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A2 August 11, 2011 VALLEY COMMUNITY POST-REGISTER News in Brief Arrests during Gorge concerts Grant County Sheriff's Office deputies made six arrests near the Gorge Amphitheatre during the weekend of the Soundgarden concert on July 30. A 44-year-old Auburn man was arrested on charges of felony harassment with disorderly conduct. Two others were arrested on charges of fourth-degree assault, another was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. Deputies also made an arrest for second-degree criminal trespass and another for a King County warrant. Eleven arrests were made during the Phish concerts at the Gorge last Friday and Saturday. They were all for drug-related offenses. New Trailways bus stop in Quincy Short Stop, at 223 E St. SE will be the new Trailways bus stop in Quincy beginning Thursday,Aug. 11.The Short Stop will sell bus tickets to anywhere in the United States, Canada and Mexico. They will also send and receive freight. Buses leaving Quincy for Wenatchee and all points west and south will leave the Short Stop at 11:30 a.m. and 6:50 p.m. daily. Those leaving for Moses Lake and all points east and south will leave at 1:55 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. daily. For information, call Trailways at 1-800-366-3830. Special candidate filing period The Grant County Auditor has set the dates of Aug. 17 through Aug. 19 for a special three-day filing period for positions in Grant County that have attracted no candidates. The filings must be in the auditor's office by 5 p.m. For information, call 754-2011, ext. 423 or 377. White Heron to hold food festival The Bread, Cheese & Cured Meat Festival is returning to White Heron Cellars for the fourth year in a row on Sat- urday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Vinman's Bakery, of Ellensburg, Cured from Leavenworth, and Alpine Lakes Cheese will provide the food. Passing Liberty will play their blend of rock, reggae, jazz and dancing beats as the entertainment. Tickets are $10 at the door. Meat, cheese and bread is available for purchase. For information, see www.white- heronwine.com. Host families needed for exchange Families interested in hosting a student through the Pacific Intercultural Exchange are asked to call 1-866-546-1402 to learn more about the program and set up a meeting with a community representative. PIE is a nonprofit organization that has sponsored more than 25,000 students from 45 countries since its founding in 1975. WA Trust collects school supplies The employees of the Quincy branch of Washington Trust Bank are holding their annual school supply drive for needy children in the Quincy School District. To make a donation of money or school supplies, drop it off at the branch at 509 Central Ave. S during normal business hours. Whooping cough outbreak continues Grant County Health District public health nurses, in cooperation with the healthcare community, continue to investigate additional cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in Grant County. Since the beginning of the outbreak in Au- gust 2010, the health district has investigated 38 confirmed cases and nearly 500 people who have had contact with at least one of these cases. Between 2005 and 2009, Grant County averaged less than three cases of pertussis per year. The reported cases in the past year are from Quincy, Ephrata and Moses Lake. The best way to prevent whooping cough is to be vaccinated. The childhood vaccination is called DTaP. The whooping cough booster vaccine for adolescents and adults is called Tdap. Adults who have contact with pregnant women or infants under 12 months old are especially urged to get a single dose of the Tdap booster, said Shawta Sackett, RN and health district community public health manager. For information, call 754-6060. HarrisonsDiamonds.com "Celebrate with diamonds" 4 Basin St NW. Ephrata - 754-4817 Food Worker Card classes The Grant County Health District will provide special Food Worker Card classes at the Moses Lake office, located at 1038 W Ivy, Suite 1, on Monday, Aug. 15. The classes will be at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The cost is $10 with cash and money orders only accepted. Picture ID is required. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Regular classes are held on Tuesdays at the Ephrata office, 35 C St. NW, at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. There are also classes at the Moses Lake office on Thurs- days at 9 a.m., and 1:30, 3:30 and 5 p.m. Call 754-6060 for information. Hi Lo Prec Aug. 3 ......... 89 .... 60 ..... 0.00 Aug. 4 .......... 93 .... 59 ..... 0.00 Aug. 5, ....... 90 .... 66 ..... 0.00 Aug. 6 .......... 88 .... 56 ..... 0.00 Aug. 7 .......... 89 .... 54 ..... 0.00 Aug. 8 ......... 90 .... 55 ..... 0.00 Aug. 9 .......... 85 .... 55 ..... 0.00 Our Neighbor: Raul Garcia Jr. Teen taking on responsibility BY TAMMARA GREEN writer@ qvpr.com Raul Garcia Jr. has been in Quincy for a short time, but already he has big plans for his future. As son of Raul Garcia, owner of Casa Jalisco Restaurant, he has been given more responsibility as of late. He has gone from waiting~bles to managing the restaurant as well. "My family has always been in the restaurant business," said Garcia. Garcia's father worked for Torero's restaurants in Renton and Auburn for 25 years. Raul Jr. moved several times with the family, following different jobs in the business. "We moved from Renton to Auburn, then Washougal to Quincy. I have done everything in the kitchen. I started out washing dishes and cooking as well. I don't cook that much, but I like to invent dishes," said Garcia. His favorite dish of all at Casa Jalisco is chicken chipoltle. Garcia and his sis- ter, Naomi, share duties at the restaurant, taking turns work- ing different days during the school year to create a balance between the family business and school. Next year, Garcia will be starting as a sophomore at Quincy High School He plans to try out for the football team and play golf as well. As a typical teenager, he enjoys watching movies and playing video games during his down time. At school, his focus is more serious. Garcia enjoys the loaded subjects of history and political science. Eventually he sees his studies in the future preparing him for a career as a lawyer. He also is considering joining the armed forces after graduation. "I would possibly like to join the Marines," he said. Garcia played golf for Quincy High School last year, and enjoyed the summer months playing at the Crescent Bar golf course. He also looks forward to trying out for the football team, Raul Garcia Jr., works hard restaurant owned by his family. Tammara Green~Post-Register at Casa Oalisco, a local Churches plan Worship in the Park on Aug. 22 BY TAMMAaA GREEN writer@ qvpr.com For 10 years, Worship in the Park has been feeding Quincy's bodies with good food and spirits with uplifting messages. Kaye Baumgartner helped to coordinate the event the first year with collaboration from fellow members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. "As I remerhber it, after the first year, we started inviting other churches to join us, Now there are seven churches involved in organizing the event. It is a gathering together of the faith community to share worship and fellowship," said Baumgartner. Members of churches in the area, in- eluding St. Paul Lutheran Church, Quincy First Presbyterian Church, Quincy Com- munity Church, Faith Community Church, Quincy First Assembly of God, Church of The Nazarene and Quincy Free Method- ist Church will all be on hand sharing in the fun. "You don't have to be a member of any particular church to attend. The event is really for the community at large and all are welcome. In fact, there are vacationers who come from Crescent Bar each year," said Baumgartner. Worship in the Park takes place on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until early afternoon on the west end of East Park in Quincy. First As- sembly will provide music leadership and Pastor Shaun McNay will give a sermon. There will also be a children's ser- mon and a barbecue potluck to follow. Baumgartner recommends that everyone come with an appetite for good music, good fellowship, good food, and a good message. Bringing a blanket or a lawn chair is advised. For more information, please call St. Paul Lutheran Church at 787-2824. Alicia and Dain Schroeder Howell, Schroeder are wed Alicia Howell and Dain Schroeder were married on June 11,2011 at The Wedding Hans in Leavenworth. The bride is the daughter of Sharon and Tony Schoepe, of Mead, Neb. She is a para- educator for the Quincy School District. The groom is the son of A1 and Bonnie Schroeder of Quincy. He is a control room supervisor with Securitas. The bride was escorted by her twin brother, Michael Howell, of St: Charles, Mo. Ahava Miller was the flower girl and Israel White served as ring bearer. Both are cousins of the bride. The officiant performing the ceremony was Bob Schmidt. Music for the ceremony was provided by Chris VanDyke. A reception was held afterward at The Wedding Haus. 1910 Historical House in quiet downtown Ephrata. Quincy Valley School Full school-year programs! Small class sizes Provide key foundational and well- rounded learning Values based where studenls learn confidence & compassion Sole, nurturing, family(entered environment Academic scope provides smooth lrunsilion into kindergarten 3 YR OLD PROGRAM: Tuesday g Thursdey mornings 4 YR OtD PROGRAM: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings . PRE-KIN[)ERGARTEN PROGRAM: Toes throogh Friday offernoons Don't miss this opportunity for your child. Today, more than ever, quality education for our children is essential to give them the skills they need to find success in life. Class size is very limit~ call Located on ]3th Ave. by Lauzier Park. today to enroll! 5094974301 www.quincyvalleyschool.org