Pullman Community Update
City of Pullman Pullman Chamber of Commerce Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman School District Washington State University Vol. 23 No. 1 • January 2017
Pullman Regional Hospital
Liz Lee—Chinese Herbs
Medicinal Chinese herbs have been used for many centuries in Asia to help support and maintain good health, as well as heal from illness and disease. Many of you are already consuming these medicinal herbs, such as ginger, cinnamon and mint, in culinary context, perhaps not realizing that they are used for purposes other than to boost flavor in of cinnamon can damage the liver and should not be used by those with your stir-fry, pie or tea. inflammatory liver conditions. Fresh ginger root, a highly spicy Finally, mint is a cooling herb and warm rhizome, benefits digestion used to release the heat in the body. and neutralizes food poison. It is no In Chinese medicine, mint not only wonder that a side of pickled ginger helps with fever, headache and cough, usually accompanies sushi and other raw fish dishes in Japanese restaurants. but also clears the eyes and benefits the throat. It can also vent rashes due Many pregnant women and people to its ability to disperse heat in the going through chemotherapy find exterior. Nursing moms, however, ginger to be soothing for nausea should be cautious when using mint and vomiting. Ginger also ventilates as it can lead to insufficient lactation. the lungs, helps stop coughing and warms circulation to the limbs. As As Americans we spend billions our weather turn colder (more yin) in of dollars a year on herbs and winter, your body may appreciate the supplement with purported claims warming (yang) nature of this herb. to help us feel better. Unfortunately You may enjoy using ginger in your these herbs, like drugs, are not onecooking by adding to soups or stirsize-fits-all. Traditionally, Chinese fries. You can also benefit from it in herbs were rarely used on its own, the tea form, as long as it is not too but used in combination of other warm for your constitution. herbs or cooked with food to create a Cinnamon, also a warming herb, is said to invigorate circulation and harmonize the energy of the upper and lower body, especially when the upper body is warm but the lower body is cold. This herb is sometimes used for infertility when the womb is thought to be cold or for endometriosis when lack of circulation in the womb needs to be addressed. Because of its ability to increase circulation and warm the body, which helps with flow of qi(energy) and blood, cinnamon may also be useful with the type of arthritis which benefits from application of heat. Large amounts
balanced presentation which reduces undesirable side effects.
For more information on how to incorporate Chinese herbs into your diet or your medicine cabinet, please come to my talk where I will talk in more detail about some of the more commonly used Chinese herbs, their benefits and contraindications. Friday, January 27, noon to 1pm at Pullman Regional Hospital. Liz Lee is an East Asian Medicine Practitioner, licensed to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She also teaches Qigong through Pullman Parks and Rec.
Highfill named Director of Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation Becky Highfill was recently named the Director of the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital. Highfill has been working as the Grants Manager at the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation since 2013. Highfill will direct the activities of the Center for Learning & Innovation while continuing to administer the hospital’s grant program. The Center for Learning & Innovation was created to explore alternative models of care delivery, specifically to improve the patient experience, lower costs, and improve population health. In this new role, Highfill will lead the development and execution of Pullman Regional Hospital’s strategic plan to integrate innovation with healthcare delivery. The Center for Learning & Innovation will also coordinate learning and leadership activities, such as coaching, personality and communications assessments, the role of Generosity in health and wellbeing, and effective leadership. Highfill will work with Chief Medical & Innovation Officer Dr. Gerald Early, hospital leaders and physician practices to address identified health needs of populations in the region through delivery models, such as care coordination, telemedicine, and ongoing development of an electronic medical record. Highfill said partnering with entities, such as the Whitman County Health Network and Washington State University, will be critical in accomplishing a comprehensive approach to achieving community health objectives and doing it in an innovative manner. “Pullman Regional Hospital has taken an innovative approach to healthcare for years. The Center for Learning & Innovation is a focused
effort to take innovative healthcare to a whole new level,” said Highfill. “I am honored to support these efforts, expand partnerships, and help implement a vision to provide even better healthcare for our region.” For more information on the Center for Learning & Innovation go to www. pullmanregional.org.
In This Issue… Pullman Regional Hospital................... 1-3 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse.5 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.. 6 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 7 Washington State University................ 9 Pullman School District........................ 10-11 Community Calendar........................... 12 Whitman County Humane Society....... 13 Rural Resources.................................... 13 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 15 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 16-17 City of Pullman..................................... 20-21 Community Action Center.................... 22
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Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
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January is Stalking Awareness Month January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 7.5 million victims each year. Join Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse in taking action against violent behavior through increased awareness.
What exactly is stalking? Many people imagine “stalking” to be a person persistently following another around, but that is not the only way a person may be stalked. Washington state law defines stalking as any intentional incident of threatening, following, surveillance and/or coercive behavior that occurs more than once. Stalking behavior can range from annoying and intrusive, to terrifying and dangerous. Some behaviors include: •
Unwanted gifts, cards, letters, etc.
Showing up at a person’s home, workplace, or school
Repeated, unwanted calling, texting, DM’s
Contacting friends, family neighbors, or co-workers
Monitoring phone, computer, or social media accounts
Posting information or spreading rumors about someone on the internet, in public or word of mouth
Vandalism or property destruction
Entering a person’s home without permission
Persistent requests for dates or meetings
Any repeated action that controls, tracks or frightens someone
Why does it matter?
Make sure to like our facebook page to learn more about how to be involved and to learn more about stalking and other issues that face our community!
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According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. Stalking is often accompanied by other crimes including homicide and domestic violence. Intimate partner stalking is a relatively common form of violence against women, with nearly two-thirds (66.2%) of women reporting that they’ve been stalked by a current or former partner in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice. The National Center for Victims of Crime says that 67% of stalking victims had reported that they had been physically abused by their partners and 54% of femicide victims reported stalking to the police before they were killed. Being stalked can be destabilizing and traumatizing and can take a toll on the victim’s mental health. Victims of stalking experience
anxiety, insomnia, major depression, PTSD at a significantly higher rate than the general population.
What can you do? •
Support a Friend: If you know someone who is being stalked, you can help. Listen, believe them, show them support. Find someone you can talk to about the situation. Ensure safety for you and the victim.
Talk about it: Talk to friends and family about healthy and unhealthy behaviors in all of their relationships.
Respect other people’s boundaries!
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Gladish Community & Cultural Center
Members and Patrons of Gladish Community and Cultural Center, Thank You for 20 Years! And, Thank You For a Terrific 2016!!! Here are some highlights…
Special thanks for recent donations from Friends of Gladish Members: Stanley Buckley and Sandy Field!
Thank you, Barbara Petura, for serving on the Friend of Gladish Board of Directors for six years! Your outstanding contributions and enthusiasm will be missed by all. We look forward to your continued support and volunteer endeavors at Gladish Community and Cultural Center!
$25,000 Inland Northwest Community FoundationGrant Awarded in 2017!
Historic Gladish Community and Cultural Center’s terracotta capstones are featured in the photograph, above. There is considerable deterioration to the extensive ivory façade, outlining the top of the building. Palouse Restoration Masonry will be contracted to complete this project. Total cost is $44,000. Your important contributions will help toward the remaining $19,000 need to complete restoration projects for capstones and two decorative archway entrances, located at the State Street side of the building.
Roof Projects Planned for 2017! Several roof sections are in need of replacing. Total roof replacement will cost $176,000. The Friends of Gladish is hopeful that we will receive a grant award in July 2017, through the Washington State Historic Society Heritage Capital Fund, in the amount of $130,000. This leaves $46,000 needed to replace all remaining roof sections! Thank You for Your Continued Support!!!
Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446
FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279
ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Friends of Hospice, Room 117
SCHOOLS • Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Pullman Language Center email@example.com • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114
Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50 (Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: www.gladishcommunity.org Email us: Gladish@pullman.com
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Dilang Duir
Your Talents are Needed! The SFCC-Pullman Student Government is putting on a variety show at Bishop Place Senior Living on Friday, January 27, 2017. This event is free and open to community participation. If you have a talent you are willing to share, please let us know. Email PullmanASGSecretary-Treasurer@sfcc.spokane.edu by January 10 to reserve your act.
Interested in donating to SFCC-Pullman? Hello, I am Dilang Kayier Duir. I am 25 years old, and I was born in South Sudan. My family migrated to the United States in 1994 to escape famine, genocide and captivity. Moving to the states was difficult for me because I didn’t know any English. I spent my grade school days in Omaha, Nebraska. When I was 16, my mother, seven younger siblings and I moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where I pursued my love of music and attended high school. In 2013, I moved to Pullman and registered for classes at Spokane Falls Community College. After the move, I really struggled with alcohol abuse, depression and being away from family. That same year, I lost a family member, and my grades suffered. I took some time off from school and knew I had to make a change. In August 2014, I found faith and a church community that has helped me grow spiritually and socially. I am now doing well in my classes and am on track to finish my Associate's Degree at SFCC-Pullman in the spring of 2017. My experience at SFCC-Pullman has become my foundation in my academic career, and the staff here have become like family to me. I plan to attend WSU in the fall, and I am interested in eventually becoming a “Creative Innovation Coach.” Mentoring and helping others succeed is my true passion. Working as a peer coach at SFCC-Pullman, I quickly learned that I will not have all the answers to people's problems, and that’s okay. What I can offer is my time, resources, insights and experiences to help someone overcome challenges. I believe an education at WSU will help me better organize my ideas and create a workplace where I can help others reach their goals, and I’m excited for that next chapter in my education and life. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.
Running Start Information Night Monday, January 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Juniors and Seniors in High School can take college courses tuition free! Find out the simple steps to get started by attending our Running Start Information night. Can’t make it that day? Contact: Dyan Bledsoe at 332-2706
New Placement Testing Hours We will offer math placement testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and English placement testing Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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If yes, please email Joal Lee, Joal.Lee@SFCC.Spokane. edu, or Dyan Bledsoe, Dyan.Bledsoe@SFCC.Spokane.edu, and we will put you in touch with the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, which handles such requests. And to any of you donors out there, THANK YOU.
ENROLL NOW! 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online. ASSISTANT DEAN’S MESSAGE
A year ago, at the conclusion of a literature course I taught, I asked students to post a link to a video they felt captured something of what good literature tries to convey. One student linked to a short video, titled “Pale Blue Dot,” narrated by Carl Sagan. I had never seen it before, but it has enhanced the way I see the world and my role in it. In “Pale Blue Dot,” Sagan reflects on a photograph of the earth taken by a satellite traveling far out into the solar system when it turned back one last time to take a snapshot of the place it came from. From the perspective that photo provides, Sagan describes the earth, a tiny blue speck, as looking like “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” And then he ruminates on the earth, our home, and how we treat it and each other. One definition of perspective is “point of view.” Sometimes, when we view our lives from a distance, we gain more perspective, and that perspective can be valuable. It is now January, a new year. Our earth, our home, our pale blue dot, has revolved one more time around our star. We take this occasion to reflect and to look ahead and to resolve to do well. In my reflections, I am so very grateful for my education from birth to now. And in this moment, I am grateful for the added perspective provided to me by one of my students.
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Pullman School District
I Thought “GRIT” Was Just a Component of Chicken Feed Dean Kinzer, Board President I grew up on a farm where we had beef cattle, dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, and chickens. One of the components of the chicken’s diet is grit. We had one feed trough in the chicken coop that we put only grit (small sharp stones) into. Most fowl need small pebbles or stones in their craw and gizzard to assist in the mastication of the feed to make it more digestible. In the education world the word “grit” has been a buzz word for the last few years. Webster’s secondary definition of grit is: mental toughness and courage. Professor Angela Duckworth defines grit as having a passion for a goal that you can stick with for a long time. Larry Ferlazzo describes grit as “doing something—even when you may not feel like doing it at that moment—because it will help you achieve the big goals you want most.” I tend to refer to grit as “Taking Ownership” of a task or goal. Completing that task or goal in a timely manner is your responsibility. The sooner a
child has the epiphany that, “Hey, I am responsible for my future. I need to take advantage of all the learning opportunities that are available to me now will put me in a better position to be successful in the future.” the more likely they will be able to take full advantage of their learning opportunities. Many researchers point out that the “grit factor” more accurately predicts undergraduate grade point averages than standardized tests such as the SAT.
those attributes. When a student has a setback or failure please talk about what happened and listen carefully. Please don’t immediately jump in with advice or brush off your child’s concerns. Helping them reframe the situation by asking question like (“could you have done something differently?”) could help them learn from the experience. Encourage them to come up with a different strategy to help them be successful next time.
To say that passion and perseverance (grit) is all it takes to be successful would be rather short sighted. Another important attribute that is needed is “resilience.” Resilience is the ability to recover from a setback or failure. A student’s support group (parents, teachers and community) need to help our students see that a setbacks and failures are not the end but the beginning to a different path to success if you have resilience and grit.
For a student to learn to deal with setbacks and failure with resilience and grit can certainly teach them the positive way to deal with life’s situations. It sure beats letting them follow “negative adaptations” to adversity such as substance abuse, criminality and mental health issues.
Certainly some children are born with resilience and grit but most of us need some help learning
We are very fortunate in Pullman to have a community that has a culture that supports resilience and grit. I don’t know how or when it happened but most of our students’ model, support and demand a degree of resilience and grit. This is a type of teamwork that makes all of them more successful. I heard one student say that he came from a school where the academic nerds were not part of the cool people but in Pullman being a nerd is cool. There is a tremendous amount of information on the internet pertaining to resilience and grit. I would encourage you to research the subject and see how you might support our students in these ways. As always I certainly appreciate all the support and encouragement we get from the Pullman Community. We always welcome comments and questions. Thank you.
Board of Directors President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3 email@example.com Karl Johanson, Director, District 4 Karlj2@psd267.org Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5 firstname.lastname@example.org Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2 Amunchemail@example.com Susan Weed, Director, District 1 Sweed@psd267.org
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Data Digs Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent This fall our school district embarked on a new process to examine the academic performance of our students. At each of our elementary schools, we conducted “data digs” in a way that allowed school and district staff to engage in conversations about the academic strengths and opportunities of each of our children. Examining data has a been a long-held best practice among educators. On a daily basis our teachers look at data they have collected on their students and make decisions about related instruction. At least monthly our teachers collaborate with one another about student performance during Collaborative Time. This often involves looking at grade level, school, and district data as it applies to specific content areas and/or grade levels. As a result of these experiences with data, our staff alter their instructional sequence, access different instructional practices, and do whatever it takes to meet the needs of students assigned to them. The “data digs” are just another example of going deeper into the plethora of data available to educators. During the digs we identified those students whose performance was where we expected, beyond where expected and not quite there yet. This provided our entire district with a new perspective on all of our children and their progress related to learning. It also led to several celebrations, including: • Our staff know our children well – not only how they learn, but what they like to learn about, how they approach learning, and who they are beyond being a learner. • A growth mindset is pervasive in our school district. One teacher repeatedly used the phrase “courageous learners” to identify those children most in need of support. • Our student population is changing… more children are dealing with a fast evolving society with complex issues challenging us to reinvent our approaches to instruction, intervention (academic and behavioral), and prevention. Yet, we take each child into our schools and teach them and believe in them. • There are endless examples of best practices in our schools each and every day. We need to leverage these practices in a way that classroom teachers learn from one another. The process of the data digs will be expanded to middle school this winter and repeated at our elementary schools two more times this year. We believe the process helped us to gain great insight regarding student performance, teaching and assessment practices and areas for continued improvement.
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Pullman Education Foundation Awards over $7000 in Grants to Teachers The Pullman Education Foundation has awarded $7453 in teacher grants. Congratulations to the following recipients, and thanks for all you do for our kids! Franklin Marci Sontgerath - 1st grade Jefferson Marie Wallace - Kindergarten Rena Mincks & Jill Brockmier - 1st grade Trisha Doumit, Jill Patera, & Janet Adams - 4th grade Michael Church & Joni Stevens - 5th grade Niki Wolf - K thru 5 Academic Support Sunnyside Trish Blehm - 4th grade Meghan McKeirnan & Shelley Opgenorth - 5th grade All Elementaries Jennifer Harbour - K thru 5 STEM teacher LMS Madison Dissmore & Tammy Sewell - 6th grade Math Kay Ailor - 6th grade Support Marla Haugen - 7th grade Science PHS Dan Bromley - French Patricia Bechtel - Spanish All Schools Julie Udy - All libraries
The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.
Children—Birth through 5 years of age who reside in the Pullman School District.
This screening is an opportunity to review your child’s development and to address potential concerns.
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Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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New Year’s Day
• City Government offices closed
• PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hallzt
• PDSC, KinderScience, 1:30 p.m. • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30-6 p.m.,PHS Board Room • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 3 • PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. PHS Counseling Center • WSU men’s basketball vs. OSU, 8 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network
• WSU women’s basketball vs. USC, 12 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network
• Police Advisory Committee cancelled • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall
16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day • City Government offices closed • No School • PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3
22 • WSU women’s basketball vs. UW, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network
23 • WSU Museum of Art exhibit: “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” see museum.wsu.edu, exhibit runs through March 11 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 3
• WSU women’s basketball vs. California, 12 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, WSU Live Stream
30 • Bill Bolick Jazz Night, 6-10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, see calendar.wsu.edu
Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Cabaret, March 25
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m.
• PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • The Seasoned House, open house, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., park downtown and walk up the alley of High St • WSU women’s basketball vs. UCLA, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network
• The Seasoned House, open house, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., park downtown and walk up the alley of High St • WSU men’s basketball vs. UO, 4 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network
• Pullman Chamber General Membership Luncheon, see pg 17 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall
• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • PDSC, KinderScience, 1:30 p.m. • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.,PHS Board Room • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m.
• PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Faculty Artist Series: “Winter Spirits: Music for the Flute,” featuring Sophia Tegart, accompanied by Jeffrey Savage, piano, and Casey Bozell, an Oregon Ballet Orchestra violinist • 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, see calendar.wsu.edu
• Pullman Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., 246 E Main St
• Coffee with Cameron, 7:30 p.m., LMS • PRH, TaChi for Health, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall
• PDSC, KinderScience, 1:30 p.m. • WSU men’s basketball vs. Utah, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network • PRH, Breast Cancer Support, 6 p.m., see pg 3
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • LWV, Brown Bag, with the new Pullman School Superintendent, Dr Paul Maxwell, giving an update on schools and an update on the McCleary decision regarding public school funding. Community Congregational Church. • WSU Faculty Artist Series: “Music Outside Four Walls,” cellist Ruth Boden presents music and stories from her ongoing outdoor adventures, see musicoutsidefourwalls.org, 8 p.m. Kimbrough Concert Hall, see calendar. wsu.edu
• Collaboration Day, Students dismissed at noon • PDSC, KinderScience, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Board Room • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Massage Stories and Instruction for Baby & Growing Child, 11 a.m., see pg 3 • Art reception and lecture with Rebecca Dobkins, 6-7 p.m., WSU Museum of Art Gallery. See museum.wsu.edu • WSU Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, keynote address, featuring Charlene A. Carruthers, 6:30 p.m., CUB Senior Ballroom • WSU Faculty Artist Series: Snider and Friends, with Dave Snider with the Brad Ard Jazz Combo, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, see calendar.wsu.edu
ASWSU & Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Restaurant Week, see pg 16
WCHS, Phantom of the Paw Purrah, February 25
• PRH, TaChi for Health, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • WSU Faculty Artist Series: WSU Brass Quintet, 8 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre, see calendar.wsu.edu
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation, Gala, February 4
• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, TaChi for Health, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall
Abbreviations • 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
20 • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi II, Advanced, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • Brass Chamber Music, 3:10-4 p.m., WSU School of Music, see calendar.wsu.edu
27 • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Wellness for Life, noon, see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi II, Advanced, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU women’s basketball vs. Stanford, 8 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network • WSU Faculty Artist Series: “From Broadway with Love and Laughter,” presented by “Cantiamo!, 8 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre, see calendar.wsu.edu
21 • WSU men’s basketball vs. Colorado, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, Pac-12 Network
28 • Cirque Zuma Zuma, aerial acrobatics, Egyptian limbo dances, South African gumboot dances,Gabonese tumbling, with live music and drumming, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., WSU Jones Theatre. See performingarts. wsu.edu • Washington Idaho Symphony, Young Artist Concert, 7:30 p.m., Pullman High School, washingtonidahosymphony.com (509.332.3408)
Whitman County Humane Society
Join us for the 10th annual Furball and Yappy Hour! Grab your tickets today at whitmanpets.org/furball, 509-332-3422.
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Holiday Thank Yous!
We would like to thank those that helped WCHS during the holiday season:
• Pullman businesses that held the Santa Paws Trees: ACE Hardware, Pets are People Too, Pullman Building Supply, and Shopko • Petmate for their bed and toy donations • Pets are People Too and Shopko for hosting Pet Photos With Santa • Assistance from the Petco regional manager and territory manager of Petco Foundation • WSU CAHNRS - College of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences for their donation
Thank you, WSU Football Parking Volunteers! WCHS extends a HUGE thank you to Becky Bitter, Kim Devich, Jan Luft, Kelly McGovern, Cresta Parker, Linda Rogers, Kelly Sebold, Cyndi Vollmer, Dan Vollmer, and Susan Wang for spending nearly 200 hours of their time, raising $2500 for our Hope and spay neuter assistance funds. We also send a big shout-out to Tom Harris, Pullman Kiwanis Football Parking Coordinator, for allowing WCHS to participate again this year! If you are interested in helping out next fall, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
KC This sweet boy was found as a stray in Pullman, WA. He came to WCHS severely injured, we suspect he was hit by a car. He recently had surgery to repair his mouth and is currently recovering. He doesn't let this misfortune dampen his spirits though! KC is very sweet and looking for love. We are not sure how he fares with other animals, but we imagine with a slow introduction-he will do just fine! Once he is fully recovered, we don't suspect that KC will have any long term medical concerns in regards to his accident. Inquire about KC today! You'll be glad you did.
Trap Neuter Release
Calling all community cat caretakers! WCHS has developed a Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) program to help spay/neuter those frisky felines. What's involved? WCHS can provide live cat traps and will pay for the surgeries. All you need to do is trap the kitties and take them to a pre-determined vet clinic. To get more information, please call shelter staff at 509.332.3422.
Donation Form Name _________________________ Address ________________________ City, State, Zip ____________________ Email _________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ General Operations ___ Hope Fund ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ($15 students, $30 seniors, $40 regular, $50 household)
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 email@example.com New shelter hours: OPEN Monday-Saturday 1-6 PM Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 firstname.lastname@example.org Open dusk to dawn daily WCHS President: Susan Wang www.whitmanpets.org • Phone 332-3422 The next WCHS Board meeting will be held at the WSU Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF), room 2018, at 6:15 PM on January 16. Meetings are open to the public.
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Friends of Hospice Fiesta Fundraiser
Tuesday, Jan. 31st • 5:30-7pm Independent Living, Social Room Taco Bar and Raffle Prizes Tickets are $10 per person Contact Mandi White 509-334-9488 or stop by Reception Desk for your tickets
815 SE Klemgard St • Pullman, WA 9913 • 509-334-9488
Palouse Discovery Science Center
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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:
A Place to Play, Learn, Connect & Relax New to town? The science center offers a great place to make new friends, meet other families, help your kids learn through play, and take a well-deserved break. Our large facility offers interactive exhibits for all ages, live animals, planetarium shows, indoor picnic tables, wireless, and special events with admission. Come watch your baby play at the Little Learners Lab, laugh with your toddler in the Dino Dig (uncovering "bones" in the lentil pit), or introduce older kids to astronomy at a Saturday planetarium show. Pullman and Moscow don't have a zoo, but kids can view our live animals including turtles, snakes, salamanders, spiders, guinea pigs and chinchillas. While your kids play, you can shop for affordable science-themed gifts in the Curiosity Shop, meet other families, or bring your lunch to our indoor picnic tables. We also host Family Science Saturdays with community partners, and provide Just Ask Why lesson for younger kids on weekdays. See you soon! If you love your first visit, ask to apply your admission to a family membership for free admission all year, along with free admission to 300 other museums and science centers!
January 2017 Activities at PDSC Daily science activities are geared for preschool-kindergarten aged children EXCEPT “Just Ask Why” on Fridays. “Just Ask Why” is for younger preschoolers. All activities are adapted for the ages of the children attending.
Weekly Themes: Jan 3-6.......................................Engineering Science Jan 10-13..................................Natural Disasters Jan 17-20..................................Natural Materials Jan 24-27..................................Changing Planet
Science ‘for the Birds’ Tues. Jan 3, 1:30......................Wonder!Science: Balancing Act 4:00......................Afterschool Science: Balancing Act Wed. Jan 4, 1:30......................Kinder!Science: Build It Up! Thu. Jan 5, 10:30.....................Curious!Kids: Pulleys Fri. Jan 6, 10:30.......................Just Ask Why: Bridges
Air Exploration Tue. Jan 10, 1:30.....................Wonder!Science: Hurricanes 4:00......................Afterschool Science: Hurricanes Wed. Jan 11, 1:30...................Kinder!Science: Earthquakes Thu. Jan 12, 10:30..................Curious!Kids: Typhoons Fri. Jan 13, 10:30.....................Just Ask Why: Volcanos
Sweet Science Tue. Jan 17, 1:30.....................Wonder!Science: Wood 4:00......................Afterschool Science: Wood Wed. Jan 18, 1:30 ..................Kinder!Science: Cork Thu. Jan 19, 10:30..................Curious!Kids: Clay Fri. Jan 20, 10:30.....................Just Ask Why: Rock
• Junior Scientists (ages 2-14)........ $6 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists (55 years +)...... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS!
Membership Options • Family memberships........................................$80 per year (Two adults and children under 18 who live in the same household) • Grandparent memberships...........................$65 per year (Two adults and up to six grandchildren under 18) • Individual memberships.................................$45 per year Individual Senior (55+) memberships.......$40 per year
Membership benefits: • Admission to the science center for a full year. • Guest/Family Passes so you can bring your friends. • 10% discount in the Curiosity Shop. • Discounts on Super Science Birthday Parties. • Discounts on camps and other programs. • Invitation to Member-only events. • Free Admission to 339 ASTC Passport Participant science centers worldwide! To look up current participating member museums, just visit this website: http://www.astc.org/members/passlist.htm The Palouse Discovery Science Center is located at: 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 1. From Grand Avenue, travel north toward Palouse. 2. Turn right on Terre View Drive. 3. Take the first left onto Hopkins Court (in the Port of Whitman). 4. PDSC is located on the left, up the hill. 5. You will see a sign on your left and a two-level parking lot accessed by several driveways. 6. Please direct school buses to enter via the second driveway to allow for parking and student drop-off. Call 509.332.6869 for more information.
Palouse Discovery Science Center 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 332-6869 • 332-2474 (fax) www.palousescience.net Visit our website for program and scheduling information.
Whale Science Tue. Jan 24, 1:30.....................Wonder!Science: Erosion 4:00......................Afterschool Science: Erosion Wed. Jan 25, 1:30...................Kinder!Science: Pangea Thu. Jan 26, 10:30..................Curious!Kids: Extinction Fri. Jan 27, 10:30.....................Just Ask Why: New Discoveries In Nature
Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center
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BUSINESS MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Pullman Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Hayden Homes 1218 Big Sky Ct Pullman, WA 99163 (800) 923-6607 www.hayden-homes.com
NEW MEMBERS Beneficial In-Home Care 727 S Grand Ave Pullman, WA (509) 339-7733
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: • At Home Designs • Avalon Care Center – Pullman • Brown Contracting and Development Inc • Inland Cellular • Inter-State Aviation, Inc • KIP Development • Kiwanis Club of Pullman • Kristi Kurle • Little Green Guesthouse • Neill’s Flowers & Gifts • Northwest Auto Parts • Palouse Land Trust • RenegAID Innovative Disaster Relief • Siesta Motel • Jan Stewart • United Way of Pullman • Pat Wright
Zoe Coffeehouse first opened its doors on the corner of Terre View and Merman Drive in February 2006. In 2008, we opened our second location on the campus of WSU in the basement of the historic Koinonia House, 720 NE Thatuna. In order to better serve the WSU Community, we sold the original Zoe location in 2010 and centered all our efforts on providing a safe and popular venue where students, staff and faculty felt free to hangout, study, or enjoy live entertainment while enjoying great food, delicious microbrews and coffee in an idyllic setting that was affectionately called “Zoe Underground”. We loved our campus location and we loved serving the students, staff and faculty of WSU. After losing our lease in December 2014 we cried in our coffee, felt sorry for ourselves, and cried in our coffee some more. But crying in your coffee doesn’t accomplish much or pay the bills, so we purchased the building formally known as “Tam’s Place,” rolled up our sleeves and said, “We’re gonna do this.” We remodeled the restaurant, opened the espresso drive-thru, opened a cocktail bar, brought in a dinner menu and we are now pleased to say, “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Served!” It’s been a long and arduous journey, and we’re not done yet. We’re continually striving to improve and listening to our guests is a top priority. We have heard what our community has asked for, so starting January 1st, we will be serving breakfast all day! Additionally, we will have seasonal weekly dinner specials including Prime Rib, Chicken and Waffles and Family Night (kids eat free!). Visit our website at www.zoecoffeepub.com or our Facebook page for more information.
Pullman Chamber of Commerce
Sponsorship Opportunities with the Pullman Chamber of Commerce
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Joseph Tingstad’s favorite part of his education through the Pullman schools has been his ability to connect and create personal relationships with teachers, mentors and coaches. He appreciates their efforts to help him be the best he can be.
Allison Rembert was born and raised on the Palouse. During her time at Pullman High School she has been active in athletics, having participated in volleyball, basketball and tennis, in which she has excelled. During her tennis career, Allison has received varsity letters her sophomore and junior years and First Team AllLeague Honors.
Joseph has interacted with most coaches at PHS because he has participated in nearly every sport available to him. He has been an important contributor to the football team, the basketball team, the swim team and the track team. He also participates in student government and JSA (Junior Statesmen of America). He plans on competing in track and field at the college level. He has earned multiple all academic recognition for multiple sports. After graduation, Joseph will attend college with the plan to ultimately become an orthopedic surgeon. Joseph already has experience working as an assistant at the Palouse surgery center, and is eager to continue his education next fall.
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Allison was the Treasurer for Pullman High School’s Junior State of American and has been active with the Fellowship of Christian athletes. Between school and her other activities, she works as a clerk at the law firm, Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown. After graduating from PHS Allison plans to attend Washington State University and wants to pursue a degree in Pharmacy.
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.
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SPEAKER: Jeff Guyett – Community Action Center Date: January 10, 2017,12-1pm HOSTED AT: Gladish Community & Cultural Center CATERED BY: Fork in the Road Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to Jan 6; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, January 6 to email@example.com or 334-3565, or register online at pullmanchamber.com
Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.pullmanchamber.com Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Events Coordinator: Britnee Packwood • Tourism Director: Carol Cooper • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall
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Celebrating 10th Anniversary! *January Enrollment Special* 10% off Preschool & Childcare • • • •
Preschool & Childcare
Infant Care (Starting at One month) Toddler Care (Ages 1-2 ½) Preschool Enrichment Program (Ages 2 ½ - 6) Before & After School Program (Ages 6-12)
As a thank you to the Pullman & Moscow community for 10 years of support we are offering 10% off childcare for six months for new enrollments during the month of January!!
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New Year at Your Library It’s a new month and a new year. Why not keep the “new” theme going and head to the library to find some new items to check out? You will find plenty of new books, magazines, DVDs, books on CD and more to enjoy. Visit our website at www.neill-lib.org or come in to see the new carpet. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Children’s Programs—pre-registration not required. • Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) meets from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Enjoy this language enrichment program that features songs, rhymes, movement activities and great books. Call 338-3258 for weekly scheduling. • Time For Twos Story Time (2-3 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Enjoy fun books, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays. Enjoy wonderful books, stories, puppets, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. • LEGOs® and More! (5 years and older) from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Drop in and join your friends to imagine, build, and create. Thousands of LEGOs await you. • Family Story Time (all ages) from 6-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Young children of all ages and their parents or caregivers are invited to attend. There will be great books, songs, movement activities and more. Free snacks will be provided for all attendees following the story time. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian, Kathleen Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 338-3258.
purchases, and defending yourself against identity theft online. This program is presented by Michael J. McCully, Information Systems Security Officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Contact the library for additional information at (509) 3343595. • English Conversation Club. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation from 5:30-7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. For more information, contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or lmdavison66@ gmail.com. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 in the Hecht meeting room to discuss A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. For more information, contact Library Supervisor Rezina Emmons at 334-3595. • Good Yarns knit and crochet group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday in the Hecht meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact Randi at 334-3595. • Sew Happy hand and machine sewing club meets 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. 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 332-5340 or email@example.com.
Library Hours Mon - Thu • 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri & Sat • noon-6 p.m.
Adult Programs • CyberSecurity Essentials. Neill Public Library will host this workshop beginning a 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the library Hecht meeting room. Practical Cybersecurity tips for work and home that everyone should know. Topics include preventing malware, making secure internet
Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Ave www.neill-lib.org • 334-3595
PARKS & RECREATION Fitness classes
Wandering the Aisles: How to fill a healthy grocery cart
Various fitness classes start this month to help you achieve that New Year’s resolution. Details are Do you want to make healthy food choices, but in the Pullman Parks & Recreation 2017 Winter/ get lost in aisles of options available to you? Spring brochure or online at pullmanparksandrec. Join us at your local Safeway store for a fun and com. interactive tour. We will decode nutrition claims, compare different brands, and learn how to make Winter Youth Basketball Grades 2-5 healthy choices for conditions such as diabetes, Girls and boys in the 2nd-5th grades will learn high blood pressure, weight loss, and food allergies. the skills of dribbling, shooting, lay-ins, offensive The tour will be led by local dietitian Anna Hein, and defensive skills plus play organized games. RD, CD. Registration is required. The class will be Players will learn the rules of the game, while from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. *Fee: $10. working on team play, and positive sportsmanship. Practices begin the week of Jan. 16. Girls’ teams Defense Against the Dark Arts will practice Mondays and Wednesday; boys’ Use the Harry Potter series to learn how to teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games stay emotionally healthy and defeat the dark are Saturday mornings at Sunnyside Elementary forces common in junior high. Topics may or Lincoln Middle School gym. Register online at include: Finding your Patronus (the power of www.pullmanparksandrec.com or call 338-3227. positive feelings), Dealing with Curses (handling *Fee: $40. rejection and downright nastiness), Alternatives Kids in the Kitchen Series: Fan Favorites to Horcruxes (safety and strength of the self ), Beginning Spells (how to get things done), Calling Explore various recipes while practicing out Voldemort (talking about hard things), You are preparation skills, kitchen safety, and healthy the Sorting Hat (choosing identity and direction), habits. We will prepare, bake and cook seasonal and Conquer the Boggart (facing and vanquishing fare. For Fan Favorites, local restaurants Birch fears). Parents must attend an orientation without and Barley & Roost has provided us with a few participants from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. favorite recipes to cook this winter including grilled 12, for an overview of class topics so you will be cheese crostini, tomato basil soup and spinach prepared to help your child practice the habits artichoke dip. Our dessert recipe for lemon bread discussed each week. On Wednesday afternoons the is from Roost. A big thank you to these two area participants will attend without their parents. They establishments for partnering with us! Youth ages will be expected to spend time at home teaching 5 to 9 are welcome from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, parents about what they learned and establishing Jan. 25. *Fee: $32. positive habits together. Note: it is not necessary
to purchase or read any of the Harry Potter series to attend this class which is for youth in grades 6 to 8. The group meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 25-Feb.15. *Fee: $50.
Learn to Skate Whether you are a beginner or an experienced recreational skater, improve your skills and fitness by joining in the wonderful sport of ice skating. This program provides a fun and safe skating experience for all skill levels. Students are taught correct technique and simple, basic elements. The program enables all participants to achieve the skills necessary to skate for a lifetime of fun or to move competently into the U.S. Figure Skating advanced test or competition, or basic hockey. Classes are grouped by age and ability, and start at noon or 12:30 p.m. depending upon level. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for putting on skates. Adults are welcome and encouraged to participate! For more information, call Joan at (208) 882-3239 or Palouse Ice Rink in Moscow at (208) 882-7188. Individuals aged 5 and older are welcome to sign up. Lessons to be held on Saturdays, Jan. 14 to Feb. 11. *Fee: $78. *All registrants who live outside of Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. For more information or to register, go to www.pullmanparksandrec.com or call Pullman Parks and Recreation at 338-3227.
City of Pullman
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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
Plan for ice and snow on Pullman streets It’s a pretty good bet that there’ll be more winter weather to come. For your information, the city’s staff and resource mobilization plan to keep winter drivers safe on Pullman streets is posted on the city web site home page www.pullman-wa.gov under Announcements. Developed and fine-tuned over many years by the Maintenance and Operations department, the primary and secondary street clearance tables are particularly useful when deciding which route to take. The plan is also in pdf format for easy printing for handy reference.
Adopt a fire hydrant
Banks and drifts of snow can provide fun for kids looking for something to do during the winter, but these banks and drifts can cause problems in addition to clearing the city streets of snow. Fire hydrants can literally get lost in the snowbanks, situations which could go unnoticed until they are needed. In an effort to make sure the hydrants are accessible for emergencies the Pullman Fire Department is once again asking city residents to adopt a fire hydrant. The department has encouraged residents to participate in this informal program for several years. There is no need to sign up for the program, simply grab your shovel, go find the nearest fire hydrant The department encourages residents who have the time and inclination to seek out an extra hydrant or two in your neighborhood or elsewhere where you know elderly or other residents may not be able to heave shovelfuls of snow away from the hydrant. The department hopes there are no house fires this winter but there is always the possibility. Help firefighting crews to get water on the flames quickly as possible. You can make the difference by adopting a fire hydrant.
ACTIVE ADULTS New Member Potluck Meet the 2016 new members. Any seniors can come, but we will be recognizing those who have joined our center last year. The Senior Association will be providing the main entrée and members can sign up with what they will be bringing. The new members do not need to bring food, just bring your smile. Home pickup begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Sign up by Jan. 9. The event in Pullman Senior Center at city hall runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free.
documented 20 or more hours of volunteer service. Home pickup will be available. Free for members; $6 for spouses or friends. Sign up at Center by: Jan. 20.
Shriner’s Hospital Tour
Learn about this special hospital for children and its commitment to providing the best care for children who need treatment, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Some of the specialty areas of this care include orthopaedics, burn care, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. We will have lunch before our tour at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Home Lorita Leung Dance Company pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26. We Festival Dance brings this unique Chinese dance leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. company with almost 40 years of performing Register by Jan. 20. *Fee: $12, which includes escort, experience to the University of Idaho. This group tour and transportation. Meal cost not included. has a rich and diverse repertoire that ranges from classical to folk, ethnic and contemporary Chinese Snow removal dance. Home pickup begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Pullman Council on Aging sponsors the Chore Jan. 21. We leave city hall at 5 p.m. and return Service, an organization that uses volunteers from about 9:30 p.m. We’ll dine at Applebee’s before the community to assist senior citizens who need the show. Register by Jan. 13. *Fee: $20, which includes escort, admission and transportation. Meal help. They can provide assistance for various chores including shoveling snow from your walkway or cost not included. driveway. Call Kristina Umbright at 332-9627 for your appointment. Assistance is based on number Volunteer Recognition Party of volunteers available. It is a free service, but Have you been volunteering at the Pullman donations are accepted. Senior Center? You are cordially invited to attend NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 the annual volunteer recognition party from Winter/Spring Parks & Recreation brochure and may 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the fill up due to pre-registration. Senior Center to recognize you and your service for the past year. Enjoy a delicious meal and a big *All registrants who live outside Pullman city thank you. This is for regular volunteers who have limits will be charged an additional $2
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.
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Mayor requests suggestions for 2017 City Council goals It’s time again for residents and organizations to submit their ideas and goals to Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson for City Council consideration. Numerous resident-generated goals were incorporated into the list adopted by the Council for 2016. Johnson said that if an organization or individual made suggestions in the past that did not make it to the final list, feel free to offer those suggestions again. He said all suggestions are appreciated. Goal suggestions should be received by the Mayor’s office no later than Tuesday, Jan. 31. If you would like to submit your goal suggestions by mail, please address them to 2016 Goals City of Pullman 325 SE Paradise Street Pullman, WA 99163 If you would prefer to use email, please address your messages to firstname.lastname@example.org with 2017 Goals as the subject line, or fax them to (509) 334-2751.
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Community Action Center
New Affordable Housing Development Planned to Meet Community Need Community Action Center is planning a new housing development for people with low incomes, located on recently purchased land south of Village Centre Cinemas on the South Fork of the Palouse River. The 56 new units will meet some of Pullman’s pressing need for affordable housing and provide homes for families experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and veterans. Named Riverview Apartments, the development will offer residents play spaces for kids, a dog park, and exercise room. “It will be super energy efficient and built to last,” said Dale Miller, manager of housing development. “These won’t feel like the design was transplanted from downtown Seattle. It will have a ‘Pullman feel’ and fit in well with our rolling hills.” Community Action Center identified the need for more affordable housing informally around three years ago, when residents with disabilities were subjected to long waitlists to try to get a home. A market study done this year found that 1,780 households in Pullman spend more than 35% of their income on rent. Around 4100 Pullman households would qualify for low income housing, according to the research. Those who qualify are people who make 30%50% of the area’s median income, or $17,500 - $29,150 per year for a family of three. “The 56 units for this project will be just a drop in the bucket of meeting the full need,” Miller said. Miller added that finding the perfect property for the development took more than three years. “It’s for people with disabilities and low incomes, so we wanted it to be close to the bus service, and walking distance from jobs, groceries and services. That really becomes a challenge in Pullman.” Community Action Center found the 5.5 acre plot in a location that met all of these criteria, with the right zoning for residential development. The $195,000 for the land came from Whitman County’s document recording fees. Miller said that the apartments were designed with working families in mind, and are different from other developments in town because they are not primarily intended to house WSU students. A construction start date is yet to be determined, and depends on how quickly funding for the $12 million project comes together. Community Action Center applied for $750,000 from the Washington Housing Trust Fund. Most of the funding will likely come from Washington’s low-income housing tax credit program, in which investors receive tax credits as they fund the project. Miller said this approach works well, but takes time. The City of Pullman has approved funding to extend roads and utilities to the property.
Thank You to our Year-End Donors! We are so grateful to everyone who helps provide food for families. We have had a number of generous donors from all across the community give donations during the holiday season. We would like to extend a special shout-out to Palouse Cares and its volunteers for their tireless work organizing the community food drive and silent auction on December 3rd, which benefitted food banks and food pantries across the Palouse. Thank you Palouse Cares! CAC and the Community Food Bank strive to offer an abundance of good food to help people not just during the holidays, but every day. Your donations all make a difference to the food security of our neighbors!
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 January are: • Peanut butter • Rice • Spaghetti sauce • Toilet paper You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).
Meet the Staff: Camille Jessup, Family Specialist Describe what you do at Community Action Center. I help families in a variety of ways. Right now I’m helping people with energy assistance, including emergency home energy assistance for people who have gotten a shut-off notice. I provide vouchers for clothing and home supplies, help people apply for SNAP (food stamps), head up food drives and work in the food bank. At the moment I’m also learning how to help people who need affordable short-term housing. How long have you worked for Community Action Center? I’ve worked here since September. I came to Pullman to finish up a degree at WSU; I had been in education for several years and wanted to do something different. I finished my bachelors in Family Development, and started looking for a job during the summer. Basically, I got exactly the type of job I was looking for. I really lucked out! What’s the best part of your job? I really enjoy helping people with whatever they need. Lots of people are in a stressful situation due to finances, and I can help out. If people leave here with a smile on their faces, it makes my day! What do you do in your free time? I love to create things: artwork, home decorations, jewelry, candles. I like to make gifts. I also create in the kitchen, developing new recipes. I’m also a big Seahawks fan—I love watching the games!
Meet the Board: Francene Watson What is your day job? I’m Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Education at WSU. How long have you served on the CAC board? Almost three years. Why do you serve on the board? I’m a teacher-educator who cares deeply about community, with an emphasis on social justice education and sustainability education. Professionally, I also focus on rural schools and garden-based learning. These interests fit well with Community Action Center’s mission, so Jeff Guyett talked to me about serving on the board. At the time, I had just started working with the Tekoa schools on school garden projects. I hope to be involved in some aspect of the rural garden projects Community Action Center is launching this year. I have been in Pullman almost 10 years so the board is a good opportunity to get involved and volunteer in the community. What do you do in your free time? I walk, I cook, I do yoga. My family and I are kind of outdoorsy—we like to go hiking, skiing, biking, and all sorts of outdoor family adventures.
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Vol. 23 No. 1 • January 2017
Happy New Year from Friends of Gladish!
Inland Northwest Community Foundation Grant Awarded in 2017
Friends of Gladish To Receive $25,000 for Terracotta Capstone and Decorative Archway Restoration Projects!
January 2017 edition of the Pullman Community Update