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Posted on Oct 4, 2018

News briefs, week of Oct. 4, 2018

Chamber plans candidates forum
The Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Quincy will host a forum for candidates in the upcoming election. Candidates in the races for assessor, auditor, sheriff, treasurer, county com-missioner position 3 and PUD commissioners for District 1 and B are expected.
The public is invited to the forum at 7 p.m., Oct. 9, in the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center. Questions from the public will be put to the candidates. To submit a question, call the Chamber at 509-787-2140 or email to qvcc@quincyvalley.org.

QPD sets meeting
The Quincy Police Department is planning to hold a townhall-style meeting and to post it on Facebook Live. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 15, at the Quincy Faith Community Church, 1005 10th Ave. SW.

Grant PUD hearing on budget planned
The public is invited to attend a hearing on Grant PUD’s budget for 2019. On Oct. 9, hearings will be held at 2 p.m. at the PUD Ephrata headquarters commission room and at 6 p.m. at the Moses Lake Fire Hall. In Quincy, a hearing will be held at 6 p.m., Oct. 11, at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center.
The hearings include a presentation about planned expenses and revenues for 2019, as well as an opportunity for the public to provide comment before the utility’s 2019 budget is adopted.
The budget presentation, the most recent 2017 annual report, as well as an opportunity to provide comment to the commissioners are available at www.grantpud.org/commission-meetings. Comments to the commissioners can also be directed via email to commissioners@gcpud.org.

Horizon Credit Union employees volunteer
On Sept. 19, Horizon Credit Union closed all its locations at noon for a company-wide community service event. More than 225 employees volunteered for more than 675 hours at 13 nonprofits in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Masquers plans auditions
Masquers Theater will hold auditions for “The Rented Christmas” at 6 p.m., Oct. 12, and 2 p.m., Oct. 13. To audition, recite your favorite Christmas poem or verse and chorus of your favorite Christmas song.
“The Rented Christmas” will be performed Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 and will be directed by Stacey Bresee. For more information, contact Bresee at the theater, 246-2611.

Seniors: Serving bacon cheddar mac and cheese
Last week’s winners were: pinochle – Ruth Atwood and Betty Seader; Rummikub – Larry Kniveton and Bonnie Kniveton; dominoes – Mark Owens and Elaine Elshoff; and bridge – Barb Kennedy and Bev McDonald.
Thursday is bacon cheddar mac and cheese, French rolls, green salad and raw apple cake. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Prices are $7 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Monday is turkey bacon ranch sandwich, potato soup and zucchini bread. Tuesday is waffles, bacon and sliced apples. Wednesday is grilled cheese and ham sandwich, broccoli salad and peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. Thursday, Oct. 11, is oven-fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, French rolls, green salad and strawberry shortcake.
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.

Quincy library has activities
The Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S, offers programs at no charge. For more information, call 787-2359.
Oct. 4, no preschool story time.
Oct. 4, Bilingual Story Time with Deb, 4 p.m.
Oct. 5, Movie Day, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, Surprise Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Oct. 8, closed for holiday
Oct. 9, Minecraft, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; space is limited; sign up ahead of time is required.
Oct. 10, ATLAS: At The Library After School, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
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.

Chamber treats members, guests
The Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a Member Appreciation & Member drive from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Chamber members are encouraged to bring family members and guests for this family friendly event with activities for children. For more information, email qvcc@quincyvalley.org.

Memory Café to meet
The Community Memory Café will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8. This monthly meeting brings together people with memory loss due to stroke, accident, Alzheimer’s, etc., for a pleasant time of learning, sharing, fun, snacks and fellowship with others and their caregivers or loved ones.
The Community Memory Café is held at the Ephrata Community Church. All are welcome. For more information, call 754-3119.

Training closes PUD customer service
All locations of Grant PUD’s customer service support will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, for employee training. This includes the customer service call center. Each office will open again at 8 a.m., Tuesday. Customers can report an outage anytime by calling 800-216-5226.

Burn restriction lifted
The Grant County Board of Commissioners and the County Fire Marshal announced
Sept. 27 that the County Wide Burn Restrictions would be lifted, effective Oct. 1. An ordinance implements an automatic restriction on outdoor burning from June 1 through Sept. 30 each year in the unincorporated areas of the county.