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Posted on Feb 28, 2019

News briefs, week of Feb. 28, 2019

Canal filling date pushed back
Due to unforeseen winter weather conditions, the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District will start filling the West Canal later than previously planned. The revised date is Wednesday, March 20. Priming will continue on smaller canals and laterals through the first week in April, depending on weather and demand for water deliveries. Telephone recorders will still be available on March 25 in all watermaster offices for water ordering. This service will be available on Saturdays and up to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays for the following Monday’s water order, throughout the season. Water users are urged to contact their respective watermaster headquarters to receive current information and schedules regarding this revision.

Port to hold public hearing
Commissioners of the Port of Quincy will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, for public testimony on the proposed sale of land in the port’s Industrial Development District No. 4. The meeting will be held at 101 F St. SW, Quincy.

Senior Center: Serving spaghetti
Thursday’s dinner at the Quincy Senior Center is spaghetti, green beans, green salad, bread sticks and carrot cake. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday’s dinner is creamy chicken and rice soup, green salad, French roll and chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday is thin-sliced French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon and fresh fruit or soup from Monday. Wednesday is cheeseburger, pasta salad and peanut butter cookie. Thursday, Feb. 7, is barbecue chicken thighs, roasted potatoes, corn, green salad, French rolls and oatmeal raisin cookie.
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 Wednesday 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.

Library to host speaker
Author and science speaker David George Gordon will return to several public libraries next month to talk about Northwest sea serpents and lake monsters. His presentation on cryptozoology — the study of unexplained creatures — will cover the current understanding of local legendary water serpents, including Ogopogo, the supposed inhabitant of Lake Okanogan in British Columbia, and reports of a sea monster off the Washington Coast.
Gordon will talk at the Quincy Public Library at 4 p.m., March 15. He will talk at the Moses Lake Public Library at 3 p.m., March 16.

Hearts group to meet in Wenatchee
Greater Wenatchee Mended Hearts Chapter 91 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at Central Washington Hospital Conference Rooms A and B, on the ground floor. The public is invited to hear “Over the Counter Meds,” with Brent Bell, pharmacist at Central Washington Hospital. For more information, contact Jan Cripe at 509-393-4768 or

Gardening symposium takes registrations
A gardening workshop will be held in Moses Lake on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center, 900 E. Yonezawa Blvd.
The event is organized jointly by the Washington State University Grant-Adams Master Gardeners and Grant County Conservation District. The focus is on gardening solutions. Space is limited, so applicants are encouraged to pre-register through the Grant County Conservation District by calling 509-765-9618, by signing up in person at the Conservation District office at 1107 S. Juniper Drive, Moses Lake, or by registering online at