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Posted on Oct 18, 2018

News briefs, week of Oct. 18, 2018

Fall Clean-Up Day set for Saturday
It is definitely fall, and the city of Quincy will once again hold its annual Fall Clean-Up Day, on Oct. 20. Due to the construction of the new Public Safety Facility, the location will be changed to the recycle center at the intersection of Division Street East and Columbia Way.
At the event, city staff will require proof of residency. The city has had a problem with people from outside the city limits bringing in loads of trash on Clean-Up Days. Residents should bring a utility bill or other proof that the live in the city.
The city will not accept any type of hazardous waste, auto parts, tires or electronics. Yard waste must be taken to the compost facility. Appliances will be accepted with a $10 charge for any unit containing refrigerant.

Archaeology Days return
The Wanapum People and Grant PUD invite the public to the Wanapum Heritage Center for Archaeol-ogy Days 2018.
Youth Days, Oct. 29 and 31, are booked solid with hundreds of visiting students. Space is available for homeschoolers and their families. All visitors should bring sack lunches. Adult Day is Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. This day takes a scholarly turn with archaeology-themed discussions by local and regional experts.
For information or to schedule visits, call 509-766-3461 or visit wanapum.org.

Seniors: Serving pizza casserole
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Bill DeLeeuw and Betty Seader; Rummikub – Glenn Barrow and Larry Kniveton; dominoes – John Michael and Elaine Elshoff; and bridge – Bea Weinand and Lucy Jacques.
Thursday is pizza casserole, garlic bread sticks, green salad and apple pie. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is cold ham and cheese sandwich, coleslaw and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday is grilled French toast, bacon and fruit. Wednesday is creamy chicken and rice soup, bread sticks, green salad and chocolate chip cookie. Thursday, Oct. 25, is creamy turkey with noodles, cheddar biscuits, green salad and pumpkin cheesecake 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., 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.

Parents prepare trunk or treat
Mountain View Parent Committee presents the 3rd annual Quincy Community Trunk or Treat, 5-6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at the school parking lot. Admission is $5, and children age 2 and under are free. Admission includes hot dog, fries and drink. Costumes are welcome.
Food and games at 5 p.m.; students perform songs and dance at 5:45 p.m.; and a Pie in the Face Com-petition will be at 6 p.m.; the Trunk or Treat begins at 6:15 p.m.
Mountain View Elementary is at 119 D St. NW, Quincy.

October is Domestic Violence Action Month
Grant County commissioners on Oct. 9 signed a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Ac-tion Month, urging all individuals and communities to work together to eliminate domestic violence. The proclamation also states that the month is “an excellent opportunity for citizens to learn more about preventing domestic violence and to show support for the organizations and individuals who provide critical advocacy, services and assistance to victims.” The proclamation cited New Hope as providing services to 494 survivors.

County Fair seeks local person for committee
The Grant County Fair needs a citizen of Grant County to serve on the Fair Advisory Committee, which advises the Fair Director and County Commissioners and assists in the preparation for and running of the Grant County Fair. The position open is one regular member position with a term of three years.
The county is looking for people from the Quincy, Royal City and Mattawa areas for the position. There is no compensation for serving on this committee. An application must be completed and can be found at www.grantcountywa.gov under the “Request for Volunteers” heading.
For more information, contact Jim McKiernan, fairgrounds director, at 509-765-3581 or jcmckiernan@grantcountywa.gov.

Grant PUD to lead food drive
Grant PUD employees will host their first “Fill the Bucket” Community Food Drive to benefit local food banks. As a community-wide event, there are multiple ways that everyone throughout Grant County can participate to help those in need.
Beginning the week of Oct. 22, customers are invited to bring food donations to any of the PUD’s local offices until Nov. 21. Grant PUD employees are also donating food and money at in-house events throughout the district.
All donations will be given to the Moses Lake Food Bank for distribution to the smaller food banks throughout the county.
“For 80 years, Grant PUD has been a part of our local community where we have always looked for opportunities to give back to those we serve,” Grant PUD General Manager Kevin Nordt said in a press release. “The holiday season is typically a time when food banks need the most support. This food drive allows our employees and customers the chance to work together and support our local food banks during this critical season.”
For more information, contact Grant PUD at publicaffairs@gcpud.org or 509-754-5035.

Library lines up fun activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, offers programs at no charge. For more information, call 787-2359.
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.
Oct. 22, Simple Powered Lego Machines, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Oct. 23, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Oct. 24, Page Turners Kids Book Club Discussion, 3 p.m.
Oct. 25, Preschool Story Time & Craft, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 25, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Oct. 26, Movie Day, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Talent Invitational ready
The Columbia Basin Talent Invitational will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Wallenstien Theater. Tickets are $10 for this Columbia Basin Allied Arts event.
Theater, live art, dancing, spoken word, sing/songwriter performances, by young and lifelong partici-pants of the arts from across Grant County, include: Big Bend Community College Musical Department; MLHS PALS Club with Cheerleader friends; S Evan Townsend/Judith Ann McDowell; Ballet Academy of Moses Lake; Masquers Theater; Dance FX; Jennifer McCarthy & Erika Nicole; and Community Basin Theater.

Assessor staffing limited Friday
The Grant County Assessor’s office announced that staffing will be limited and office hours for Friday, Oct. 26, will be 3-5 p.m. Employees are scheduled to attend a retirement celebration of a veteran employee that day.