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Posted on May 1, 2019

News briefs, week of May 1, 2019

Time for another Bunco night
A fun evening of Bunco is planned for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 14, at Quincy Senior Center. The cost is $10. Prizes will be given, and everyone is welcome.

Sheriff warns about scam
Someone is calling citizens and telling them they have missed jury duty and that they owe Grant County Sheriff’s Office money for a fine. It is a scam, GCSO says. Law enforcement and the courts won’t call you and tell you to send money for fines. If in doubt about the validity of someone calling you, call the publicly listed phone number for the agency mentioned by the scammers, GCSO advises.
Part of the latest twist to the jury duty scam is the scammers say to call the Grant County Sheriff’s at 758-7468. When you call that number, you get a recorded message that says that you have reached the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, leading some folks to believe the original call is legitimately from the GCSO.
The GCSO’s phone number is not 758-7468. It is 754-2011, ext. 2001. Beware, and don’t fall for this scam, GCSO says.

Senior Center: Serving cheeseburgers
Last week’s game winners at Quincy Senior Center were: pinochle – Nick Todd and Bill DeLeeuw; Rummikub – Pam Barrow and Ruth Minor; and bridge – Barb Kennedy and Bev McDonald.
Wednesday’s lunch is cheeseburger, macaroni salad and peanut butter cookie. Thursday dinner is spaghetti, green beans with bacon, garlic breadsticks, green salad and cinnamon apple muffin. Monday lunch is chicken noodle soup, French rolls, green salad and oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday lunch is thin-sliced French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon 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. Senior citizens may have lunches delivered Monday through Wednesday in-side 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 office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Buffet to raise funds for Honor Flight
An Honor Flight fundraiser is set for May 18 at the American Legion Hall, 276 Eighth Ave., Ephrata. The Art Semro Post and Unit 28 are raising money to benefit veterans visiting Washington, D.C., memorials built in their honor. There will be a taco/nacho feed buffet, 5-7 p.m., a dessert auction and presentations through the evening. For more information and to RSVP, call 509-760-1433.

Workforce Board plans Quincy forum
A rural “listening tour” is planned by the state’s Workforce Board, which helps convene and oversee the state’s workforce system. The Rural Community Listening Forum is scheduled in Quincy for May 16 at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center, 115 F St. SW. A business breakfast is offered from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and the forum will run 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
An economist from the Workforce Board will provide a snapshot of the local economy. Then a facilitator will help capture public comments and frame next steps. Once the comments are compiled, there will be a chance to provide input before a report is provided to state and federal policymakers.
To register for this free event, visit