Senior Center

serving meals

The Quincy Senior Center is open for lunch and dinner takeout and delivery meals. Dinner will be served on both Tuesday and Thursday, and lunch on Monday and Wednesday.

On the menu this week:

Dec. 15:French dip, green salad, fruit and cookie.

Dec. 16: Baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, roll, green bean casserole, salad and dessert.

Dec. 20: Vegetable soup, roll and cookie, as well as a 10 a.m. coffee social.

Dec. 21: Baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans and dessert.

County’s board

of equalization seeks

members

The Grant County Board of Commissioners announce today that they are looking for two interested citizens of Grant County to fill two open positions on the Board of Equalization (BOE). The successful candidates will serve a three-year term as alternate members. The Board of Equalization members are responsible for hearing appeals including, but not limited to, determinations of real and personal property

Please send letter of interest and a volunteer application to Jerry Gingrich, Clerk of the Board of Equalization, 35 C Street NW, Ephrata, Washington 98823

AA meetings return to Masonic temple

in Quincy

The Quincy chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will resume its meetings starting Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at 406 H Street S.W. in Quincy, site of the Masonic temple.

County seeks to fill

housing board

16 N. Columbia St. Wenatchee, WA 98801 The Grant County Board of Commissioners announce today that they are looking for interested citizens to fill a vacant position with the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Grant County.

The Authority is a major landlord in Grant County and owns/manages a $65 million rental real estate portfolio.

The Authority’s Board of Commissioners is comprised of six individuals appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Each serves a five-year term. The primary responsibilities of a Commissioner are to establish and maintain the operating policies of the Authority, to approve all monthly expenditures and to assure the overall viability and financial health of the agency.

The Authority’s Commission meets regularly the fourth Monday of each month at 1 p.m. for approximately 1 to 2 hours.

Special board meetings are not uncommon. There is no compensation for attending meetings. There is compensation for authorized travel and training.

An application must be completed and can be found at www.grantcountywa.gov under the “Important Announcements” heading.

For further detailed information, please contact Carol Anderson at 509-762-5541, ext 129. Applications will be accepted until December 3rd, 2021 or until filled.

QVPR’s parent company teams up with ASU in order to combat

misinformation

Wick Communications, parent company of the Quincy Valley Post-Register, is partnering with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on a project to help combat misinformation and encourage healthy online dialogue.

The Voices Listening Project is among 25 included in the Google News Initiative’s third North America Innovation Challenge. GNI is Google’s global effort to enable work toward quality journalism that empowers news organizations “to demonstrate new thinking in online journalism, better understand their communities and develop new publishing business models.”

This is the second time that ASU and Wick have been awarded GNI funding and the first time together. The 25 projects were chosen from 190 applicants. All the knowledge generated from the projects is shared with the wider industry.

Over the next year, the two organizations will engage with local communities to understand their needs, and research products and strategies that combat misinformation and encourage healthy online dialogue. Three diverse communities in Arizona will be selected for the research.

“This opportunity helps elevate the voices and journalistic needs of Arizonans while engaging in a partnership with Cronkite, a best-of-class journalism school,” Wick Communications CEO Francis Wick said. “We’re eager to take these learnings and help apply them to our own organization to better serve the communities we’re in today.”

The project will also offer a dozen students paid internships to learn audience research and product management skills, both of which are becoming essential in the media industry.

“The partnership with Wick Communications and the Cronkite School continues to spotlight the importance of journalism leveraging the pivotal role it plays in our democracy,” said Battinto Batts Jr., dean of the Cronkite School. “As a global force for change, we are committed to conducting this critical research.”

This is the first large-scale partnership between the two organizations, but each has deep experience in the field of misinformation research.

“We know the rise of online misinformation and disinformation is a fundamental issue for the news business and our society at large,” Wick Communications Digital Audience Editor Reilly Kneedler said. “This innovative partnership made possible by the Google News Initiative will allow us to address this issue head-on. We’re excited to get started.”

Coleman Oil announces purchase

Coleman Oil Company and Busch Distributors, Inc announce the signing of an asset purchase agreement for the sale of Busch Distributing, Inc. and Sunset Marts, Inc. to Coleman Oil Company effective the first of December, 2021. The sale includes the marketing and distribution assets of Busch Distributing, its twenty-four Commercial Fueling Network (CFN) cardlock and CFNnet sites, four bulk fuel plants, transportation fleet and Chevron lubricants business. The sale also includes six Sunset Mart convenience retail stores.

Busch Distributors has served northern Idaho and eastern Washington customers since 1963. They are a multi-generation, family-owned company. Tom Busch started the business. His son, Steve Busch, continued to grow the business and added the retail component branded Sunset Marts. Eric Busch continued the family tradition of growth serving as president of the company since 2003 while expanding the business into retail gasoline dealer sales, petroleum equipment services, in addition to their traditional offerings.

Coleman Oil Company has operations in northern Idaho, Washington, western Montana and Oregon. It was founded in 1953 by Bob Coleman Sr. His son, Bob Coleman, Jr. came into the business in 1980. The current president of the company is Ian Coleman who joined the business in 2015. With this acquisition Coleman will have over 90 CFN fueling sites, 12 company operated retail convenience stores, a lubricants division, 14 bulk fuel storage and delivery facilities, biodiesel and renewable fuel sales, and a rail logistics operation.

Eric Busch stated, “Given our family legacy with this company selling was a difficult decision for me. Our team put together a premier operation and our staff will be transitioning to Coleman to continue to provide excellent customer service to our customers. While the choice to sell the Company was not an easy one, I am confident that customers and employees will be happy with the Coleman team.”

Ian Coleman added, “The Busch family and the entire Busch Distributors and Sunset Mart teams operate high-quality businesses, and we are honored they selected us to carry on in their communities. I thank all the people that have contributed to a smooth transition. We wish the Busch family the very best in their future endeavors.”

Winter reading program begins

NCW Libraries’ annual Winter Reading Program is now underway.

The district that operates 30 libraries and two bookmobiles across North Central Washington has set a community goal of reading 300 books by Jan. 13. Register at www.ncwlibraries.org and log the number of books read to get into a drawing for prizes.

The prize packages are:

For children: Two Family Movie Night sets (popcorn, candy and a DVD set)

For teenagers: Two Cozy Reading sets (mug, hot cocoa, blanket, and book)

For adults: Winter Thriller set (two books, a mug, and a tote), Cozy Winter Reading set (two books, winter socks, and a mug), and a Winter Puzzle set (a puzzle, short story collection, and mug).

Paper reading logs are also available in every library location. Children who return their reading logs to the library will earn a prize of a rubber ducky.

For more information, feel free to contact the North Central Regional Library System’s public relations specialist, Michelle McNiel at 509-663-1117, extension 147, or by calling 509-679-8002.

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