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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. 3 • September 2017

Pullman School District

Construction/ Facilities Update Joe Thornton, Director of Operations Pullman High School: The last few finishing touches of the modernization project are being completed at Pullman High School. These include landscaping and a few last items that have popped up over the course of the project. The last piece of landscaping work to be done is the restoration of the practice field that is east of the school and north of the tennis courts. That field will be available for community use in the spring of 2018. After three years, the project is almost to 100% completion. The project broke ground in the summer of 2014. The last of the new classrooms were occupied in January 2017. This project basically involved building a new 200,000-square foot building right on top of the location of the old 150,000-square foot building, all the while keeping the school open and operational. One of our goals was to avoid use of any portable classrooms, and we achieved that goal. The new building includes a second gym, a new 450-seat theater, new shop spaces and 50 new classrooms. The heating system has gone from requiring seven boilers to heat 150,000 square feet, to only four boilers needed to heat 200,000 square feet. The four boilers now in use in the new building were repurposed from the old building. Two large parts of the old building were saved, built around and upgraded with new mechanical systems. These two portions were the old gym and the metal shop building. The building project was completed on time and within budget. The building will provide wonderful teaching and learning spaces for the next 40+ years for the students in Pullman. We thank the community for your support of this project. Also, we thank NAC Architects, Garco Construction and CSG (Construction Services Group) for being a fantastic design and build team. Kamiak Elementary School: Ground has been broken for the new Kamiak Elementary School. Work has been completed to level the building site. The general contractor, Walker Construction, will be mobilizing and on site within the next few weeks to begin construction. The new school is located at the west end of Terre View Drive on a 13-acre parcel of land bought by the school district in the fall of 2015. The 72,000-square foot school will be a two-story building with 28 classrooms and support spaces. Our plan to build this new school is a proactive response to the growing population in Pullman and the need for additional classroom space. The building will be completed in the winter of 2018-19. The district is very pleased that the construction cost of the building submitted by the general contractor came in under the estimated construction cost. Thanks again to the Pullman community for the support of this project. Transportation Center: The Pullman School District is in the process of purchasing a piece of property on the north end of town. The vision for this property is that it will be the new home for the Pullman Schools transportation center. The current bus facility, in use since 1956 and on only one acre of land, is no longer large enough to meet the needs of the school district’s current fleet of buses. The district identified the need for a new bus facility several years ago.

We would like to recognize the following employees for their many years of service: 10 years of service

• Karin Akmal • Cameron Grow • Paula Bates • Shannon Focht • Kym Dye • Diana Gardner • Jessica Haugen • Michelle Hyatt • Alyson Koerner • Dan Peterson • Samantha Schertenleib • Clareen Franke • John Naranjo • Janie Salvadalena • Greg Waller

20 years of service • Pam Brantner • Calvin Creger • Debbie Nakata • Lance Lincoln

25 Years of service • Rob McPherson • Doug Winchell

Thank you to all of our wonderful and dedicated employees!

Required Annual Notifications Dear Parent/Guardian, Pullman Public Schools is required to provide the following notifications to parents each school year. They can be read in their entirety on the district webpage ( or you can call the school district office (509.332.3581) to request that a packet of all notifications be mailed to you. Notifications: • 2016 Annual Summary of Pesticide Use • Admission Requirements • ASB Financial Reports • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Inspection Report • Assessment Plan for 2017-2018 • Child Find • Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 • Excused and Unexcused Attendance Policy • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) • FERPA Directory Notification • Home Language Survey • Homeless Students – Information for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers • Immunizations Required for School Attendance • Maintenance of Grounds and Integrated Pest Management (Pesticides applied on a regular basis) • Media opt-out information • Nondiscrimination Policy • Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying policy • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) • Right to Request Teacher Qualifications • Sexual Harassment Policy • Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy • Title I – Parental Involvement Policy • Tobacco Free Environment – Policy Related to Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices If you have any questions regarding any of these notifications, please contact your student’s school office, or the district office at 509.332.3581.

Board of Directors President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3

In This Issue… Pullman School District..........................1-3 Gladish Community & Cultural Center...... 5 City of Pullman.......................................6-7 Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington....9 Pullman Chamber of Commerce.............10-11 Kiwanis of Pullman................................12 Community Calendar.............................14-15

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4

YMCA of the Palouse..............................16

Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5

Washington State University..................19

Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2

Community Action Center......................17 Spokane Falls Community Colleges........18 Pullman Regional Hospital.....................21-22 League of Women Voters........................23 Rural Resources......................................24 Whitman County Humane Society.........25 Palouse Discovery Science Center...........26

Susan Weed, Director, District 1

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Welcome to Evan Hecker – Principal of the future Kamiak Elementary Evan Hecker, assistant principal at Moscow Middle School, was selected through a rigorous process and from among three finalist candidates to be hired as principal of Kamiak Elementary School beginning in July, 2017. In the interim time prior to the opening of Kamiak, Mr. Hecker will play a significant role in the planning and construction process, as well as the hiring and opening process. The recommendation to appoint Mr. Hecker to the position of Principal at Kamiak Elementary School was approved by the Pullman School District Board of Directors at the April 26, 2017 board meeting. The selection process involved a written application, a presentation to the interview committee, interviews with staff, and forums with staff and the public. Among the three highly capable finalist candidates, Mr. Hecker emerged as a capable and desirable candidate in the view of the staff, students and community members that participated in an open forum. Mr. Hecker has served as Assistant Principal at Moscow Middle School for the past three years. Prior to that, he taught English at Moscow High School. He is a graduate of Washington State University and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho. Superintendent Dr. Bob Maxwell said, “Evan Hecker brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas and his experience will serve him well as the first principal of Kamiak Elementary School.” We look forward to welcoming Mr. Hecker to Pullman Public Schools!

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The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorablydischarged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

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Gladish Community & Cultural Center

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Special Thanks and Recognition for Friends of Gladish Building Capital Campaign Contributions for Terracotta Capstone Retoration!!!


Herb and Barbara Nakata, Don and Pat Orlich Richard L. Domey and Diane Gillespie Diane Weber Charles and Gwen Oldenberg Mary M. Loski Ralph and Valerie Yount Inez Kalin Jean and James Logan

Your valuable contributions help sustain Gladish Community and Cultural Center!

Executive Director Changes for the Friends of Gladish Donna Gwinn is resigning her position as Executive Director for the Friends of Gladish. Her last day will be August 31, 2017. She has been the Executive Director for Gladish for five years, replacing Dennis McConnell in 2012. Of the many projects taking place within and surrounding the historic Gladish building while Donna has been our director, a few are worth mentioning. These include renovation of the Recreation Room, View Room and Gym kitchens, View Room updates, adding “Oscar’s” Room 211 as event space, annual refinishing of the Gymnasium floor, annual refinish of hallway floors, providing cart access to the Central Kitchen and completing the radiant heat addition and re-surface of the walking bridge. The Friends of Gladish Board of Directors successfully took out a bank loan to replace a persistent leaky roof section as well as restore extensive lengths of crumbling brick parapets and capstones of the building from 2014-2016. The Friends of Gladish applied and received three significant grant awards from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation from 2012-2017. These include partial funding for 36 classroom window replacements ($22,000), startup funding for Events @ Gladish ($7,000) and most recently, the Terracotta Capstone Restoration project ($25,000). Donna applied and received grant approval from the Washington State Historical Society Capital Heritage Projects Fund for needed roof replacement sections, ranking Gladish as number eight out of thirty-five total approved historic preservation applications. Pending a decision from our state lawmakers, an award for replacing remaining leaking roof sections on the Gladish building will hopefully be received within the next two years for $130,000. Contributions from fundraising efforts for Friends of Gladish membership and capital building projects grew from $8,700 total received in 2012 to $30,200 in 2016. Strategic Plan objectives from 2012-2017 include hosting more activities in the Gladish building, promoting Gladish visibility within our Palouse Region communities. Membership/ Development Committee members work together to create year-round public activities called Events @ Gladish. Tenants have formed a Tenant Committee to better communicate their needs. Formal Partnership Programs applications are available to organizations needing help to offset individualized special event costs. Donna is looking forward to her future endeavors and says, “Thank You Friends of Gladish Directors, Staff Team Members, Members of the Fiends of Gladish, Tenants and Patrons for the opportunity to work as Executive Director for YOUR community center for the past five years!”

To: Sandee Powell Thank you for over eight years of dedication and energetic care you demonstrated while working throughout Gladish Community and Cultural Center. We want to let you know how much we appreciate you!

The goal of Graham Academy is to bring an inspiring and vital art form to this community. We focus on developing and strengthening the artistry, technique, and confidence of our students. We strive to encourage and nurture their finest attributes and to develop their fullest potentials. In accomplishing these goals we encourage our students, whether a career in dance is planned or not, to give the very best effort of which he or she is capable. In return we are dedicated to giving the care and attention the student deserves, to achieve their goals. Graham Ballet Theater, the performing wing of Graham Academy is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit preprofessional company that provides performing experience, artistic education, inspiration, and knowledge of theater etiquette for our students. We welcome all members of our community to our program and we provide classes for age 3 and up. Classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz & Pilates. For further information see our website at Graham Academy of Classical and Contemporary Ballet was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Noreen Graham. Ms. Graham is also principal teacher and choreographer. Performing with the Bolshoi Ballet at age 11. Ms. Graham subsequently danced with Cleveland Ballet and Oakland Ballet. In addition to performing as a guest artist with various companies, Ms. Graham was offered a principal dancer position with Nevada Dance Theater in 1980. Trained by principal dancers and teachers from American Ballet Theater and The Royal Ballet, Ms. Graham has twenty-five years experience teaching and choreographing in the San Francisco Bay Area, in professional training schools and at universities. Many students of Ms. Graham have gone on to year round and summer dance programs with internationally renowned companies and universities. In addition, the faculty includes Hannah Myers a graduate of University Hartfort Hartt School in ballet pedagogy and Lulu Saberi. Both are former students and members of Graham Ballet Theater/Academy. Come join us and be the best dancer you can be! CONTACT INFORMATION · 509-338-4446 · Studio address: 115 NW State St Suite # 204 Gladish Cultural and Community Center, Pullman WA 99163 Mailing address: 300 SW State Street • Pullman, Washington 99163 Facebook page/ Graham Ballet Theater Dear Friends of Gladish Members and Patrons, Thank you for caring about Gladish Community and Cultural Center! Your contributions play a crucial role in providing sustainability for the future, not only for this historic Gladish building, but also for the tenants renting spaces here and hundreds of families and individuals who participate in programs within Gladish throughout each year. What’s the greatest achievement Gladish can claim? YOU ARE! You make the difference for the many programs taking place here. Your continued care is visible in every upgrade within and surrounding your community center! Our $44,000 Terracotta Capstone Restoration Project starts soon! The Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF) awarded Friends of Gladish $25,000 toward the project. We still need $19,000 to complete this important roofing project that will keep water from seeping through the building’s brick structural walls. The Gladish Board of Directors needs your help to raise money to pay for the remaining $19,000 needed to restore the beautiful terracotta capstones that ribbon across the front of the building. Decorative entrance archways will also be restored within the scope of this project.

From: Donna Gwinn, Ben Demler, Bryton LeValley, Chris Worl, Gavin James and Ethan Worl

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! Sincerely, Donna Gwinn, Executive Director

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Community Band of the Palouse • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234

DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 • Rising Stars Dance Studio FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Friends of Hospice • Palouse River Rollers • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC 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 • 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:

City of Pullman

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September 2017

Back to your library

Bond proposition info

• 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 Adult Programs information, contact the library at (509) • The Civil War in Cinema: from Birth 334-3595. of a Nation to Ken Burns. Join us in • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing a conversation about the cinema the Club meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every Civil War has inspired and how it reflects Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. changes in our nation at 5:30 p.m. on Come work on your sewing projects Monday, Sept. 25 in the library’s Edith or learn how to sew. All skill levels Hecht meeting room. The American are welcome. Some machines are Civil War has been a perennially popular available or bring your own. For more subject in cinema. The war had been information, contact Linhda at (509) over for less than fifty years when movies 332-5340 or linhdasagen@yahoo. began to reach the public on a large com. scale; some veterans were still alive to see their likenesses captured in celluloid. Children’s Programs More than one hundred years later, No pre-registration is required for any this near-constant obsession with the of our Youth Service Programs. Enjoy Civil War not only reflects the nation’s language enrichment programs that ongoing attempt to understand a most feature songs, rhymes, movement activities, traumatic period, it also illuminates great books, and more. Call for weekly changing attitudes about national scheduling. For more information, contact identity and character. Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at or (509) 338• English Conversation Club meets 3258 every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. • Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 Join other adults to practice your months) from 9:30-10 a.m. on English language skills through basic Wednesdays OR Thursdays. conversation. Contact Louise Davison • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) (208) 310-0962 or lmdavison66@ from 10:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday. for more information. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 10:30-11 a.m. every Thursday. Library p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 in the Hecht Hours meeting room to discuss The Dog Who Monday through Thursday – 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saved Me by Susan Wilson. For more Friday & Saturday – Noon-6 p.m. information, contact Rezina Emmons Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue at (509) 334-3595. • (509) 334-3595

On July 18 of this year, Pullman City Council adopted Resolution No. R-58-17, “providing for the form of the ballot proposition and specifying certain other details concerning submission to the qualified electors of the city at a special election to be held therein on November 7, 2017, of a proposition for the issuance of its unlimited tax general obligation bonds in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $10,500,000, or so much thereof as may be issued under the laws governing the indebtedness of the City for the purpose of providing funds to finance the acquisition, remodeling and equipping of a new Recreation Center, Senior Center, City administrative offices, the acquisition, construction and installation of a new Lawson Gardens pavilion and event facility, and the site acquisition for a future third fire station.”

One of the most valuable school supplies you can provide for your child is your public library. Be sure to make it part of your school year resources for both education and entertainment.

Open houses are scheduled to provide the public an opportunity to view 190 SE Crestview Street—the existing buildings and property that the city proposes to acquire, remodel and equip as a new Recreation Center and City Hall. • Thursday, Sept. 7 • 10 a.m.-noon • Wednesday, Sept. 13 • 6-8 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept 19 • 9-11 a.m. • Thursday, Sept 28 • 1-3 p.m. More open houses will be scheduled during October and the beginning of November. On July 18 of this year, Pullman City Council also adopted Resolution No. R-59-17, “providing for the form of the ballot proposition and specifying certain other details concerning submission to the qualified electors of the city at a special election to be held therein on November 7, 2017, of a proposition for the issuance of its unlimited tax general obligation bonds in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $2,400,000, or so much thereof as may be issued under the laws governing the indebtedness of the City for the purpose of providing funds to finance improvements, repairs and upgrades to certain city parks, and improvements to and creation of certain city paths.” The proposed bond would fund several projects: • Improve Reaney Park restrooms and shower building. • Improve ADA accessibility to Sunnyside Park • Upgrade City Playfield • Develop pedestrian/bike path • Replace Krugel Park shelter • Complete Mary’s and Emerald Pointe Parks • Purchase a portable staging For more details about these bond propositions, see the Pullman Parks and Recreation’s latest activity guide or the 2017 Bond Information link on the city website home page


Care-To-Share Fun Run

Special thanks to the summer Concerts in the Park series sponsors: WSECU, Remax Home and Land, Pickard Orthodontics, P1FCU, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, Edward Jones Investments—Greg Bloom, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Avista, Holiday Inn Express, Chipman & Taylor, and Allegra Print & Imaging.

Join Pullman Parks & Recreation for the 9th annual Care-To-Share Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 7, benefitting the Pullman Parks & Recreation Care-to-Share program, choose either a 5K- or 10K-course. This program provides financial assistance to youth from low-income families to participate in recreation programs they otherwise may not be able to afford. For more information call 338-3227 or register online at

Skyhawks Tennis Lessons Whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, grab your tennis racquet and get ready to play! You will improve your game and get more enjoyment from tennis through personal attention and repetition. Skyhawks Tennis breaks down the fundamental skills of tennis through easily understood games and exercise. Players learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way. Lessons will be held Sept. 5–Oct. 5. Youth ages 4-7 will meet from 4-4:50 p.m. and ages 8-12 will meet from 5-5:50 p.m. *Fee: $89.

Youth Sports Spaces are still available in the youth soccer, volleyball and flag football programs. Practices begin the week of Sept. 11. Register online at www.Pullmanparksandrec. com or call (509) 338-3227. *Fee: $40.

Fitness Classes

Camp ‘Ship Series Due to popular demand, Camp ‘Ship is back this fall—series style! During six Saturday afternoons, youth in grades 6-8 will learn how to navigate relationships. A ‘ship can be any sort of relationship or friendship! Discover what makes a great ‘ship: self-esteem, confidence, communication, and resilience. Help us to build great ‘ships in our community too, through bystander intervention, conflict resolution, and peace-building strategies. Due to a generous grant and community support, lunches, snacks and the cost of this camp are provided to you without a fee. All genders welcome! Parents: curriculum and resource list available on atvp. org website, or email Amy at dvs.coordinator@atvp. org. Camp will meet from noon-3 p.m. on Saturdays, n Sept. 9 and 23, Oct. 7 and 21, and Nov. 4, and 18. Fee: free.

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

Various fitness classes start this month. Detailed class NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 descriptions, times, dates, and cost can be found in the Pullman Parks & Recreation 2017 Fall brochure or online Fall Parks & Recreation brochure and may have already filled up due to pre-registration. at

Distracted Driving Law

Washington’s new distracted driving law went into effect July 23, further restricting the use of cellular phones and other devices while driving. Fatalities attributed to distracted driving increased 32 percent from 2014 to 2015 in Washington, and 71 percent of distracted drivers use a cell phone while behind the wheel. Washington’s new law will change how and when you are able to use your cell phone, or other electronic devices. You cannot hold a phone in your hand while driving anymore, this includes all electronic devices such as tablets, laptops and video games. In order to use these devices, you must pull over and park your vehicle first. You cannot use devices while stopped in traffic, or at a traffic light or sign. There are a few exceptions to the new rules. You can start your GPS or music before you start driving, and you can use a hands-free device such as Bluetooth enabled systems, as long as you start the use by a single touch or swipe without holding your phone. The only other exceptions are for contacting emergency services such as 911, or for tow truck operators, emergency vehicle, and transit drivers. Two-way radios and amateur radio equipment are not included in the new law. First-time violators of the distracted driving law can be fined $136. A second violation within five years will increase the fine amount to $234. Other distractions while driving, such as grooming, smoking or eating, can get you a $99 ticket. These violations go on your driving record and are available to your insurance provider. Pullman Police Department will be emphasizing enforcement of the new law in the coming months. During the first phase of this emphasis, most violators will be given warnings in an effort to educate drivers of the new changes. Tickets may be issued at the officer’s discretion, depending on several factors including repeat offenses, causing or nearly causing a collision, or knowingly violating the law.

City of Pullman

September 2017

Keeping our community traffic safe As the new school year begins, the Pullman Police Department offers a few reminders for keeping our community and students safe as they travel to and from school and throughout our neighborhoods. Drivers should remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks. Drivers should not block the crosswalk, as this puts pedestrians in danger by making it difficult to see and be seen by approaching traffic. Remember that children are unpredictable pedestrians, and can be difficult to see. Take extra care to watch for children crossing roadways near school zones, playgrounds, parks, and residential areas. Students should only cross the street at crosswalks, looking both ways before stepping into the street. Crossing guards are primarily responsible for helping students to keep safe as they cross roads near schools. Drivers can assist in this effort by obeying the crossing guard’s instructions. Children should also obey crossing guard commands, and be taught to make eye contact with drivers before entering roadways or exiting sidewalks. When possible, children are encouraged to walk with friends because groups are more easily visible than single pedestrians are. Remind children to stay on sidewalks and not cut through yards or alleys, and to NEVER accept rides or get into a car with a stranger! Speed limits on most residential Pullman streets is 25 mph, with 20 mph limits in school zones when children are present. Fines for speeding are increased in school and construction zones. Please, slow down and obey posted limits. It is illegal to pass a school bus with red lights flashing. These lights indicate that the vehicle is stopped to load or unload passengers. Traffic in both directions must stop to allow children to safely enter or exit the school bus. Be alert, obey the lights, and provide children with plenty of space and time to clear the roadway. Fines for passing a school bus while red lights flash are significant. Drivers are prohibited from talking on cell phones, reading, writing, or sending text messages while driving. Put the phone away and keep your eyes up. Young lives depend on it! Bicyclists are subject to the same laws as motorists. Regardless of what the law requires, the Pullman Police Department recommends that all operators and passengers wear bicycle helmets. If your child bikes to and from school, be sure to teach him or her about defensive riding. Bicyclists should never assume that drivers see them, and should look carefully in all directions for vehicles, other bicyclists, and pedestrians. Extra care should be taken when nearing intersections or driveways where vehicles may be turning. Parents are encouraged to travel the walking/biking route you’ve chosen with your child prior to the first day of school. Ensure that the route is safe, assess potential hazards, and pick a route with the fewest possible number of street crossings. This will help you to know where to begin looking for your child should there be a problem to or from school. Discuss with your child safe places to go for help, such as houses belonging to trusted adults, school, and businesses along the path. Discuss what your child should do if approached by an unknown adult who attempts to grab them or lure them to their car or house. Have your child practice yelling “NO!”, and screaming for help. Tell your children to fight back if they are grabbed, get to a safe place, tell a trusted adult, and call 911. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with their child’s friends, to know where they live, and to keep a list of addresses and telephone numbers handy in case of an emergency. Keep older kids active and reduce the risk of delinquent behaviors by getting them involved in activities in the after-school hours. The start of a new school year is an exciting and busy time for families. It is up to all of us to be safe and watch out for kids!

ACTIVE ADULTS Spokane Interstate Fair Travel with us to Spokane to see the largest fair in eastern Washington! We will be going on Senior Day, which will have several events just for seniors. There will be livestock, flowers, arts and crafts exhibits, live entertainment throughout the day, and yummy food! Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Sept. 1. *Fee: $11, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

Brush Creek Creamery & Pie Safe Bakery Come with us to Deary, Idaho’s Brush Creek Creamery to learn about their unique way of creating awardwinning cheeses. After our tour, we will lunch on the Pie Safe Bakery’s homemade fare. Home pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. We leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 3 p.m. Register by Sept. 8. *Fee: $9, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

Talent Show at Hillyard Senior Center Hillyard Senior Center will be hosting their annual Talent Show with lots of excitement and unique performances. Lunch will be provided. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 4 p.m. Sign up for the trip at the Senior Center by October 9. *Fee: $11, which includes meal, admission, transportation and escort.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 Fall Parks & Recreation brochure and may have already filled up due to pre-registration.

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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

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:

Electrical Safety from the Pullman Fire Department

Flipping a light switch, plugging in a coffeemaker, or charging a laptop computer are second nature for most of us. Electricity makes our lives easier. However, we need to be cautious and keep safety in mind when dealing with electricity. Here are a few safety tips when dealing with electricity. • Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician. • Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages and basements. All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI protected. • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords. • Major appliances (refrigerators, dryers, washers, stoves, air conditioners, microwave ovens, etc.) should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used. Important reminder: Call a qualified electrician and your landlord if you experience any of the following problems in your house or apartment. • Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers. • A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance. • Discolored or warm wall outlets. • A burning or rubbery smell coming from an appliance. • Flickering or dimming lights. Never over load your outlets. If you need extra outlets, purchase a UL approved power strip.

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September 2017

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

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Community Child Care Center Community Child Care Center (CCCC) has provided early learning services and care on the Palouse since 1970. We are very proud to be the only NAEYC accredited program in Whitman County, which is the gold standard for early learning programs! A lot has changed over the years on how we care for our children. Today our teachers fully understand the impact of quality care and how early experiences can literally shape and mold our children’s brains. That is why I am proud to say that over 90% of our lead teachers have obtained Bachelor’s Degree, with emphasis in early childhood education. Children’s brains are literally igniting and rapidly developing right before our eyes; how exciting and what an opportunity! Importantly, this development is co-dependent upon the quality of their experiences. Now, more than ever, our staff know the potential and the power that planned daily experiences, the quality of our environments, and the adult interactions they provide will have on each and every child. Teachers receive on-going professional development and training on curriculum implementation, child development, and assessment. Our teachers implement the most current research based tools available. Teachers focus as much on teaching concept development and critical thinking skills as they do teaching children how to take care of themselves and getting along with others. But some things will never change, and for that we are glad! Children need to be happy and actively playing in order to learn, so teachers strive to make school FUN AND EXCITING! Children are always made to feel welcome and appreciated, and parents need to know we are keeping them safe. Above all, we respect parents as the child’s first and foremost teacher, and work together in partnership to get to know the child through the eyes of the parent. Many community members recognize CCCC as your Head Start / Early Head Start / ECEAP program. But did you know that we also offer tuition based childcare and afterschool programs in both Pullman and Colfax? ECEAP is offered in Endicott, Rosalia, Tekoa, Garfield, and Palouse. CCCC is currently enrolling in all programs. Give us a call at 509-334-9290 or check out our web-site at

WSU Children’s Center Director Playful Learning Through play children naturally explore their creativity—they investigate, think, and question. Play creates opportunities for children to problem solve and build on previous experiences. The National Association for Education of Young Children’s position statement includes play as an instructional strategy, acknowledging that play is an important vehicle for developing selfregulation as well as for promoting language, cognition and social competence. “Children of all ages love to play, and it gives them opportunities to develop physical compe¬tence and enjoyment of the outdoors, understand and make sense of their world, interact with others, express and control emotions, develop their symbolic and problem-solving abilities, and practice emerging skills. Research shows the links between play and foundational capacities such as memory, self-regulation, oral language abilities, social skills, and success in school” (NAEYC 2009). At the WSU Children’s Center our curriculum philosophy includes recognizing free play and guided play as pedagogical methods in which children joyfully learn. We value that children are active learners who learn best through hands-on manipulation of the environments. The WSU Children’s Center promotes playful learning through emergent curriculum, offering active meaningful experiences for children of all ages. Our teachers provide guidance toward individualized learning goals through meaningful interactions with children partnered with scaffolding conversations to assist children in the development of concepts in all academic areas. NAEYC for Families reminds parents that you are the biggest supporters of your child’s learning and the importance to make time for play. “Providing play, and engaging in play with your child, promotes cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional development… Play and learning to go hand-in hand. They are not separate activities, but rather intertwined. Think about them as a science lecture with a lab. Play is the child’s lab”. For more suggestions go to: https://families.naeyc. org/learning-and-development .

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington is sponsored by:

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

Parents as Advocates: Working Collaboratively with Your Child’s Caregivers The majority of young children receive some type of care outside their family home, including childcare and preschool settings. Parents are essential partners in making those experiences rich and rewarding. Here are some suggestions on how parents can work with those caring for their young children. • Build relationships with your child’s caregivers based on positive events and everyday interactions. Talk with your child’s teacher/caregiver on a regular basis. When possible, volunteer to participate in school or community events. • If you have concerns about your child’s development do not hesitate to ask about how to connect with other resources such as support groups, special services, and outpatient therapies. • If your child has special medical, health, or behavioral needs, share that information with your child’s caregiver. Explaining your child’s needs and what works well at home can help caregivers consider how those strategies might be applicable in their setting. Keep notes from meetings, as well as documents such as medical and evaluation reports. • Educate yourself on the topic at hand through reading articles and attending conference. Be aware of laws, regulations, and policies that have an impact on your child. Get to know the people who make decisions about state, community and school policies and programming. • Go to meetings prepared to discuss what your concerns are in a calm, clear, and direct manner. Emphasis solutions, and focus on the big picture. Be ready to be a problem solver. Questions about your child’s development? Contact us at (509) 332-4420

Pullman Christian Childcare Center Research shows how important the early years are for learning. At Pullman Christian Childcare, we believe that a strong foundation for learning is built upon spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and academic components. We strive to create an atmosphere where children are nurtured and encouraged to grow in each of these areas. Above all, we believe that this spiritual component of the foundation, which is founded on God, is essential to developing confident kids who are free to be who God created them to be. Pullman Christian Childcare currently has openings in most classrooms, including our three preschool programs. In all of our preschool programs, children learn values, responsibility, and have tons of fun! We provide learning encounters throughout the year through field trips, guest visitors, and creativity in the classroom. Our AM Preschool program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 each morning for three to five-year-old children, and there are currently openings for 2, 3, or 5 day-a-week options. We also have spaces available in our all-day three-year-old, and four- and five-year-old preschool programs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with various time block options to meet your family’s needs. Finally, Pullman Christian Childcare Center’s 11th Annual Harvest Carnival is coming up on Tuesday, October 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring your children and enjoy a free night of fun in a safe environment. We’ll have face painting, a bouncy castle, a photo booth, and nearly twenty carnival games that the whole family can enjoy. Each booth will have either a prize or candy for every participant and, if the candy doesn’t satisfy, concessions are available for purchase. Costumes are encouraged for both children and adults, but we do ask that they are not frightening, as many of the children who will attend are quite young. For more information or to arrange a tour, call (509) 332-3545 or email director@ To learn more about our center, visit our website at or look us up on Facebook.

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 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

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

September 2017



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NEW MEMBERS Windermere Real Estate – Justin Shahan 1125 NW Nye St, Ste B Pullman, WA (509) 334-3530 Kindred Hospice 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd #610 Pullman, WA (509) 332-2236 The State Inn 455 SE Paradise St Pullman, WA (509) 334-6943 Old European Restaurant 455 S Grand Ave Pullman, WA (509) 334-6381

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: • American Cancer Society • B&L Bicycles • Birch & Barley • Dave Christy State Farm Insurance • Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse • Family Promise of the Palouse • Wallis Friel • Frontier Communications • Dave Gibney • Martonick Law Office LLC • Neill Public Library • Pioneer Square Apartments • Pratt Mayflower • Pullman Foursquare Church • Pullman Vision Source • John Sherman • The Kitchen • Trinity Lutheran Church

2017 Cabaret Greek Dinner Winner Big thank you to Julian Alzate of SEL for purchasing the Wysup Wright Greek Dinner at Cabaret! We couldn’t have done this without the generous support of Nick and Andrew from Black Cypress, Jim Neill of Sun Rentals, who provided all the table service, and Angie Wysup for her fabulous desserts.

September 2017

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

2017 National Lentil Festival August 18-19 here in Pullman, we saw thousands of people come to the 29th Annual National Lentil Festival. This event would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers, committee members, our sponsors and countless others!

Sina Sam, Susan Weed, Teresa Zaragoza, Theresa Tasani, Tino LoGerfo, Tom Harris, Tom Kammerzell, Tristan Underwood, Tucker Hanson, Tyra ShortVelasco, Yvette Herrera, Zahra Debbek, Glenn Johnson, Brandon Chapman, Kathy Cooper, Dr. Jim Thank you to our 2017 National Lentil Festival DeVleming, Jake DeVleming, Adam Lincoln, Rich & Committee: Kurt Dahmen, Colleen Hinman, Francis Loretta Dragoo, Bob Maxwell, Roberta Kramer, Ann & Craig Parks, Resonate Church, Steve Shannon, Hailey Benjamin, Tom Handy, Tony Poston, Jill Bielenberg, Nichols, Stephanie Mickelson, Kate Kamerrer, Noel Kristi Kurle, Mandi White, Lynn Kramer, Meghan Wiley, Lisa Thompson, Elizabeth Russell, Leslie O’Dell, Webster, Karin Vercamer, Juliann Smitt, Teri Hanson, Bobbi Wolcott, Melinada Beasley, Gary Schell, Jeff Margaux McBirney, Tricia Hoover, Marie Dymkoski, Carol Cooper, Kimberly Marshall, Tanner Hendrickson Baldwin, Barb Wachter, Mike Milano, Bill & Susan Weed and Britnee Packwood Thank you to our 2017 National Lentil Festival Sponsors: Presenting Sponsors- Washington State University, City of Pullman and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. Tase T. Lentil Partners- Hometown Chevrolet, Inland Northwest Broadcasting, Your Pullman Radio Stations, PNW Co-op Specialty Foods, Moscow Food Co-op, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council, Gritman Medical Center, WSECU, Hinrichs Trading Company, Swire Coca-Cola, Moscow Family Eye Care, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Dissmore’s IGA, SNAP Fitness and College Hill Custom Threads. Lentil Lovers ClubWashington Trust Bank, Simply 7 Snacks, Palouse Brand, Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Avista, Clearview Eye Clinic, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Northwest Public Radio, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Pullman Disposal Service, Dave Christy State Farm and The Hilltop Inn Pullman. Thank you to the countless volunteers and organizations who donated their time to help make this event happen! Addie Snell, Aminder Dhillion, Andrew Crookston, Andrew Orejuela, Anita Peterson, Anthony Niccola, Ashley Vaughan, Asma Debbek, Beth Burns, Bobbie Ryder, Brad Peterson, Brett Myers, Camille Jessop, Dalton Hanson, Daniel Sosa, Darrin Neil, Debra Pastore, Dennis Tracy, Derek Faber, Derek Swanson, Doug Cox, Garrett Kalt, Geoff Caldwell, Hebba Debbek, Holly Anderson, Isaac Casteneda, Isabella Gonzales, Jared Fluhrer, Jean Logan, Jenna Damberg, Jeri Harris, Joe Astorino, Joe Kurle, John Anderson, Karl Johanson, Keegan McAdam, Kennedy Gilbert, Lennis Boyer Watts, Mark Jones, May Qiang, Nate Holbrook, Nicole Manzione, Parker Blekkenk, Pat Wright, Paul Kimmell, Quincy Loreen, Rachel Wong, Rafael Ponce-Venegas, Reece Hobday, Rex Burns, Richard Luehrs, Rick Wayenberg, Rob Rembert, Rotary of Pullman, Ruth-Fiam Nord, Ryan Chapman, Samantha Reyes, Sierra Robinson,

A special thanks to these businesses and organizations: Pullman Public Works, Pullman Police Department, Pullman Fire Department, WSU Police Department, Pullman Parks & Recreation, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston, Swire Coca Cola, Pullman Rotary, PHS Key Club, Whitman County Humane Society, Real Life Church, WSU Cycling Club, iBelieve of the Palouse, YMCA of the Palouse, At Home Designs, Mayor Glenn Johnson, The Moose Lodge, New Country 104.3, Pullman’s Distinguished Young Woman, Lambda Chi Alpha, WSU Men’s Crew, Portogo, Cliff Miller, Roger Crozier, Frank Eng, Sun Rental, Hahn Rental, Hilliard’s Heating and Plumbing, Neill Public Library, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, Inland NW Boy Scouts, WSU IMG, Sam Dial Jewelers, Paradise Creek Brewery, Odom Corp., Merry Cellars Winery, Whiskey Barrel Cider Company, Pullman Regional Hospital, WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, Allegra Print Signs Marketing, Heros N Sports, Healing Hands Massage, Village Center Cinemas, WSU Cougar Athletics, WSU Facilities Maintenance, WSU Parking and Transportation Services, WSU President’s Office, WSU Beasley Coliseum, WSU Raptor Club, ZFUN 106.1, Atom Heart Music, Myers Auto- Steve & Theresa Myers, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, Daily Grind, Members of Pullman Kiwanis, No Cow Ranch Fire DepartmentJean & Jim Logan, MRTServices- Lawn Care It takes a lot of people to make a great community event and we thank everyone who gave their time and energy to make our National Lentil Festival possible. We try to list everyone, but if for some reason you were not listed, please accept our sincerest appreciation for your help! We also want to extend a big THANK YOU to the community of Pullman for your patients and support of the great event. We’ll see you next year, August 17-18, 2018 for the 30th celebration of the National Lentil Festival.

 Pullman Community Update 11

Support local FFA and 4H members by attending the Palouse Empire Fair! Save the date for this year's Palouse Empire Fair! September 7-10, 2017. The annual market sale will be held on Saturday the 9th. The area 4-H and FFA members have been very committed to bringing the best animals to market this year. Raising a sale animal can be a great learning experience for these young exhibitors. They learn about breed selection, veterinary science, feed rations, marketing and record keeping. We would like to extend an invitation to you to come to the Palouse Empire Fair 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale at the fairgrounds on September 9th to take a look at the market animals being offered for sale. The sale starts at 11:30am. There are many ways to help the 4-H and FFA members to be successful: • Buy an animal for your own use, making arrangements for butchering or taking home. If you don't need a whole animal, consider going halves with a friend or relative. • Participate by bidding and then 'turning' the animal. If you have any questions on turning, don't hesitate to inquire at the sale office or any of the ring men. • Support any of the 4-H and FFA members by sending your financial support to the Pullman Chamber of Commerce stating clearly who the support is to go to. It can be general support, specific group support, or even a specific member support. If you enjoy watching the exhibitors show their animals for placing, the Fitting & Showing, Breeding, and Market classes will start on Thursday morning and continue on Friday. This is a good time to view the animals that will be sold on Saturday. Check out a schedule at So, please mark your calendars for the Palouse Empire Fair Sale, September 9th. We hope to see you there to support our local kids. Thank you in advance for any support! Ron Wachter, Ag. Committee Chair Marie Dymkoski, Executive Director, Pullman Chamber of Commerce

General Membership


SPEAKER: Avista’s VP of Energy Delivery, Heather Rosentrater Date: Tuesday, September 12 HOSTED AT: Banyan’s on the Ridge Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to September 8; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, September 8 to or (509) 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

September 2017

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Regency Pullman invites you to our annual

Firefighter Spaghetti Feed Dinner September 11th, 2017 • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

1285 SW Center Street Pullman, WA 99163 Please RSVP by September 4th: 509-332-2629 Come and visit with some of our local firefighters, check out the firetruck, or get your photo taken.

Great for kids, too! ON THE MENU Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread & Ice Cream Bar -Meal is by donation only100% of all proceeds go directly to our local Fire Department!

1285 SW Center St. • Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 332-2629

Thank you for a successful Stuff the Bus school supplies drive! The Kiwanis Clubs of Pullman and Moscow, along with the local school districts, would like to thank the communities of Pullman, Colton/Uniontown, Colfax, and Moscow for contributing to the 9th Annual Stuff the Bus. With your generous donations, local elementary and middle school kids in Pullman, Moscow, Colfax, Colton and Uniontown will receive all the supplies they need to have a great start to the school year. In Pullman alone, we distributed 150 full backpacks to each elementary school and the middle school. Many high school students will also receive school supplies. We especially want to thank our sponsors from all over the Palouse who show the depth of our community spirit. Platinum Partners ($1,000+) • Furniture Center & Mattress • Tom and Jeri Harris • Laura Hoopis • Inland Northwest Broadcasting • Northwest River Supplies • Pullman Child Welfare • Pullman Radio • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories • Washington State Employees Credit Union Gold Partners • Banner Bank • Dissmore’s IGA • Emmanuel Baptist Church • Gladish Community & Cultural Center • Holiday Inn Express • Glenn Johnson, Mayor

• Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative • Pullman Lions Club • Rotary Club of Moscow • Real Life Ministries on the Palouse • Staples Silver Partners • Dave Christy State Farm Insurance • J & H Printing • Life Flight Network LLC • Moscow Pullman Daily News • P1FCU • Barbara and Richard Petura • Pullman Disposal • Pullman Police Officers Guild Bronze Partners • Allegra Print and Imaging • Carolyn Allen • MaryAnn and Karl Boehmke • The Colfax Eagles

• Culligan Water LLC • Feuerstein Group, Waddell & Reed • Fujiyama Pullman • Barbara Gupta • Highland Property Management • Hilliard’s Heating & Plumbing • Inland Telephone Company • Irwin, Myklebust, Savage and Brown • Latah Credit Union • Tammy Lewis, Realtor – Team Washington Real Estate • Mike Lowrey CPA • Mann & Stanke • Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing • Nature’s Way Dentistry • PEO Chapter FZ • Monica Peters • Pro Cab LLC • Pullman Firefighters Local 1892 • John Ramirez

• Regency Pullman • Noel Schulz • Les Schwab Tire Center • Janice Stewart • Superior Floors • SYG Nursery and Landscaping • Washington Trust Bank Guests and new members always welcome!

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Labor Day

• City government offices closed for Labor Day • No school, Pullman School District • Palouse Threshing Bee, Palouse Empire Fairgrounds


• 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 Cougar Women’s Soccer vs Georgia Southern, 12:30 p.m.



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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, Canning: Preserving your Food Safely, noon, see pg 22 • PRH, Tai chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, “Work in Progress” AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 22 • PSD, Sunnyside PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. • WSU School of Music Faculty Artist Series: New Favorites, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, $10



• Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30 p.m., Jefferson Elementary • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 22 • PSD, Senior Project Info Night, 6:30 p.m., PHS theatre




September Thursday



• WSU Women’s Volleyball vs New Hampshire, 11 a.m. • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, AMP© Sleep, 12:40 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Alexander McCartney, tuba, 3:10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Dave Berry, jazz piano, 4:10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • PRH, Surgery Expansion Open House, 5:30 p.m., see pg 22 • WIS, Beethoven, Beers and Barbeque, 6 p.m., Banyan’s Pavilion, • WSU Cougar Women’s Soccer vs Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.

• WSU Women’s Volleyball vs Quinnipac, noon • WSU Women’s Volleyball vs College of Charleston vs. Incarnate Word, 2:30 p.m. • WSU Women’s Soccer vs Nebraska, 7:30 p.m.



• WSU vs Boise State, 7:30 p.m.


• WSU Women’s Volleyball vs Baylor vs. College of Charleston, 10 a.m. • Jessica Lynne Duo, Summer Concert Series, Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, 7 p.m., • WSU vs MT State, 7:30 p.m.



VVAgatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Oct 6-8, 12-15, Pullman Civic Theatre VVWCHS Mutt Strut, Oct 7 VVAutumn Arts & Crafts Festival, Oct 27-28, Beasley Coliseum

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Palouse Empire Fair, September 7-10,



• PRH, Tai chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU Asia Program presents “Mindfulness—East and West” by Julia Cassaniti and Lydia Gerber, 4:30 p.m., Todd Hall 276, free • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Infant Massage, 6:30 p.m., see pg 22 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, “Work in Progress” AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU School of Music Faculty Artist Series: We Are America, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, $10

• PRH, Breast Feeding Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Continuing Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 22 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • WSU Cougar Women’s Soccer vs Colorado, 12:30 p.m., Pac 12 • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Community Room • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PSD, Collaboration Day, students dismissed at noon • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • WSU Women’s Volleyball vs Washington, 6:00 p.m. • PRH, BSCG “Management of Anxiety & Worry”, 6 p.m., see pg 22

• PRH, Tai chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Women’s Leadership Guild, 6:30 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Infant Massage, 6:30 p.m., see pg 22 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, “Work in Progress” AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 22

• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Continuing Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, 3 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m, see pg 22 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU Asia Program presents “Patterns of Resilience: An aesthetics of Chinese Urban environments” by David Wang, 4:30 p.m., Todd Hall 276, free • PSD, PHS Back to School Open House, 7 p.m. • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall



• 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 • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Community Room • WSU Performing Arts presents On Ensemble – Taiko Drums, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre, $18


• Pullman Chamber, GML, noon see pg 11 • PRH, Tai chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • WSU Asia Program presents “In our own backyard: Japanese Internment during WWII” by Katy Fry, 4:30 p.m., Todd Hall 276, free • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, “Work in Progress” AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU School of Music Faculty Artist Series: Jazz, Drenched with Blues and Funk, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, $10

• PRH, Breast Feeding Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 22 • Firefighter Spaghetti Feed Dinner, 5 – 7 p.m., Regency Pullman • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall





• PRH, AMP© Medication Management, 12:40 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU vs USC, 7:30 p.m.


• WSU vs University of Nevada Reno, TBD



The Miracle Worker, 22-23, 28-30, 8 p.m.,

• PRH, Fall Caregivers Conference, Bishop Place Social Hall, see pg 22 • PRH, AMP© Healthy Eating & Hydration, 12:40 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU School of Music Faculty Artist Series: Very Difficult Music for Solo Bassoon, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, $10


• WSU vs Oregon State, 2:30 p.m.

The Miracle Worker, 28-30, 8 p.m.,

• PRH, SEL Education & Wellness, 11:30 a.m., see pg 22 • WSU School of Music, Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • The Miracle Worker, 28-30, 8 p.m.,


• WSU Cougar Women’s Soccer vs Stanford, 6 p.m., Pac 12 • PRH, Fertility & Asian Medicine, 6 p.m., see pg 22 • WSU School of Music Faculty Artist Series: En Chamade and the WSU Faculty Brass Quintet, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, $10


• PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, AMP© Communicating with Your Doctor, 12:40 p.m., see pg 22 • PRH, Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 22

• WSU School of Music, Guest Recital: Teo Ciavarella, jazz piano, 8 p.m., free


Palouse Days,



Palouse Empire Fair, September 7-10,

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YMCA of the Palouse

September 2017

Community Action Center

September 2017

Thank You Funders! We’d like to give a big shout out to the corporations and foundations that invested in our community with grant money this year. Thank you so much for your contribution to Community Action Center programs!

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Meet the Staff: Joe Astorino, Garden and Nutrition Specialist How long have you worked at Community Action Center? I started part-time in Feb 2015 and I went full time in June of that year. Describe what you do at Community Action Center. I provide education in food in all of its aspects—food management, gardening, cooking and nutrition for all ages, from preschool to senior citizens. I work to connect the gardening we do to the kitchen to make nutrition easier to understand. What’s special about your job? I like jobs that requires you to pay attention to seasons, and that’s pretty essential to growing food. The job is about eating seasonally, and teaching seasonally. There are not a lot of subjects that people are required to learn about their whole life, but food needs change over your life. I get to teach all ages, from kids to seniors. What do you do in your free time? I just had a yard sale! We’ve been trying to learn how to minimize in our daily life, getting rid of junk and living with less. Also, I like to stay connected with my family in Pennsylvania. I have lots of nieces and nephews, so I spend a lot of time talking to them on the phone and searching for birthday presents.

Food Recovery Tackles Both Food Waste and Local Hunger Each year, over 2,000 unique individuals in Whitman County visit the Community Action Center food bank because they do not have enough money to buy food. At the same time, the National Resources Defense Council states that food waste is the largest item going to landfills, as Americans throw away up to 40% of food produced! Local organizations are working together to fix this broken food system on the Palouse. Community Action Center works together with WSU Center for Civic Engagement, WSU Dining Services, and the Whitman County Food Coalition to “rescue” unserved meals from campus events and distribute them to people experiencing hunger. In January 2017, these partners launched a joint Food Recovery Pilot. WSU Dining Services employees are specially trained in safe food recovery practices. Rather than throwing away several untouched industrial-size pans of prepared meat, cooked vegetables, and pasta, WSU food staff can rescue the food and donate it to the food bank. In Spring 2017, Community Action Center’s Community Kitchen was up and running, providing a workspace to safely and legally repackage the recovered food. There, Community Action Center staff transformed healthy meals from the campus into family/single-size portions, froze them, and distributed them. There was an immediately evident demand for the food—all of the packages were gone by the time the food bank closed on the day they were offered. Community Action Center is looking for funding to expand the Food Recovery Pilot over the coming year, which would bring in more catering businesses and restaurants to provide recovered food donations for the food bank. The program would also ensure training for food workers in safe and legal food recovery. If you are interested in helping us scale up food recovery efforts, please go to

Palouse Resource Guide Connects People with Information, Local Help The Palouse Resource Guide is a website that connects individuals, families, and communities to available resources in Whitman and Latah counties. Selecting anything from “Emergency Services” to “Support Groups” in the search bar reveals local businesses and organizations that are ready to take your call. If you provide a service to the Palouse, please go to the Palouse Resource Guide to check your listing and adjust it if needed. The Palouse Resource Guide is the product of the Whitman County Health Network and the result of collaboration between many nonprofit organizations on the Palouse. Please take a look at the site at

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 September are: • Canned Tuna or Chicken • Chili • Chunky Soups • Flour

• Pancake mix • Syrup • Oatmeal

You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:004:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).

Meet the Volunteers: Bev Spencer and Guy Spencer, Runner Bean Ranch What is your day job? I’m a farmer, that’s my day job. It’s more of a lifestyle, I guess. What kind of things do you farm? It’s a small selfsustaining farm. My mom Bev and I grow vegetables; we have a field where we can grow grains. We have sheep and pasture and hay grounds for the sheep. We also have fruit trees and berry bushes. Our primary focus is produce. How long have you been volunteering at CAC? Maybe three years, two years for certain. We had a round table meeting two years ago where we became totally involved with the food pantries in the area. What happened as a result of that meeting? The round table meeting had representatives from food pantries and a bunch of the people who are involved with feeding the community. A bunch of farmers were invited. We heard the USDA had freed up some money for food banks to purchase fresh produce from farmers, so we agreed to work with the area food pantries. All of our produce primarily goes to area pantries now, but we still do private sales if people come out to the farm. We don’t grow nearly enough food to provide all the food our food pantries need. It’d be great if six or eight more farmers would grow produce for the food banks and pantries. There are some farmers who do, I just wish it was a whole lot more. Working with the food pantries is really humbling. Most of them are staffed by volunteers, and they do a lot of work. It’s one of those things where people don’t really get recognized for the amount of effort they put into them. The reward is in the deed, I guess. Describe your volunteer work for Community Action Center My mom, Bev, is really good about volunteering. She also grows plants for Community Action Center’s gardens. She starts whatever Joe asks her for— cucumbers, broccoli, kale, cabbages, and squash. What keeps you involved in this work? Food is a funny thing. We all have a right to healthy food, clean air, clean water, and shelter. I think those are basic human rights. But when it comes down to it, people that don’t have any money have no access to really healthy fresh produce if we don’t step in. My mom and I both asked ourselves the question, “Could we afford to shop at the Farmer’s Market?” It’s kind of an elitist thing. We really had an awakening. Don’t make lettuce $8 per pound! A lot of people fall through the cracks and can’t eat healthy produce. What do you do in your free time? When harvesting is over, that’s when I start to focus on value-added products, like wool from the sheep. We’re part of the “sheep syndicate” and we do crafty stuff. We “do yarn”. We are spinners and we like to felt. And ski. We’ll play in the snow if it’s there. Fix all of the stuff that is broken!

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Spokane Falls Community Colleges

September 2017



Pablo Rodriguez

Enroll NOW!

Fall Quarter begins September 20th. 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online: 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online.

Important Dates New Student Orientations: • Thursday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m. FULL • Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Tuition due September 7 Fall quarter classes start September 20

A.B.E. Evening Offerings Starting Fall Quarter, we’ll offer Adult Basic Education in the evenings. The evening offering will cover Basic Skills, GED prep, preparing for college, and Basic Computing. Tuition for the quarter is only $25 total, and there are scholarships available to cover even that cost. The evening ABE program will be available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Nearby WSU parking is free after 5:00. So, if you or someone you know is interested in getting their GED, preparing for college, or improving their basic math, English, or computer skills, give us a call or come by and visit for more information. My family migrated to the United States when I was seven years old. My father, the son of a Bracero worker, had been a migrant worker since he was very young. I grew up working side-by-side with my parents in the fields and orchards of the Northwest. Our vacations consisted of following the seasonal work around Washington. I grew up in a rough, impoverished area which made it difficult to focus on my education. I was lucky enough to have parents who wanted to see me better myself and did everything they could to help me get there. Even though I struggled, I was still able to graduate from Walla Walla High School. All throughout high school I was very involved in leadership opportunities both at the school and around the state; between leadership conferences and soccer practices I was able to stay away from trouble. After that, I attended Walla Walla Community College for a little while, but I was not set up to succeed. I dropped out after two quarters. I always knew that I wanted to go back to school and finish a four-year degree. After ten years, I went back to Spokane Falls Community College in Pullman (SFCCPullman). By that time, I was married and soon to have a daughter. My wife and daughter gave me the strength to work hard and motivated me when I need it and have played the key role to help me succeed and receive my Associates of Art degree at SFCC. The faculty and administration made it easy to pick up where I left off and they prepared me with the tools needed to succeed in college and later at the university. Smaller classes meant that we had more one-on-one interaction and we were able to receive more help from the instructors. All the instructors at SFCC-Pullman care for their students and want them to receive a higher level of education. I’m very thankful for the help I received at SFCC, which has helped me as I pursue my degree in Sport Management at Washington State University.


Joal Lee

I’ve always liked to sing. I knew I wasn’t gifted, but it wasn’t until I was in my mid-twenties and dating Elizabeth (to whom I’m now married) that I realized I had probably never successfully carried a tune before. She and I sang next to each other a few times as part of a church congregation. After one such service, Elizabeth turned to me and asked in a gentle voice, “Are you actually trying to sing, or are you just messing around?” I was a little taken aback. I said I was trying to sing, that I had been attempting to harmonize with her. Was my voice in harmony, I asked. “No,” was her simple reply. How far off was I? “Hmmm. Pretty far.” She is a musician and a classically-trained singer, so I knew I could trust her judgment on this one. I felt somewhat deflated. And then she asked me a very important question: “Do you want to learn?” Yes. I did want to learn. On our next road trip, we started our lessons. Once it became apparent I was likely tone deaf, she decided to start with the basics. She would hum a note and my task was to try singing that note. She would point up or down, indicating to me how I should scale my voice. When I finally hit the note, she would give me a thumbs-up and nod her head enthusiastically, and we would hold that note, filling the car with our unified voices while I tried to hear and feel the connection. It took most of the 10-hour drive for me to reliably match her notes with my voice. But by the end of that trip, I finally knew what it felt like to be in tune with someone else. I had learned a new way to hear. And it was amazing. Elizabeth later taught me to match my voice to a piano and a guitar and how to match my voice to a song’s melody. I will never be a great singer, but I do now appreciate singing in a way I wasn’t able to before. Now, because I was taught to unify my voice with music, I enjoy, understand, and appreciate it more.

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 • •

For me, this experience epitomizes what it means to learn something, that moment when we finally “get it.” Comprehension can come in a flash, or it can involve a long series of minute realizations and connections, but learning and understand things is often exhilarating. Knowing this is happening regularly in the classrooms around me is part of what makes my job rewarding. If you are considering going to college, come see us at SFCC-Pullman. I am confident there are ideas and concepts our instructors are teaching that you will connect with and that will cause your understanding to resonate with new ideas and knowledge.

September 2017

Washington State University

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Join us at the Palouse Outdoor Festival Sept. 23

Why do bees make hexagons in their hives? Why not any other shape? -Aditya, 10

Dear Aditya, When bees make hexagons in their hives, the six-sided shapes fit together perfectly. In fact, we’ve actually never seen bees make any other shape. That’s what I found out when I visited my friend Sue Cobey, a bee researcher at WSU. Cobey showed me some honeycombs where the female bees live and work. Hexagons are useful shapes. They can hold the queen bee’s eggs and store the pollen and honey the worker bees bring to the hive. Don’t just ask the bees. Cobey explained that humans have recently used math to find out why hexagons make the most sense. “The geometry of this shape uses the least amount of material to hold the most weight,” she said. It takes the bees quite a bit of work to make the honeycomb. The wax comes from glands on the bees’ bellies. Honeybees have to make and eat about two tablespoons of honey to make one ounce of wax. Then they can add this wax to the comb as they build. A bee colony can produce 100 pounds of honey, Cobey said. In some places they can even produce 300 to 500 lbs. The structure is important to hold all this weight and protect the honey, especially during winter. The hexagon might just save bees some time and energy. They can use the energy to do another really important job, carry pollen from flower to flower that allows new plants to grow. It’s my cat instinct to swat at a bee, but I try not to because bees are really important. They make it possible for us to eat food. “The honey bee is an amazing animal, really fun to work with,” Cobey said. “And she is responsible for pollinating your fruits, vegetables, and nuts.” Having a sturdy and useful hive can help bees get the job done. Hexagons and honeycomb shapes are also useful for building things humans use, too, like bridges, airplanes, and cars. It gives materials extra strength. After all, materials made with hexagon shapes can also handle a lot of force, even if they are made out of a lighter material. That’s what I learned from my friend Pizhong Qioa, an engineer and professor at WSU. “We learned it from the bee,” he said. “Hexagons apply to almost everything you can build.” For having never done a day of math homework in their lives, bees sure seem to use some creative geometry and engineering to build their headquarters. Sincerely, Dr. Universe

The WSU Outdoor Recreation Center presents its fourth annual Palouse Outdoor Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 in Wawawai County Park. Registration begins at 9:30 in the park and it’s free and open to the public. You’ll have the opportunity to try rock climbing, kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding. There will also be educational clinics, like backcountry cooking, leave-notrace hiking certification, and fly-fishing casting. To help celebrate National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands, participants

The WSU Museum of Modern Arts presents Contemporary Women Printmakers, a showcase that celebrates six internationally recognized women artists. This exhibition is open until November 17. For more information, visit Photo: Hung Liu’s print “Official Portraits Immigrant, 2006”

Alumni Association Welcomes New Cougs The WSU Alumni Association would like to welcome all the new and returning students to Pullman! Get ready for fall fun with a WSUAA membership to experience all of the incredible benefits to Coug Alumni. With your membership card, you can save money on new Coug gear to wear to the football games, receive discounts at your favorite restaurants, and receive invitations to the most exclusive Coug events in the area. Membership to the WSUAA is also an excellent way to show your Cougar pride, while simultaneously supporting scholarships for current and future students. All students, alumni, employees, and friends of WSU are welcome to become a member. Details: or 1-800-ALUM-WSU.

“East meets West” Lecture Series “In our own backyard: Japanese Internment during WWII” by Katy Fry Tuesday, September 12 @ 4:30 p.m. in Todd Hall 276 “Patterns of Resilience: An aesthetics of Chinese Urban environments” by David Wang Tuesday, September 19 @ 4:30 p.m. in Todd Hall 276 “Mindfulness – East and West” by Julia Cassaniti and Lydia Gerber Tuesday, September 26 @ 4:30 p.m. in Todd Hall 276 Details:

will also have the opportunity to beautify the areas of Granite Point and Wawawai County Park. This event is hosted in partnership with the University of Idaho’s Outdoor Program, the Center for Civic Engagement, Hyperspud, Backcountry Lark, B & L Bicycles, and White Pine Gear Exchange and Fly Shop. Shuttles out to the park from the ORC lobby will be available for $5. Details: or 335-2651

School of Music Faculty Artist Series: September Performances New Favorites Tuesday, September 5 @ 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre Palouse Skies Thursday, September 7 @ 8:00 p.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall Jazz, Drenched with Blues and Funk Tuesday, September 12 @ 8:00 p.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall En Chamade and the WSU Faculty Brass Quintet Thursday, September 21 @ 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre Very Difficult Music for Solo Bassoon Friday, September 22 @ 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre We Are America Tuesday, September 26 @ 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre Details:

WSU Performing Arts Fall 2017 On Ensemble in concert Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Co-presented with Festival Dance and Performing Arts. Living Voices Theatre presents The New American Thursday, October 12 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Living Voices Theatre presents Klondike, The Last Adventure Saturday, October 14 @ 2 p.m. in Jones Theatre Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Las Migas in concert Sunday, November 1 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Literature to Life presents Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Sonos Handbell Ensemble Holiday Concert Thursday, December 7 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Individual and series tickets are on sale online at or by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328). Details:

September 2017

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September 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital

Tennis Tournament raises $20,000 for Circles of Caring

A huge THANK YOU to the sponsors, participants and volunteers for the first Circles of Caring Tennis Tournament. Because of your generosity we were able to raise over $20,000 to support the wonderful services and programming provided by Circles of Caring Adult Day Services.

Dr. Ben Rhodes joins Pullman Regional Hospital Emergency Department Ben Rhoades, D.O., is joining the Emergency Physicians at Pullman Regional Hospital as a specialist in Emergency Medicine. He recently completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where he was chief resident. He is board eligible in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rhodes went to medical school in Des Moines, Iowa. He is moving to Pullman with his wife and two daughters. “I love the variety in Emergency Medicine,” he said. “You never know what’s going to come through that door.”

Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Welcomes Dr. Chad Sanders Chad Sanders, PhD, is a neuropsychologist who recently joined Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health in Pullman. He has served the Palouse region for the past three years as a neuropsychologist with Washington State University. He has experience in neurologic and psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, substance abuse/dependence. Dr. Sanders will be providing psychotherapy, neuropsychological evaluation, assessments and couples therapy. Neuropsychological evaluation (NPE) is a testing method through which a neuropsychologist can acquire data about a subject’s cognitive, motor, behavioral, linguistic, and executive function. The service is by physician and self-referral. Call (509) 339-2394 for more information or visit

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New Gift Garden Manager at Pullman Regional Hospital Malinda Jenkins was recently named the new manager of Diane’s Gift Garden at Pullman Regional Hospital. Malinda will be working part time as the manager and continuing to serve as a volunteer at Pullman Regional Hospital. She has a background in bookkeeping and retail. Diane’s Gift Garden is a non-profit and all proceeds support the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary. The Gift Garden carries purses, jewelry, flowers, cards, women’s clothes and baby clothes. Starting in September, hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wellness for Life presents

Basics of Canning: Preserving Your Food Safely Kelly A. Stewart, Food safety specialist with Washington State University & Whitman County Program Coordinator Tuesday, September 5 • 12 noon – 1 p.m. Conference Rooms C&D Learn the basics of canning so you can preserve your healthy foods safely. Join us for a short presentation and a flavorful tasting panel that will motivate you to try food preservation at home.

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Pullman Regional Hospital

September 2017

League of Women Voters

September 2017

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MISSION STATEMENT The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

WA STATE LWV CONVENTION By Mary Collins This year’s Washington State LWV convention was hosted by the Seattle-King County League. Shelley Jones and myself attended as delegates. The Friday evening speech by Noah Purcell, Solicitor General for the State of Washington, spoke about the recent efforts of Washington State and the Attorney General to challenge executive orders made by President Trump. Breakout sessions addressed: Redistricting, including the history and processes involved nationally and in our State. In the business meeting LWVWA set program goals for the 2017-2019 biennium that include: • A one-year survey and development of an action plan addressing the status of healthcare coverage in Washington • A one-year study of current LWVWA Position HC-1 that focuses on behavioral health diagnosis, treatment, and facilities in the State • A review of LWVWA current positions on tax structures in Washington State

state. • A follow-up on what is being done to further efforts supported by the passage of I-735 which calls for an amendment to the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision. LWV OF PULLMAN won a state award for the amazing growth and success of our Observer Corps. Congratulations to our Chair, Judy Stone, and the entire Observer Corps team!

• A study on Internet Privacy in our

JOIN OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook. com/LWVPullman MPORTANT INFORMATION ON WEBSITE: • League Basics, history, newsletter, and contact information • How you can join League • Review recent forums on your computer • Register to vote • Upcoming events

JUDY STONE Observer Corps Chair Following retirement from my nursing career in 2010, I was looking for an activity of consequence to put energy and time into. In 2014, I went to one of the League of Women Voters of Pullman Brown Bag Discussions and immediately felt this could be what I was looking for. The members and executive board present were, and continue to be, very welcoming and supportive. Since joining, I have been actively involved in the 2-year Poverty Study for Whitman County and an educational presentation to the public on guns in Whitman County. Then in 2016, I became the chair of the League’s Observer Corps, which functions as the non-partisan eyes and ears of the League’s executive board. Fifteen of our members volunteer their time and expertise to attend meetings and report on the workings of fourteen local governmental bodies. Although the learning curve has been steep for me, I enjoy continually acquiring knowledge about issues important to our local communities. I have found that if I care about an issue, there will be a way to become involved in learning about it, discussing it and taking appropriate action when indicated. You can too!

BROWN BAG DISCUSSIONS 3rd Thursday/Month • Noon to 1:00 p.m. Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 525 NE Campus St. FREE PARKING September 21, 2017..................................Pullman’s New Capital Proposal* Adam Lincoln, City Supervisor *A bond not to exceed $8.5 Million to Replace Current Pullman City Hall • Encounter Ministries property -$3.5 Million (Estimate) • Remodel of Encounter Ministries property to update the gym and church -$3 Million (Estimate) • Remodel contingency cost -$600,000 (Estimate) • Property acquisition for future Fire Station 3 planning efforts $500,000 (Estimate) • Additional funds needed to complete Lawson Gardens event center -$800,000 (Estimate) • New Bond Funding –Not to exceed $8.5 Million October 19, 2017........................................The Whitman County Commissioners November 16, 2017....................................“Fake News” December 14, 2017....................................Alternatives to Incarceration

LWV OREGON AND LWV WASHINGTON Membership and Leadership Development Training September 8 – 10, 2017 • Portland, Oregon

Anne Lewis, Judy Stone, and Libby Walker will attend this meeting to learn practical and actionable ideas to enhance our League’s visibility and grow membership.

Usually, first Monday of the Month Umpqua Bank, 7:00 p.m. September 11, 2017.....................................Back to League Meeting October, 2017.................................................Election Forums; Date TBD November 6, 2017.........................................Food Insecurity December 4, 2017.........................................Membership Recognition/Community Awards January 8, 2018 ............................................State and Local Planning for the LWV February 5, 2018...........................................Friends of Hospice: “The Serenity House” March 5, 2018................................................Public Health Issues April 2, 2018...................................................How to Run for Local Office May 14, 2018..................................................LWV Annual Meeting

In March, the LWV of Pullman finance committee sent out their yearly letters to league members and citizens requesting donations. We operate on only 15% of our membership fees, so the League budget is lean and our mission is challenging. We wish to express our thanks to the many individuals who generously gave to “Make Democracy Work”. If you did not get a letter, it is not too late to donate. (See instructions on our website. And, please, don’t forget to VOTE.)

Important Election Information On the ballot this fall will be three Pullman City Council positions and two Pullman School Board positions. It is important that everyone votes in the election. Decisions of the city council and school board impact everyone living in Pullman. If you are not registered, the League can help you. Contact Deb Olson voter service chair

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Rural Resources

September 2017

Whitman County Humane Society

September 2017

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Cruzin’ For Critters Thank You WCHS would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the following businesses for making the 4th annual Cruzin’ for Critters a success this year. This motorcycle run around the Palouse raises much needed funds for WCHS and gets supplies needed for the shelter. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

J&H Printing Artbeat in Moscow AutoZone (Moscow and Lewiston) CDs Smoke Pit Cougar Country Cowgirl Chocolates Crimson & Gray Dave Christy State Farm Guys Outdoor Equipment (Lewiston) Holiday Inn and Suites (Pullman) Inland Cellular Joey D My Office Bar and Grill NAPA (Pullman, Colfax, Moscow, and Spokane) O'Reilly Auto Parts (Pullman) Palouse Caboose Palouse Country Candy Perfection Tire (Pullman) Printstop (Palouse Mall) Pullman Auto Repair Pullman Chamber of Commerce Pullman Honda / Hits 100 / New Country 104.3 / NewsTalk 1150 & 104.7 / Daniel McIntosh Quality Inn Paradise Creek Rico’s Tavern Revolution Motorsports Sam Dial Jewelers / Tom Mehren and Mixed Media Super 8 (Moscow) Sweet Mutiny Westside Motorsports (Airway Heights) Wysup Motors Zeppoz

Donation Form Name ________________________ Address _________________________ _________________________


Longest Shelter Guest—Miss Pretty

City, State, Zip _________________________ _________________________

Miss Pretty has the most striking eyes and beautiful velvety fur. Miss Pretty has been a shelter guest the longest out of all of our animals and is ready for her furr-ever home! She takes some time to warm up, and has been in a couple loving foster homes to get her out of her shell. We recently have found that she loves being talked to! You just sit down in the room with her and start talking, she'll come out of hiding and rev up her purr motor. She's a total love bug after that.

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Miss Pretty has also been diagnosed with FIV. FIV+ cats may live long lives and may live with other cats! Consider adding an FIV+ kitty to your home. More information about FIV+ cats can be found at Please contact us for more information about how to adopt one of these kitties, who are often at risk of euthanasia at shelters because FIV is not curable and is transmittable to other cats, most often through deep bite wounds. FIV+ kitties's adoption fees are discounted and include spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, and current veterinary exam.

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

ASPCA® Thank You WCHS was able to send our Director of Operations, Leslie Krieger, to the 2017 Shelter Medicine Conference held at Cornell University thanks to a generous donation from the ASPCA®! With the grant, WCHS was able to fly Leslie out to New York from Pullman, WA. WCHS continually seeks to improve the quality of life for our shelter guests. Being able to go to conferences such as this, enables us to improve our programs. Thank you ASPCA® for your generosity and thank you to all the community members for your love and continual support!

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 453, Pullman, WA 99163

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

September 2017 Activities at PDSC What has 4 Legs and...

Tue. Sept. 2, 1:30............................................................ Coyote 4:00.............................................................. Coyote Wed. Sept. 3, 1:30.......................................................... Donkeys Thu. Sept. 4, 10:30......................................................... Giraffes Fri. Sept. 5, 10:30........................................................... E is for Elephant

September 2017

Tuesday Afterschool Time Good news! We’re open after school on Tuesdays, until 5pm. This is a great time to bring older kids to check out our interactive exhibits, animals, etc. It’s fun, a great place to meet other kids, and they’ll get a head start in STEM (science, math, engineering and technology), which is so important in school nowadays.

How to Get to the Science Center: We’re conveniently located at 905 NE Nelson Court, only about 5 minutes from downtown Pullman. • Travel up N. Grand Ave. • Turn right on Terre View (at the stoplight)


Tue. Sept. 12, 1:30.......................................................... Feeling Beaky? 4:00............................................................ Feeling Beaky? Wed. Sept. 13, 1:30........................................................ Feeding Frenzy Thu. Sept. 14, 10:30....................................................... Bird Feathers Fri. Sept. 15, 10:30......................................................... Busy Birds

• Then turn left on NE Hopkins Ct. • Go to the top of the hill, and we’re located on the left! We have plenty of parking and look forward to seeing you (Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10-3, and Tuesdays 10-5).

Chemical Concepts

Tue. Sept. 19, 1:30.......................................................... What Does Fire Need? 4:00............................................................ What Does Fire Need? Wed. Sept. 20, 1:30....................................................... Salt Dissolve Thu. Sept. 21, 10:30....................................................... Colloids Fri. Sept. 22, 10:30......................................................... Bubbling Lava Lamp

Sensory Science

Tue. Sept. 26, 1:30.......................................................... How Does It Feel? 4:00........................................................... How Does It Feel? Wed. Sept. 27, 1:30........................................................ Water Squeeze Thu. Sept. 28, 10:30....................................................... Shaving Cream Science Fri. Sept. 29, 10:30......................................................... Borax Blobs

New in Town? The PDSC Has Something for Everyone!

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!

Membership Options • Family memberships........................................$80 per year (Two adults and children under 18 who live in the same household) • Grandparent memberships...........................$65 per year (Two adults and up to six grandchildren under 18) • Individual memberships.................................$45 per year Individual Senior (55+) memberships.......$40 per year

Membership benefits: • Admission to the science center for a full year. • Guest/Family Passes so you can bring your friends. • 10% discount in the Curiosity Shop. • Discounts on Super Science Birthday Parties. • Discounts on camps and other programs. • Invitation to Member-only events. • Free Admission to 339 ASTC Passport Participant science centers worldwide! To look up current participating member museums, just visit this website:

• Little Learners Lab: educational toys, activities, small climbing structure, and storybook kits. • Self Serve Room: marble run kits, LEGO's, building kits, games, activities. • Animal Hall: reptiles, fish, amphibians, mammals, and arachnids. • Brain Hall: interactive exhibits and optical illusions. • Quiet Room: educational videos, PDSC library, and comfortable furniture. • Nano Corner: interactive Nano exhibits, books, and activities. • Mammoth Exhibit: real mammoth skeleton. • Lentil Pit: digging for dinosaur bones, dinosaur activities, and books. • Brain Builders: interactive spatial reasoning, optics, and math exhibits. • Nature walk: outdoor nature walk with information on local flora and fauna. • Innovation Lab: create innovative projects and explore multiple solutions to solve problems. 3D printer and a Green Screen!

Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 332-6869 • (509) 332-2474 (fax) Visit our website for program and scheduling information.

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

September 2017

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$12 Pitchers of Mimosas & Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays Starting 8:30 am to Noon Minors Welcome Buy One Entree or Breakfast, Get One Half Off Must be of equal or lessor value. Coupon expires 09/30/2017. One coupon per table per visit.

Coupon can not be combined or used with any other sale or special. Not valid for take-out.

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