Sebastian Moraga


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A promising night turned sour in a hurry for the Quincy High School football team.

The Quincy Jacks scored a touchdown on their first drive, a sterling run by Sergio Cordova, early in the first quarter. But from then on, the visiting Chelan Goats ran the show, tying the game at 7 with 3:20 left in the first quarter, and reeling off 26 unanswered points after that, en route to a 33-7 win.

Don’t let the worried faces at right frighten you. This play’s got a lot more chuckles than frowns.

Opening this Oct. 22 at Soap Lake’s venerable playhouse Masquers Theater, “Moon Over Buffalo” tells the tale of what happens when you make all the wrong moves trying to keep your showbiz career afloat. 


They landed in a time machine that looked suspiciously like ride from school.

They took to the front yard of a church and a museum like the explorers they were, some heading one way, some bound for another, curiosity their only guide. Well, that and the chaperones.

They made apple cider, made candles, made quilts. made butter. Washed clothes, spun propellers and sharpened a knife or two. All skills that made their bountiful hometown what it is, back in a time far beyond their young years.

Then they returned to their home base, located a few blocks away, a modern place that also pays tribute to bygone eras: Ancient Lakes Elementary.

It was a fruitful voyage for the third-graders, participants in a Quincy tradition known as Time Travelers, which helps some of the Valley’s younger residents learn what it was like to start a town from scratch.

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A Quincy High School’s classroom served as a launchpad two weeks ago for Kea Yamamoto.

Yamamoto, a jewelry designer and artist from the Wenatchee area, married to Quincy grad and skiing standout Cai Yamamoto, began speaking publicly about her struggle with bipolar disorder while still a college student at Lewis-Clark State.


Grant County Fire District resident coordinator Michele Talley put it best.

“We are going to miss her,” Talley said. “She’s what keeps us on the front lines. Without Deb it’s going to be a struggle, but we’ll make it.”

The Deb in question is none other than Debra Bowling, as much a presence at GCFD 3 headquarters for the better part of three decades as the red trucks themselves.

Bowling, administrative assistant and a mother figure for many of the younger firefighters, is retiring this month after 31 years.

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