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Posted on Nov 2, 2018

News briefs, week of Nov. 1, 2018

Community Hall to welcome band
Roosevelt Road will perform at the George Community Hall at 7 p.m., Nov. 10. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. Refreshments by the Georgettes. Part of the George CoffeeHouse series.
The First Friday Jam returns to the Community Hall on Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Anyone with an instrument can come and play.
More information at

Quincy singers busy with choir events

The choir students at Quincy High School and Quincy Junior High had a frantic couple of weeks, with trips to Wenatchee for the performance of the Soweto Gospel Choir, East Wenatchee to participate in the Sarge Huber Honor Choir Festival and Washington State University’s Pullman campus for the High School Choral Festival. Pictured above are Quincy students who participated in the East Wenatchee event. From the left are: choir director Kylie Youngren, junior Francis Ramirez, senior Corina Cervantes, junior Juliana Mancini, senior Ivania Chavez, eighth-grader Mya Nguyen, seventh-grader Allie Manly and senior Chris Balbuena.
Photo submitted by Kylie Youngren

Library lines up November activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, offers programs at no charge. For more information, call 787-2359.
Nov. 1, Preschool story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 1, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Nov. 2, games and board games, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 4, “Writing in the Margins: Transforming the Stories We Tell About Race,” with Jessica Maucione, 3-4 p.m.; for adults.
Nov. 5, Building Toys (Legos, straw toys), 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Nov. 7, ATLAS, At The Library After School, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Nov. 8, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 8, Bilingual Storytime with Deb, 4 p.m.
Nov. 9, Building with Keva Planks, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 10, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Tourism group asks for hikers’ help
The Grant County Tourism Commission on Oct. 30 requested assistance from local hikers. If you would like to visit any of the 31 premier hiking trails in Grant County and then write a response of 600 words or less about your adventure and provide us with a great picture taken on the trail, you could be paid $100.
For more information and to register to report about a specific trail, contact Bill Burke at Burke Marketing 509-921-5579 or

Winter heating program takes appointments
The Energy Assistance Program of OIC of Washington along with the Washington State Department of Commerce, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, are taking appointments for help with winter heating. Appointments can be made in person or by calling 509-765-9206. OIC of Washington, Moses Lake office, is at 903 W. Third Ave.

Seniors: Serving pork roast
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Nick Todd and Ruth Atwood; Rummikub – Glenn Barrow and Ruth Minor; bridge – Barb Kennedy and Bea Weinand; and dominoes – Vaughn Vordahl and Elaine Elshoff.
Thursday is pork roast, apple sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, green salad, Parker House rolls and brownies with ice cream. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is sloppy joes, green salad and lemon bars. Tuesday is chicken noodle soup, bread sticks and sugar cookie. Wednesday is cheeseburger, oven roasted seasoned potatoes and chocolate chip cookie. Thursday, Nov. 8, is baked ham, scalloped potatoes, brown sugar glazed carrots, green salad, French rolls and pumpkin bars.
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.

Free class on composting offered
Learn how to compost your yard and garden waste at a free class on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grant County Public Works public meeting room, 124 Enterprise St. SE, Ephrata. The class will last approximately 60 minutes.
After attending the class, one participant from each household will receive a free, portable compost bin. Participants do not need to pre-register to attend.
Composting turns yard and garden waste into a beneficial resource that helps plants grow healthier and faster by keeping the soil loose and well drained. While it is not a substitute for fertilizer, it does contain beneficial nutrients. Composting may also save you money by reducing how much garbage you throw away.
The class is sponsored by Grant County Solid Waste and the Washington State Department of Ecology. For more information, contact Grant County Solid Waste at 754-6082.

Writers group plans open mic event
Four Minutes of Fame is a quarterly networking event of the Write On The River group. It provides an opportunity for writers to read their work in a public and supportive environment.
Milepost 111 in Cashmere will host the next Four Minutes of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30. Sign up to read at

Tourism committee meeting moved
The Grant County Tourism Commission announced that the regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 21 has changed dates due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15. The Tourism Commission invites the public to attend.

Mended Hearts group to meet
Greater Wenatchee Mended Hearts Chapter 91 plans to meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Central Washington Hospital Conference Room F on the ground floor. The public is invited to come and learn about “Varicose Veins & Complications” by Dr. Rachel Lundgren of Confluence Health. For more information, contact Jan Cripe at 509-393-4768 or