Pullman Community Update
City of Pullman Pullman Chamber of Commerce Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman School District Washington State University Vol. 23 No. 1 • January 2018
Pullman Regional Hospital
Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioner opening Applications are now being accepted for an open position on the Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners. This opening occurred with the resignation of Commissioner Jeanne Holstad. Applicants must be registered voters living within the Pullman Regional Hospital District, which is Pullman city limits. Hospital employees are not eligible to apply. This position will be appointed by the board to complete Commissioner Holstad’s term and will stand for public election in November 2019. Please send letter of interest with statement of qualifications to: Tricia Grantham, President, Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners, c/o 835 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163. Applicants will be interviewed by the Board. Letters of interest are due by Friday, Feb. 9
Are you hard on yourself? Does it affect your health? Mindful Self-Compassion Training Learn how to be kind to yourself and improve your emotional well-being and resilience with Mindful SelfCompassion Training (MSC). MSC is a research supported training program that cultivates the skills of mindful awareness and self-compassion. The training consists of 8 weekly, 2.5 hour sessions in a group format, plus a 4 hour retreat. The course includes handouts, guided meditations and instruction. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this class.
Recruiting for Brain Fitness Class & Study Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning and Innovation and Washington State University are partnering to offer group brain health interventions for middle-aged and older adults as part of a study to establish the efficacy of brain health intervention. Participants will be part of a group that provides education, training, and problem-solving to improve engagement in preventative health behaviors that will improve cognitive function.
Individuals age 40 years and older are eligible but must be willing to participate in a 7 week group intervention, speak fluent English and be able to participate in cognitive testing.
The goal of this study is to establish the efficacy of a brain health intervention to minimize cognitive decline and improve everyday functioning and quality of life for healthy older adults. Participants can receive up to $300 honorarium and a report about their cognitive performances.
For more information, please contact the WSU Cognitive Aging and Dementia Laboratory at (509) 335-4033.
This 7 week study program begins on February 9th and runs to March 23, 2018. Classes take place Friday evenings 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm or Saturday mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and are held in Pullman Regional Hospital Conference Rooms C&D.
• This study is approved by the Washington State University Review Board for human subject participation.
$350 fee. A portion of the proceeds of this course go to supporting the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital. Starts March 8, 2018 Conference Rooms C&D Pullman Regional Hospital Rebecca Bohn, MA, has been teaching mindfulness to individuals and classes for more than 16 years and is an MSC teacher, receiving her training at the University of California, San Diego. She has trained extensively with Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer and numerous other mindfulness leaders in the field. Learn more at www.rebeccabohn.com.
In This Issue… Pullman Regional Hospital................... 1-3 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse...5 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....6 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 7 Washington State University................ 9 Pullman School District........................ 10-11 Community Calendar........................... 12-13 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 15 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 16-17 Rural Resources.................................... 19 Whitman County Humane Society....... 19 City of Pullman..................................... 20-21 Community Action Center.................... 22
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Pullman Regional Hospital
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The DAISY Award is a recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse at Pullman Regional Hospital made a difference you will never forget! If you have been the recipient of extraordinary care by a nurse at Pullman Regional Hospital and would like to nominate her or him, you can email daisy.nomination@pullmanregional. org with your nomination. Please include the name and unit of your nurse, along with a description of how he or she impacted you in a positive way. You can also download the nomination form online at pullmanregional.org/daisy-award. For questions, please contact our DAISY Coordinators, Jennifer Thomas, R.N. or Acacia Prather, R.N. at (509) 332-2541.
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Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
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January is Stalking Awareness Month
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 7.5 million victims each year. Join Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse in taking action against violent behavior through increased awareness.
What exactly is stalking? Many people imagine “stalking” to be a stranger persistently following another around, but that is not typically the case. Stalking behavior can range from annoying and intrusive, to terrifying and dangerous. Most of the time, people are stalked by someone they know. Some of the behaviors listed below might seem normal, however, if it makes someone feel afraid, intimidated, or harassed, it’s not okay. • Unwanted gifts, cards, letters, etc. • Showing up at a person’s home, workplace, or school • Repeated, unwanted calling, texting, DM’s • Contacting friends, family neighbors, or co-workers • Monitoring phone, computer, or social media accounts
• Posting information or spreading rumors about someone on the internet, in public or word of mouth • Vandalism or property destruction • Entering a person’s home without permission • Persistent requests for dates or meetings • Any repeated action that controls, tracks or frightens someone
Make sure to like our facebook page to learn more about how to be involved and to learn more about stalking and other issues that face our community!
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Why does it matter? According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. The National Center for Victims of Crime says that 67% of stalking victims had reported that they had been physically abused by their partners and 54% of femicide victims reported stalking to the police before they were killed. Being stalked can be destabilizing and traumatizing and can take a toll on the victim’s mental health. Victims of stalking experience anxiety, insomnia, major depression, PTSD at a significantly higher rate than the general population.
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Gladish Community & Cultural Center
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Nick Pappin elected to Gladish Board Nick Pappin was helping with the new internet project at Gladish Community and Cultural Center when he had the chance to learn about the building, its history, and how the board and the organization plan to grow. “What I learned led me to want to participate and give back to the community,” Pappin said. “I assisted with a project, and the rest flowed from there.” The newly elected board member said he likes where Gladish is heading. “I want to see it continue to grow and integrate even more closely with the community Nick Pappin as a unique facility to support education, community events and the arts in Pullman,” Pappin said. “It, too, will be a solid home for new small businesses to begin and thrive.” He said there are opportunities available that aren't yet apparent. “As I continue to help and learn about Gladish, I hope that we can maintain a flexibility that will allow us help say yes to something new that we haven't seen before,” he said. “I think it is simple to support and enable our community to succeed.” Pappin has decade of experience running networks and technology at all scales - from a single room office to state wide infrastructure to web platforms that support 50K+ users per day. Veteran of Foreign Wars presented the colors for the Nov, 11 program by the Community Band of the Palouse at Gladish Community and Cultural Center’s Domey Theater. The audience of all ages enjoyed a performance of Veterans Day Favorites.
“I have a can do attitude and enjoy helping anyone who asks,” he said. The new board member lives in Moscow and works at Washington State University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences as a Systems Engineer. He helps with and leads projects such as deploying large scale research storage and building statewide networks.
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• For middle and high school children (12-18)—resolutions that focus on taking increased responsibility for themselves.
Serve as a Role Model No matter what age your child is, he or she is more likely to understand the value of goal setting if you take the lead. Just as with everything else you do, your child is watching.
The annual meeting of the Friends of Gladish is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 in the Gold Room of the Gladish Community and Cultural Center. Among the agenda items will be reports from Friends of Gladish board committees and election of new board members. Questions can be directed to Sue Hinz, vice president, suehinz@ gmail.com, or Dave Gibney, treasurer, email@example.com.
If you are finding yourself checking your e-mail when you should be spending time as a family, consider incorporating that into a goal. “I’m going to turn off my phone when I get home. Can you remind me and also remember to keep your computer in your room until after dinnertime?”
Rewards Are Long Lasting Children relish that thrill of accomplishment, especially when their parents are acknowledging it. The best part of making resolutions is that you’re doing it together and learning how to manage your role not only in the family but also in the larger world.
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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 • Community Band of the Palouse • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234
DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 • Rising Stars Dance Studio (509) 432-6961 • • • • •
FITNESS/WELLNESS Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 Aloft Yoga and Nia Friends of Hospice Palouse River Rollers Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC
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• American Legion Post 52 • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Pullman Marketing
• Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 SCHOOLS • Pullman Language Center firstname.lastname@example.org • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 • Staccatos Music Learning Program (208) 718-1244 • Trisha Mallet Piano Studio
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: www.gladishcommunity.org Email us: Gladish@pullman.com
Spokane Falls Community Colleges
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Winter Quarter classes begin Wednesday, January 3. Start planning for Spring Quarter. • Financial aid priority deadline for Spring Quarter is Friday, February 9. • Registration for Spring Quarter (new students) begins Friday, February 16. • New student application deadline for Spring Quarter is Monday, March 12. Are you a high school student interested in earning high school/college credit without having to pay tuition? Sign up for Running Start in Spring Quarter. Contact Dyan Bledsoe 509-2796458
ASSISTANT DEAN’S MESSAGE
In his sonnet, “On First Looking into Chapman's Homer,” the British Romantic poet John Keats celebrates the thrill of insight and realization that art and literature can bring about. He wrote this poem after staying up all night voraciously reading George Chapman’s translations of Homer, the ancient Greek author of the Odyssey and the Iliad. Keats’s sonnet wonderfully describes his feelings of discovery and awe. In particular, there are two aspects to this poem that really stand out to me and cause me, years after having first read it, to reflect upon education, teaching, and learning.
Our student government, with the help of the Swing Devils of the Palouse, put on a great swing dance event in December at the Pioneer Center. The Swing Devils taught everyone swing basics, and then led us on a heart-pounding two-hour dance jam. It was a lot of fun. There will be more exciting student club events coming up during our winter quarter.
My name is Jamie Ankerson, and I’m a student at SFCC-Pullman. My journey here began when I was in high school. I had no idea what I wanted to do in college, but I knew I loved to draw, so I thought I would pursue that. After graduating and learning about SFCC-Pullman, I enrolled in the fall of 2015. Once I had taken a few classes and learned more about the opportunities and paths I would be able to take, I discovered that my true academic passion is sociology. I would not have found this path if it weren’t for SFCCPullman. Serving in our student government (ASG) also helped me discover more about myself. Being in ASG forced me to be social in ways I wouldn’t have been normally, and I can attribute so many new friendships and academic opportunities I’ve made to ASG. I owe SFCC-Pullman so much, and I have truly cherished my time spent here. I’m finishing up my Associate of Arts degree and planning on transferring to the University of Idaho to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sociology. I am excited to see what awaits me there.
The first is the idea of the translator, Chapman, as a teacher. Keats had previously read Homer’s work in other translations. The concepts and stories were essentially the same as the ones Chapman wrote. But the words were different. Chapman’s presentation of Homer’s otherwise familiar concepts and stories so engaged and enlivened young Keats that he read them through the night and wrote his sonnet the next morning in an effort to capture his transcendent experience with Chapman’s iteration of Homer. A good teacher can take familiar and unfamiliar material and explain or present it in a way another person can understand, appreciate, and build upon. This is what Chapman did for Keats. Without Chapman’s effective re-presentation of Homer’s words, Keats would not have had this breakthrough intellectual and emotional experience. The second aspect that causes me to reflect is Keats’s expansive final simile. He ends his poem by stating that reading Chapman’s translation made him feel like when Cortez stared “at the Pacific—and all his men / Look'd at each other with a wild surmise— / Silent, upon a peak in Darien.” Here is the context that makes this comparison powerful: Spanish conquerors have arrived at what they believe is probably the other side of Eurasia. They do not know they are literally half a world away from where they think they are. Standing on land that is now part of the country of Panama, they climb a mountain and look west. According to their understanding, there should not be a Pacific Ocean there. It should have been vast tracts of land extending across India, China or some other chunk of land that connects back to Europe. But not an ocean. When the meaning of this horizon-filling body of water slams against their consciousness, they know they are somewhere they do not know. And the world is suddenly at least twice as large as it was a few moments ago. I don’t mean to celebrate the Conquistadors or the utter destruction they brought, but I do think the “peak in Darien” moment is an apt example of what Keats is trying to communicate and what we in education are trying to facilitate: the exchange of unawareness for knowledge and insight and a broadened, better-informed perspective. Good teachers can help us learn, understand, and see things anew, even things we didn’t used to know we needed to know. As we launch into another year together on this earth, it is my hope that we can see the world and our fellow people with even more clarity, insight, wisdom, and understanding. We at SFCC-Pullman will be doing our best to contribute.
A.B.E. Evening Offerings In addition to our morning offerings, we now offer Adult Basic Education in the evenings. This class is open-enrollment, so students may come in at any time during the quarter and get started. The evening offering will cover Basic Skills, GED prep, preparing for college, and Basic Computing. Tuition is $25 per quarter, and we have scholarship money to cover tuition for those experiencing financial hardship. The evening ABE program is available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Since A.B.E. is self-paced, students can come when they are able and stay for however long fits their schedule. Nearby WSU parking is free after 5:00. So, if you or someone you know is interested in getting their GED, preparing for college, or improving their basic math, English, or computer skills, give us a call or come by and visit for more information.
We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 896, Pullman, WA 99163. Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus. Our email address has changed: Pullman@SFCC.Spokane.edu 509-332-2706 • Pullman@SFCC.Spokane.edu • www.Pullman.Spokane.edu
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Award-winning play “The Mountaintop” to be presented at WSU Dear Dr. Universe: What are the northern lights? Do they show every night? –Ana, 10, CT Dear Ana, When the northern lights come out, beautiful, colorful patterns stretch across the night sky. But they begin with a star that is millions of miles away: our sun. Not only does the sun give us warmth and light, but it is also so full of energy that it can be outrageously explosive. These explosions often send tiny particles out to Earth. My friend Nic Loyd, a meteorologist at Washington State University, said this is called a “solar wind.” We don’t always notice the arrival of the particles. Sometimes there are too many clouds. Or maybe it’s too bright out. The sunlight is a lot brighter than the northern lights. “In other words, seeing them is a rare treat,” Loyd said. “And one must be in the right place at the right time.” The northern lights, which are also called the aurora borealis, would be quite a sight. But there are also southern lights, which are called the aurora australis. Since there aren’t as many people who live in Antarctica, most people go see the ones in the north. The sun’s particles travel along the lines of the Earth’s magnetic field, so they end up concentrating around the North Pole and South Pole. If the particles can get through the magnetic field, they’ll run into air. As you may know, our air is mostly made up of things like oxygen and nitrogen. When these particles smash through the atmosphere and hit oxygen, we see colors like green or yellow. The element nitrogen produces red, violet, and sometimes blue. As you observe the northern lights, you may also notice that the altitude also affects colors. For example, yellowish-green happens about 60 miles above the Earth. Rare, red auroras can happen about 200 miles up. Sincerely, Dr. Universe
WSUAA Scholarships Are Now Open! Every year the WSUAA awards some of the best and brightest Cougs with scholarships powered largely by the Cougar license plate program. In 2016-17, students received over $600,000 in scholarship support from this program. This year we are looking for incredible WSU students that show spectacular leadership and community service qualities – and, of course, Cougar pride. If you know a student who may qualify, applications are accepted from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31. Learn more at alumni.wsu. edu/scholarships.
Acclaimed radio theatre company L.A. Theatre Works, will present Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” a 2010 Olivier Award winning play that imagines Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre. Performances are on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and are co-presented by WSU Performing Arts and WSU’s Office of Equity and Diversity as part of the University’s annual MLK program. “The Mountaintop” has been praised as “wondrous, hilarious and heartbreaking” by London’s Independent and “a powerful, poetic take on [King’s] legacy” by the Los Angeles Times. Produced by Susan Albert Loewenberg and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, the show stars Gilbert Glenn Brown as Dr. King and Karen Malina White as Camae, the enigmatic maid. Reserved seating costs $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (ages 60 and up) and $9 for non-WSU students and youth. WSU student admission is free with valid ID. A discounted rate of $14 per person is available to groups of eight or more. Tickets are on sale now at all TicketsWest outlets, WSU’s Beasley Coliseum and the Rosauers Supermarket in Lewiston, Idaho. More detailed information can be found at the performing arts website. Convenient parking for both performances will be available without permits or fees in the Daggy Hall parking garage and in the Green 3 lot directly across the street from Daggy Hall. This production contains some mature language.
More information can be found at WSU Performing Arts: http://performingarts.wsu.edu/ TicketsWest: https://www.ticketswest.com/events/wsuperforming-arts/10391/
School of Music Faculty Artist Series The series features the internationally acclaimed school of music faculty. All proceeds from the series ticket sales will benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be on sale at the door thirty minutes before the performance: General Admission – $10.00; Senior Citizens and Non-WSU Students – $5; WSU Students with ID – Free! https://music.wsu.edu/faculty-artist-series/ Friday, Jan. 12 , 8 p.m. Christopher Sierra, tenor Bryan Hall Theatre
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m. Equinox, the WSU Faculty Brass Quintet Bryan Hall Theatre
Thursday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. Interpolations of Niobe: 20th Century Music, Keri McCarthy, oboe Bryan Hall Theatre
Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Music of the British Isles, Cantiamo!: the WSU Faculty Vocal Ensemble Bryan Hall Theatre
Friday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. Expats and the Flute: TwentiethCentury Flute Music by Expatriate Composers, Sophia Tegart, flute Bryan Hall Theatre
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Guest Recital: Paul Tegels, organ Bryan Hall Theatre Free Admission
WSU Art Museum Nears Completion The art museum’s new facility on the WSU campus is nearing completion. Standing as a beacon for the arts in location as well as design, the building brings art to the forefront of university life and is on schedule to be completed by the end of December. Staff will begin moving in to the building and installing exhibitions after January 1st. On April 6, 2018, the Jordan Schnitzer
Museum of Art at Washington State University will open its doors to the Pullman campus and surrounding community. The new museum will be more than a place to view and experience art. The design, along with its prominent WSU campus location, aims to increase access to art and culture for the entire Inland Northwest region. All seven of the new galleries will open April 6 and a public reception will be held at noon.
Visit https://museum.wsu.edu/ events/upcoming-exhibits/ for the new museum’s exhibition schedule.
Judges, sponsors needed for SURCA 2018 on April 2 The WSU Office of Undergraduate Education welcomes Pullman community members to support the seventh annual WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) 2018 on April 2 on the Pullman campus.
Experts with work experience from industry, government, non-profits, and other entities are invited to join current and retired faculty and post-docs to evaluate 2-3 poster presentations each, said Shelley Pressley, program director. Information can be found at https://SURCA.wsu.edu/judges/.
Anyone with questions about judging on April 2, or about becoming a SURCA sponsor, can reach Pressley at email@example.com or 509-335-1252. More than 250 student participants are expected to submit abstracts to present in 8 SURCA categories.
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Pullman School District
Highly Capable Program Information Night on February 6 The Pullman School District Highly Capable Program Information Night will be held on February 6, 6:00-7:00pm, at Pullman High School. Join us for information on the referral, assessment, and selection process, as well as the service model for the Highly Capable Program. For more information, contact the Instructional Programs Office at (509) 332-3144.
Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser to Support 5th Grade Camp
Fidgets in the classroom Pam Brantner, Sunnyside Principal You’ve seen fidget spinners this last year, they are all the rage, but do all kids really need a fidget spinner? What is a fidget and who needs them? For some people, there's a need for constant stimulation. Some fidgets allow people to focus their attention on what they want to focus on. If you've ever watched people tap pencils, twist pieces of paper, doodle in meetings, or even move their feet, you've seen the power of fidgeting in action. Fidgets are great tools for kids who need them, as long as there are ground rules set up with the child and educator in advance, and as long as the child can follow the rules. Rules can include keeping them under a desk, only using them when needed and not sharing them with friends. Students should look at these devices as a tool rather than a toy. Most common fidgets are meant to be felt, so that visual attention can be focused on the teacher. For those who must focus visually on the Spinner versus the felt movement, then it becomes visually distracting, and can in some circumstances be a hindrance to learning. There are other types of fidgets that focus more on the movement than the visual aspect: worry stones, a piece of felt, Velcro on the edge of or underneath a desk, Boink fidgets (a marble in a mesh netting), drawing, coloring, stress balls and theraputty. All these fidgets are classroom appropriate for students who have unique sensory needs and need such items.
Sunnyside Staff Profiles We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie Field to our Sunnyside Superstar family! Stephanie joins us as one of two Special Education teachers in our building. She has lived in Pullman for several years (she even attended Sunnyside Elementary!) and recently graduated from WSU with her BA in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Special Education. She played volleyball and tennis for the Pullman High School Greyhounds, and spends free time hiking, biking, baking, and reading. Other work experience includes working for SEL as a customer service intern and a preschool teacher at The Learning Center. Stephanie says, “I’m excited to be back in the district I grew up in. PSD helped me learn and grow so much, and I hope to do the same for every one of my students.” We are appreciating her knowledge and enthusiasm at Sunnyside! For the past two years, Barb Travis has been part of our Core Plus (previously Title) program! She is a great asset to the team, with her BA in history and previous elementary education teacher certification. She worked for several years as a substitute teacher before joining us here at Sunnyside Elementary. Her hobbies include photography, crafts, and digital scrapbooking. Being part of the community and helping our students to grow and learn is what she likes best about working for the Pullman School District! For one week in May, the halls of Pullman elementary schools are a little quieter. During this week, our 5th graders get the opportunity to experience a 50-year tradition of outdoor education by spending a transforming week at Camp Wooten. It is a time for new discoveries, like learning how to be away from the comforts of home and meeting new friends from different schools. The 5th graders get to learn outside the classroom about our environment, hiking, swimming, canoeing and the favorite nightly campfire stories. In order to continue this tradition, each year there is a community spaghetti feed to raise funds to send students to camp. Support from our community is especially needed this year because this will be the largest group of Pullman 5th grade students to attend Camp Wooten. According to Bill Holman, principal at Franklin Elementary, the number of 5th grade students increased from 220 to 260. The increased number of students meant 4 tents and 44 cots had to be purchased to accommodate the growth. The Spaghetti Feed fundraiser is a way for us to ask the community to support our kids so they can experience nature and learn to become a tribe as they transition together to Lincoln Middle School. The 5th Grade Camp Spaghetti Feed fundraiser will be held on Thursday, February 8th from 5:30-7:30pm at Lincoln Middle School. There will be a silent auction as well as a raffle. There will also be an online donation option this year. The food will be sponsored by our local South Fork Restaurant with dessert from our Local 1892, Pullman Fire Fighters Union.
Board of Directors
Welcome to new board members Amanda Tanner and Nathan Roberts! We are looking forward to having your voice on our great school board team!
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Pullman School District
Thank you all! The Pullman High School Booster Committee is grateful to our donors, PHS parents, auction committee members, and volunteers for making our 2017 PHS Booster Auction a success. With the community’s support we raised over $38,000!
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Item Donors All About You Bridal & Prom ~ Ampersand ~ Andy Sewell ~ Angelo Baladez and Cindy Nazerali ~ Atom Heart Music ~ Banyans ~ Bart Johnson ~ Basalt Cellars ~ Best Western ~ Birch and Barley ~ B&L Bikes ~ Buffalo Wild Wings ~ Busch Distributors & Sunset Mart ~ Butch Booker ~ Carmel Minogue, CPA ~ CASK Bar and Food ~ Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet ~ Clint Cole & Fiona Mochrie ~ College Hill Custom Threads ~ Cori Dantini ~ Cougar Country ~ Cougar Entertainment Center ~ Crimson and Gray ~ Dairy Queen ~ Dr. Jonny Fisher ~ Glenn and Kathryn Johnson ~ Healing Hands Massage Clinic, LLC ~ Holiday Inn Express ~ Jim and Jean Logan ~ Julie and Derrick Walker ~ Justin Brown ~ Kathy Dahmen ~ Ken Carper ~ The Kramer Family ~ Laura Child ~ Laurel Nickels ~ Leslie O’Dell ~ Mayabelle ~ Merry Cellars ~ Myers Auto Rebuild and Towing ~ Neill’s Flowers & Gifts ~ New Garden ~ Palouse Country Candy ~ Palouse Discovery Science Center ~ Palouse Ice Rink ~ Panda Express ~ Paradise Creek Brewery ~ Parents from all PHS Classes ~ PHS Administration ~ PHS Basketball ~ PHS Booster Committee ~ Pickard Orthodontics ~ Planet 3 Extreme Air Park ~ Porch Light Pizza ~ Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center ~ Pullman Chamber of Commerce ~ Pullman Education Foundation ~ Pullman Fire Department ~ Pumori Med Spa ~ Rico's Pub ~ Roost Coffee & Market ~ Sam's Apothecary ~ Sanctuary Yoga ~ Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories ~ Silverwood Theme Park ~ South Fork Public House & Fork in the Road Catering ~ Special Occasions Tuxedos ~ Starbucks ~ Summit Therapy ~ SYG Nursery & Landscaping ~ Tami Druffel ~ Tianna Kendall ~ Vickie Chalmers ~ Village Centre Cinemas ~ Walmart ~Washington Trust Bank ~ Wawawai Canyon Winery ~ WSECU ~ Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram ~ Zelda's Pet Grooming ~ Zeppoz ~ Zoe Coffee & Kitchen
Auction Committee Chair: Laurence Davin Sandra Albers ~ Lucie Arrell ~ Cori Dantini ~ Carrie Giovannini ~ Jenny Harder ~ Danielle Kallaher ~ Karen King ~Cindy Nazerali ~ Shauna Patrick ~ Anna Rector ~ April Seehafer ~ Amy Tull ~ Lenore Turman ~ Becky Walker ~ Julie Walker
Volunteers PHS ASB Students ~ Tara Briggs ~ Marcus Crossler ~ Ed & Sabine Davis ~Kerry Nestergard ~ Mark & Sharon Robinson ~ Gene Solomon ~ Lenore Turman ~ John & Erin Willy ~ Doug & Jodi Winchell ~ The Men of Sigma Phi Epsilon
Pullman Education Foundation Awards Teacher Grants The Pullman Education Foundation is committed to supporting the needs of teachers. The PEF Teacher Grant Program has been providing awards since 1997. Each applicant may request up to $500 per year for items that will enrich classroom learning and support curriculum goals. This year’s recipients of the Teacher Grant Program are:
Franklin Elementary School Nancy Nelson, Ann Lee, Scott Randall (2nd Grade) – Book Club Collection Books Heather Lohrmeyer (4th Grade) – Alternative Student Seating Resources Sunnyside Elementary School Salina King, Meghan McKeirnan,
Shelley Opgenorth (5th Grade) - Everyday Counts Math Calendar
Lincoln Middle School Amy Ripley (6th Grade English) - Lit Circle Collection Madison Dissmore, Elizabeth Powell (6th Grade Math) - Math Manipulatives/Support Materials Marla Haugen (7th Grade) – Outdoor Education Measurement Tools Pullman High School Dan Bromley (French 2)- World War I Cheese Tasting District Libraries Julie Udy (All Levels) – Books and DVDs
The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorablydischarged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, 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.
• WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Utah, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
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• PRH Tai Chai for Health 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Jefferson PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. • PSD, LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall
• City offices closed • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3
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• Pullman Chamber, GML Luncheon, noon, Gladish, see pg 17 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • PSD, Elementary Boundary Committee Meeting, 5-8:30 p.m. in PHS Community Room • PSD, Sunnyside PTO Meeting, 7p.m. • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall
• PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3
• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall
• Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30-6 p.m. at PHS • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. at PHS
• WSU School of Music, Young Men in Song, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Kimbrough Music Building and Bryan Hall Theatre • The Vision Workshop, 5 p.m., Umpqua Bank, see pg 14 • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Stanford, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
• PSD, Coffee with Bob – Updates from Superintendent Maxwell: 12-1 p.m. in Pioneer Center
• PRH, Drop in Grief Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 5 • PRH, Advanced Tai Chi for Health, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Christopher Sierra, tenor, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free
• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Advanced Tai Chi for Health, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Colorado, 8 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
• WSU School of Music, Phase One Auditions, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall and Bryan Hall Theatre • WSU Women’s Swim vs. Arizona State, 11 a.m., Gibb Pool, free • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Cal, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
• WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Washington, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary Gala, February 3 Legally Blonde, the Musical, RTOP Theatre, February 15-25 WCHS 11th Annual Fur Ball, February 24
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• PRH, Tai Chi for Health 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics & Astronomy – Dr. William D. Phillips – S. Town Stephenson Distinguished Public Lecture, 6 p.m., Webster 16 • PSD, Franklin PTA Meeting, 6:45 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Performing Arts, “The Mountaintop,” by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall
Martin Luther King, Jr Day
• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH Tai Chai for Health 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU School of Music, Bill Bolick Jazz Night, 6 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free
• WSU Women’s Basketball vs. UCLA, 3 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
• PRH, Tai Chi for Health 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU School of Music, Guest Recital: Paul Tegels, organ, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free
30 • PRH, Massage Stories and Instruction for Baby and Child, 11 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Arizona, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
• PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall
• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, Elementary Boundary Committee Meeting, 5-7 p.m. in PHS Community Room • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Equinox, the WSU Faculty Brass Quintet, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre
• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH Tai Chai for Health 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, Curriculum Advisory Council Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. in PHS Community Room • PRH, Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 3
• PSD, Collaboration Day, all students dismissed at noon • PRH, Breast Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Washington, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
• City offices closed • PSD, No school in honor of MLK Jr. Day • PRH Tai Chai for Health 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Performing Arts, “The Mountaintop,” by Katori Hall, 2 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall • PRH, Total Joint Replacement Preparation Class, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3
• PSD, No School – Professional Development Day for Staff • PRH, Wellness for Life: Acupuncture for cancer, noon, see pg 3 • PRH, Advanced Tai Chi for Health, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Women’s Swim vs. Oregon State, 5 p.m., Gibb Pool, free • WSU Women’s Basketball vs. USC, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Music of the British Isles, Cantiamo! The WSU Faculty Vocal Ensemble, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre
• PSD, Highly Capable Program Parent Night, 6-7 p.m. in PHS Theater • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Boden: A recital of cello masterworks, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre
• WSU Track and Field Indoor Open, time TBD, Indoor Practice Facility, free • PRH, “EveryBODY Healthy” Grand Opening, PDSC, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Women’s Tennis vs Idaho, 11 a.m., Hollingbery Field House, free • WSU School of Music, Music Audition Day, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall • Pullman Farmers Winter Market, 2-6 p.m., 246 E Main St • WSU Women’s Tennis vs Montana State, 5 p.m., Hollingbery Field House, free
• JES = Jefferson Elementary School • LMS= Lincoln Middle School • PAFC= Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center • PHS= Pullman High School • PDSC= Palouse Discovery Science Center • PRH= Pullman Regional Hospital • SES = Sunnyside Elementary School • SFCC=Spokane Falls Community College
• PRH, Drop in Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Advanced Tai Chi for Health, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, Jefferson PTA Carnival, 6-8 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Expats and the Flute: Twentieth-Century Flute Music by Expatriate Composers, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre • WSU Track and Field Indoor Open, time TBD, Indoor Practice Facility, free
• PSD, ELD Family Night & Cultural Celebration, 5:30-7 p.m. at LMS • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Interpolations of Niobe: 20th Century Music for the Oboe, 8 p.m.
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Palouse Discovery Science Center
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Frankenstein 200-Palouse Regional Hosptial Family Science Saturday
Join us for the Frankenstein 200-Palouse Regional Hospital Family Science Saturday event, January 20th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.! The interactive event is designed to prompt conversations and reflection about responsible innovation by encouraging creative thought within the context of hands-on STEM activities! The Frankenstein stations at the event will all be inspired by the themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, which intersects at a fundamental level with the new medical science innovation and health education exhibit, EveryBODY Healthy, brought to you by the Palouse Regional Hospital, Center for Learning & Innovation! Come make dough creatures, learn about electricity and the human body, and more in our classroom Discovery Lab, then play medical professional— or mad(ly passionate) scientist—in the new hospital exhibit at the Palouse Discovery Science Center!
January 2018 Activities at PDSC Icey Science Tue. Jan. 2, 11:00........................................................... Expansive Ice 4:00............................................................... Expansive Ice Wed. Jan. 3, 11:00.......................................................... Glaciers Thu. Jan. 4, 11:00........................................................... Ice & Salt Sculptures Fri. Jan. 5, 11:00............................................................. Ice Exploration
Winter Time Tue. Jan. 9, 11:00........................................................... Trees through the Seasons 4:00............................................................... Trees through the Seasons Wed. Jan. 10, 11:00........................................................ Signs of Winter Thu. Jan. 11, 11:00......................................................... Winter Days Fri. Jan. 12, 11:00........................................................... Frosty the Snowman
Winter Animals Tue. Jan. 16, 11:00......................................................... Arctic Fox 4:00.............................................................. Arctic Fox Wed. Jan. 17, 11:00........................................................ Squirrels in Winter Thu. Jan. 18, 11:00......................................................... Snowy Owl Fri. Jan. 19, 11:00........................................................... Penguin Feathers
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)........ $6 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists (55 years +)...... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS! Call 509.332.6869 for more information.
Windy Science Tue. Jan. 23, 11:00......................................................... Blowin’ in the Wind 4:00............................................................. Blowin’ in the Wind Wed. Jan. 24, 11:00........................................................ Windbags Thu. Jan. 25, 11:00......................................................... Wind Power Fri. Jan. 26, 11:00........................................................... Which Way is it Blowing?
Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center
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Pullman Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
BUSINESS MEMBER OF THE MONTH
1285 SW Center St, Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 332-2629 http://www.regency-pacific.com/seniorliving/wa/pullman/regency-pullman/
NEW MEMBERS The Naughty Dog LLC 317 E Main St Pullman, WA (509) 715-2015 ndcoffeepullman.com Mint Condition Dental 1410 SE Bishop Blvd Pullman, WA (509) 339-6511 mintyteeth.com All About You Bridal & Prom 107 S Grand Ave, Ste B Pullman, WA (509) 288-9772 aaybridalprom.com
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: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Jon Anderson Artisans at the Dahmen Barn Automated Accounts, Inc Banner Bank Jordan Bell Bella Vista Farm Beneficial In-Home Care Best Western Wheatland Inn Cougar Country Drive-In DeTray’s Custom Housing Foundry Kitchen & Cocktails Melissa Giesa Hinrichs & Company, LLC Itani Development Kristi Kurle Little Green Guesthouse P1FCU Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute Palouse Land Trust Pioneer Title Company of Washington ProFormance Physical Therapy Regency Pullman Rolling Hills Derby Dames Jan Stewart United Way of Pullman Waddell & Reed Pat Wright WSU Compton Union Building
Mack Strong TEAM-WORKS Foundation We care about kids! The TEAM-WORKS Foundation conducts group and individual mentoring programs in rural communities to help youth build a Strong Mind, Strong Body and Strong Character influencing every area of their life. We facilitate discussions and activities that build students’ awareness of the need to increase self-advocacy and the ability to stand firm in their own truth. This in turn allows for them to boldly address social issues in their schools and communities. That boldness spreads over into their academic success in the pursuit of a fulfilling future. The TEAM-WORKS Foundation was founded 14 years ago by retired Seahawk Mack Strong and his wife Dr. Zoe Higheagle Strong. Over the years, thousands of students from diverse cultural backgrounds throughout Washington have benefited from TEAM-WORKS character development programs. Since moving to Pullman a couple of years ago, Mack and Zoe have been troubled by the lack of positive activities for Pullman’s youth. They now have a vision to run an after-school program at Lincoln Middle School and expand to running Sports & Leadership camps in the summer. Our goal is to reach youth all over the Palouse. This plan is realized with partnerships, contributions, and support from the Palouse community. Through collaboration we can provide the youth in Pullman the opportunity to receive an extra boost at having a successful future. We want to care about kids alongside you. Visit www.teamworksfoundation.com to donate or to participate with an upcoming event.
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Shyam Venkatasubramanian Shyam Venkatasubramanian, son of Mani Venkatasubramanian and Raji Soundararajan, is a senior at PHS. Though Shyam feels he has been positively impacted by all his teachers, he is particularly indebted to Doug Winchell, his soccer coach at PHS. From the first time as a freshman he heard coach Winchell repeat, “If you can walk, you can run”, Shyam found the drive needed to tackle challenging situations not just in soccer, but in academics and in real life situations as well. During his time at PHS, Shyam has served the Key club as President (Junior) and Treasurer (Sophomore). He is also the captain of PHS science bowl team and plays for the high school’s varsity soccer team. Shyam volunteers his time as the principal percussionist at Pullman’s SUDIKSHA Center, an organization that raises funds for various charities across the Palouse region through annual concerts. Passionate about music, he has also composed and released several instrumental albums onto SoundCloud. As a running start student, Shyam has challenged himself with advanced courses in math, physics and engineering at WSU. He is also a volunteer researcher at the ‘Systemson-Chip’ lab in WSU’s EE department. Looking ahead, Shyam plans to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. No matter where he goes, he will always be a proud Greyhound.
General Membership LUNCHEON
SPEAKER: Pullman 2040 Pullman School District Superintendent Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
HOSTED AT: Gladish Community & Cultural Center (View Room) CATERED BY: Zoe Coffeehouse Cost is $15 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to January 5; $18 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, January 5 to email@example.com or (509) 334-3565, or register online at pullmanchamber.com
Elizabeth Hwang, daughter of Paul and Julianne Hwang, is a senior honors student at PHS. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA through her classes at the high school and through Running Start at WSU. During her time at Pullman High, Elizabeth has participated in Science Bowl Team, Key Club, Soccer, Track & Field, Orchestra, Gender Equality Club and others. She has continued in track and field throughout high school, earning trips to the State competition her freshman and sophomore year where her 4x200 Relay team took 4th at State. She enjoys spending her free time in the arts, either drawing or playing the violin. In addition to her studies and extracurricular activities, Elizabeth also works at WSU in a Biochemistry Lab as a technical assistant. She plans to attend college and to major in Applied Mathematics or Applied Economics.
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Whitman County Humane Society
Holiday Thank Yous! We would like to that the following businesses for their support during the holiday season: • Pets are People Too (Santa Paws Tree & Pet Photos With (Santa Paws Tree & Pet Photos With Santa) Santa) • Ace Hardware (Santa Paws Tree) • Shopko
Name ______________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________ City _______________________________________________
Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman email@example.com • Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM M-W, F-Sa Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • firstname.lastname@example.org • Open dawn to dusk daily WCHS President: Becky Bitter • www.whitmanpets.org • Phone 332-3422
State, Zip ___________________________________________ Email______________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Membership
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($15 students, $35 seniors, $40 individual, $60 family) Mail to: Whitman County • Humane Society, P.O. Box 53, Pullman, WA 99163
City of Pullman
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Heat your home safely
Hold those thoughts On an annual basis, the Mayor and City Council adopt priorities for the coming year. In past years, the Mayor’s call for goal suggestions was during the month of January. This year the call will be issued later in April or May. In Mayor Glenn A. Johnson’s October 31 budget message to City Council, he said, “In 2018, the goal-setting process will be moved closer to summer so that the priorities will be adopted closer to the budget process. As the city moves to a biennial budget, it will be imperative that the adoption of goals also look beyond a single calendar year and look at a longer and increasingly strategic timeline.” Be thinking about which goals you would like your city council to adopt. Watch the city website and social media for Mayor Johnson’s call for goal suggestions later this year.
Hawbaker looks back
Jeff Hawbaker, councilmember from January 2010 through December 2017, looks back on his tenure. C. Brandon Chapman assumes Jeff’s Ward 3 seat January 1. “My eight years on city council has given me a much clearer idea of what it takes to a run a city—from the services provided, and the training and resources required, to the costs involved. The tours I was given were most helpful to see firsthand what goes on behind the scenes. For anyone who is interested, I recommend taking the annual city tour, which is open to the public. Look for it around early June. I valued the time spent by the department heads and staff to explain the issues they faced and the solutions they sought. As I grew in my understanding of Pullman’s situations, I looked forward to the opportunities to meet with our counterparts from other cities from around the state to see what issues they were facing and what they were doing to resolve them. Looking back, it is rewarding to see how the city has improved, and I am grateful for people I have come to know and the relationships I have forged. “Besides time on the council, each councilmember is expected to participate on committees and boards. Typically, new councilmembers are assigned to the Audit Committee, which provides a solid understanding of how the money is spent. I considered my work on the committee to be both important and satisfying, so I stayed with it longer than most. The Airport Board has been an interesting experience. There is a constant stream of projects. There has been a lot of positive feedback on the airport realignment project, and some is starting to come in for the parking lot expansion, as well as questions about the new building under construction. That building is for baggage handling to remove the need to reenter the terminal building for arriving flights. The next major project will be the terminal replacement project. The current terminal building is too crowded as it is, the flights are getting fuller, and TSA wants to add more equipment. Throw in the rising costs to maintain the building and our desire to add carriers and destinations, and the new terminal building takes on additional importance.”
PARKS & RECREATION Fitness Classes
Basic Ballroom Dance
Various fitness classes start in early January to help you achieve your New Year’s resolution. Detailed class descriptions, times, dates, and cost can be found in the Pullman Parks & Recreation 2018 Winter/Spring brochure or online at PullmanParksandRec.com.
Looking to learn the basics of partner dancing? Waltz, east coast swing and the merengue are some of the dances we will be learning, with additional material that you get to help choose. Learn social ballroom dances as a group can be applied to almost any music. If you can walk, you can dance! Classes meets on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 through March 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. *Fee: $45 single or $75 couple.
Skyhawks Sports: Soccer Touch SoccerTouch is a program to develop soccer skills in kids who are ready and eager to embrace the sport. With emphasis on individual soccer skills, ball control, and game concepts, the weekly class includes fun, skill-building drills and concludes with a controlled small-sided scrimmage. The goals are to accelerate soccer development, prepare kids for league play, create general fitness, and to teach that sports are joyful and fun. The program meets Thursdays from Jan. 18 through Feb. 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. *Fee: $74.
Pullman Civic Theatre Acting Class for Adults Open to both beginners and seasoned actors, this class will use monologues and scene work to explore the basics of the Stanislavski system. The entire session will culminate with an actors showcase at Pullman Civic Theatre on March 10. Class meets on Fridays, Jan. 12 through March 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. *Fee: $60.
Art with Holly We are so pleased to have Holly Hein back teaching different fun projects each week with your favorite media. Remember to dress for messy fun! Youth in grades K-5 are welcome to register for the class that meets on Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through Feb. 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. *Fee: $60, which includes all supplies.
Adult Art Night
Pullman Fire Department offers some facts, figures and heating safety tips for the cold weather. Space heaters, whether portable or stationary, accounted for two of every five (40%) of home heating fires and four out of five (84%) of home heating fire deaths. The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (30%) was failure to clean, principally creosote from solidfueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys. Placing things that can burn too close to heating equipment or placing heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattress, or bedding, was the leading factor contributing to ignition in fatal home heating fires and accounted for more than half (56%) of home heating fire deaths. Nearly half (49%) of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February. 1. To avoid becoming an accident statistic, here are some home heating safety tips. 2. Keep any combustibles three feet away from the heater. 3. Have a qualified professional inspect your home heating device. 4. Turn portable heaters off when not in use. 5. Never use your oven as a heater. 6. Test your smoke detector once a month.
January PAFC family fun and fitness Sun. Jan. 1 • CLOSED • New Year’s Day Sat. Jan. 6 • noon-4 p.m. • PHS Swim Meet Mon. Jan. 8 • 4-7 p.m. • Swim Lessons: Mon/Wed Session 1 Tues. Jan. 9 • 4-7 p.m. • Swim Lessons: Tues/Thurs Session 1 Fri. Jan. 12 • noon-12:45 p.m. • Homeschool PE 1 Sat. Jan. 13 • 9 a.m.-noon • Swim Lessons: Sat Session 1 Mon. Jan. 15 • noon-3 p.m.• Tube Time Wed. Jan. 17 • noon-3 p.m. • Tube Time Sat. Jan. 21 • noon-4 p.m. • PHS Swim Meet Wed. Jan. 26 • noon-3 p.m. • Tube Time • Toddler Time on Tues/Thurs from 9-11 a.m., little ones become acclimated in and around the water through guided activities. There will be instructional time the first half-hour. Children will learn how to move in and around the pool safely, develop motor skills, and become comfortable in water. Games, activities and songs will be the backbone to learning how to have fun while safely swimming. The instructor will be available from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. to provide assistance for those unable to attend the instructional time. There will be toys, boats, lily pads, and lifejackets available for fun options. • Stretch and Flex on Mon/Wed from 10:15-10:45 a.m., join us in the Fitness Center as we work on posture, core, and hip stability. Good for all levels of fitness and endurance. Fee: free with annual membership. • Take the 8-Week New Year’s Health Challenge on Fridays, Jan. 26 through Mar. 9 from 7-8 p.m. Group fitness will be assessed on Jan. 26 and Mar. 9 to measure improvement. This is a health challenge, not a weight-loss challenge. Win a 30-day membership to the Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center with cumulative points or percent improvement on the fitness test. Register for the challenge with Parks and Recreation, join the Facebook group, download point tracker forms, and submit them by 7 p.m. each Sunday night. *Fee: $25.
Come scratch your creative itch and explore art with this casual class meant for the curious beginner or anyone who wants to set aside time for art. As a group, we will choose artists and art topics to investigate, and use various media to create weekly projects. Projects will be simple, emphasizing the process over the finished product. Class meets on Thursdays, Jan. 18 through Feb. 22 from 7-9 p.m. *Fee: $70, which includes all supplies.
*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.
*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.
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Resolve to visit your library in the new year Adult Programs • English Conversation Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. in the library Hecht meeting room, however, there will be no meetings Jan. 1, 3, and 15. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. For more information, contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or email@example.com.
Some machines are available or bring your own. For more information, contact Linhda at (509) 332-5340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Programs For more information about programs for children and youth, contact Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Ahern at (509) 338-3258 or kathleen@ neill-lib.org. Pre-registration is not required.
• Grand Avenue Book Club meets Thursday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Hecht meeting room to discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595.
• Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) meets Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
• Good Yarns Knitting and Crochet Group • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) meets meets every Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Hecht Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Library Hours meeting room. All skill levels are welcome. For Library hours: more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595. Monday to Thursday • 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday • noon-6 p.m. • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue Hecht meeting room. All skill levels are welcome. www.neill-lib.org • (509) 334-3595
Pets and Winter Weather
Pullman Community Update 21
Directory of City Officials Elected Officials
Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor C. Brandon Chapman......................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Dan Records........................................ Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember
Administration Adam Lincoln...................................... City Supervisor Joanna Bailey ..................................................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock ................................ IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ...................................... Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis ........................................... Parks Manager Pete Dickinson .................................... Planning Director Kevin Gardes ...................................... Public Works Dir. Mike Heston ....................................... Fire Chief Leann Hubbard .................................. Finance Director Gary Jenkins ....................................... Chief of Police Laura McAloon .................................. City Attorney Karen Sires .......................................... Human Res. Mgr.
Phone: 338-3208 • Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address: www.pullman-wa.gov
to wash paws with warm water after walking outdoors. Doggy boots also work well to protect your dog’s feet against winter walking hazards.
Keep your dog safe, healthy, and happy this winter season! While we are busy breaking out the winter coats and gloves to protect our family against the wet and cold, don’t forget our fourlegged friends. Fur can’t always protect our pets from hypothermia, frostbite, or other weatherrelated illnesses. Remember that ears, tails, and noses have little protection again\st the elements, making these areas especially susceptible to cold. Dogs should not be left outside for long periods without access to warm, dry, draft-free
shelter. Does your dog enjoy playing in the snow? Don’t forget to dry its fur completely when playtime is over.
Dogs with short or coarse hair can become extra cold so consider a sweater or coat to help keep them warm. A wet sweater or coat can contribute to hypothermia, so don’t leave your animal outside for long periods of time. Some dogs will attempt to free themselves from the garments and may become tangled. Although helpful in maintaining body heat, don’t put your pet in a coat and then forget it.
Dogs with long hair on their feet can have snow and ice buildup between paw pads, which can be painful. Trim the fur to minimize this risk Remember, your dog can’t tell you whether it is and to help feet to dry quickly. Remember that hot, cold, sick, or injured. It’s up to you to make salt and deicing products used on sidewalks can sure that your pet is properly cared for and to take also be harmful, especially if digested. Property measures to protect it against the elements. owners should use deicing products that are safe for use around pets, and pet owners are encouraged
ACTIVE ADULTS Tai Chi for Health
entrée and members can sign-up for the side dishes they will bring. New members need not bring anything but a Tai Chi is a gentle, safe and easy to learn exercise smile. Home pickup begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, shown to have many health benefits including decreased Jan. 10. Event in the Pullman Senior Center runs from pain, improved mobility, increased overall muscle strength 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up at Center by Jan. 5. Fee: and flexibility, help with balance and fall prevention. Free for members/ $5 for spouses or friends. Join instructor Andree Marcus-Rader (MSW, Rural Resources Community Living Connections, Certified Tai Trip Planning Meeting Chi for Arthritis/Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention This is your opportunity to give input on what future Instructor) and discover a new way to have fun and feel trips you would like to see the Senior Center offer. It will great. Program can be adapted for seated and limited also be a time to gather information or to register for mobility participants. Wear loose comfortable clothing upcoming overnight trips to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and flat comfortable closed toe shoes. Class meets on and Branson. After the meeting, please stay to join us for Tuesdays and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. in the Pullman Senior Center. First session runs from Jan. 9 through Feb. coffee, donuts and lunch at Pullman Senior Center on Friday, Jan. 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 27. Second session runs from March 1 through April 17. Introductory price *fee: $18.
Volunteer Recognition Party
New member potluck Meet the members who are new to the Senior Citizens Association. All seniors are welcome, but we will be recognizing those who have joined our Association this past year. The Senior Association will be providing the
pickup will be available. Sign up at Center by Jan. 26. Event runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Senior Center. Fee: free for members, $5 for spouses or friends.)
Spokane INB Theatre presents ‘Motown, The Musical’ Motown has shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. This show will feature such classic songs as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. We’ll lunch before the show at The Onion. Home pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. We leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by Jan. 12. No refunds after Jan. 13. *Fee: $72, which includes admission, transportation and escort. Meal cost is not included.
NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2018 Pullman Senior Center volunteers who have Winter/Spring Parks & Recreation brochure and documented 20 volunteer hours this year are cordially may have already filled up during pre-registration. invited to the annual volunteer recognition party. We *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits want to recognize you and your service over the past year. Enjoy a delicious catered meal and a big thank you. Home will be charged an additional $2.
22 Pullman Community Update
Fun, food & competition— Save the Date!
Community Action Center
10 minutes with Rick Minard, Palouse Cares Board President Tell me about this year’s event. This year’s food drive and auctions were great successes. We brought in 35,000 pounds of food for our area’s food pantries, and raised $40,000! What were some of this year’s highlights? WSU and UI students were rock stars. There were so many university student organizations, Greek organizations, and student athletes going door to door collecting food. There are so many community foot soldiers, people who maybe don’t have the money to donate, but they do have time they can give.
Join us as local chefs compete on behalf of Community Food to create delicious, attractive, and healthful meals from the food bank offerings, including a mystery ingredient that must to be incorporated into the dish! Tickets are available in January, $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door! Cash or check ONLY at door! Fast moving and fun, the Chef’s Challenge is a competition where three local chefs have limited time to create a winning dish, mostly using ingredients commonly available at the Community Food Bank. Just as Community Food Bank customers must prepare meals for their households based on what is available from our pantry on a given day, so too must the event’s chefs prepare a meal from a pre-stocked pantry. In addition, a mystery ingredient will be revealed just before the competition, and that ingredient must be featured prominently in the dish. The event features two professional chefs and one amateur chef (to be announced), and the dishes will be judged by local celebrity judges (also to be announced)! The winning chef will be awarded the Golden Spatula and bragging rights as a Community Food Champion for the year! Join us for some good fun and entertainment, all to support the Community Food Bank & Kitchen! Heavy appetizers at no cost, cash beer & wine bar. Look for announcements and go to https://www. cacwhitman.org/event/2nd-annual-chefs-challenge/ for your tickets in January 2018… Only 250 tickets will be sold, so mark March 25, 2018 on your calendar, and save the date!
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I loved that there were so many families participating in the food drive. Parents were going door to door with their kids, setting an example, having family time while they were helping people who are hungry. The participation in the rural towns was also great. We had volunteers in Troy, Deary, Genesee, Potlatch, Palouse, Colton, Uniontown and others. It seems like every year builds on the year before it, and the numbers of volunteers are better than previous years. Why do you think your volunteer base is growing? The word is getting out and there is a lot more awareness for what we are doing. We try to go on both campuses, talk to people in the Greek system and other student organizations, and student athletes. We get the word out with radio; ZFun 106 has been amazing in supporting us. We also let people know about the food drive with social media and “save the date” flyers.
Tell me about the auctions. Both auctions were amazing. We had one in Moscow and one in Pullman, both live and silent auctions. We auctioned off a brand-new four wheeler, a pickup truck, trips, and items from local artists and local businesses. We really appreciate the support of local businesses in donating auction items.
Thank You Palouse Cares!
We would like to extend ou r dee pest thanks to Palouse Cares, its board, and its volunteers and donors for the ir tireless work meeting needs for residents without enough food. Palouse Cares organize d a community food drive and auctions on December 2nd. Palouse Cares’ donations fill the shelves of food banks and food pantr ies across the Palouse, including our Comm unity Food Bank here at Community Ac tion Center. Thank you Palouse Cares!
Meet Michelle Blankas, AmeriCorp VISTA Volunteer AmeriCorp VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) help organizations around the US develop solutions to help eradicate poverty. This is the first year Community Action Center has the privilege of hosting a VISTA volunteer. How long have you been working at Community Action Center? November 18th was my official start date.
called the FACT Team. I’m putting all the area’s food pantries on a list for the team, and I’ve prepared an existing condition analysis based on data that is already available. How did you find out about the VISTA position? I moved to Pullman in May when I graduated with my Masters from University of Colorado, Denver. I got my degree in Urban and Regional Planning, which is a great fit for the work I’m doing at Community Action Center. This summer, I was working at the WSU Organic Farm. Allison Detjens, who also works there, forwarded me the information about the position and wrote me a recommendation.
What is your role at CAC? I’m helping with the Palouse Tables Project, the community What do you like to do in your free time? food needs assessment that is happening this year. I’ll help It is not easy to be bored in this area! I love rock climbing. conduct community meetings, interview residents, and work on a four- or five-year plan with hunger solutions. We’ll develop the Biking here is amazing. I love biking over to the Farmers’ Market in Moscow. I also like swimming, and WSU has a great pool. I plan with the community’s ideas and input. love camping, but I did not get the chance to camp much this What are you working on right now, specifically? I’m preparing some data for the Palouse Tables project team, summer, since I worked at the WSU Organic Farm.
Your Place at the Table—Food Summit 2018 Committing to Food Access Pre-registration is required by January 20. Register early! The on the Palouse past two Food Summits have filled to capacity. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m; the program will start at 10:00 a.m. The 2018 Food Summit,
Bring the kids and come learn how to grow your own delicious, nutritious food! Fun for the whole family! • • • • • • • • •
Healthy Bodies & Healthy Gardens Family Garden Skills Nutrition Physical Activity Food Tastings! Garden Planning Seeding and Planting Keeping Plants Healthy Soil Care
The class meets the Third Monday of the Month starting in January from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Community Action Center. Dates: January 22, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18 Call 509-334-9147 to register your family today!
hosted by Palouse-Clearwater For more information and to register, please go to: https:// Food Coalition and the Whitman www.eventbrite.com/e/food-summit-2018-your-place-atCounty Food Coalition is the-table-registration-39752474722 scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Gladish Community Center Community Food Bank hours: in Pullman (115 NW State Wednesday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm St., Pullman, WA.) Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm The conference will highlight Growing for the Food The Community Food Bank is in need of the Bank, Community Gardens, the Pullman Community Action following donations: Center's Commercial Kitchen, Pullman Schools Snack Pantry and Backpack Programs, the Palouse Tables Project, • Meats (frozen, • Oatmeal and more. Presentations will be interspersed with art and canned, and fresh) • Ready-made entertainment. • Chunky soups meals Registration is on a sliding scale and includes a catered • Ravioli • Spices and lunch. A limited number of need-based scholarships are • Canned fruit condiments also available. To request a scholarship please contact • Cereals email@example.com. This year we will also You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont provide a children's room that will be staffed by WSU Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 AmeriCorps and WSU Center for Civic Engagement (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00). volunteers. Children attending must be potty trained.
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Vol. 23 No. 1 • January 2018
Making New Year’s Resolutions with Your Child
Continued on Page 6
• For elementary school age children (5-12 years old)—resolutions that address healthy living and safe life habits like eating vegetables every day, exercising daily and wearing their helmet when riding a bike. Additional for children (8-12 years old) resolutions that support strong academic skills like reading daily, getting homework in and developing healthy study habits.
• For preschool-aged children (3-5 years old)— resolutions that emphasis increased independence. Things like cleaning up the toys, brushing their teeth and following directions.
Keep the resolutions simple and achievable.
What your child needs to work on depends on your child. If you are concerned about his diet, then encourage healthier eating habits for him as well as the whole family. If your daughter’s room is a mess, try to help her commit 10 minutes a day to cleaning it. As your child ages, he can be more active in coming up with goals, which will mean more to him when he achieves them.
Different Resolutions for Different Ages
By Writer Laura Lewis Brown, Adapted by Karen Nelson, Family Resource Coordinator, Boost Collaborative, Children & Family Support Services at Gladish Community and Cultural Center.
For many of us, the New Year means it’s time to take stock of our lives and fix what we don’t like. Whether it’s our diet, exercise routine or tendency to procrastinate, there is always room for improvement in the coming year. We not only benefit from New Year’s resolutions but our children can also learn a lot about self-discipline and the value of making goals.
Here are some tips on how to help your kids benefit from making resolutions.
Make It a Family Activity
The best way to teach your children the importance of New Year’s resolutions is by making it part of the family tradition. Sit down each December and reflect on the past year, discussing your accomplishments and goals, as individuals and as a family.
In your resolution conversation, you can each talk about what worked this year and what didn’t.
“Each one of us is going to state a few things that we want to continue to do and things we’d like to change that would make us feel better about ourselves and how our family works,” Dr. Benjamin Siegel, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, suggests.
Each family member gets a turn sharing something they are proud of and something they want to improve. It may help for parents to go first, to give children a model. If your child is old enough to write, he or she should write down their accomplishments and goals, and you can help your younger child by writing theirs down.
Dr. Kathleen Clarke-Pearson, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, suggests making a resolution box, in which each family member can drop in his or her resolutions, then pull them out at a later date to review them.
Published on Dec 22, 2017