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Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University Vol. 22 No. 6 • June 2017

Pullman School District

Pullman Public Schools students had a fantastic showing at the Pullman Art Walk! Check out their great work!

Board of Directors

Follow Pullman Schools on Twitter! Stay up to speed with District and PHS news by following us on Twitter: Pullman Public Schools: Pullman High School: Find us on Facebook at:

In This Issue… Pullman School District........................ 1-5 Pullman Regional Hospital................... 6-7 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....9

President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3

Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 10

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4

Whitman County Humane Society....... 16

Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5

City of Pullman..................................... 19-21

Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2 Susan Weed, Director, District 1

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse..... 11 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 Washington State University................ 17 Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington......18 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 22-23 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 24 Community Action Center.................... 25 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 26

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Pullman School District

Jefferson Elementary Teacher Sandra Casanova Named Recipient of 2017 Dedicated Teacher Award Each Spring the Pullman Public Schools Board of Directors awards one teacher with the "Dedicated Teacher Award". This year, based on a heartfelt nomination from Principal Craig Nelson, Jefferson Elementary 5th grade teacher Sandra Casanova was honored with the recognition from the Board. Just a couple of the kind words Mr. Nelson had to say about Mrs. Casanova: “The use of effective practices in integrating assessment practices to inform her teaching makes Mrs. Casanova a dedicated and valuable teacher. Her connection to her students is very strong. Her classroom is motivated to learn the next thing and to tackle difficult challenges. She is so supportive in assisting students they them for the next class or experience in are willing to take risks and to stretch out school. She is uniquely qualified as a native of their comfort zones into new areas of Spanish speaker to bring experiences to learning. students in learning a little about a different Mrs. Casanova is a collaborative leader language and culture. She is the Hi-Cap in the district. She has served on district teacher for 5th grade at Jefferson so her level committees, grade level activities, concern for student learning is not limited building PLC groups, and individually as a to the students who are struggling. She is classroom teacher. She puts the needs of all always looking for new ways to individually students as her top priority. She has taught motivate students, whatever their academic both 3rd and 5th grade at Jefferson so she abilities might be.” understands the importance of coordinating Congratulations, Sandra! the functions of each grade level to prepare

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Lincoln Middle School and Team-Works Cameron Grow, Lincoln Middle School Principal Middle school can be a tough time for students. The many changes and obstacles that being 11-14 years old bring is immense. At Lincoln Middle School, one of our main focuses is to get kids involved in their school through clubs and activities. Research shows that students who are involved in clubs and activities at their school perform better academically and behaviorally than kids who are not involved. Even though we try to get everyone involved, sometimes kids can’t find something that fits into their interests. Team-Works founder Mack Strong came to us with an idea to help students through the winding path of middle school. Mack Strong, former fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, and his wife Zoe founded the Team-Works foundation in 2002. This is a unique program focused on StrongMind, StrongBody, and StrongCharacter. It’s a three-part curriculum where youth are empowered to see the value in their community, to think critically about their future, and develop necessary skills to pursue their potential. This was a great fit for our students who may not be involved in before or after school activities. Mr. Strong has worked closely with one of our Fitness, Movement, and Sport teachers, Kim Kirsch, to develop this club for our students. The goal is to provide health and character education along with mentoring and school support, and help kids develop positive relationships with other students. We currently have over 20 students involved in the program and it has been a huge success. The feedback we have received from the kids and parents has been extremely positive. The club meets twice per week and is always well attended. We are looking forward to continuing this program in the future! This is a program that is long overdue for our school and our kids. Thanks to Mack and Kim for providing this opportunity for our kids and the solid mentoring that is always needed at the middle level. If you would like more information regarding Team-Works, you can visit the website at

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.


Children—Birth through 5 years of age who reside in the Pullman School District.


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Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Pullman School District

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Congratulations to the PULLMAN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017! Bryce Nathaniel Allen Hailee Anne Emerson Graham Warner Laird Robert James Allen Liam Andrew Farrington Cameron James Lang Mohamd Abdullah Alowairdhi Claire Effie Felsted Cameron Fenton Larsen Nasser Abdullah Alowairdhi Saman Fereidooni Kiersten Jenna Leach Jared Jeff Anderson Andreas Robert Fischer Destiny Rose Ledford Karsten McCoy Anderson Elisabeth Lucia Fittschen Brandon James Libey Skye Elizabeth Antoine Gracie Judith Fry Tyler Peyton Lincoln Jeremy Marshall Armijo Alec Matthew Galloway Bethany Dawn Loomis Emilie Nicole Arrell Austin Emilio Garza Trey Alexander Lopes Sydney Ann-Marjorie Atchison Halley Nicole Ghigleri Ryan Douglas McCluskey Kailynn Simona Baker Sumeen Kaur Gill Taylor Elise McCoy Paula Andrea Barona Juliet Victoria Gleason Annalyn McKee Griffin Robert Bashaw Montre Jalene Green Cruz Nicholas Meines Cem Mehmet Beyenal Cooper AliŮ— Imalu Gross Benjamin Brouillard Moos Andrew Franklin Blanchard Joshua Curtis Grote Timothy Mumford David William Blehm Sara Mohsen Guizani Hunter Michael Muraszewski Emily Lucy Boothman Armando Daniel Guzman Ivy Katile Ndambuki Jared Frederick Bradley Reed Thomas Harder Austin Michael Neu Jerome Masashi Campbell Mariam Annisa Hefte Hayley Sue Nickels Rachel Elaena Campbell Victoria Anne Heinlen Tyler Scott Oelke Joshua Chamberlain Carter Jeremy Michael Heiss Valentino Vittorio Letizia Olmstead Giulianna Marie Casanova Halee Crystine Hendricks Anabel Orozco Hannah Michael Chaffey Johnathan Michael Henry Zoe Marjorie Pallen-Richard Tyler Johnathan Chapman Gabriel Francis Higginson Alexander Tian-jun Cooke Pan Jacob Kristopher Cillay Teagan Gillett Hodge Zoel Thomas Parent Michael Cisneros Austen Lee Hokams Alexander Leslie Parker Briana Marie Collins Charles Robert Holapa Christopher James Parrish Jonathan Dean Cooper Hazel Irene Holl Timothy MacPhearson Pendry Hunter Douglas Cox Debbie Denay Humphrey Michael Joseph Peterson Emily Marie Creger Luke Jachin Isitt Lily Danni Qiao Ryan Mark Curtis Emmanuel Oluwamayowa Jaiyeola Christopher Chase Slipher Reid Alec William Daffin Dean Velman Johnson Allison Sherry Rembert Cole Daniel Dahmen Marcus Caleb Johnson Amy Rose Richardson Connor Samson Dahnke-Remaley Sydney Elizabeth Johnson Quentin Wolf Steber Roberts Hebba Jouma Debbek Gabriel Aaron Jones Lennon Robert Rey Rock Brayam Diaz Grace Hyunjin Joo Taylor Ann Rodeen Sarrenity Ann-Jeannette Dickson Trager Joswig-Jones Jennifer Rodriguez Grant Leo Druffel Symantha Alexzandra Keeton Rhea Shefali Sablani Makenzie Joy Druffel Maekara Serena Keopanapay Basseth Abdul Salamjohn Holly Star Dvorak Won-Jun Kim Carolena Marie Sears Declan Ronald Edgecombe Sydney Kay Klaveano Ethan Daniel Sellon Jerico Jerome Elliott-Allery Bjorn Knoblauch Caitlyn Marie Shirey

Trevor Allen Shupe Joseph Daniel Silva Jessie McKenna Sorem Parker Samuel Sorem Isaiah Paul Spielberg Chapin Elizabeth Sprott Austin Gene Teigen Desiree Lynn Tennant Michelle Lynn Thompson Taylor Dane Thornton Jerod Bruce Thorpe Alex Michael Tilton Joseph Edwin Tingstad Alexandra Rose Tracy Aneesa Gabriella Turner-Rahman Cierra Lynn Tyacke Megan Ann Utzman Elsa Ruth Vandemark Jordan Thomas Vannucci Ryan Robert Volant Madeline Elaine Walker Spencer David Walker Lucia Rose Ward Anna Marie Ware Emily Alta Weidner Declan Earl Weingart Garrett Jordan Wenger Tyra Brynn Whitefoot Delaney Rae Williams Kegan Michael Williams Adelaide Marie Willis Alaina Ann Wilmotte Nicholas Oliver Wilson Ivy Rose Woltering Thomas Scott Gordon Wright Rochelle Wu Taylor Michael Wysup Karim Usama Zaher Kyle Andrew Zakarison Race Gunther Ziegler Kelsey Marie Zweigle

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Pullman Regional Hospital

June 2017

Centered on Excellence: Our people make the difference Sara Moore(left) is the Volunteer of the Year and Sharon Hall (right) is the Auxilian of the Year.

Anna Henderson, R.N., (left) is the 2017 Nurse Excellence recipient. She is pictured next to Anna Engle, R.N., last year’s Nurse Excellence recipient.

Why should my child see a certified asthma eductor? Asthma is a chronic disease that can be managed with the help of an expert. A certified asthma educator is an expert in teaching, educating and counseling individuals with asthma and their families awareness and skills necessary to minimize the impact on quality of life. Certified asthma educators focus on: • Development of an asthma action plan • Diagnosis and management Jacob Blazzard, Physician Assistant, Certified Asthma Educator, Palouse of asthma Pediatrics • Peak Flows • Services and programming for asthma Children with asthma should be seen four times a year by an asthma educator. Jake Blazzard’s appointments are 45 minutes to allow time to discuss these issues. For an appointment in Pullman, call 509.332.2605 or in Moscow, call 208-882-2247 or visit for more information.

Nancy Moore, Environmental Services (left) is the 2017 Employee of the Year. She is pictured next to Jeremy Ellison, Red Sage Café, who was last year’s recipient.

June 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital

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Brownson, licensed acupuncturist, specializes in cancer patients Naomi Brownson, East Asian Medicine Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist, has joined Summit Therapy & Health Services to meet a growing demand for acupuncture services. Brownson graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in 2002 with a four-year Master’s degree in Oriental medicine. In addition to her 15 years of general practice, Naomi trained in acupuncture in integrative oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and spent three years providing acupuncture at Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, Idaho. Brownson specializes in providing acupuncture for cancer patients, managing side effects of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Acupuncture can reduce nausea and vomiting, pain, anxiety, neuropathy and other common complaints, all while supporting the body’s immune system and healthy organ function. In addition to this specialty, Brownson said she has used acupuncture to treat a wide range of conditions, including allergies, asthma, pain, women’s health, anxiety and insomnia, addiction recovery, infertility, and delayed labor, and to prevent illness and enhance overall wellness. Brownson will present a talk on acupuncture as a cancer treatment intervention on September 14, as part of Pullman Regional Hospital’s Wellness for Life series. “What I love about acupuncture is it works,” she said. “And the risk of side effects—mainly bruising—is minimal.” Brownson said Chinese Medicine, which was developed 3,000 to 5,000 years ago, is based on the early observations of the natural world and uses “Qi,” the energy of the universe, and “Yin” (Night) and “Yang” (Day) in its practice, to restore and maintain balance and health within the body. Brownson is now available for appointments. She will be practicing at Summit Therapy for 14 hours a week. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call Summit Therapy at (509) 332-5106.

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June 2017

Gladish Community & Cultural Center

June 2017

New Tenants @ Gladish in Suite 311!!!

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WSU Civic Engagement Brings WSU Art Department to ArtWalk @ Gladish

Staccatos Music Learning Center —Director Shannon Rusca

Mission Statement Staccatos Music Learning Center facilitates children’s and families’ music development through experiencing music together with others in developmentally appropriate ways as well as through connection and relationships. Staccatos Music Learning Center offers music experiences through family Music Together classes, private lessons, and group music experiences, such as summer music camps.

Music Together Shannon Rusca is a licensed Music Together Center Director. Shannon is planning to offer one Music Together parent/child class this summer. In the fall she plans to expand to 4-6 classes based on interest and demand. More information about Music Together can be found on this website:

4-5 yrs • M-F Jul 10-14 9:00am-12:00pm • M-F Jul 17-21 9:00am-12:00pm

Thank you, Chad Macpherson and Kira Walters (artists featured above), for coordinating ArtWalk @ Gladish 2017!

6-8 yrs

Thanks, also, to Hiromi Okumura (WSU art instructor); Larry Arbour (show coordinator), Maria Previto, Chad Lambert and Francisco Aguilar for sharing your artwork!

• M-F Jul 10-14 1:00-4:00pm • M-F Jul 17-21 1:00-4:00pm Resident: $150/N-Resident: $152

NEW! Dancing and Drumming Camp

Music Camps Offered Summer 2017!

This week-long, half-day camp is designed for children and teens ages 6-12 and 13-17 years who are interested in a fun-filled week of dancing and drumming! Shannon will be partnering with Isaac We will use percussion instruments and Robbins and Crystal Bain for summer materials to create a variety of sounds classes offered through Pullman Parks and rhythms that we will then add and Recreation. Isaac has 10 years of K-6 choreographed movement and dance to. Elementary Music teaching experience and We will be working with Crystal Bain who is currently teaching the Post Falls High has 15+ years of dance and choreography School Choral Music Programs. Crystal experience. She earned her Dance Degree Bain has a degree in Dance and education, along with an Award for Excellence and currently teaching 5th grade at Sorenson Research in Dance from the University of Magnet School of the Arts in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Over the years she has worked with Idaho. Sign up through Pullman Parks children, teens, and adults in a variety and Rec catalog this summer: of settings. If want to experience a funfilled week of music and movement, come NEW! Music Camps join us for Dancing and Drumming at These week-long, half-day camps are Staccatos Music Learning Center! designed for children ages 4-5 years and Instructor: Shannon Rusca, M.S. and 6-8 years who are interested in exploring Crystal Bain B.S. Dance music in a fun group setting where they build new friendships, learn songs, and Location: Gladish Community and make music together! Cultural Center Min 10/Max 25 Each day we will explore music 6-12 yrs through rhythm, melody, movement, and • M-F Jul 24-28 9:00am-12:00pm instrument making opportunities. All • M-F Jul 24-28 1:00pm-4:00pm music instruments and supplies included Resident: $150/N-Resident: $152 in the fee. Please bring a water bottle labeled with child’s name and a snack (no Staccatos Music Learning Center peanuts) each day of camp. Director: Shannon Rusca Instructor: Shannon Rusca, M.S.and Business #: (208) 718-1244 Isaac Robbins B.S. Music Email: Location: Gladish Community and Facebook: https://www.facebook. Cultural Center Min 8/Max 20 com/staccatosmusic

This July I will be offering 3 weeks of music camps for children and teens (ages 4 through 17).

The Montessori School of Pullman recently received a rating of four stars through Early Achievers! The Montessori School of Pullman recently received a four star rating through the Early Achievers Program, a state-wide program run through the Department of Early Learning. We are recognized as a center of excellence with specializations in social interactions, our environments, curriculum and staff supports, our professionalism and family engagement and partnerships. This rating puts us in the top 10% of all childcare centers participating in Early Achievers. We still have a few afternoon spaces to fill for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in learning more and having a tour, please call 5093344114 or email

Special Thanks and Recognition for Friends of Gladish Membership 2017 Campaign Contributions!!! Alexander and Barbara Hammond Jean and James Logan Don and Pat Orlich Elizabeth Siler Jim Harbour Dave Christy State Farm Insurance Columbia Bank

Shout Out to Ryan Risenmay, Director of WSU Civic Engagement, for connecting community “Town and Gown” programs to Gladish Community and Cultural Center!!!

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 • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 • Shannon Rusca, Staccatos Music Learning (208) 718-1244 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420

• The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460

• Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279 ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Friends of Hospice, Room 117

SCHOOLS • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

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

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

June 2017

June 2017 Activities at PDSC

Though our daily science activities are typically geared for preschool-kindergarten aged children, we ensure that our lessons are adaptable and encourage all ages to participate!

Weekly Themes:

June 6-9 .............................................. Invisible Science! June 13-16 ..............................................Surface Tension June 20--23 ........................................... Saving the Earth! June 27-30 ......................................... In the Food Garden

Invisible Science!

Tues. June 6, 1:30........................................................... Crushing Cans with Air 4:00........................................................... Crushing Cans with Air Wed. June 7, 1:30........................................................... Can We See Sound? Thu. June 8, 10:30.......................................................... Does Air Take Up Space? Fri. June 9, 10:30........................................................... Blue Skies

Surface Tension

PDSC Summer Camps 2017 Space Camp: June 19-23, 10am-12pm Entering Grades: 1-3 Learn more about space! Come join us for a week of learning about our solar system, sun, planets, moon, NASA, and other things scientists are researching! This camp will have everyone engaging in hands on activities, demonstrations, planetarium shows, and more! Kitchen Chemistry: June 26-30, 10am-12pm Entering Grades: 1-3 Chemical reactions, explosions, and more! Learn all about chemistry as we conduct experiments with items from the kitchen! Junior LEGO Robotics: July 10-14, 10am-12pm Entering Grades: 1-3 Learn the basics of coding and robotics using LEGOs! This camp will give everyone the opportunity to build and program LEGO robots. At the last day of this camp, these robots will put on a performance for friends and family!

Tue. June 13, 1:30.......................................................... Bulging Water 4:00........................................................... Bulging Water Wed. June 14, 1:30......................................................... Changing Surface Tension Thu June 15, 10:30......................................................... Exploding Colors Fri. June 16, 10:30.......................................................... Magic Baggies

Saving the Earth!

Tue. June 20, 1:30.......................................................... Taking Care of the Earth 4:00........................................................... Taking Care of the Earth Wed June 21, 1:30.......................................................... Garbage or Not? Thu. June 22, 10:30........................................................ Where does Garbage Go? Fri. June 23, 10:30.......................................................... What is Pollution?

In the Food Garden

Tue. June 27, 1:30.......................................................... Do Plants Breathe? 4:00........................................................... Do Plants Breathe? Wed. June 28, 1:30......................................................... Do Plants Eat? Thu. June 29, 10:30........................................................ Pollination Power! Fri. June 30, 10:30.......................................................... Lima Bean Investigation

Senior LEGO Robotics: July 17-21, 10am-12pm Senior LEGO Robotics: July 24-28, 10am-12pm Senior LEGO Robotics: July 31-August 4, 10am-12pm Entering Grades 4-6 Learn to build, program, and customize a battle robot. This camp will have visitors learning about LEGO Mindstorms as each camper designs a battle bot! On the last day of this camp, these robots will be put to the test in the battle arena!

Free Admission to Over 300 Science Museums with Your PDSC Membership! Did you know that your Palouse Discovery Science Center membership gets you in FREE to over 300 science centers and museums around the world? Take advantage of this amazing perk and get a family membership before your summer trips! (And as always, your PDSC membership gets you and your entire family in FREE anytime to the PDSC all year)! With your PDSC family membership, you get free admission to great museums like Portland OMSI, Mobius Spokane, Seattle Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center, the International Wildlife Museum in Arizona, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Boise Discovery Center, and over 300 MORE science centers and museums across the world!

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

Daily Admission Fees: • Junior Scientists (ages 2-14)........ $6 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists (55 years +)...... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS! Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

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

Make sure to bring your PDSC membership card with you on your travels, and check out the complete list and guidelines for the ASTC Travel Passport Program at: ASTCTravelPassport_6pt_May-Oct2017.pdf

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

June 2017

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

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March 2017

March 2017

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• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, Mondays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. • JES PTA Meeting, 7pm


• 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

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• 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

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• PRH, Infant Massage, Tuesday @ 9:30-11 a.m. • PHS Academic Awards, 7pm in PHS Theater • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall



• Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • Board Work Session, 4:30-6pm in PHS Board Room • PRH, Board of Commissioners, Wednesday @ 6 p.m., Pullman Regional Hospital • PHS Athletic Awards, 7pm in PHS Theater



June • Collective Bargaining Meeting (Teachers) – Open to the Public: 3:30-6pm in PHS Community Room • PHS Booster Meeting, 7pm in PHS Career Center


• PRH, Massage Stories and Instruction for Baby & Growing Child, Thursday @ 11 a.m., Neill Public Library • PRH, Women’s Leadership Guild Info Session, Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Residence Inn of Pullman




• PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 2nd Friday @ 12:30-2 p.m., Hill Ray Plaza • SES PTO Family Picnic, 5:30-7pm • JES PTA End of Year BBQ, 6-7:30pm


• PHS Graduation, 5pm at Beasley • Reaney Park pool opens


• Rosalia Battle Days, • Spring Hot Rod Gathering, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Palouse,



Johnson’s 4th of July parade, 9 a.m. Albion’s 4th of July parade, noon Pullman’s 4th of July celebration & fireworks, 5 p.m. Pullman Parks & Rec; starts July 7 PRH Foundation 12th Annual Golf Classic & Banquet, Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, July 7 Regency Pullman, Free BBQ, Car Show and Soulstice Band , 12 p.m.-2 p.m., July 8 Pullman Parks & Rec; Concerts in the Park, starts July 12 WCHS, Cruzin’ for Critters, July 16 National Lentil Festival, August 18-19






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Father’s Day


• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall

• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, Mondays, 12:30 -2:30 p.m., Pullman Regional Hospital • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 3-5 p.m., Regency Senior Living Center • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4th Tuesday, @ 4:30-5:30 p.m., Pullman Regional Hospital • PRH, Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, Monday @ 6-8 p.m., Pullman Regional Hospital

• City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall


• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, Mondays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. • PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, Monday @ 3-4:30 p.m., Pullman Regional Hospital • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, Monday @ 3:30-5 p.m., Martin Wellness Center, Moscow • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall • Professional Development Day for Teachers




• Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, 2 p.m., City Hall • LMS Spring Fling • SES Field Day • JES Field Day


LMS Basketball Camp: Girls 9-11:30am, Boys 12:30-3pm

• PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, Wednesday @ 2-3 p.m., Good Samaritan Village. • Airport Board at 3 p.m., Airport Fire Station • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Board Meeting, 6:30pm in PHS Board Room • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• Collective Bargaining Meeting (Teachers) – Open to the Public: 1-5pm in PHS Community Room • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PRH, Breast Cancer Support, Wednesday @ 6-9 p.m., Pullman Regional Hospital


• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., Neill Library • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Board Meeting, 6:30pm at PHS Board Room • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • SES Singers Broadway Review, 7pm in PHS Theater • LMS 8th Grade Celebration, 7-8:30pm at LMS

• PRH, Infant Massage, Tuesday @ 9:30-11 a.m. • Pullman Chamber, GML, noon, see pg 23 • Collective Bargaining Meeting (Paraprofessionals) – Open to the Public: 3:30-6pm in PHS Community Room • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall

• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, Mondays, 12:30 -2:30 p.m., Pullman Regional Hospital • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 3-5 p.m., Regency Senior Living Center • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall






• Artists’ Showcase, Palouse,


• Last Day of School, 11am Dismissal


• Lawson Garden Committee & Pullman Civic Theatre, ‘Shakespeare in the Park’, 5:30 p.m., Lawson Gardens,


• Slippery Gulch Celebration, Tekoa,

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Whitman County Humane Society


Dissmore’s Thank You!

Dog Day at the Park Thank you to WSU Athletics Marketing, WSU Baseball, and the community for a successful Dog Day at the Park. This year we raised $405 from the $81 dogs that were in attendance!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Ron and Heather Morgan and all the participants of the Benefit Bowling tournament for a successful fundraiser. We were able to raise nearly $5,500 for WCHS!

Mutt Strutt Volunteers Needed Thank you to Dissmore’s and those that helped donate supplies to WCHS- we filled up our van!

Adopt to Save Them All: Summer Adoption Promotions June 1-30 is the Cat Adoption Promotion —$10 adult cat adoptions!


June 2017

The 9th Annual Mutt Strutt benefiting Pooch Park at Pullman is set for Saturday, October 7th. Want to help raise funds to support the park? E-mail webmaster@!

It's that time again— WCHS needs volunteers to help man the Lentil Festival Beer Garden near Reaney Park 8/18-19. Duties include ticket sales, identification checks, and everyone’s favorite— beer pouring! If you can donate 2-4 hours of your time, please e-mail as soon as possible. Thank you!

Bark in the Park Come watch the Spokane Indians take on the Tri-City Dust Devils on Tuesday, June 28. A portion of the sales will benefit WCHS. First pitch is at 6:30pm and gates open at 5:30pm. 20 bench seats are reserved at $5 each.

Board of Directors WCHS Board Elections Coming Soon! It's time for members of WCHS to choose the next slate of Directors to lead WCHS into the future. Please visit our website at http://whitmanpets. org/news to read the candidates' bios. Remember, you must be a current member to vote. It's easy to join online at or by mailing in the donation form below. Please submit any comments via e-mail to webmaster@ by July 15. Thank you!

Donation Form Name ___________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ______________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Hope Fund

 Meet classy Cassini!  He's a large, declawed, sweet older gentleman. Originally he came to us as a stray. He loves having his head rubbed while sitting in your lap. You can often find Cassini lounging around in or on his cat castle. Cassini does not appear to get along well with other cats. However, with a slow introduction, he may learn to tolerate them. Cassini has also been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, which is currently being controlled with medication. Like many older cats, Cassini has also been diagnosed with kidney disease. He is currently on a special diet to help manage this. Staff would be happy to talk to you about what this means for you as a potential adopter. Cassini is one of our Hope Fund cats (visit to learn more) and has a higher adoption fee of $175. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, has been tested for FIV/FeLV and internal parasites, as well as had full blood work and urinalysis completed. We would love to see Cassini spend his golden years resting in a nice warm home. Come in and meet Cassini today!

($15 students, $35 seniors, $40 individual, $60 family) Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • New shelter hours: OPEN Monday-Saturday 1-6 PM Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • • Open dusk to dawn daily WCHS President: Susan Wang • • Phone 332-3422 The next WCHS Board meeting will be held at the WSU Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF), room 2018, at 6:15 PM on June 19. Meetings are open to the public.

June 2017

Washington State University

 Pullman Community Update 17

Summertime on the WSU campus Looking for something to do on a summer day in Pullman? Check out some of the fun, summer activities at WSU. Go on an adventure with Outdoor Recreation Sunset kayaking, hiking at Palouse Falls, and group bike rides to Moscow are just a few of the activities available through WSU Outdoor Recreation. Trips are open to the public. Costs may vary for each trip for non-members. Early registration is advised. Details: Tour the Conner Museum Including everything from a full-scale dinosaur skeleton to animal identification trivia, the Charles R. Conner Museum in the School of Biological Sciences has something for everybody. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, this museum is a must-see on campus. Details: Discover a good book at the WSU Libraries Come up to campus and find a quiet place to relax in one of WSU’s libraries. Community members 16 years or older may apply for an off-campus borrower card with a valid ID. Holland/Terrell Libraries and the Owen Science and Engineering Library will be open seven days a week during the summer, excluding university holidays. Details: Picnic in the Display Garden The Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Display Garden, located on Wilson Road next to Lighty Student Services Building, was created in 2008 and has continued to grow ever since. Designed and built by students in the landscape architecture department, this garden is a little slice of paradise in the summer and perfect for a lunchtime getaway. Details:

Congratulations, class of 2017! Washington State University would like to thank the Pullman community for supporting the class of 2017. Last month, more than 3,000 students on the Pullman campus received diplomas. The Pullman community is a huge part of WSU student success so thanks again!

Say hello to Dr. Universe Hey, kids! Have you met Dr. Universe? Dr. Wendy Sue Universe is a very smart cat who teams up with researchers at Washington State University to tackle science questions from kids. Kids just like you! Send in your own question or read Dr. Universe’s answers to other fun science questions at Keep those science and reading skills sharp this summer with Ask Dr. Universe! Ask Dr. Universe is brought to you by WSU University Communications. Details:

WSU creates negative mass Physicists at WSU have created something right out of a science fiction novel. This team of researchers has created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t move in the direction it was pushed. It moves backwards. Hypothetically, matter can have negative mass in the same sense that an electric charge can be either negative or positive, but people rarely think in these terms. Our everyday world sees only the positive aspects of Newton’s Second Law of Motion. In other words, if you push an object, it will accelerate in the direction you’re pushing it. This fluid does the opposite. This team, led by Peter Engels, WSU professor of physics and astronomy, created a new technique that avoids some of the underlying defects in previous attempts to understand negative mass. This technique gives researchers a new way to study analogous physics in astrophysics, like neutron stars, and cosmological phenomena like black holes and dark energy, where experiments are otherwise impossible For more information, visit https://news.wsu. edu/2017/04/10/negative-mass-created-at-wsu/.

What do planets have inside? – Rhianna Dear Rhianna, Each planet is a little different on the inside. That’s what I found out from my friend Steve Reidel, a geologist at Washington State University. “Well, there’s the rocky planets,” he said. “Then there are the big, gas giants.” Rocky planets, like Earth, are wrapped in a thick crust. Beneath Earth’s crust is the mantle. The mantle is quite solid, but it actually behaves more like a fluid. It flows and deforms. It’s similar to Silly Putty, but a really strong version of Silly Putty. It’s about 1,800 miles thick. It is also the main source of Earth’s volcanoes. Even deeper in our planet is the core. It’s made up of metals, like nickel and iron. In fact, at the center of Earth there may be a ball of solid nickel and iron. It’s a solid because of the intense pressure there. But the outer part of the core is under less pressure, so it’s likely more fluid. Other rocky planets—Mercury, Mars, and Venus—likely have similar interiors to Earth’s. It appears Mercury has the biggest core, at least compared to its size. Then there are the giant gas planets: Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Air is one gas we all know. We breathe it. Planes zip through it. Each of these planets in the outer solar system is surrounded by different gases. We couldn’t stand on them. If we did travel through the center of a gas giant, we would probably find something pretty familiar to our own rocky planet on the inside. Your friend, Dr. Universe This article has been adapted. Read the full article at

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

18 Pullman Community Update 

June 2017

The Montessori School of Pullman recently received a Level 4 Rating through Early Achievers! Did you know that the Montessori School of Pullman recently received a Level 4 rating out of 5 through the Early Achievers Program, a statewide Quality Rating Improvement System coordinated by the Department of Early Learning? We are recognized as a center of excellence with specializations in social interactions, our environments, curriculum and staff supports, our professionalism and family engagement and partnerships. For more information about Early Achievers, visit www.del. Did you know that we offer programs for two year olds, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and private Montessori elementary? Currently we have first through third graders enrolled for the next academic year, but we are committed to growing through the fifth grade, so our students can transition directly into middle school. The State Board of Education approves our elementary program.

for preschoolers, and have a few more spaces to fill in our elementary program. An afternoon spot can be wonderful for a child who has transitioned or is transitioning out of a need for naps. Your child could also eat lunch at our school, from 11:30 to 12:30 and then participate in the Montessori afternoon classes, running from 12:30 – 3:30, with after school care available from 3:30 – 5:30, if needed. We accept DSHS payments.

Did you know that as well as an academic year calendar, we also provide childcare during summer and holiday times? Our programs have strong enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year, but we do have a few remaining afternoon spaces

Sunnyside Preschool and Childcare ready for summer! Sunnyside Preschool and Childcare is happy to announce that we have recently completed the Early Achievers renewal process and we are very excited for our summer program to begin! We have so many fun activities this upcoming summer! Activities include going to Clarkia, Idaho to get down and dirty to dig up fossils, take our annual trip to Silverwood, play laser tag, not to mention taking day trips to the Snake River to go swimming, and exploring the library to find new books to learn about other cultures.

have learned about our local parks. We will continue our Judo training for the second year at the V7 Martial Arts Studio in Moscow. The Judo program teaches kids discipline, focus, confidence, and self-defense, as well as working on cognitive and large motor skill development. We will finish the summer with our annual overnight camping trip at the Snake River!

If you are looking for childcare or pre-school, we do accept drop-in spots if space is available, This summer, we will be visiting all of the but do have a limited number of school-aged different parks in Pullman and Moscow, where we spaces available. Childcare is our passion and our will discover various items at each park to collect mission is to provide the best possible care to the and document in our Palouse Park Passport. All young members of your family! of the collected items will be presented to our Give Beckie a call at 509-334-9097. We look families at the end of the year to show what we forward to meeting you!

Please do schedule a tour and visit and find out why visitors say, “I wish I had gone to a school like this!” You can contact the Montessori School of Pullman at 509 334 4114 or email You can find out more about our school by visiting our website at

Summer at Pullman Christian Childcare Center Pullman Christian Childcare Center is gearing up for its summer program! In addition to seasonal themes, children can expect the summer program to be active and engaging. Preschool and SchoolAged children participate in weekly field trips around the community and a weekly swimming program. “Kids need opportunities to learn and grow in new ways, and summer is the perfect time to explore our community,” says Director Angela Echols. The mission of Pullman Christian Childcare Center is to provide loving care in a wholesome Christian environment to nurture happy, confident kids. Teachers are eager to encourage kids, through purposeful play and Biblical truths, to grow into the unique individuals God created them to be. Pullman Christian Childcare is currently enrolling for their summer and fall sessions. There are limited openings in all age groups from one month through twelve years, including our AM Preschool

Program. The AM Preschool program is the newest addition to PCCC and has grown immensely over the past two years. This program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and offers a wonderful preschool experience to children ages three through five years. To schedule a tour of Pullman Christian Childcare Center, call Angela Echols at (509) 332-3545 or email her at AngelaE@ More information about PCCC can be found at www. Living Faith Fellowship would also like to invite the children of the Palouse to an evening Vacation Bible School July 10th - 14th. The program will run from 6-8 p.m. each evening and is open to all children ages three through twelve years of age. Similar to other VBS programs, there is absolutely no cost to attend! To register a child for VBS or to obtain more information, contact Melissa Wilson at 509-334-1035.

Building Blocks Child Care Center It takes a village to maintain high quality standards and what a village we have! Building Blocks Child Care Center held its 16th annual fundraising dinner on April 22nd! This event allows the program to purchase new equipment and materials for the classrooms and provide ongoing education and training for teachers. This year, we had tremendous support from our local businesses as well as support from our families and friends! • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Many thanks to the following: Adam & Alyson Koerner Airway Hills Golf Cent+A1:A54er Alex & Becky Grinch Amber's Grooming Salon Atom Heart Music Aubrey Reynolds Best Western Plus University Inn Bishop Place Senior Living Blood Diamond Ink Brian and Deborah Collins Busch Distributors Chris & Anna Engle Chris & Kerri Jo Staniszewski

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College Hill Custom Threads Corey & Monica Johnson Cougar Country Drive-In Crimson & Gray Fazzari's Great Clips of Pullman Healing Hands Massage Heaven's Closet Holiday Inn Express and Suites: Pullman • Iliea McCall Photography • Jason & Nicci Loscalzo • Jessie & Jocelyn Rellama

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Spokane Chiefs Steve & Brooke Barner Sun Rental The Man Shop Todd & Heather Strader Village Centre Cinemas Winger's Roadhouse and Grill WSU Marketing & Promotions WSU Women's Basketball Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Yelonda Wilke Zeppoz

This page is sponsored by: Building Blocks Child Care Center • 332-0161 Community Child Care Center • 332-7005 Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services • 332-4420

We are proud to be a United Way agency! For Child Care, call our Parent Referral Line, 1-800-446-1114 or email

Montessori School of Pullman • 334-4114 Pullman Christian Childcare Center • 334-1035 Sunnyside Preschool and Child Care Center • 334-9097 The Learning Center • 334-1234 WSU Children’s Center • 335-8847

City of Pullman

June 2017

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Summer Reading for all ages…

begins this month at Neill Public Library. Join us. Summer Reading registration for all ages, newborn-adult, starts at Neill Library on Monday, June 16. Find out how youth can get free books from the Friends of Neill Public Library and how teens can win an iPad mini. Registering from June 16-20 will help the Friends of Neill Public Library donate up to 600 new books to local community food banks.

BIG programs at Neill: • Comedic Performer Henrik Bothe at 10:30 a.m. OR 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 • Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents ‘The Ribbles Build a Residence’ from 10:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 • Story time with Mayor Glenn Johnson at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 29

Weekly programs for children who just completed grades K-5: • Movie Mondays from 1-3 p.m. on June 19 and June 26. Fun, G-rated movies. Door prizes too! • Wednesday Club from 1-2 p.m. starts on June 21. Great books, hands-on activities, games, snacks and fun door prizes! • Lego® Fun from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28. Thousands of Legos await your creativity! Door prizes too!

Teen Program: Choc! Choc! Chocolate! for ages 12-17 from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. Bring your appetite for all things chocolate! Savor the chocolate while playing chocolate games

and activities! Door prizes for every attendee. Bring a friend or two for all the fun.

Children’s Library Programs • Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays OR Thursdays. • Time For Twos Story Time (2-3 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:3011 a.m. on Thursdays.

Adult Library Programs • English Conversation Club meets from 5:30-7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday 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 lmdavison66@ for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 in the Hecht meeting room to discuss Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595. • Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday 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, contact the library at (509) 334-3595. • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday 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, contact Linhda at (509) 3325340 or

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

ACTIVE ADULTS Spokane Civic Theatre presents ‘Kiss Me Kate’ You do not want to miss this exciting Spokane Civic Theatre production of mistaken identity and gangsters, with a colorful cast of characters that all add up to a hilarious musical comedy! We will be having lunch first at Azteca Mexican Restaurant. Home pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by June 2. *Fee: $39, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

Combine Demolition Derby

and return from Spokane about 6:30 p.m. Register by June 5. *Fee: $22, which includes brunch, tour, escort and transportation.

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre presents ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ Take a musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the high seas. This show is full of amazing spectacles, unforgettable songs, and a high-flying adventure for the entire family. Lunch before the show will be at Elmer’s Restaurant. Home pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by June 2. No refunds after the registration deadline, as tickets are pre-purchased.*Fee: $55, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

Mystery Play and Auction This is a whodunit comedy starring actors and actresses from our senior center. Just listen for the clues and try to solve the mystery of who committed the terrible act. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. After the play, a sweet variety of desserts will be auctioned. This a fundraising event for Pullman Senior Citizens Association will be at Pullman Senior Center in city hall from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 23. Fee: $15.

Best of Broadway presents ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Critics rave about this breathtaking production that is bigger and better than ever! The Phantom of the There is nothing like this anywhere else in the country. will come to Spokane as part of a brand new Opera Combine after combine crash into each other. Wheat North American tour. This beloved story and thrilling trucks and pickups race during intermission. Lots of score include: Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, and excitement on this trip to Lind, Wash. Eat on your own Masquerade. It will be performed by a cast and orchestra from among the food vendors at the derby. Great seats and Beamer’s Hells Canyon Boat Tour of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest touring great fun! Home pickup begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Your 86-mile round trip takes you to the entrance of productions. Lunch before the show at Anthony’s June 10. We leave city hall at 11 a.m. and return about 8 Hells Canyon Recreation Area on the Snake River. You Restaurant. Home pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, p.m. Register by June 5. No refunds after the registration will experience the unique beauty of the deepest gorge in June 29. We leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 6 deadline, as tickets are pre-purchased. *Fee: $25, which North America. It is rich in geological history and teaming includes admissions, escort and transportation. Meal cost with wildlife. We will enjoy a fried chicken lunch, a fresh p.m. Register by June 2. No refunds after the registration deadline, as tickets are pre-purchased.*Fee: $71, which is not included. salad bar, homemade biscuits, and fresh fruit. Home includes admissions, escort and transportation. Meal cost pickup begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20. We leave city Orlando’s & Gonzaga University Tour is not included. hall at 11 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by June We will start with a delicious brunch at Orlando’s NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 2. No refunds after the registration deadline, as tickets followed by a tour of Gonzaga University’s Bing Crosby Summer Parks & Recreation brochure and may fill are pre-purchased.*Fee: $135, which includes lunch, boat memorabilia, Jundt Art Museum, St. Aloysius Church, up due to pre-registration. tour, escort and transportation. McCarthy Athletic Center, and more. Home pickup begins *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. will be charged an additional $2.

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City of Pullman

June 2017

Fire danger in your yard Pullman Fire Department responds to several cotton fluff fires this time every year, especially on College Hill around the intersection of Hillside and Wheatland. From mid-May to mid-June, cottonwood trees produce fluff that floats on the slightest breeze. This fluff accumulates like snowdrifts, up to six inches or more, under bushes and next to homes. Combined with other dead organic material such as leaves and twigs, the cotton fluff that collects on or near juniper bushes can feed fires that quickly grow and threaten structures. Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Nuttman stated, “Without thinking, people toss their cigarette butts into a pile of cottonwood fluff and watch helplessly as the fire takes off through the grass and up the hillside.” Nuttman recommends that if you have cottonwood fluff around your house, wet it down, rake it up, and dispose it in your yard waste container.

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Directory of City Officials Elected Officials Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor Jeff Hawbaker...................................... Councilmember Fritz Hughes......................................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember

Public Works Projects Upon the estimated mid-August project completion date, 2,282 lineal feet of waterline will have been replaced on North Grand Avenue. For a detailed description of the project, the location, and the public impacts of the construction, please open the pdf link in the announcement on the city of Pullman home page: Through August, the Arterial Streets Resurfacing 2017 project will address resurfacing and ADA curb ramp upgrades on select streets on College Hill including: Colorado St. from Opal St. to C St.; B St. from Colorado St. to Stadium Way; Valley Rd. from Stadium Way to Cove Way (north); and Merman Dr. from Valley Rd. to Terre View Dr. The Welcome Wayside on Davis Way will be constructed during the 2017 construction season. For a detailed description of SR 270 Resurfacing 2017 (US 195 to just west of Forrest Way) Washington State Department of Transportation project, the location, and the public impacts of the construction, please open the pdf link in the announcement on the city of Pullman home page: www.

Administration Adam Lincoln...................................... City Supervisor Joanna Bailey ..................................................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock ................................ IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ...................................... Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis ........................................... Parks Manager Pete Dickinson .................................... Planning Director Kevin Gardes ...................................... Public Works Dir. Mike Heston ....................................... Fire Chief Leann Hubbard .................................. Finance Director Gary Jenkins ....................................... Chief of Police Laura McAloon .................................. City Attorney Karen Sires .......................................... Human Res. Mgr.

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

Public invited to city tour

N. Grand Ave. / Ritchie St. Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon The pedestrian hybrid traffic light at North Grand Avenue and Ritchie Street has been in use since the signal was turned on in November. Also known as a HAWK signal, this signal is different from most traffic lights in appearance to the driver and the pedestrian. Pedestrians simply need to push the button and wait for the WALK signal to appear. It may take several seconds for the signal to change, depending on the time of day. As with any traffic signal, be sure that approaching vehicular traffic has stopped before you enter the crosswalk. Vehicle traffic will see different signal indications throughout the signal sequence, and must react accordingly. For more information, please see the announcement on the city of Pullman web site home page at for a link that further explains how the signal works.

The annual tour of the city of Pullman will be held Thursday morning, June 8, starting and ending at city hall (325 SE Paradise St). The public is welcome and encouraged to participate to learn more about how tax dollars are spent. No reservations are necessary. Just meet at 8 a.m. in the city hall Council Chambers for this informative, free tour of city hall, Pullman Police Department, Neill Public Library, Equipment Rental Division, Pullman Transit, Maintenance and Operations, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Ritchie Street Water Well, Aquatic Center, Fire stations, Pioneer Center, city parks, and Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

PARKS & RECREATION Thank You! A special thank you to the 2017 Pullman Parks and Recreation Egg Hunt sponsors: Pullman Kiwanis Club, Pullman Senior Center, Dairy Queen, Pullman Radio, Women of The Moose Lodge, McDonald’s on Stadium Way, Zeppoz, Subway, Taco Bell, and Pullman Fire Department.

Adventures Summer Day Camp

3- 4½ will meet from 3-3:55 p.m. and youth ages 4½ -7 will meet from 4:05-5 p.m. *Fee: $30, which includes a camp T-shirt.

Tennis Lessons Introduce a lifetime sport to your kids while they learn the fundamentals of tennis in a fun environment. Participants should have their own racquets; balls are provided. Session dates are June 19-29 and July 10-20.

This summer we have gone back in time to find the • Pee Wee Tennis for youth ages 4-6. Lessons will be best of the best of our favorite camp themes from the past held Monday -Thursday from 9-9:30 a.m. or 9:30-10 15+ years! These weeklong, half-day camps are designed a.m. *Fee: $29 per session. for campers, ages 3-6 who would like to have group fun and build new friendships. The camps run from 8 • Youth Tennis for beginner and intermediate players. a.m.-noon daily. Various age-appropriate activities are Beginners meet Monday-Thursday from 10-11 a.m. offered each week, including special guests, art and crafts, and intermediates from 11 a.m.-noon. *Fee: $59. music, science, movement activities, indoor and outdoor • Advanced/Teen Tennis for all levels of youth players playtime, and field trips based on each week’s theme. A ages 12-18. Lessons will be held Monday-Thursday snack will be provided daily. Each day campers need to from noon-1 p.m. *Fee: $59. arrive wearing sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothes and shoes for inside and outside play, and to bring a water Compound Bow Instruction bottle labeled with their name. *Fee: $81 per week. Students will receive basic archery safety instruction including whistle commands, basic shooting form, 22nd Annual Pee Wee Sports Camp scoring, eleven steps of archery success, archery games to This instructional sports program for young children increase shooting accuracy, eye dominance determination, emphasizes beginning skill instruction, teamwork, and how to maintain and adjust the bow. Class meets June sportsmanship and fun. Camp meets on Mondays, 19-22. Youth entering grades 3-6 will meet from 1-2:15 Wednesdays, and Fridays from June 20-July 1. Youth ages

p.m. and youth entering grades 7-12 will meet from 2:303:45 p.m. *Fee: $60, which includes all equipment.

PHS Girls Basketball Camp Pullman High School girls’ basketball program is hosting a basketball camp, run by the PHS girls basketball coaching staff and players, for all girls who will be entering grades 4-9 in the fall. The focus is skill development covering all aspects of the game: dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Camp will be held from 9-11 a.m. June 20-22. *Fee: $45, which includes a camp T-shirt and a lot of fun. Please bring a water bottle.

Greyhound Boys Basketball Join Pullman High School boys’ varsity coach, Craig Brantner, as he shares his knowledge of basketball fundamentals. Skills covered will be dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, and basic offensive and defensive skills. Camp is open to youth entering grades 6-9 in the fall and will be held from 9-11 a.m. June 20-21. *Fee: $35, which includes a camp T-shirt. NOTE: Many of these activities are listed in the 2017 Summer Parks & Recreation brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration.

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

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

June 2017



Circles of Caring Adult Day Health Foundation, Inc 588 SE Bishop Blvd, Ste. D Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 334-6483

NEW MEMBERS Citizen’s Climate Lobby Palouse Region Chapter

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: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Boost Collaborative Community Band of the Palouse DABCO Property Management, LLC Representative Mary Dye Four Star Supply, Inc Inland Northwest Broadcasting Glenn Johnson Living Faith Fellowship McDonald’s of Pullman METER Group, Inc Mike Lowery, CPA Moscow Pullman OB/GYN Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing Nendel’s Inn Nora Mae Keifer Olfs Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative, Inc Palouse Care Network Pickard Orthodontics Pullman Greyhound Booster Club Pullman Heating & Electric RE/MAX Home & Land – Deb Sherritt Rural Resources Salmon River Experience Sid’s Pharmacy Spot Shop Student Entertainment Board – WSU Sun Rental Center Art Swannack Taco Del Mar The Family Center, PLLC The Seasoned House Washington Federal Bank Wills & Associates, PLLC

Welcome Pullmans BRAND NEW doggy daycare, boarding and training center, Tail Waggin’ Adventures. They will keep your four-legged family member happy while you manage your busy-to-do list whether it’s just for the afternoon or a vacation. It’s located at 4481 SR 27 in Pullman, just north of Terre View Drive. Look for the royal blue building on the right. Services being offered include doggy daycare ½ and full day as well as dog boarding for up to two weeks. The facility has a total of 5200 square feet with 3200 sq. ft. under roof and an additional 2000 sq. ft. of outdoor space. There is lots of room for your dog to play. The owners Susie and Renee are excited to share this new adventure with the Palouse community. Renee as the Operation Partner, has a background in dog training being a Pet Partner Instructor and Evaluator as well as an AKC certified instructor, they will be able to offer a range of training classes. Classes will include puppy and obedience training as well as Pet Partner workshops and a range of other behavior-related courses. For client convenience, there will also be a small retail shop carrying collars, leashes, and grooming supplies as well as selfservice dog wash stations which will fit dogs up to 100 lbs. Check out Tail Waggin’ Adventures website (, Facebook page, or call 509-332-BARK (2275) for information on operating hours, rates, and class schedules. Have a tail waggin’ day!

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

June 2017

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH Sarrenity Dickson Sarrenity Dickson's best memories of her time at Pullman High school have been her relationships with her teachers. Sarrenity’s teachers have taught her valuable lessons in the classroom and have helped her get ready for her future. She says they’ve been available to her, “time and time again”. In return, Sarrenity plans to become a teacher herself. She plans to go on her Mission and then attend college to study teaching in Math and Business. As a freshman Sarrenity attended Cheney High school but then moved to Pullman where she has been active on the Tennis team, Pep Band and in her Church’s leadership group.

In her time outside of the classroom Sarrenity is a lifeguard, teaches swim lessons and volunteers at her church.

General Membership


SPEAKER: Pullman Regional Hospital: Personality Color Code Date: June 13, 2017 HOSTED AT: Holiday Inn Express CATERED BY: Zoe Coffeehouse Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to June 9; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, June 9 to or 334-3565, or register online at

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

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Spokane Falls Community Colleges PULLMAN CAMPUS

We have a new Counselor: Welcome, Oscar!

June 2017


Kelly Hilton

Oscar Campos recently relocated to the Pullman-Moscow area from the Washington, DC suburbs in Northern Virginia. This is a homecoming of sorts, as he is a graduate of Pullman High School. He attended college at Boise State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts – Emphasis in Psychology and Minor in Political Science, and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Previously, Oscar worked as a high school and middle school counselor with the Nampa School District in Nampa, Idaho. He is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba when he was 10 years old, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. His experiences as an immigrant, such as learning a new language and the challenges encountered by first-generation college students help him understand many of the challenges students face. Oscar is very passionate about helping students succeed in their educational goals. His role as counselor at SFCC-Pullman involves helping students decide on an academic pathway and helping them choose the right courses to achieve success. He then supports them throughout the process and assists them in transferring to a four-year school. In his spare time, Oscar enjoys fishing and traveling.


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Kelly with her family at WSU’s multicultural graduation ceremony

I am a non-traditional student with a unique perspective of the college experience. Initially, when I thought about returning to school after a 10-year hiatus, I was leery of what obstacles that might present for a single mother of two, but I was able to successfully re-start my academic career at SFCC-Pullman. I never finished high school and ended up with a GED from Tacoma Community College after my first child, a daughter, was born. Seven years later, I gave birth to my son. In between those years, I attempted to go to local community colleges, but, finding no sense of fulfillment, I ended up dropping out after a week or two. After struggling financially and getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, I got into trouble with the law and spent some time in jail. Back when I was in high school, I learned that words and ideas can be very powerful. I discovered that communication was an amalgamation of words and intrapersonal queues used to relay a message. A true and effective communicator can convince, provide, encourage, create, and emphasize with their words. In jail, I put this knowledge to work and was able to navigate the legal system effectively and gain an early release. Eventually, as a 31-yearold, I wound up in Pullman, Washington. I got a job with a great company, SEL, which offered a stellar benefits package, a blessing for a single parent.

One year ago, I took the SFCC-Pullman Film and Photo Club to Seattle for a few days for the Seattle International Film Festival. We had a great time viewing films, participating in question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, and exploring some of the cultural aspects of Seattle. The picture above is us atop the Space Needle. We’ll soon be heading back to SIFF and hope to have just as great a time as we did last year. One of the things I have most enjoyed about advising this club for the last decade is witnessing students grab hold of a film project and carry it through to completion. Just last weekend, a late addition to the club checked out a couple of camcorders and, using some of the techniques we had discussed in club meetings, shot some footage with his friends. This morning, he was at the club’s editing computer chopping up and rearranging his material. This was his first time editing his own film, and he was loving the experience. It was very short, and it wasn’t a masterpiece, but it was a start, and he was able to shepherd his project from conception to shooting to editing to a finished product. And with practice, experience, and study, he’ll learn and improve and grow. In some ways, this process encapsulates the educational experience we try to provide students at SFCC-Pullman. Using teaching, exploration, application, analysis, and creative experience, we strive to help all students learn and improve and grow.

Wanting to learn more and spread my wings, I went to SFCC-Pullman and earned an associate’s degree with an emphasis in mass communication. I intended to stop there, but I was contacted by Washington State University. The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication sounded intimidating even to someone whose love for words had carried her far. However, I persisted and excelled in this new environment before recently graduating from Murrow College with a Bachelors of Arts in communication. My daughter graduated from Pullman High, and my son transitioned into middle school, playing football, basketball, and the viola in the school orchestra. It has been a lot of work, but I believe knowledge is the most powerful thing a parent can share with their child. Knowledge is power. To whom much is given much is expected, and I’ve become familiar with shouldering responsibility. Now I arrive at yet another crossroads in my life, graduate school. As a nontraditional student and a single mother of color, I realize the odds are stacked against me, but I have learned the importance of not shrinking from a challenge, and I am looking forward not only to completing an MA, but a PhD as well.

Graduation is Coming Up! Come help us celebrate our students’ accomplishments. When: June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Where: The Belltower, 125 SE Spring St, Pullman, WA 99163

Enroll NOW!

We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 896, Pullman, WA 99163. Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus. Our main phone number, email, and website have stayed the same: 509-332-2706 • •

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Apply for admission and financial aid online. Complete any required placement testing. Meet to discuss classes. Register online.

Community Action Center

June 2017

Grand Opening of the Community Kitchen

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Meet the Staff: Cheyene Parker, Fiscal Assistant How long have you worked at Community Action Center? One and a half years. I started late in October, 2015. Describe what you do at Community Action Center. I do accounts payable, print checks, make sure the money goes where it needs to go and everybody gets paid! I started working toward an accounting degree at University of Idaho, and then took a couple of years off to come work here. I will take online classes to finish my degree, starting this fall.

The Community Kitchen is officially open! A ribboncutting ceremony and celebration on April 26 marked the kitchen’s completion. The kitchen will be the community headquarters for cooking classes and the new food recovery program, both of which fight hunger in our community. For the first time, the Food Bank can safely and legally distribute prepared meals from food service businesses that would otherwise be thrown away. In the future, local volunteer chefs will also hold fee-based cooking classes in the space, with profits funding Food Bank and Gardens programs. “The Community Kitchen is just that—it is from the community, for community members. We envision the kitchen as the hub where people gather together,” Executive Director Jeff Guyett said during the Grand Opening event. Free food budgeting and nutrition classes held in the space will give families confidence in their ability to create alternatives to high-sodium, high-calorie meals.

When people know how to cook healthy meals at home rather than eating processed options or fast food, their food budget is stretched much farther. This spring, WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement and WSU Dining Services partnered with Community Action Center to begin food recovery for unserved food from WSU catered events. The project has been a resounding success. All repackaged, prepared food from WSU is distributed in individual- and family-sized portions at the Food Bank. Guyett said the Community Kitchen grew out of a unique opportunity. When the Food Bank moved into a larger space last year, it opened up extra room where the old Food Bank was located. This allowed Community Action Center to move forward with a project that would bring long-term food security for residents. Kitchen construction started in November 2016 and wrapped up at the beginning of April.

Volunteer Opportunities Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Community Action Center has structured, fun, and satisfying ways to pay it forward. We love volunteers, and volunteers play an important role in keeping things running smoothly! Our volunteer program was restructured in May so volunteers know exactly when and where to show up to help out, and to make better use of CAC resources so staff can brief and supervise larger groups of volunteers at the same time. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application at the Community Action Center front desk or online at You will then receive a weekly email with a list of all volunteer opportunities for the week. Regular volunteer times are as follows: Tuesdays 9:30-12:00: “Volunteer With Barb” (Barb Mays, Family Development Program Manager) • Food Pickup from WSU • Recovered Food Repackaging • Community Food Stocking, Sorting, and Shelving • Office help Wednesdays 1:30-3:30: “Volunteer With Joe” (Joe Astorino, Gardens and Nutrition Specialist) • Community Gardens Work • Help with Nutrition Education • Hydroponics Seeding and Harvest Volunteers are also welcome to help out during Community Food Bank open hours, which are Wednesday from 11:00-1:00 and Thursday from 4:00-6:00. Volunteers during these times will present a welcoming and friendly face to Community Food clients, helping with food distribution. We appreciate it if you plan ahead, sign up online or at our office, and make the most of these scheduled volunteer times. Thank you for your commitment to making our community a better place!

Community Food Bank Community Food Bank hours: Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Food bank needs for June are: • Soups

• Chili

• Macaroni and cheese

• Fruit

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

What’s the best part of your job? I really like what Community Action Center does and what they stand for. I wanted to help out, so I applied here. I don’t really work with clients and I don’t get to see how what I do affects people, but I like the fact that I can make sure Community Action Center gets the money they need. I really enjoy that. What do you do in your free time? I do a lot of backpacking and hiking, fishing, and photography. I do a lot of outdoor stuff. I also like to travel a lot. I’m going to Utah in a couple of weeks to do some backpacking. We will do a 10-mile hike each day for six days, from the Arizona border all the way to Salt Lake City. We will explore crack canyons and hot springs. What is your favorite season of the year and why? Summer! I love summer. It’s warm, if it’s not too dry it’s super pretty, and I get to be outside.

Meet the Volunteer: Kelly Fonteijn What is your day job? I own a grant writing business, Impact Grant Services. How long have you volunteered at CAC? I first volunteered in 2014 helping out in the Food Bank Gardens during their pilot year. I didn’t know how to garden, so I thought volunteering and learning from experts would be a good way to gain some skills! My highlight volunteer activity was being able to go to Washington DC last September to give a Weatherization Client Testimonial. I told my story and helped promote continued funding for the program on a national level. Why do you volunteer? Community Action Center has helped my family a lot, so it is a personal bond. When we first moved to Pullman in 2010, we were broke. We qualified for Energy Assistance that first winter, and that was the coldest winter I’d experienced in Pullman until this past year. We also received Weatherization, which allowed our home to feel warm for the first time and has saved us a ton of money in heating bills since. Now I have progressed from being a client, to volunteering, to owning a business and being able to write grants to fund the great work CAC does. Community Action Center is all about helping families become empowered, and you really see the trajectory toward self-sufficiency in my story. What do you do in your free time? I love to read with my kids, hang around with friends from all over the world through our ministry group, HOST International, and hike and camp in the summer. Fixing up our old, formerly drafty house from 1907 is also an ongoing project. What is your favorite season of the year and why? I love when it’s warm enough to not have to wear a coat, but not so hot that you feel like staying inside. June is a good month for that type of weather!

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YMCA of the Palouse

June 2017

June 2017

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Ricos Now Serves Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Only Starting 8:30 am to Noon Minors Welcome Buy One Breakfast, Get One Half Off Must be of equal or lessor value. Coupon expires 06/30/2017. 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

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!

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