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Posted on Oct 25, 2018

News briefs, week of Oct. 25, 2018

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 Competition 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.

Downtown trick-or-treating back
The Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce is preparing local businesses to host a trick-or-treat event for families from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 31. Many of the businesses in downtown Quincy will open their doors to little Halloween visitors and be ready to pass out treats. Last year, lots of parents and children joined in the fun with costumes and filled their bags with goodies.

Missionary returns, will speak Sunday
Bradly Simmons, of Quincy, has returned from a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Simmons is the son of Ben and Jaemi Simmons.
While serving a two-year mission, Simmons represented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a missionary to teach the people in California about the church and provide service to them. For the future, Simmons plans to work and further his education.
Simmons will speak in the sacrament meeting service of the church’s Quincy Ward, 1101 Second Ave. SE, on Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Seniors: Serving creamy turkey, noodles
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Betty Boorman and Carol Simpson; Rummikub – Glenn Barrow and Ruth Minor; bridge – Bea Weinand and Barb Kennedy; and dominoes – Vaughn Vordahl and Mark Owens.
Thursday is creamy turkey with noodles, cheddar biscuits, green salad and pumpkin cheese cake bars. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup and sugar cookies with icing. Tuesday is pancakes, sausage links and fruit. Wednesday is meatloaf, salad and pumpkin 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.
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.

Library schedules events
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, offers programs at no charge. For more information, call 787-2359.
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.
Oct. 29, Sean Gaskell musical and educational performance with the kora harp, 6-7:30 p.m.; for adults. Gaskell will also perform at the Ephrata library at 7 p.m., Nov. 1.
Oct. 30, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Oct. 31, downtown trick-or-treating
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.

County to consider property sale
The Grant County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 10 a.m., Oct. 30, to consider the surplus of county-owned undeveloped real property within the Shorecrest Estates Plat, Lot 23, Block 1 (Parcel# 120927000). The site address is 4002 NE Shorecrest Drive, Moses Lake. This hearing will take place in the Grant County Commissioners Hearing Room in the courthouse, 35 C St. NW, Ephrata.
Once surplused, Grant County intends to sell the property at the Treasurer’s property tax foreclosure sale in November. Any questions can be directed to the Grant County Commissioners Office at 509-754-2011, ext. 2928, or

Tax due date nears
Grant County Treasurer Darryl Pheasant reminded Grant County taxpayers that real, mobile home, personal property second half taxes and Moses Lake Irrigation Rehabilitation District second half assessments are due by Oct. 31. If sending payment by mail, make sure the envelope is postmarked on or before Oct. 31 to avoid being considered delinquent.
A drop box is set up outside the courthouse next to the election ballot drop off box for those taxpayers who wish to drop off their tax payment and do not need a receipt. There is also a drop box in the treasurer’s office, which will be open during noontime Oct. 22 through Oct. 31.
Taxes may also be paid online at under the Treasurer’s Tab and also in Taxsifter in the tax section in the Treasurer tab. For questions regarding taxes, call 754-2011, ext. 4299.

Ribbon-cutting to be held in Wenatchee
American Behavioral Health Systems – Parkside will host a community event on Friday, Oct. 26, to celebrate the grand opening of ABHS Parkside, a new 24-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit, or CSU, serving adults struggling with mental health issues that put themselves or others at risk. The facility will serve a four-county region: Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan.
An open house will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1230 Monitor St., Wenatchee. The community and regional providers are invited to tour the facility and meet the staff. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m.
For more information about ABHS Parkside, visit