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. 8: Turkey-bacon-ranch sandwich, carrot sticks, cookie.

Dec. 9: BBQ chicken, baked potato, cauliflower coleslaw, roll and dessert.

Dec. 13: Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, cookie as well as a 10 a.m. coffee social.

Dec. 14: Lasagna, mixed veggies, green salad, garlic breadsticks, 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

Icicle fund opens grant cycle for 2022

The Icicle Fund is now accepting applications from eligible non-profit organizations through its Community Grant Program. The deadline is December 10, 2021.

The Icicle Fund is again adapting its grant programs to further deepen its partnership with nonprofits that serve North Central Washington communities through engagement with the arts, environment, and history.

Last year highlighted the power of flexible funding in allowing nonprofits to deliver mission in innovative and impactful ways. Depending on organizational mission and service areas, unrestricted or project support is available this year.

To remove barriers in the application process, it has been re-designed to minimize the burden on applicants and include a no-charge, one-on-one coaching on financial reporting as well as availability of Spanish translation services as needed.

Icicle Fund is rooted in the belief that strong connections of people to place is built and nurtured through artistic expression, imagination, understanding of past, experience in nature, and care for wildlife and natural landscapes.

Community Grants are single- or two-year grants of no less than $3,000 to support non-profit organizations that have an impact in the Arts, Environment, or History in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and/or Grant Counties.

Additional information and application instructions can be found at www.iciclefund.org

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.

NCW Libraries to host virtual talk with renowned author

NCW Libraries will host author Robin Wall Kimmerer in a virtual program on Dec. 9.

The talk is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and is being offered on the Zoom digital meeting platform.

Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants as well as Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses.

She lives in upstate New York, where she is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology for The State University of New York, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

All NCW Reads virtual author programs offered by NCW Libraries are free and open to the public. Register at www.ncwlibraries.org (click on Events in the upper right corner) and then receive the Zoom link in an email. To learn more please contact Michelle McNiel, Public Relations Specialist, by dialing (509) 663-1117 ext. 147.

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.

Big Bend’s ESL classes available in Quincy

This fall, BBCC is offering English as a Second Language (ESL), General Education Development (GED), and high school completion courses in the Quincy, Mattawa and Othello communities.

Quincy Classes will take place at the Port of Quincy offices.

“Big Bend realizes that travel or the lack of transportation can be a huge barrier for potential students and we want to work together to try and remove that barrier,” said BBCC Director of Communications Matt Killebrew.”

Enrollment at each site is now open. Students can register and start classes anytime throughout the quarter, which goes through Dec. 8.

ESL classes will be taught in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. GED and high school completion classes will be 100 percent online.

Testing and registration is available every Tuesday between 6 to 8:30 p.m. Schedules are the same at each location.

Classes are $25 per quarter.

For more information and help with registering for classes, call 509-793-2304. Assistance is available in English, Spanish and Russian.

BBCC’s Quincy location is at 101 F Street SW, Quincy, WA 98848

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.”

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