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+ A2 May 12, 2011 VALLEY COMMUNITY 0000!000000POST-REGISTER Community generosity Chuck AllenPost-Register Carrie Weber (left) and Russ Lytle of Columbia Colstor make a donation presentation to Candice Newkirk for the new Quincy Public Library. Colstor donated $10,000 to go toward the landscaping of the facility. News in Brief Three arrested in burglary Quincy police arrested three juvenile males following a burglary on the 400 block of M Street SW on Friday, May 6. According to police reports, officers were called to the scene at 8:08 p.m. Police Chief Richard Ackerman stated that two youths from Wenatchee and one from Quincy were arrested and charged with the burglary. Ackerman said officers recovered two weapons that were taken from the home. The suspects caused significant damage in the home during the burglary, Ackerman added. Quincy Senior Center news We are happy to say we had a full house once again last Thursday at the Quincy Senior Center. We have a few new members and I am excited to see us grow. Welcome! There were two rounds of dominoes played. Round one was won by Dan Neumann, with Mark Owens taking second. Round two was won by Elaine Elshoff, with Mark Owens taking second. Pinochle winners were Wilma DeLeeuw, first; Shirley Eggers, second. Monday bridge winners were Andie Zafiropoulos, first; Carol Michael, second. Wednes- day bridge winners were Billie Schempp, first; and Lorin Greenwalt and Alverna Casey tied for second. Thursday menu isroast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, squash, four-bean salad, rolls, and pear cake for dessert. Feel free to check out our TOPS Meetings. We have them every Monday at 6 p.m. Have a great week. Kings Men to sing praises The Kings Men of Song men's choir from Lynden will perform a Festival of Praise at the Quincy High School on Saturday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. AdmiSsion is by free-will offering. Soundgarden coming to Gorge Legendary Seattle grunge band Soundgarden will play the Gorge Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets will open. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at www. Locals on WVC Dean's List Quincy students Jacob Amall, Jessica Blancas, Marisol Diaz, Adrian Diaz-Guerrero, Carissa Kirk, Landen Lange, Regina Miles, Daniel Silvestri, Jennifer Silvestri and Leann Veenendaal were named to the Wenatcbee Valley College Winter Quarter 2011 Dean's List. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 in 12 or more college-level credits. Democrats to meet Grant County Democrats will meet on Monday, May 16 at the Moses Lake Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. For information, call Linda Price at (509) 766-0398. Messiah in Passover demonstration Messiah in the Passover, a demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, is Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Quincy, 715 N. Central Ave. The demonstration is conducted by Olivier Melnick of Chosen People Ministries. For informa- tion, call 787-2718. New mobile repair service Equipment Repair Service is a mobile repair service recently started by Rick Sewell, a mechanic with 19 years experience with mechanics, hydraulics, electrical, welding and fabrication. The company will perform service calls from Moses Lake to Wenatchee. For information, call (509) 431-8840. LINDSAY IS YOUR LOCAL FULL-SERVICE POOL & SPA COMPANY 77/54 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s. 72/52 Few showers. Highs in the low 70s and lows ill the tow 50s. Hi Lo 63/44 (:h:casional showers pos- sible, Highs in the low (gs and tows in the mkl 40s, Prec May 4 ......... 64 .... 38 ..... 0.00 May 5 .......... 71 .... 41 .... trace May 6 ......... 65 .... 44 ..... 0.04 64/42 66/45 P;utly Mix or sun cloudy, and clouds. Highs in the Highs in the mid 60s and mid 60s and lows in the lows in Ihe low .SOs. mid -lOs. M/y 7 .......... 64 .... 41 ..... 0.05 May8 .......... 59 .... 39 ..... 0.05 May 9 ......... 74 .... 44 ..... 0.00 May 10 ........ 73 .... 49 ..... 0.00 Our Neighbor: Cai Yamamoto Going downhill to reach goals BY TAMMARA GREEN writer@ For a young person of just 17 years of age, Cat Yamamoto, son of Calvin and Claudia Yamamoto of Quincy, has set some serious goals. Born in Chewelah, Yamamoto moved here with his family at the age of 4. His father, Calvin, was hired to work for the localCenex, and was eventually promoted to a position in Wenatchee, where he now manages ag supply and propane for the company. Cat's mother, Claudia, spends her time as a ski instructor at Mission Ridge. From the tender age of 3 years old, Cat learned to love skiing the slopes, as both his parents were ski instructors. His love for other sports followed him throughout his school career as well. Yamamoto has participated in soccer, track, football and wrestling. As a junior in football at Quincy High School, Yama- moto played comer back on defense, and halfback on of- fense. When he is not on a team, Yamamoto has been preparing for his senior project, which involves putting on the Rock & Ride event in George, a bike ride which will raise money for the George Community Hall and to purchase bike racks for the new Quincy library. He has far from forgotten about his love of skiing through the years. In fact, Yamamoto participates competitively in skiing. For the last two years, he has joined the ranks of the top 15 - and 16-year-olds in his sport at Sugarloaf, Maine to compete in downhill racing. Nationally, Yamamoto is ranked eighth in downhill racing, fourth in Super-G, fourth in the giant slalom, and 92nd in slalom. After football season is over, Yamamoto also goes to Vail, Colo. for training, and then to ski at summer camp in Mt. Hood. "I would like to make the U.S. Ski Team," he said. Two others from the Mis- sion Ridge Ski Team made the U.S. team. One competes Tammara GreenPost-Register Cai Yamamoto has a goal to join the U.S. Ski Team. in the World Cup competition. His other interests include dirt biking and fishing with mom and dad. Yamamoto enjoys the friendships he's made through skiing. "I like the small town at- mosphere of Quincy, and like knowing most of the people here," said Yamamoto. Free diabetes classes offered in Quincy WSU Extension diabetes education classes will be offered in Quincy begin- ning May 17. Dates for the free classes are May 17, 18, 24, 26 and Aug. 10. The classes are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Grant County Fire District No.03 fire station. Individuals with diabetes and those who care for family members with diabetes are encouraged to attend the series of classes. Class topics include learning about the disease, eating well, being active, portion size and reading food labels. During the program, participants will receive an Ale test and blood pressure reading, take hom workbooks that help monitor diabetes health activity, an exercise DVD, pedometer and exercise bands. The purpose of the class is to help participants make the necessary lifestyle changes that come along with having diabetes. Those lifestyle changes can also benefit others in the family. The class series is offered in English, but a Spanish series is expected to be of- fered soon. Those interested in a Spanish class are asked to call Beatrice Alvarez at 760-8320. To register for the English class, call the WSU Extension office at 754-2011, ext. 412. Pre-registration is not required, but helpful. For more information, call Christine Price at 754-2011, ext. 413. WSU Extension to give food preservation chLs,,00 Christine Price, WSU Ex- tension Family and Consumer Science Educator, will offer a home 'food preservation and safety class on May 21 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Ephrata United Methodist Church. The church is located at the comer of 1st NW and C Street in Ephrata. The class is free and open to the public. Please call the WSU extension office at 754-2011._EAL412 to reserve a space. Class size is limited to the first 15 who register. During the class, partici- pants will explore the details of planning for their food preser- vation needs, using the correct equipment for the right job and using equipment properly and safely. During the class, there will be a limited number of the extensions most frequently requested publications avail- able for purchase. Home food preservation has regained interest over the past few years as families look for ways to stretch their food dollars and food supply. The class will provide instruction for the proper canning of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. Jams, jellies, pickling and drying foods will also be addressed. Food safety is an ing food at home. Sometimes good intentions can cause harm when individuals are not using the correct process or current resources for their source of information. Those who have pressure canners with a dial gauge may bring them for test- ing. Canner gauges should be tested at least once a year. For information and to regis- ter for the class, call 754-2011, important keywhen preserv- ext.412. Scheduled rock blasts to temporarily close part of 1-90 this week The Washington .State Department May 11 and Thursday, May 12. For the 7 p.m. The closure will last up to an hour. of Transportation and contractor Max J. safety of the traveling public, crews will After crews blast,they will remove debris Kuney are scheduled to start the first of temporarily close 1-90 in both directions from the roadway and shoulders, inspect a series of controlled rock blasts on 1-90 fromHyak(milepost54)tothePriceCreek the slopes for stability and safety, and near the east snowshed on Wednesday, Sno-Park (milepost 61) at approximately reopen all lanes of 1-90. Author & Psychic Medium John Edward LIVE! He has captivated auences worldwide on,his internadon,,ally accl ,aimec[talk shows,' Crossing Over' & Cross Country. Dont miss this intimate evening with John Edward. Get Tlcketsl ... who t,, t Spokane, WA Saturday, Aug 2P- 7pm I Doubletree Hotel Spokane - City Center " I Get Tickets at: or call: 800-233-3123 tll'r c,aalar m. Ca,pa: UNIrEO STEITE$ M:L-ClO c Ill Bargains of the Month 1-Cu.-Ft. 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