating deluges of the Missoula floods as they tore across the landscape. The program is free and open to the public.

Wreaths Across America to honor vets
Wreaths Across America announced that the Columbia Basin Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol Ephrata, and Quincy Valley Cemetery have joined for a fifth year to participate in the national Wreaths Across America event Dec. 15.
The goal is to raise enough funds to place approximately 300 wreaths on the headstones of all the local veterans laid to rest in the cemetery, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.
Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America or sponsoring a wreath for Quincy Valley Cemetery are invited to visit National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, non-political, community event open to all people.

Seniors: Serving lasagna
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Nick Todd and Betty Seader; Rummikub – Larry Kniveton and Bonnie Kniveton; bridge – Peggy Emtman and Nancy Street; and dominoes – Mark Owens and Elaine Elshoff.
Thursday is lasagna, green salad, garlic bread sticks and apple cake. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is chicken tortilla soup, bread sticks and chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday is biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and apple sauce or soup from Monday. Wednesday is cheeseburger, oven-baked fries and peanut butter cookie. Thursday, Dec. 13, is beef pot roast, roasted potatoes and veggies, green salad, Parker House rolls and lemon bar.
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. Senior citizens may have lunches delivered Monday through Thursday inside Quincy city limits for an additional $2; call 787-3231.
Weekly activities include Monday – TOPS at 4 p.m.; Tuesday – coffee hour at 10 a.m. and SAIL class at 2 p.m.; Wednesday – bridge at 12:30 p.m., Chat and Stitch at 1 p.m.; Thursday – SAIL class at 2 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by games at 6:30 p.m.
The center is open to all seniors 50 years and older, membership is $20 a year or $200 for lifetime. The office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

CBAA plans Celtic Christmas show
Columbia Basin Allied Arts welcomes back Geoffrey Castle and his Christmas crew for Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration at 7 p.m., Dec. 8, at the Wallenstien Theater on Big Bend Community College’s campus.
This is a high-energy, family-friendly show. It will include classic and contemporary holiday songs in a deeply traditional Celtic style of music.
This year, Castle will be bringing Grammy-nominated and platinum record bandmates, professional singers, and dancers from the Seattle Irish Dance Company with him to the stage.
Tickets and more information can be found at

Quincy library prepares activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, 787-2359, offers programs at no charge.
Dec. 6, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 6, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Dec. 8, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Dec. 10, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Dec. 11, “The Truth and I: Reading Betty McDonald in the Age of Memoir,” 6-7 p.m. (adult activity)
Dec. 12, ATLAS At The Library After School, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Dec. 13, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 13, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Dec. 14, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.