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Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University Vol. 23 No. 4 • April 2018

Washington State University

“Celebrating Excellence Recognition and Awards Banquet” Winners

Three April Performances Mark WSU Performing Arts’ Adieu

On March 30, 2018, the Celebrating Excellence Banquet recognized the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff. These individuals have exhibited extraordinary commitment to the University community. They have encouraged and challenged students to reach their highest potential. To find a complete list of the awardees, visit

Diamond & Golden Reunions, April 25-26

Thursday, April 19 - 7:30 p.m. THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE CINE-CONERT The much-beloved French animated feature, telling the story of a kidnapped Tour de France, will be screened as the film score’s composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance. Saturday, April 28 – 7:30 p.m. FAREWELL PERFORMING ARTS with Dan Maher & Friends Join Dan Maher and musical guests at a FREE encore concert, celebrating seven years of outstanding programming at Jones and Wadleigh Theatres in Daggy Hall. Seating is general admission first-come first-served. This is a special invitation to Cougs from the Class of ’58 or ’68 to celebrate your Diamond and Golden reunions! Regardless of graduation year, ALL Cougs are welcome. Celebrate your milestone and reconnect with friends and your beloved alma mater. Discover exciting research, hear from our university leaders and students, and soak up the current campus experience. Enjoy two days of fun with your fellow Cougs! The WSUAA hosts Diamond and Golden reunions each year, bringing Cougar alumni and friends back to campus. During this time, there are many opportunities to visit downtown Pullman and check out local businesses. Transportation is included from the Lewis Alumni Centre to all activities on Wednesday and Thursday. Register now at If you need assistance registering, feel free to call us at 1-800-258-6978. Registration will close April 18.

Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketswest outlets, online at, or by phone at 800-325-7328.

Marie Watt: Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecturer for 2018 Thursday, April 12, 4:30 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium 5062, Fine Arts Center, WSU The Jo Hockenhull Lecture series, organized by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Fine Arts Department, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, has named Marie Watt as the Visiting Lecturer for 2018. Watt will discuss the connections between art, activism, and feminist politics. This event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow. Watt received her MFA degree in painting and printmaking from Yale University. Her

Sondheim and Messiaen to be performed on Bryan Hall Stage The Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim will magically appear on the Bryan Hall Stage during Mom’s Weekend. This annual School of Music production is directed by Dr. Julie Anne Wieck and accompanied by the WSU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Danh Pham. The performances will take place in Bryan Hall Theatre on Friday, April 6 at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available in the lobby of Kimbrough Music Building April 4 through April 6 from 10 – 2 p.m. or at the door in Bryan Hall 1 ½ hours before each performance. The cost is $10 for students and senior citizens and $15 for general admission. School of Music Faculty will present a “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre. Composed by Olivier Messiaen, while a prisoner of war during World War II, “The Quartet for the End of Time” is arguably one of Messiaen’s best-known works. Shannon Scott, Meredith Arksey, Jeff Savage, and Ruth Boden bring this work to the WSU campus as a unique way to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day. Proceeds from ticket sales in the series benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be on sale one hour before the performances in the lobby, and are $10 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+) and non-WSU students, and free for WSU students with ID.

work has been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Rockwell Museum, Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art and the Denver Art Museum. Her most recent exhibition, Companion Species (Underbelly) will be on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU from April 6, 2018 to through September 1, 2018. For more information, contact Nishant Shahani at 509-335-5286. The lecture is cosponsored by the Plateau Center

In This Issue… Washington State University................ 1 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 3 Community Action Center.................... 5 Pullman School District........................ 6-7 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse..... 9-10 Pullman Regional Hospital........................ 11-12 Community Calendar................................. 14-15 Whitman County Humane Society............ 17 City of Pullman........................................... 18-19 Palouse Discovery Science Center.............. 21 Pullman Chamber of Commerce............... 22-23 Spokane Falls Community Colleges.......... 24 Pullman 2040............................................ 25 Palouse Knowledge Corridor..................... 25 Gladish Community & Cultural Center...... 26

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YMCA of the Palouse

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Community Action Center

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Thank you to all Chef's Challenge volunteers, sponsors, and donors! Community Food Lead Sponsors:

Do you want to garden and meet new people?

Join Pullman Community Gardens at Koppel Farm! Contact Koppel Farm:

Community Food Partners:

20 x 20 foot plot: $65.00/year 10 x 10 foot plot: $32.50/year

Friends of Community Food:

Ackerman’s Heating US Bank Jess Ford Washington Trust Bank Pullman Heating & Electric Waddell & Reed Columbia Bank

Pickard Orthodontics Highland Property Management Coldwell Banker/Tomlinson Associates

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Chef’s Challenge Partners:

Reserve your plot at Koppel Garden ASAP!

Presented by Community Action Center, in proud partnership with SEL Inc., Paradise Creek Brewery, South Fork Public House

Affordable Housing within Reach through Housing Choice Section 8

Section 8 Voucher Myth-Busting

Calling all landlords! Do you want guaranteed payments, long-term tenants, and units that fill quickly? Consider accepting Section 8 vouchers. For more information, call 509-334-9147 and ask for Liz or LaShonda.

Advantages: Guaranteed on-time monthly payments: we send you a check on time, every month! Pre-screened tenants: we do background checks on all Section 8 participants. Registered sex offenders and most people with a past criminal record cannot rent through Section 8. Long-term tenants: Section 8 participants have housing stability and are generally in units longer than other renters. Housing Choice Section 8 Program Coordinator Liz Raeth and Housing Program Specialist LaShonda Crutchfield make the world a better place through fair housing

The Palouse’s rental market is booming this year, with new units under construction every day. At the same time, Whitman County residents in poverty struggle to find and pay for safe housing. Community Action Center’s Housing Choice Section 8 Program puts affordable housing within reach. Last year, 288 households had a place to live because of the program. The average rent in Pullman has gone up by 25% to $1,015 per month in the past year, almost $200 more than five years ago, according to market researchers Apartment Monkey and Neighborhood Scout. In contrast, a family with one minimum-wage income earns $1,800 in a month. “We see a lot of people couch surfing before they are on Section 8,” Housing Choice Section 8 Program Coordinator Liz Raeth said. “They are moving around a lot, they’ve had three different addresses in three months or are staying with relatives.” This type of housing instability is a red flag for high risk of homelessness. Liz often sees families fleeing domestic violence, one-income families, or fixed-income elderly and disabled residents. Section 8 distributes housing vouchers to make safe rental housing more affordable to working families with children, people with disabilities, and the elderly with limited incomes. Landlords sign up with the program to accept the vouchers, and participants pay 30% of their income for rent and utilities. There is currently a six-month wait list for potential participants, which Liz says is much shorter than in urban areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to move people toward self-sufficiency and homeownership. One outcome of the program in Whitman County specifically is that people can get academic degrees at WSU or U of I while they are on the program, leading them to better jobs. She sees people with families move into the area because they have been accepted to WSU and stay on the program while they are in college. Ultimately, they don’t need help anymore because they have living wage jobs and are selfsufficient. “People want to succeed and do good for their family. We take the financial stress off of households so they can focus on finding a good job, not just getting up every day to do a job that will never take them out of poverty,” Liz said.

Community Food

Free advertising: We highlight available properties on our Whitman County Facebook page and maintain a list of Section 8 units, which we communicate to potential renters.

Common misconceptions: I will have to lower my rents to participate in Section 8. Landlords ensure their rents are at HUD’s Fair Market Value for the first year they are on the program. In 2018, Fair Market Value for a two-bedroom unit is $760. After one year as a Section 8 landlord, you can raise rents again. “Big Brother” will be watching me. Not true! We do an inspection before your unit is approved to make sure it is safe for tenants. After that, we stay out of the landlord-tenant relationship except for an inspection every other year to ensure unit safety. We now employ two in-house inspectors so we can complete inspections much more quickly than in previous years. Property managers retain full responsibility for screening and choosing renters, enforcing leases, and maintaining rental properties. The renters will trash my place. Section 8 tenants in Whitman County are often retired or are college/graduate students with families. Program coordinator Liz Raeth says that in eight years administering the program, working with hundreds of renters, she has only seen five trashed units. In addition, we strongly encourage Section 8 renters to get renter’s insurance to cover any damage beyond their deposit.



The Community Food Bank is in need of the following donations:



8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

• Top Ramen

• Toilet paper



8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

• Spices/Condiments (salt, pepper, sugar…)

• Diet restriction foods (sugar-free, gluten-free, low sodium…)


11 am – 1:00 pm

8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30pm

• Canned fruit

• International foods (soy sauce, curry, coconut milk, pan, tofu…)


4 pm – 6:00 pm

8 am – noon; 1pm – 6:00 pm



8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

• Canned veggies

You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).

Bread Room is closed during the lunch hour from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

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Pullman School District

April 2018


Encouraging Resilience by Allison Munch-Rotolo As cognitive psychologists have long known, words contribute to our understanding of the world around us. Our interpretation of experiences is enhanced when we have words to act as constructs for our thoughts. It’s one of the reasons the word gap (the difference in the total number of words spoken to children of rich and poor families by the age of three) is such a cruciallyimportant aspect of the opportunity gap in education. A rich vocabulary is high-yield investment in a child’s future.

While individual teachers throughout the district utilize an assortment of practices, systemic changes are also underway. Sunnyside Elementary, for instance, is currently piloting the CLEAR Project. CLEAR (Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience1) is a program designed to train teachers and staff, so they can better equip students with resilience tools that support learning. Examples of resilience tools include beliefs (like a growth mindset), skills (like self-regulation), and aspects of the environment (like supportive relationships). To date, there are 28 CLEAR schools across five states. (Sunnyside’s participation in the CLEAR Project is supported by a grant from the Pullman Education Foundation.)

On a recent visit to the classroom of Sonia Bringhurst at Jefferson Elementary, I was initially surprised to find students using very “brainy” vocabulary words. Mrs. Bringhurst’s second graders (and those of her second It is important to note that resilience training does not replace or detract grade colleagues), regularly devote around 30 minutes per week to reviewing and discussing ideas about how their brains help them, and how they can help from existing learning standards in core subject areas, but can help students to be better prepared for learning in general. Like a rich vocabulary, the capacity their brains. For example, the students understand that a part of the brain called the amygdala is responsible for threat-detection and response. When the for resilience will help each student to achieve their full potential. brain is busy detecting and responding to threats, its ability to perform other 1 See functions is severely compromised. Put very simply, we need to feel safe to learn. Mrs. Bringhurst’s classroom environment playfully encourages resilience. For example, a simply-decorated paper tube is a “joy-scope” that helps students focus on the things that bring them joy and happiness—such as a favorite color or a peaceful cloud floating outside the window. The “calming cave” (located under a classroom table) is a place of refuge, where students can spend a few moments collecting their thoughts. Slowly sliding a few beads up and down a pipe cleaner while breathing deeply is another example of a simple technique that can be used to avert the brain’s typical fight-or-flight response. As a visitor to this classroom environment, I found these techniques appealing and was eager to incorporate them into my own life.

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, honorably-discharged 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.

Board of Directors

Jim Evermann Director, District 3

President Allison Munch-Rotolo Director, District 2

Nathan Roberts Director, District 4

Susan Weed Director, District 1

Amanda Tanner Director, District 5

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Pullman School District

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Helping students to be College and Career Ready One of the most fulfilling elements of a students’ high school career can be the successful and productive effort towards a future passion or goal. The relevance of this pursuit can give students that extra push towards success—whether it be a favorite subject area, a major project or assignment in an area of interest, or even the ever sought “a-ha;” the sudden clarity of comprehension that comes with learning something new—there is a thrill in the pursuit of knowledge in a field that captivates you. In preparing students for life after high school, we continue to push students towards academic pursuits that can prepare them for a post-secondary education and job readiness. The latter is where we can specifically emphasize learning that prepares students for specific skills and trades that can be used for future career opportunities or field expertise. Pullman High School has a number of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that students can take based on specific interest levels— courses that can address employment trends or skill set needs within the workforce. These courses are also aligned with Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs); “clubs” where students can apply these skills in an extra-curricular and often times competitive setting. PHS has a number of successful programs that have prepared students for both career and college opportunities, and we continue to add more variety to this menu of CTE courses. This past year, in an attempt to address further employment trend needs in the area of health sciences, PHS added a sports medicine class. Next year, we plan to offer a Computer Sciences course—a need expressed both by local and state employment trends as well as student interest. Not only can CTE courses help students follow a passion or career path, but with Washington state’s new 24-credit graduation requirements, it helps provide more opportunity and flexibility for students to pursue specific classes related to their interest and goals. The High School and Beyond Plan allows students to be selective in a few of their requirements via “personal pathways”—a course road map that can prepare students for specific posthigh school opportunities whether they be a 4-year or 2-year college track, a trade or technical school plan, an internship or apprenticeship, or specific job placement. We are grateful to be able to offer selective courses that can ignite and fuel a student’s passion and we attribute these classes continued success to the direction of our knowledgeable and dedicated teachers, as well as our talented students. Our FFA, VICA, Culinary and Multimedia students are consistently being recognized at both the state and national levels for their great work in the agricultural, welding, food, and digital media industries. And this year, for the first time in a while, our DECA program will be sending students to Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia this coming spring. Education is an ever-evolving medium and we continue to seek out the best ways we can work with our students and the community to best prepare our kids for future opportunities and to instill a passion for life-long learning, no matter what form that learning may take. For more information regarding Career and Technical opportunities, please contact CTE Director/Assistant Principal Chris Franklin at or Principal Erik Heinz at • CTE courses at Pullman High School are offered in the following CAREER PATHWAYS: • Business and Marketing • Family and Consumer Sciences • Agricultural Education and Sciences • Health Sciences • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) • Skill and Technical Sciences For a complete list of courses offered at PHS, you can view our course guide on our website at under the “Counseling Services” tab, listed as “Registration (Spring).”

Let’s be social! Follow Pullman Schools on Twitter and Facebook! Find the latest news and updates: LIKE us on Facebook! Pullman Public Schools: Kamiak Elementary: Franklin Elementary: Jefferson Elementary: Sunnyside Elementary: Lincoln Middle School: Pullman High School: Follow us on Twitter! Pullman Public Schools: @PullmanSD Lincoln Middle School: @LMSPrincipals Pullman High School: @PullmanHS Kamiak Elementary School: @PullmanKES Instagram: @Kamiak.Elementary.School

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Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

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This years’ theme emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services and addresses the following: • how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support • how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims. Join OVC and communities across the United States this April to raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, highlight local programs, celebrate progress achieved, and honor victims and the professionals who serve them.

How Advocates Work with Victims

Rights of victims, survivors, and witnesses

Advocates offer victims information about the different options available to them and support victims' decision-

There shall be a reasonable effort made to ensure that victims, survivors of victims, and witnesses of crimes have the following rights, which apply to any criminal court and/or juvenile court proceeding. Full list of victim rights and definitions available at or look up WA RCW 7.69.030

We Can Help! Call us 24/7 at: 1-888-288-9221 | 509-332-4357

Services offered with local Crime Victim Service Center and ATVP: • Crisis intervention and help coping with the trauma of violent victimization • Referral to other support services available throughout the community • Striving to ensure victims’ voices are heard and that their opinions are considered • Guidance through the criminal justice process

• Right to a Crime Victims Advocate

• Accompaniment to court proceedings

• Right to be Heard • Right to be Informed

• Assistance filing Crime Victim Compensation claims and insurance forms

• Right to be Notified

• Assistance completing Victim Impact Statements

• Right to Receive Protection

• Information on applying for restitution

• Right to Privacy • Right to Expeditious Return of Property • Right to Appropriate Employer Intercession • Right to Access Immediate Medical Assistance • Right to be Physically Present During Trial • Right to Submit a Victim Impact Statement • Right to Restitution

Stop by and see Sandee, your Whitman County Crime Victim Advocate!

Have you Been Affected by Any of the Following? Arson — Assault — Burglary — Child Abuse/Neglect — Cyber Crime — Elder Abuse —Fraud — Gang Violence — Human Trafficking — Robbery — Vehicular Homicide

We Can Help! Call us 24/7 at: 1-888-288-9221 509-332-4357

Wednesday April 4th

Over 35 years of leadership in advocating for peaceful families, relationships, and communities.

Salsa Demo April 4th at CAC

Tuesday April 10th 2:30PM-4:30PM Colfax Food Pantry

Saturday April 21st, 10AM-2PM Family Fair at Lincoln Middle School

We’ve Moved! Our Pullman office has relocated to the Gladish Community & Cultural Center Rm 305A 115 NW State St, Pullman, WA 99163 509-332-HELP (4357) Also on campus at WSU

• 24-Hour Crisis Hotline • Advocacy-based counseling • Emergency confidential shelter • Legal & medical advocacy • Child advocacy • Community presentations & outreach • Violence prevention programming • Support groups

407 S Washington Moscow, ID 83843 208-883-HELP (4357) Also on campus at UI

• Information & referrals All services are confidential and free of charge.

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Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

April 2018

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION Teaching kids about healthy relationships, communication, and boundaries is an important part of our work! Utilizing evidencebased curricula, we work with classrooms, high school groups, and afterschool programs to help youth build healthy skills. Our Palouse Teen Council is a group of local high school students who are trained to present on comprehensive sex education. Contact ATVP to request a presentation!

Across the country, individuals, youth, communities, schools, and agencies will be taking action to increase awareness about sexual assault while working to end sexual violence. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time where we can focus our efforts, celebrate community successes and look toward making improvements in the future. How you talk about sexual violence matters. Whether you show your support for a survivor or help someone understand these issues, your voice is powerful and necessary in this conversation. • Teal is the color of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Wear a ribbon, paint your nails, or dye a streak in your hair to show your support. Challenge your friends to wear teal and talk about it.

Palouse Teen Council is Recruiting for 2018-19! Are you passionate about social justice and peer education? You should apply for Teen Council! We are high school students who are trained to provide peer-led sex education to our community. Apply by May 11 at this link:

• Talk to your children, teens, family, and friends about the importance of healthy relationships and healthy boundaries. Movies, TV, and books are full of healthy and unhealthy relationships you can use as examples. • Invite ATVP to present to your class, community group, club, or other organization (in April and year round). • When you hear comments that blame victims or make light of sexual violence, speak up so others know you that don’t agree. Show them that you believe survivors, and that you’re a safe person to talk to. • Join ATVP in wearing denim on April 25th. In 1998, Italy’s Supreme Court overturned a rapist’s conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning that she must have helped her attacker remove them. This action was the catalyst for Denim Day, a day when supporters around the world wear jeans to take a stand against sexual violence.

Want to know more about us? Come to our Teen Council Open House! Tuesday, April 24, 6-7:30pm at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ (525 NE Campus St, Pullman, WA 99163)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION PROGRAMS AVAILABLE! Want to address challenging topics with your students, friends, or employees but aren’t sure how? Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse offers education programs to the community at large. They can be tailored to any group including school classes, university groups, service providers, and faith communities. Topics include healthy relationships, respecting boundaries, bystander intervention, sexual violence, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. For more information on available programming please contact Harley or Vanessa at 509332-4357 or visit

Over 35 years of leadership in advocating for peaceful families, relationships, and communities.

We’ve Moved! Our Pullman office has relocated to the Gladish Community & Cultural Center

Make sure to like our facebook page to learn more about how to be involved and to learn more about sexual assault and other issues that face our community!

Rm 305A 115 NW State St, Pullman, WA 99163 509-332-HELP (4357) Also on campus at WSU

• 24-Hour Crisis Hotline • Advocacy-based counseling • Emergency confidential shelter • Legal & medical advocacy • Child advocacy • Community presentations & outreach • Violence prevention programming • Support groups

407 S Washington Moscow, ID 83843 208-883-HELP (4357) Also on campus at UI

• Information & referrals All services are confidential and free of charge.

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Pullman Regional Hospital

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New Commissioner Named to Hospital Board

The Regional High School Athletic Training Program

Karen Karpman, PhD., was appointed to the Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners in March. Karpman is a retired clinical neuropsychologist who practiced in Pullman for 17 years and was a member of the hospital’s allied staff. She was selected among a field of three other candidates to complete Commissioner Jeanne Holstad’s term, which ends on December 31, 2019. She will run for public election in November 2019. Karen Karpman, PhD

Dr. Ed Tingstad, Orthopaedic Surgeon for Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

We’re partnering with area high schools to keep student athletes safe and healthy. To ensure the health of our area high school athletes, Pullman Regional Hospital’s Orthopaedic Center of Excellence has partnered with Colton, Garfield-Palouse, Potlatch and Pullman school districts to provide Certified Athletic Trainers at each school. The program also includes a free weekly clinic available to student athletes.

Dr. Steven Pennington, Orthopaedic Surgeon for Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

An organized program ensures high school athletes are well prepared for activities, properly and efficiently treated for injuries and can return to play safely and quickly.

Physician Champions “The Regional High School Athletic Training Program has been a dream and top priority of our Orthopaedic Center of Excellence. Seeing a fulltime athletic trainer in every high school become a reality, gives our high school athletes an unsurpassed sports injury preventative and treatment experience that will set the standard for all communities. I hope every person connected with our athletic community will join us in this valuable endeavor.”

— Dr. Steven Pennington, Orthopaedic Surgeon for Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine “As a parent and physician, I want our children to excel. We are hoping to create a better environment for our children to grow and learn. Embedding athletic trainers in these high schools provides healthcare—free of charge—to more than 750 high school student athletes. It’s a wonderful service, and I am so grateful for the support we’ve already received. I invite you to join us. Imagine what we can do together as a team.”

— Dr. Ed Tingstad, Orthopaedic Surgeon for Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Program Sponsors Shelley Bennett with Palouse Commercial Real Estate, Dave Christy with State Farm Insurance, and Avista Foundation step up to the plate as the first program sponsors! Learn more:

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Pullman Regional Hospital

April 2018

Generosity Inspires Volunteerism Pullman Regional Hospital is actively recruiting volunteers! Our team of volunteers supports the hospital in many different ways. Do you have background in retail? Diane’s Gift Garden could be a great fit for you! Do you love working with people and have worked in customer service? Check out the Information Desk! Love to sew? We have volunteers doing that, too! We have volunteers throughout the hospital serving in a variety of other capacities as well including: Chaplains, Patient Support, Music and Prescription Pets. Check out our website for more details about the programs.

Have-A-Heart Valentine’s Day Deliveries Raise Funds for Auxiliary This year, volunteers donated more than 200 hours of their time to create 516 gift packages and deliver the balloons, stuffed bears, mugs, cards and sweets to locations all over Pullman. Thank you to our valued Auxilians who give so much to help fund patient healing and comfort needs at Pullman Regional Hospital. Special thanks to Mandi Denning and Sharon Hall for organizing this heartfelt fundraiser!

April | Health Education Calendar

April 2, 16 Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, 1st & 3rd Monday of Month, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Whitman County Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365 April 2, 4, 9, 23 Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Regency Senior Living Center, Melissa, (509)-332-0365 April 3, 10, 17, 24 Work In Progress, AA Meeting, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Conf. Rm. “C”, Jonathan, 360-628-0097; Logan 406-224-5438 April 4, 11, 18, 25 Taichi Qigong, Sign-up Prks n’Rec, Wednesday, 1:00pm -2:00pm, Bishop Place Social Hall, Liz Lee, LaC & East Asian Med.Practitioner April 4 Board of Commissioners, 1st Wed., Wednesday, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, PRH Conf. Rms “C/D”, Erin April 5, 12, 19, 26 Mindful Self Compassion Series with Rebeca Bohn, Registration now closed, Thursdays, 5:00 PM -8:00PM, Conf Rms. A/B, April 6 TaiChi for Health: Level 3, New session Starting April 6th, Fridays, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, PRH Conf. Rms., Frances Preston, OT April 6, 20 Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group (Food provided), 1st & 3rd Friday of Month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Malden Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365 April 7 WSU B-Fit intervention to improve brain health, last session April 7th, Fridays, or Saturdays, 12:30PM, 4:30 PM; 10:00 AM, Pullman Regional’s Conf. C/D, Cognitive Aging and Dementia Laboratory: (509) 335-4033 April 8 Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 2nd Sunday of the Month, Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, Conf. Rm “A”, 4th Anne; 509-715-5914

April 8 Palouse Pathways , Must preregister, 2nd Sunday of Month, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm , Conf. Rms. “C & D”, Peggie Jenkins; 208-301-5099

April 25 Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, Last Wednesday of month, Wednesday, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Good Samaritan Village, Phyllis V;

April 13 Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, Hill Ray Plaza Room 309, 2nd Friday of Month, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Hill Ray Plaza 309, Colfax, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414

April 30 Tai Chi for Health Level 2, New session starting April 30th, Mondays, 2nd last session, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, Pullman Parks n’Rec, Frances Preston, OT

April 14 Relay for Life WSU & Whitman County, WSU Grimes Playfield, Contact: Jenna Berlin @ 509 242 - 8281

May 1 Tai Chi for Health: Level 1, new session May 1st, Tuesdays, last session 3rd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Pullman Parks n’Rec, Frances Preston, OT

April 15 Palouse 100K Relay & Solo Run, sponsored by Pullman Regional Hospital Summit Therapy & Health Services, Summit Therapy, Register: aspx?did=53370 April 16 Pre Op Total Joint Class, Open to the public, 3rd Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Conf. Rms. “C/D”, Carrie Coen, PT April 18 BSCG: Breast Cancer Support Group, Open to all women’s cancers, 3rd Wednesday of Month, 7:00 pm -9:00 pm, Conf. Rm “C”, Cathy Murphy, MS RN April 19 Women’s Leadership Guild, General Meeting, Thursday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Washington Trust Bank-Pullman, wgl@ April 20 Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, No pre-registration necessary, 3rd Friday of the Month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Bishop Place Independent Living Apartments 3rd Floor Library, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414 April 21 Family Fair, Lincoln Middle School, 10 am to 2 pm, Contact: Sammy Perone @ April 23 TBI Support Group, Tramatic Brain Injuries, 4th Monday of the Month, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, Conf Rm. C, Daniella Clark, PhD., 509-592-8931

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 INBC Blood Drives, Appointments are available, Sunday, Mondays, 7:00am - 3:00pm, 840 SE Bishop Blvd. Ste. 103, INBC April 3, 10, 17, 24 INBC Blood Drives, Across from Pullman Regional, Tuesdays, 11:00 am -6pm, 840 SE Bishop Blvd. Ste. 103, INBC April 9, 23 Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, Facilitator, Laura Keogh IBCLC; No Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 -2:30 pm, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace April 14 Weekend Childbirth, Must preregister, Sunday, 9:00 am 4:00pm, Conf. Rms. “C & D”, BirthPlace April 16, 23, 30 Childbirth 101, register with BP, Mondays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Conf. Rms “A/B”, BirthPlace April 16, 30 Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, $15 Registration Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 -2:30, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace April 17 Infant Massage, new session, Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Conf. Rm. “D”, BirthPlace

April 24 Lupus Fibro Support Group, Open to those with autoimmune disorders, 4th Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Noel Nicolai, PhD.

for more information, visit

PULLMAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL 835 SE Bishop Blvd. Pullman, WA 99163 509-332-2541

April 2018

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Fiddler on the Roof,

• PRH, Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy, 1 p.m., see pg 12 • PRH, Palouse Pathways, 3 p.m., see pg 12


• WSU Women’s Tennis vs. Colorado, 11 a.m., free



• City of Pullman 338-3208 • Chamber of Commerce 334-3565 • Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 • Pullman School District 332-3581 • Washington State University 335-7628

Opinions are those of individual entities. Questions may be directed to:

City of Pullman Pullman Chamber of Commerce Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman School District Washington State University

The Pullman Community UPDATE is published monthly by:

• PSD, Coffee with Bob – Updates from Superintendent Maxwell noon – 1 p.m., Pioneer Center • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 12 • JES PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. • LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 12 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg12



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• Pullman Chamber, GML, SEL Event Center, noon • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PSD, SES PTO Meeting 7 p.m. • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU School of Music, Jazz Concert, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free


• PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 12 • Unfolding Birth Stories: A Woman’s Support Circle, Uma Center, 414 S Jackson St, Moscow, 509-339-6923, 7 p.m.

• PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see pg 12 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 12 • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 12

• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see pg 12 • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30pm in PHS Board Room • PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Non-Required Student Recital: Colin Taylor, saxophone and Bryce Dale, saxophone, 8 p.m. Kimbrough 101, free


• PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU School of Music, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free






PSD, No School – Spring Break

• WSU Baseball vs. Gonzaga, 5 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 12



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• PRH, Relay for Life, see pg 12 • WSU Women’s Tennis, vs. California, 11 a.m., free • PDSC, Brilliant Bioscience, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • WSU Track and Field vs. Cougar Invitational, TBD • WSU Baseball vs. California, 2 p.m. • ‘Sudiksha’ Center for Classical Arts of India, “Women Thy Strength” Dances from Indian Mythology with Live music to benefit Rural Resources Community Action Center, By Raji Soundararajan & students, 7 p.m., Jones theater, Daggy Hall, free

• WSU Moms’ Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, Beasley Coliseum, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., free admission • PRH, WSU B-Fit, see pg 12 • WSU Rowing vs. Oregon State, TBD, free • WSU School of Music, Mom’s Weekend Opera workshop, 2 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre • WSU Performing Arts, “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, 2 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall • WSU School of Music, Non-Required Student Recital: Colin Taylor, euphonium 6 p.m. Kimbrough 115, free • WSU Performing Arts, “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall



PCT “Wit” on April 13-15,

• PRH, Monthly Drop-in Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU Women’s Tennis vs. Stanford, 1:30 p.m., free • WSU Baseball vs. California, 5 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Student Chamber Music, 3:10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU School of Music, Brass Chamber Music, 4:10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall • A Tribute to Native American Culture, featuring “The Salish Chief” by Peter Berring, presented by the Palouse Choral Society Chorale and LCSC Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m., Simpson United Methodist Church,

Fiddler on the Roof,, 5-8th

• WSU Moms’ Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, Beasley Coliseum, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., free admission • WSU Museum of Art, Grand Opening Invitation: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, 12 p.m., free • PRH, TaiChi for Health, Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU Performing Arts, “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall • WSU School of Music, Mom’s Weekend Opera workshop, 8 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre


VRenaissance V Fair, first weekend in May, Moscow VPullman V ArtWalk, May 17-19

Coming up!

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• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 12 • PRH, TBI Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 12

• WSU Women’s Soccer vs. Western Washington • WSU Baseball vs. Santa Clara, 1 p.m. • WSU Volleyball vs. ASU, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym


• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Garrett Snedeker, piano, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free


• WSU School of Music, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free

PCT “Wit” on April 19-22,


• WSU Baseball vs. California, 1 p.m. • PRH, Pre Op Total Joing Class, 3 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU School of Music, Graduate Conducting Recital: Jeremy Bennett, 3:10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg12 • Board of Adjustment 7:30 p.m. City Hall • WSU School of Music, Opera Workshop, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU School of Music, Guest Artist Recital: Jonathan Borja, flute, 8 p.m., Kimbrough 101, free



Fiddler on the Roof,, 11-15th

PCT “Wit” on April 13-15,

• PRH, Palouse 100k Relay & Solo Run, see pg 12 • A Tribute to Native American Culture, featuring “The Salish Chief” by Peter Berring, presented by the Palouse Choral Society Chorale and LCSC Concert Choir, 4 p.m., Clarkston High School,

15, 5-8th

• PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see pg 12 • PRH, Lupus Fibro Support Group, 4:30 p.m., see pg 12 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 12


• WSU School of Music, Orchestra Festival, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre and Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Women Printmakers Closing Reception, WSU Museum of Art Gallery, free • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30-6 p.m. at Franklin • FES PTA Meeting, 6:45 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU School of Music, Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free


• PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 12 • JES PTA Art Show and Open House, 5-7 p.m. • FES Grades 1 and 2 Musical, 6:30 p.m.


• PRH, Monthly Drop-in Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Laura Hendrickson, piano, 3:10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU Baseball vs. Santa Clara, 5 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Karen Wong, piano, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Savanna Johnson, bassoon and Bryson Roberts, tuba, 5:10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU School of Music, Piano Pedagogy Lab School Recitals, 6 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • PSD, Sunnyside Showcase of the Arts

20 • Whitman County Genealogical Society mini-seminar, 9 a.m. - noon, Bishop Place Independent Living Social Room, • Moscow Hempfest, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., see • PRH, Family Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., LMS, see pg 12 • WSU Football Crimson and Gray Game, 1 p.m., free • WSU Baseball vs. Santa Clara, 2 p.m. • Palouse Habitat for Humanity, Beans and Jeans, 5:30 p.m., SEL Event Center


• WSU School of Music, Student Chamber Music and Brass Chamber Music, 8 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre, 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


• WSU School of Music, College of Music Society Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, 8 a.m.- 6p.m., Kimbrough Music Building • WSU Track and Field vs. UW, TBD


PCT “Wit” on April 19-22,

• Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee 2 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 12 • PRH, Women’s Leadership Guild, 6:30 p.m., see pg 12 • PSD, Sunnyside Showcase of the Arts • PSD, Elementary and 6th Grade Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. at LMS • WSU Performing Arts, The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall • WSU School of Music, Choral Concert, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free


PHS FFA Plant Sale

• PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 12 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PSD, Collaboration Day, all students dismissed at noon • PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see pg 12 • PSD, Social Media & Kids: What Should Parents Know? Informational session with Police Officer Scott Patrick, 6 p.m. in PHS Theater • PRH, Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., see pg 12


Fiddler on the Roof,, 11-15th

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Rural Resources

April 2018

Rural Resources provides information, referral and individualized assistance to aging and disabled adults, their family members, friends, and caregivers in an effort to maximize health, independence and quality of life in a person’s home and community of choice.

Programs Senior Information, Referral & Assistance: Basic information and referral services. Program screening. Assistance provided to access programs and supports.

Family Caregiver Support Program: Support for informal family caregivers. Direct support. Support groups. Respite. Massage Therapy. Counseling.

Medicaid Alternative Care & Tailored Support for Older Adults: WA State Program designed to support moderate and Options Counseling: Individual assessment and Long Term Care low income older adults to remain independent at home. planning support. Care coordination. Case management Low-income Senior Legal Program: Screening and referral to Kinship Navigator and Kinship Caregiver Support: For limited free legal services. relatives raising relative children. Information and referral. Title IXX In-Home Care Case Management: WA State inSystem navigation. Limited financial support. home care case management. Assessment. Care Coordination.

Health Homes: Intensive care coordination/case management. Health action planning. Educational Program and Workshops: Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions (general, chronic pain, diabetes), Matter of Balance. Caregiver workshops. Support Groups: Family Caregiver Support Groups in Pullman, Colfax, Tekoa, St. John, and Malden. Serving Pullman and ALL of Whitman County

April 2018

Whitman County Humane Society

THANK YOU for supporting the Whitman County Humane Society’s 2018 Fur Ball. We raised a record $65,000! Because of generous people like you, WCHS and AnimalHaven will continue to make a difference in the lives of pets and people. Artwork

Danielle Blavat

Supporter Highlights

Tim Gehring (Gehring & Associates), George Kunkel (KACI Construction), Lion's Club and Jeff Smith, Linda Rogers, & Catherine Cross


Michael Delahoyde

Master of Ceremonies Mayor Glenn Johnson

Video Production

Kylie Yoshikawa and Kylene Daschofsky

Keynote Speaker Rueben Mayes


Pets Reka and her Cat Quartet Scatter Kindness To Every Creature Big and Small Summit Realty WSU Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni (Jim King)

Parade of Pets Sponsor

Scatter Kindness To Every Creature Big and Small Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union (P1FCU) Your Pullman Radio Stations

WCHS Staff Table Sponsor

Sew Natural Kreations, Ann Kreiger In Memory of Duke


4 Star Supply, Alan Smick, Alanna Ellis, Dr. Allen Kirkpatrick, DDS/ Family Dog Grooming Dentistry, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpine Zelda's Pet Grooming Animal Hospital/ Dr. Linda Robinette, Event Staffing Amber’s Grooming Salon, Andy O’Fallon, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity WSU Angela Schmokel, Animal Clinic and Chapter Hospital, Anytime Fitness/ Jodie Weitze, B&L Bicycles, Banyan's on the Ridge, Printing Donation Bark Box, Becky Bitter, Berg Family, Special Thanks to Joey D and Daphne V Best Western Plus University Inn, Beth for their Printing Donation Semingson, Bill Wall, Bill Webber, Birch Celebrity Servers and Barley, Brandy Wiser, Brett Myers: Gary Jenkins, Police Chief, City of Sheriff, Bruce Yoshikawa, Brused Books, Pullman Buffalo Wild Wings, Busch Distributing, Brett Myers, Sheriff, Whitman County Liz Oje, Code Enforcement Officer II, City Cameron Price, Carmel Minogue CPA & Associates, Pullman Chamber, Cask bar & of Pullman food, Catherine Cross, Cathy Devleming, Bryan Slinker, Dean of the College of Charles and Joan King, Charlie and Veterinary Medicine Gail Gearhiser, Charlie Powell/ WSU Kathy Slinker Communications and the VTH, Cheryl Greg Umbright, Police Sergeant, City of Kammerzell, Chipman and Taylor, Chrisi Pullman Daniel Welter, Associate Dean of Students Kincaid, Christine and Nicholas Hudson, and Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Christy Fitzgerald, Chuck Boyd/ Salmon River Experience, C J Robert - Pups and Washington State University Cups, Cougar Country Drive-In, Cougar Animal Handling Entertainment Center, Danielle Blavat, WSU Shelter Training Program Davenport Hotels, David Frye, David Program Layout Oberlie/ Pullman Locksmith, Delta Nathan Roberts Gamma, Denise Farr/ Mirror Mirror, Diana Barbee, Donna Slusser and Patricia Fur Ball Committee Members Thanks to all the dedicated people who Magaret, Elaine O’Fallon, Ellen Johnston, Evergreen Veterinary Clinic/ Dr. Roxanna helped organize and orchestrate the Durham DVM, Four Star Supply/ Darwin, 10th annual Fur Ball & Yappy Hour. Friend of WCHS, Fujiyama Japanese Top Dog Event Sponsor Steak House and Bar, Gabriela Mazur, Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Gamma Phi Beta, Gary and Kay Stilson/ Yappy Hour Sponsor Garlinghouse Memorials, Gary Jenkins: Tail Waggin' Adventures Pullman Police Chief, Gary Pickelsimer, Zelda's Pet Grooming Gene Siple, Georgia Carpetworks, Glassphemy/ Willow Falcon and Mike Auction Sponsor Porter, Golden Teriyaki, Greg and Kristina Fitzgerald Psychological Services Umbright, Heather Goodrich, Heidi Celebrity Servers Sponsor Churchill, Helene Hopkins, Holiday Inn Infinity Custom Construction Express Hotel and Suites, Hornblower Table Sponsors Cruises & Events, Inland Northwest Bigglesworth Broadcasting, j&h printing, Jaimie/Pizza Colleen Harrington, Attorney at Law Perfection, Jarod Fitzgerald, Jen Dickerson, Columbia Bank Jenell Decker MD, Jerry Griebling/ Jerry's Dr. James DeVleming, Pullman Vision Auto Repair, Jessica Richards, Jil Taylor, Jim Source Bonine, Joey D and Daphne V, John Burns/ In Memory of Carollee Webber, who Best Buy Art, Joy Otis/ FRP Financial, loved all animals Kaitlin and Kristin Kontogianis, Kappa In Memory of Jim O'Fallon, who had an Delta, Karen and Dan Hornfelt/ Northwest amazing love for all things furry Spirit Wood, Karin Kontogianis, Karmin KACI General Contractor Peterson, Kathy Dahmen, Kathy Meyer, Maple K Enterprises Katie Lierman/ Flights of Time Studios, Pets Are People Too Keith and Chrisi Kincaid, Kelly MyottPullman Regional Hospital Prescription Baker, Kelsy/ Lost Key Escape Rooms, Rose Backs

Kenneth Bitter, Kenworthy Theatre, Kim Devich, Kim Rundle/ The Palouse Caboose, Kristin Lincoln/ Pullman Civic Theater, Kurt Dahmen, Kylie Schuit/ Module Master, Kym Darling, La Casa Lopez, Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises, Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, Lambda Chi Alpha, Largent’s Inc., Laura Risley, Laura Schweitzer, Lauren Port, Les Davies, Les Schwab, Leslie Krieger, Leslie O'Dell/ Framing It Up, Linda Gallagher, Linda Hastings, Linda and Greg Helms, Linda Mitchell, Linda Rogers, Lisa Gloss and Jeremy Lessman, Lodgepole, Loretta Dragoo, Maialina Pizzeria Napoletana, Mandi Denning/ Healing Hands Massage LLC, Marcus N. Torrey, DDS, Margaret Carmody, Mary Schweitzer, McDonald’s, Mckenzie Forestor, Merry Cellars (Patrick Merry), Mia Patterson, Mike Gordon/, Model Home Furnishings, Module Master, Moscow Candy Company/ Marilyn Lysohir, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park/ Anna Rhodes, My Office Bar and Grill, Neill's Flowers, New Garden Restaurant, Niki Roberts, Noel Schulz, Norma Osterback, Northwest Wado-ryu Karate/ Christopher Schwartz, Palouse Country Candy/ Pamela Dabolt, Palouse Ice Rink, Palouse Pics, Palouse Ridge Golf, Palouse Science Discovery Center, Papa Murphy's Takeand-Bake Pizza/ M. Berg, Paradise Creek Brewery, Patricia Maarhuis, Paul Baker, Petco, Pete Yurovchak, Pets are People Too, Pickard Orthodontics, Plan3t Extreme Air Park, Poppy Salon/ Chelsea Whitney, Porch Light Pizza, Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center/ Gordon Dowler, Pullman Auto Parts-NAPA, Pullman Building Supply/ Tyler Garrett, Pullman Dairy Queen, Pullman Disposal Service, Pullman Fire Department, Quality Inn Pullman, Quint Jacobs, Rachel Schad, Rebeca Ward, Red House Pizza, Renee Piper/ Tail Waggin' Adventures, Rhonda Skaggs, Rock STAR Tan Bar, Rod Schwartz/ Palouse Pics, Russel Dach, Ruth Barbee, Ruth Holmes, Ryan Law/ Palouse Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Ryan O’Fallon, Sam and Lauren Hunt/ C&L Locker Co., Sam Dial, Sandy Cooper, Sandy Shallbetter, Sarah DeVleming, Sarah Richards, Sella's Restaurant, Dr. Shane Carnahan/ Carnahan Chiropractic, Shawn Paulson, SherwinWilliams, Pullman, Sid's Pharmacy, Silver Streak Zipline Tours/ Bonnie DeRoos, Silverwood Theme Park/ Cynthia Ohman, SNAP Fitness, Pullman, Stephanie Clark, Stephanie Schweitzer, Stephen Holstad/ SYG Nursery and Landscaping, Steve Birr, Sue Richards, Sue Schell, Sue Wang, Susan Hardy-Gormsen, Sweet Mutiny, The Black Cypress, The Seasoned House/ Sara Joplin, Tina Owen, Tom Harris, Tracie Brelsford, Tracy Stenlund/ Printstop, Tri-State Outfitters, Triumphant Tattoo, Valerie Berg, Vera Milosh, Via Family Chiropractic, Village Centre Cinemas, Whitman County Association of Realtors, Wild at Art- Moscow, Willow Falcon, WSU Football, WSU Men's Golf/ Dustin White, WSU Women's Basketball/ Linda Ruben, WSU Women's Rowing/ Amy V., WSU Women's Soccer/ Jessica Greer, Zelda's Pet Grooming.

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Longest Resident: Lea

Meet the sweet and sassy Lea. After being found by a citizen on the side of the road and brought into the shelter for treatment, she is healed and ready to find her furever home! Miss Lea has her own cattitude and is quite vocal when she wants something. The shelter is very loud and stressful so she was sent to foster to have a quieter environment and more one on one time. She is very loving and enjoys her cat naps in the sun. She is currently in foster care, but we can schedule a time for her to come back to the shelter so you can meet her! Notes from the foster family: "Fun facts: when you pet or scratch her back, she wags her tail. She is too intelligent for her own good and doesn't like being confined to one room. In conjunction with that, she can open push and pull doors as long as they are not closed to the point of latching. She also at times has a funny way of sleeping." As with all our cats Lea is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and tested for FIV, FELV, and internal parasites.

New Board Members Needed WCHS seeks new members for its Board of Directors. Help us guide the future of WCHS. Terms are three years (August 2018-July 2021) and you must be a current member of WCHS to fill out an application. Applications received will be screened by the current Directors to determine a slate. Membership ranges from $15 to $60 and can be donated online at We strongly recommend you attend one or more board meetings before submitting your application. Individuals interested in fundraising and interacting with major donors and those with legal expertise are especially needed. For more information and the application please visit: asp. Please submit your application via email at webmaster@ Application deadline is April 30th!

Name ____________________________ Address __________________________ City _____________________________ State, Zip _________________________ Email____________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ General Operations ___ Hope Fund

___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership

($15 students, $35 seniors, $40 individual, $60 family) Mail to: Whitman County • Humane Society, P.O. Box 53, Pullman, WA 99163

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM Mon-Sat Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • Open dawn to dusk daily WCHS President: Becky Bitter • Phone 332-3422

City of Pullman

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April 2018

Jump into Spring at the 14th Annual Pullman Stream Cleanup

Celebrate Arbor Day On Monday, April 16, Pullman residents are invited to attend the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration from 1:302:20 p.m. at the Pullman Chamber Presidents Grove, 740 N Grand, across the bridge on the city trail system. Mayor Glenn Johnson will read the Arbor Day proclamation. Come join us and celebrate the Pullman’s 21st year of recognition as a “Tree City USA”. Pullman parks staff will be available to answer your questions regarding tree planting, pruning, and maintenance. The first 25 attendees will receive a free tree seedling.

Pullman Annual Spring Cleanup Pullman residents, take advantage of the city of Pullman/Pullman Disposal Service annual spring cleanup from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 21 at Pullman Disposal, 135 NW Harold Drive, off Wawawai Road. The facility will be open for you to bring any unwanted items, appliances, general household items, (dry paint cans only), and up to four unmounted tires (no rims, truck, or tractor tires please), at a substantially reduced rate of $7 per car and $10 per pickup or trailer. This rate is available only at the Pullman Disposal site. To expedite unloading, separate your items into the categories listed above. Pullman Parks and Disposal staff will be there to assist, but be prepared to unload your own vehicle. A few restrictions apply: no hazardous waste, paint, household refuse, truck or tractor tires. Compostable yard waste is always accepted at Whitman County Landfill at no cost. This event may be subject to capacity limitation. For more information on ordinance compliance pertaining to overhanging vegetation contact, Community Improvement Representative, Steve Murphy at (509) 338-3300.

Help Support Pullman’s Downtown Hanging Baskets Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated to the downtown baskets in 2017. Planning is underway for the 2018 baskets that are displayed on Main Street and Grand Avenue. Donations in any amount help to defray the annual planting and maintenance costs, which total approximately $130 per basket, per year. Send your donations designated to “Downtown Hanging Baskets” to City of Pullman, 240 SE Dexter St. Or, go to and donate using our online donation page, Donation: Downtown Hanging Baskets. If you have any questions call Parks & Recreation at (509) 338-3228.

Lawson Gardens Spring Opening Lawson Gardens, Pullman’s only formal garden, will open April 1. Pullman residents are encouraged to come and enjoy spring crocus, daffodils, and tulips in a lovely, formal garden setting at 705 Dilke Street. Patrons will be surrounded by an abundance of flowers in this peaceful setting. Later in the summer, you will be able to enjoy an attractive profusion of annuals, rose varieties and an abundant perennial garden. To make each visit to Lawson Gardens pleasurable for all community members and visitors, you are asked to follow a few friendly rules: • There are numerous weddings held during the spring, summer, and fall months. Please respect those who have reserved the garden for these occasions. • No pets allowed (this includes dogs and cats) • Please do not walk through flower beds • Please do not pick any flowers • Lawson Gardens is not a play garden but a place for peaceful reflection. (Kruegel Park is just across the street for your games of football or disc golf) • No driving into the gardens, all motorized vehicles should stay in the parking lot.

Calling all community members! Join city of Pullman Stormwater Services and the Palouse Conservation District (PCD) in celebrating Earth Day at the 14th Annual Pullman Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy a day with your neighbors along Pullman streams removing litter from local waterways. At 10 a.m. volunteers will check in at Spring Street Park, next to the Skate Park. This event will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Volunteers are recommended to wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection, and rain gear and to carry water. Be sure to join us afterwards for refreshments and lunch provided by community sponsors. Last year, over 400 participants cleared 10 cubic yards of trash. For more information and to preregister, contact PCD Education and Outreach Specialist Jodi Prout at or (509) 332-4101. See you there!

RECREATION Girls’ Softball Pullman Parks and Recreation is accepting girls’ softball registrations. Practices begin late April and the season ends with a June 22-23 Pullman tournament. Final practice schedules will be established by coaches after teams and practice field availability are determined. The program is open to girls in grades 3-8. *Fee: $60, which includes a team T-shirt. For more information, please contact Kurt Dahmen at 338-3225 or

Adult Softball Leagues Start getting your team together for spring and summer men’s, women’s, and coed softball leagues. Leagues run from late April through mid-July. Team packets are available at the Parks and Recreation office or online at One-day registration for all leagues will be Monday, April 9 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Pioneer Center. Call Pullman Parks & Recreation at 338-3227 for more information.

Parks & Recreation Summer Brochure Start planning your summer fun! The Pullman Parks & Recreation 2018 Summer Brochure will be on-line April 20 at Registration begins Wednesday, April 25. Register online at PullmanParksandRec. com, call (509) 338-3227, or stop by one of our offices to register. All registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment is required at time of registration.

Girls on Guard© The self-defense concept encompasses mental, physical, and emotional prevention of harm. Physically you do not have to be a black belt or hide from the public to reduce the odds of surviving and escaping an attack. This is not an introductory martial arts program. Instead, it is a skill set designed for women of all body types and athleticism to defend themselves against larger and stronger attackers. The class is fun, even though the techniques are serious and content may be uncomfortable to discuss. The class is on Saturday, April 7 from 9-11:45 a.m. Must be at least age 12 to register and anyone younger than age 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. *Fee: $40.

New! Skyhawks Sports Sampler Hey parents, register your child for one of our new sport sampler programs! This half-day event will introduce your child to multiple sports in one session. This is a great opportunity for your child to check out a sport for the first time or learn some new skills associated with a familiar sport. Throughout the day, your child will rotate through up to four different sport-specific stations, which could include basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, and flag football. Youth ages 6-12 are welcome to register for this program that will be offered on Wednesday, April 18 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. *Fee: $25. Please bring a water bottle and snack.

New! Art with Holly We are so pleased to have Holly Hein again teaching with Parks & Recreation. Various projects with your favorite media will be offered each week! Remember to dress for messy fun! Youth in grades kindergarten-5 are welcome to register for this class that will be offered on Wednesday, April 18-May 23 from 3:30-5 p.m. *Fee: $60, which includes all supplies.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

City of Pullman

April 2018

April showers best for hours @ your library Adult programs

Children’s programs

• English Conversation Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hecht Meeting Room. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance is the book we will be discussing. For more information, call Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595. • The Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call the library at (509) 334-3595. • The Sew Happy Hand and Machine Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Come work on your sewing projects or learn how to sew. All skill levels are welcome. Some machines are available or bring your own. For more information, call the library at (509) 334-3595.

For more information about programs for children and youth, contact Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Ahern at (509) 338-3258 or • Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) meets Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy this language enrichment program that features songs, rhymes, movement activities and great books. Pre-registration is not required. Contact Kathleen for weekly scheduling. • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy fun books, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. Preregistration is not required. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) meets Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy wonderful books, stories, puppets, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. Pre-registration is not required.

Library Hours Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday: noon – 6 p.m. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue • (509) 334-3595

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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.

ACTIVE ADULTS Spokane Mega Shopping Trip A day of shopping in Spokane! First, we will stop at Trader Joe’s and find some healthy groceries or unique wines. Lunch will be at the Black Angus. Our next stop will be the Spokane Valley Mall where you will have lots of time to check out all the stores. Home pickup at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m. Register by April 13. *Fee: $13, which includes escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

White Spring Ranch We will be traveling to the Genesee area to see the historic White Spring Ranch. John and Mary Lorang built the original pioneer home back in 1885 and through the years, they preserved many interesting artifacts of their lives. Lunch will be in Genesee at the Brass Lantern. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 19. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 4 p.m. Register by April 13. *Fee: $10, which includes tour, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

Spokane Historic Church Tour Spokane has some very beautiful and historic churches. We will tour some of the most amazing churches: St John’s Cathedral (1920) and Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes (1908). Lunch will be at The Chalet. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by April 19. *Fee: $18, which includes tours, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

INB Theatre presents “Dirty Dancing” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking, adventurous theatre and stage sensation. This worldwide smash hit will explode with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. It’s gonna be hot! Lunch before the show at Anthony’s. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by April 13. No refunds after April 14. Tickets are pre-purchased. *Fee: $72, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

AARP Driver Program (Coming in May!) This two-day course covers state laws, driving conditions, and safety. Upon course completion, seniors qualify for the state-mandated insurance premium reduction. Spring classes will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15-16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Dennis Griner (509) 878-1420 for registration information. This offering is also listed in the Senior Association newsletters.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2018 Winter/Spring Parks & Recreation brochure and may have already filled up during pre-registration.

Phone: 338-3208 • Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address:

April at PAFC Lifeguard Training • Come with goggles and a swimsuit for the pre-session skills screening on Friday, April 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. Be ready to perform the class prerequisite skills: to swim a continuous 300 yards using front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both; to tread water for two minutes, using only your legs; and a timed brick retrieval that needs to be completed within one minute, 40 seconds. • In-Water Sessions: Saturdays, April 28-June 2 from 8 a.m.-noon. • No class on Saturday, May 5 Fee: Residents: $200/Non-Residents: $222. Annual members receive a 25% discount!

Mark your calendar • M-F • Apr. 2-6 • noon-3 p.m. • Tube Time • M • Apr. 16 • 4-7 p.m. • Swim Lessons: M-Th Session 4 • W • Apr. 18 • noon-3 p.m. • Tube Time • F • Apr. 27 • 5 -6:30 p.m. • Lifeguard Training Skill Screening • Sa • Apr. 28-Jun 2 • 8 a.m.-noon • Lifeguard Training Session • Sa • Apr. 28 • 9 a.m.-noon • Swim Lessons: Sa Session 4 Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center 500 NW Larry St. (509) 338-3290

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April 2018

Palouse Discovery Science Center

Older Kids and Teens Love the Science Center, Too!

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Field Trips! Spring is upon us and so is field trip season at the PDSC! Spark students’ imaginations and engage curious minds through fun, hands-on learning! The PDSC offers immersive, informal science education programming to public, private, homeschool, and daycare groups. These hands-on, group learning opportunities offer your students the ability to explore STEAM subjects in depth and utilize a variety of unique materials, equipment, and technology. Choose from a variety of interactive lessons, or speak with our educator to tailor the lesson to your group’s needs. For more information and to book your field trip today, please visit field-trips!

Although the PDSC serves many younger children, older kids and teens love the science center too! In fact, many exhibits and interactive games are geared to older kids. For example, some math and spatial reasoning puzzles are challenging even for adults. And check out our Green Screens for creating live “shows!” These programs allow kids to create and record their own newscasts, weather reports or comedy shows. They can choose backgrounds and watch their new “shows,” and you can email the shows to yourself. Older kids also love the creepy, crawly live animals, including snakes, tarantulas, rats, and more! As always, our friendly staff can help you with the exhibits. Come on in and play with your older kids and teens!

April 2018 Activities at PDSC Easter Tue. Apr. 3, 11:00........................................................... Is that a Rabbit? 4:00.............................................................. Is that a Rabbit? Wed. Apr. 4, 11:00.......................................................... Colorful Eggs Thu. Apr. 5, 11:00`The Carrot Seed Fri. Apr. 6, 11:00............................................................. Who Lays Eggs?

Fun Colors! Tue. Apr. 10, 11:00.......................................................... Tye-Dye Filter 4:00........................................................... Tye-Dye Filter Wed. Apr. 11, 11:00........................................................ Indoor Rainbow Thu. Apr. 12, 11:00......................................................... Color Wash Fri. Apr. 13, 11:00........................................................... Changing Colors

Rainy Days Tue. Apr. 17, 11:00.......................................................... Why Does It Rain? 4:00........................................................... Why Does It Rain? Wed. Apr. 18, 11:00........................................................ The Many States of Water Thu. Apr. 19, 11:00......................................................... Rain Lessons Fri. Apr. 20, 11:00........................................................... Rainbow Science

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 65+ years)......... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS! Call 509.332.6869 for more information. Become a Member Today! Membership info online or call the science center!

Growing Strong Tue. Apr. 24, 11:00.......................................................... Baby Animals 4:00........................................................... Baby Animals Wed. Apr. 25, 11:00........................................................ Planting a Garden Thu. Apr. 26, 11:00......................................................... Life Cycle of Animals Fri. Apr. 27, 11:00........................................................... Handprint Trees

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

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

April 2018



Pullman Christian School 345 SW Kimball Pullman, WA (509) 332-3545

NEW MEMBERS Pullman Marketing 115 NW State St, Ste 304 Pullman, WA (509) 240-9735 Moscow Wild at Art, LLC 118 E 3rd Street Moscow, ID (208) 669-2425 Glassphemy 135 SE Kamiaken Pullman, WA (509) 332-1971 WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Pullman, WA (509) 335-7876 entrepreneurial-studies/

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: • Arby’s • Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Foundation, Inc • Community Band of the Palouse • Encounter Ministries • Good Deeds Mortage • Goodwill Industries • Heritage Wheel & Tire • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites • Tom Kammerzell • KIP Development • Les Schwab Tire Centers • Meadowlark Heritage Farm • PAC Insurance Group • Palouse Choral Society • Palouse Ice Rink • Pullman Civic Trust • Palouse Conservation District • Pullman-Moscow Airport • Pullman Dental Care/John McInturff DDS • Pullman Family Dentistry, PLLC • Relay Application Innovation, Inc • Resonance Church • Rico’s Tavern • Robville Homes • Route 27 Parlor • Safeway • Senator Mark Schoesler • Siesta Motel • St James Church Pullman • Tail Waggin Adventures LLC • Team Washington Real Estate • The Churchyard Inn • The College Hill Association • WSECU - Bishop • WSU Alumni Association • WSU Commencement & Community Events • YMCA of the Palouse

Moscow Wild at Art, LLC • 118 E 3rd St • Moscow, ID • (208) 669-2425

Wild at Art is a paint-your-own-pottery studio in Moscow, Idaho. Whether you're painting pottery or canvas or glass, we offer a variety of media for you to express your creative side. Our studio is open on a drop-in basis during regular studio hours and is also available as a venue for your next group event or private party. Pottery: Guests can personalize a wide array of items, from plates, bowls and mugs to kitchenware and decor. We have a whole section of kids and seasonal items. For parties, we can order items not regularly stocked in the studio. Canvas: Our studio has a stock of paints and canvases ready for you and your creative ideas. Let us inspire and guide you at one of our regularly scheduled Wine & Canvas Nights as you sip, nosh, laugh, and paint. Kids can also join the fun for Cocoa & Canvas. See our events page for upcoming programs, or just drop by and paint your own canvas today. Glass: Drink your next beverage from a glass that you painted and personalized. We have wine glasses, pint glasses, and more. All materials, templates and light instruction provided. Parties and Group Events: We can host on-site group events and parties in Moscow, or we can bring the party to you. Visit the parties page on our website to reserve a date/time. All of our activities are available as group events. Come celebrate a birthday, reunion or holiday with us! We are always adding new events and activities, so be sure to like our Facebook & Instagram pages to stay in touch. If you are looking for a great way to spend time in Moscow, come in and explore the artist within!

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 • Events Coordinator: Britnee Packwood Tourism Director: Carol Cooper • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall

April 2018

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

 Pullman Community Update 23


Grady Benton

Allison Herr

Grady Benton, son of John and Tricia Benton, is a senior honors student at PHS. During his time at Pullman High, Grady has participated in Basketball, Varsity Baseball and has been very involved with Mr. Winchell’s New Media Production class— serving as technical director for Hounds Central Live Stream game productions for the 2016 & 2017 football seasons and color commentator for girls and boys Basketball broadcasts for the 2016 & 2017 seasons. In addition, he is part of the student team that manages the Hound Central website that showcases student involvement at PHS. In addition to his studies and extracurricular activities, Grady is employed by Cougar Marketing, helping with all the content that goes up on the scoreboard for Cougar Football and Men’s/Women’s Cougar Basketball games; works the sideline and game play cameras, utility work for the cameras and occasionally assisting with other PAC-12 media needs. He will attend WSU and study at the Murrow College of Communication, with hopes of completing a degree in Communications/Journalism, specializing in broadcast media production. After college, Grady hopes to work for a company like the PAC-12 Network or ESPN, in broadcasts expressing his passion for sports story telling through new media. Grady’s favorite memory of his time at PHS is “when a few of my classmates and I worked with Mr. Winchell and traveled to Martin Stadium and Grandview in my Junior and Senior years for the PHS Football crossover games against Prosser. We were lucky enough to use the facilities of these two locations for Live Stream productions thru Hound Central. Both games had implications of going to State, and it was cool to be able to stream the game for so many people to enjoy and watch. We heard many families of both teams from across the Northwest that really appreciated being able to watch those games because of our live productions. Being able to work at Martin Stadium made it feel like we were part of the ESPN Crew, and the game in Grandview was our first road game to ever be produced, which was neat to Live Stream a production on the road. These game productions really had a team feel, and it was so much fun to do what I love and do it with some of my best friends and Mr. Winchell, making some great memories.”

“Being a student in Pullman is really characterized by being in contact with the same people for twelve years. Needless to say, it becomes an extremely comfortable environment, where everyone is somehow connected to everyone else. When I think of my schooling thus far, the best part here is definitely how close-knit everyone is. I don't expect to find that again for a really long time once I leave Pullman, so I look forward to cherishing that I got to experience this community through my education here. I'll be able to say that I truly graduated with all of my friends, and I think that's something really special. “ —Allison Herr Allison Herr, daughter of Chengtao Her and XIling Wu, is a senior honors student at PHS. During her time at Pullman High, Allison has participated in Key Club (editor), FPA Club, Science Bowl Varsity Girls' Tennis, JV Girls' Soccer, Orchestra, Protect Animals & Wildlife Club (editor), Gender Equality Club (Co-founder), Varsity Girls' Tennis, App Development Club, and Computer Science Club. Her other extracurricular activities outside of PHS include ballet and Chinese School. In addition to her studies and extracurricular activities, Allison also volunteered to take photographs for Distinguished Young Women 2017, helped organize and run Art Affair 2017 and designed and worked for the WSU Physics department. She is also a National Merit Scholar Finalist and a recipient of the AP Scholar with Distinction award. She plans to attend a four-year university to pursue a degree in industrial design or computer science with a minor in graphic design; after graduating, she hopes to attend graduate school. After completing her education, Allison plans to begin her career working to better the user-interface and user-experience of a technological product with core values and ideas that align with her own.

General Membership LUNCHEON SPEAKER: Mayor Glenn Johnson, State of the City Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 HOSTED AT: SEL Event Center Cost is $15 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to April 6; $18 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, April 6 to or (509) 334-3565, or register online at

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Spokane Falls Community Colleges

April 2018


Get your FAFSA filled out soon for next year.


Dyan Bledsoe

Do you need assistance filling out your FAFSA? We are happy to assist you with the process. Call 509-332-2706 to schedule an appointment. Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Summer and Fall 2018: April 13, 2018 (Use the 2018-2019 FAFSA) SFCC College Code: 009544


Liz McPherson

Hi, I’m Liz McPherson! I live in Pullman with my husband Adam and our daughter Kayla. I am currently enrolled at WSU in the Master In Teaching (MIT) program. I am the first in my family to graduate from a fouryear university and pursue a master’s degree. I am excited to graduate and teach in the Palouse. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends. When I first came to Pullman in 2004, a co-worker told me about a great college, Spokane Falls Community College-Pullman. I wanted to go back to school, but I was intimidated because I had not been in school for almost 10 years. With her encouragement, I went in to apply. The staff was very knowledgeable and caring, they made me feel like family. I settled in quickly and after starting classes, I vastly widened my network circle. After just a couple of weeks, everyone knew my name, and I was surrounded by a supportive community. Not only were the students supportive, but the teachers took extra care to be certain I understood the instructional content. You could tell they really cared about you and your future. After pursuing my associate’s degree, I was able to transfer to Washington State University and obtained my B.S. in Psychology. The study habits and connections I had made at SFCC-Pullman helped me along the way. After graduation, I worked in the Pullman School District as a paraeducator. I fell in love with being in the classroom and decided to return to school to obtain a teaching certificate. I was able to come back to SFCC-Pullman this year to take a few pre-requisites for my master’s program I am currently enrolled in. Again, the staff was so friendly and checked-in with me often to ensure I was on a path to success. The teachers are still so engaging and all around awesome! Thanks to SFCC Pullman campus, I was able to achieve my academic and life goals while gaining new friendships, being involved in community, and best of all, saving money!

One year ago, I was asked to write a reflection of my time teaching and working at the Spokane Falls Community College, Pullman Campus. We were about to start our first quarter in our new location, and I shared my community college story which began as an instructor at the Pullman location in 2001. We are now celebrating our first year at our new location. Many things have changed since our move to the Washington State University campus, but what makes us unique in this community has not changed. This last year has been filled with new adventures and new opportunities for our students. We continue to serve those students completing a high school diploma or a GED, we continue to grow our Running Start and International population, and for those students wanting a two-year college degree, we continue to offer high quality instruction and affordable education. If you are interested in learning more about our offerings, whether for yourself, your child, or a friend, please call me directly, and I would be happy to give you a tour. 509-279-6458

Help! I have never attended college, and I was told I need to take a placement test. What is the process? The thought of taking a test can be anxiety inducing, but at SFCC Pullman Campus, we will help you through the process. All incoming students, with no previous college, may be required to take the English Directed Self Placement and the MyMath Placement test. For the English exam, students read various materials at different levels and place themselves in the level they feel is appropriate. If a student believes they are ready for English 101, they write a challenge essay that will be evaluated by the English department in Spokane, who will determine the correct placement. For the math exam, students can come in to campus and purchase a math activation code which gives them access to the practice tests. Students will have 16 weeks of online access to a study plan and practice tests before scheduling their exam. Students will be given two placement test attempts. You can schedule your placement tests by calling our main office at 509-332-2706. The total cost is $30.00. Test scholarships are available. The testing session will last approximately 2.5 hours. Testing doesn’t have to be stressful. If you are putting off taking your first class because you’re worried about testing, please give us a call. We are here to help.

Registration for the next academic year begins soon. Current Students Over 30 Credits Summer/Fall Registration: May 14, 2018 Current Students 0-29 Credits Summer/Fall Registration: May 16, 2018

Apply now for Fall Quarter Running Start! What is Running Start? Running Start is a program where high school students earn academic credit for high school and college at the same time. Running Start allows high school students to earn college level credits tuition-free. How old do I need to be to do Running Start? Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take classes, but you can begin the paperwork process the spring of your Sophomore year. Home Schooled students must register, but not necessarily attend, the public school in the district where they live in order to access Running Start.

New Student Summer/Fall Registration: May 18, 2018

PREPARE NOW! We’ll soon be enrolling for the summer and fall quarters. 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online.

Can I take online classes? Yes. Students may register for on ground or online courses. How much does RS cost? • Application to SFCC: FREE • Transcript evaluation if you are using it for placement purposes: $15.00 • Testing fee (if you don’t have above a 3.0 high school G.P.A or threshold SAT, ACT, Smarter Balance scores): $30.00 • Tuition: FREE. Your high school counselor will determine how many tuition-free credits you are allowed. • Labs and fees: Vary by class. If you qualify for free/reduced lunch at your high school, there are no class fees. • Books: Running Start students purchase their own books and supplies. Where do I start? 1. Meet with your HS counselor and let him/her know you are interested in RS. 2. Contact Dyan Bledsoe at SFCC Pullman Campus.

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. We have a new email address: 509-332-2706 • •

April 2018

Pullman 2040

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Palouse Knowledge Corridor

Spring Business Showcase The Spring Business Showcase is a free event held Thursday April 12th from 2-5pm at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center - View Room in Pullman. The Showcase connects people with good business ideas to those who might be able to make those ideas happen. Each presenter will showcase their business in 10 minute presentations highlighting their business idea and relating management, product and/or service, technology, market, financial viability, potential return on investment, amount of investment required, exit strategy, and employee growth implications. Those involved in business startups, entrepreneurs or investors, as well as interested community members are encouraged to attend.

Help Us by Nominating an Outstanding Business Today We need your help to recognize outstanding business efforts on the Palouse. The following categories will be recognized at the Be The Entrepreneur Bootcamp. BUSINESS {{ Business has been in the Palouse region for at least 5 years {{ Business establishment or growth impacted Palouse region {{ Strong community engagement/volunteerism

The BTE BootcampTM is an intensive multi-day entrepreneurial training to accelerate the development of business models, funding and marketing strategies, pitches, and networking. The BTE Bootcamp will be June 11-14. The BTE BootcampTM will also have two free limited seating public events. For more information about the public events or to participate in the BTE Bootcamp see:

Palouse Pitch The Palouse Pitch is 7pm on Tuesday June 12 in Moscow, Idaho. The event provides the opportunity for community members to join in on business pitches and to recognize the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Palouse Awards.

Palouse Challenge The Palouse Challenge is 5:30pm on Thursday June 14 at the SEL Event Center in Pullman, Washington. It will highlight the culmination of the BTE BootcampTM and unveil regional entrepreneurs as they present their business concepts to Regional Investors and Venture Capital Firms.

RISING STAR {{ Individual or business is new to the Palouse region {{ Recent impact to the Palouse region {{ Strong community engagement/volunteerism NONPROFIT {{ Served the Palouse region at least 5 years {{ Provides economic benefit to the community {{ Strong community engagement/volunteerism Application is available online DEADLINE: MAY 1

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Gladish Community & Cultural Center

April 2018

There is major skating action in Gladish’s Gym on many weekends!

You are welcome to try! Two women’s roller derby leagues practice and play in Gladish’s gymnasium: the Rolling Hills Derby Dames and the Palouse River Rollers. For information about the skating level of each team, contact the Dames president at Reach the PRR president at The Wheat Whackers is the co-ed junior roller derby league on the Palouse, with skaters from age 6 to 17. The president of the junior league can be reached at president.

Photo credit for RHDD goes to Greg Hoover.

Gladish’s View Room and Domey Auditorium… Ready for your programs in 2018! Call (509) 332-6061

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 • Annette Klover, Klover Piano Studio, 509-334-2474 • Rhonda Skaggs, Artist, 509-339-3891 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 • Thanh Nguyen, Leading with Heart, • Palouse River Rollers

• Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Wheat Whackers • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279 ORGANIZATIONS • 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 • 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: Email us:

April 2018

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We’ve expanded our menu! Stop in and try our new chicken bacon guacamole sandwich, our Thai peanut salad, or our pulled pork sandwich! Buy One Sandwich or Salad and Get Another of Equal or Lesser Value for Half Price Coupon expires 04/30/2018. One coupon per table per visit. Coupon can not be combined or used with any other sale or special. Not valid for take-out.

Minors seated before 7:00 p.m., and allowed until 8:00 p.m.

200 E Main, Pullman • 332-6566

Helene’s Property Place, LLC

Door Prizes

225 NE Olsen Pullman, WA 99163

Helene’s passion is helping people achieve their dreams whether it is buying and selling investment property, moving into a new home or selling a property!

Complimentary Meal provided by our Executive Chef Please join us for a complimentary meal including: Parmesan Chicken, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Garlic 3-Cheese Twists, Mandarin Spinach Almond Salad with Poppy seed Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

Friday, April 27th 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live Entertainment provided by “Soulstice”

working for you knight and day!

Live Entertainment

Please RSVP by April 23rd (509) 332-2629

1285 SW Center St., Pullman • (509) 332-2629

Helene Hopkins

Designated Broker Office: 509.338.9008 Fax: 509.338.3417 Email:

Pullman Community Update  City of Pullman Pullman  Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University

Hop into the spring housing market! Sales and Rentals We’ve got you covered. Call RE/MAX Home and Land!

710 SE Bishop Blvd • 509.332.4546 • • Independently owned and operated.

Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University

Vol. 23 No. 4 • April 2018

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April 2018 issue of the Pullman Community Update

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April 2018 issue of the Pullman Community Update