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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. 10 • October 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital

Champions for Kids Autograph Session Scores $12,000 for High School Athletes Kassie Tricola, M.D.

Kyle Hazelwood, Timothy M.D. Stoddard, M.D.

Kassie Tricola, M.D., Family Medicine and Obstetrics, Palouse Medical Dr. Tricola is a native Washingtonian who grew up in Othello and received her undergraduate education at Washington State University. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and was Chief Resident at Tacoma General Hospital. Additionally, she worked with Dr. Stephanie Fosback in 2013 on a medical rotation in Pullman while in medical school. Former Professional Athletes (left to right) Jason Gesser, Jack Thompson, Drew Bledsoe, James Donaldson, Conner Holiday and Rueben Mayes signed autographs for Champions for Kids, presented by Zeppoz. The fundraiser supported the Regional High School Athletic Training Program and PRH athletic trainers (middle row) Nicole Clements, Stephanie Winchell, Kai Seshiki, Amy Garrison, and Jasmine Harris (not pictured).

Champions for Kids Autograph Session, presented and hosted by Zeppoz, brought in fans from as far as 880 miles away to meet Drew Bledsoe and fellow WSU Cougar alums, James Donaldson, Connor Halliday, Jason Gesser, Jack Thompson, and Rueben Mayes.

The program is an expansion of a successful 16-year program with Colton School District, in which Pullman Regional Hospital has provided athletic training services for student-athletes during practices, games, and camps in addition to providing treatment to injured athletes—at The event was inspired by hospital commissioner, Jeff Elbracht. “We no additional cost—at PRH’s outpatient physical therapy clinic. were excited to host an event which benefits our student athletes and The needs of our youth, the recognized value of this program for the grateful these champions volunteered their time to support the kids,” Colton School District, and the vision of orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Ed said Elbracht. Tingstad and Dr. Steve Pennington, is the catalyst behind expanding the athletic training program to three additional schools: GarfieldAll event proceeds, $ 12,000, support the Regional High School Athletic Training Program—a first-of-its-kind, collaborative solution to Palouse, WA; Potlatch, ID; and Pullman, WA High Schools. ensuring the safety and wellbeing of more than 750 student athletes. The 3-year pilot program is a team effort of Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH), The Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, Inland Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation and the Washington State University Athletic Training Program.

The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board has committed to support half the cost of the 3-year pilot project. Volunteers from each community are working together to educate our region and encourage philanthropic support. For more information about the program, contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation at 509-332-2046.

Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Awards $9,500 in Scholarships The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation recently awarded five education scholarships to Jennifer Beltran, Sarah Garibaldo, Hannah Kimball, Janine Lawrence and Alina Yanovich, for the 2017 Fall semester.

enrolled in an accredited B.S.N. program who have been employed at the hospital for at least one year and work a minimum of twenty hours a week.

Washington State University Jennifer Beltran and Hannah College of Pharmacy student, Kimball each received the Pullman Alina Yanovich is the 2017 Fall Regional Hospital Staff Education semester recipient of the Bill Gaskins Scholarship, which provides $2,500 Pharmacy Scholarship. The $2,500 to employees seeking to improve their scholarship is awarded to eligible skills and advance their education applicants seeking to practice and healthcare career to benefit pharmacy in a rural environment the patients of Pullman Regional or provide services to underserved Hospital. The scholarship is available populations. Funds may be used to to any employee who has been assist with tuition, fees, books, travel employed at the hospital for at least and living expenses. one year and works a minimum of The Pullman Regional Hospital twenty hours a week. Awarded funds Foundation Board Governance may be used for tuition, books and Committee reviews and awards school expenses. scholarships twice a year. Applicants Both Sarah Garibaldo and Janine Lawrence received a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. The scholarship is available to Pullman Regional Hospital registered nurses

Kyle Hazelwood, M.D., Orthopaedist, Inland Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Dr. Hazelwood joined Inland Orthopaedic surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic in September. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Board Eligible for Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at the San Diego Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency programs at the University of Chicago.

Timothy Stoddard, Palouse Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Dr. Stoddard is a graduate of Washington State University and completed his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. He completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Washington. His practice has focused on general adult outpatient psychiatry with patients 16 years old and above.

In This Issue…

Hannah Kimball is completing a Masters in Healthcare Policy and Administration from Washington State University- Spokane.

are eligible to receive one Staff Applications for 2018 Spring Education scholarship a lifetime, but scholarships will be available may additionally apply for and receive through Pullman Regional Hospital a BSN Scholarship through the BSN Foundation in September of 2017. Scholarship program.

Pullman Regional Hospital................... 1-3 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 5 Washington State University................ 6 United Way of Pullman......................... 7 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse..... 9 City of Pullman..................................... 10-11 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....16 Palouse School District......................... 17-18 Pullman Council on Aging.................... 19 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 19 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 21-22 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 23 Whitman County Humane Society....... 24 Community Action Center.................... 25-26

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October 2017

Wellness for Life presents

Ending the Food Fight: Making Snack Time Enjoyable and Healthy and the Tricky Topic of Halloween Tuesday, October 24 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Conference room D at Pullman Regional Hospital Free and open to the public Presented by Ashley Randleman, board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with Palouse Pediatrics. Ashley is a pediatric wellness specialist and coordinated Healthy on the Palouse for kids. Presentation Summary: Ashley will focus on tips for making snack time healthy and enjoyable for you and your child. She will discuss how to make wellbalanced snacks, how to incorporate those not so good for you snacks into a well-balanced diet and how snacks can be used to encourage your child to eat well. There will also be advice on how to manage Halloween candy.

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

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October 2017 Activities at PDSC Light and Dark

Tue. Oct 3, 1:30.............................................................. Brightness 4:00............................................................... Brightness Wed. Oct 4, 1:30............................................................ Will it make a shadow? Thu. Oct 5, 10:30............................................................ Black light science Fri. Oct 6, 10:30.............................................................. Matching shadows

The Nature of October

Tue. Oct 10, 1:30............................................................ Veins in leaves 4:00............................................................ Veins in leaves Wed. Oct 11, 1:30........................................................... Leaf match Thu. Oct 12, 10:30.......................................................... Mushroom fairy rings Fri. Oct 13,10:30............................................................. Why do leaves change color?

What bugs you?

Tue. Oct 17, 1:30............................................................ Mosquitoes 4:00.............................................................. Mosquitoes Wed. Oct 18, 1:30........................................................... Beware the Black Widow Thu. Oct 19, 10:30.......................................................... Madagascar cockroaches Fri. Oct 20, 10:30............................................................ Build a spider

Blood and Bones

Tue. Oct 24, 1:30............................................................ Are vampires real? 4:00............................................................. Are vampires real? Wed. Oct 25, 1:30........................................................... What is blood made of? Thu. Oct 26, 10:30.......................................................... Connecting bones Fri. Oct 27, 10:30............................................................ Where is your skull?

Become A Member! Why join? PDSC can't keep up its good work without members. Your membership dollars buy a year of science inspiration, learning and quality family time with innovative exhibits, Family Science Saturdays and other special events at the science center! Your membership helps educate classroom field trip visitors from 12 surrounding north Idaho and eastern Washington counties. Your membership also helps support PDSC’s outreach programing, providing inquiry and discovery to afterschool programs, libraries, and special school programs! Your membership buys your community a resource and asset that adds to the cultural depth and diversity of the Palouse region, and beyond!

Membership Benefits Members enjoy free admission year-round starting at $80 for a Family Membership! For all of our membership levels and benefits, call us or visit our website

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

Daily Admission Fees: • Junior Scientists (ages 2-14)........ $6 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists (65 years +)...... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS! Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

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

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Washington State University

October 2017

WSU Performing Arts Fall 2017 Living Voices Theatre presents The New American Thursday, October 12 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre

Why do we have blood? Where does it come from? – Norelle Dear Norelle, Our bodies have many living parts, like skin, muscle, brain and bones. Blood helps keep these parts alive and healthy. The system that moves our blood around the body is sort of like a city’s postal service, said my friend Astrid Suchy-Dicey, a scientist at WSU interested in blood. She said it first helps to know blood is actually made up of different things: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. If you think of your circulatory system like the postal service, mail carriers are the red blood cells. They transport important packages and letters (oxygen) over a vast network of streets and highways (blood vessels). White blood cells help your body fight off infections. There are lots of different types of white blood cells with different jobs. All of the white blood cells’ jobs have one common mission: keeping you healthy. Platelets help to keep you healthy. Whenever you get a cut or scrape, it is these disc-shaped parts that stop blood from flowing, prevent you from losing blood, and keep out invaders. Plasma is a watery solution with a few other things floating in it, like salt and proteins. It flows, carrying other cells freely along those streets and highways we know as blood vessels. Now for the second part of your question. SuchyDicey said the body produces blood cells in your bones. Specifically, they are produced in the soft fatty part inside your bones called bone marrow. Sincerely, Dr. Universe Read this article in its entirety at

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 at or by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328). Details:

Ask. Wonder. Discover!

The WSU Museum of Modern Arts presents Contemporary Women Printmakers, a showcase that celebrates six internationally recognized women artists. The exhibition will remain open until November 17. For more information, visit

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School of Music Presents Faculty Artist Series “Palouse Trio: Meredith Arksey (violin), Ruth Boden (cello), and Jeffrey Savage (piano)” 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 3 in Bryan Hall Theatre

WSU Continues “East meets West” Lecture Series

“Hidden Gems: Music for Piano and Tuba”

“Community in a Global Migration Crisis: US Resettled Burmese and Iraqi Refugees” by Caitlin Bletscher

8 p.m. Thursday, October 12 in Bryan Hall Theatre

Tuesday, October 3 @ 4:30 p.m. in Todd Hall 276 “Building Nationhood in the Post-Soviet Era” by Marina Tolmacheva Tuesday, October 10 @ 4:30 p.m. in Todd Hall 276 “A Taste of Home: Food as a Form of Diasporic Resilience” by Shawna Herzog

“The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Thelonius Monk by Brad Ard (guitar)” 8 p.m. Friday, October 13 in Kimbrough Concert Hall

Tuesday, October 17 @ 4:30 p.m. in Todd Hall 276

“Wind Chamber Music”

“China Town Hall: Interactive Webcast Address” by Susan E. Rice

8 p.m. Thursday, October 19 in Bryan Hall Theatre

Tuesday, October 24 @ 4 p.m. in Todd Hall 276 “U.S. – China Relations in Trump Era: What is Washington State’s China Strategy?” by Mercy Kuo Tuesday, October 24 @ 4:45 p.m. in Todd Hall 276 Details:


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United Way of Pullman

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Alternatives to violence of the Palouse

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October is Domestic Violence Action Month! Every October we take time to honor survivors of domestic violence in our community and around the country, but let’s also use this October to take action towards ending domestic violence on the Palouse! Check out the many ways for you to get involved.

Looking back…

The most important way you can get involved is by starting a conversation with the people you know. Check out these healthy relationship conversation starters from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

This summer we held two free weeklong summer camps focused on violence prevention for local youth. We had 24 total campers participate – 12 in our Camp POW! for 8-11 year olds and 12 in our Camp ‘Ship for 12-14 year olds. Campers got to discover what healthy relationships look like, and how to be a super hero through field trips, games, sports, crafts, and social media. Here is a meme created by one of our campers! There are opportunities to have your middle schooler join our Camp ‘Ship fall Saturday series through! Campers will learn how to build, board, and navigate relationships with tips on self-esteem, confidence, communication, and resilience. Please call Amy at ATVP if you have any questions!

Chat about Love with Those You Love!

• What does it mean to “like someone”? • How would you like to be treated in a relationship? • What does respect look like? • What are deal breakers for you in a relationship? • What is working well in your relationship? • What do you wish were different in your relationship?

Support Groups Did you know that ATVP offers weekly support groups with food and childcare provided? Whether you have experienced violence recently or a long time ago, this group is a great way to heal and connect to others. Call our 24-hour number for more information! We look forward to hearing from you!

DVAM Save the Dates Rico’s Trivia Night – October 3 Kick off DVAM right with a fun trivia night at Rico’s! Join ATVP hosts as they quiz you on gender, media, and relationships! National Health Cares about DV Day – October 11 ATVP will be partnering with local health care providers to ensure that they are trained on screening questions and referrals. A huge thank you to our medical community, who is committed to our mission to end violence on the Palouse! Take Back the Night – October 19

Donate to Maria’s Sharing Shelves Maria’s Sharing Shelves are open to all those who come to ATVP for help. We provide food, personal hygiene products, school supplies, safety items, and more. We are asking you, our beloved Palouse community, to support this effort! Items to donate: • Canned vegetables, fruits, and soups • Dry foods (pasta, ramen, hamburger helper) • Cereal • Peanut butter & Jelly

March at WSU along the mall with WSU Women’s Center and the WSU Coalition for Women’s Students and ATVP. If you want materials for signs, please contact ATVP.

Come “Home for the Holidays” with ATVP Join us for our 5th annual Gingerbread Fundraiser!

Are you looking for a family event to kick off the holiday season? Do you like seeing the creativity of your fellow community members? Do you want a fun way to support a great cause? Stop by and enjoy our no-host bar, raffle baskets, music, complimentary treats, and even check out our gingerbread houses for auction! Everyone’s determined to top their creations from last year – we can’t wait to see how the houses turn out! Can’t find a babysitter? Bring the kids! Tickets available at December 1, 2017, 6:30 pm @ 1912 Center in Moscow

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Over 37 years of leadership in advocating for peaceful families, relationships and communities.

• 24 hour crisis intervention • Advocacy based counseling • Emergency confidential shelter • Legal & medical advocacy • Child advocacy

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Did you know that this is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Support us on Social Media; like our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see and share our content. Use #DVAM or #DVAMTurns30

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October 2017

Be safe. Plan two ways out. This is why Pullman Fire Department is teaming up with the NFPA during Fire Prevention week to help spread the word, Two Ways Out! The Pullman Fire recommends the following tips for planning your family’s escape. 1. Make a map of your home. Mark doors and windows that can be used to escape. 2. Choose a meeting place outside the home, like the tree in the front yard or your mailbox or neighbors front yard. 3. Practice your escape plans at least twice a year. If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get out safely? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimated they would have at least six minutes to get out safely. Unfortunately, it is estimated that fires double in size every 30 to 60 seconds, so time is very limited.

Come join the Pullman Firefighters at Walmart Saturday Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for fun activities and displays. Residence can learn about ways to protect your loved ones and find out more about fire safety. For more information about fire safety, please visit www.

Halloween 2017

Here are some safety precautions for an enjoyable, and safe, Halloween experience. For parents assisting young witches and warlocks, the traditional safety tips still hold true:

• Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Accompany young children and encourage older children to travel in groups. • Carry a flashlight and use reflective tape on costumes. Kids like glow-stick necklaces and bracelets. They really aid visibility. LED lights work well too! • Keep on sidewalk and avoid cutting through yards or alleyways. • Walk, don’t run. Look both ways before crossing the street. • Only approach houses that have a porch light on, and never enter a stranger’s house or vehicle. • For those homeowners, there are a few things you can do to make sure the evening is safe: • Turn your porch light on if you wish to participate in the traditional trick-or-treat activities. • Make sure your yard and walkway are clear of obstacles or safety hazards.

• Keep animals inside or restrained away from approaching children, and always use a leash. • Battery-powered Jack –o’-Lanterns are safer than real candles. And, for those of you who favor the trick, portion of the trick-ortreat theme of the evening: • There is a fine line between a prank, and a crime. Please be aware of both perspectives, and remember that humor might not be received well by others. It’s possible that the trick you have up your sleeve may be against the law. • If you choose to use or serve intoxicants, make sure you do so responsibly. Unintended accidents and injuries may result in life changing consequences for all parties involved. Never serve alcohol to minors. Designate a driver, and seek medical attention immediately if there is an alcohol-related medical emergency. Let’s work together to keep the fun of Halloween alive in a safe and responsible manner!

PARKS & RECREATION Care-To-Share Fun Run Join Pullman Parks & Recreation for the 9th annual Care-To-Share Fun Run to be held on Oct. 7. Choose a 5K or 10K course. All proceeds from this event benefit the Pullman Parks & Recreation Care-to-Share program, designed to provide 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 www.

Kids Theatre Camp Join Pullman Civic Theatre to learn the art of theatre! Youth ages 9-14 will learn all about acting, directing and stage management under the direction of PCT’s favorite children’s director, Penny! The week will end with a special performance for friends and families produced by the class. Please bring a snack and water bottle each day. Camp will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-27. *Fee: $75.

12. The kindergarten program will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 1st grade from 4:45-5:45 p.m. *Fee: $33.

Gluten-Free Cooking This class will educate individuals who need to eliminate gluten from their diets, or simply wish to give gluten-free a try. Starting a gluten-free diet can be confusing and expensive, this class will teach you how to embrace a gluten-free lifestyle easily and inexpensively. We will cover everything from how to identify hidden glutens in your diet, as well as how to incorporate and confidently bake with gluten-free grains in a delicious way. Additionally, you will learn how to gluten-proof your home kitchen, receive many meal suggestions, and recipes including a delicious pizza crust that no one will know is gluten free! Class will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. *Fee: $30.

So, you want to be a landlord?

Whitman County Landlord-Tenant Association is offering a free workshop for all landlords or for those who might Coed Kindergarten-1st Grade be considering owning residential rental Basketball The basics of dribbling, shooting, lay-ins, property and have questions and concerns. offensive and defensive skills will be covered. Topics include applicant screening, rental Girls and boys from all elementary schools agreements and leases, management alternatives, Washington State Landlordwill have practices and games during the Tenant Law, insuring your rental property, week. There will be no Saturday games. and property maintenance. For questions Teams will be divided up equally by skill, about the course content or about WCLTA not necessarily by school. This program is held on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 – Dec. please contact Anita at (509) 332-8602 or

go to This workshop will be held from 6:45-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Pioneer Center. Please preregister for this free class with Parks & Recreation 338-3227.

Fake News: How to Know What to Know Information is the life-blood of decisionmaking, whether individual or collective. Families, organizations, institutions, and nations depend on facts to run smoothly. Courteous, truthful discourse about controversial topics, such as climate change, politics, and similar issues, has become increasingly polluted by fake news—lies generated to destabilize our understanding of those topics. This class will empower participants to recognize false information as presented in various media and to make informed decisions about issues we face in an increasingly complex and dysfunctional global society. Discussion and interchange of ideas among participants, will be guided by practical techniques for recognizing, understanding, and responding positively and productively to fake news, misinformation, disinformation, and downright lies. This workshop will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 3 and 10 at the Pioneer Center. Please preregister for this free class.

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

Bond proposition info On July 18 of this year, Pullman City Council adopted a resolution for a ballot proposition 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.” 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. • Wednesday, Oct. 4 • 10 a.m.-noon • Thursday, Oct. 12 • 6-8 p.m. • Tuesday, Oct. 17 • 1-3 p.m. • Sunday, Oct. 22 •1-4 p.m. • Thursday, Oct. 26 • 9-11 a.m. • Monday, Oct. 30 • 10-noon More open houses will be scheduled during the beginning of November. At the same meeting, Council also adopted a resolution for a ballot 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

City of Pullman

October 2017

Fall into your library and leaf through a good book Adult Programs

• Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets from 10-11:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. Come work on your sewing projects or learn how to sew. All skill levels are welcome. Some machines are available or bring your own. For more information, contact Linhda at (509) 332-5340 or

• Join historian Lorraine McConaghy at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to learn about and discuss this dramatic period in our state’s history—Washington at war: The Evergreen state in WWI. In 1917, the U.S. entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. However, Washington’s homefront experience began Children’s Programs long before the country entered the war, and Due to staffing shortages, there are no children’s continued afterward. This program is sponsored by programs October 17-28. Pre-registration is not Humanities Washington and Neill Public Library. Refreshments served and no reservations necessary. required for any of our Youth Service Programs. For more information contact Children’s Librarian • English Conversation Club meets from 5:30Kathleen Ahern at or 7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the (509) 338-3258 library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults • Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) meets to practice your English language skills through from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays OR Thursdays. basic conversation. For more information, Call for weekly scheduling. contact Louise Davison at (208) 310-0962 or • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) meets from 10:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Hecht meeting room. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is the book we will be discussing. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595.

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

Library Hours

• Good Yarns Knit and Crocheting Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every in the Hecht meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595.

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

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Directory of City Officials Elected Officials

Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor 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:

2017 Palouse Basin Water Summit Imagine a day without water. Join us at the 2017 Palouse Basin Water Summit from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the SEL Event Center in Pullman to be a part of this important conversation. Visit: Most Americans take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap and flush the toilet without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go. Could you imagine a day without water—without safe, reliable water and wastewater service? A day without water is nothing short of a humanitarian, political, and economic crisis.

At the Summit, we’ll discuss the current state of the Palouse Basin and the recent study findings on increasing our water supplies for our homes, businesses, universities and the next generation. We’ll also hear from local water conservation managers about some exciting new ways to conserve water through wisescape landscaping. Please join us at this free community event. Be a part of building stronger water and wastewater systems now so no community in America, including the Palouse, has to imagine living a day without water.

ACTIVE ADULTS The Essentials of Advance Care Planning

Ritzville Historic Tour

Who will speak for you if you can’t? Learn why advance care planning is important for all adults. Complete your advance directives. This session, from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Pullman Senior Center, will encourage reflection on your health care goals and values. Gain an understanding of the three elements involved in choosing a decision maker. Put your wishes in writing. Certified Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning Facilitators, through Honoring Choices Whitman County, will guide you through the advance care planning process. They will help you to complete your advance directives and to develop the next steps to be taken. Please pre-register by Oct. 3 by calling (509) 332-4414 so that information can be provided to you in advance of the session. The Friends of Hospice gladly accepts donations which are tax-deductible and remain local. Fee: free.

We will visit this unique farm town to see their historic sites including the Dr. Frank R. Burroughs home built in 1889 in an unusual hybrid style. Then we’ll make a great lunch stop at the Cow Creek Cookhouse and Gift Shop. We finish our tour at the 1910 Railroad Depot and learn how Ritzville was the largest grain shipping station in the world. Home pickup begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11. We leave city hall at 8:30 p.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Oct. 6. *Fee: $16, which includes admission, transportation and escort. Meal cost is not included.

INB Theatre Presents ‘Something Rotten’

ride, live oldies music band, dancing, and a luscious lunch. Ohhhh it’s gonna be a good time. Home pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Oct. 16. No refunds after Oct 16, as tickets are pre-purchased *Fee: $32, which includes admission, meal, carriage ride, transportation and escort.

SHIBA—Medicare Prescription Assistance

This is a free service provided by SHIBA volunteers (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors). If you need to change your prescription coverage or need to apply for the Medicare programs, you must do so during Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino an open enrollment period. This service is available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 18-Dec. 6 at the Join us for our fall regional casino trip. It’s always a good time for winning and some good food too. We are not Pullman Senior Center in city hall. Call the Senior Center office at (509) 338-3307 for additional info. There will be responsible for any losses incurred! Home pickup begins no SHIBA services on Wednesday, Nov. 15 due to the Senior at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. Center Holiday Bazaar. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Oct. 10. *Fee: $12, which includes escort and transportation. Meal cost is not *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits included. will be charged an additional $2.

How was the world’s first musical written? Welcome to the 1590s, where a soothsayer foretells the future of theatre involving singing and dancing. Don’t miss this uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals of our day. We’ll have lunch before the show at The Hillyard’s Halloween Party Onion. Home pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. This is the ultimate party for seniors who enjoy having 7. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. fun. Hillyard Senior Center has invited us to attend the Register by Oct. 2. No refunds, as tickets are pre-purchased. best party in the area. Yes, we wear costumes (but not mandatory), since they offer great prizes to the winners of *Fee: $66, which includes admission, escort and the costume contest. Lots of games, door prizes, a carriage transportation. Meal cost is not included.

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

Kiwanis honors Lincoln Middle School Students of the Month—2016-2017 Each month in the school year, the Kiwanis Club of Pullman recognizes excellent students nominated by their classmates or teachers.

September 2016 - for Fine Citizenship:

6th Grade: Timothy Chapman, Parents: Michael & Roanne Chapman 7th Grade: Sophia Shin, Parents: Dong Hyuk Shin & Young Ah Kim, and 8th Grade: Justin Tran, Parents: Minh Tran & Jenny Le

October 2016 - for Academic Excellence: 6th Grade: Haven Cowan, Parents: Rachel & Ben Cowan 7th Grade: Zachory Hogg, Parents: Jacob & Crystal Hogg and 8th Grade: Hannah King, Parents: Douglas & Terese King

November 2016 - for Leadership in Respect:

6th Grade: Olivia King, Parents: William & Karen King 7th Grade: Jordyn Gesser, Parents: Jason & Kali Gesser, and 8th Grade: Estela Riera-Vales, Parents: Oscar Riera-Lizarazu and Isabel Vales

December 2016 - for Outstanding Effort:

6th Grade: Duey Finley, Parents: Stephanie Minor & Duane Finley 7th Grade: Spencer Neale, Parents: Audra Neale and Nathan Neale, and 8th Grade: Carson Coulter, Parents: Matt & Sandra Coulter

January 2017 - for Outstanding Effort: 6th Grade: Cassie White, Parents: Terry & Katie White 7th Grade:,Elayne Watts, Parents: Jason & Katherine Watts 8th Grade: Emerald Johnson, Parents: Tisha & Jerry Johnson

February 2017 - for Academic Excellence:

6th Grade: Kierra Fairhurst, parents: Kindra & Douglas Fairhurst 7th Grade: Aleksia Huston, parents: Nathaneal & Danielle Huston 8th Grade: Hannah Donnenwerth, parents: Michael & Andria Nikol Donnenwerth

March 2017 - for Leadership in Respect:

6th Grade: Jesse Tang, Parents: Zhongwei Tang & Xin Wang 7th Grade: Sophia Shin, Parents: Dong Hyuk Shin & Young Ah Kim 8th Grade: AJ LaRiviere, Parent: Jane LaRiviere

April 2017 - for Leadership in Responsibility:

6th Grade: Julian Gossard, Parents Jeff & Marcia Gossard 7th Grade: Nusaiba Elsahati, Parents Muftah Elsahati and Hanan Al Gazerei, and 8th Grade: Nadia Matveeva, Parents Konstantin & Anna Matveeva.

May 2017 - for Leadership in Respect:

6th Grade: Lynnlin Qiao, Parents: Pizhong & Dan Qiao 7th Grade: Aleksia Huston, Parents: Nathaneal & Danielle Huston, and 8th Grade: Kellan Yoshikawa, Parents: Bruce & Jennifer Yoshikawa

Come to the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Music Fest December 2 • 7 a.m.-noon Lincoln Middle School

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• Pullman Chamber, General Membership Luncheon, noon, see pg 22 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • WSU, “Building Nationhood in the PostSoviet Era” by Marina Tolmacheva, 4:30 p.m., Todd Hall 276, free • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • Performing Arts Centre, Moscow, La tête haute – Standing Tall, Reception at 6pm, 7 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Jazz Concert, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free


• WSU, “Community in a Global Migration Crisis: U.S. Resettle Burmese and Iraqi Refugees” by Caitlin Bletscher, 4:30 p.m., Todd Hall 276, free • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • Performing Arts Centre, Moscow, Cézanne et moi – Cezanne and I, Reception at 6pm, 7 p.m. • PSD, Sunnyside PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. • WSU School of Music Faculty Artists Series, Palouse Trio, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre


• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • PRH, Tai Chi Qigong, 1 p.m, see pg 3 • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at 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


PHS, Homecoming Week


• PRH, Tai Chi Qigong, 1 p.m, see pg 3 • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30 p.m., Sunnyside • PRH, Board Meeting, 6 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, Kamiak Elementary School ground breaking, 6:30 p.m. • PSD, PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free



• WSU Performing Arts, Living Voices Theatre presents The New American, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre • WSU School of Music Faculty Artists Series, Hidden Gems: Music for Tuba and Piano, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre


• PSD, Coffee with Bob, noon, Pioneer Center/District Office




• PRH, Baby & Maternity Fair, 10 a.m. 3 p.m., Palouse Mall, see pg 3 • PHS Homecoming Dance



• PSD, No School, Professional Development Day for Staff • WSU Volleyball vs. Oregon, 11 a.m., Bohler Gym, prices vary • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, AMP Advance Planning, 12:40 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi Health Level III, 1 p.m, see pg 3 • Palouse Choral Society, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”, 7:30 p.m., Pullman High School Auditorium,


• WSU Performing Arts, Living Voices Theatre presents Klondike, The Last Adventure, 2 p.m., Jones Theatre • WSU School of Music, ElectroAcoustic Mini-Festival, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall


“And Then There Were None”, 6th-8th,

• Sunnyside Move-a-thon • PRH, AMP Healthy Relationship, 12:40 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi Health Level III, 1 p.m, see pg 3 • WSU Volleyball vs. Colorado, 6 p.m., Bohler Gym • PSD, PHS Homecoming Football Game, 7 p.m.



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• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3

• WSU Volleyball vs. USC, 1 p.m., Bohler Gym


• Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival, Beasley Coliseum, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


• WSU vs. University of Colorado, TBD, Martin Stadium, Homecoming

• PSD, Class Picture Day, Sunnyside Elementary • PRH, Monthly Bereavement, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, AMP Fall Prevention, 12:40 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi Health Level III, 1 p.m, see pg 3

• WSU School of Music, Choral Festival, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Kimbrough Music Building, free


• JES = Jefferson Elementary School • LMS= Lincoln Middle School • PAFC= Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center • PHS= Pullman High School • PDSC= Palouse Discovery Science Center • PRH= Pullman Regional Hospital • SES = Sunnyside Elementary School • SFCC=Spokane Falls Community College


Haunted Palouse, 7 – 10 p.m., Palouse Official FB Page

• Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival, Beasley Coliseum, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. • PRH, AMP Community Engagement, 12:40 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi Health Level III, 1 p.m, see pg 3 • Sunnyside PTO Family Fun Night, 5-7 p.m. • WSU Volleyball vs. UCLA, 8 p.m., Bohler Gym


Haunted Palouse, 7 – 10 p.m., Palouse Official FB Page



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• PSD, Class Picture Day, Jefferson Elementary • PSD, Donuts and Books, 8 a.m., Sunnyside • Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee 2 p.m. City Hall • Palouse Basin Water Summit, SEL Event Center, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m., • WSU School of Music Faculty Artist Series, Wind Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre


PSD, Conference Week, Grades K-8 dismissed at noon, no developmental preschool

• Happy Halloween • Pullman Christian Childcare Center, 11th Annual Harvest Carnival, 6-8 p.m., • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3

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• PRH, Massage for Infants and Growing Child, 11 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall

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• PRH, Tai Chai for Health II, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee and Support, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, 6 p.m, see pg 3 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall

PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 Tai Chi Health Level I, 1 p.m., see pg 3 PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 Performing Arts Centre, Moscow, Microbe et gasoil – Microbe and Gasoline, Reception at 6pm, 7 p.m. PRH, Wellness for Life, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3 WSU School of Music, Percussion Ensemble, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free


• PSD, Collaboration Day, students dismissed at noon • PRH, Tai Chi Qigong, 1 p.m, see pg 3 • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PRH, Breast Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 3

• WSU, “A Taste of Home: Food as a Form of Diasporic Resilience” by Shawna Herzog, 4:30 p.m., Todd Hall 276, free • Performing Arts Centre, Moscow, Elle, Reception at 6pm, 7 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA, 7 p.m., see pg 3







• PRH, Caregivers Coffee and Support, 11:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chai for Health II, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee and Support, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Total Joint Preparation, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Dementia Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall

• Palouse Choral Society, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”, 4 p.m., Clarkston High School Auditorium,

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Gladish Community & Cultural Center

Amy McPherson joins Gladish as Executive Director The first days were intense, but productive,” said Amy McPherson, the new director of Gladish Community and Culture Center, “The center is filled with wonderful nonprofits and youth programs which are the heart our community. McPherson said her organizational skills and leadership abilities will continue to build the center within the community.

October 2017

Tenant Highlights Rising Stars Dance Studio comes to Gladish Rising Stars Dance Studio joins our tenants this fall and will provide children self confidence while performing at their best. “We strive to work together in making a fun, save and caring environment while young starts follow their dreams,” says Keri Oldroyd, director of the studio. Rising Stars provides classes in tap, jazz, ballet, tap and tumble, and hip hop. To learn more about the studio, go to its website:, or call (509) 432-6961.

“We all want to cultivate this historic site to be a center for the arts and cultural activities as well as a hub for nonprofits and small businesses,” she said. McPherson is research oriented in the direction and vision that she believes would benefit Gladish. “I believe this work will be done through capital-raising events and the continued work with our donors,” McPherson says. “I see the need for maintaining and fostering community and regional interest in Gladish as a public venue.

...“(I) bring my authenticity, my sense of The new director has 20-plus years combined experience as a volunteer and humor and my employee of the Boy Scouts of America and also as a school-based speech language determination for therapist. These opportunities have provided her success.” an understanding and structure of a major “I appreciate the history and legacy of historic Pullman and the role of the Gladish Center to both its past and future,” she said.


“I understand the significance of capital campaigns and grant proposal writing, experience with fostering volunteer relationships, and organizing successful events,” she said. In addition to her wide experience, McPherson said she “brings my authenticity, my sense of humor and my determination for success.”

It is time to get fall events scheduled and Gladish has several public spaces that may serve your needs. Check our website: or call (509) 332-8081 make arrangement for a tour.

Staccatos offers music to everyone!

One new tenant, Staccatos Music Learning Center, offers developmentally appropriate music experiences and education for all ages. The center schedules group piano lesson, piano for all ages and beginning guitar and ukulele. A special offering the center sponsors is Music Together. “Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical,” says Shannon Rusca, director of the music learning center. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.” Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs, radio or television. Families share songs, instrument play and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, nonperformance-oriented setting. “Children learn best from the role model of parents or caregivers who are actively making music,” says Rusca. “The program brings a rich musical environment in the classroom.” To learn more, call Rusca at (208) 718-1244.

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

DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 • Rising Stars Dance Studio (509) 432-6961 • • • • •

FITNESS/WELLNESS Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 Aloft Yoga and Nia Friends of Hospice Palouse River Rollers Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC

• • • •

Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 Rolling Hills Derby Dames Wheat Whackers Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279 ORGANIZATIONS

• American Legion Post 52 • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Pullman Marketing

• Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 SCHOOLS • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 • Staccatos Music Learning Program (208) 718-1244 • Trisha Mallet Piano Studio

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

Pullman School District

October 2017

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Looking In, Reaching Out Allison Munch-Rotolo, Board President

The monthly board report is a rotating responsibility of Pullman school board members. The theme of innovative curriculum and instruction is one I have explored in the past and will return to in the future. However, this month I’m focusing on the topic of governance. The purpose of this piece is to provide the community with an inside look at some board operations that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Pullman School District is committed to continuous improvement in every aspect of its operations—from curriculum, teaching and instructional leadership, to facilities, transportation, nutrition, communications, and finance. All areas are vital to the district’s educational mission, and all demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement.

(The board shares in the district-wide commitment to continuous improvement.) In response, we’ve enhanced our building liaison program, providing more structured opportunities for board members to engage in two-way communication with constituents at school buildings, in settings such as staff meetings and parent (PTA/PTO/ Booster) meetings. Mid-way through the year, we’ll repeat last year’s listening tour, with board members spending a day in each school, so staff members can communicate at a time and place convenient for them.

More than ever before, measures of student learning are available in real time. These data can and should be discussed The district’s board of directors establishes a vision for the with all stakeholders, and considered in collaboratively-developed various areas, and evaluates the superintendent on the basis plans to improve student success. These are important, and of the district’s performance. In Washington, there are five sometimes difficult, conversations. As a board, we strive to make established standards for school board governance. A school board more of the process inclusive and transparent. is doing its job when it can meet these standards: In accordance with our Operating Principlesii we place the 1. Provide responsible school district governance;

2. Set and communicate high expectations for student learning with clear goals and plans for meeting those expectations; 3. Create conditions district-wide for student and staff success; 4. Hold school district accountable for meeting student learning expectations; and 5. Engage local community and represent the values and expectations they hold for their schools. The standards are promoted by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), the mission of which is to empower members with knowledge and skills to govern with excellencei. WSSDA provides at no charge an anonymous online self-evaluation tool, and it encourages boards to make use of it on a regular basis. The self-evaluation does what one might assume—it reveals to the board its strengths and weaknesses as a governance organization. Based on its February 2017 self-evaluation, the Pullman school board is confident about the benchmark indicators associated with Standards 1 and 3 above. There is less confidence, on the other hand, surrounding benchmarks associated with Standards 4 and 5, especially in the areas of communication and community engagement. Using summer work sessions as an opportunity for goal-setting, the board conducted several wide-ranging conversations about how to improve in these important areas.

needs and interests of our students first, with continuous improvement in student learning as our district’s primary goal. We strive to ensure that all stakeholders are accurately informed about our schools and we try to interpret to the staff the aspirations of the community for its schools. In the year ahead, as we strengthen our focus on community engagement, we hope to incorporate more diverse viewpoints (and more viewpoints, generally) from the community we serve. We especially appreciate opportunities for meaningful dialog in face-to-face interactions. All are welcome to join this important conversation. i For more information about WSSDA, the standards and benchmarks for school board governance in Washington, or the online board self-evaluation tool, see

All district policies and procedures, including the board Operating Principles (1101P) can be found on the district website ii

Board of Directors President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3

Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4

Susan Weed, Director, District 1

Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5

2017-2018 New Employees We are so happy you’ve chosen Pullman Public Schools! • Elizabeth Bachir, Social Studies Teacher, LMS • Berenisse Bencomo, District Office Assistant • Stephanie Bray, 1st Grade Teacher, Sunnyside *move from Curriculum & Assessment TOSA • Morgan Calhoon, 1st Grade Teacher, Jefferson • Debbie Carr, Nurse, PHS • John Cassleman, English Teacher, PHS • Debbie Crabtree, Title I Teacher at Sunnyside *move from 1st Grade Teacher at Sunnyside • Michelle Dunlap, Secretary, Franklin • Rachel Elliot, 1st Grade Teacher, Jefferson (Long term sub for Jill Brockmier) • Katie Evermann Druffel, Counselor, Franklin & Jefferson • Stephanie Field, Special Education Teacher, Sunnyside • Willma Fields, Kindergarten Teacher, Sunnyside *move from 3rd Grade Teacher at Sunnyside • Veronica Follett, 2nd Grade Teacher, Jefferson • Grace Grow, District TOSA – Curriculum and Assessment *move from English Language Arts Teacher at LMS • Teresa Hagan, Special Education Teacher, LMS • Kameron Haramoto, IT Intern Technician • Anthony Haynes, 5th Grade Teacher, Jefferson (Sub for Michael Church) • Evan Hecker, Principal, Kamiak Elementary • Savannah Helbling, Math Teacher, LMS • Jason Henrichs, Diesel/Equipment Mechanic • Amanda Higginson, 5th Grade Teacher, Franklin • Ashlie Jensen, Social Studies/Language Arts Teacher, LMS *move from 5th Grade Teacher at Sunnyside • Ethan Johnson, Music Teacher, Franklin & Sunnyside • Sara King, 3rd Grade Teacher, Jefferson • Salina King, 5th Grade Teacher, Sunnyside • Alyson Koerner, 3rd Grade Teacher, Sunnyside *move from special education teacher at Sunnyside • Sonia Lopez, Spanish Teacher, LMS • April Mangiantini, 1st Grade Teacher, Franklin • Robert Matthews, Agricultural Science Teacher/ FFA Advisor, PHS • Matt Meester, Bus Driver • John Naranjo, Maintenance Supervisor *move from Maintenance Technician • Pat O’Neill, Bus Driver • Juston Pollestad, Assistant Principal, PHS *move from Assistant Principal at LMS • Emily Porter, Special Education Teacher, Sunnyside • Elizabeth Powell, Math Teacher, LMS • Elizabeth Quinley, 1st Grade Teacher, Sunnyside • Nathan Remaley, Special Education Preschool Teacher • Kenneth Rutter, English Teacher, PHS • Melissa Ryan, Bus Driver • Amber Sage, 5th Grade Teacher, Jefferson (One-year leave replacement for Joni Stevens) • Tammy Sewell, Assistant Principal, LMS *move from Math Teacher at LMS • Roy Smart, Bus Driver • Joni Stevens, District TOSA - MMRE Project Math Elementary Instructional Coach *move from 5th Grade Teacher at Jefferson • Laylah Sullivan, Science Teacher, PHS • Kevin Tate, Maintenance Technician *move from Itinerant Custodian • Catherine Vogel, Special Education Teacher, Jefferson • Valerie Wells, Bus Driver • Elias Whitefoot, Sports Medicine Teacher, PHS, PE Teacher, Jefferson

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Pullman School District

October 2017

Pullman Schools partnering with the Community to Support Families Craig Nelson, Jefferson Elementary Principal School is well underway, and the Pullman schools are committed to providing the best educational programming in the State. The staff has a passion for challenging each student to reach their full potential. But before the instruction and assessment can have an impact on the students, their basic needs must be met. The district, individual schools, parent and booster organizations, and community partners work hand in hand to assist families in preparing each student to come to school ready to learn and grow. Many organizations and individuals give generously to our students. Pullman is filled with generous people who care about the students and families who live here. Some of the groups who support students are highlighted below:

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Supplies: Every August, the Kiwanis club organizes an event to provide school supplies to anyone who needs them in their Stuff the Bus program, co-chaired this year by Kathy Cooper and Ginger Flynn. Kiwanis members collect and purchase supplies, then stuff them into new backpacks. The backpacks are delivered to each school in the area, including surrounding districts. Families in need may bring their children to their local school to choose a backpack, and the children begin the school year with all the supplies they need.

Pullman Public Schools: Pullman High School:

School Meals: The district aligns our food service program with USDA requirements so that schools can provide free and reduced breakfasts and lunches to students whose families qualify. The USDA also supplies our district with commodities at a reduced price to benefit every child who eats school breakfast or lunch. Food Service director Sheba Nalle and her staff work to provide appetizing meals at a low cost. Each meal needs to conform to the federal requirements the USDA sets forth to ensure good nutrition of the growing bodies and minds of our students.

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.

Food at Home: Last year, under the leadership of Linhda Sagan, Jefferson Elementary PTA began a pilot project to increase food security among its students. The Weekend Snack Pantry provides food for students in need on weekends and over long breaks from school. Before the end of last year, Jefferson PTA partnered with Franklin PTA to help get a similar pantry started at Franklin. Sunnyside School has a pantry as well. The Community Action Center has been an active partner in trading donated items that cannot be used in the pantry program for items that can be used. One of the creative volunteer opportunities related to the Snack Pantry program is sorting apples and pears for Backyard Harvest at Tukey Orchard. The volunteers receive fresh fruit for sorting the apples and pears, which in turn are donated to the pantry program. The Jefferson and Franklin PTAs alternate weeks so that both groups can earn fruit for their pantries each week. Other Needs: A fund was established in the name of Pullman teacher Kate Slind after she passed away several years ago. The fund is designed to be used by teachers who see a need for a student in their classroom. PE shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are common uses for the fund. Any need that a teacher brings forward is considered. The PTA/PTO groups at the elementary schools make regular contributions to the fund. In addition, Pullman Child Welfare’s Coats for Kids drive donates many coats for distribution in the winter months. Some students have needs that cannot be met with food, clothing or school supplies. School counselors at each school work with community partners in providing services to Pullman School District students. They regularly work with staff from the Community Action Center and Palouse River Counseling to make connections with students and families who can benefit from their services. If you could benefit from one of these services or would like to volunteer, please contact one of the schools to learn more about any of these opportunities. Those of us who are fortunate enough to work with the children and families in the schools get to see the thrill of learning every day. Having students who arrive at school with all their needs met prepares them to reach their full potential. This can only happen when our whole community works together to support all families.

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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.

Pullman Council on Aging

October 2017

 Pullman Community Update 19

Pullman Community Council on Aging A legacy of caring for Pullman seniors Grateful for our Generous Community Pullman’s generous spirit is constantly revealed through volunteers and local financial support. This generosity allows us to continue to assist many Pullman seniors with programs that support not only their daily needs, but also their ability to live as independently as possible. Pullman Community Council on Aging is funded entirely through generous donations and grants. Every donation is carefully directed. THANK YOU to the following groups who have recently donated: • HUB International, Pullman • Pullman Child Welfare • United Methodist Women

The updated Guide to Senior Services for Pullman and Whitman County will be ready soon! This free print publication produced by Pullman Community Council on Aging is designed to help Whitman County seniors and their families identify local and regional resources to support their wellbeing. Listings include • Community Resource Agencies • Caregiving Resources • In-Home Health Care & Home Medical Equipment • Hospice & Related Services • Whitman County Senior Residential Communities. Look for the new Guide to Senior Services at Pullman Senior Center, Neill Public Library, Circles of Caring, and more. For on-line resource information, see the new Palouse Resource Guide at, produced by Pullman Regional Hospital and the Whitman County Health Network.

Can Meals on Wheels help you or a loved one? • Are you age 60 or older? • Are you unable to leave your home unassisted, or does leaving take considerable and taxing effort? • Are you unable to cook for yourself meals that are appetizing and healthy? Noon-time meals are available 7 days a week; recipients can also choose to receive them only on selected days. For more information, please contact: Nancy Backes, Council Administrator, (509) 339-4000 or OR Council on Aging and Human Services, (509) 397-4305 (Colfax).

The Pullman Community Council on Aging improves the quality of life for local seniors through advocacy and action: identifying needs, developing solutions, and connecting resources. We operate: Pullman’s Meals on Wheels & Senior Chore Service • We publish:“Guide to Senior Services for Pullman & Whitman County”. PCCoA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

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October 2017

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October 2017

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

 Pullman Community Update 21



Community Action Center 350 SE Fairmont Rd Pullman, WA (509) 338-4233

NEW MEMBERS CASK 588 SE Bishop Blvd, Ste G Pullman, WA (509) 336-2275 Swan Agency-Allstate Insurance 745 N Grand Ave, Ste 104 Pullman, WA (509) 339-6126 Meadowlark Heritage Bed & Breakfast PO Box 9382 Moscow, ID (509) 338-2504 Courtyard by Marriott 1295 NE North Fairway Rd Pullman, WA (509) 332-1500 Team Washington Real Estate - Tammy Lewis 105 W Island Colfax, WA (509) 397-4555

Swan Agency – AllState Insurance 745 North Grand Ave Suite #104 Pullman, WA Swan Agency - AllState Insurance is family owned and operated by Bill and Taylor Swan. Bill is a Pullman native with a farm background, but has just recently relocated back to Pullman with his wife to raise his 6-year-old son Ben. We are committed in helping protect what matters most to you and being there when you need. Swan Agency believes in educating our clients and simplifying the buying experience while providing excellent customer service. Swan Agency is your new local AllState Insurance located at 745 North Grand Ave across from Cougar Country and right by Snap Fitness. Call us today at 509-339-6126 or come in and see us for a free quote. If you are a current Allstate customer we can service your current policies. |Auto, Home, Renters, Business, Life, Off-road Vehicle's and much More! | Who do you currently trust with your Insurance?





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:

Dmitri Saberi Katherine Bloom

Alexander Pan Jaqueline McAleer

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ArtBeat, Inc Best Western Plus University Inn Coldwell Banker Tomlinson – Patti Green-Kent Community Congregational United Church of Christ Concordia Lutheran Church Eastside Marketplace HCR Wealth Management, Inc. Fritz Hughes Idaho Inn Life Flight Network Logos School Moscow Family Eye Care Palouse Cares Perfection Tire Porch Light Pizza Precision Engraving Gifts & Awards Rock STAR Tan Bar Siesta Motel Simpson United Methodist Church Stewart Title of Whitman County SYG Nursery & Landscaping, Inc Via Family Chiropractic Walmart Washington Idaho Symphony Washington Trust Bank Ted Weatherly Whitman County Association of Realtors

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

Pullman Chamber of Commerce Award Nominees Wanted It’s time once again to honor outstanding businesses, individuals and organizations in Pullman, celebrate the achievements of the past year and look forward to the future This is an opportunity to honor Chamber and community members for their voluntary involvement and commitment to Pullman. The following awards are open for nominations. Nomination deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 13th. Please give a brief description of why you would like to nominate an individual or business for a category. Chamber Member of the Year—tThis award goes to the individual who best represents the Pullman Chamber of Commerce through his or her efforts and participation. Name: Why: Civic Improvement Award—This award is presented for outstanding contribution to improvement of our community and citizen relations. Name: Why: Marshall A. Neill Community Service Award—This award is given to an outstanding individual in the community. Name: Why: Chamber Hall of Fame, Historical Category—his award is presented to the family representative of a Chamber member in the historical category for outstanding service, dedication and membership in the Chamber. Name Why: Chamber Hall of Fame, Modern Category—This award is presented to Chamber members for outstanding service, dedication and membership to the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. Name: Why: Return nomination forms to: Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 Fax: (509)332-3232 • Email:

October 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities with the Pullman Chamber of Commerce Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of price ranges and allow you to highlight your business to other Chamber members and the surrounding community. Business Member of the Month provides a number of ways to reach our community: your company name/logo will be included at the top of each weekly enews for your chosen month; your company name/logo will be included in that month's Pullman Community Update publication (14,000 recipients) as the Business Member of the Month; representation on the Pullman Chamber webpage with a link to your website; weekly mention on the Chamber Facebook page (1160+ followers) and Twitter (1660+ followers) noting any offers, weekly specials, events or blurbs (supplied in advance by the sponsor) with links to webpages and use of preferred hashtag during sponsored month; 3-5 minutes to address the membership at the monthly general membership luncheon; tent cards with business name and logo on each table at luncheon; placement of flyers and/or giveaways on each table at luncheon; tell your story with a display in the Pullman Chamber office where visitors and community members routinely congregate; if desired, company can provide Chamber staff with logo t-shirts which can be worn on a specific day chosen by the sponsor (barring Chamber event days) or on non-specific days during that month; radio mention as our Business Member of the Month in 27 rotating ads aired that month on KHTR 104.3 and KQZB 100.5 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. This sponsorship is available for $300, and all benefits will be exclusive to the Business Member of the Month. Annual Banquet or Holiday Party sponsors help the Chamber celebrate and recognize our members. Sponsorship can be in kind or cash donations. Sponsors receive recognition in the Pullman Community Update, the enews and at the event. The Distinguished Young Women Luncheon sponsor will help recognize the hard work these young women have done to achieve their goals. Sponsors receive all the above with the exception of speaking at the general membership luncheon, as we do not host one that month. Sponsor also receives recognition in all printed advertising regarding the DYW luncheon. National Lentil Festival: Various levels available. For information on any of these opportunities, please contact the Chamber.

General Membership


SPEAKER: Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee Date: Tuesday, October 10 HOSTED AT: Gladish Community & Cultural Center CATERED BY: Birch & Barley Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to October 6; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, October 6 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

October 2017

Spokane Falls Community Colleges

 Pullman Community Update 23


SFCC-Pullman celebrated its Grand Opening! In early September, people from Washington State University, the Community Colleges of Spokane, and the broader community came together to celebrate SFCC-Pullman’s new chapter on Washington State University’s campus. We heard encouraging words from Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson, Spokane Falls Community College Interim President Darren Pitcher, Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Christine Johnson, Associated Students of Washington State University Vice President Garrett

Kalt, and Washington State University Vice Provost Erica Austin. The speakers stressed the importance of a strong partnership between the Community Colleges of Spokane and Washington State University and the significance of this partnership to our community members. Following their remarks, visitors were given tours of the Math Learning Annex building. It was an uplifting evening during which important connections were reinforced.


Dr. Alissa Bourbonnais! Alissa Bourbonnais is thrilled to join the faculty at SFCC-Pullman. She has nearly ten years of college teaching experience in Virginia, Oregon, and Washington. This past spring she graduated with an English Literature Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and she holds an M.A. from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and a B.A. from the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA). Her scholarship and teaching have won numerous awards. Among her most popular composition and literature courses have been Music and Memory in American Fiction; Women Warrior Memoirs; and Time Travel, Trauma, and Cultural Memory. She enjoys teaching works by some of her favorite authors, including Sherman Alexie, Octavia Butler, Marjane Satrapi, and Kurt Vonnegut. In addition to teaching, Dr. Bourbonnais will serve as SFCC-Pullman Faculty Liaison with WSU. She is excited to work in collaboration with colleagues and students across the humanities, arts, and sciences at both institutions. SFCC-Pullman’s new home on WSU’s campus gives students access to many things, including library resources, transfer counseling, and lines of communication with faculty in four-year degree programs to which SFCC students may aspire. They could attend events, get to know professors, and even choose a research paper topic in their SFCC English class that would develop material from these connections. Dr. Bourbonnais believes one of the most valuable aspects of the SFCC-Pullman WSU partnership is the abundance of experiences for students to see real, concrete examples of the goals they’re working towards in and beyond their two-year degree. Outside of work Alissa tries to fill her life with as much music and dance as possible. She also loves spending weekends camping and hiking with her family.

Our classes completely filled up for Fall. Now is the time to start planning for Winter Quarter. • Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Winter Quarter is Friday, October 20th. • Registration for winter quarter begins Monday, October 30th. • Are you a high school student interested in earning high school/college credit without having to pay tuition? Sign up for Running Start in Winter Quarter. Contact Dyan Bledsoe 509-279-6458


Joal Lee

When I was in junior high and high school, some of the classes I most looked forward to were art classes. I really liked working with clay, sculpting and throwing vessels on the pottery wheel. A few weeks ago, as a birthday present, my wife, Elizabeth, arranged for me to use the wheel of some friends of ours. The wheel and the tools actually belong to their teenage daughter, and she graciously agreed to let me use them on the afternoon of my birthday. A certain peace suffused me when, after a two-decade hiatus, I once again sat hunched over my project on a hard stool, my hands working to smooth and center the lumpy, slippery mass, the whirr of the wheel a constant hum singing through the floor and walls, the musky smell of wet clay surrounding me. After all that time, my hands still mostly remembered what to do, remembered what I had been taught half a lifetime ago. I first tried throwing a mug, but I used too much clay and ended up with something between a tumbler and thick vase. Next was a bowl, and I wisely asked our teenage friend how much clay she would use. The bowl turned out fine. Then, I wanted to try a plate. I looked through the collection of bats (a bat is a thin, removable disk placed on the wheel so the potter can lift the bat off and set the pottery piece aside to harden). I found one large enough to throw a plate on and asked if it would be okay to use. She said yes…but please use the other side. When I asked her why, she said, “That side still has my teacher’s handprints on it.” I flipped the bat over and laid it so the side with the dried handprints wouldn’t get wet. When she mentioned her teacher, there was a sense of reverence and a touch of sorrow in her voice. I knew I was missing something, so I asked. And she, her mom, and I talked for a while about her teacher, how he had begun teaching her the art of pottery a few years earlier, how he had helped awaken, direct, and solidify her love of this art form. And then, how he had suddenly passed away about a year ago. After his passing, his family sold her his wheel and his tools for a bargain. He would have wanted her to have them. She continues to apply his lessons and grow as a potter. On one of the tools, his handprints remain, fragile, a smear of dried mud. But the impression he left on her life isn’t transitory. The ways he taught her to see and shape pieces of the world will always be with her. Each of us has been shaped by the people who have taught us things. Think of the enormous role teachers have played in our lives and in the shaping of our society. What a gift a good teacher is.

A.B.E. Evening Offerings

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 • •

We now offer Adult Basic Education in the evenings. This class is open-enrollment, so students may come in at any time during the quarter and get started. The evening offering will cover Basic Skills, GED prep, preparing for college, and Basic Computing. This quarter, evening A.B.E. tuition is free. 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.

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Whitman County Humane Society


Donation Form

Name ________________________________ Address _______________________________ City, State, Zip ___________________________ Email ________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Hope Fund

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

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • 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

October 2017

 Koko 

 Sunshine 

Koko was originally part of a TNR program, however, due to her sweet dispositions, their caretaker decided to keep her so she could find her furr-ever home in the comfort of the indoors. Koko tested positive for FeLV. FeLV is a terminal disease that suppresses the immune system of the cat and can make them more susceptible to getting sick. She needs to be in a home that is indoor only, and without cats that are negative to FeLV. This disease cannot be transmitted to people, but can to other cats. However, these kitties can still live relatively normal lives, and need a loving home! She is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, been dewormed and is microchipped!

Sassy Sunshine is tons of fun and very sweet! She loves attention and praise. Sunshine is a big fan of nose tickles. Sunshine is extremely intelligent, she uses her litter box perfectly and even knows her name! Like most rabbits, Sunshine is not a big fan of being handled and can become quite territorial over her space. Because of this, she may not be the best fit for young children. Since Sunshine has been with us the longest out of all our furry kiddos, her adoption fee is reduced to just $5! She has been spayed and dewormed. Come in to meet Sunshine today and the staff would be happy to talk all about her fun quirks!

Community Action Center

October 2017

 Pullman Community Update 25

Meet the Staff: Ashley Vaughan, Food and Nutrition Specialist

Palouse Free Clinic Seeks Volunteer Providers Are you a health care provider who loves giving back to the community? The Palouse Free Clinic needs YOU to volunteer for any amount of time you have available. Currently the clinic is open two Tuesday evenings each month, but there is so much demand for care that with more health care providers, the clinic could easily be open every week. You can make it possible for us to double our opening hours! The Palouse Free Clinic provides free, high-quality healthcare for the Palouse community. Primary care is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and no proof of income or residency is needed to see a provider. For more information or to volunteer, please contact or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook. com/palousefreeclinic.

Energy Assistance Season is Here! Do you need help with your winter heating bill? CAC will be headed to the outlying areas of Whitman County to do Energy Assistance Outreach from October to December 2017. Call our Pullman office at 509-334-9147 or 800-482-3991 to schedule an energy assistance appointment in Pullman or at any of the Rural Outreach locations!

How long have you worked at Community Action Center? I started on Monday, September 11! Describe what you do at Community Action Center. It’s a hybrid of developing the Food Recovery program, helping Joe with the Palouse Tables food security assessment that’s coming up this fall, and managing the food bank. I’m going to be creating a plan for the Community Kitchen for food recovery. We recover food and repackage it so we can serve it to food bank clients. I’ll also manage the food bank, making sure we have enough good food. I work with a few volunteers at the food bank, pointing them in the right direction! Food recovery and food waste awareness is one of my biggest passions. I had a position at WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement as a VISTA for the Palouse Fresh Food Project, and I worked on food recovery there from the university side. VISTA is more hands-off, you’re developing jobs for someone else to do. Now I can get in there and be very hands-on, doing the actual food recovery work.

What’s special about your job? I get to do a super fun thing. We recover food that would go to waste and give it to people who need it. The awareness about food recovery is really spreading, and people want to donate food. For example, we recovered food from WSU Athletics after the football game and it was so quick because we have already been successful with WSU Dining Services. We recovered a bunch of lettuce, chopped veggies, hamburger patties, jars and jars of pickles, and pulled pork. What do you do in your free time? Definitely travel. I love to go whitewater rafting in Southwest Washington and Northern Oregon. I also love hiking and cooking nutritious food.

Meet the Board: Alana Inlow What is your day job? I’m a grad student, a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. I research and I teach. Right now I’m teaching a class on juvenile delinquency. This is my fourth year in the program, and in Pullman. How long have you served on the CAC board? I’m pretty new, it’s just been a couple of months. The board member who was the previous representative for WSU students was in my department, and she graduated and moved to the west side of the state. She put the word out in our department and I had some conversations with her before deciding to join the board.

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 October are: • Chunky Soups • Ravioli • Chili

• Refried beans • Canned fruit • Pasta

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

Why do you serve on the board? I was looking for ways to be involved in this community, but most volunteer opportunities are during the day, which doesn’t work well with a grad student schedule. Being on the board gives me a chance to get involved, and I felt my skills in statistics and analysis could best be applied in this type of position. What do you do in your free time? I like outdoors stuff: hiking, camping. I do a lot of that when the weather’s nice. I read a lot, both for my program and in my free time. There’s a group of students in my department and we play tennis and softball together. As much as we can be outside when it’s nice, we try to be. I also make time for cooking and baking, because you have to eat no matter how busy you are.

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Community Action Center

October 2017

Hunger can affect people from all walks of life. Many families are one job loss or one illness away from food insecurity. We help with food so all can reach their full potential. Last year…  8,217 visits at Community Food  Provided over 144,000 pounds of food  To 1,355 Whitman County households

Since we started offering families a choice in the food they take home, our senior access has increased 42 percent and children served increased 51 percent. Seniors and kids deserve to eat healthy foods.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? • volunteer your services at the Food Bank, in the Gardens, or Rescuing Food • share your skills cooking, or canning skills, budget recipes to share • donate to Community Food Bank canned, fresh or frozen food donations welcome

We receive food from Second Harvest, part of Feeding America. A food rescue program helps recover 1,000 lbs of good food from Safeway, and several hundred pounds a month from WSU Dining Services and WSU athletics. Our biggest source of food is you. Last year over 102,000 lbs of food were donated to help feed our neighbors.

• cash donations allow us to buy food at a discounted prices & staff the work

THANK YOU. Your donations help to ensure all our neighbors have enough food, helping everyone to reach their full potential—and making your community stronger.

October 2017

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Ricos Now Serves Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Only

$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 10/31/2017. One coupon per table per visit.

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

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

200 E Main, Pullman • 332-6566

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