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Police plan parking patrols Officers will issue warnings first, then tickets in about a month By Chuck Allen

erman said. “We’re going to do something about that.” He explained that parking Quincy Police Chief Rich- on the wrong side of the street is ard Ackerman said his depart- a safety hazard because drivers have to drive in the ment has begun to wrong direction to enforce the city’s park and pull away parking codes. from the curb. During the QuinOther points of cy City Council emphasis will inmeeting on Tuesday, clude vehicles that Aug. 16, Ackerman are parked too long said his officers are putting warning Richard Ackerman on city streets, are double parked, and notices on vehicles that are parked improperly on those improperly parked in handicapped zones. city streets. Officers will leave warning “We’ve had many people ask us to do something about notices on vehicles improperly the cars that are parked on the parked for the first month of wrong side of the street,” Ack- the enforcement, then the

department will begin writing tickets. Depending on the offense, parking tickets can cost as much as $124. Ackerman said the registered owner of the vehicle will be issued the ticket, so it’s important that all drivers are informed of parking rules. Unpaid tickets will be sent to collections and tickets can be appealed through a municipal court. The parking enforcement is one of the things the department plans to do to enforce city codes and rules, Ackerman said. “The small things are what help add up to make the city a better place,” he said in an interview before the meeting.

Five hurt in three area crashes Failure to yield is the cause of three separate vehicle wrecks By Chuck Allen

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Daisy, a 6-month-old Hampshire pig, gets a haircut from owner Zack Villapando during the Grant County Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The fair in Moses Lake, which draws many Quincy area exhibitors, runs through Saturday.

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Area youths are all business when it comes to fair animals By Kurtis J. Wood

Tuesday was a light day at the Grant County Fair for 6-month-old Daisy. The only bit of excitement for the 235-pound Hampshire swine was trying to escape the clippers of Zack Villapando. The QHS sophomore used the morning to groom his swine in preparation for Wednesday’s fitting and showing. The two of them will help represent the Quincy FFA the rest of the week. Villapando was not the only FFA member getting an animal ready for the Wednesday push. The Quincy chapter will have two sisters in the beef ring, seven showmen in the swine arena and five in the sheep arena. MaKayla Roosktool and her twin sister, MaKinna, brought larger animals to the fair than a two-foot tall pig. They brought steers

— Dip Stick and Batty. Both are offspring of cows they raised. MaKayla brought Dip Stick, which was named after the steer’s tail, which looks like it was dipped in white paint. “This is the first one that came out of my own cow,” she said. But the sisters were not intending to bring these steers to the Grant County Fair. The idea was to let them grow and gain more weight for the Adams County Fair. But the cows earmarked for the Grant County Fair were too uncontrollable. “They would have killed me,” MaKayla said. Luckily, Dip Stick weighed in at 1,153 pounds — just 53 pounds above the minimum weight. She will be selling her steer on Friday during the auction, but first she has to show it

Five people were taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center following three separate crashes on area highways last week. On Friday, Aug. 12, a crash sent one person to the hospital with chest pains at the intersection of Highway 28 and White Trail Road NW. According to the Washington State Patrol, John C. Rylaarsdam, 75, of Quincy, was driving a 2008 Ford F150 pickup turning westbound from White Trail Road NW at 2:23 p.m., when he collided with a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country driven by William O. Wurl, 73, of Quincy, in the eastbound lane. A passenger in Wurl’s vehicle, Sylvia C.

Wurl, 72, was transported to QVMC with chest pains. William Wurl, Rylaarsdam and Esther F. Rylaarsdam, 75, a passenger in the pickup, were not injured. All were wearing their seat belts. John C. Rylaarsdam was cited for failure to yield. Also on Friday at 6 p.m., the state patrol responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 281 and Road 1 NW. Patricia G. Cox, 58, of Sweet Home, Ore., was driving westbound on Road 1 NW in a 2005 Toyota Camry when it collided with a northbound 2008 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Wesley P. Haws, 49, of Kennewick. Cox was Please see Crashes page A6

Worship in the park is Sunday The 10th annual Worship in the Park event is Sunday, Aug. 21 at East Park. The program, which is a collaboration of seven local churches, will begin at 10 a.m. with music leadership by the Quincy First Assembly of

God. Pastor Shaun McNay, of the Quincy Free Methodist Church, will provide the sermon. There will also be a children’s sermon and a barbecue potlock lunch to follow. Attendees should bring a blanket

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or lawn chair. Other churches participating in the event include St. Paul Lutheran, Quincy First Presbyterian, Quincy Community and the Church of the Nazarene. For information, call St. Paul Lutheran Church at 787-2824.

Safety measures Erika Simmons, of Safe Kids - Grant County, measures Ceilanne Mankell for a bicycle helmet during the Quincy Community Health Center’s back-to-school health fair on Thursday, Aug. 11. Tammara Green/Post-Register

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Winefest tickets on sale now By Tammara Green

The seventh annual wine festival, scheduled to take place at the Reiman-Simmons House on Aug. 27, will mark many firsts for the Quincy Valley. The festival will feature many honored local wineries, such as Jones of Washington, Beaumont Cellars, Cave B Estate Winery, White Heron Cellars and St. Laurent. At the Central Washington Wine Awards this past weekend in Wenatchee, Quincy wines ran away with wins for best dessert wine, best in show, best white and best red. Also on tap will be Ancient Lakes Brewery, ready to pour a cold one. “This is the first time we have had beer included in the festival, and we are really


Continued from front page transported to QVMC with a head injury. Myra Haws, 51, a passenger in the Dodge Ram, was transported to QVMC with a neck injury. Wesley P. Haws was not injured. All were wearing their seat belts. Cox was cited for failure to yield.

excited,� said Mara Jacobs. “It will be nice for local people to taste the wines from their area.� The festival runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chef Richard Kitos, of Ivy Wild Restaurant in Wenatchee, will serve up appetizers. There will also be a variety of fun events, such as a silent auction, a blind tasting, a ring toss and a hula hoop contest. Jazz band Easy Money will provide music for the evening. Tickets in advance will be sold at The Grape, the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce and participating wineries for $30. Tickets sold at the event will cost $35. All proceeds go to the Quincy Historical Society & Museum educational fund. For more information, go to the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce website at

Two more people were injured in a crash on Highway 281 one mile north of George on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10:15 a.m. According to the state patrol, Joseph D. Wade, 21, of Fort Lewis, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Highway 281 when he pulled slightly over to the right shoulder and then attempted to make a left turn

Fair: Continued from front page on Wednesday and Thursday. “I did pigs one year and all I did was hit it with a stick. Cows are more controllable,� MaKayla said. “Plus they are cute.� She said they work with them for a few minutes a day to get them ready for the fair. “You know how to push their buttons,� she said. For QHS junior Alexis Pio, the pig barn will be home for the rest of the week. The second-year showman took a loan for $230. He was able to buy a pig for $150 and has put in $180 in feed leading up to fair week. He said the pig was held about three miles out of town and he was able to get out there two times per week after work. His pig weighed in at 258 pounds. “I like it,� he said about working with the pigs. “My goal was to get (the weight) high enough without passing the weight limit of 285 pounds. “They are pretty easy. There’s not that

much to it.� For Michael Heitstuman, the fair is family business. The QHS senior brought a bevy of sheep to the fair. He already has blue ribbons on the wall, but that was just for his animal. He will enter fitting and showing on Wednesday and Thursday and sell on Friday — like his sisters in the beef barn and friends in the swine barn. But he did not choose the lamb, the lamb was chosen for him. “It’s been in my family for years. I had no choice,� Heitstuman said. “I’m not saying I don’t like it, but it was chosen for me when I was younger.� As a regular in the Round Robin, Heitstuman has had his time with cows, horses, goats, sheep and even pigs. In the end, he prefers the family business — sheep. “The best thing is they are easier to handle than pigs,� he said. The only way to find out which type of animal is best is to head to the fair and watch the Quincy FFA show their animals. Oh, yea, keep an eye out for local 4-H kids, as well.

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in the roadway. His vehicle was struck in the northbound lane by a 2007 BMW driven by Mireya Aguilar, 40, of Yakima. She and a passenger, Melody Nunez, 8, also of Yakima, were transported to QVMC with neck injuries. Wade was not injured. All were wearing their seat belts. Wade was cited for making an unsafe turn.

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Police Reports Continued from Page A3 August 12 1 p.m. — Cynthia Garcia, 22, was cited for second-degree driving while license suspended. 7:33 p.m. — Theft was reported on the 100 block of F Street SW. 10:01 p.m. — Jesus Mesinas Hernandez, 19, was cited for minor in possesion/consumption. August 13 12:19 a.m. — A female subject was reported fainting on the 600 block of Central Avenue S. 12:30 a.m. — Anthony Joseph Lute, 22, of Ruston, was arrested for disorderly conduct. 1:34 a.m. — Kenneth Watkins Jr., 22, was arrested on a warrant. 2 a.m. — Jesse Michael Ozol, 21, of Dalton Gardens, Idaho, was arrested on fourth-degree assault. 2:19 a.m. — An intoxicated male subject was reported ringing doorbells on the 200 block of 3rd Avenue SW. 2:25 a.m. — Beckett Grae Bayer, 20, of Kennewick, was arrested on possession of legend drugs. 2:42 a.m. — Aldo Donadoni Vargas, 20, of Boardman, Ore. was arrested on Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (mushrooms). 3:11 a.m. — Marcela Hernandez Hernandez, 28, was cited for physical control. 1 p.m. — Kaylee Dawn Maloy, 21, of Sutherlin, Ore., was arrested for disorderly conduct. 4:48 p.m. — A vehicle prowl was reported on the 600 block of H Street SE.

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4:57 p.m. — Theft was reported on the 500 block of E Street NE. 9:12 p.m. — A disturbance was reported on the 500 block of S Street SW. 9:33 p.m. — Manuel A. Saldana, 20, was cited for no valid operator's license. 10:13 p.m. — Manuel Ramirez, 43, was arrested on third-degree assault. 10:42 p.m. — A domestic disturbance was reported on the 300 block of I Street SE. 11:28 p.m. — Suspicious activity was reported on the 700 block of Central Avenue N. 11:48 p.m. — An assault was reported on the 600 block of Central Avenue S. August 14 12:42 a.m. — Ten male subjects were reported fighting on the 800 block of Central Avenue S. 3:38 a.m. — Marcelina Alcala Martinez, 23, was cited for no valid driver's license. 4:15 a.m. — Inessa A. Lord, 23, of Pacific, was arrested on thirddegree assault and obstructing a law enforcement officer. 5:14 p.m. — A domestic disturbance was reported on the 1100 block of Central Avenue N. 8:44 p.m. — A domestic disturbance was reported on the 200 block of H Street SE. 8:45 p.m. — Jessie Blancas Jr., 28, was arrested on a warrant. 9:09 p.m. — A gas drive-off was reported on the 600 block of Central Avenue S. 9:12 p.m. — A disturbance was reported on Central Avenue N. and D Street NW. 9:21 p.m. — Adriana Ramirez

Hernandez, 21, was booked on third-degree malicious mischief/ domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment/domestic violence. 9:32 p.m. — Subjects were reported urinating and throwing bottles at people on Central Avenue N and D Street NW. 9:35 p.m. — A missing person was reported on the 800 block of 3rd Avenue SW. August 15 9:59 a.m. — Harassment was reported on the 100 block of F Street NE. 10:23 a.m. — Damage was reported on the 400 block of R Street SW. 10:56 a.m. — Damage was reported on the 1000 block of Birch Street SW. 12:05 p.m. — Damage was reported on the 1000 block of Central Avenue S. 1:02 p.m. — Harassment was reported on the 1000 block of 1st Avenue SE. 2:53 p.m. — Suspicious activity was reported on the 400 block of E Street NE. 4:22 p.m. — Suspicious activity was reported on the 100 block of B Street SE. 4:52 p.m. — Theft was reported on the 300 block of 3rd Avenue SE. 5:06 p.m. — A child's bike was stolen from 3rd Avenue and H Street SE. 6:24 p.m. — An assault was reported on the 500 block of N Street SW. August 16 2:32 a.m. — Trespassing was reported on the 200 block of D Street SE.

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