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Posted on Oct 11, 2018

News briefs, week of Oct. 11, 2018

CoffeeHouse music scheduled
The George, Washington, CoffeeHouse at the George Community Hall presents The Giant George Jam Band to kick off the CoffeeHouse concert season. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. $5 admission, hat pass will support to the roof project.
On Nov. 10, the scheduled performers are Roosevelt Road, and on Dec. 1, Nick Dumas and Chris Luquette. On Dec. 8, the Marlin Handbell Ringers perform.

Food distribution event planned
A Second Harvest Mobile Market event will be held in Quincy on Oct. 17. The food distribution event is supported by Microsoft and Quincy Rotary Club as well as numerous volunteers and organizations. It provides free food to families in need of food assistance, without an appointment or documentation. The event will be noon to 2 p.m. at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center, 115 F St. SW. For more information, call 206-265-9790.

Candidate Forum to be held in Ephrata
The American Legion Art Semro Post 28 will sponsor a candidates’ forum at 7 p.m., Oct. 17, at the American Legion Post Home, 276 Eighth Ave. NW, Ephrata.
Candidates for Congress, legislative districts 12 and 13, Grant County Commission and the PUD Commission have been invited. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the forum will begin at 7 p.m.
To submit a written question, arrive by 6:45 p.m. If you can’t attend the forum but would like to ask a question, email the question to For more information, call Mike or Jane Montaney at 509-754-4889.

Safety assemblies coming to two schools
Quincy Junior High School and Quincy High School will host safety assemblies Oct. 18. Retired Pierce County Sgt. Jesus Villahermosa will speak to students about how to survive an active lethal threat on campus.
A parents-only presentation will be held at 6 p.m. the same day at the Chuck McConnell Performing Arts Center. Child care will be available during the two-hour presentation.
For more information, contact Phil Averill at

Seniors: Serving oven-fried chicken
Thursday is oven-fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, French rolls, green salad and strawberry shortcake. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is cheeseburger, sweet potato fries and oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday is scrambled eggs, sausage links, fried potatoes and fruit. Wednesday is chicken salad sandwich, veggie cheese soup and rice treats. Thursday, Oct. 18, is pizza casserole, garlic breadsticks, green salad and apple pie.
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.

Library prepares events
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, offers programs at no charge. For more information, call 787-2359.
Oct. 11, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 11, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Oct. 12, Kids Bingo, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Oct. 13, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Oct. 15, WeDo Lego, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Oct. 16, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; sign up ahead of time is required.
Oct. 17, ATLAS: At The Library After School, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Oct. 18, Preschool story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 18, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Oct. 19, Ozobots, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Oct. 20, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Board has vacancy
The Grant County Board of Commissioners seeks a citizen of Grant County to serve on the Veterans Advisory Board. There is no compensation for serving on the board. An application must be completed and can be found at under the “Request for Volunteers” heading. For more information, contact Jerry Gingrich, 509-754-2011, ext. 2931.

Grant PUD forum to focus on budget
The public is invited to attend a hearing on Grant PUD’s budget for 2019. The hearing in Quincy will be held at 6 p.m., Oct. 11, at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center.
The budget presentation, the most recent 2017 annual report, as well as an opportunity to provide comment to the commissioners are available at Comments to the commissioners can also be directed via email to