Pullman Community Update
City of Pullman Pullman Chamber of Commerce Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman School District Washington State University Vol. 23 No. 2 • February 2017
Pullman School District
Kamiak Elementary—Design Process Moves Ahead Design West Architects have been hard at work on the design for Kamiak Elementary. They recently presented the floor plan, exterior model, and materials selections to the school board. The board is pleased with progress on this project, and thankful for the hard work and collaborative attitude of the team at Design West! Kamiak Elementary will be built on property purchased in 2016 at the end of NW Terre View Drive. We hope to break ground this summer!
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In This Issue… Pullman School District........................ 1-3 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse...5 Pullman Regional Hospital................... 6-7 Community Action Center.................... 9 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....10 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 11 Pullman Council on Aging.................... 12 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 City of Pullman..................................... 18-19 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 21 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 22-23 Whitman County Humane Society....... 24 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 25 Washington State University................ 26
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Pullman School District
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Pullman Public Schools Child Find Early Childhood Developmental Screening
Children—Birth through 5 years of age who reside in the Pullman School District. Alyson Koerner
Jen, her husband Jim, and two children Teagan and Talia enjoy art, snowboarding and hiking as a family. Personally, she likes art, and dance, mainly modern, jazz, and ballet. We hope that she shares her moves with students within the district! Jen shared that she, “Loves designing curriculum that gives students experience with the design process Alyson comes with a wide range of skills and creative process.” Jen also revealed that she and knowledge that helped make this a smooth transition. She has her Master’s Degree in Education has enjoyed getting to know ALL of the staff and with an endorsement in Special Education, and has students at Pullman School District.”Welcome to worked as a general education teacher for Pullman the PSD family Jen! School District for the last ten years in grades K, This year, the Pullman School District was 1, and 3. Alyson has been cross training with Mrs. extremely fortunate in being able to add a Itani (Assistant Director of Special Education) valuable new teaching position, an Elementary the last few weeks. The great thing about this STEM Specialist. This position is an enrichment transition is that Alyson already knows all of the position for all elementary students grades SES students and their families. K-5. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is an educational curriculum that Our plan is to continue to provide all children focuses on teaching these disciplines through an the best that we can. We are looking forward to integrated and applied approach. It is designed a very successful year and I know you are too. to provide learning opportunities for students to The Sunnyside team has high expectations for all children and we will do all that we can to help each become immersed in the Design Process as they are presented with challenges and problems to student achieve those expectations! solve in unique and creative ways. Art is often Personally, Mrs. Koerner enjoys spending added to these four areas (STEAM) to further time with her husband Adam, Assistant Director develop students’ understanding of the process of Dining at WSU, her son Owen and daughter of creative thinking and problem solving. Art also Olive. As a family they enjoy hiking, camping, helps to engage the learner. To have STEM/STEAM and cooking. Mrs. Koerner has said that the best education as a continuous and integrated part of thing about working in Pullman is “the feeling of the Pullman School District elementary curriculum community and relationships built with families is exciting and provides students with a deeper and other staff members.” understanding of the STEM/STEAM disciplines. For The Pullman School District welcomes Jennifer instance, students have already been working on Harbour to the newly created STEM (Science, coding computer games, designing pulley systems, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and constructing platforms that hold weight. The position at all three Elementary schools. Jennifer main focus of the curriculum is to learn about graduated from Western Washington University STEM/STEAM disciplines using the Design Process; with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, however, students also work on communication, from there she then attended Whitworth College how to deal with mistakes, and group dynamics receiving her Master’s in teaching. Before joining among other skills. the Pullman School District she taught fourth and fifth grade in the Central Valley School District. Sunnyside Elementary would like to welcome Alyson Koerner to the Special Education Teacher position at Sunnyside. Most of you know Mrs. Koerner from teaching third grade here at SES, but when we needed a replacement for our former teacher, Mrs. Koerner jumped right in!
Highly Capable Program Information Night on February 15 The Pullman School District Highly Capable Program Information Night will be held on February 15, 6:15-7:00pm, at Pullman High School. Join us for information on the referral, assessment, and selection process, as well as the service model for the Highly Capable Program. For more information, contact the Instructional Programs Office at (509) 332-3144.
This screening is an opportunity to review your child’s development and to address potential concerns.
Community Child Care Center/Head Start 530 NW Greyhound Way, Pullman, WA
Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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.
Highly Capable Program Referrals Will Be Accepted February 27-March 3 Referral forms for current K-11th grade students to receive highly capable services during next school year will be accepted February 27 – March 3. Parents/guardians, teachers, students, and anyone else with direct knowledge of a student’s abilities may refer a student for highly capable services. For more information on the referral process or to obtain a referral form, contact the school psychologist at the student’s school or the Instructional Programs Office at (509)332-3144. Additional information, as well as the referral form, can also be found at http://bit.ly/2htubQG.
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Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
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Did You Know? • One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.* • One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.** *The National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 2008. **Center for Disease Control, 2003.
For Parents: Don’t be afraid to start a conversation with your kids about relationships! Here are some sample questions to get you started:
Young Kids • What does being a good friend look like? • How do you feel when you are around your friends? • Who can you talk to when you have a problem with a friend?
Tweens/Teens • What do you think about having a boyfriend/girlfriend? • How would you like to be treated? • We used to call it dating. What do you and your friends call it?
Teens, do you have questions about relationships in your life? ATVP is here to chat! Call 509-332-HELP, 24 hours a day Or pop in! Our office is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 - 5 Do you want to get involved in ending violence and creating a healthy, peaceful community? Send an email to Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org about joining our Teen Justice Team.
Cocoa and Conversation Every Wednesday morning before classes, ATVP will be in the Pullman High School commons with free hot chocolate and great conversation. Swing by and chat about boundaries, consent, relationships, and more!
Wear Orange Day, February 14, 2017 Orange is the official color for Teen Dating Violence Awareness. You can wear orange clothes, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry, anything! Post a picture on Insta, Twitter, or Facebook using #Orange4Love.
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Pullman Regional Hospital
Pullman Regional Hospital receives 2017 Women’s Choice Award for Obstetrics Pullman Regional Hospital been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics in 2017 by the Women’s Choice Award® for the third time. The award signifies that Pullman Regional Hospital is in the top 17 percent of 2,815 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics based upon patient satisfaction scores, women’s preferences and clinical excellence. The methodology for America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics Award is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
Girl Scout Troop 2168 attended the 2016 Auxiliary Holiday Tea in support of Pullman Regional Hospital.
Because of your generosity, the Auxiliary’s Annual Holiday Tea was a great success! More than $1,900 was raised to support Pullman Regional Hospital patient comfort and healing needs. 2016 Auxiliary Holiday Tea Committee: Daniella Clark and Sarah Chilson
Wilkins appointed Pediatric Care Coordinator Catherine Wilkins, R.N., was recently appointed Pediatric Care Coordinator for Pullman Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Center of Excellence. Wilkins, who has worked in the Emergency Department as a nurse since 2006, will work to improve and coordinate the care of pediatric patients and families by Pullman Regional Hospital and create a standardized approach to that care to ensure the highest quality of service. Initially, she will be performing a needs assessment of inpatient and outpatient hospital services and area physicians providing pediatric care. “Once this information is collected, the focus will be on education and process improvement collaboration,” she said. Wilkins has been a nurse for 23 years and most recently worked at Sacred Heart Medical Center Children’s Emergency Department. She spearheaded the Pediatric Readiness Project for the Emergency Department at Pullman Regional Hospital, has worked in public health providing maternal child care and served as a Safe Kids coalition coordinator. “I am excited to bring my passion and my experience to coordinate pediatric care between providers and Pullman Regional Hospital to better serve our pediatric population in the region,” Wilkins said.
Culinary Assistance Provided by: Alison Weigley, Becky Highfill, Carolee Armfield, Carol Chipman, Diane Wilson, Jackie Sue Wilkins, Jan Stewart, Joanne Worthy, Lucille Guettinger, Lynda Carey, Marion Hood, Marvel Kimball, Mary Jane Neill, Mary Jo Chandler, Pat Wright, Susan Weed, Wesley Ann Schulhauser, Girl Scout Troop 2168 & Troop Leaders: Natasha Randall & Cheryl Rajcich. Special Thanks to: The Auxiliary Tea is made possible through generous donations from Washington Trust Bank, Banyans on the Ridge, Roost, Members of the Tea Committee, Hospital Volunteer Musicians, Pullman Regional Hospital, and Tea attendees. To learn more about the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary, visit: www.pullmanregional.org/auxiliary
Wellness for Life presents "GMO: beneficial friend or detrimental foe" Gretchen Freed, WSU Plant Pathology Ph.D. candidate
Friday, February 10 at 12 noon
Conference Room C&D • Pullman Regional Hospital No registration required Join us for a conversation about GMOs (genetically modified organism). A GMO is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. Audience members are encouraged share their gardening and/or farming background, ask questions about the underlying science of GMO crops, and express curiosities or concerns about GMO foods available in the market.
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Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary thanks you for a successful Christmas Tree Raffle!
An Introduction to Mindful- Self Compassion (MSC) Presented by Rebecca Bohn, MA
Friday, February 24 • 12:30 – 2 p.m. Conference Rooms C/D No registration required. Open to the public.
Gwen Oldenburg’s winning ticket claimed Prune Orchard’s decorated Christmas tree, “Vintage Blush,” which included elegant ornaments and a $100 gift card.
Thanks to your generosity, nearly every ticket was sold, and almost $6,000 was raised through ticket sales and the silent auction! Thank you to our generous tree donors: • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory • Design Effects, KQQQ Radio and Neill’s Flowers • Crimson and Gray • Pullman Regional Hospital Medical Surgical Unit • Pullman Chamber of Commerce • Holiday Inn Express • Moscow-Pullman Building Supply • Pullman Regional Hospital Social Work & Chaplains • Pullman Regional Hospital BirthPlace • Prune Orchard • Daily Grind • Girl Scout Troop 2168 • Zeppoz • Washington Trust Bank
• P1FCU • JoDeen Smith and Sharon Hall And, thank you to our silent auction donors: • • • • • • • • • •
P1FCU Higginson’s Home Center Betty’s Alterations Framing It Up Healing Hands Bows and Snails Regional Theatre of the Palouse (RTOP) WSU Athletics Wysup Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram & Imports Alpha Phi Chi, Pullman Beta Sigma Phi chapter Special thanks to Christmas Tree Chair Charla Chaudhry and Co-Chairs Sarah Chilson and Courtney McLaughlin! Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary exists to support patient comfort and healing needs through fundraising activities. To learn more, visit: www.pullmanregional.org/auxiliary
Mindful- Self Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and selfcompassion to enhance our emotional well-being, relationships with others and the relationships with ourselves. Facilitated by Rebecca Bohn, a mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapist and trainer in private practice with more than 25 years in the mental health field, specializes in the teaching of evidence-based practices and programs, including Mindful-Self Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. In this introduction to Mindful-Self Compassion, you will learn: • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism • Respond to feelings of failure or inadequacy with self-kindness • Learn self-compassion tools to integrate in to daily life Summit Therapy & Health Services is now offering SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) classes in Palouse at the new Garfield-Palouse High School weight room/Palouse Community Fitness Center, located at 600 East Alder Street. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. SAIL is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness is the single most important activity adults can do to stay active and reduce their chances of falling. The class will be taught by Holli Parrish, physical therapist at Summit Therapy & Health Services and resident of Palouse. Please contact Holli Parrish, PT, DPT, to register or with questions at holli. email@example.com or by phone at (509) 432-4082. Paperwork must be completed but you can join anytime.
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Community Action Center
Cooking and Food Budgeting Classes Begin
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Meet the Staff: Anita Peterson, Family Services Outreach Specialist Describe what you do at Community Action Center. I take the services from Community Action Center out to the wider Whitman County area rather than just serving people around Pullman. I’ve been working recently with Energy Assistance; people’s energy bills are spiking this winter. It takes a lot of coordination to get people’s propane tanks refilled! We go out to the towns like Tekoa, Garfield, and Rosalia and set up in whatever location the city can allot us. I also coordinate with the Whitman County Libraries. That way, libraries in rural areas can let people know when Community Action Center will be there to help with Energy Assistance and housing. We keep people from having to drive all the way to Pullman to access our services. How long have you worked for Community Action Center? I started in September 2016. What’s the best part of your job? I really enjoy working with people. I love to problem solve and help people reach their goals. This job is the perfect blend of those qualities. I meet a lot of people in the community, I hear their stories, and find solutions that help ease their burdens. What do you do in your free time? I love to travel, learn the languages and cultures of the places I visit, and the history of those places. I speak some Spanish. I lived in Finland and have done some Finnish language courses. Wherever I go I try to learn at least a few phrases of the language: hello, how are you, good morning and good night. I also like to dine out. This area has high-quality cuisine for such a small place. I also like hiking and reading.
Community Action Center kicked off a brand-new cooking class series on January 10th, designed to help community members on a tight budget cook and eat healthy food. The series, called “Plan, Shop, Save, and Cook,” covers food budgeting, reading nutrition labels, meal planning, how to get the most bang for your buck at the grocery store, and how to cook healthy meals. Classes in the series are held once per week for 10 weeks, and teach residents how to use the fresh produce available at the Community Food Bank. Leafy greens and produce are available year-round thanks to the hydroponic bays at the Community Action Center building and the donations from local grocery stores. Research shows that people experiencing hunger are less likely to eat produce, more likely to have diabetes and high cholesterol, and, ultimately, have a shorter life. Cooking at home can help prevent these health issues by controlling ingredient amounts, seeking healthier substitutes, and planning for balanced meals when writing weekly meal plans for shopping trips. The class series grew out of two other related initiatives: the monthly fresh food cooking demonstrations held at the food bank, and Culinary Club at Lincoln Middle School. Both of these emphasize preparing healthy food in creative, delicious ways. When the new community kitchen is complete later this winter, it will be home to regular class series and have room and supplies for 12 participants to cook together. Because it is important to set kids up for lifelong health with cooking and gardening skills, classes focused on Kids in the Kitchen and kid’s gardening are being offered at Rosalia School and Pullman School District later this spring. Gardens and Nutrition Specialist Joe Astorino, who teaches the class, is already seeing positive outcomes. “I notice a lot of people helping each other, giving each other ideas about how and what to cook. It’s really a peer support model,” Astorino said.
Why do you serve on the board? It’s a good project and it’s helping people out. It helps people who are willing to help themselves. Community Action Center helps with housing and opportunities for people in need, ensuring they have someplace to go. There’s nothing worse than feeling total desperation, and Community Action Center gives them someplace to go for help.
New Cooking Class Series Slated for Spring
What do you do in your free time? Volunteering… It depends on the season. In the summer I do mowing and garden work. In the winter I shovel snow. I paint buildings around town, inside and outside. I work on machinery, little mechanical jobs. I’m also a pilot, but when you’re not working for money it’s hard to afford that pleasure.
Are you stuck in a dinnertime rut? Do you end up having more month than money? Please join us for our spring session of Plan, Shop, Save, and Cook classes! These classes are a great way to share what you already do well with others, and get new ideas on how to shop for and cook great food on a shoestring budget. Tuesdays March 28-May 30th 5:30-7:00PM Community Action Center Classroom
Food Bank Volunteer Needed! We are looking for a volunteer to put the shine on the food bank by spending three to six hours each week cleaning and doing maintenance work. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-334-9147 and ask for Barb.
What superpower would you like to have? The ability to predict the future!
Meet the Board: Peter Holland What is your day job? I’m semi-retired. I am the former mayor of Uniontown and I do volunteer work now because of all of the projects I was involved in while I was mayor. I help out with the Uniontown Community Development Association and have repainted the new winery, the Dahmen Barn, and the new library. Just now I’ve been shoveling snow off of people’s roofs so they don’t cave in. How long have you served on the CAC board? Actually, I’m a short-time member. It’s been a year and a half; not quite two years.
What superpower would you like to have? Fifty years ago on TV, it was always the guys in the white hats that were the good guys. I’d like to be the good guy, with the superpower of making sure things turn out all right.
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 February are: • Rice • Soup • Fruit • Personal Products • Peanut Butter • 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).
SAVE THE DATE: Chef’s Challenge Event, Sunday March 26, 4:30- 7 PM, Gladish Center View Room
Gladish Community & Cultural Center
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Visit our website Gladishcommunity.org
Please join us at the annual meeting Thursday, February 24, 2017 in the View Room
Thank you for your support! Name__________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________ E-mail__________________________________________________ Friends of Gladish is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This donation is tax deductible since no goods or services were provided in return for the contribution.
Membership Options $35 ____Single
$500 ____Life Member
Please mail donations to: 115 NW State Street Suite 212 Pullman, WA 99163 Or use our donate button on our new website: Gladishcommunity.org
Memories are made at Gladish Community and Cultural Center. Meaningful experiences add value to our lives. Gladish Community and Cultural Center offers beautiful historic spaces for activities to make our lives better and more enjoyable.
community support. Help us celebrate Gladish in 2017!
One person, attending one of the wellness classes offered here, told me she wouldn’t know what to do if Gladish were not here. Years ago she attended high school in this building and has wonderful memories of growing up with her childhood friends in Pullman. She shared her appreciation of being able to once again attend classes in this stimulating and vibrant community center today.
Society Heritage Capital Projects was accepted and approved, ranking in eighth place! All thirtythree grant applications could be funded and are slated to be approved through Washington State legislation soon. We will have final notice about this grant award in June 2017. Since most grants require matching funds, everyone’s important contributions provided access to this grant opportunity!
Your valuable contributions provide opportunities to enhance people’s lives each day in YOUR community center. Gladish Community and Cultural Center is thriving because of your
Become a member in 2017! Add an extra donation if you can. Thank you very much for maintaining and advancing Pullman's community center.
The Gladish building is scheduled to receive a $25,000 grant from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation. This grant is awarded to the Friends of Gladish to restore the cracked Each day early education activities help our and leaking decorative terracotta capstones and young families grow together. Wellness programs formal archways located on State Street. The offer individual and group classes to keep our terracotta restoration project is estimated to cost patrons healthy. Art studios are available for $44,000. This leaves $19,000 for the Friends of people of all ages and abilities. Athletic groups Gladish to contribute to this important enterprise. enjoy the spacious gymnasium daily. Performing Sections of our immense roof continue to arts programs book regular events in our leak. The cost to replace remaining roof sections fabulous auditorium. Weddings and other family is $176,000. Our proposed $130,000 grant celebrations occur frequently at Gladish. application to the Washington State Historic
WHITMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ARCHIVES overseeing the gathering of historic facts about the Palouse and is always eager to share his knowledge. Many other volunteers have assisted in this effort.
The Whitman County Historical Society’s Archives in Pullman contain many hidden gems of information about the history of the Palouse. The collection is open to the public every Wednesday morning from 9 am to noon in Room 103A on the first floor of the Gladish Community and Cultural Center, 115 NW State Street in Pullman. A team of knowledgeable volunteers assist visitors in locating information.
This Archive has grown since the founding of the Whitman County Historical Society in 1972. The treasure-trove of books, photos, artifacts, maps, indexes, pamphlets, newspapers, and other materials contained in the collection has been shepherded over the years by Dr. Edwin Garretson, Jr., who accepted a position in the history department at WSU in 1970. After his retirement in 2008, Ed continued his devotion to cataloging and
Today the Archives are in desperate need of a volunteer to administer the archival program that organizes and catalogs the collection. This person should be familiar with PastPerfect Software or have some computer skills and be willing to learn how to use the program. Although much data has been entered into PastPerfect, the broad scope of the software remains untapped. Anyone willing to tackle such an endeavor should contact Ed Garretson at email@example.com or drop by on a Wednesday morning.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org • 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
Palouse Discovery Science Center
y z a r C r i t S g Goin ? r e t n i W s i th Come Play at the Science Center! If you and your kids are going stir crazy this winter, there’s lots of space to play at the science center! Toddlers can explore the Little Learner’s Lab and dig in the lentil pit for “dino bones,” while older kids can enjoy the live animals and new, interactive exhibits geared to their age. We also provide occasional weekend planetarium shows and weekday classes (free with admission)! See this month’s schedule at: http://www.palousescience.net. We also stay open till 5pm on Tuesdays for afterschool time! Your kids will learn while they play, and you’ll find new ways to bond with them. (Or, you can just relax at our indoor picnic area and comfy couches…We even have free wireless)! If you’re new to town, the science center is a great way to meet other families with kids in the area. Come in from the cold and get to know our world-class science center!
Boost Your Birding Skills by Seeing a New Bird Every Day This Year Here’s what you need to know to do this fun but difficult challenge. A bird a day keeps the doldrums away—and your birding senses sharp. That's the idea behind the “bird-a-day” challenge, a daunting goal that some birders take on every January. There are two ways to do it: You can enter an online competition, such as birdaday.net, and log your daily observations in a public forum, or you can make it a personal mission and self referee. Most individuals don't make it past a month or two; a rare few will keep the trend alive for longer than six months. Even so, just the challenge of seeing how many days in a row you can find a new bird is fun and worthwhile, mainly because of the knowledge and skills you pick up along the way. It gets you in the habit of constantly scanning your surroundings and gives you an excuse to check out new birding haunts. More importantly, it helps you perfect your timing and learn how birds choose their habitats, which are key to birding. Getting 365 species in a year is one thing; spreading them out evenly over 365 days is another. There are more than 700 species that can be found regularly in the United States and Canada. If you’re hoping to log more than half—and do it at a steady pace—you have to come up with a plan. One of the hardest parts of the challenge is burning through the common birds. The turnover in seasons might help you: Winter is great for fowl, spring brings thrilling songbirds, summer is best for shorebirds, and fall sends streams of raptors downwind. But even with these waves, there are rough patches. Birds don't stick around for long, so banking on 30 newcomers over the course of any one month is dangerous. The best strategy here is to always note the most unusual species you see. That way, you can save the regulars for a day when you’re too busy or stressed to do some real birding. Just remember, this is a marathon. Enjoy the challenge, and even if you don’t make it to the very end, at least you’ll be in great birding shape.
February 2017 Activities at PDSC
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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: • 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.
Weekly Themes: Feb 1-3.......................................Animals in Winter Feb 7-10....................................Shadows Feb 13-17..................................Dinosaurs Feb 21-24..................................Squirmy Germs
Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center
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Pullman Council on Aging
Pullman Community Council on Aging A legacy of caring for Pullman seniors A Great Big Thank You! Pullman Community Council on Aging says “Thank You” to the generous volunteers, community partners, and donors who made 2016 a remarkable year of caring about Pullman senior citizens.
Meals on Wheels We gratefully recognize the community groups and businesses who delivered meals 365 days a year to Pullman senior citizens in 2016, as well as the dedicated volunteer coordinators of each group.
Board of Directors We value the time and energy you have given to the governance of PCCoA. It demonstrates the value you place on the work being done and the community we serve. Your leadership is inspiring. Scott Hallett, Chair Melanie Brown, Vice-Chair Kathy Emtman, Secretary Tricia Grantham, Treasurer Steve Bell Francis Benjamin Ralph Bowman Laurie Brown Roberta Rutherford Tarrin Weber
• Trinity Lutheran – Kathy Emtman • Bishop Place Mgmt Team - Mandi White • Community Congregational – Nancy Mack A special THANK YOU to these volunteers who contribute all year long to the success of Meals • Concordia Lutheran - Karen McElwain on Wheels • Emmanuel Baptist – Lia Wilson • Jim Fry and Liz Siler, daily support for • Encounter Ministries – Beth Cofer delivery volunteers • Evangelical Free Church – Dan Druffel • Beth Cofer, program administrative • LDS – Sunnyside Ward – Diane Wilson assistance • LDS - Terre View Ward – Dory Birch • Living Faith Fellowship – Lily Sherman, Three cheers to the volunteers from Jo Ann Mildren Sunnyside Ward LDS and Living Faith Fellowship who delivered meals • Pullman Presbyterian – Val Hudson faithfully thru snow and ice and more • Pullman Regional Hospital – Bailey Hewitt snow these past 2 months! • Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Lorie Druffel Please note: Senior Chore Service • Simpson Methodist – Alice Davis volunteers and community groups will be • St. James Episcopal – Catherine Ritchie recognized in our May article.
The following stakeholders actively serve on the Council, and many have been partners for decades. PCCoA’s network of partners significantly strengthens the collaboration of these service agencies and others who care for seniors in the region. Circle of Caring Adult Day Services, Disability Action Center, Friends of Hospice, Kindred Home Health and Hospice, Pullman Senior Center, Rural Resources, The DAWN Method, WSU Center for Community Engagement, WSU Memory & Aging Research Program, and the following senior communities: Avalon, Bishop Place, Hill-Ray Plaza, Regency Pullman
Donors and Funders Meals on Wheels, Senior Chore Service, and the publication and free distribution of the “Guide to Senior Services” are all funded through generous community donations and grants. • Along with many individual donations, the following groups provided grants or donations this year: • Decagon Devices – the stakeholders designated Meals on Wheels for their donation • Empire Health Foundation – Rural Aging Responsive Grant invested in Senior Chore Service and its continued development • Pullman Child Welfare – continues to support Meals on Wheels
• Pullman Rotary Club – Irving Field Grant provided funds for a storage shed and tools for the Senior Chore Service • United Methodist Women – donated fundraising proceeds to Meals on Wheels • Walmart Foundation – 2016 Community Grant provides significant support to all Council programs • Whitman Senior Living – fundraiser event proceeds
Can Meals on Wheels help you or a loved one? • Are you age 60 and above? • Are you unable to leave your home unassisted, or does leaving take considerable and taxing effort? • Are you unable to cook for yourself meals that are appetizing and healthy? Noon-time meals are available 7 days a week; recipients can also choose to receive them only on selected days. For more information, please contact: Nancy Backes, Council Administrator, (509) 334-2667 or PullmanComCoA@gmail.com OR Council on Aging and Human Services, (800) 809-3351 (Colfax).
Senior Chore Service Senior Chore Service, a volunteer-chore network, is part of PCCoA’s mission to ensure Pullman’s seniors enjoy a high quality of life. All services are provided free of charge and include yard care, light housework and maintenance, seasonal chores, and companionship. Volunteers are needed to provide either one-time or on-going assistance. Community groups are needed to provide one-time group service projects. Groups can have amazing impact in just a few hours! If you are interested in either giving or receiving service through Senior Chore Service, please contact: Senior Chore Service Coordinator Kristina Umbright at (509) 332-9627 or PullmanSrChores@gmail.com.
The Pullman Community Council on Aging improves the quality of life for local seniors through advocacy and action: identifying needs, developing solutions, and connecting resources. We operate Pullman’s Meals on Wheels Senior Chore Service We publish “Guide to Senior Services for Pullman & Whitman County”. PCCoA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
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• WSU, Career Networking Night, hosted by the Carson Center for Student Success, 5-7 p.m., CUB Senior Ballroom • JES PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. • PHS Jazz Band & Choir Concert, 7 p.m., in PHS Theater • League of Women Voters, Meeting, Citizens Climate Lobby, 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, Judy Meuth of the CCL Palouse 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Umpqua Bank, 225 N. Grand Ave.
• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., in PHS Board Room
• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Lawson Gardens Committee , 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Jefferson Elementary • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 7 • PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. in PHS Counseling Center • WSU men’s basketball vs. UCLA, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, televised on Pac12 Networks, see wsucougars.com • Museum of Art exhibit: “Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” see museum. wsu.edu, runs through March 11
Wednesday Groundhog Day
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • PSD, Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for 5th Grade Camp, 5:30 – 7 p.m., at LMS • WSU Symphony Orchestra concert, 8-10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free. See calendar.wsu.edu
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • SES PTO Movie Night, 6 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Duos, Sarah Miller, trombone; Albert Miller, euphonium, 8 p.m. Kimbrough Concert Hall. See calendar. wsu.edu
• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 7 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • WSU School of Music, Jazz Concert, 8 p.m. Kimbrough Concert Hall. See calendar.wsu.edu
• 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
• City of Pullman 338-3208 • Chamber of Commerce 334-3565 • Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 • Pullman School District 332-3581 • Washington State University 335-7628
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• WSU men’s basketball vs. USC, 5 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, televised on Pac12 Networks, see wsucougars.com • Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Gala, 5:30 p.m., SEL Event Center, see pg 7
11 • Pullman Farmers Winter Market, 246 E Main St, 2-6 p.m. • WSUPA, Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, 2 p.m. Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall. See performingarts.wsu.edu • WSU swim team vs. Utah, 5 p.m., Pullman, see wsucougars.com • Palouse Choral Society, “Love at the Barn”, 6:30 p.m., Dahmen Barn, palousechoralsociety.org or (509) 229-3414.
10 • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Wellness for Life, noon, see pg 7 • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 7 • PRH, Tai Chi II-Advanced, 1 p.m., see pg 7 • WSU women’s basketball vs. Arizona State, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see wsucougars.com • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: “A Soldier’s Tale,” 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall. See calendar. wsu.edu
PCT Shows on the Side, Brilliant Traces, 7:30 p.m., pullmancivictheatre.org
• PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Tai Chi II-Advanced, 1 p.m., see pg 7
VVBoost Collaborative, A Night of Champions, March 4 VVPullman Chamber, Cabaret, March 25 VVPalouse Habitat for Humanity, Beans ‘n Jeans, April 15
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PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 7 City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall WSU School of Music, Treble/TenorBass Choirs, 8-10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free
• LMS Coffee with Cameron, 7:30 a.m. • PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 7 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall
• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 7 • Pullman Chamber of Commerce, General Membership Luncheon, noon, see pg 23 • 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
February 27 – March 3: Conference Week, Grades K-5 Dismissed at noon, no developmental preschool
• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 7 • LMS and PHS Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., in PHS Theater
• WSU men’s basketball vs. Washington, 5:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, televised on ESPNU, see wsucougars.com
RTOP, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, 7:30 p.m., 22nd - 25th, with 1:30 matinee on the 25th and 26th, rtoptheatre.org
• City Government offices closed • No School – Presidents’ Day • PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, 3 p.m., see pg 7 • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 7
RTOP, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, 7:30 p.m., 16th - 18th, with 1:30 matinee on the 18th and 19th, rtoptheatre.org
• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 7 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. at LMS • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall
• WSU women’s basketball vs. Arizona, 11 a.m., Beasley Coliseum, see wsucougars.com
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • WSU women’s basketball vs. Utah, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, televised on Pac12 Networks, see wsucougars.com • WSU School of Music, Faculty Artist Series: Lark Powers, piano, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall
• PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 7 • PRH, Tai Chi II-Advanced, 1 p.m., see pg 7 • JES PTA Movie Night, 6 – 8 p.m., at JES
17 • WSU men’s basketball vs. Arizona State, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, televised on Pac12 Networks, see wsucougars.com
• PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, AMP Series, 12:30 p.m., see pg 7 • PRH, Tai Chi II-Advanced, 1 p.m., see pg 7
• WSU women’s basketball vs. Colorado, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see wsucougars.com • PSD,PHS Sadie Hawkins Dance • WCHS, Fur Ball and Yappy Hour, 5 p.m., see pg 24
RTOP, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, 7:30 p.m., 16th - 18th, with 1:30 matinee on the 18th and 19th, rtoptheatre.org
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • League of Women Voters Brown Bag, Audra Sims, Superintendent of SE District of WA State Parks, Whitman County, 12 – 1 p.m., Community Congregational Church, 525 NE Campus Dr. • Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, 2 p.m. City Hall • WSU men’s basketball vs. Arizona, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, televised on FS1, see wsucougars.com
RTOP, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, 7:30 p.m., 22nd - 25th, with 1:30 matinee on the 25th and 26th, rtoptheatre.org
• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 7 • Airport Board, 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., in PHS Board Room • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall
• PSD, Collaboration Day – students dismissed at noon • PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, Breast Cancer Support, 6 p.m., see pg 7 • PHS, Highly Capable Program Info Night, 6:15-7 p.m., at PHS • Palouse Choral Society, “Beer Choir” 7 – 8 p.m., Hunga Dunga Brewing Co., Moscow, palousechoralsociety.org or (509) 229-3414 • WSU School of Music, Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 8-10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, Bryan Hall, free
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More hours to serve you at your library The Neill Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that since the beginning of the new year, the library’s open hours have been restored to pre-recession levels. The new schedule is: • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. • Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. The 11 restored hours provide an easy-toremember schedule for users with five added morning hours, two afternoon, and four evening hours, yielding 52 operation hours each week. Restoration of hours has been the service most requested by patrons since citywide budget cuts began in 2010. This schedule is based on patron feedback, usage statistics, financial resources, and staffing levels. The Library Board thanks the city for its support in stabilizing library operations.
Adult programs • Join Peter Haug, PhD, as he discusses climate change and its implications for the world in Climate Change: A Wicked Problem at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the library’s Hecht meeting room. The widespread ramifications of climate change defy imagination; they are unthinkable. But rapidly growing realization of this, and the resulting cooperative efforts of individuals, communities, and institutions throughout the world, suggests the possibility of solution. • English Conversation Club meets from 5:307 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. NO meeting on Monday, Feb. 20. Contact Louise Davison (208) 3100962 or email@example.com for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Furiously Happy by Jenny
Lawson is the book we will be discussing. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at 334-3595. • The Good Yarns knitting and crocheting group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday in the Hecht meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the library at 334-3595. • Sew Happy Hand and Machine Sewing Club meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. Come work on your sewing projects or learn how to sew. All skill levels are welcome. Some machines are available or bring your own. For more information, contact Linhda at 332-5340 or linhdasagen@ yahoo.com.
• First Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Legos and More (ages 5 and older) • “Tell Us What You Want” Teen Program (ages 12-17) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Grab a friend and head to the library! We want and need your input about having exciting programs for teens. What ideas do you have? Get creative! Join your friends in the library’s Hecht meeting room to share your thoughts while enjoying great snacks. Door prizes for every attendee. Bring a friend and be eligible to win $25 gift card.
Mon - Thu • 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri & Sat • noon-6 p.m. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Ave www.neill-lib.org • 334-3595
Youth programs All programs are open to the public, are free of charge, and require no pre-registration. For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3383258. • Tuesdays from 6-6:30 p.m. NEW! Family Story Time (young children of all ages). Great books, songs, movement activities and more! Free snacks for all attendees will be provided following story times. Pajama story time will be the first Tuesday each month. • Wednesdays from 9:30-10 a.m. Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) • 10:30-11 a.m. Time for Twos Story Time (2-3 years) • Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) • 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)
Residents responsible for sidewalk safety So that everyone can walk safely around Pullman, keep sidewalks clear. By city ordinance, the property owner, property manager or resident is responsible for keeping the sidewalk free of snow, ice, debris and overhanging vegetation. Within eight hours of a snowfall, your sidewalk must be shoveled or deiced. To report a sidewalk covered with snow, ice or overhanging vegetation, contact the community improvement representative at 338-3300. Please provide the location about which you are concerned so the appropriate people can be notified. All residents are required to maintain their sidewalks in a safe manner.
PARKS & RECREATION Archery Tag Extreme archery tag is a fun, new game that will keep you on your toes and help you to get fit. This dodgeball-like game uses bows and non-lethal, foam-tipped arrows. Check out the video found on extremearcherytag.com to see what all the hype is about! Participants will learn teamwork, leadership skills and sportsmanship while having a blast and exercising. All necessary equipment is provided. Youth ages 7-14 are welcome to register. Archery tag will be played on from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 3, March 3 and March 31. *Fee: $12 per person/per night.
Nerf Skirmish for Families Pullman Parks and Recreation once again is opening Nerf Skirmish to the entire family! Our target range is still youth ages 7-11, but we have fun with older siblings and parents. We offer Vortex Discs along with the Whistler and Clip System darts, as well as eye protection, and a limited number of blasters. This is a great chance for your child to have some fun, run around, and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship in a less traditional arena. Nerf Skirmish will be played from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 10 and 24, and March 10 and 24. *Fee: $12 per person/per night.
Adult Volleyball League Bump! Set! Spike! Get your team together and join this exciting coed league designed for all levels of play. Participants register as a team. Team manager packets are available at the Pioneer Center or online at PullmanParksandRec.com. Registration will be accepted
at the Pioneer Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. February 6-15. All games will be played at Sunnyside Elementary School Gym on Monday and Wednesday evenings from approximately Feb. 29-April 26. Team Fee: $250.
PSD Conference Days: Art Workshop In this totally hands-on art workshop, kids will engage their creativity as they learn about and explore various art media. Projects may include wood animal sculptures, colorful foil reptiles, pop-up cards, op-art, space fantasy, origami and other fun sculpture, drawing, and painting activities! Certified teacher Carolyn Berman will guide kids as they create these wonderful projects to take home and share. Kids will need to bring a snack, water bottle, and wear clothes suited for creating messy art! Youth in grades 1-5 are welcome to register for this camp session that meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Feb. 27- March 2. *Fee: $70.
PSD Conference Days: New! Biome Camp This science camp combines outdoor exploration, indoor explanation, and artistic creation in hands-on study of biomes. Campers spend five afternoons exploring the biome in which we live and go home with a minidiorama of their own creation. Each day will have a different focus: climate, geography, botany, and zoology. Through daily hikes, games, and art they’ll gain handson experience with each of these topics. At the end of the camp they’ll take home more than just a diorama, they’ll have a deeper sense of appreciation for, and connection to, the natural world of which we are all an integral part. Campers will need to be physically able and prepared
to hike each day by arriving with appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, and a backpack containing water, snack, gloves, and a hat. Youth in grades 1-5 are welcome to register for this camp that meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Feb. 27-March 3. *Fee: $70.
New! Girls on Guard© Defending yourself is a massive concept that includes mental, physical, and emotional prevention of harm. With regard to the physical component, you do not have to be a black belt or hide from the public to reduce the odds of surviving and escaping an attack. Girls on Guard© has been designed over several decades to support women and girls in addressing the unique challenge of sexual violence and general self-defense. This is NOT an introductory martial arts program. Instead, it is a skill set designed for women of all body types and athleticism to defend themselves from a larger and stronger attacker. The class is fun, even though the techniques are serious, and content may be uncomfortable to discuss. Girls on Guard© is a program designed to give you the best techniques, that are easy to learn, and easy to remember under times of stress. Two classes will be offered on February 4 and March 25 from 1–4 p.m. Must be at least 12 yrs. old to register and anyone less than 18 yrs. must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. *Fee: $35.
*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.
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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips The winter months can be the most dangerous time of the year for carbon monoxide poisoning. The Pullman Fire Department reminds you that carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the invisible killer because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning associated with consumer products. The symptoms of CO poisoning include, headaches, nausea, dizziness or confusion or flu like symptoms. Cold weather increases the use of gas-powered furnaces as well as the use of alternative heating and power sources (portable generators, charcoal briquettes, propane stoves or grills) during power outages. With these sobering facts, the Pullman Fire Department has the following safety tips to prevent CO poisoning: • Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil or coal-burning appliance inspected and serviced by a qualified technician every year. • Install battery-operated CO detectors on every level of your home. • Don’t use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside the home, basement or garage or outside the home near a window. • Don’t burn anything in an unvented stove or fireplace. • Don’t let a vehicle idle inside a garage attached to a house, even if the garage door is left open. If a CO detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911 from outside. Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning.
Snow and Ice Control Program A link to the complete snow and ice control program, including the table of secondary streets as well as information about the downtown business district, city sidewalks and parking lots, is posted on the city Web site home page www.pullman-wa.gov under Announcements. During ice and/or snow events, the Maintenance and Operations Division strives to provide safe street access to necessary, life-sustaining, essential services (such as Pullman Regional Hospital), by focusing efforts in the most efficient way to assist the most drivers. City crews concentrate initial efforts on primary streets—streets that lead to those life-sustaining services. It is of little benefit for streets leading to primary streets to be passable if primary streets are impassable. Whenever possible, efforts are extended to secondary streets, including transit routes and other nonarterial streets with high-volume traffic, many of which are residential streets which is where the majority of the population can be found. Finally, as time and conditions allow, all other paved streets, cul-de-sacs, unpaved streets, paved alleys and unpaved alleys that are not designated as primary or secondary streets are plowed. Motorists are strongly urged to use the primary and secondary streets whenever possible to reach their destinations and are also encouraged to drive slowly, with caution and allow for plenty of stopping distance.
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Directory of City Officials Elected Officials Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor Jeff Hawbaker...................................... Councilmember Fritz Hughes......................................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember
Administration Adam Lincoln...................................... City Supervisor Joanna Bailey ..................................................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock ................................ IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ...................................... Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis ........................................... Parks Manager Pete Dickinson .................................... Planning Director Kevin Gardes ...................................... Public Works Dir. Mike Heston ....................................... Fire Chief Leann Hubbard .................................. Finance Director Gary Jenkins ....................................... Chief of Police Laura McAloon .................................. City Attorney Karen Sires .......................................... Human Res. Mgr.
Phone: 338-3208 • Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address: www.pullman-wa.gov
ACTIVE ADULTS Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Join your friends for this annual dressy affair at Pullman Senior Center in city hall! Enjoy a delicious catered meal and disc jockey Jerry Unruh playing the sweetest dance music. Hillyard Senior Center will be joining us for a packed evening that will provide loads of fun. See the February Senior Newsletter or call Steve for the catered dinner menu. Home pickup begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. We leave city hall at 5:30 p.m. and return about 8 p.m. Register by Feb. 6. Fee includes meal, entertainment, and transportation. *Fee: $17.
Wii Bowling Challenge at Bishop Place We will be visiting our friends at Bishop Place for another Wii Bowling event. Four Wii games will be set-up for our action-packed bowling event. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Great fun for all and spectators are encouraged to attend on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 2-4 p.m. Signup at the Senior Center by Feb. 13. Free.
MAC Museum and Campbell House Tour Travel with us to Spokane to visit the newest exhibit, “Titans of the Ice Age, Mammoths and Mastodons”, a traveling exhibition from Chicago. See original artistic creations including environmental murals, life-sized replicas, and soundscapes that immerse visitors in Earth’s diverse ecosystem. Lunch will be at the MAC restaurant, followed by a tour of the Campbell House. Home pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. We leave city hall at 8:30 a.m. and return about 4:30 p.m. Register by Feb. 13. *Fee: $19, which includes tour, escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.
Northern Quest Casino This is our most popular casino trip. As the largest casino in our area, it has 14 different restaurants and food vendors. We are not responsible for any losses incurred. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Feb. 24. *Fee: $12, which includes escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.
AARP Tax Aide AARP Tax-Aide helps seniors prepare their income tax and get the deductions and credits they deserve. This annual free service is held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 2- April 13. Tax Aide is offered on a first come, first served. For more information, contact Randy Baukol at 208-882-5406.
*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 Winter/Spring Parks & Recreation brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration.
February Family Fitness Fun
• Mon.-Wed. from 4-7 p.m. Swim lessons session 2 begin Feb. 13 • Tues.-Thurs. from 4-7 p.m. Swim lessons session 2 begin Feb. 14 • If you’re interested in being a lifeguard…we have a blended learning lifeguard course beginning at the end of February, for those interested who are at least 15 years old. This flexible course consists of material that you can cover on your own. Then later, it will consist of five days of practical, in-water exercises that will help hone your skills as a lifeguard. Stop by the pool and ask for either Daryl or Gordon for more information on this class. • Evening Water Exercise. If you can’t make our daytime WEX classes, we’ve added an evening class at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays! This is great for those who work during the day, and anyone who wants joint-friendly exercise out of the weather. Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center 500 NW Larry Street 338-3290 www.PullmanParksandRec.com
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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Anne Hello! My name is Anne. I am an SFCC-Pullman student, and I would like to share part of my story with you. As a survivor of domestic and sexual violence, my journey to recover and reclaim my life has been challenging. For several years, navigating the world was difficult. I had a hard time trusting anyone. I felt damaged and unworthy of a better life, let alone an education. However, I have learned to rise above my fears by realizing how brave I am and that I can influence others through my encouragement. I hope to be part of the global conversation against violence, and I look toward educators to help prepare me to effectively advocate for victims and survivors of crimes such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. With aspirations of receiving my AA Transfer degree, I entered SFCC at the age of 42. After being out of school for over two decades, I needed the attention I would receive at a community college. I could barely operate a computer and was quite intimidated. I began in Dyan Bledsoe's Adult Basic Education class, and through her encouragement and guidance, I successfully started college as a full-time student in the fall of 2015. I didn’t expect my experience to be as beneficial as it has been. I am learning through my education how to think and write critically, how to shape an argument that may change the lives of others. My academic work has promoted extensive healing in my life. Utilizing my voice, which I had lost for so many years, is a triumph for my soul. At SFCC-Pullman, I have also found a community of people who share some of my hopes and dreams of a better world. I am a proud member of Associated Student Government, and am the vice chair this year. I will graduate from SFCC in the summer of 2017 and continue my education at a university with the eventual goal of earning a master’s degree in social work and then starting my career as a social worker. For anyone who needs encouragement, remember you are not alone. I am not unique. You are brave and strong like me. Today you can choose to use this strength to transform your life. You are worth it. I will keep telling you that, as others did for me, until you believe it yourself.
ENROLL NOW! 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online. The financial aid priority deadline for the spring quarter is February 10. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes
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Running Start FAQ. How old do I need to be to do Running Start? Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take classes, but you can begin the paperwork process the spring of your Sophomore year. Home Schooled students can also participate. How much does RS cost? • Application to SFCC: FREE • Transcript evaluation if you are using it for placement purposes: $15.00 • Testing fee (if you don’t have above a 3.0 high school G.P.A or threshold SAT, ACT, Smarter Balance scores): $30.00 • Tuition: FREE • Labs and fees: Vary by class. If you qualify for free/reduced lunch at your high school, there are no class fees. Where do I start? 1. Meet with your HS counselor and let him/her know you are interested in RS 2. Contact Dyan Bledsoe at SFCC Pullman Campus Running Start testimonial: My experience with the Running Start program was very positive, and I’m thankful it was an option for me. Because I had been home schooled previously, I had never taken any on-ground classes before doing Running Start at SFCC-Pullman. The small class sizes at SFCC were especially nice for me, and being able to start taking college-level classes a little bit sooner, during what would have been my junior year in high school, was very helpful in many ways. Because of Running Start, I was able to complete my associate’s degree at the same time I would normally have been finishing high school, thus being basically two years ahead on my education. I highly recommend the program to anyone who can do it! —Isaac
Apply for a Scholarship! The Community Colleges of Spokane has many scholarships available. For 2017-2018 scholarships, apply at http://ccsfoundation.org/ scholarships/ by March 15, 2017.
ASSISTANT DEAN’S MESSAGE
Though February is the shortest month, it can feel like the longest. It arrives during the post-holiday doldrums when it might seem there isn’t much to look forward to. Winter still hasn’t ended; the flowering plants haven’t yet begun to poke out of the earth. The days are still short and the nights long. We do celebrate Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day in February, but for many people these holidays are somewhat anticlimactic. Since my days in elementary school, when we would try to express secret adoration through romantic-themed Garfield and He-Man cards and candy hearts inscribed with inane messages such as “Be Mine” and “Fax Me,” I haven’t really cared much about Valentine’s Day. But I’m trying to see this holiday in a new light, not as a holiday of infatuation, but as a holiday celebrating love. And love is something I can get behind. Love is powerful. In a speech he gave in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr spoke to the power of love when he said “I have…decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems… [H]ate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love.” And so, I wish all of us a happy February, a meaningful Valentine’s Day, and love.
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Alex Tilton is a 4.0 student and was nominated by his principal to receive the WSU Regents Scholarship Award.
One of Jake's favorite memories at PHS was helping to put together the first Barkley awards ceremony in spring 2016. This was a studenthosted event and Jacob says he was happy to see Alex played tennis for PHS all throughout the class work hard to put together something high school but his true passions are computer animation and programming. He has worked with unique to celebrate the scope and successes of athletic activities at pullman high. his brothers to produce videos about computer games. Alex plans to attend college in coding It is appropriate that one of Jacob’s fondest or 3D computer animation to eventually have a memories include sports because he devotes so career in the gaming industry. He is off to a terrific much of himself to representing Pullman High in start: his is making a game for his senior project. baseball, basketball, football and serving on the athletic council. One of Alex’s favorite memories of PHS is Mr. Bledsoe’s Physical Science class when the students worked with Legos to understand gear ratios. Alex learned a lot and had fun. He noted that Mr. Bledsoe’s class was a wonderful experience and a great way to start high school.
When not in front of his computer, Alex helps out with Meals on Wheels and participates in his church’s activities. Alex participated in the PHS PingPong club and the Smash Bros Club.
Jacob has been recognized multiple times during his sports participation at PHS. He was league MVP in football his senior year, and was first team all-league for football, basketball and baseball his junior year. He has also earned First team academic honors in all three sports for his sophomore and junior years. In the future, Jacob plans to participate in athletics at the college level and is interested in pursuing a degree in cognitive and computer science. He also enjoys spending free time camping and backpacking with his family.
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BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
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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:
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SPEAKER: Ed Schweitzer Date: February 14, 2017,12-1pm HOSTED AT: SEL Event Center CATERED BY: Memorable Events Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to Feb 10; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, February 10 to email@example.com or 334-3565, or register online at pullmanchamber.com
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