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V LL--zr LIFE OCTOBEH 30, 2003 3 News in brief Community prayer service A non-denominational community prayer service is planned for Sunday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Quincy Fire Department's training room at 205 F St. SW. For more information contact Pastor Ron Norton at 787-4491. Fire District wins award Grant County Fire District No.'3 iaas been presented with the "Management Excellence Award" from the Washington State Fire Commissioners Association at the group's annual confer- ence in Spokane last week. The award was presented to the fire district for their new and innovative management ideas based on their administration, training, leadership and service to their community. Clifton joins statewide network Ellen Clifton, clinic manager of Quincy Community Health Center, has been named as a representative on the Washington Health Foundation Rural Network. She will join other rural leaders from throughout the state to make up the 100-member Rural Network. Sarty nominated for honor Valda Sarty, a native of Quincy and owner of Wenatchee's Elements Salon & Wellness Spa, has been nominated for the Business & Professional Women's Business Woman of the Year Award. She was nominated for her business accomplishments and contributions to the North Central Washington area economy. Guitar and Fiddle workshop in Soap Lake An "Old Time Fiddlers Concert" on Sunday will conclude a three-day guitar and fiddle workshop to benefit' McKay Healthcare in Soap Lake. The Fiddlers Concert will be held at the Ivy Chapel Inn in Ephrata, beginning at 2 p.m. It will feature national fiddle champions Phil and Vivian Williams. For more information on the weekend workshops, call 246-1111. E-mail greetings to troops The American Legion has launched a free and easy way to thankU.S, servicemen for their service prior to Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Creating an e-mail card is offered at the Legion's website, Cards may be sent through Nov. 12. Funding available for youth programs Funding is available from the Family Policy Network of Grant County to support organizations that provide services and development activities to youth ages 0-17 in central and south- ern Grant County. Applications are due by Nov. 14. For additional information contact Wendy Hanover at 765- 5402. BBCC & Heritage sign agreement The presidents of Big Bend Community College and Heri- tage College have signed an agreement to offer a seamless transfer opportunity to students seeking a degree in education. The process will allow students to complete their freshman and sophomore years at BBCC and then continue with junior stand- ing at Heritage College. Birders to hear journalist Central BasinAudubon Society will meet on Nov 6 at 6 p.m. at the Third Avenue Fire Station in Moses Lake. Amy Gulick, photographer and writer, will present a slide program about one of America's most pristine wildernesses. Facts about the proposed fire bond On September 16, 2003, Grant County Fire District #3 will place before the voters a $3.5 million bond issue. These funds are for the construction of a new Main Fire Station/Maintenance Facil- ity. The new Fire Station/Main- tenance Facility will be 29,700 sq. ft. and will be located at Cen- tral Avenue, between L and M streets SW. In 1959 the current facility accommodated 13 volunteers, five pieces of equipment and handled 113 emergency incidents. In 2003 the current facility and the addition of two buildings and six outlying stations accommo- dates 109 volunteers, 15 pieces of equipment and 506 emergency incidents. 4 Sleeping Rooms will be located on the south end of the new facility. By incorporating the rooms into the facility, Grant County Fire District #3 will be able to start aresident/steeper pro- gram. This program will decrease response time to all emergencies. The Training Room will cover 1,800 sq. ft of dividable classrooms. The community will have the opportunity to use this room for meetings. The new Main Fire Station/ Maintenance Facility will be a one-stop facility. All facets will be housed together, improving response time. Equipment, train- ing, residence, maintenance and volunteers will be centrally lo- cated in one facility. Residents of Grant County Fire District #3 will have voting privileges on this bond. The City of Quincy con- tracts with Grant County Fire District #3 for fire protection ser- vices. This contract will increase to include the rental fee on hous- ing of the City-owned fire en- gines and apparatus. The majority of the volun- teer firefighters reside in or close to the City of Quincy. These firefighters respond to all calls and provide the needed manpower to rural stations. " ...... The Fire and Life Safety Bond issue will cost taxpayers approximately 53 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for 20 years. This amount equates to $4.41 per month for the owner of property valued at $1130,000. This amount is expected to decrease in future years as the assessed valu- ation of the district increases. Something special every SEAFOODBU~BER24 , :., : ,! -: : ,:oysters, steamercla~sa!adbar.$20/person Fr, S,,~:lnO:!:~i +~n 4~OU r 7 10 School of Rock- PG13 ENDS 10/31, Fri 7:00~ 9:20 Under the Tuscan Sun - PG13 STARTS 11/1, Sat 7:00, 9:20 Sun Thru Tue 7:00 Matinee Sat, Sun 4:00 Matrix Revolutione - R 10 B Street SE 787-6125 STARTS 11/1 ,Nightly 7:00, 9:00 Matinee Sat, .Sun 1:30, 3:20, 5:10 Radio- PG Nightly 7:05, 9:20 Matinee Sat, Sun 2:10, 4:15 Under the Tuean Sun - PG13 ENDS 10/31, Friday Only 7:00, 9:15 Scary Movie 3 - PG43 Nightly 7:15, 9:30 Matinee .~atf Sun 2:15, ,4:10 Texas Chaineew Malt=acre. R Nightly 7:20, 9:35 Matinee Sat~ Sun 2:20~4:30 Runaway Jury. PG13 Nightly 7:00, 9:30 Matinee Sat, Sun 1:55, 4:25 School of Rock -PG13 Nightly 7:10, 9:25 Matinee Sat[ Sun 2:0514:20 WE WORK ON ALL KINDS OF RIGS.t CARS ~ "TRUCKS "MOTORHOMES AUTO & TRUCK R: PAIR (509) 787-1113 922 S. Central Quincy, WA 98848 Exide Batteries in Stock road services ~ Mobile Service Emergency Service Gomez hangs out with Mickey & Goofy her mobility from 45 percent to participated in a ribbon-cutting Seven surgeries down, two more to go BY SUNNIE PEISLEY Post-Register Writer Ten-year-old Tessa Gomez has been going to Shriner's Hos- pital for the past three years be- cause of a discrepancy in the length of her legs at birth. Gomez's left leg is shorter than her tight and so far she has under- gone seven surgeries to correct it. Gomez has two more surgeries to go before the process will be fin- ished. Gomez wore a leg brace for 11 months during her surgeries and a Llizarov Fixater for another 11 months. The Llizarov Fixater is a tool that was attached to Gomez' s leg. Her mother, Carol Reynolds, turned dials on it to help lengthen her daughter's leg. Gomez also went through three months of physical therapy at the Quincy Hospital. They brought 95 percent," Reynolds said. Gomez's legs are now the same length, but when the brace was removed from her leg, her femur bowed, making it difficult to walk. Gomez will need an- other brace to straighten her bone. Alaska Airlines put on a pro- motional family vacation for four to Disneyland, and went to Shriner's hospital looking for a family. The airline's representa- tive went to the care coordinators of the hospital, asking them to submit the name of a family they would consider the best choice to receive the vacation. Gomez's previous care coordinator, Bruce Nelson, told the representative there was only one family he would want to go, and that was the Gomez family. The airline's representative called Reynolds with the news that they were offering the family vacation to them because of Nelson's heartfelt submission. Reynolds told the representative they would not be able to accept the vacation because they were a family of five. Those in charge of the promotion decided to make an exception and made arrangements Tessa Gomez holds up Mickey Mouse. for the vacation to be for a family of five. Gomez and her family left for Disneyland October 26 for their three-day, two- night vaca- tion. They were given unlimited access to all tides at Disneyland and California Adventure. Gomez ceremony with Mickey Mouse for a new attraction, and had a special breakfast with Goofy on her last morning there. "I love everyone at Shriner's," Reynolds said. "They go the extra mile to make sure you have ev- erything that you need and every- one is just so sweet." Tessa and her family formerly lived in George, but recently moved to Ephrata. PUBLIC NOTICE The following measures will be submitted to voters on the November 4, 2003 General Election ballot: INITIATIVE MEASURE 841 - Repeal State ergonomics regulations. HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 4206 - Provide for vacancies that occur after the general election. For further infommtion, read . the State Voters Pamphlet or visit the online voters guide,gov. This notice is provided by the Office of the Secretary of State as required by law. Happy 30th, Adam! OPI RA'I'ION Freo Hot Chocolato & Hot Gidor F day L'vening Starting at 4:30 p.m. Christian Reformed Church 420 H Street SE Did You Know...? Permanent spinal damage can occur within 24 hours of injury? 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