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Posted on Mar 20, 2019

News briefs, week of March 20, 2019

Yard waste pick-up, compost facility hours to restart
The city of Quincy will reopen its compost facility next week, with summer hours: 7:15 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 to 3:15 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Also, the city will resume collection of yard waste on April 1. Before starting to fill their yard waste containers, residents should check them to make sure no garbage is inside.

Senior Center: Serving grilled ham and cheese
Last week’s game winners at Quincy Senior Center were: pinochle – Betty Seader and Wilma DeLeeuw; Rummikub – Larry Kniveton and Bonnie Kniveton; and bridge – Bea Weinand and Nancy Street.
Wednesday’s meal is grilled ham and cheese sandwich, green salad and chocolate chip cookie. Thursday is beef pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, green salad, French rolls and coffee cake. Monday’s is chicken and vegetable soup, green salad, French roll and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday is waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage links and fresh 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. 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.
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.

Quincy library schedules activities
Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following.
March 20, ATLAS At the Library after School, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
March 21, No Story Time
March 22, Fun with Board Games, 3:30-5 p.m.
March 23, Keva Planks & Mazes, 1-3 p.m.
March 25, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited and sign-up ahead of time is required.
March 26, Creative Coloring, 1-3 p.m.
March 27, Slime STEM Activity, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; limited to 30 children or while supplies last.
March 28, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
March 28, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
March 29, Movie Day Kid Friendly Movie, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
March 30, STEM Kits, 1:-3 p.m.; a variety of games to play with.

City prepares activities
The Quincy Recreation Department provides activities for a range of interests and ages. For information about these and other activities, call 787-3523, ext. 259.
Micro Spring Soccer registration ends March 20. The season runs April 22 to May 22 for children born in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The cost is $30 per player.
A dad and daughter dance event, Ties and Tiaras, will be held March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Activity Center. Tickets are $15 per person, space is limited, and preregistration is required.
Spring Break Day Camp will be April 1-5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for children 5 to 13 years old. Cost for the week is $60. The camp will include arts, crafts, games, science and more.
Magic, the Gathering, casual play will be held April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Blood donations needed
According to a representative of the American Red Cross, donations of all blood types are urgently needed after severe winter weather around the country. Storms and low temperatures have led to cancellations of many blood drives and reduced turnout at other blood drives this year, including in this area.
For more information or to donate, visit www.redcross.org/local/washington.html or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Bingo set for March 24
Quincy Valley Lions Club is planning Spring Bingo noon to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center. To play, the cost is $1 per sheet, or 30 games. Concessions available. A 505/50 raffle will support the Quincy Food Bank, and canned food will also be collected at the event for the food bank.

Date set for filling East Low Canal
The East Columbia Basin Irrigation District on Saturday, March 24, will begin filling the East Low Canal for the 2019 irrigation season, later than originally planned due to weather. The original startup date was March 20.
Deliveries from the East Low Canal will begin on March 28. Deliveries to the East District’s Block 49, from the Potholes East Canal, have also been changed due to weather, and will begin to be available April 3. Irrigation deliveries will be dependent on the demand within individual lateral systems. Pump plants will be started when orders are sufficient for start-up of the plants. Water users should contact their respective Watermaster Headquarters in Moses Lake or Othello or contact their ditch rider to receive current information and schedules.

Pybus holds Non-Profit Day
The public is invited to Non-Profit Day at Pybus Public Market on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by the Community Foundation of NCW and Pybus Market Charitable Foundation. It will be an opportunity to learn more about programs offered by nonprofits in the region and volunteer opportunities. There will be more than 50 nonprofit organizations present with representatives ready to talk about their mission and programs.