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PULLMAN COMMUNITY Vol. 18 No. 12 • December 2012

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

NEW MEMBERS Airway Hills Golf Center Trent Goetze 4811 Airport Road Pullman, WA 99163 509-872-3092 Copy Court Mike Alperin 1295 Flannigan Creek Road Viola, ID 83872 208-882-5680 Crofin Services Dave McKenzie 1712 Highway 9 Deary, ID 83823 208-877-1014 Hills Church Ernest Menocal 1195 SE Bishop Blvd, Suite 6 Pullman, WA 99163 Nomads Hookah Lounge Hassan Hassan 215 E Main Street, Suite D Pullman, WA 99163 509-339-4232 Pacific Capital Resource Group/ Security Benefit John Sandstrom 910 SW Itani Drive Pullman, WA 99163 509-715-1190 Rolling Hills Derby Dames Daquarii Rock PO Box 1486 Pullman, WA 99163 509-338-5616 Sterling Bank 225 N Grand Avenue Pullman, WA 99163

CHAMBER MEMBER OF THE MONTH 428 W 3rd Street Moscow, ID 83843 208-882-7400


ArtBeat, Inc ArtBeat, a local family owned and operated screen-printing and embroidery company, opened the doors to their new Moscow location on September 24, 2012. They are located on the Pullman-Moscow highway near downtown Moscow at 428 West 3rd Street. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. For over 25 years, ArtBeat has been providing quality screen printing, embroidery and graphic

area that offers a 72 hour turnaround on fraternity and sorority event screen printed t-shirts (see store for details).

design. In recent years an increasing number of customers have commuted to Lewiston to have their garments embellished by ArtBeat’s experienced staff. To make their services more convenient for everyone on the Palouse, ArtBeat has opened their exciting new Moscow location. Moscow ArtBeat offers a beautiful show room filled with quality sample garments and a knowledgeable staff. Their years of experience will help each customer with design, garment selection and embellishment options to ensure the perfect garment for your office, team or event. They promise the best prices and fastest turnaround times in the area. ArtBeat is also the only screen printer in the

This detailed print is not a transfer or sublimation, but a direct digital permanent print.

ArtBeat has the only Direct-To-Garment printing service on the Palouse. This state-of-the-art garment printing technology allows for printing a fullcolor print directly on a 100% cotton garment. The customer can have nearly any photo, artwork design or idea custom printed on a garment of choice at a very reasonable price.

ArtBeat’s website shows thousands of promotional items to be custom printed for businesses, schools, clubs and much more. Check out their website at ArtBeat also provides custom full color digitally printed posters and banners at the best price in the Quad-Cities. Free pickup and delivery in the Pullman and Moscow areas makes today the perfect opportunity to call ArtBeat at 208882-7400. You’ll be happy you did, and their quality and customer service will have you coming back for all your print and design needs.

Membership Renewals Membership dues are assessed on the anniversary month of a member joining the Chamber. Special thanks go out to the following businesses and individuals who have elected to continue their support of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce: Anita’s Rentals, Avalon Care Center – Pullman, Beasley Realty – Gary Schell, Bird Shield Repellent Corporation, Building Blocks Child Care Center, Inc, Chamberlain Contracting Services, LLC, College Hill Custom Threads, Community Action Center, Coug Housing (HRA),Evergreen Storage, Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho, Happy Day Catering and Event Rental, Heritage Realty, Jack and Betty Jo Hilliard, Joy Drake, Nikken Independent Consultant, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Pat Wright, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest, Pullman Building Supply, Pullman Language Center, Pullman Presbyterian Church, R.B. Olson Construction, LLC, RE/ MAX Home and Land, Red Barn Farms, Rock Star Tan Bar, Sunnyside Elementary PTO, Taylor Engineering, The Learning Center, Carleton B. Waldrop, Washington Idaho Symphony, Ted Weatherly, Windermere – Chris Clark, and WSU Real Estate Operations & Local Relations.

In This Issue… Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 1-3 Washington State University................ 5 Pullman School District........................ 6-7 United Way.......................................... 9 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 10 Gladish Community Center................... 11-12 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 Whitman County Humane Society....... 17 City of Pullman..................................... 18-19 Pullman Regional Hospital................... 20-23 Washington Idaho Symphony.............. 24 Dahmen Barn....................................... 25 Rural Resources.................................... 25 YMCA at WSU....................................... 26

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Annual Pullman Chamber Award Winners/Board of Directors Announced Five Pullman community members were honored Thursday evening, October 25th during the 95th Pullman Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held at Banyan’s on the Ridge. Awards were given in four categories as a way to recognize volunteers and community members for their support of the Pullman Chamber. Tony Poston, owner of College Hill Custom Threads was recognized as the Chamber Member of the Year. He worked as a primary volunteer with the National Lentil Festival and Cabaret, and has been a valued asset to the chamber in the past year. John and Debbie Sherman were awarded the Marshall A. Neill Community Service Award. This award is given to an outstanding individual or individuals in the Pullman community. John and Debbie have been very active in Pullman for many years and are well respected for their work. The Civic Improvement Award was presented to Fern McLeod of Pullman Parks and Recreation who was responsible for the hanging baskets in downtown Pullman that many visitors to the community complimented this summer. Fern credits her staff for all the hard work they provide to beautify the town as well. Anna Maria Shannon was recognized and awarded the Chamber Hall of Fame, Modern Category award. This award is presented to chamber members for outstanding service, dedication and membership to the Pullman Chamber of Commerce.  “Without a doubt, Anna’s is one of the better efforts to invigorate and enhance the culture of the Pullman Community”, states Paul Kimmell who nominated Anna for this award. Also at the event, new Chamber board members were announced. Following an election of the membership to fill six positions, three new board members will serve on the board of directors. Those elected are Cameron Brinkman, Henry Johnston, and Tony Poston. Re-elected this year were Doug Cox, Charlene Jasper and Theresa Myers. Board members stepping down are Sam Dial—Sam Dial Jewelers and Trev McCuaig—Dissmore’s IGA. President for the 2013 year is Chuck Morrow who took over the reins from Mike Yates. For more information on the awards or the Pullman Chamber of Commerce please contact our office at 509-334-3565.

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Jake Staniszewski Parents: Kerri Jo Staniszewski Chris “Stan” Staniszewski Jake is very involved in both sports and clubs at PHS, yet he has been able to maintain a 3.7 GPA. As a student, Jake looks forward to opportunities to learn and engage with his teachers. He is an active participant in class. Jake has been a varsity athlete on the football, wrestling, and baseball teams. In addition to athletics, Jake is a member of DECA and participated at both regional and state level competitions. Last year Jake won the regional competition. Jake is the current Vice President of the PHS DECA club. Jake has had an internship at SEL the past two summers, and has enjoyed getting to know more about Engineering. In the future, Jake plans to attend a 4 year college and will major in Engineering or Business.

Jake Staniszewski

Elizabeth Guzman Parents: Claudia Guzman, Armando Guzman Elizabeth is a National Hispanic Scholar and gets excited to share things she has learned with those around her. Elizabeth is a member of the PHS orchestra, and also participated in the Washington Music Educators Association All-State Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Elizabeth has been a part of the Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra and is a member of the WSU orchestra. She has also shared her musical talents with the PHS drama department, playing for various one act plays. Elizabeth is the captain of the PHS Knowledge Bowl team, and is also a member of the PHS girls’ swim team. Currently, Elizabeth is a volunteer at Gritman Medical Center, where she is in charge of overseeing other volunteers at the Family Birth Center. Elizabeth also enjoys researching the effects of parasites on bovine blood cells with Dr. Scudiero in the chemistry department of WSU and Dr. Suarez from the USDA.

Elizabeth Guzman

y a d i l o h f o s e t v s l e e The b rom the ber! f m s a e h h C s i n a w m l l u P e h at t Pullman Chamber Port Tour a Success!

SAVE THE DATE! Pullman Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party Thursday Dec. 13th, 5 - 8pm CUB Ballroom 1500 NE Terrell Mall

Open to all community members! Free parking for party attendees Visit for details

The 2012 Pullman Chamber of Commerce Port Tour was held November 2. Twenty-seven local business men and women participated to travel around Whitman County and see what’s new in small business. The fast paced itinerary included a stop at the First Wind Palouse Wind Farm outside of Rosalia, WA. There, construction of 58 windmills is nearing completion. Potlatch, Idaho gave a presentation on a future industrialbusiness park and the restoration project of the Historic Potlatch Train Depot. The group also toured Palouse to see the new Community Center and view the progress of the restoration of St. Elmo’s. After a lunch provided by Mimi’s Bakery in Palouse, the group went to Colton/Uniontown to meet Cheryl Waller and learn about the new product “Grandma Lela’s Oatmeal” being produced in Uniontown. The trip concluded with

First Wind Wind Farm in Rosalia

a visit to the Whiskey Barrel Cider Company in Pullman. The Port Tour is an annual event held the first Friday in November and anyone can attend. The Pullman Chamber wishes to thank the sponsors: Port of Whitman County and SEWEDA for helping to make this tour possible.

Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Office Manager: Debbie Holbrook • Tourism Director: Vicki Leeper • Events Coordinator: Amberly Boone

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Washington State University

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Holiday Concert Hosted by the WSU School of Music

December 1, 2012 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre Tickets available at the door

Banged up Skis? Attend a Free Ski & Snowboard Maintenance Clinic

Performed by Living Voices Wed. Jan. 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall Idaho St. and College Ave.—on the WSU campus The Right to Dream recreates a young woman’s coming of age as an African American in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights and how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.

Also coming to Jones Theater in the spring • February 7: Bearfoot in concert • March 1: Masked Marvels and Wondertales by Michael Cooper • March 22: The Bobby Torres Ensemble • April 4: An evening with Sherman Alexie • April 5-6 and 12-13: Harvey, a classic comedy play

December 5 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hollingbery Fieldhouse Annex Room 101 You’ve invested in your snowboard or skis and have your season pass. The snow tires are on and you’re hitting the slopes. The WSU Outdoor Recreation Center wants to teach you how to maintain that expensive equipment. Register by December 2 by calling 509-335-2651.

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Palouse Cares Community Food Drive The WSU Center for Civic Engagement is holding its annual food drive on December 1, 2012. The food drive begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by a silent auction and barbeque lunch at 11:00 a.m. Volunteers can meet at Zeppoz in Pullman or the Eastside Marketplace in Moscow at 9:00 a.m. All donations go to local community organizations. In 2011, WSU volunteers collected more than 38,000 pounds of food. Want to know more? Call 509-335-7707 or email

It’s not too late to see some WSU basketball action! Order tickets at 1-800-GO-COUGS

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Pullman School District

December 2012

Board Report Dr. Susana Reyes, Assistant Superintendent During the course of the first few months of school, teachers and principals have had the opportunity to collaborate during two early release school days and one full day, a Learning Improvement Day. This time has proven invaluable, as there are myriad of key instructional priorities focused on improved student learning that all staff members are involved in this year. These include phasing in the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts, learning and utilizing new mathematics instructional materials (K-12), reviewing state and district assessment data and making determinations for how to respond to individual student learning needs, and monitoring and implementing school improvement plans.

The full day of learning and collaboration took place on Friday, October 5th. This Learning Improvement Day was focused on one other critical priority for staff this school year: the implementation of the new Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process (TPEP). This new system of evaluation is a result of two main pieces of legislation: E2SSB 6696 and ESSB 5895. The evaluation provisions include a new four-tiered system under eight new criteria.

1. Centering instruction on and address any issues or concerns high expectations for student as they arise prior to the required imachievement. plementation. Essentially, it enables 2. Demonstrating effective teach- staff and administrators to spend an entire school year learning the new ing practices. system. 3. Recognizing individual student The new state law also requires learning needs and developing strategies to address those districts to select one of three state approved instructional frameworks needs. that support and align with the 4. Providing clear and intentional new evaluation system. This framefocus on subject matter content work provides a common language and curriculum. for teachers and principals as they 5. Fostering and managing a safe, work together to review instrucpositive learning environment. tion and learning. In addition, the 6. Using multiple student data ele- instructional framework that is adments to modify instruction and opted must be research-based and include rubrics for each of the four improve student learning. performance ratings for each evalu7. Communicating and collaboratation criteria. A team of teachers and ing with parents and the school administrators from the Pullman community. School District selected Charlotte 8. Exhibiting collaborative and Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. collegial practices focused on To support teachers and principals’ improving instructional prac- learning and understanding of the tice and student learning. Danielson framework, Dr. Connie State law mandates implementa- Sims, consultant from The Danieltion of this new evaluation model by son Group LLC, spent the day on the 2013-2014 school year. Teachers October 5th with teachers and princiand principals in the Pullman School pals. Dr. Sims provided an overview District made the decision to em- of the new evaluation process and bark on an early implementation of a description and overview of the the evaluation process this current Danielson Framework for Teaching. school year, 2012-13. This will pro- Dr. Sims also spent part of the day vide staff an opportunity to review meeting with groups of teachers and

Sunnyside Elementary invites community to enjoy new walking path The Sunnyside Elementary PTO board reports that the school’s walking path is complete, with the exception of a brick patio and benches, which will be installed

in early spring 2013. Donors to the project included Pullman Education Foundation, Motley and Motley, Pullman Rotary Club, Sunnyside Campus Enhancements Committee, and the Sunnyside PTO.  “We are so excited and proud of the path,” said Karen Bittle, 2011-2012 Sunnyside PTO President. “We invite everyone to stop by and check it out!”

principals listening and responding to questions about the process. All in all, it was an extremely productive day for teachers and principals. Feedback from the staff about the work on this day was overwhelmingly positive. Teachers appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the new evaluation model, the instructional framework and the details for the process of implementing TPEP this year. As always, Pullman School District staff take great pride in providing each student with high quality learning experiences. In addition to high quality instruction, this is consistently demonstrated in a variety of other ways through the numerous programs and activities provided for students in the district, including music, the arts, clubs, and athletics. The work around the new Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process will prove to be no different. From the beginning, the process has been very collaborative between teachers and administrators and as implementation continues, people are optimistic about the continued high quality learning and teaching that is taking place for students. Additional information about TPEP may be found on the Pullman School District website http://www. or at

Child Find Pullman School District offers a screening for children, ages birth to twenty-one, living within the district boundaries. Areas to be screened include: vision, hearing, speech/language, motor and concept development. If you have concerns about your child in any of the areas listed, please call the Instructional Programs Office at 332-3144. Child Find Screening Dates January 4, 2013 February 1, 2013 March 1, 2013 April 12, 2013 8:30 am – 11:00 am (Please make an appointment)

WHERE Community Child Care Center/Head Start (Behind PHS) 530 NW Greyhound Way, Pullman, WA CONTACT Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The Pullman School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veterans or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Susana Reyes, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

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Pullman High School

Pullman High School students have had a very successful fall with both academic and athletic competition. Here are some updates of the accomplishments from the fall of 2012.

National Merit Congratulations to Vivek Jayaram and Steven McAleer. These seniors have qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are among 16,000 students nationwide that have qualified for this scholarship competition. More than $32 million in scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2013 in this competition. Approximately 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the competition by taking the PSAT in October 2011. Additionally, five students from PHS have been recognized by National Merit as Commended Students. This is a recognition of the exceptional academic promise that has been demonstrated by their performance on the qualifying test. Only 34,000 students from the class of 2013 nationwide were recognized for this award based on earning a Selection Index score of at least 200 on the PSAT. Those commended students are Sungyeon (Joseph) Chung, Patricia Hawbaker, Alexandria Wexler, Jonathan Bumpus and Noah Austin.

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology: Congratulations to Vivek Jayaram and Rachit Singh for being selected as Regional Finalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Vivek and Rachit

has been invited to a regional competition at Cal Tech in November. They will be competing to receive up to $6000 in scholarships and the opportunity to compete at the national level at George Washington University, for scholarships up to $100,000.

Math Team

PEF-sponsored support includes individual teacher grants, school library improvements, and Fifth Grade camp. Unrestricted annual appeal funding also allows schools to respond to unplanned needs or opportunities as they arise. In the past few years, PEF has contributed to special projects such as the Sunnyside Path Project, the Palouse Pollinators school-based gardening project, and the PATH to Success therapeutic horseback riding program.

tie-breaker procedures of the Great Northern League, based on the headto-head record of the team in the tie, the Greyhounds earned the 1st place seeding to State from the GNL and At the regional “Math is Cool” will be hosting a State level playoff game in early November. This will be competition on October 24, Pullman the Hounds’ first trip to State in four took first place in the 11-12th grade years. division, and a second to Hanford High (by one point!) in the 9-10th Girls Soccer grade division.  They also won inAfter losing the opening game of dividual trophies in the following the year to Moscow, the PHS Girls levels: Algebra II, Peter Chen (4th) and Katy Akmal (5th); Pre-Calculus, Soccer team went undefeated the rest Henry Zhang (5th). The PHS team of the season, won the league title, dominated the Calculus division: the district title and earned a spot in the State Tournament with by beatRachit Singh (1st), Vivek Jayaram ing Prosser in a regional qualifying (2nd), Yilun Du (3rd), Aneesh Papgame. The Greyhounds have posted pu (9th), and Jaeyoung Heo (10th). 12 shutouts on the year. Additionally, “Top Student” awards for  our the Girls Soccer team posted a team school included Rachit Singh, Hen- GPA of 3.858 and, for the second year ry Zhang, and Peter Chen, plus Jes- in a row, are the 2012 WIAA 2A Acasica Brar for Geometry. demic State Champions.

Pullman High School has some of the best high school mathematicians in the country, as demonstrated by their 14th-place finish in the 2012 Fall Startup Event, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing (http:// Coach Barbara Harding prepared students for this first major competition of the academic year, in which students worked furiously for thirty minutes, racing to answer one hundred problems in a variety of mathematical topics. With so many questions and so little time, competitors must not only Cross Country have strong mathematical skills, but Both the Boys and Girls Cross also be able to quickly decide which Country teams had a very accomproblems to solve and which to skip. plished season and a strong showing After results from students across at the District Cross Country meet in the nation were processed, Rachit October at Plantes Ferry Park in SpoSingh placed 8th in the 11th-grade kane. The Girls team finished 4th at division, helping Pullman High the meet and just missed a return trip School place 14th in the nation.  Pull- to State. The Boys team is the proud man High School will be participat- winner of the 2012 WIAA 2A Acaing in all five of National Assessment demic State Championship. They & Testing’s contests this year, includ- posted a team GPA of 3.83. Congrating the 2012 Team Scramble on No- ulations to both teams. vember 8 and the 2012 Ciphering Time Trials on December 13. Football National Assessment & Testing administers high-quality mathematics competitions that high schools can participate in through the mail.  Their contests cover a variety of for-

Pullman Education Foundation seeks support for local schools The Pullman Education Foundation will once again seek the support of the Pullman community when it kicks off its 2012 Annual Appeal in early December. Donations to PEF provide financial support beyond state funding to enhance educational opportunities for Pullman children. The foundation also manages scholarships for Pullman High School seniors.

mats, including individual and team tests, as well as a variety of difficulties, from one hundred easy problems in thirty minutes to fifteen complex problems in one week.

Left Behind” Endowed Fund. The goal of the fund is to ensure that every student will be able to attend Fifth Grade Camp. Donations to the Annual Appeal can also be directed to this fund. Appeal letters will be mailed to almost a thousand Pullman residents in early December, but contributions from all Pullman school supporters are appreciated, and can be sent to: PEF, P.O. Box 151, Pullman, WA 99163. If you would like your name added to the mailing list annual appeal, please email committee chair Lynda Carey at

WSU employees can make contributions to PEF through the Combined Fund Drive. PEF is listed as Pullman Education Foundation for Excellence in the Pullman Public Schools, charity code 0315766. As an all-volunteer orPEF recently received a major gift ganization, PEF has no administration from Terri and Duane Brelsford to es- fees. Every penny raised benefits stutablish the Terri Brelsford “No Camper dents in the Pullman Public Schools!

The PHS football team finished the regular season with a 6-3 record and a 4-2 record in league play. Their league finish put the team in four way tie for 1st place. Because of the

Girls Swim The PHS Girls Swim team posted an undefeated record and won the District and Regional title at the meet in Ellensburg in October. The Hounds qualified 10 swimmers to the State meet, to be held the second weekend of November at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Volleyball The PHS Volleyball team finished another very competitive season by just missing out on earning a spot in the regional qualifying game. The Hounds finished the league season with a 9-3 record and a tie for second place in the league’s regular season final standings.

PHS Booster Christmas Tree Sales With excitement, we offer Christmas tree sales in our community to raise funds, by joining with “O Christmas Tree”, at 640 S. Grand Avenue (next to Fire Station No.1) beginning Saturday, November 24th! Sales will be Monday through Friday, Noon-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm. Student Groups, Clubs, Activities and Sports Teams will assist with sales during various hours and will offer excellent choices of trees and service to assist you with choosing your tree. Make your Christmas Merry and Bright and purchase your tree from PHS Boosters and O Christmas Tree!

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

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Meaningful Holiday Shopping Tired of the usual toys that offer only temporary entertainment? Come to our Curiosity Shop, and find toys that provide creative fun and lasting educational benefits for your child. All of our toys help kids use their brains and learn how the world works. We offer various affordable and unique gifts, such as kits to build the dinosaur of your choice, books on space and nature, lifelike animal puppets, glowin-the-dark stars for your child’s ceiling, unique party favors and cool science projects such as rockets powered by baking soda.

Just for Kids:

At the Curiosity Shop, you can feel good knowing that your gift will enrich a child’s mind and help the Palouse Discovery Science Center continue to bring quality science education to our community. Members get a 10 percent discount on all items.

Sponsor-A-Classroom Program

Q: Is Every Snowflake Different? A: We often hear that this is true, but there is a possibility that it isn’t. This question is very hard to study, so it is hard to know for sure. With the vast amount of snow that has fallen on the Earth throughout history, and the vast amount that will fall in the future, it is possible that two or more snowflakes have been or will be alike. Conditions in the clouds, such as temperature, humidity, altitude and the particles that snowflakes form around, all affect the shape of snowflakes. But even if two snowflakes were alike, they might fall far from each other or at different times. The Earth is so big that there is not much chance that they would fall at exactly the time or place where scientists are collecting and taking pictures of them. This is what makes studying this question very difficult. One scientist found two snow crystals that were alike, but these were not snowflakes.

Nancy Knight of the National Center for Atmospheric Research identified two matching snow crystals. They were simple, hollow prisms of ice in a hexagon shape and fell before they had formed into more complex snowflakes. These simple ice crystals have more chance of being alike than snowflakes. You can be a scientist and compare snowflakes this winter. It’s hard to catch a snowflake in your warm hand or mitten and look at it before it melts, but if you catch flakes on a cold surface, they’ll last longer. You can catch flakes on something from the freezer, like an ice pack or a cold plate (any color except white). This will give you a few extra seconds to admire their patterns and see how they are alike or different. A magnifying glass will give you an even closer view of how beautiful and amazing snowflakes are.

Field-trip season is heating up, so expect to see many classes visiting the Palouse Discovery Science Center during our weekday hours. Unfortunately, we have requests from teachers of elementary classes in Washington and Idaho who would like to take advantage of our great educational programs, but cannot raise enough money to pay for the trip. If you or your organization would like to contribute so that these classes can enjoy a field trip to the PDSC, please contact our front desk at 332-6869 or e-mail and mention our Sponsor-A-Classroom program. Let us know if we may include your name on our donor list. All donations will be used to help bring a class in need to the PDSC, open students’ eyes to the wonders of science and jump-start their dreams.

Open Hours: • • • • •

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees: • • • • •

Junior Scientists (ages 2-14).....................$5 Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....................$7.50 Senior Scientists (55 years +)....................$6 Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS!

Membership Options • Family memberships...................................$70 per year (Two adults and children under 18 who live in the same household) • Individual memberships............................$40 per year • Senior (55+) memberships........................$35 per year • Grandparent memberships......................$60 per year (Two adults and up to six grandchildren under 18)

Membership benefits: • • • • • • •

Admission to the science center 10 percent discount in the Curiosity Shop Discounts on Super Science Birthday Parties Discounts on camps and other programs Invitation to member-only events Free admission to Association of Science-Technology Centers’ Passport Program participating science centers worldwide!

The Palouse Discovery Science Center is located at: 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163

Palouse Discovery Science Center 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 332-6869 • 332-2474 (fax) • See our Website for program and scheduling information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center

1. From Grand Avenue, travel north toward Palouse. 2. Turn right on Terre View Drive. 3. Take the first left onto Hopkins Court (in the Port of Whitman). 4. PDSC is located on the left, up the hill. 5. You will see a sign on your left and a two-level parking lot accessed by several driveways. 6. Please direct school buses to enter via the second driveway to allow for parking and student drop-off.

Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

December 2012

Gladish Community Center

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Graham Ballet Theater’s Annual Winter Performance with Live and Silent Auction On Saturday December 15, Graham Academy of Classical and Contemporary Ballet/ Graham Ballet Theater will host Graham Ballet Theater’s Annual Winter Performance with Live and Silent Auction in Gladish Cultural and Community Center, 115 NW State, Pullman, WA. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Gladish Gymnasium (second floor across from Graham Academy Studio Suite #204) and includes GBT performance, live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and no–host wine bar. Tickets are $7.00. Established in 2001 by Noreen Graham (a former professional dancer with twenty years teaching and choreographic experience in the San Francisco Bay Area) Graham Ballet Theater is a unique local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The mission is to bring local professional-level dance training and performance to the area. Our focus is giving local students the opportunity to have the technical and artistic ability to achieve success at the national and international level. The school offers classes for ages 3 and above. Although not every child who studies at Graham Academy will pursue a professional career in dance, the skills and focus learned in a professional program are invaluable in all areas of life. Graham Academy stu-

dents have been accepted into internationally-recognized summer and year round programs of American Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Lines Contemporary Ballet SF, San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Washington Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, The Rock, Dance Theater of Harlem, Chicago Ballet, Joffery Ballet, Ballet West, to name some. Graham Ballet Theater has collaborated in performances with Sinombre Quartet, The Idaho Washington Symphony Orchestra, the Pullman Youth Choir and various local musicians. Since 2001, the company has mounted numerous new ballets to works by composers as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Ahn Trio, YoYo Ma, Mozart, Arvo Part and Elgar. Every program includes new works by Ms. Graham and other local choreographers. Please join us for this special holiday event, supporting the arts with good food and holiday shopping combined! We look forward to seeing you! For further information contact 509-338-4446,,, or look up our Facebook event page—Graham Ballet Theater Winter Performance.

Gladish Board & Staff Members • President Sandy Field • Vice-President Janet Kendall • Treasurer Dave Gibney • Secretary Rosalie Harms • Board Members Jeffrey Burnett (Associate) Jon Clancy (Associate) Dick Domey Lee Hadwiger Sue Hinz Barbara Petura

Sandra Ristow Helen Stiller Ted Weatherly • Gladish Executive Director Donna Gwinn • Building Representative Sandee Powell • Building Maintenance Brad Warner • Building Custodians Samuel Hughes ShuQing Wang • Building Security Morgan McConnell

Gladish is Great for Holiday Events! It's not too late to arrange holiday parties at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center. Many groups arrange Christmas and New Year's parties in the center's event rooms, and space is filling fast. The view room can hold up to 250 people, the gym up to 700 and the auditorium 900; many other

smaller rooms are available for groups at very reasonable prices. Rental includes all tables and chairs and usually a sound system. Check out or email gladish@pullman. com for more information, schedules and prices.

H o l y i d p ays p a H Please consider Gladish as you make your yearend charitable gifts. Thank you so much.

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Gladish Community Center

December 2012

Gladish Community and Cultural Center is owned by a 501 (c)3 non profit organization, the Friends of Gladish, which has dedicated this building to the use of the community. It is supported solely through donations, grants, volunteers, and income generated through its tenants and rental of public spaces. No tax money from any local, state, or federal governments is budgeted to its operation or maintenance.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Washington Idaho Symphony 332-3408 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 CATERING • Gladish Commercial Kitchen (509) 595-5150

CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Early Learning Services • 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 • Young Children and Family Programs of the Palouse • 332-5117 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Bliss Studio • (319) 360-5965 Danielle Eastman, owner • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Weight Watchers • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279 ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 SCHOOLS • Assurance Driving School (509) 443-5082

• Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 • Royal Garrison School • 332-0556 WORSHIP • Resonate Church • Sanatan Dharma Center of the Palouse (208) 283-8978 • (305) 878-1290

Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50 (Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: Email us:

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We Proudly feature Precise, Wysong and Royal Canine Foods We would enjoy having you as a friend and client and look forward to a long and caring relationship. Dr. Chris M. Stone, DVM WSU Alumni—Serving the Palouse Since 1981 384 SR 27 (1/2 mile south of Arby’s) Pullman, WA 99163

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• PRH Weekly Blood Drive, 1-5 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., see pg 23 • JES PTA Meeting, 7 p.m., JES


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• PDSC, Wonder!Science: 1:30 p.m., Supermuscle • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m., Supermuscle • SES Grades 4-5 Musical • SES PTO Meeting, 7 p.m., SES • City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall



• Collaboration Day, Students dismissed at noon • PDSC ,Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Bean Bag Olympics • WSU Ski and Snowboard Maintenance, 6-8 p.m., Hollingbery Fieldhouse Annex Room 101, see pg 12 • PRH Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m., see pg 23 • WSU Men's Basketball vs. Gonzaga, 8 p.m.




• Lighted Christmas Parade & Fireworks, Colfax, • PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., Burning Calories




• Drop ‘n’ Shop at PAFC-preregistration required • PDSC Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m., Make and Shake • Christmas Treasures Art Show, noon – 8:00 p.m., Holiday Inn Express



• Holiday Open House at the Dahmen Barn, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., see pg 25 • WSU Fall Commencement, 10 a.m., Beasley Coliseum • PRH Axillary Annual Tea, 1:30 p.m., Banyan's on the Ridge, see pg 23 • Washington Idaho Symphony, 'A Candlelight Christmas', 7:30 p.m., see pg 24


• Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction, 6:30 a.m. - noon, LMS, • Palouse Cares Annual Food Drive, 9 a.m., • Palouse Antique/Roundtable Sale, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Palouse Grange Hall, • 7th Annual Holiday Gift Gala, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., • Palouse Appaloosa Museum Open House, 10 a.m., • WSU School of Music, 2-4 p.m., Bryan Hall, see pg 12 • Pullman Holiday Fest, 4 p.m., Pine Street Plaza, • WSU Men's Basketball vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m.



77Pullman Education Foundation Annual Appeal kick-off. Watch your mailbox for details!

Coming up!

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New Year's Eve

• Tubes in pool 1-3 p.m. at PAFC


• PAFC closed


• PRH Weekly Blood Drive, 1-5 p.m., see pg 23 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m., City Hall

• PAFC employee in-service training (public welcome)

The Homecoming, 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Pullman Civic Theatre


• Mon-Wed swim lesson start at PAFC • PRH Weekly Blood Drive, 1-5 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH Parkinson's TeleHealth Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., PRH, see pg 23 • PRH Caregivers Support Group, 3-4:30 p.m., Whitman Senior Living, see pg 23 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m., City Hall • PRH Diabetes Education Group, 7-8:30 p.m., PRH, see pg 23 • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall



The Homecoming, 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Pullman Civic Theatre

• PAMI Meeting, call 332-8570 or 332-6947 for details • WSU Men's Basketball vs. Fresno State, noon • Washington Idaho Symphony, 'A Candlelight Christmas', 3 p.m., Clarkston, see pg 24

Hanukkah Begins


• PAFC closed • PDSC closed • City government offices closed

Christmas Day

• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., Kinds of Trees • Tubes in pool 1-3 p.m. at PAFC • Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, 2 p.m., City Hall


• Drop ‘n’ Shop at PAFC-preregistration required • PDSC Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m., Ice Floats


No School - Winter Break—Resumes January 2nd

• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., The Scoop on Poop! • Tubes in pool 1-3 p.m. at PAFC



• PDSC Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m., Tree Shapes • Wibit in pool 1-3 p.m. at PAFC • Drop ‘n’ Shop at PAFC-preregistration required • PRH, Raising Healthy Kids, noon, PRH, see pg 23

First Day of Winter


• PDSC Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m., Whose Foot Prints? • Wibit in pool 1-3 p.m. at PAFC




The Homecoming, 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Pullman Civic Theatre

• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m., Ice Under Pressure • Pullman Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party, 5-8 p.m., CUB, see pg 3


The Homecoming, 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Pullman Civic Theatre

No School - Winter Break—Resumes January 2nd

• PAFC closed • PDSC closed • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall

Kwanzaa Begins


• Wibit in pool 1-3 p.m. at PAFC • PDSC ,Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Evergreen ID • Library Board, 3 p.m., Library • PRH Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., PRH, see pg 23

• PDSC, Wonder!Science: 1:30 p.m., Tree Rings • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m., Tree Rings • City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall



• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. ,Pioneer Center • PDSC ,Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m., Icicle Formation • Lawson Gardens Committee, 5:30 p.m., City Hall • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m., City Hall • PSD Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Board Room • LMS Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., LMS



• Tues-Thurs swim lesson start at PAFC • PDSC, Wonder!Science: 1:30 p.m., Ice Crystal Formation • Arts Commission, 4 p.m., Neill Library • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m., Ice Crystal Formation • PRH Prostate Cancer Education & Support Group, 7 p.m., PRH, see pg 23 • City Council, 7:30 p.m. , City Hall


Dine Out for the United Way, see pg 9

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Whitman County Humane Society

December 2012

Reminder! Winter is coming soon and bringing potentially harsh weather conditions. Time to stock up on bird seed and purchase that heated bird bath and/or heated water dish for your fine feathered and/or furry friends. If your pets spend time outdoors, please ensure that they have access to covered shelter and fresh (not frozen!) water to drink.

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Santa Paws Is Coming to Town!

Save the Date: 6th Annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour, Saturday, February 23, 2013 Mark your calendar now for the 6th Annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour at the Schweitzer Event Center in Pullman! More details coming in January!

Dog Park Craft Fair Thank Yous!

Thank You, WCHS Football Parking Volunteers!

The WCHS Dog Park Committee would like to thank the volunteers who staffed our informational table at the Autumn Craft Fair at Beasley Coliseum. Volunteers included Doug Hobart, Judy Hobart, Kelly McGovern, Linda Rogers, Susan Wang, and Amy Williams. We extend our special thanks to the Craft Fair organizers who generously donated space for our table and to Lauren Young for organizing the effort. The off-leash play area was able to raise $315 in funds! Remember that the facility will be opening in summer 2013, and WCHS is always looking for donations to finish off the job!

WCHS is grateful to the part-time staff and volunteers who have gone out of their way to assist Pullman Kiwanis and the WSU Cougar Athletic Fund with football gameday parking on October 13, November 10, and November 23. As of this writing, WCHS has earned $1000+ for these efforts! Our thanks go out to 10/13 volunteers Kylene Daschofsky, Heather Kehret, Channing Koster, Robert Liebermann, Chelle Manus, Jan Luft, Linda Rogers, Kristin Rolfe, Susan Wang, and Sally Wurster and our frozen 11/10 volunteers Anna Clarke, Robert Liebermann, Jan Luft, Chelle Manus, Kelly McGovern, Linda Rogers, Cyndi Vollmer, Dan Vollmer, Susan Wang, and Amy Williams.

Visit our trees of giving at local merchants near you and help brighten the holidays for the homeless pets of Whitman County by donating supplies needed to help support WCHS all year long. WCHS is especially looking for the following items: non-clumping clay cat litter, dish soap, dog toys (especially plush, squeaky, and/or KONGs), dry dog food, KMR DRY kitten formula, paper towels, POWDER laundry detergent, rake/flathead pooper scoopers,

toilet paper, and trash bags (13 and/ or 55 gallon).

Trees are located at: Barnacle Bill’s (Pullman), Dissmore’s IGA (Pullman), Food Center (Endicott), Grange Four Star Supply (Colfax), Hulbert Hall, Johnson Hall, and Johnson Tower (WSU Pullman campus), Pets Are People Too (Pullman), Primeland (St. John), Rosauer’s (Colfax), Safeway (Pullman), Shopko (Pullman)

STAR PETS We Need YOUR Help! To help us continue caring for the homeless companion animals in our community in 2013, we are reaching out to YOU, Pullman Community Update readers, to expand our community of members. Your membership dollars will directly help us shelter, feed, and care for the many animals we take in and provide support to improve their lives and adoptability. Your support will help dogs such as Lulu, a one-year-old Chihuahua/

American Staffordshire Terrier mix who was brought to WCHS after her owner left her behind. Lulu has a severe case of lateral luxating patellas which will eventually cause debilitating arthritis in her knees. As a no-kill shelter, we know it is worth the wait to find Lulu a home that will be able to support her special needs. For now, she is pain-free and bounding around like any other happy oneyear-old, just waiting to give her love and energy to a new home. WCHS is currently considering surgical options to delay the onset of arthritis

and improve Lulu’s ultimate quality of life. Lifesaving surgeries are made possible by our Hope Fund for treatable, adoptable animals who might be euthanized at traditional animal shelter facilities. WCHS provides a haven for pets like Lulu because we know there are loving forever homes out there for all of the cats, dogs, and other companion animals we shelter. However, it costs money to do this – more than we are able to bring in through adoption fees and other service

charges. Last year, memberships helped provide care for 202 dogs and cats that we adopted into loving homes. In 2012, we have provided shelter and services to 303 companion animals. We hope that you will use the attached form and help us meet the challenges of 2013. Please consider donating to general operations and/or our Hope or SNAP (spay neuter assistance program) funds. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 509-332-2246 or e-mail admin@

Name _________________________________________________________

Donation Form

Address ________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ____________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Dog Park ___ Hope Fund

___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ($15 students, $30 seniors, $35 regular, $50 household)

Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163 Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Adoption and Volunteer Information: 332-3422 • Membership and Donor Information: 332-2246 Shelter Address: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • Administrative Office: P.O. Box 453, Pullman WCHS President: Amy Williams • •


The December WCHS Board Meeting will be held at the Community Action Center at 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman at 6:00 pm on December 17. Meetings are open to the public.

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City of Pullman

Have a fire safe holiday season

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires result in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in direct property damage. Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles, and the ever-popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy. Make sure all exits are accessible and not blocked by decorations or trees. Help to ensure that you have a fire safe holiday season.

Directory of City Officials Elected Officials

Glenn A. Johnson ............ Mayor Francis Benjamin ............. Councilmember Jeff Hawbaker ................. Councilmember Fritz Hughes .................... Councilmember Bill Paul ........................... Councilmember Derrick Skaug .................. Councilmember Nathan Weller ................. Councilmember Pat Wright ....................... Councilmember


Mark Workman ............... Acting City Supervisor Joanna Bailey .................. Library Services Dir. Mark Bailey ..................... IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ................... Recreation Supt. Alan Davis ....................... Parks Superintendent Pete Dickinson ................. Planning Director Gary Jenkins .................... Chief of Police Scott LaVielle .................. Fire Chief Laura McAloon ................ City Attorney Bill Mulholland ............... Finance Director Karen Sires ...................... Human Res. Mgr. Mark Workman ............... Public Works Dir. Phone: 338-3208• Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address:

Christmas Trees. If your household includes a natural tree in its festivities, select a fresh tree and take to heart the sales person’s suggestion to keep the tree watered. Needles on fresh trees should be green and hard to pull back from the branches, and the needles should not break if the tree has been freshly cut. The trunk should be sticky to the touch. Old trees can be identified by bouncing the tree trunk on the ground. If many needles fall off, the tree has been cut too long ago and is a fire hazard. Caring for Your Tree. Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent. The heat will dry the tree, causing it to be more easily ignited by heat, flame or sparks. Be careful not to drop or flick cigarette ashes near a tree. Do not put your live tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks. Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times. Disposing of Your Tree. Never put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood-burning stove. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly. The best way to dispose of your tree is by taking it to a recycling center or having it hauled away by a community pick-up service.

into the outlet. Make sure to periodically check the wires – they should not be warm to the touch. Do not leave holiday lights on unattended! Use Only Nonflammable Decorations. All decorations should be nonflammable or flame-retardant and placed away from heat vents. If you are using a metallic or artificial tree, make sure it is flame retardant. Keep all Exits Clear. Ensure that trees and other holiday decorations do not block an exit way. In the event of a fire, time is of the essence. A blocked entry/exit way puts you and your family at risk. Never Put Wrapping Paper in the Fireplace. Doing so can result in a very large fire, throwing off dangerous sparks and embers that may result in a chimney fire. Avoid Using Lighted Candles. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles. If you do use lighted candles, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked down. Keep candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn. Never leave a room or go to bed with candles burning. Never put lighted candles on a tree. Don’t go near a Christmas tree with an open flame — candles, lighters or matches.

Maintaining Your Holiday Lights. Inspect lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Smoke Detectors. As in every season, Use only lighting listed by an approved have working smoke alarms installed testing laboratory. on every level of your home (preferably Do Not Overload Electrical Out- in each bedroom) test them monthly lets. Do not link more than three light and keep them clean and equipped with strands, unless the directions indicate it fresh batteries at all times. Know when is safe. Connect strings of lights to an and how to call for help. And remember extension cord before plugging the cord your home escape plan!

December 2012

New hours, great services @ your library Use your library card to check out books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and more! Find out how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. The library also checks out Nook eReaders. Let us help you to find what you want in the format that works best for you. Join us for children’s programs. Preregistration is not required. For information on children’s program call Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at 338-3258 or

Wednesdays 9:30-10 a.m. Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) 10:30-11 a.m. Time for Twos Story Time (2-3 years)


10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)

New hours • Mondays • 1-7 p.m. • Tuesdays • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. • Wednesdays • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Thursdays • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Fridays • 1-5 p.m. • Saturdays • 1-5 p.m. Neill Public Library 210 N. Grand Avenue 334-3595

ACTIVE ADULTS Hot Wassail Party and Bunko! meal and a big thank you. Sign up includes lodging, cruise, escort and small white elephant gift (worth $5 The dice game Bunko is loads of fun. Join your friends at the Pullman Senior Center for some tasty refreshments, friendship and holiday cheer, not to mention plenty of chances to win prizes. Home pickup begins 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 for our 2-5 p.m. Bunko and wassail party. Register by Nov. 30. Resident fee: $5/Non-resident: $7.

Volunteer Recognition Party Have you been volunteering at the Pullman Senior Center? Regular volunteers who have 20 hours or more of documented volunteer service are cordially invited to attend the annual volunteer recognition party beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the center. First we want to recognize you and your service, and then to have you enjoy a delicious

by Nov. 30. Volunteers: Free/Non- transportation. Cost of meals is not or less) to trade. Home pickup bevolunteer fee: $6 included. gin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 for our party beginning at 11:30 Christmas in Coeur d’Alene— Lewiston/Colton Christmas a.m. Register by Dec. 17. Free.



Give yourself a special Christmas treat this year. Join our overnight trip to Coeur d’Alene for the resort’s annual Christmas Lights Cruise. After the cruise, we attend the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre musical, “Cool Yule” and have dinner at the Dockside Restaurant. Our overnight lodging at Days Inn includes a complimentary breakfast. Home pickup begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. We leave city hall at 11 a.m. and return on Sunday, Dec. 9 about 5 p.m. Register by Nov. 30. Discounted resident fee: double occupancy $149 /single occupancy $151; non-resident fee: double occupancy $189 /single occupancy $191, which

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Wrap up in your scarf and hat, and ride along to Lewiston and Colton to see the magnificent Christmas lights. Dinner is at Rooster’s Landing. Home pickup begins at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. We leave city hall at 5 p.m. and return about 9:30 p.m. Register by Dec. 9. Resident fee $10/Non-resident: $13, which includes transportation and escort. Meal cost is not included.

Christmas Potluck Party Join your friends for a fun afternoon of good food, games, and holiday cheer at the Pullman Senior Center! Bring a holiday dish and a

New Year’s Eve Brunch Ring in the New Year with this tasty brunch. Join revelers to-be at the Senior Center for a morning of delicious food and fun. The special menu will be in the December senior association newsletter. Home pickup begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27. The brunch is from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Register by Dec. 17. Resident fee: $7/ Non-resident: $9. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2012-Summer Parks and Recreation brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration. Call for info at 338-3307 or 338-3227.

City of Pullman

December 2012

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Snow and ice control plan for Pullman streets 1. Arterial streets The primary objectives of the 2. Transit routes city’s ice and snow control program 3. Streets with high traffic volume are to provide at least two safe routes 4. Steep streets which have a high to each residential area (or hill) by potential for accidents sanding and plowing primary access Maintenance and Operations routes and to keep the main vehicuSuperintendent Art Garro advises lar routes to WSU clear. Pullman residents that, in an effort to The secondary objective is to help prevent ice buildup, the applicaclear all other streets in the follow- tion of de-icer is triggered when there ing order: primary collectors, paved is heavy frost, black ice and light streets, cul-de-sacs, unpaved streets, snow. Snow plowing is initiated when snow begins to accumulate. Crews paved alleys, unpaved alleys. begin sanding for traction purposes The factors considered in priori- when it is apparent that all of the actizing the sanding/plowing route cumulated snow cannot be cleared. selections are: As time and conditions allow, plows

MILITARY HILL Larry Street State Street/Janet Street Stadium Way Extension/True St. Turner Drive Hall Drive PIONEER HILL E. Crestview Street Rocky Way Johnson Road/Pro Mall/Derby St. South Street Spring Street/Harvest Drive

will return and widen streets as far as possible. To keep snowplows from pushing shoveled snow back across your driveway, shovel it to the right-hand side when you are facing the street. This should help keep your driveway clear under average conditions. Motorists are strongly urged to use the main roads listed here to reach their destinations whenever snow or ice conditions exist. To avoid accidents under icy or snowy conditions, drive slowly, with caution and allow plenty of stopping distance.

SUNNYSIDE HILL Davis Way/Wawawai Road Skyline Dr/Fountain St/Arbor/Shirley W. Crestview Street W. Main Street Center Street COLLEGE HILL Kamiaken/Whitman/Maiden Lane “B” Street/Colorado Street Valley Road/Orchard Drive Terre View/Merman Drive Stadium Way

Prepare for winter storms and extreme cold While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind – driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. One of the primary concerns is the winter weather’s ability to knock out heat, power and communications services to your home or place of business

sometimes for days at a time. Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes. Pledge to prepare. Guidelines for what to do before during and after a winter storm or during extreme cold are online at http://www.

Beware of holiday scams Winter holidays are filled with memories and preparation for good times to come. The retail community is hoping for a blockbuster season. The charities are out in full force, providing services to the community and fundraising. And the crooks are cranking it up to get their hands on your hard-earned money. This holiday season beware of scams. • Holiday internet downloads and e-cards: Often these cute, little, dancing cartoon characters fly around the internet faster than Rudolph himself, but often carry with them hidden viruses, worms, or Trojan horse software that attacks your computer’s operating system or sifts through information on your computer, leaving you vulnerable to identification theft. Don’t download or click on any attachment in e-mail unless you know who sent it. • “You’ve won!” How lucky you are! Out of all the people in the world, you have won a foreign lottery that you didn’t even know about. All you have to do is pay some upfront fees and untold money will be transferred to your bank account. Yes, it sounds silly here, but then I’m not a professional scammer. Many regular people fall for this get-rich-quick scam every year. Don’t let it be you. • Gift cards are increasingly popular gifts. A scammer can record all information from a gift card on display at a retailer so that after you activate it, the scammer can clean the card of funds before the receiver of the gift card can spend it. Or, you can purchase gift cards from bargain Web sites, only to discover later on that they have no value. • Hard-to-find popular gifts: You’ve been looking for the most popular gift this year (Elmo who?) with no luck. However, you feel lucky to find it on the internet. It’s on a Web site you’ve never heard of, but it’s on sale. Not only does the product never arrive in your mail; you’ve also provided the criminals with your credit card information! • Fake charity: Real charities focus their fundraising efforts on this time of year to cash in on the gift-giving spirit of the holidays. But the fake charities are out there in full force too! They have clean holiday Web pages, and telephone solicitations that would “knock your socks off!” Only give to charities that you are familiar with, or go directly to their specific Web sites. Don’t use unsolicited e-mail links, which might take you to fake sites that look like those of popular charities. The holidays are not as simple and carefree as the Normal Rockwell pictures would lead you to believe. Beware of holiday scams, and you’ll have a much more relaxing holiday season.

PARKS AND RECREATION Family Fun at Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center

Give the gift of Fitness!

fees. Pullman is no exception. That is why the Pullman Parks and Recreation Department created the “CareTo-Share” fund—monies donated by Pullman individuals and businesses to provide financial assistance to low-income families. However, in order to keep serving the people of the community who benefit from these services, we need your help.

All Pullman Aquatic and Fitness center annual memberships will be discounted 20 percent if purchased in December. Now is the time to buy your families annual membership. Memberships may be purchased through Pullman Parks and Recreation or directly at the Center, 500 NW Larry St.

you can provide the opportunity for a disadvantaged child to participate in a favorite activity. Gifts not only make these scholarships possible, but keep the Pullman community active and healthy. They go a long way in individual lives. The benefits of recreation are endless.

PAFC will be on a holiday schedule from Dec. 15 through Jan. 1. Schedules are available at the PAFC information desk or on line at www. Select recreation and then aquatic center.

tion of registering online for your favorite activities in the Winter/ Spring brochure. After creating an account, you’ll be able register for programs or make facility reservations anytime of the day or night. Check out recreation for further details.

Open Gym for Youth and By making a small contribution, Families

Winter Youth Basketball Grades 2-5 Girls and boys in grades 2-5 receive skill instruction in dribbling, shooting, lay-ins, offensive and defensive skills and play organized games. Participants will learn the rules of the game, while working on team play and positive sportsmanship. Practices begin the week of Jan. 14. Girls’ teams will practice Mondays and Wednesdays and boys’ teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are Saturday mornings at Sunnyside Elementary or Lincoln Middle School gyms. Please call 338-3227 or register online beginning Dec. 19 at www. Fee: $40.

To help youth and families to burn off some of that holiday energy, Sunnyside Gym will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 19-20 and 27-28. Participants must carry clean tennis shoes into the gym. Families are encouraged to attend, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by Donations can be sent to Pullman an adult. Basketballs will be provid“Care-to-Share” for the Parks and Recreation, c/o “Care-to- ed. Gym will be supervised by Parks holiday season? Share”, 240 SE Dexter St., Pullman, and Recreation staff. Each year in communities across WA 99163. For more information, the country, thousands of kids are please call 338-3227. For more information or to register, call denied the opportunity to particiPullman Parks and Recreation at Online registration is coming pate in some of their favorite recreBeginning Dec. 19, Pullman Parks ational activities because their fami. and Recreation will offer the oplies cannot afford the registration


Pullman Regional Hospital

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Safety Pays: Pullman Regional Hospital Receives Top Performer Award

Pullman Regional Hospital was recently awarded a Top Performer Award accompanied by a $5,000 check by the Washington Hospitals Workers’ Compensation Trust, a subsidiary program of the Washington State Hospital Association. The Top Performer Awards are given every year to organization members in each trust that has distinguished performance in Workers’ Compensation. Pullman Regional Hospital also won this award in 2010.

Wuestney attributes the recognition to a culture of safety embraced by hospital employees and an administration that champions and supports safety. Wuestney has served as Safety Director for the hospital and has been on the Environment of Care and Safety Committee for the past 15 years at Pullman Regional Hospital. The committee meets monthly and has been part of Pullman Regional Hospital since the doors first opened. The committee is comprised of a representative from each hospital department and is responsible for addressing all hospital safety concerns, prioritizing projects, and allocating Top Performer prize money.

Criteria of the award is focused on employee safety and includes: timely filing of any claims, participating in programs that reduce employee and patient injuries, participating in ongoing educational and safety program activities, managing an effective ReThe $5,000 prize money must be turn to Work program, and a CEO spent on employee safety. In 2010, walk-around. Pullman Regional Hospital’s Environ“This award means our patients ment of Care and Safety Committee can feel confident their hospital takes voted to use the funds towards the good care of its employees,” said Pull- purchase of negative pressure moniman Regional Hospital Safety Direc- tors. The monitors allow for 3 diftor, Pat Wuestney. ferent rooms at the hospital to iso-

tor of Safety and Regulatory Compliance. Barrett and the committee will review the proposals submitted by hospital employees to determine This year, Laura Barrett, RN, steps how the $5,000 will be spent this into the role as the hospital’s Direc- year. late air-flow in instances of airborne pathogens like tuberculosis or chickenpox, a safety measure that also benefits patients.

Five new directors elected to Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board In June, five members of the community were elected to serve on the volunteer Foundation Board of Directors for a three year term.

Karyn Hardy

Kendra Moos

Josh Smart

Patricia Wright

Michael Wysup

Karyn Hardy has been a resident of Pullman for the last 15 years. She is excited to serve our community and the hospital through her service on the Foundation board. “It’s obvious that our hospital is vital, both in serving our long-time residents and in attracting new community members,” she said. “I want to help Pullman Regional Hospital serve our community with the excellent healthcare we receive and expect.”

A registered nurse, Kendra Moos worked at Pullman Memorial Hospital in the 1980s. “I was impressed with the direction the hospital has gone in recruiting quality doctors and staff, its investment in equipment, and improved facilities, all of which shows dedication to the community and surrounding areas by providing excellent service to patients.”

Josh Smart moved to Pullman with his wife Jamie (Rydbom) in 2005 when he began work at HUB International (formerly AIA Insurance). Josh has served on various Chamber of Commerce committees and serves on the Pullman Education Foundation. “The Foundation is an important fundraising board for a vital asset to Pullman and surrounding communities,” Josh said. “The hospital and excellent staff have been instrumental in our lives.”

Pat Wright joins the Foundation board after serving on the Auxiliary board, where she was vice president, president and past president. Pat, whose mother spent her last few days at Pullman Regional Hospital before passing away, said “While we were blessed that she did not have long to suffer….I came to know and understand even more, the treasure that we have in this facility and organization.”

Michael Wysup, is the owner of Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Pullman and Wysup Hyundai Lewiston. He and his wife Shelley moved to Pullman from Olympia, Washington, where he worked for Titus Will. “I want to do everything I can to give back to this amazing place we all call home.” He goes on to say,” I have experienced both life and death at Pullman Regional Hospital. My daughter Lily was born there in January 2008 and my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer in March 2010. …He passed away 31 days later. Life and death at Pullman Regional was a blessing. It helped us bring our daughter in to the world and it helped me say goodbye to my father. Both experiences are ones I will never forget.”

Pat has served on numerous Chamber of Commerce committees, the United Way and Pullman Education Foundation. She is currently a Pullman City Councilwoman.

Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary Annual Holiday Tea Saturday, December 8, 2012 · 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. · Banyans on the Ridge Pavilion, Pullman Auxiliary members, their friends and community members are invited to this traditional High Tea. Reservations are kindly requested. Please call Tina Amend with the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation at 509-336-7392 or email The Tea is free of charge, and donations are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary

Pullman Regional Hospital

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Sweet Treats

Pullman Regional Hospital’s Gift Garden has a sweet tooth! See’s Candy is available for purchase at the Pullman Regional Hospital Gift Garden. The Gift Garden is located by the Information Desk at the main entrance and is open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary 11th Annual Christmas Tree Raffle Raffle tickets are $1 each. Purchase your raffle tickets at the Pullman Regional Hospital Gift Garden Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.   The decorated trees can be viewed inside the main entrance of the hospital and on the hospital’s Facebook page. Raffle winners will be drawn at the Auxiliary’s Holiday Tea, Saturday, December 8th. The tea will be held at Banyans on the Ridge Pavilion in Pullman. (Need not be present to win.) All proceeds from the Auxiliary’s Annual Christmas Tree Raffle fund patient comfort and healing items. 

Thank you to the following tree donors: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Pullman Regional Hospital receives five-star rating for knee-replacement procedures

Oh Baby,

Get Ready! Pullman Regional Hospital’s BirthPlace 2013 Wednesday Classes - 7 to 9 pm offers a variety of classes to help you and • January 9 - February 20 your family get ready for baby. • February 27 - April 17 (no class March 13) Infant Massage Classes • April 29 - June 12 • June 26 - August 7 Enrich your bond, and learn how to • October 23 - December 11 (no class massage your baby! Nov 27) To enroll in the infant massage class, please call BirthPlace Education (509) 336- Refresher Childbirth Class 7612 This one-time class is for couples who This once a week, hour-long class is $30, have experienced a previous prepared birth meets for five weeks, and provides: and want to receive an update on labor and • Infant massage instruction birthing options, breathing and relaxation • Bonding & communication skills techniques. The class fee is $30 per couple. through touch 2012 Classes, Saturdays - 1 to 4 pm • Relaxation techniques for infants & • December 8 parents 2013 Classes, Saturdays - 11am to noon or • Supportive network for parents 1 to 4 pm • Certificate of participation upon successful completion • March 23 You will need to bring a blanket, pillow • June 8 or baby boppy. Massage oil and course ma• September 21 terials will be provided. • December 7 Classes are on Tuesdays, in the morning and the evening for your convenience. • Mar 19–April 16, 10:30 am • Mar 26–April 23, 6:30 pm • May 7–June 4, 10:30 am • May 28–June 25, 6:30 pm • Sept 3–Oct 1, 10:30 am • Sept 24–Oct 22, 6:30 pm To enroll in the infant massage class, please call: BirthPlace Education (509) 3367612

Childbirth 101 Pullman Regional Hospital was recently designated as a five-star facility for both joint replacement and total knee replacement procedures by Healthgrades, a provider of information to help consumers compare physicians or hospitals. The rating is the highest available. Total knee replacement surgery involves removing a diseased knee joint and replacing it with an artificial knee joint made of plastic or metal materials. Total knee replacement is usually performed to treat advanced arthritis of the knee.

cologic surgeries based on complication rates. According to Healthgrades, “Women who choose to have a gynecologic procedure at a hospital rated 5 stars in gynecologic surgery by Healthgrades have a 56% lower chance of experiencing complications compared to a 1-star hospital.”

Childbirth 101 is a seven-week course designed to prepare you and your partner for the physical and emotional aspects of labor and birth. Relaxation, massage, breathing techniques, the progression of normal labor and birth, tough labors, cesarean birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care are addressed. Bring pillows and a blanket. The class fee is $75 per couple and includes a textbook.

“The American Hospital Quality 2013 Monday Classes- 6 to 8 pm Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Re- • January 7 - February 18 port to the Nation” evaluates how • February 25 - April 15 (No class approximately 4,500 hospitals naMarch 11) • April 29 - June 10 tionwide performed on risk-adjusted • June 24 - August 5 mortality and complication rates for • August 19 - Oct 7 (no class Sept 2) nearly 30 of the most common con• October 21 - December 9 (no class Pullman Regional Hospital also ditions treated and procedures perNov 25) received a five-star rating for gyne- formed from 2009 through 2011.

Weekend Childbirth Workshops This is a condensed version of the Prepared Childbirth Course offered on two full Saturdays. The class fee is $75 per couple. 2013 Classes, Two consecutive Saturday Classes - 9 to 5 pm • • • •

January 12 & 19 April 6 & 13 July 13 & 20 October 26 & November 2

Sibling Classes Designed to prepare children for a new baby brother or sister, this class includes practice holding and diapering a doll, discussion of what babies can and cannot do, and what to expect when visiting mom in the hospital. The class fee is $10 per family. 2012 Classes, Saturdays - 11 am to 12 pm • December 8 2013 Classes, Saturdays - 11 am to 12 pm • • • •

March 23 June 8 September 21 December 7

To register for a class, call: BirthPlace Education (509) 336-7612. Find out more online at

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December 2012

Pullman Regional Hospital

R A I S I NG H E A L T H Y K I D S Raising Healthy Kids: A Support & EducaEach meeting features a guest speaker, tion Group for Parents and Caregivers is the and group members have the opportunity latest edition to Pullman Regional Hospital’s to request future speakers and meeting topsupport groups and is free and open to the ics. public. Parents and caregivers of children birth The group meets the third Friday of to age 4 are invited to attend. While childevery month at Pullman Regional Hospi- care will not be provided, well-behaved tal from noon to 1pm and is led by health children are welcome. Parents are encourconscience, hard-working moms. Shannon aged to bring toys and activities for children Almquist, Registered Dietician, and Eliza- if they cannot find alternative childcare. beth Hillman, Social Worker, both employContact Elizabeth Hillman in the Pullman ees of Pullman Regional Hospital, wanted to Regional Hospital Social Work Department use their connections to healthcare profes- at 509-336-7556 for more information or sionals to help their community of parents go online at and caregivers. kids. “Our group is a safe and trusted environment for parents and caregivers to network and have the opportunity to talk one-onone with dieticians, speech therapists, labor and delivery nurses, and pediatric occupational therapists,” said Hillman.

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New Medical Staff Officers In November, the following physicians were elected medical staff officers at Pullman Regional Hospital:

Benno Mohr, M.D., president

Derrick Walker, D.O., president elect

Jaime Bowman, M.D., secretary & treasurer

The Medical Staff Officers represent the medical staff with privileges at Pullman Regional Hospital. They address quality of care issues and serve a one-year term.

Northwest MedStar Increases Access for the Region Northwest MedStar, internationally recognized by the Association of Air Medical Services as the 2012 Program of the Year for their outstanding performance in safety, quality and leadership, added a ground ambulance to its Palouse base at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in November. The ambulance will be used to support

the ongoing air operations of Northwest MedStar. Pullman Regional Hospital partners with NW MedStar for air medical helicopter to transport patients needing advanced critical care. In June of 2012, NW MedStar added a new helicopter base to the Moscow/ Pullman area.

Washington Idaho Symphony

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December 2012

Conductor’s Corner

Featured Artist

Jeremy Briggs Roberts Music Director and Conductor A Candlelight Christmas Dear Friends,

We are excited to present our Candlelight Christmas concerts to you this December 8th and 9th, as we come together to celebrate with family and friends the sacred beauty and miracle of the Christmas holiday. Our evening’s intimate musical journey will correspond to the season of Christmas, progressing from the anticipation of the Advent season with Respighi’s Adoration of the Magi and Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous Advent Cantata BWV 140 “Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns die Stimme”, to the miracle birth of the Christ child as portrayed in Morten Lauridsen’s breathtaking “O Magnum Mysterium” and Adolph Adam’s beautiful “O Holy Night”. We will celebrate Christmas Day together with Purcell’s rousing Christmas Anthem and a pastiche of traditional Christmas Carols including “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing” and “O Come All Ye Faithful”. And finally, in the spirit of the Epiphany, we will close our concert with Johann Sebastian Bach’s final chorus from his last Christmas Cantata “Nun Seid Ihr Wohl Gerochen”, celebrating Light over Darkness and Christ’s saving victory through his miraculous coming.

Dr. David R. Erb Guest Artist

Jeremy Briggs Roberts, Music Director Presents

A Candlelight Christmas With the Collegium Musicum Chorale, Dr. David Erb, Music Director


Ottorino Respighi’s “Adoration of the Magi” Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous Advent Cantata BWV 140 “Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme”

The Birth of Christ

Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” Adolph Adam’s “O Holy Night”

Christmas Day

Henry Purcell’s Christmas Music A pastiche of traditional Carols including “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gen‘Tis the season to celebrate Christmas! Performances tlemen”, and “O Come All Ye Faithful”.

will also feature the heavenly handbell choir from the First United Methodist Church of Moscow and the talents Epiphany of students from the Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra and Johann Sebastian Bach’s final chorus from his the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music last Christmas Cantata BWV 248, No. 6, Preparatory Division. I look forward to seeing you in the audience. Yours truly, Jeremy Briggs Roberts Music Director and Conductor Washington Idaho Symphony

Symphony Spotlight Diane Worthey Violinist

“Nun Seid Ihr Wohl Gerochen”

An ardent believer in the value of music in our community, Diane believes strongly that we are fortunate to have a community here that values music. Her hope is that we, as a community, never take for granted the treasure and wealth of musical richness we have on the Palouse, and that as a community we continue to support and protect this treasure for future generations. She is especially fond of the quote by Dan Romano, “Music is a hard kind of art. It doesn’t hang up on a wall to be stared at and enjoyed by passersby. It’s communication. It’s hours and hours being put into a work of art that may only last, in reality, for a few moments...but if done well, and truly appreciated, it lasts in our hearts forever. That’s art. Speaking with your heart to the heart of others.” Diane will be leading University of Idaho Preparatory Division students in Celtic themed Christmas carols, as well as Irish reels, in the Gladish lobby prior to the December 8th concert. Come early to listen to these eager young students perform!

In Pullman, December 8th, we will feature: Special Holiday Glühwein from Pullman’s Merry Cellars and Performances by the First United Methodist Church of Moscow Handbell Choir, the students of the Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra, and the Pathos String Quartet December 8th, 7:30 PM Gladish Auditorium, Pullman, WA December 9th, 3:00 PM Clarkston High School Auditorium, Clarkston, WA

Please Add the Symphony to your Year-end Giving As the cold months of winter approach, and the warm and generous givingspirit of the season is made manifest by the year-end tax deduction deadline, we reflect on those organizations committed to improving our communities and, by attribution, the world. The Washington Idaho Symphony exists expressly for the purpose of bringing exceptional, live classical

Diane Worthey, violinist, is a native of Arvada, Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Music music performances to the region. degree with honors from If you have not had the opportunity to hear the symphony, the University of Wyo- please attend one or more of this season’s exceptional performing, where she studied violin with Brian Hanly. She has performed with the Santa Cruz Symphony (CA), the Jackson Symphony (MI), the Dubuque Symphony (IA) and the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra (UK). Since moving to Pullman in 2001, Diane has been a member of the Washington Idaho Symphony, and currently plays in the first violin section. An experienced teacher, Diane taught public school orchestra programs in the states of California, Michigan and Iowa before landing on the Palouse. Extensively trained in the Suzuki Violin Method, she currently teaches a Pullman studio of violin and viola students aged 4-18.

Art by Jo Wilson

mances and hear ‘your’ symphony as you’ve never heard it before. Under the baton of Conductor, Jeremy Briggs Roberts, the symphony has been transformed and is now host to world-class soloists at every concert. And for our young people, pre-concert and intermission performance opportunities are made available to our community’s most exceptional youth performers. On behalf of the Washington Idaho Symphony, I ask you to consider making your life less taxing as you make your year-end plans by giving generously to our symphony, a truly vibrant community asset. Your generous contribution does so much to make Pullman a really exceptional place to live. Wishing you peace and prosperity, Carmel Minogue, CPA Finance Officer Washington Idaho Symphony

Dr. David R. Erb, Music Director of Moscow’s Collegium Musicum, is a Fellow of Music at New Saint Andrews College and Director of Music at Christ Church. He earned his DMA in choral conducting and his BM in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MM in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. His primary teachers were Robert Fountain, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Beverly Taylor. Dr. Erb has taught at various primary and secondary schools as well as at Lawrence University, Bucknell University, and the University of Madison-Wisconsin. Additionally, he has been very active in conducting community ensembles and running a summer music camp for the past decade. Dr. Erb has also served as a clinician and guest conductor for choirs in Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho, Maryland, and New Jersey.   He and his wife, Gail, have three daughters: Kayla, Lydia, and Monica.

DONATION FORM YES, I want to contribute!

Ticket sales represent approximately 35% of the cost of maintaining our orchestra program. The Washington Idaho Symphony depends on your generous support. Please make us a part of your giving plan. Gift Amount • • • • • • • •

Season Sponsor .....................$15,000______ Sustaining Sponsor ... $5,000-$14,999______ Concert Sponsor ......... $2,000-$4,999______ Benefactor $.................. 1,000-$1,999______ Patron ............................... $500-$999______ Investor ............................ $250-$499______ Sponsor ............................ $100-$249______ Donor..................................... $1-$99______ Gifts to the Washington Idaho Symphony are tax deductible.

Enclosed is my check in the amount of $ ______ Charge my credit card $ ________________ MasterCard/Visa # ___________________ Exp.Date _________________________ Name(s) _________________________ Phone __________________________ Address __________________________ City ____________________________ State _____________Zip____________ Email ___________________________ I am interested in being a Washington Idaho Symphony volunteer. I am interested in being a member of the Valley League (Lewiston/Clarkston) or the Palouse League (Moscow/Pullman) to support live classical performances in the quad-city region. I am a business owner interested in sponsoring a concert or a season so that I may return the support of my community with a gift of significant value. Return Address: PO Box 9185 • Moscow, ID 83843

December 2012

Dahmen Barn

In Uniontown—20 minutes south of Pullman on highway 195 Come discover Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown—where art comes alive! Built in 1935 as a commercial dairy operation, the historic barn and its iconic iron wheel fence were donated to the community by Steve and Junette Dahmen in 2004. In tribute to the artistic donors the structure was renovated into a state-of-the-art, fully accessible artisan center which opened in 2006. OUR ARTISTS Our resident artists enjoy meeting the public and talking about their creative process and materials. Their studios are filled with their creations including oil and pastel portraits, weaving with beads, functional and decorative ceramics, hand-colored scratchboard, landscapes and portraits in watercolor and acrylic, mixed-media figural collage, two- and three-dimensional fiber arts, whimsical Fimo clay creations, screen printing, fine embroidery, pen-and-ink illustration, and much more! Visit with and learn from our resident artists in person. OUR GIFT SHOP The Shop at the Barn features eclectic creations from over 125 artists and fine craftspeople from the Palouse region. When you visit, you’ll discover fine art glass, one-of-a-kind jewelry creations by several different artists, custom-dyed silk garments, local artisan woodwork and pottery, hand-woven al-

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Holiday Gift Gala paca wool products, original artwork and giclée prints, fine art photography, local and regional history books, DVDs and books by local authors. Customers can also purchase flour and grains grown by local farmers along with local honey, soup mixes, soaps and candles, spice blends and chocolate. Come find that perfect gift or artistic creation! CREATIVITY WORKSHOPS Resident and visiting artists offer weekend workshops for

Regular hours: Thurs - Sun 10 am to 6 pm; Early closure at 4 pm January & February Fully handicap accessible No daily admission fee • 509-229-3414

adults and children. Past topics have included sculpture, wood turning, weaving with beads, encaustics, basket weaving, painting with many different mediums and drawing using a variety of tools. In summer we offer creative experiences for children aged 7 to 14. Come and learn a new art or craft by joining one of our creativity workshops. PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS Each month brings performances that feature local and visiting performers. Past events have included jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, Creole, Celtic, cowboy poetry and improvisational theater performances. Call to inquire about our upcoming events or check out the website calendar. DECEMBER IS A SPECIAL MONTH AT THE BARN: • OPEN EVERY DAY from December 1 through the 23rd 10 am to 6 pm; closing at 4 pm on Christmas eve. • The December exhibit in the Hay Loft Hall, titled “Christmas at the Barn”, runs from the 1st through the 30th, and features creations by our 23 resident artisans. • The 7th Annual Holiday Gift Gala, is Saturday December 1, from 10 am to 4 pm. Like a well filled Christmas stocking, the Barn is brimming with gift items from resi-

dent artists and artists visiting for the day. The gift shop is overflowing with seasonal merchandise. Author Will Godfrey will sign his beautiful book, “Seasons of the Steelhead.” Soups, breads and sweets from the “Artisans’ Cookbook… a palette of favorite recipes” will be for sale. • December 8 and 9 is our Holiday Open House. In addition to coffee and cookies available all day and a door prize given away each hour, you may make your own gift basket using products from the Shop and the artists’ studios. On Saturday, watch ornament making demonstrations using FIMO clay and corn husks. Register by December 6 for hands-on ornament workshops. • Glass blowing workshops featuring ornament making will be held on December 1 and 15 in a Clarkston hot shop. $110. See website for details and registration deadlines. • December 15 brings “Four Names in a Hat”, a barbershop quartet along with “Hard Travelin’ Trio”, a group that plays folk songs from the 50s and 60s. The performance will include seasonal tunes at 7:30 pm. $8 at the door.

Rural Resources

New Aging and Disability Resource Connection Now Open Elders and disabled adults living in Whitman County now have a new place where they can access information and assistance, including longterm and in-home care options. The new Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), a program of Rural Resources Community Action, is now open and available to help individuals, their families, and representatives, to located and access the resources needed to live safely in the least restrictive environment of their choice. There is no charge for ADRC service(s). While the Aging and Disabilities Resources Connection is new to Whitman County, Rural Resources Community Action (RRCA) has been providing similar long-term care and related services in Eastern Washington since 1974. According to Rural Resources Division Director, Dale Wilson, “It is exciting to have the opportunity to serve the people of the Palouse. While we (Rural Resources) have been providing employment and training programming within Whitman County since 1984, we are eager to begin our work with the County’s senior citizens, disabled adults, and their representatives.” Long-term care services facilitated by the Aging and Disabilities Re-

source Center include, the Community Options Entry System (COPES), Medicaid Personal Care and General Case Management. All three programs assist people to access the types of resources they require to be safe and live as independently as possible. All ADRC services are customer centered.

a relative in need of care, but differ an act of compassion and love, the in whom they can serve. transition is often unexpected and The Family Caregiver Program stressful for both the caregiver and provides a wide variety of support those needing care. The financial services for unpaid caregivers who impact upon families choosing to are providing care for an adult fam- provide kinship care is often unexily member. The types of resources pected and unplanned.

The Kinship Care Program, like available under the Family Caregivthe FCS, can provide an extensive er Program are extensive. All servicADRC Case Managers possess es provided help meet the expressed array of services and goods that supspecial skills that provide them needs of Caregivers. port the continuation and developwith the ability to help customers ment of the caregiver and care reOver the past two decades, both make informed decisions. “Our four ceiver relationship. Services might anecdotal and research based studADRC staff have worked with the be as simple as providing new bedies have demonstrated the positive elderly and disabled in Whitman ding, or as complicated as crisis impact that even a modest amount County for a combined 43 years. counseling. of ancillary support provided an unTheir experience and dedication to helping people access services, and paid caregiver has on that person’s live as independently as possible has ability to continue to provide care. proven to reduce illness, accidents, With the average price of instituand hospitalization. Having the right tional care exceeding $3,500 per information and care choices helps month, the small investments, usuThe Aging and Disability Reour customers, and their families, ally a few hundred dollars, made on source Connection office is lounderstand care options and how behalf of unpaid caregivers provide cated at 1615 NE Eastgate Blvd, they are in charge of making deci- both positive social investment and Section G, Suite 4 East at the sions regarding their personal care. encourage family members to conWSU Research and TechnolWe are here to listen and inform, not tinue their caregiver role. ogy Building. The ADRC can be to make decisions for our customThe Kinship Care Program, while reached by calling 332-0365 or ers”, stated Dale Wilson. somewhat similar to the FCS, serves 1-800-873-5889. To learn more The ADRC is also prepared to relatives raising related children, not about Rural Resources Commuprovide Family Caregiver Services their own. This is most commonly nity Action and the Whitman (FCS) and Kinship Care Services a grandparent raising one, or more County ADRC visit www.rural(KCS). Both these programs assist grandchildren. While allowing a unpaid caregivers to provide care for relative child to move into a home is


26 Pullman Community UPDATE

Happy Holidays from the YMCA to You and Your Family! We are grateful for your support and have much to be thankful for:

• Recorded the most personal do- receive from our local United Way nations in years enables us to provide programming • Purchased and relocated to our and services to meet the growing needs of our community and supnew home port our key initiatives. • And more

• Experienced the highest enrollment in our After School programs ever • Served more community memWe wish all of you much success bers and participants than in preand happiness in the upcoming year! vious years • Provided leadership opportunities to dozens of WSU and U of I students • Held our most successful (and fun) Keys to Success event to date • Grew our Board of Trustees to 14 members The Y at WSU celebrates its part• Operated under a healthy and bal- nership with the United Way of Pullanced budget man. The funding and support we

Opportunities for All The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives: enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that’s just the beginning.

The Y After School & Tutoring Programs The Y offers quality care, academic mentoring, and other services to youth at Franklin, Sunnyside, and Jefferson Elementary Schools, and at Lincoln Middle School. Over the past three years, the Y has provided this service to hundreds of Pullman area school age kids and their families. Care is provided immediately after school dismissal and closes at 5:30 pm. The Y After School Program is also open during most PSD holidays. Providing quality, affordable care for your children is not just a business; it is our mission—a vital part of our commitment to the community. It is an approach that includes unique programs to make sure your child stay motivated—intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Because it is our mission to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities, our Y provides a great place for your child to grow—now and into the future. Y After School Programs seek to: • Create a safe atmosphere that helps develop self-confidence and builds char-

If you would like to support the Y or the United Way of Pullman, your donations are welcome. You can support Y programming by making a donation to the United Way of Pullman Campaign, and request the funds go directly to the Y. Call the United Way of Pullman at 3323692 for more information. We are thankful for the generous support we receive our partners, donors, and friends.

Be Involved As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change.  Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.

YMCA Board of Trustees Thank you for all you do! Community Representatives • Jud Preece, Chair, Senior Associate Director, WSU Alumni Association • Lennis Boyer, Secretary, Physician, Palouse Pediatrics • Mick Nazerali, Treasurer, Associate Broker Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Assoc • Mary-Kate Murray, Vice-Chair, Development Coordinator, Washington State University • Connan Campbell, Director, Student Involvement, Washington State University • Ted Weatherly, Pullman Chief of Police (Retired) • Fritz Hughes, Executive Director, Pullman Chamber (Retired) Elementary School Principal (Retired) • Jeri Harris, Civic Leader • Keith Nelson, Supervisory Special Agent (Retired), U.S. Treasury, IRS-CI • Marcia Saneholtz, Senior Assoc. Athletic Director, WSU Athletics (Retired) • Meghan Wiley, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express, Pullman • Jackie Sue Wilkins, Assistant to the Dean, College of Engineering & Architecture, WSU (Retired) • Megan Vining, Recreation Supervisor, Pullman Parks and Recreation • Cheryl Oliver, Director, Graduate Programs, College of Business, Washington State University • Kevin Johnston, M.S

acter through promoting the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. • Encourage each child to develop relationships with others and learn to work together in a cooperative manner. • Involve and serve parents and families in significant ways that build upon their strengths. • Use curriculum that supports child-centered and child-directed activities. • Create an environment where staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to enable youth to reach their full potential. The Y Academic Mentoring program provides children with experiences and choices as they learn and explore the world! YMCA KidzLit and KidzMath engage students in hands-on learning opportunities that align with their classroom assignments and compliment their character development.

December 2012

Student Group Representatives

The Y is driven by community need, guided by community volunteers and open to all. Subject to available resources, we are proud to provide financial assistance to families in need, turning no child away due to an inability to pay. For more information and to register call 509-332-3524, stop by our downtown Pullman office or visit any one of the site locations.

For Youth Development For Healthy Living For Social Responsibility

• Colleen Hinman, Student Group President • Tynan Schreibman, Student Group Vice-President • Stephen Bersani, Student Group PR Officer • Michelle Eaton, Student Group Advisor

Military Outreach Initiative and Respite Child Care Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

YMCA at Washington State University P.O. Box 647230 • Pullman, WA • 99164 509-332-3524 Administrative Office: 105 NE Spring St. •

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• Be part of the 100-member Kiwanis Club of Pullman, the oldest and largest service club in our area. • Participate in well known service projects such as Stuff the Bus and the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. • Network with community, professional and business leaders. • Hear lively and interesting speakers at club meetings each Thursday noon at the Gladish View Room. • Make a difference for our community and kids! We support the Lincoln Middle School Students of the Month and three Kiwanis youth groups: Circle K at WSU, Key Club at Pullman High School and Builders Club at LMS, and much more.

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Megan Guido, who has directed the activities of the Foundation and Marketing for the hospital, will serve as interim director until a new director of the PRH Foundation is hired. Guido will transition to Director of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing for the hospital.

Rueben Mayes

New Chief Development Officer Joins Pullman Regional Hospital

Rueben Mayes, MBA, CFRE, has leadership in philanthropy to help our been appointed Chief Development hospital achieve a new level of providOfficer at Pullman Regional Hospi- ing exceptional healthcare and access tal. He brings more than 18 years of to services for our community.” philanthropy leadership in healthcare “We must garner the resources and and higher education to the position. support that will keep Pullman ReMayes has developed and led two $35 gional Hospital a progressive, viable million+ campaigns and a $9 million leader in healthcare for our region,” initiative. Most recently he has been said Adams. “Funding from private the Director of Strategic and Trans- foundations and individuals will be formational Gifts for PeaceHealth, a vital in shaping a future that not only multi-hospital system based in Van- continues to deliver medical serviccouver, Washington. Mayes is a gradu- es for our patients but improves the ate of Washington State University health of our population through inand played seven years in the National novation and coordination of care.” Football League before embarking on Mayes said he is excited to be tapped a second career in philanthropy lead- to lead this major endeavor. ership. “I am honored to be working for an He will begin his duties effective organization that has the forethought January 14, 2013. to develop a vision that enables Pullman Regional Hospital to thrive and lead in the new health care model,” he said. “Pullman is my home and I am thrilled to be returning here and working to shape a transformation in healthcare for the region that will benefit everyone.”

“Pullman Regional Hospital is committed to developing our own transformational path to achieve a self-sustaining healthcare system that focuses on quality, lowering costs and improving community health,” said Scott Adams, CEO. “Rueben has the skills and

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