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Posted on May 8, 2019

News briefs, week of May 8, 2019

QSD Family Festival scheduled
The Quincy School District will host the second annual Family Festival on Friday, May 11, to inform district parents and students about the resources available for their children.
The event’s theme is Tomorrow’s Leaders and will take place at Quincy High School, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bilingual services will be on hand, as well as representatives from Molina Healthcare, Catholic Charities Housing Services and many others. For more information, call Maria Valle at 509-306-6545.

Senior Center: Serving chicken salad on Wednesday
Last week’s game winners at Quincy Senior Center were: pinochle – Judy Todd and Wilma DeLeeuw; Rummikub – Ruth Minor and Faye Burton; and bridge – Susan Romano and Peggy Emtman.
Wednesday’s lunch is chicken salad with or without bread, potato chips, green salad and shortbread cookie with icing. Thursday dinner is barbecue pulled pork on scratch-made buns, baked beans, cole slaw and chocolate sheet cake. Monday lunch is ham and potato soup, bread sticks, carrot sticks and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday lunch is scrambled eggs, sausage links, fried potatoes 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., din-ner 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.
Schools plan open houses
The Quincy School District will hold open houses for grades K-8 on May 14. Open houses for Mountain View Elementary, Pioneer Elementary, Monument Elementary and Ancient Lakes Elementary (at the current junior high location) will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Quincy Middle School will hold its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at the current high school location. At this time, parents can also continue to register children for kindergarten at each elementary.

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.

Summer lunches planned
The Quincy School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals are available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger. For more information, contact Nicole Boatright at 509-306-5586.
Meals will be served at South Park from June 24 to Aug. 23, Monday through Friday. No meals will be served July 4 and 5. Lunch will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meals will be served at Quincy Innovation Academy, 404 First Ave. SE, Monday through Friday from June 24 to July 19. No meals will be served July 4 and July 5. Breakfast will from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.; Lunch will be from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Meals will be served at North Park, 7 C St. NE, from June 24 to Aug. 23, Monday through Friday. No meals will be served July 4 and 5. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meals will be served Monday through Friday at George Elementary School from June 24 to July 19. No meals will be served on July 4 and July 5. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 8:15 a.m.; lunch will begin 11:15 a.m. and end at noon.
Meals will be served at the George Library, 109 N. Washington Way, from June 24 to Aug. 23, Monday through Friday. No meals will be served July 4 and 5. Lunch will be from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Quincy library provides activities
The Quincy Library will have limited activities in the month of May as it prepares for the Summer Library Program and has class visits at the Library. Summer Library Program starts on the last day of school, on June 14, and runs through Aug. 31.
May 9, Bilingual Storytime, 4 p.m. (This will be Deb McVay’s last Bilingual Storytime as she will be retire this month.)
May 10, Humanities Washington presenter Johann Neem will be presenting “What Happened to America’s Public School’s” at the Quincy Public Library, 5:30 p.m. (The library usually closes at 6 p.m., but those who attend the event will be able to stay until the event is finished around 6:45 p.m.) More information about the speaker may be found at
May 27, the library is closed for the holiday.

Pikeminnow Derby returns
The 2019 Pikeminnow Derby is set for May 17-19. Register at the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce or For more information call 509-787-2140.

Historical group sets meeting
The Grant County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at the Ephrata American Legion Post, 276 Eighth Ave. NW. The board meeting begins at 11 a.m.; lunch is served at noon; and the Heritage meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served by the American Legion staff, and the price is $7.50. The speaker this month is Jay Kemble, who will talk about The Speedball Hwy & Rimrock.
Guests and members are invited. If you plan to attend and have lunch, please call the museum at 754-3334 to make lunch reservations.

Workshop on planning ahead set
American Legion Auxiliary, Art Semro Unit 28, invites the public to attend a Planning Ahead seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the American Legion Post Home, at 276 Eighth Ave. NW, Ephrata.
It will be an opportunity to learn what’s needed to get your affairs in order before unexpected illness, disability or death. Information tables will be set up and experts will speak to help everyone plan ahead. Service Officers will also be available to help veterans sign up for VA benefits.
People of all ages are encouraged to attend.
This forum is open to the public as a service to the community as well as veterans. For more information, call Jane Montaney, 509-760-1433.