Pullman Community Update December 2021

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Pullman Community Update

VOL. 26 | NO. 12 DECEMBER 2021


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: • Airway Hills Golf Center • Andrea Abbott – RE/MAX Home & Land • Lynda Carey • College Cabs • College Hill • Community Action Center • Cougar Crest Apartments • Design West Architects • Essential Arts Gallery & Fine Gifts • FAB Consulting • FASTSIGNS • Tom & Jeri Harris • Jack & Betty Jo Hilliard • Sue Hinz • Marian Hood • Hottest Life Foods LLC – Irish Spike’s Unique Hot Sauces • Jonny Fisher DDS • Kiwanis Club of Pullman


• Moscow & Pullman Building Supply • P1FCU • Palouse Land Trust • Peterson Barn Guesthouse • Presnell Gage, PLLC • PRH Auxiliary/Diane’s Gift Garden • ProFormance Physical Therapy • Spokane Falls Community College • Whitman County Library • Pat Wright

United Way of Whitman County 254 E Main St, Pullman, WA (509) 339-4962 whitmanunited.org

In This Issue… Pullman Chamber of Commerce Washington State University Pullman School District Pullman Heritage Depot Gladish Community & Cultural Center Community Calendar Pullman Kiwanis Pullman Community Montessori Whitman County Humane Society Pullman Regional Hospital Community Action Center Community Colleges of Spokane Washington Idaho Symphony


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Ryan Clark Ryan Clark, son of Scott and Mei Clark, is a high honor student and an all-seasons athlete of PHS. He runs track and field, Yiqing Du has participated in many activities at PHS including Key Club, Science Bowl, Youth in STEM and tennis. She currently serves as the Pullman Key Club President, working with local organizations like the Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity. She is the founder and current President of Youth in STEM, a club which works to promote Science, Technology, Engineering


Cross Country for 7 years. He also helped lead the summer captain’s practices. He has been a varsity swimmer since freshman year. Ryan has also participated in band throughout his High School years.

program for the IT department. Ryan also volunteers in the children’s ministry for EBC. He is in his 9th-year AWANA program, working toward his Citation Award.

This past summer, Ryan was part of the PSD Tech Ambassador

Ryan’s favorite thing about school is his friends, all the

and Mathematics education within youth—particularly within girls, being one herself. One of her favorite memories as a Hound was winning Science Bowl Regionals with her teammates and going to Nationals.

food. She is currently a research intern at the Driskell Lab at WSU, which focuses on functional skin regeneration. She helps in the lab by collecting data regarding mouse hair. She is dedicated to making the community a better place.

This past summer, Yiqing volunteered at the Community Action Center, helping organize the food bank and distribute

Yiqing plans to study Biochemistry. She has also expressed interest in Computer Science.

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activities and sports they do together, creating a multitude of “great memories”. Ryan plans to serve in the US Coast guard and pursue his interest in the medical and engineering field at the University of Washington.

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Give the gift of Cougar spirit

Share your Cougar spirit this holiday season by giving Washington State University-made gifts. Cougar Gold — WSU Creamery’s signature cheese appeared in the “Highly Recommend” column of Bon Appétit magazine earlier this year. The verdict: “absolutely incredible.” Of course, Cougs already knew that. Cougar Gold comes in a 30-ounce can and is available at Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe and Brelsford WSU Visitor Center along with its sister flavors: Natural Viking, Cracked Pepper & Chive, Dill Garlic, Sweet Basil, Natural Cheddar, Smoky Cheddar, Crimson Fire! and Hot Pepper. creamery.wsu.edu Crimson Confections — Founded in 2016, Crimson Confections is the product of WSU Hospitality Business Management, Food Science, Marketing, and Engineering students who combined their talents to create these sweet treats. The delectable truffles come in 6- or 16-piece gift boxes. crimsonconfections.wsu.edu WSU Seasonings and Rubs — Spice things up with flavor combinations from the WSU Department of Animal Sciences, which offers a WSU Espresso Seasoning & Rub and WSU Everything Seasoning. You can find them at Ferdinand’s, the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, and select grocery stores. WSU Honey — The WSU Department of Entomology produces honey on the Palouse and in Island County as part of its honey bee research. Honey is bottled separately by location to highlight its origin’s flavor. Production is seasonal and based upon bees’ productivity, so quantities may be limited. store.entomology.cahnrs. Want more WSU-themed gift wsu.edu/honey WSU Blended Learning Wine Series — These red, white and sparkling wines are available through Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, along with myriad Coug-connected wines and hard ciders. WSU Premium Beef — Students and faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences work together to raise and harvest Angus and Wagyu beef from WSU’s pasture-to-plate cattle herd. Several packages are available. ansci.wsu.edu/facilities/beef-center/wsu-premium-beef

ideas? Find Coug apparel and other goods — from hoodies and T-shirts to tumblers, phone cases, wallets and watches — at the Bookie in the CUB, 1500 Glenn Terrell Mall. wsubookie.bncollege.com

Books from WSU Press — There are tons of titles from WSU Press, which specializes in “uncommon, undeniably Northwest reads.” wsupress.wsu.edu For more info or to order, go to visitor.wsu.edu/home/shop-cougar-gifts. Brelsford WSU Visitor Center is at 150 E. Spring St. Call (509) 335-4636.

Last chance to view Black Lives Matter exhibit

December hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is at the Crimson Cube, 1535 Wilson Road. On the web: museum.wsu.edu.

Faculty, staff reach milestones

More than 900 Washington State University faculty and staff reached length-of-service milestones in 2021.

- James Evermann, professor and microbiologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine - Michael Griswold, Regents Professor and director of the School of Molecular Biosciences - Fred Loaiza, animal care facilities manager (large animal supervisor) at the College of Veterinary Medicine For a complete list of 2021 honorees, visit hrs.wsu.edu/ recognition/length-service-awards.

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Three WSU employees reached 45 years of service to the university:

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WSU’s Human Resource Services recognizes these milestones in fiveyear increments. The department encourages the community to celebrate WSU employees who have reached milestones and thanks employees for their service and commitment.

Hooray for the Holidays


The show celebrates the response of 20 Washington artists to the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism. It runs alongside Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, whose works often depict slavery in America with figures symbolizing defiance and strength. Saar’s show runs through March 12, 2022. The Black Lives Matter show runs through Dec. 18. After that, the museum closes for the rest of the month.


The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU ends mid-December.


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Addressing Misconceptions Regarding District Equity Training Nathan Roberts, School Board Member, Director District No.4

Recent school board elections across the country illuminated a growing concern among parents about Critical Race Theory (CRT) and rumors of its implementation in K-12 public education. Locally, we have received many questions about how CRT relates to the mandated equity training for school district personnel recently implemented in Washington state. The confusion between these two items--one based in law and the other based on an intellectual argument—is understandable, but it is worth examining their fundamental differences. CRT is an intellectual concept stemming from the 1970s meant to provide a framework to view race in America. It is loosely defined in a collection of academic and legal writings that seek to identify and examine the presence of racial bias in existing cultural, social, and legal systems. CRT theories hold that the biases embedded within our laws, institutions, and public policy impact all of us in different ways and that embedded racial biases are primarily responsible for the unequal outcomes seen in systems like education. In short CRT holds that race is the determining factor in unequal education outcomes for students. In April 2021 the Washington legislature passed ESSB 5044, which created a new section of RCW 28.345 focused on “Increasing equity, diversity, inclusion, antiracism, and cultural competency training throughout the entire public school system by providing training programs for classified staff, certificated instructional staff, certificated administrative staff, superintendents and school directors.” ESSB 5044 requires professional development for adult employees of the district and supports training in cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion, none of which are solely based in or defined by a solely racial perspective. ESSB 5504 defines these concepts as follows: “Cultural competency” includes knowledge of student cultural histories and contexts, as well as family norms and values in different cultures; knowledge and skills in accessing community resources and community and parent outreach; and skills in adapting instruction to students’ experiences and identifying cultural contexts for individual students. “Diversity” describes the presence of similarities and differences within a given setting, collective, or group based on multiple factors including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, age, educational status, religion, geography, primary language, culture, and other characteristics and experiences. “Equity” includes developing, strengthening, and supporting procedural and outcome fairness in systems, procedures, and resource distribution mechanisms to create equitable opportunities for all individuals. The term also includes eliminating barriers that prevent the full participation of individuals and groups. “Inclusion” describes intentional efforts and consistent sets of actions to create and sustain a sense of respect, belonging, safety, and attention to individual needs and backgrounds that ensure the full access to engagement and participation in available activities and opportunities. These intentions laid out in law and quoted verbatim here are not meant to consider student success through only the lens of race, but to try and determine how best we can help all students succeed by understanding them as individuals, with unique histories and lives. It is no secret that nationally, in Washington State, and in Pullman schools, gaps exist between different student populations. In our district we have significant disparities in outcomes with students from low-income households, students of different races and ethnicities, students with disabilities or who are second language learners. ESSB 5044 provides professional development to help acknowledge these imbalances to better understand the entire context of our students in need and determine what support we can provide. The opinions expressed in Board Reports are those of individual school board members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the board as a whole or of Pullman Public Schools.

Being Thankful Cameron Grow, Lincoln Middle School Principal As we are near Thanksgiving, Lincoln Middle School is thankful for many things during this 2021-2022 school year. First and foremost, the kids are back in the building. For us, there is nothing better than a loud hallway in the morning as students are rushing to class. It’s something we had missed for many, many months during this pandemic. We are first…thankful for our kids and families. It’s great to be back. Our kids and families are the top “thankful for” for all of our staff. But this article is about those who keep our building running, even when we all don’t see or notice. It’s who does all the things that are so important in what we call “school”. Our custodial staff at Lincoln have gone above and beyond during the pandemic as well as during all of our construction. On multiple occasions this fall, our custodial staff came through when we needed them. Construction has made things a challenge, but they were always around to help. Our custodians came in on Saturdays to help move furniture into the new classrooms. They have come in to help move tables into our new common area in the building. They didn’t do this after their shift…they did this on a Sunday night to make sure things were ready for our kids. During the first few months of the school year, we didn’t have access to our common area for lunches. Instead, our custodial staff rolled the tables out to our blacktop area in the front of the building. They then rolled them into the building in the evening. They did that every day for the last two months. This is a lot of work, but their focus is always on the kids. It showed this fall. There are many words that can describe Rolos, Kent, Thurman, and Bliss. I focus on these two words... Dedicated and Caring. They continue to go the extra mile for our building. I know the same is true for all of our district custodians and maintenance staff. Lincoln Middle School just wanted to show how “thankful” we are for their hard work.



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Child Find Screening Age: 5‐21

PULLMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT Ensuring Learning While Challenging and Supporting Each Student to Achieve Full Potential




All children ages 5‐21 who are suspected of possibly having a disability and reside within the Pullman School District boundaries, and are enrolled in public school or are being home schooled, are enrolled in a private school located in the district (even if they reside in another district), or live in a temporary situation within the district.

Whether or not children are enrolled in the public school, the local school district is responsible to locate, evaluate, and identify children with a suspected disability who may be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability. The Pullman School District is responsible for children who are enrolled in a district school, home schooled children who reside in the district, students who attend a private school located in the district, and students living in a temporary situation within the district boundaries. Any time a parent or teacher has a concern.

John Naranjo named 2021 “Excellence in Education” Recipient John Naranjo, Pullman School District Maintenance Supervisor, has been named the recipient of the “Excellence in Education” honor from our school board! Each year, the board selects one classified employee to receive this recognition. John was recommended for this recognition by Pullman School District’s Executive Director of Operations, Joe Thornton, who was so inspired by John’s commitment to the Pullman School District, his hands-on approach as a leader, and his willingness to go above and beyond to serve our students, staff, and families. John has served the Pullman School District for 14 years! Joe Thornton, shared “John is nearly always the first one at the shop and the last to leave. It is very common for John to come in after hours or on weekends to deal with an alert he received about a freezer that is above safe temperature or a boiler that is not working. It is not unusual for John to come into work at 4:00 a.m. to make sure that a building’s heating system is working correctly. During snow events that require lots of snow removal, it is common practice for John to come in at midnight with the rest of the crew, help with snow removal, and then when the school day starts, work his regular shift to deal with issues that pop up and need to be addressed immediately. This is also a great example of John’s style of leadership; he is always willing to demonstrate to his crew that he will jump into things and work side-by-side with them to get the job done. He does not just sit back and direct people, he will jump in and get his hands dirty along with the crew.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact: �nstructional Programs �f�ice Pullman School District Phone: (509)332-3144

The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent, (509) 332-3144, and Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Special Services, (509) 332-3144. 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

Congratulations John and Pullman School District thanks you for your many years of service! 2021 Excellence in Education Nominees: •

Claudia Bishop-Haynes, Special Education Paraprofessional at Franklin Elementary. Claudia has served the Pullman School District for 8 years!

Margee Dahmen, Building Paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary. Margee has served the Pullman School District for 18 years!

Mei Clark, Special Education Paraprofessional at Pullman High School. Mei has served the Pullman School District for 5 years!

Carmen Roberts, Secretary at Sunnyside Elementary School. Carmen has served the Pullman School District for 11 years!

Board of Directors Jim Evermann Director, District 3 jfe@psd267.org Nathan Roberts Director, District 4 nroberts@psd267.org Amanda Tanner Director, District 5 atanner@psd267.org

Allison Munch-Rotolo Director, District 2 Amunch-rotolo@psd267.org President Susan Weed Director, District 1 Sweed@psd267.org

The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent, (509) 332-3144, and Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Special Services, (509) 332-3144. 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

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Pullman’s Past Comes Alive

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Saturdays from 1-4 pm, and we received extensive railroad themed gifts from the Ken Vogel estate as well as donations from Jon Anderson.

The Pullman Depot Heritage Center volunteers would like to thank all who have supported the depot restoration efforts this past year. As we begin our fourth year of raising funds and awareness, our community partners have generously provided the groundwork of support necessary to begin our Fix the Bricks goal. Work to repoint the bricks on our 105-year old depot began in late October. It is the first step in securing the exterior building façade.


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We’re encouraging you to join our generous supporters as we move forward in our Fix the Bricks restoration efforts. Your Pullman Depot Heritage Center donations will commemorate the rich agricultural history, commerce and ties to Washington State University by restoring the historic character of the Depot and honoring its role in our region’s development.

Your donations, working together with the Washington Capital Heritage Grant, will repair bricks, the roof, gutters and soffits of the building. Our goal in 2021 of $135,000 to restore window casings and frames will complete our exterior projects.

Come along with us as our Depot restoration works to revitalize Pullman’s historic downtown core. Your tax-deductible end of year contributions will make visible lasting changes. Be part of the change of this exciting project by sending your donation to WCHS/Depot Project PO Box 67 Colfax, WA 99111 or give online at pullmandepot.org.

New events at the Depot in 2021 found us hosting the first Depot Days in conjunction with Lentil Festival, the freight room was reopened on



STATION MASTER $50,000–$99,999 Mary Schweitzer

ENGINEER $25,000–$49,999 Robert King

COUGAR SPECIAL $15,000–$24,999 Linda Hackbarth

CONDUCTOR $10,000–$14,999 Annette Pettenger Tom & Faye Neill

FIREMAN $5,000–$9,999 Bob & Connie Downen Joseph & Nancy Powers

TICKET AGENT $1,000–$4,999 Ken & Dorothy Casavant College Hill Association Ron Collins Glenn & Kathryn Johnson Richard & Barbara Petura Pullman Civic Trust

Gary & Sue Schell John & Debbie Sherman Sally Vogel

BRAKEMAN $100–$999 Bette Adams Don & Marlene Barner Ben & Janet Barstow Bob & Barbara Bates Mike & Bernadette Berney Gary & Karen Bloomfield Karl & Maryann Boehmke Susan Bohm & Erika Skar Harold & Patricia Braman Thomas Brigham Patrick & Laurie Caraher Matt & Lynda Carey Ken & Tanya Carper Steven Clark James & Beverly Cook Manning & Linda Cooke Clarise Coyne Dillman Family Charity Richard Domey & Diane Gillespie Ken & Sandra Duft Jerry & Donna Finch Peggy Flaherty Michael Gould Helene’s Property Place Cheryl Hill Jack & Betty Jo Hilliard Doug & Judy Hobart Marian Hood Glen & Gloria Hower Gary Hyde


Rental space available - contact us at pullmandepot.facilities@gmail.com

Authentic Restoration Services, Spokane Bishop Law Office – Eric Hanson Brian Blanchard Chosen Wood Window Maintenance, Oregon City, OR City of Pullman Glenn Johnson – Mayor Kevin Gardes – Public Works Cara Haley – CIty Engineer Jen Hackman – Economic Dev. Chris Wehring – Fire Marshall College Hill Association Community Update - Carol Cooper Cornerstone Properties – Justin Rogers Design North – Kathleen Ryan Design West Architects – Brian Edwards, Ned Warnick Dom’s Donuts – Eric Dom Electrical Contractors NW – Zach Frederickson Hilliard Heating & Electric – Jack Hilliard HUB Insurance

Infinite Tapestry – Casey Hallas Innovia Foundation – Alicia Heiser J&H Printing – Melissa Emerson Lentil Express – Jack Fulfs Meter Foundation Moscow-Pullman Daily News Neill’s Florist - Mitch & Chris Chandler Photographers - Julie Clark, Carol Rydbom, Scott Thompson Pioneer Waterproofing Company, Tigard, OR Port of Whitman County – Joe Poire Presnell Gage Accounting – Jackson Davis Pullman 2040 – Francis Benjamin Pullman Chamber of Commerce – Marie Dymkoski Pullman Civic Trust – Bobbie Ryder Pullman Downtown Association – Willow Falcon, Tom Handy, Jeanne Weiler Pullman Heating & Electric – Jon Clancy Pullman Radio – Evan Ellis, Bill Weed Pullman Rotary Club – Jess Downs

thank you! Red Anvil Design – Dave Hoyt Spokane, Spangle & Palouse Railroad Talisman Construction Services, Spokane Three Forks Bike Shop – Scott McBeath Verdis Construction, Coeur d’Alene Ken Vogel Estate – Sally Vogel Washington Dept. of Transportation – Bob Westby Washington Legislators - Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Mary Dye, Rep. Joe Schmick Washington State Historical Society – Jay Mortenson, David Schingeck Washington State University – Mark O’English, MASC Whitman County Gazette Whitman County Historical Society Jon Anderson – Treasurer Ed Garretson – Archive Valoree Gregory – Director Alex Otero – Archive Greg Partch – President

CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT TODAY Contributions to the PDHC are tax deductible. DONATIONS Donations to PDHC may be sent to: Whitman County Historical Society Depot Project PO Box 67 Colfax, WA 99111

GIVE ONLINE pullmandepot.org FOLLOW US AT facebook.com/PullmanDepot instagram.com/pullmandepot/ twitter.com/DepotPullman

Michael & Donalyn Kallaher Phil & Leah Kimball Robert & Lucille Luhring Janet Maguire Tim & Diane Marsh Elinor McCloskey Peg Motley Tom & Allison Munch-Rotolo William & Rena Mincks Charles & Gwen Oldenburg Robert & Marsha Olsen Arvid Olson Craig & Ann Parks Greg Partch Sara Perino Don & Monica Peters Pullman Disposal Services Pullman Rotary Charity Linnea Rash Megan Rhoden Daryl & Star Roberts Jack & Belle Rogers Tom & Nancy Ruff Kathleen Ryan Bobbie Ryder & Karl Johanson Kirk & Noel Schulz Mark & Ann Schumaker Luanne Semler Richard & Deborah Short Barbara Simpson Meade Snoddy & Nancy Gillard LJ & Sandra Spoonemore Gary & Becky Thorgaard

QUESTIONS? Contact Val Gregory wchsdirector1@gmail.com or Debbie Sherman jdjsherman@msn.com

Amy Tull Libby Walker Ned Warnick

GANDY DANCER $1–$99 Doug & Wendy Blake Mardi Bolick Mike & Dede Boone Constance Brown Jenny Carlson Verlan & Diana Cochran Carol Dahl Cynthia Day-Elliott Leroy & Joanne Druffel Sandy Field Peggy Flaherty Sue Friel Bill & Julie Gibbs Wade Hoiland & Lisa Carloye Fredrick & Lianne Inaba Brent Jeffers Mahlon & Monika Kriebel Richard & Fran Law Mary Loski-Cole Martin & Susan Mendiola David Morgan Debbie Nakata Carol O’Callaghan Mary Pettenger Carolyn Priest Albert Prohaska Lisa Rindall Nicholas & Zuma Staba Edie Talbot Susan Treu

VOLUNTEERS Boy Scout Troop #444 Susan Bohm Brandon Burch Bruce Butler Bryan Carlson Jenny Carlson Ken Casavant Theodore Clarke Bill Dolph Karla Dolph Teri Dunne Marc Entze Samray Estifanos Jim Evermann Maddie Farnsworth Linda Hackbarth Ethan Johnson Max Kirk Gordon Lamb Brad Loomis John-Mark Mahnkey Rebecca Matlack Kelly McGee

Kathy Meyer Allison Munch-Rotolo Annette Pettenger Barbara Petura Sid Pierson Donna Potts Justin Rogers Payton Rogers Kathleen Ryan Ashton Satterlee Debbie Sherman Zach Stoltz Bill Symons Becky Thorgaard Amanda VanLanen Ellie Watts Katie Watts Bill Whitman Cordie Whitman Curtis Whitman Jamie Whitman Olivia Whitman Noel White

VISIT US Pullman Depot Heritage Center 330 N. Grand Avenue, Suite H Pullman, WA 99163 pullmandepot.org

The Freight Room is open on Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00pm


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Happy Holidays To Your and Yours! Thank You 2021 Supporters! Gladish is grateful Alex & Barbara Hammond Allen Hatley Anna Grindeland Arvid Olson Betty Adams Carl H. Hauser & Virginia A. Hauser Carol G. Chipman Carolyn Cress Catherine Jasmer Charles Butts Charlie & Gwen Oldenburg Cheryl Hill Daniel Elsom David A. Seamans Diane Weber Drs. Diane Gillespie & Richard Domey Edwin P Garretson Jr Garren & Anna-Maria Shannon Gary & Sue Schell Herbert & Barbara Nakata IMSB Law Firm Janet L. Maguire Jean & Jim Logan Jeffrey & Teena Burnett Jenny & David Harder Jerman & Marguerite Rose John & Mary Ramirez John T. Brewer Ken & Tanya Carper Kristi Denney

Lenna J. Harding Lianne, Fred & Eric Inaba Linnea Rash Mary Loski-Cole Mary Wack MaryAnne & Stephen Clement Meade A Snoddy & Nancy Gillard Mike & Sue Hinz Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Carr Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing Nancy & Richard Mack Pickard Orthodontics Pullman Disposal Service Inc Rex & Alice Davis Richard & Barbara Petura Robert & Carolyn Allan Roberta & John Rutherford Rosalie Harms Shin's Asian Market Shira Broschat & John Schneider Steven Clark Susan Bohm Susan Daniels & Paul Spencer The Montessori School of Pullman Timothy & Diane Marsh Uta & Vincent Hutnak William & Beth Wiegand

Art classes set set classes

The Pullman Art Car offer the The Pullman Car offollowing classes in Art December: fers several December classes: 12/4 9:30-10AM Baby & Me (under 3 with an & 12/4 9:30-10AM Baby adult)-Snowman Footprint Art Me (under 3 with an adult)Snowman Footprint Art 12/4 12/410:30-11AM 10:30-11AM Toddler Toddler & Me (3-5 yrs old with an & Me (3-5 yrs oldHandprint with an Art adult)-Acrylic Pour adult)-Acrylic Pour Handprint Art 12/9 4:30-5:15 Kids (5-11 yrs old)-Gingerbread 12/9 4:30-5:15 Kids (5-11 House Ornament yrs old)-Gingerbread House Ornament 12/14 6PM 12/14 6PM Teens (12-16 Teens (12-16 yrs old)-Resin Oval Tray yrs old)-Resin Oval Tray 12/106-7PM 6-7PM Adults 12/10 Adults (17&up)Farmhouse Sign (17&up)Farmhouse Sign People can sign-up Sign-up through: through its website. thepullmanartcar@gmail.com.

Includes Dinner in Gladish View Room. Tickets at Pullmancivictheatre.org.

Our favorite trick or treaters!

The Gladish Staff would like to thank the The Gladish staff would like to following and volunteers for partnering thank thegroups following groups and with us with our 1st Annual Gladish volunteers for partnering with us Carnival and Haunted with our 1st House. Annual Gladish Carnival andGame Haunted House. Carnival Supplier Pullman Parks & Recreation Carnival Game Supplier Trunk or Treat Organizer Pullman Parks & Recreation Pullman Moose LodgeOrganizer #943 & Volunteers Trunk or Treat Pullman Moose Lodge #943 Angela Broadbent & Volunteers: BrianAngela Mitzel Broadbent Brian Mitze Al Turner & son Al Turner & son Bonnie & Brian Walther Bonnie & Brian Walther PamPam PullarPullar Rumph JudyJudy Rumph Emily Emily Robertson Emily Robertson Carnival Games Management – Carnival Games YMCA of theManagement Palouse & YMCA of theEmployee Palouse & Employees Paparazzo – Director of Programs JoshJosh Paparazzo – YMCA YMCA Director of Programs Alondra Oronia

Maisey Banaga Alondra Oronia Parker Caillouet Alisha Brennan Haunted House Maisey Banaga Pullman Civic Theatre & Volunteers Parker Caillouet WilHaunted BlanchardHouse Pullman Civic Theatre & Mike Long Volunteers Wil Blanchard JoAnn Long Mike DaisyLong Blanchard JoAnn Long Sam Opdahl Daisy Blanchard Desiree Greystone Sam Opdahl Desiree Greystone Holly Greystone Holly Greystone Ty Conde Ty Conde Jon Williams Jon Williams RichardJohnson Johnson Richard Kristin KristinLincoln Lincoln Jamisen Pea JamisenSmith Pea Jennifer Jennifer Smith WSU Volunteers WSU CCECCE Volunteers

Meet those special Gladish volunteers!

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Community Band of the Palouse, 509-334-6270 • North Star Music, isil.aferguson@outlook.com • Pullman Art Car, https://thepullmanartcar.com/ • Schauer Music, angelaschauer@yahoo.com • WA-ID Symphony, 208-874-4162 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • The Learning Center, 334-1234 • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 • YMCA of the Palouse

FITNESS/WELLNESS • AA District 2 • Aloft Yoga and Nia, aloft-yoga.com • E. WA Surf Soccer Club Palouse, Brandon Schreiner • Inspired Martial Arts, LLC www.facebook.com/ InspiredMartialArtsPullman • Lifespan Counseling, 206-910-7138 • Mantis Martial Arts LLC • Palouse River Rollers • Pullman Kokondo Academy, 509-995-2894 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames rollinghillsderbydames.com

• Wheat Whackers www.wheatwhackers.com FOODS • A&Y Cuisine ORGANIZATIONS • Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, 509-332-4357 • Amalgamated Transit Union • American Legion Post 52 • Apostolic Faith, 509-338-5869 • Good Deeds Mortgage, 509-339-7110 • Idiopathics

• Mumma Insurance, 425-455-1406 jeffm@mummainsurance.com • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library, 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives, 334-3940 • Whitman County Humane Society SCHOOLS • AC Driving School, Room 306 • Pullman Community Montesorri (Public School)



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The Gladish is building a home for the arts right here on the Palouse! This new Centre, located on the 1954 wing of the Gladish, will feature a state of the art Main Stage auditorium, built to be a home for all our performing arts groups including Washington Idaho Symphony, Pullman Civic Theatre, and the Palouse Choral Society. The new facility will include new seating, updated interiors, new HVAC systems, new lighting and sounds systems, new entrance from the parking lot, and a patron lobby with a grand staircase. Downstairs will house the renovated Little Theater built for intimate theatrical experiences in a “black box” setting. The Little Theater wing will also include updated technical systems, green room, dressing rooms, a recording studio, and a new lobby and entrance.

Donate today at https://www.gladishcommunity.org/performing-arts-center Or by calling us at 509-332-8081


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

Holiday Brass & A Jazzy Nutcracker, Washington Idaho Symphony, 3 p.m., Silverthorne Theatre, Lewiston, wa-idsymphony.org PRH, 12 Step Men, 5 – 7 p.m., ZOOM


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PRH, Vitalant Blood Drive, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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PRH, Weekend Childbirth, 9 a.m. Pullman Depot Heritage Center, open 1 – 4 p.m. Glory Hallelujah! St Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown, 7:30 p.m., palousechoralsociety.org


Pullman Kiwanis, Annual Pancake Breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m., Gladish View Room, see pg 14 Pullman Depot Heritage Center, open 1 – 4 p.m. Pullman Holiday Fest & Tree Lighting, 4 – 6 p.m., pullmanchamber.com Holiday Brass & A Jazzy Nutcracker, Washington Idaho Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Pullman High School, wa-idsymphony.org



PCT, A Christmas Story, 10th – 12th, see pg 10

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December 2021

• 2022, Happy New Year!

Coming up!

PRH, Breast Feeding Support, 12:30 p.m., ZOOM PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., ZOOM

PRH, 12 Step Men, 5 – 7 p.m., ZOOM


PRH, 12 Step Men, 5 – 7 p.m., ZOOM PCT, A Christmas Story, 16th – 19th, see pg 10




PRH, Breast Feeding Support, 12:30 p.m., ZOOM PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., ZOOM PSD, LMS Booster Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Location TBA

PRH, Palouse Advocacy & Mental Illness Support Group: PAM, 1 p.m., ZOOM Glory Hallelujah! St Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown, 4 p.m., palousechoralsociety.org PRH, 12 Step Men, 5 – 7 p.m., ZOOM PCT, A Christmas Story, 10th – 12th, see pg 10



Winter Begins PRH, Work In—Progress AA, 7 p.m., ZOOM


PRH, Work In—Progress AA, 7 p.m., ZOOM

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PSD, No School, Winter Break


PSD, No School, Winter Break

PRH, Lupus Fibro Support Group, 4:30 p.m., ZOOM




Christmas Eve

New Year’s Eve



PCT, A Christmas Story, 16th – 19th, see pg 10

17 Winter Pullman Farmers Market, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brelsford WSU Visitors Center Pullman Depot Heritage Center, open 1 – 4 p.m.


Christmas Day

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Join us at the Pullman Kiwanis 63rd Annual Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest December 4, 2021, 8-11 a.m. Gladish Community and Cultural Center View Room (3rd floor) A fantastic way to kick off the holidays! As always, the event is the first Saturday in December, with music, silent auction, treats and some holiday surprises.

Silent Auction: December 4-11

This year will be a hybrid event with live musical performances at the Gladish View Room, which will be streamed on YouTube. Visit pullmankiwanis.org for links to watch on YouTube, schedule of performances, and silent auction. How you can take part in the Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest: Join us at Gladish for music, treats, and a look at some of the silent auction items. Watch the event on December 4 for great music, performances, and fun special guests. Bid at the online Silent Auction. We have wonderful items donated from the community, local businesses, and Kiwanians. pullmankiwanis.org The auction starts on December 4 and ends on December 11. PULLMAN COMMUNITY MONTESSORI



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Season’s Greetings from the Staff, Volunteers, and Board of Directors of Whitman County Humane Society! We are excited to be entering this holiday season after a year that held so many surprises, so much stress, and so many successes! This year was really difficult for our shelter, as it was for many other non-profits. We knew early on that we were in for a tough year and buckled down, ready for anything. While we had a lower intake than previous years, we saw more highstakes medical cases, more obscure surgical needs, and luckily more support for our staff and animals along the way. This year, we have been able to assist community members needing pet food, offer discounts to Whitman County residents for the cost of spays and neuters, and work with several WSU classes and programs for community-involvement projects. We are happy that so many new people want to be involved with our volunteer and foster programs. So far in 2021, some of our biggest accomplishments have been saving 14 puppies from parvovirus, deep cleaning our entire facility (something that has been needed for a while,) receiving the Petco Love Lifesaving grant that helped us cover surgery costs for several animals, launching our Trap/Neuter/Rescue cat committee with plans to start TNR events around our beautiful Whitman County, receiving grants to assist with the cost of these events, transferring in cats and dogs from rescues far and wide, assisting our county Sheriff in an animal hoarding case, and being able to save over hundreds of animals this year. We know there is still time to do amazing things, and we surely intend to! We are delighted to share our year with our community yet again and let you know that we are still here for you, always. Our staff cares about every creature that comes through our door, furry or not, and we hope you have felt the warmth and kindness the staff brings in every day. We can’t wait for future visits and seeing amazing animals finding their purr-fect families. Annie Lindsey Director of Shelter

Thank you to our Fur Ball Sponsor!

FELINE FRIENDS by Jayden DeBoer, Foster Program Coordinator

Flash: 10-year-old Foo: 10-year-old DLH Himalayan DLH Himalayan Neutered Male Neutered Male (Shaved)

Meet Foo and Flash! These handsome men were transferred in from TLC Animal Care after their owners were put into assisted living. They are a bonded pair of senior brothers looking for their purrfect retirement home. Since both boys are Himalayans, they will require regular grooming/shaving to keep on top of their hair matting. Foo is currently shaved! These boys are so sweet and are just looking for a nice quiet home with tons of treats and some comfy laps to sleep in.

It’s That Vaxxing Time of the Year! The puppy was cute, sweet, furry . . . and dying of a completely preventable disease that is still found too often in Whitman county and the surrounding region: Parvo, a disease caused by parvovirus infection. In a year of enhanced vaccine awareness, it’s important to remember that every year in this country thousands of companion animals die of diseases that can be prevented easily with attention to the regular vaccine schedules recommended by the American Veterinary Association. As we approach the end of the year, lists are important --- and so are vaccine lists! So check the following lists and keep your companion animals protected as they move into 2022. In their first year of life, puppies should receive vaccinations against distemper and parvovirus (at 6-8 weeks); the DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus) at 10-12 weeks; the DHPP again at 16 to 18 weeks, along with rabies vaccine; and the DHPP with another rabies booster again at 12-16 months. After that, a DHPP vaccine should be given every 1-2 years and a rabies booster every 1-3 years (depending on the manufacturer of the vaccine). In Washington state, the law requires vaccination against rabies for dogs, cats, and ferrets.


by Zoë Skiadopoulou, Training & Enrichment Coordinator

There are a number of optional vaccines that are recommended for dogs. These include bordetella (the canine version of whooping cough; generally required in any boarding or daycare situation); canine influenza vaccine ( a yearly flu shot); and leptospirosis (which can be transmitted easily to hunting dogs in wetlands and to any dog that drinks from puddles). There are also vaccines for rattlesnake bite, which may be useful if your dog runs in areas where rattlesnakes are found (for example along the Snake River). Cats need shots too! Increasingly, veterinarians are finding that people overlook their cats’ regular shots. This can be deadly, both to cats and to humans. While almost everyone associates “rabies” with “dogs” in the same take, cats are actually the animals more likely to bring rabies home in the US today since many indoor/outdoor cats hunt and encounter wildlife that may carry it.

Styx: 1-year-old Pitbull Mix, Neutered Male, 80 pounds Styx was recently transferred to us from Adams County Pet Rescue and is now ready to find a furever home. He is a huge goofball, with a big heart and an even bigger noggin’! He is hard of hearing and sometimes does not quite know his own size, so a home with children 8+ years of age and adopters who are willing to take him through some basic obedience will be a great fit for him! If you are looking for a goofy snuggle bug, he might be a good fit for you!


In their first year of life, kittens need to be vaccinated against Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (FVRCP); kittens should get their rabies vaccine at 12 weeks and another FVRCP booster at 16 weeks. At risk kittens should get a fourth dose of FVRCP at 16 weeks. At the one year mark, they should get another rabies vaccine and another FVRCP. After that, it’s another FVRCP and rabies booster every 1 or 3 years, depending on the type of vaccine used. There are also other vaccines for cats, including a vaccine against Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), which should be administered to any cat that goes outside, a vaccine against Chlamydophila Felis, and one against Bordetella Bronchiseptica, which should be given to cats that are boarded. Fortunately, the puppy mentioned at the start of this article didn’t die, but that was only after he and his brothers and sisters (some of whom did die) spent two months in intensive care lockdown. While they were in intensive care, no other dogs could be admitted to the shelter . . . which cost more money and ultimately required the shelter to go through an intense, expensive deep cleaning to avoid any chance of passing on Parvo to other dogs. 14 little lives, 2 months of intensive care, 1 closed shelter --- or one vaccine! The choice seems obvious. So as you wrap up the year, make that list and check it twice: are your pet’s vaccines up to date? For referrals to where you can get vaccines, call Whitman County Humane Society at 509 332-3422.

SHELTER 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • shelter@whitmanpets.org Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM Monday-Saturday.

POOCH PARK at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 poochpark@whitmanpets.org • Open dawn to dusk daily

WCHS PRESIDENT Wendy Ortman www.whitmanpets.org • Phone 332-3422

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Women’s Leadership Guild Awards $10,000 to Local Non-Profits! Pullman Regional Hospital Women’s Leadership Guild members voted to award five $2,000 grant awards for the 2021-22 grant cycle.

“We are grateful for the support given to NW Hope that helps us achieve our goal common goal of helping friends and family on the Palouse who are battling cancer.” –Debi Dockins, Chair & Co-Founder of Northwest Cancer Foundation of Hope

“Not only will we be able to impact Pullman residents by providing diapers and nutritional food for kids, but we will also now be able to spread a helping hand to some of our rural community members through our Mobile Farm Stand.” –Carrie Chase, Community Food Manager for the Community Action Center

“Funding from this grant will support PDSC’s Mudskippers Outdoor Group from JanuaryMay 2022. This weekly program is open to early learners, their siblings and caregivers.” –Meri Joswiak, Director for the Palouse Discovery Science Center

Now in its seventh year of making grant awards, the Women’s Leadership Guild has raised and gifted more than $240,000 to support women’s and children’s health and well“With this funding, Palouse Habitat Surplus Sale will help two local vulnerable populations - those starting over after the Pine Creek Community Fire and escaping domestic violence through the Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse program.” –Jennifer Wallace, Executive Director for Palouse Habitat for Humanity

“The funds provided by the Women’s Leadership Grant will provide YMCA one-on-one tutoring services to youth ages 5 to 12 in the Pullman School District in the 2022 spring semester for any child needing help at no cost to families.” –Josh Paparazzo, Director of Programs for the YMCA of the Palouse

ness and Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs. Learn more: pullmanregional.org/wlg

Giving Gives On from Rueben Mayes Dr. Ed Tingstad operated on my right knee last January and provided excellent care. I am back on my feet, active and able to exercise better. My personal experience as a grateful patient is replicated everyday through the hard work of Pullman Regional Hospital staff and physicians. COVID-19 has not swayed their commitment to providing the best care possible, every patient, every day. Philanthropy has also made an impact on care at the hospital. Over 800 donors gave $2.3 million last year to support staff, equipment and space. These dollars provide the margin of excellence to enable the hospital to provide quality care in our region. Please consider making a gift today to help us secure vital robotic-assisted surgery technology that provides faster recovery, healing and outcomes for all patients. I have experienced firsthand what our surgeons and staff do every day to get us back to normal life. Your gift will benefit staff and physicians at Pullman Regional Hospital. They deserve the best care environment so that you get the best care when you need it. Please consider a gift today!

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Charles Gunkle Received DAISY Nurse Recognition Award Charles Gunkle, a registered nurse with Pullman Regional Hospital’s BirthPlace, was recently honored with a DAISY Award, an international nurse recognition program for nurses who go above and beyond to care for their patients. Charles was nominated by a grateful patient who described him as caring, respectful, and invested in creating a supportive, comforting environment. “From our first interaction, Charles made quite an impression. We immediately felt that we were in safe hands. His clear communication inspired confidence in the entire process,” recalls the grateful patient. Charles’ career at Pullman Regional Hospital started in 2007. While not originally trained as a labor and delivery nurse, Charles found there to be a need in the area, so he began attending trainings and reading materials to help him feel confident in the often women-dominated area of labor and delivery nursing. Now, Charles is a neonatal resuscitation instructor, has delivered 6 babies on his own, aided in the delivery of countless others, and is a source of comfort and communication for patients in BirthPlace. To learn more about the DAISY Award, or to nominate a nurse at Pullman Regional Hospital, please visit pullmanregional.org/daisy-award

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GUARDIAN ANGEL AWARD The Hunt family honored Board Certified general surgeon Dr. Visger with a Guardian Angel gift. “Dr. Visger was so kind, compassionate and thorough. He successfully treated my father with a minimally invasive procedure. It is an amazing blessing to have such a skilled and kind surgeon in a small rural town. It meant the world to my family that he could heal my father..”

Pullman Regional Hospital’s Guardian Angel Grateful Patient Program provides patients and loved ones with a way to say “thank you” to a physician, nurse, staff member, or volunteer that brought you comfort in your time of need.

Honor your Guardian Angel with a gift today.

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The Food & Shelter Folks

Donate to the Community Relief Fund to Fight Homelessness this Holiday Season Did you know Pullman has no homeless shelter or warming/cooling shelter for people without a roof over their heads? Homelessness has always affected folks in Whitman County, who tend to live doubledup with friends and family or in motels. However, since the pandemic Community Action Center has seen more people without any type of shelter than ever before.

Thank You Community Congregational United Church of Christ for Your Community Relief Fund Donation!!

When folks come to CAC in crisis housing situations asking for transportation or related needs, our current grants and contracts often cannot help due to funding restrictions. Two clear examples: transportation costs for individuals to locales where they can be sheltered with family; and costs for overnight or short stays in local motels for crisis housing where the household is ineligible for particular housing resources. The Community Relief Fund makes it possible for Community Action Center to meet immediate shelter needs, so folks are safe and can then take steps toward long-term housing stability. The Poverty Awareness Taskforce launched the fund in 2013, and Community Action Center administers the fund and provides the services for people experiencing homelessness. Funding pays for temporary crisis shelter or for transportation. We use funding as it comes in, so the dollars in the fund determine how many people we can serve! We always have far more needs than funding and our staff has had to be very selective about which situations are best suited to use of these funds. Please donate to the Community Relief Fund today and help us reach our funding goal of $10,000 for 2022 so we can serve at least 60 people experiencing homelessness with crisis shelter and transportation. To donate, visit https://www. cacwhitman.org/ donate/ and note “Community Relief Fund” on The dollar amount of funding in the Community Relief Fund each year impacts the number of people who can receive the memo line. crisis shelter and transportation.

Community Food We are taking food donations by appointment! Please call the front desk (509-334-9147) to make an appointment to donate food. We also encourage monetary donations. Your dollar will go farther in buying food than if you spend it yourself at the store! Please donate at: https:// www.cacwhitman.org/donate/

• Gravy

We are requesting the following donations:

• Cereal

• Mashed potatoes • Scalloped potatoes

• Stuffing • Mac n cheese • Dessert mix • Flour • Sugar • Hot chocolate/cider

We are thrilled to announce a $1,000 gift to the Community Relief Fund from Community Congregational United Church of Christ. The generous donation will help cover crisis housing and transportation costs for people experiencing homelessness.

Energy and Bill Pay Assistance Available If you are having trouble paying water or utility bills, Community Action Center’s Energy Assistance Program can help! We also have special COVID-19 related funding to help you pay if you are behind on bills because of COVID’s economic effects. For more information, please go to:https://www.cacwhitman.org/energy-heating/. You can also make an appointment to apply for energy and bill pay assistance by calling 509-334-9147.


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2021-22 S eason S ept 25

50th S eason Premiere! Gregory W. Yasinitsky, Regents Professor of Music at Washington State University and Nov 6 & 7 winner of the American Prize for Left Over Candy: Halloween Pops Orchestral Composition, has an international reputation as a composer, arranger and saxophDec 4 & 5 onist. Yasinitsky is a member of Holiday Brass & A Jazzy Nutcracker the Board of Directors for the Jazz Education Network and is a Feb 5 & 6 member of the Washington State Music Educators Hall of Fame. Aubin & K ubo Additionally, he is the recipient of the WSU Eminent Faculty Mar 5 & 6 Award, the university’s top Masterworks for Winds award for faculty, and the Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. Yasinitsky is a recipient of grants and awards from the Apr 23 & 24 National Endowment for the Arts, The Commission Project, 50th S eason Finale! Artist Trust and ASCAP. He has written music especially for David Sanborn, Clark Terry, Dave Liebman and the USAF "Airmen of Note" big band. Yasinitsky has over 210 published musical works which are performed in over forty Please return form to countries world-wide, and his compositions and saxophone P.O. Box 9185, Moscow ID 83843 playing are featured on over fifty recordings. Yasinitsky has Tickets can also be purchased at performed with Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, Marcus Printup, www.wa-idsymphony.org Tom Harrell, Ed Calle, Alex Acuna, Kirk Whalum, Claudio Roditi, Conrad Herwig, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Yes! I support WIS with my gift of: Charles, Louis Bellson, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, Lou Rawls, Manhattan Transfer, and many others. Yasinitsky is a Conductors Circle $2,500+ Yamaha performing artist and a JodyJazz Artist. Benefactor $1,000 - $2,499 Investor $500 - $999

Washington Idaho Symphony COVID-19 policy for Season 50

Sponsor $250 - $499 Contributor $100 - $249

The health and safety of the Washington Idaho Symphony’s patrons, musicians, staff, employees, and volunteers is our top priority. The Washington Idaho Symphony will require proof of full vaccination for all event attendees 12 years of age and older at all concerts until further notice. There will be no exemptions given. Additionally, masking will be required for all patrons and employees. Hand sanitizer and disposal masks will also be available for all patrons. Vaccination proof: Documentation of vaccination status must be shown with valid ID upon entry to the venue. Proof of vaccination can be achieved by: •

Showing your physical vaccine card

• Presenting a photograph of your vaccine card stored on your electronic device *If you have already purchased your ticket(s) and now am not able to attend due to the above policy please contact us at info@wa-idsymphony.org or by calling 208-874 -4162 and we will process a refund.

Sustainer $99 and under My gift is in Memory/Honor of: _______________________________ I wish my gift to remain anonymous

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Ken Paulson Plumbing is now offering HVAC services. Ken Paulson Plumbing is now offering HVAC services. With winter approaching do you need your furnace serviced, repaired, or replaced? We offer emergency services to make sure you and your family stay warm. Give us a call at 509-338-0824 to set up your appointment today.

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