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Pullman Community Update

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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: • Aitken, Schauble, Patrick, Neill, & Schauble • Backyard Harvest • Columbia Bank • Roger Daisley • Representative Mary Dye • Emmanuel Baptist Church • Express Employment Professionals • Family Eye Clinic • Dave Gibney • Gladish Community & Cultural Center • Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown, P.S. • Motel 6 • Pullman Chiropractic Clinic • Pullman City Planning Director Pete Dickinson • Pullman Civic Theatre • Pullman Police Officers Guild • Snap Fitness • Sunset Marts • Via Family Chiropractic • Wheatland Express • Wheatland RV • Whitman County Humane Society • Wills & Associates, PLLC Pullman is an easy town to navigate if you have the right tools. The city is divided into four quadrants based on the four hills, (like a four-leaf clover) separated by Main Street and Grand Avenue. Any address with a SW in the name is on Sunnyside Hill and an address with a NW is on Military Hill. SE addresses are on Pioneer Hill and NE is College Hill. For maps of Pullman and WSU (including and evening and weekend parking map) can be found at

The ZZU Club and Grub is a casual bar with a modern twist, featuring premium craft cocktails designed by Manager Skyler Cracraft and flavorful food created by Head Chef Stephen Lozano, who received his culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute. Come join us this summer for deals every day of the week. Tuesdays are all about $4 flavored mojitos and $1.50 tacos. Choose from carne asada, chicken, pork, shrimp, or veggie. Wednesdays are home to whiskey and wings with your choice of sweet barbeque, mild, hot, mango habanero, or dry rub. Feel free to try out all of the flavors because wings are on special Wednesdays for just 75 cents each. On Thursdays, we feature trivia starting at 7pm with enticing prizes. Fridays are all about our Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches and progressive wells. Double wells start at 7 pm for just $2 and increase in price by 50 cents every thirty minutes, so come early! We serve a fantastic brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm with hearty breakfast platters, omelets, to-die-for waffles and traditional Mexican breakfast fares. Finally, join us Saturday nights when we feature different DJs and spinning up either hip-hop, top-40, EDM, or Latin music! You’ll find us at 1525 NE Merman Drive and at

Countdown to 30th Annual Lentil Festival Begins, New Artwork Unveiled then a contemporary combine that National Lentil Festival, August 17has computers that can register 18 at Reaney Park & Spring St. the humidity and determine the Since its beginning in 1989, the right time for harvest. Finally, I National Lentil Festival has brought wanted to include a drone which national attention to Pullman. can monitor the fields and provide The Palouse region of farmlands essential crop information. I also in Eastern Washington and wanted to include aspects of the Northern Idaho has a reputation for festival, and music is a huge part of producing the highest quality lentils the experience. As students return in the United States. We think that to WSU and UI in the fall, they can is worth celebrating! enjoy a variety of bands that contribute to the celebratory feel of the festival!” In This Issue…

Macdonald is a native Idahoan. She has taught high school art in Idaho and Nevada, served as President of Palouse Women Artists and gives workshops at Dahmen Bar in Uniontown, This year’s poster featured a WA. Her work can be found design by Laurel Macdonald. at the Dahmen Bar gift Although she was unable to attend shop in Uniontown, The the unveiling her inspiration for Black Cypress in Pullman, the design was shared through her Gritman’s Wellness Center artist statement: and Hospital in Moscow, “I grew up on a farm in southern Smith and Coelho’s Realty Idaho, and I’m endlessly attracted in Boise and Blooms Florist to gardening and making art. For in Boise. the Lentil Festival poster, I wanted The poster unveiling was to depict various machines involved sponsored by Chipman & in growing lentils, past and future. I Taylor Chevrolet and served started by drawing an old combine, as the official countdown like the ones I grew up with, and kick-off to the 30th Annual Guests were treated to an evening of great music, lentil inspired dishes and a first look at the 2018 National Lentil Festival poster at Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Thursday, June 7.

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SEL Event Center Tuesday, August 14 12-2pm This event will showcase local nonprofit organizations. You are invited to visit participant booths to learn about the many valuable services available to individuals and our communities. The General Membership Luncheon, held 12-1:00 pm, is open to both members and the public. The luncheon cost is $18 per person, or $15 per person for Pullman Chamber of Commerce members. Reservations for the luncheon are required. From 1-2pm (after the luncheon), there is no charge to come in and visit the local nonprofit booths and speak with representatives from many organizations. Please RSVP for the luncheon to the Pullman Chamber by August 10 at noon. (509) 334-3565 Nonprofits interested in participating in the Showcase should contact Marie Dymkoski at marie@

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School of Music Presents

Nunsense II: The Second Coming 8:00pm July 27 & 28 | 2:00pm July 29 | Bryan Hall Theatre

Why do stink bugs stink? – Lily Z., 11, Oregon Dear Lily, You’re right, stink bugs give off quite a stink. To find out exactly what that smell is all about, I visited my friend Elizabeth Beers. She’s a researcher at Washington State University who works with insects, including a kind of stink bug. You may know smells are really just a combination of elements. An eggy smell, for example, often comes from a combination of two elements, hydrogen and sulfur. These elements come together to form a compound. A stink bug releases its own compounds from a small gland located on the middle section of its body, or the thorax. Different kinds of stink bugs may give off different smells as they release different compounds into the air. Each person’s nose may pick up on the smell in a slightly different way, but most people agree the smell is pretty unpleasant. Adult stink bugs don’t have many predators, in part because of their size and their smell. They can be attacked by spiders, praying mantises, and assassin bugs. The smelly compounds are a defense mechanism. Even if the stink bug might actually taste good to another bug, the predator just can’t get past the smell and may leave its prey alone. One invasive stink bug that has moved into Washington state is the brown marmorated stink bug. Recently, Washingtonians are starting to see a lot of these in their houses and yards. This bug is reported to smell a bit like cilantro. Beers and her fellow scientists at WSU got a lot of messages about the stink bug sightings— and the reports continue to pour in, she says. The bugs pose a challenge for farmers. We grow a lot of fruit trees in Washington state. Farmers work hard to bring us the best apples, pears, and cherries. But stink bugs can be a real pest. They stick their long tube-like proboscis down into the fruit and damage it. Beers and friends at WSU are working on ways to help manage stink bugs so farmers can keep growing fruit. If you have friends in Washington state, you can let them know they can report stink bug sightings to our researchers. You can identify a brown marmorated stink bug by its six legs, two antennae with white stripes, and its shieldshaped body. After you find one, snap a photo and include it in an e-mail with your name, the date you found it, and where you found it. You can send your findings to Have fun practicing your stink bug sleuthing skills, citizen scientists. Sincerely, Dr. Universe

Nunsense II: The Second Coming takes place six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting a “thank-you” show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they’re a bit slicker, having been “bitten by the theater bug.” Things get to off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the Magic Word, but before long, chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the same time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet, What Would Elvis Do?, to the rousing finale, There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That’s to Say Amen!, this show will have you rolling in the aisles! The four sisters will be played by Katie Berndt, Kristina Gaumnitz, Leticia Monteiro and Anya Guadamuz. They will be joined by Dr. Lori Wiest as Mother Superior and directed by Dr. Julie Anne Wieck, both members of the School of Music faculty. Tickets will be available at the door of Bryan Hall Theatre 1 ½ hours before each performance. The cost is $10 for students and senior citizens and $15 for general admission.

Leave Your Legacy in Stone at the Lewis Alumni Centre In the late 1980s, a campaign was launched to build a showcase alumni center for Washington State University. Thousands of generous Cougs purchased floor tiles in the new building to help fund the effort, and WSU Alumni Association’s beautiful Lewis Alumni Centre is a result of their generosity. Now, the last few remaining floor tiles are available for purchase. Buying a tile not only makes a lasting and visible impact on our alma mater, but it’s also the perfect way to commemorate your Cougar Pride. Tiles are $1000 each. Tiles may be customized with two lines of up to 14 characters each (including Greek letters). Preserve your spot in university history today by calling 1-800-ALUM-WSU or online at


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All three elementary schools move towards a Schoolwide Title 1 Program In recent years the elementary schools have operated on a different set of standards and finances regarding Title 1. Two schools, Jefferson Elementary and Sunnyside elementary were a targeted assistance school, while Franklin school was schoolwide. Right now you may be asking yourself, “What is Title 1? What is the purpose of Title 1 Funding? What is the difference between targeted and schoolwide?” What is Title 1? Title 1 funds aim to bridge the gap between low-income students and other students. The U.S. Department of Education provides supplemental funding to local school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and struggling students. What's it All About? Most educators, parents and community members have heard the term Title 1 School thrown loosely around, but what is it? Title 1 is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Annually, it provides over $14 billion to school systems across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty. In fact, over the course of the 2009-2010 school year, federal funding through this program was used by over 56,000 public schools nationwide in order for struggling students to meet state standards in a variety of subject areas. What is the Purpose of Title 1 Funding? According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on

challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments." The basic principles of Title 1 state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting students' educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. For an entire school to qualify for Title 1 funds, at least 40% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program. Even though, Jefferson and Sunnyside did not meet the 40% threshold they were able to apply for a waiver to become schoolwide and were granted the waiver in early July. What is the difference between Targeted assistance and Schoolwide Title 1 programs? There are many similarities between the two delivery models, with a few differences. In a targeted program students must be identified as eligible for services based on assessments. Students who are identified as most at risk would be served first. Schoolwide serves all students, and those who are identified as at most risk are provided additional services. Targeted assistance supports mainly math and reading, whereas schoolwide looks at reform of the entire school, using a comprehensive needs assessment. Targeted assistance funds are used to support additional instruction; schoolwide Title 1 funds may be merged with Federal, State and local funds to support additional instruction. In both models the goal is to have students remain in their classroom as much as possible with educators using a push-in model to assist students.

Becoming a schoolwide Title 1 school allows us more opportunities to assist a larger population of students while still focusing on students who fall in the achievement gap. Being a schoolwide school allows us the flexibility to meet all our students’ needs and use our resources more efficiently. Sunnyside Elementary welcomes Elizabeth Quinley to the first grade team. Elizabeth previously worked at Lapwai Elementary and McGhee Elementary with elementary age students, as well as the Boys and Girls Club. She earned her degree at College of Southern Idaho and LCSC, with a Bachelor in Elementary Education. She is excited to live on the Palouse because many of her hobbies are abundant here, such as volleyball, swimming, camping, hiking and boating! Elizabeth says the best thing about working for Pullman School District is their reputation, and that everyone speaks highly of the district. Stephanie Rudd is in her second year at Sunnyside as a paraprofessional in our Core Plus (previously Title) program. She brings with her a BA in education from Eastern Washington University, an internship with Boys and Girls Club in Spokane, and ten years in early education in child care centers in Kirkland and Pullman. She grew up on a small farm with her horse, other animals, reading, and running wild in a small town. These days, she enjoys reading, movies, and family nights with her daughter. “I love working with children in small group settings and seeing their growth! That ‘ah-ha’ moment when you see them understand something new!”

Pullman Education Foundation awards $14,000 to Pullman High School Class of 2018. The Pullman Education Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's scholarship awards to the Pullman High School Class of 2018. These scholarships have been created by community members to honor former employees and students of the Pullman School District. To learn more about the PEF scholarship program, visit

2018 Retirees • Evelyn Kirk, Paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary

The 2018 recipients are: • Noah Stephen Francis Evermann Humanitarian Award $2500: Kameron Kinkade; • Future Teacher Scholarship $2000: Kaden Hildenbrand;

• Jeannie Neihoff, Paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary

• Corinne Simasko Scholarship $1900: Berklee Child;

• Steve Neihoff, Facilities Crew

• Ryan Brindamour Scholarship $1000: Jared Holstad;

• Margi Vogel, Teacher at Jefferson Elementary Thank you for your service, dedication and commitment to the students and staff of Pullman Public Schools!

• Jessica Clark Scholarship $1000: Laura Shearer; • Karin Myklebust Scholarship $1000: Brianna Reyes; • Class of 1948 Scholarship $1000: Alyssa Bailey; • Class of 1960 Scholarship $1000: Elizabeth Hwang; • Class of 1956 Scholarship $750: Sara Moore; • Mary Paznokas Scholarship $500: Grace Teague; • Chapter S PEO Scholarship $1500: Jane Tang.

Let’s be social! Follow Pullman Schools on Twitter and Facebook! Find the latest news and updates: LIKE us on Facebook! Pullman Public Schools: Kamiak Elementary: Franklin Elementary: Jefferson Elementary: Sunnyside Elementary: Lincoln Middle School: Pullman High School: Follow us on Twitter! Pullman Public Schools: @PullmanSD Lincoln Middle School: @LMSPrincipals Pullman High School: @PullmanHS Kamiak Elementary School: @PullmanKES Instagram: @Kamiak.Elementary.School

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.


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Four New Schools Nathan Roberts, Board Member As Pullman’s population has grown, with SEL, WSU, and other local industries leading the way, our schools have faced mounting pressure to accommodate this growth. This rapid growth is felt most acutely in our elementary schools. This next year will perhaps be the most difficult for them. Our teachers and staff have made many sacrifices and experienced growing pains, but the good news is that relief is on the horizon with the completion of our fourth elementary school, Kamiak Elementary.

Pam Brantner is optimistic that they will keep most of their work spaces during the next year. Their teachers and staff have managed the transition together to prioritize instructional space.

The loss of two beloved Principals complicates the situation and their replacements will have some tough shoes to fill. Craig Nelson, former Principal of Jefferson Elementary, shared his optimism that maybe “a hardship year would help forge bonds between the new principals, the Our wonderful teachers and staff have done a fantastic job teachers and staff.” Evan Hecker, the Principal of Kamiak Elementary, accommodating the growing elementary populations, but the ultimate said it best when he observed that we would really be opening “four new solution will only come with the opening of Kamiak, and the additional schools” in 2019, not just one. I ask that the community remember the classrooms it will provide. This means that we will all experience a number reasons for optimism, thank the teachers and staff for their sacrifices, and of issues related to very crowded schools during the 2018-2019 academic be patient if they experience the impact of any of these issues during the year. As student populations have slowly crept up, space has often been next academic year. It will be a difficult time, but in the end we will have found by taking over specialist spaces and sometimes hallways to make plenty of space for years of future growth. room. This situation has led to some compromises and some creative solutions by our elementary schools. The comfortable building capacity for Jefferson Elementary is 420 students, but they had 509 enrolled last year. Jefferson has and will continue to transition space into classrooms. They have moved the faculty break room, lost offices and a conference room to free up classroom space. The Art and Science storage room has even been planned for instructional use. Despite these difficult circumstances the teachers at Jefferson have worked together to accommodate students and solve their space issues.

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Franklin Elementary has a capacity of 366, while they had 456 students enrolled this past year. Bill Holman, the Principal at Franklin this past year, explained that his school has coped so well with these crowding issues because he enables the teachers and staff to collaboratively solve problems, plan space, and figure out the best way to serve our students. Franklin, too, has made sacrifices. Next year some teachers will have to prep their courses in the staff lounge, and they will work to fit STEM and art education into the lunch room between breakfast and lunch. Franklin will also lose their staff meeting space, with meetings cycling through classrooms.

Jim Evermann Director, District 3 Nathan Roberts Director, District 4 Amanda Tanner Director, District 5 President Allison Munch-Rotolo Director, District 2

Sunnyside is in a similar situation with a capacity of 341, but an enrollment of 424. Sunnyside Elementary students are sometimes three to a locker and they have converted their conference rooms and some classroom space to accommodate more students. Sunnyside Principal

Susan Weed Director, District 1

Jim Bruce Selected for Jefferson Elementary School Principal Position Jim Bruce, currently principal at Sacajawea Elementary School in Richland, was selected through a rigorous process and from among four finalist candidates to be hired as principal of Jefferson Elementary School beginning in July, 2018. The comprehensive interview process included a formal interview and presentation to the interview committee, a written exercise, an observation and written feedback of a lesson, a tour of Jefferson and interview with Jefferson students, and a staff and community open forum. Among the four highly capable finalist candidates, Mr. Bruce emerged as a capable and desirable candidate in the view of the staff, students and community members that participated in an open forum. The interview committee consisted of administrators, a board member, 2 district instructional coaches, 4 Jefferson staff members, and 2 Jefferson parents selected by lottery. Students from Jefferson that met with Mr. Bruce noted that “kids are comfortable around him and he is nice and funny” and that he “treats everybody the way he wants to be treated”. Nearly 80 staff members and community members joined the candidates at an open forum where they had the opportunity to meet and talk to each candidate. The feedback from guests was overwhelmingly in support of selecting Mr. Bruce as Jefferson principal. One employee noted that Mr. Bruce is “very knowledgeable, has a warm and kind demeanor, has a wealth of experience, and plans to focus on relationships in order to improve student learning.” A parent noted that Mr.

Bruce is “knowledgeable and experienced with a long career at the elementary level. He is an engaging speaker, and is solution-focused when asked tough questions.” Mr. Bruce has served as Principal at Sacajawea Elementary for the past fourteen years. Prior to that, he served as an elementary school principal in Clarkston, and has taught at

several elementary grade levels. He is a graduate of Eastern Oregon State College and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Idaho. Superintendent Dr. Bob Maxwell said, “Jim Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas and his experience will serve him well as the principal of Jefferson Elementary School.”We look forward to welcoming Mr. Bruce to Pullman Public Schools!

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Happy Independence Day Wishing you and your family a safe and festive July 4th holiday.

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Pullman Community Council on Aging A legacy of caring for Pullman seniors Grateful for our Generous Community

Pullman’s generous spirit is constantly revealed through volunteers and financial support. This generosity allows us to continue to assist many Pullman seniors with programs that support not only their daily needs, but also their ability to live as independently as possible. Pullman Community Council on Aging is funded entirely through generous donations and grants. Every donation is carefully directed: • Meals on Wheels subsidies • Meal trays, delivery containers

• Program cellphones • Senior Chore Service tools/supplies

THANK YOU to all those who have donated! We and those we serve deeply appreciate your support.

Can Meals on Wheels help you or a loved one? If you are age 60 or older and unable to leave your home unassisted/cook for yourself, noon-time meals are available 7 days a week. For more information, please contact: Nancy Backes, Council Administrator, (509) 339-4000 or OR Council on Aging and Human Services, (509) 397-4305 (Colfax).

Senior Chore Service Senior Chore Service is a volunteer chore network connecting volunteers with seniors. All services are provided free of charge and include yard care, light housework and maintenance, seasonal chores, and companionship. If you are interested in either giving or receiving service through Senior Chore Service, please contact: Senior Chore Service Coordinator at (509) 332-9627 or

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”.


Donation Form YES, I want to support PCCoA! Amount: $10 $25 $50 Other ______ Please direct my gift to the following program(s): _____ Meals on Wheels

_____ Guide to Senior Services

_____ Senior Chore Service _____ Where Needed All of PCCoA’s programs are supported by generous community donations and grants. Your contributions allow these vital programs to continue meeting needs of Pullman seniors. Name_________________________________ Address________________________________ City__________________________________ State_________________Zip______________ Email_________________________________ Pullman Community Council on Aging is a 501(c)(3) Pullman Community Council on Aging P.O. Box 1123 • Pullman, WA 99163 •

CONTACT US Pullman Community Council on Aging P.O. Box 1123, Pullman, WA 99163 • 509/339-4000 (includes Meals on Wheels) 509/332-9627 (Senior Chore Service)

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Come on In!


at the Science Center!

July 2018 Activities at PDSC 4th of July Science!

Thu. July 5, 11:00 am..................................................... Chemical Colors

Fri. July 6 11:00 am........................................................ Igniting Chemistry

Make Some Noise

Tue. July 10, 11:00 am.................................................... Good Vibrations Wed. July 11, 11:00 am.................................................. Boom Whackers Thu. July 12, 11:00 am................................................... High and Low Fri. July 13, 11:00 am..................................................... Singing Glasses

Animal Chit Chat

Tue. July 17, 11:00 am.................................................... Noises Wed. July 18, 11:00 am.................................................. Smells Thu. July 19, 11:00 am................................................... Body Talk Fri. July 20, 11:00 am..................................................... Animal Color

Under the Sea

Tue. July 24, 11:00 am.................................................... Sea Predators Wed. July 25, 11:00 am.................................................. Octopus Thu. July 26, 11:00 am................................................... Unicorns of the Sea! Fri. July 27, 11:00 am..................................................... Manta Ray

Ah, summer! That time when kids say, "There's nothing to do!" or "It's too hot!" Come enjoy our cool, inviting space (we have great A/C) and have a blast with COOL activities and exhibits! At the PDSC, kids learn science through play. They'll get ahead in school for next year without even knowing it! We have lots of fun science games geared to both kids and adults, so you can bond as you solve puzzles together. Check out exotic live animals, watch a nature video, see a planetarium show (consult website for schedule), make your own funny video on the green screens, or attend a Science Saturday event or Just Ask Why class! If your kids are still babies, you'll love our Little Learners Lab with colorful hands-on games, tubes to crawl through, etc. If you're a grandparent, remember that seniors are free on Fridays! See you soon, and stay COOL!

Open Hours: • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Wed-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Call 509.332.6869 for more information. Become a Member Today! Membership info online or call the science center!

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Communities Serve Up their Dreams for Palouse Tables Project

Dozens of residents across the Palouse have turned out for local conversations to discuss the future of food this spring. Since early April, facilitators from the Palouse Tables Project have gathered community members in town-hall style meetings and asked them to “discover, dream, and design” solutions to hunger on the Palouse.

their own projects and goals that align with what they need.” Amarena said. “For example, some communities are looking for ways to build a community garden where everyone is welcome to pick produce. Other towns are looking for a farmers’ market, so they have an outlet for social interaction and sharing extra food.”

input, which will be bundled into a comprehensive report in the fall. The Palouse Tables Project is an initiative of the Whitman County Food Coalition, with representatives from several local organizations who are working together to end hunger.

In many communities, attendees are excited about In all of Washington State, Whitman County has the getting together more often to eat healthy food and highest percentage of people who can’t always buy the discuss food planning. These residents see the value food they need. Almost 20% of the total population is in continuing the conversation about food that the food insecure, according to Feeding America. Hunger Palouse Tables Project launched. Residents in some among kids is even higher, with one in four children towns have experience planning food initiatives and not always having access to healthy food. The Palouse attracting funding. One potential outcome of the Tables Project is seeking community input to address Palouse Tables Project could be a forum to share their those hunger needs, and will result in a regional plan experience with communities who have great ideas but that can be used to strengthen collaboration and little experience funding and implementing projects. attract funding. The meetings have drawn residents from every walk

Palouse Tables Community Meetings: A chance to discuss food and community planning Come join us and give us your thoughts on the future of food and how to end hunger on the Palouse! We are especially interested in your input if you sometimes wonder how you will pay for food for yourself and your family—or if you have developed creative solutions to finding and preparing the food you need on a tight budget!

Each town has its own approach to meeting basic food needs, said Misty Amarena, Executive Director of Backyard Harvest, who is a facilitator for the Palouse Tables Project. It is still early days yet in determining the general direction of the regional plan.

of life, from food pantry clients, to teachers and PTA members, to food pantry volunteers and city council members. “The people who are coming are very willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work,” Amarena said.

“The biggest theme I’ve noticed coming out of these conversations is that each town is very different, with

June 30: Farm to Food Bank Scavenger Hunt and Community Meeting. 1:00PM: Registration for the Scavenger Hunt; 2:30 PM: Community Meeting. “The Center” at the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library.

In July, the Palouse Tables facilitators will offer an activity to help analyze and make sense of community

July 12: Whitman County Food Coalition Meeting, Palouse Table Updates. 10:00 at the Colfax Food Bank.

Community Food The Community Food Bank is in need of the following donations: • Canned soups • Hamburger Helper • Canned fruit

• Spices/Condiments

• Canned beans

• Baking staples (sugar, flour, cornstarch, etc.)

• Chili • Ravioli and Spaghetti-os

• Diapers sizes 4, 5, 6

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





8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm



8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm


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4 pm – 6:00 pm

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8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

Bread Room is closed during the lunch hour from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

• PRH, Palouse Mental Health & Advocacy, 1 p.m., see pg 17 • Palouse Ice Cream Social, noon – 3:30 p.m.,




• 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

Opinions are those of individual entities. Questions may be directed to:

City of Pullman Pullman Chamber of Commerce Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman School District Washington State University

The Pullman Community UPDATE is published monthly by:

• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 17 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Board of Commissioners, Holiday Date Change, 6 p.m., see pg 17 • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall


• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg 17



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For advertising opportunities, contact Carol Cooper at 509-592-3931

• PRH, Women’s Leadership Guild, noon, see pg 17 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m., Neill Library • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, A Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 17


• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, A Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 17




HOLIDAY – City government offices closed Johnsons 4th of July Parade, 10 a.m. Albion’s 4th of July Parade, noon Pullman’s 4th of July Celebration, 5 p.m., Sunnyside Park

• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m., Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees, 3 p.m., Neill Library • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Concerts in the Park, ‘Community Band of the Palouse’, 6 p.m., Reaney Park @ Dusk, • Parks & Rec. Committee, 6:30 p.m., City Hall

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Independence Day



• Music on Main St, 6 p.m., High St Mall,


• Music on Main St, 6 p.m., High St Mall,



July 2018

• PRH, Drop-in Grief Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 17 • Summer Movies Series, ‘The Greatest Showman’, 6 p.m., Reaney Park @ Dusk,


• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 17 • Summer Movies Series, ‘Despicable Me 3’, 6 p.m., Reaney Park @ Dusk,






’’ Winnie the Pooh, Pullman Civic Theatre, begins August 2 ’’ The King & I, RTOP Theatre, begins August 16 ’’ National Lentil Festival, August 17-18

Coming up!





• PRH, Aging & Mastery, 12:40 p.m., see pg 17 • PRH, Pre-Op Total Joint Class, 3 p.m, see pg 17 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg 17 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m., City Hall

• WCHS Cruzin’ for Critters, 10 a.m., Zeppoz Parking Lot,

• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 17 • PRH, TBI, 6 p.m., see pg 17



• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, A Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 17


• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, A Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 17


• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, A Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 17


Pullman Crazy Days, sidewalk sale, open late tonight! Main St, Pullman

• Music on Main St, 6 p.m., High St Mall,


• 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

• PRH, Monthly Drop-in Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 17 • Airport Board, 3 p.m., Airport Fire Station • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 17 • Summer Movies Series, ‘Coco’, 6 p.m., Reaney Park @ Dusk, • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall



• Palouse Music Festival, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.,


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Pullman Crazy Days, sidewalk sale, Main St, Pullman

• Summer Movies Series, ‘Paddington 2’, 6 p.m., Reaney Park @ Dusk,


Rendezvous in the Park, Moscow,

• Music on Main St, 6 p.m., High St Mall,



Pullman Crazy Days, sidewalk sale, Main St, Pullman

• PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 17 • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Concerts in the Park, ‘Dan Faller & the Working Poor’, 6 p.m., Reaney Park @ Dusk,


• Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Concerts in the Park, ‘Hilary Scott’, 6 p.m., Reaney Park @ Dusk, • PRH, Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., see pg 17



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Meet the wonderful Winn!

JULY 2018

Meet the marvelous Marisca!

Meet the wonderful Winn! He came to us as a transfer from another shelter. He had been surrendered after his family was no longer able to care for him. He doesn’t get along with most male dogs and is picky about the female dogs he likes. He will not do well with farm animals and wouldn’t do well with cats as he will chase them. He is very sweet and loves to hang out with people.

Currently in foster, this precious kitty is an absolute love bug! She loves being picked up and will hold you in a warm embrace as she rubs her head on you. We think this is her way of showing you how thankful she for the love and attention she receives. She does have diabetes, which is regulated. Our favorite things about Marisca is that she loves to talk to you, she definitely lets her voice be heard. Her favorite place to sleep is on your chest. Marisca gets along fine with other respectful cats, but can sometimes be scared of dogs so she would prefer a home with respectful cat savvy dogs.

Pooch Park Assistance Needed

Pooch Park is looking for assistance with clean-up duties at the park in exchange for complimentary membership. The duties essentially entail dumping the roll carts and restuffing the doggie bag dispensers a few times a week. Volunteers work 4 months of the year, but have access to the park year round. This position would be responsible for June, September, December, and March. Each volunteer is walked through a training session. If you are interested, please respond to this message as soon as possible. We are looking for help as soon as possible or beginning September 1.

Please earmark my donation for: Name __________________________ ‰‰ Building Fund Address ________________________ ‰‰ Pooch Park at Pullman ‰‰ General Operations

City __________ State_____ Zip_______ ‰‰ Hope Fund Email__________________________ ‰‰ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ‰‰ Membership

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


SHELTER 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat

POOCH PARK at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • Open dawn to dusk daily

WCHS PRESIDENT Becky Bitter • Phone 332-3422



Summer Day Camp Summer Day Camp has only just begun! We’re still going FULL STEAM AHEAD all summer long. There’s still time to register and get involved in the fun, which includes swimming twice a week at Reaney Park Pool, daily field trips, Camp Clubs, Friday parties, and much more! July’s Themes: Week 3 (July 2-6) “Get Your Head in the Game” Week 4 (July 9-13) “The ‘Art’ of Giving” Week 5 (July 16-20) “H2…WOAH!” Week 6 (July 23-27) “Across the Universe”

Save the Date! Our 10th Annual Keys to Success fundraiser takes place on October 27th at the SEL Event Center!

Early registration closes July 27th at 12PM!

The National Lentil Festival Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run is on August 18th at 7:30AM! Register at

After School Childcare Program Registration is now open for the 2018-19 After School Childcare Program! We revamped our rates package and it is now easier for families to select a childcare package that best fits their needs. The program begins on August 27th with a full day operating at Sunnyside Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Regular programming (3:00PM-5:30PM) will begin August 29th at Franklin, Jefferson & Sunnyside Elementary schools!

Register online today at Financial Assistance and the Y Free Lunch Program are available to qualifying campers. (509) 332-3524 | | Search for us on


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Editor’s note: The Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Throughout this year, we will feature the faces of the Auxiliary—past and present—who have shaped this organization dedicated to improving patient care and comfort at Pullman Regional Hospital.



Auxiliary leader known for her personal approach


By Sue Hinz, Auxiliary Board Member It is memories of the enthusiastic effort of volunteers that make Marvel Kimball smile as she talks about her years helping with the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary. She remembers the start of the holiday tree fundraiser when each board member volunteered to decorate a small tree—“and we did well,” she added. This fundraiser had perfect timing. The tree raffle began with the opening of the new hospital in 2004. The trees were lined along the hallway which was filled with people preparing to go on tour of the new facility. Auxiliary members were there ready to sell raffle tickets. It was a great start to the annual fundraiser! Marvel was Auxiliary president first in 1974. She later jumped in to take over the leadership role in 2001, 2002 and 2004. “It was fun,” she said. It is her personal touch and leadership style that has helped

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the organization over the years. “We all have to learn to say ‘thank you’ much more than we do,” Marvel said. The activities of the Auxiliary and volunteers have changed over the decades. Volunteers used to take preop patients to the Laboratory. Others took magazines and supplies to patients, she said. Now, the volunteers do other things to provide patient comfort. Each year grants from Auxiliary fundraisers fund items for various hospital departments. Knitted caps are still provided by volunteers. And the list goes on. Marvel said she enjoys working with other volunteers. “We have a wonderful gift shop and excellent volunteers who are always at the front desk to answer questions. “Our hospital is our pride and joy and I know the Auxiliary and other volunteers welcome everyone who would like to be a part of this family,” she said.


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JULY 2018

Aging & Master Program Returns

This summer, construction of the new Same Day Services 10,000 square foot addition will begin. The building will double the space for same day procedures which is an area of continuing growth for the hospital. This addition to the building is expected to be completed in spring 2019. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in June. Pictured are: Glenn Johnson, Pullman Mayor; Tricia Grantham, President of PRH Board of Commissioners; Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital CEO; Pat Wright, President of PRH Foundation Board of Directors; Joe Bazzoli, Design West architect; Dana Srikanth, Director of Same Day Services.

Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation Donates Utility Vehicle in Support of Potlatch Student-Athlete Safety

Build your own playbook for aging well! Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation is excited to announce The Aging & Mastery Program® will be back in session. This fun, innovative, and person-centered education program empowers participants to embrace their gift of longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others. AMP encourages aging mastery—developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation. For more information contact Noel Nicolai @ 509-336-7404 or by emailing: Noel. Classes start August 17th.

Auxiliary continues to fund patient comfort Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Pullman Regional Hospital’s Auxiliary exists to support patient comfort and healing. The Auxiliary funded more than $26,000 in grants this year to various departments throughout the hospital. These grants were made possible by Auxiliary sponsored fundraisers, including Have-A-Heart, Christmas Tree Raffles and the largest fundraising arm of the Auxiliary, Diane’s Gift Garden.

In May, a John Deere utility vehicle was donated on behalf of the Pullman Regional Hospital Orthopaedic Center of Excellence to support the athletic training program in Potlatch, ID.

A Team Effort Pullman Regional Hospital’s Orthopaedic Center of Excellence has partnered with Colton, Garfield-Palouse, Potlatch and Pullman school districts to provide Certified Athletic Trainers at each school and serve more than 750 kids. Learn more about how the Regional High School Athletic Training Program is keeping kids healthy and safe:


• Volunteer Services—cross words, coloring book • Volunteer Services/Music & Memory—iTunes Gift Cards • BirthPlace—Breastfeeding Stools • Rehabilitation—iPad for Occupational Therapy • Nutrition Therapy—Pedometers • Volunteer Services—Spiritual Literature • GenerosityInspires—Board Games, Crafts, Material for Art Wall • Med/Surg & ICU—Toys, Coloring Books • Volunteer Services—Volunteer Annual Training • GenerosityInspires/BirthPlace—Rice Bags for laboring moms • Summit Therapy & Health Services—Wheelchair • BirthPlace—Labor Gowns, Body Pillows • Volunteer Chaplains—Clinical Pastoral Education • Imaging—Patient Chairs • Social Work—Fleece Blankets, Art Supplies, Gas Cards, Palliative Care Training, Stuffed Animals Blankets

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This survey is sponsored by Pullman Regional Hospital. Responses are kept anonymous.


Women’s Leadership Guild Now Accepting Grant Applications! The Women’s Leadership Guild is now considering grant applications for regional non-profits dedicated to supporting women’s and children’s health and wellness. Submit your application to the Women’s Leadership Guild through Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation by August 1st. Learn more about the guild, and download a copy of the application and guidelines online: www.


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Pullman Community Update 17

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July | Health Education Calendar 2nd, 16th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, 1st & 3rd Monday of Month, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Whitman County Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365

13th Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, Hill Ray Plaza Room 309, 2nd Friday of Month, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Hill Ray Plaza 309, Colfax, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Work In Progress, AA Meeting, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Conf. Rm. “C”, Jonathan, 360-628-0097; Logan 406-224-5438

16th Pre Op Total Joint Class, Open to the public, 3rd Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Conf. Rms. “C/D”, Carrie Coen, PT

6th, 20th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group (Food provided), 1st & 3rd Friday of Month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Malden Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365

16th Aging & Mastery Program Sign-up, Sign-up Starts on the 16th, Every Friday, Classes Begin Aug 17th, 12:40 pm - 2:30 pm, Conf. RMS. C/D, Noel, (509) 336-7404

8th Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 2nd Sunday of the Month, Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Zoe Cooley @208-835-3071 and, Lorraine Cline @509-758-0284 9th, 23rd Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, Mondays 2nd & 4th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Regency Senior Living Center, Melissa, (509)-332-0365

18th BSCG: Breast Cancer Support Group, Open to all women’s cancers, 3rd Wednesday of Month, 7:00 pm -9:00 pm, Conf. Rm “C”, Cathy Murphy, MS RN 20th Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, No pre-registration necessary, 3rd Friday of the Month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Bishop Place Independent Living Apartments 3rd Floor Library, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414

9th Board of Commissioners, Holiday Date Change, Monday, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, PRH Conf. Rms “C/D”, Erin

23rd TBI Support Group, Tramatic Brain Injuries, 4th Monday of the Month, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, Conf Rm. C Daniella Clark, PhD., 509-592-8931

10th Women’s Leadership Guild, BYOL Picnic Luncheon, 12 noon, Stratton’s Flower Farm, Angie; wlg@

24th Lupus Fibro Support Group, 4th Tuesday, not meeting this month

25th Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, Last Wednesday of month, Wednesday, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Good Samaritan Village, Phyllis V;

2nd, 9th; 16th, 23rd, 30th Childbirth 101, New session begins on 16th/Fee required, Mondays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Conf. Rms “A/B”, BirthPlace 9th, 23rd Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, $15 Registration Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 -2:30 pm, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace 21st Wknd Childbirth, Must preregister, Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00pm, Conf. Rms. “C”, BirthPlace 6th INBC Blood Drives, Blood Mobile @ PRH, First Friday of the Month, 7:00am - 3:00pm, 840 SE Bishop Blvd. Ste. 103,

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JULY 2018

Pullman Community Update 19

When you support Gladish, you support Pullman history When you decide to rent space in Gladish for your event, you are helping maintain a piece of Pullman history. Just recently I talked with several members of the Pullman High School Class of 1951. These individuals have been an active part of Pullman over the years. They all have enjoyed careers. And when I mentioned Oscar Gladish, every one began immediately with a story and amazing comments about the man.

1963 graduation was his last as principal. In 1969 the Pullman City Council appointed him to fill an unexpired term as Pullman Mayor. Later that year he was elected to the post, serving until January 1972. In April of that year the Pullman School Board honored him by naming the former PHS as Gladish Middle School. Oscar Gladish died in 1980.

Being part of Gladish is like supporting a ‘business with heart.’ Having understanding mixed with a portion Many in Pullman don’t know the name Oscar Gladish, of good practices will keep this wonderful building in good shape. but they know Gladish Community and Cultural Center. Now, Gladish grows because of a wonderful group The center was named for the outstanding educator and we are proud of that action. How do we know he was of tenants that serve the community in so many ways. Friends of Gladish congratulates those tenants and others “the man?” The comments from several 1951 PHS class that realize this historic building is the perfect spot for members tell us so! We will share their thoughts about them. Mr. Gladish now. The next Community Update will have more!

Oscar Gladish would be pleased.

Mr. Gladish accepted the job as Pullman High School's new principal (and as an American history and government teacher) in 1929. The Pullman High School

—Sue Hinz, President, Friends of Gladish

Have comments or stories about Oscar Gladish? Email them to

Oscar Gladish

Namesake of Gladish Community & Cultural Center

A student supporter

“I learned quickly what a student supporter he was,” said Nora Butterfield Mae Keifer-Olfs who three years later was the first girl elected president of the student body. At that time PHS ASB officers had been recognized throughout the region many years for its leadership skills.

Nora Mae Butterfieldv Keifer-Olfs

“When I was elected, he called me aside and told me that I had one week to get my council in order. Then we would talk,” said Nora Mae, a former Whitman Council commissioner. “I have some ideas,” Mr. Gladish said. One idea was to turn over the discipline duties to the new council.

Ralph Jennings

Jan Stone Hinrichs

Elaine Yoder Zakarison

Elinor McCloskey

“He didn’t stand for foolishness,” she said. “He would pound “He established a student council that made policy his fist on the desk and say ‘What yellow belly dirty snake in decisions,” Elaine said. “We thought we were a big deal.” the grass put gum in that girl’s hair?’ His teaching skills helped students begin their college “We were lucky to have him, “she said. “It was a wonderful careers with an upper hand. time.” Later Elaine taught in the classroom and by example.

An in-charge guy

The racial justice and civil rights activist mentored scores of students through her position (with its home base in NYC) as Several of Mr. Gladish’s students remembered his interest in exercise. He walked to and from his home on College Hill to the director of the National Student Services for YWCA. high school . Stay out of the City Club

Ralph Jennings, whose grandparents came to the area in 1893 to property that had only one gooseberry bush, also remembers Mr. Gladish as an in-charge guy.

Nora Mae said if he could get to school—even after a big storm—so could the students. “So there were few times that school was canceled,” she said.

Senior Elinor McCloskey had one open class period. She was an excellent pianist, but her mentor said she should practice four hours a day to build on her talent.

“We need him back,” Ralph said. “There were no shenanigans. He ruled the roost.”

Elaine said Mr. Gladish told her that if we were to drive everywhere, we would have been given wheels and not feet.

Elinor asked Mr. Gladish if she could go home and practice her piano during the open period. (Elinor lived six blocks away.)

Ralph, too, didn’t want to go to school a full day when he needed just a class. “Oscar said no at first, but after we talked, he relented and I could leave school at noon,” Ralph said.

Amazing teacher and principal

Mr. Gladish thought about it and said she could leave school to practice, but he better not see her at the City Club (a local pool parlor)!

Mr. Gladish’s secretary

His American History students learned how to understand political issues.

“The council worked long hours hearing the issues and determining any disciplinary actions,” Nora Mae said.

Jan Stone Hinrichs was assigned to work with Mr. Gladish.

Exercise was important

Elaine Yoder Zakarison remembers Mr. Gladish as “probably the best teacher I ever had.”

Elinor went on to be a successful educator. She said many times she thought about how her principals could have learned many things from Oscar Gladish.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Community Band of the Palouse • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 • Annette Klover, Klover Piano Studio, 509-334-2474 • Rhonda Skaggs, Artist, 509-339-3891 • Trisha Mallet Piano Studio CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420

• The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 • Rising Stars Dance Studio (509) 432-6961 FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Friends of Hospice • Thanh Nguyen, Leading with Heart,

• Palouse River Rollers • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Wheat Whackers • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279 ORGANIZATIONS • American Legion Post 52 • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Pullman Marketing • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386

• Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 SCHOOLS • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 • Staccatos Music Learning Program (208) 718-1244

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


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As it gets hot, plan to stay cool and be water aware Being water aware goes hand in hand with implementing conservation practices. Irrigation season is here and our community is healthier and more resilient when we all do our part by participating in these simple, yet effective, water-saving practices. These easy options help save time and money and can enhance the natural beauty of your yard. • Remember to water in the late evening to early morning. Fix leaky hoses and install water-saving devices. The city is asking residents to voluntarily water in the cooler hours from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. to reduce evaporation, transpiration and runoff, which ultimately saves water and helps preserve our finite aquifer. • Owners of automatic systems can consider rain shutoff devices to avoid accidentally watering in the rain. Timers help make irrigation easy, affordable and effective. • Consider planting drought-tolerant plants in your yard. Planting shrubbery and trees around the perimeter of your lawn, as well as planting in groups based on water needs, greatly reduces runoff, safeguarding against watering your sidewalk. • Planting drought-tolerant species such as poppies, (Eschscholzia californica) common dianthus (Dianthus plumarius), lupins (Lupinus sp.), and blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata) are great investments, as they provide color year after year with minimal to no water needed once established. • Consider adding a tree such as a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) or rocky mountain maple (Acer glabrum) to your yard to add shade to your landscape. • Weed cloth and mulch also help control weeds that can compete with your desired plants. Think about enriching soil with compost and using less fertilizer to help your soil’s ability to retain water. • Add a 3-to-4-inch deep layer of mulch to help existing flowers and shrubs to flourish by retaining water and keeping ground temperature cooler. We welcome you to learn more about drought-resistant landscaping, also known as Wisescape®, lawn removal credits, and other water conservation measures by visiting For additional questions, please contact Maintenance and Operation Superintendent Art Garro, at (509) 338-3242. Take care and be water aware.

July Fireworks—be safe and legal Sunday, July 1, 2018, marks the opening of several fireworks stands in Pullman. However, it is illegal to discharge fireworks until July 3. Fireworks may be discharged: • Tuesday, July 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. • Wednesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to midnight Any discharge of fireworks outside of these time periods is a violation of Pullman City Code 3.16.015(8) and could result in a civil penalty of $100. Also, individual fireworks are not allowed in Sunnyside Park during the community celebration, held on Tuesday, July 4. All fireworks stands in the city of Pullman have been inspected and are only selling legal fireworks. For those who purchase fireworks elsewhere, buyer beware! Two of the most popular illegal fireworks are firecrackers and bottle rockets. Possession of illegal fireworks is a criminal misdemeanor. Also, the purchase of fireworks over the Internet is illegal. In Washington State, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during the legal sales period. Supervision of children ages 14 and younger is critical in reducing emergency responses to fireworks incidents. Talk to your kids about fireworks and safety. Set family boundaries; only adults should light fireworks. Fireworks should be

stored in a secure location out of the reach and sight of curious children. Personal fireworks require personal responsibility. Last year, there were 327 fireworks-related injuries and/ or fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office by fire departments and hospitals. The majority of these incidents occur on July 4th. It is best to place spent fireworks into a bucket of water overnight, and not into trash cans with other combustibles. Always remember the three B’s of fireworks safety: • Be Prepared—Have water nearby and put pets indoors • Be Safe—Only adults should light fireworks • Be Responsible—Clean up fireworks debris For more safety tips, see the item from Pullman Fire Department. For public safety and to safeguard school facilities, school property is off limits to fireworks. The Pullman School District has asked the Pullman Police Department to enforce this fireworks restriction. Pullman Police Officers will be actively patrolling for fireworks violations and have been instructed to assertively enforce the fireworks ordinance. Those found with illegal fireworks, or discharging fireworks outside of the allowable time periods, can expect a citation.

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Pet safety and fireworks Across the U.S., neighbors and communities come together to celebrate Independence Day each year. Unfortunately, these celebrations can cause pets to run, hide, or exhibit fearful behavior. According to, lost pet reports increase by 30 percent following the 4th of July. It’s easy to help keep pets safe and secure over the coming holiday. • Plan ahead. Pullman City Code 3.16.015(8) allows lawful discharge of consumer fireworks between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on July 3 and from 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4. Make sure that pets are indoors early, especially before large, public fireworks displays. • Make your pet as comfortable as possible. If possible, make sure that pets have company and easy access to a comfortable and familiar space, such as their crate or favorite room. • Close the blinds and make sure that windows, doors, and gates are secure. • Consider masking fireworks noise by closing windows, playing music, or turning on the television. • Some pets are more anxious than others. If necessary, consider boarding your beloved critter during fireworks discharge hours. • In the event that your pet runs in response to fireworks, remember that the chances of having it returned to you by a civilian or city official is much greater if it is microchipped or wearing a collar with tags. • If you lose (or find) a pet over the 4th of July holiday, please call Whitcom dispatch center non-emergency at (509) 332-2521 so that an officer can assist.

Fireworks safety tips Pullman Fire Department reminds you that • Kids should never play with fireworks. Things like firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are just too dangerous. If you give kids sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from the face, clothing, and hair. Sparklers can reach 1,800°F (982°C). • Buy only legal fireworks. (Legal fireworks have a label with the manufacturer's name and directions; illegal ones are unlabeled.) Store them in a cool, dry place. Illegal fireworks usually go by the names M-80, M100, blockbuster, or quarter pounder. These explosives were banned in 1966, but still account for many fireworks injuries. • Never try to make your own fireworks. • Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby in case of accidents. • Steer clear of others setting off fireworks. They can backfire or shoot off in the wrong direction. • Never throw or point fireworks at someone, even as a joke. • Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush, leaves, and flammable substances. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that local fire departments respond to more 50,000 fires caused by fireworks each year. • Do not hold fireworks in your hand or have any part of your body over them while lighting. Wear eye protection, and do not carry fireworks in your pocket; the friction could set them off. • Light one firework at a time (not in glass or metal containers), and never relight a dud. • Do not allow kids to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event. Some may still be ignited and could explode at any time. • Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the trash can.

ACTIVE ADULTS Breakfast Club We’ll get together for breakfast on Thursday, July 19 at Hazel’s in Clarkston. Come along for a tasty meal and great socializing with your friends. Sign up by July 12 at the Pullman Senior Center. Fee: $5 to cover transportation only. You are responsible for the cost of your meal.

Old Mission State Park The oldest building in Idaho, Cataldo Mission, built in the early 1850s, has miraculously survived the ages. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe also has a new visitor’s center that depicts the unique history of this special area and includes a world class “Sacred Encounters” exhibit. We will have brunch in St. Maries and make several other stops. Home pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by July 20. *Fee: $24, which includes admissions, escort, and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2018 Summer Parks & Recreation brochure and may have already filled up during preregistration.

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Reading Rocks @ your library Summer Reading for youth ages newborn-17, continues this month at Neill Public Library. We hope you and yours will join us. For more information visit the library’s webpage or call (509) 334-3595. Special, big, summer reading programs at your library • Tues, July 10 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. The Joshua Super Show • Thurs, July 12 10:30-11:15 a.m. Story Time with City Supervisor Adam Lincoln • Tues, July 17 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Musicians Buck & Elizabeth • Thurs, July 19 10:30-11:15 a.m. Story Time with Pullman Police Officers • Tues, July 24 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Magician Cecil Lewis • Thurs, July 26 10:30-11:15 a.m Story Time with Pullman Firefighters Weekly youth programs for children who just finished grades K-5 on Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 1-2 p.m. Join us for All Things Art. We’ll be enjoying great books and also putting our creativity to work to make our own art wonders, using a different art medium each week. Teen Program Monster Mash! for ages 12-17 on Thursday, July 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. Bring your own sense of style to the Monster Mash! Put your crazy, wacky, over-the-top creativity to work to make a monster using a Styrofoam wig head and a bunch of insane random junk. To keep your creativity fueled, there will be some wild and creepy foods and drinks to munch and sip. Sign yourself and a friend up and you could win a summer-fun package worth more than $25. Great door prizes for every attendee. Pre-registration is required and limited to 25 teens. For more information about this free fun program sponsored by the Friends of Neill Public Library contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at or (509) 338-3258.

Summer Reading Finale Celebration at Reaney Park, Thursday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m. Children of all ages and their families are invited to Reaney Park to enjoy the library’s Summer Reading Finale. Lots of carnival style games and activities, including a bouncy house. Free snow cones for the kids! Meet Pullman firefighters and police officers and get a hands-on tour of their vehicles too. Book characters Paddington Bear and Llama Llama will be on hand for photo ops until 7 p.m. For more information about this free fun program sponsored by the Friends of Neill Public Library contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at kathleen@neill-lib. org or (509) 338-3258.

Ongoing Children’s Programs • Mother Goose Time (ages newborn-24 months) on Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. • Time for Twos Story Time (ages 2-3) Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. • Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m.

Adult Programs • English Conversation Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the library’s Hecht meeting room. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo is the book we will be discussing. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595. • Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Hecht meeting room.

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Directory of City Officials Elected Officials Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor C. Brandon Chapman......................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Dan Records........................................ Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember

Administration Adam Lincoln...................................... City Administrator 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: (509) 338-3208 • Fax: (509) 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: (509) 334-0802 Web address:

Library Hours Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday noon-6 p.m.

Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue • (509) 334-3595

PARKS & RECREATION is approximately three hours south of Pullman. An adult Salmon River Rafting for Tweens must accompany youth, ages 16 and under. Minimum Parks & Recreation invites all tweens to join Salmon Food vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m. and music is age is 8 years old. Trips will be held July 8 and August 4. River Experience with us for a day of whitewater from 6-7:30 p.m. *Fee: $54 for youth and $65 for adult. excitement. These specially priced adventures are • July 11 – Community Band of the Palouse designed with youth in mind (water toys, games, snacks, (marches/German) Adult Tennis Lessons and playful guides). Whitewater is an excellent medium • July 18 – Hilary Scott (Americana/indie folk rock) Learn basic techniques of this great lifetime sport, for increasing personal attributes of trust, confidence, • July 25 – Dan Faller & The Working Poor including scoring, and strategy for both singles and responsibility and self-esteem. Bring snacks, a change (American/country) doubles. There will be lots of drills and match play. of clothes, lots of sunscreen, and money for dinner. Open to beginners and intermediate players alike. • Aug 1 – Aaron Cerutti (country) Complete list of recommended gear will be provided at Participants should have their own racquets; balls are • Aug 8 – Mojo Box (voodoo/classic rock) time of registration. The group will leave the Pioneer provided. Fridays are reserved for make-ups due to Center at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12 and will return • Aug 15 – Soulstice (rock/blues/country) inclement weather. Lessons will be held on Tuesdays and about 7 p.m. *Fee: $49, which includes rafting trip, Concerts sponsored by: RE/MAX Home & Land, Avista, Thursdays, July 10-19 from 6-8 p.m. *Fee: $65. escort/supervision, and transportation. WSECU, Holiday Inn Express, Edwards Jones Investment – Greg Bloom, Pickard Orthodontics, and Pullman Children’s Tennis Lessons Nitehawk Paintball Trip Chamber of Commerce. Introduce a lifetime sport to your kids. Come learn Youth ages 12-14 are welcome to register for an the fundamentals of tennis in a fun environment. Friday Movies at Reaney Park all-day trip to Nitehawk Paintball (nitehawkpaintball. Participants should have their own racquets; balls are com) at Reardan, Washington. Bring snacks for the Activities begin at 6 p.m. Movies start at dusk. provided. Session dates are June 9-19 and July 23-August drive there and back, a change of clothes, a water bottle, • July 6 – Despicable ME 3 2. and money for lunch and extra paint. The group will • July 13 – The Greatest Showman • Pee Wee Tennis—Youth ages 4-6 are welcome to leave the Pioneer Center at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 • July 20 – Coco participate. Lessons will be held Monday-Thursday and will return around 7 p.m. *Fee: $69, which includes from 9-9:30 a.m. or 9:30-10 a.m. *Fee: $32 per • July 27 – Paddington 2 admission, equipment rental, escort-supervision, and session. transportation. Rafting Trips • Youth Tennis—Beginner and intermediate players. *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits Beginner lessons will be held Monday-Thursday from will be charged an additional $2. Join us for a one-day rafting adventure down 10-11 a.m. and intermediate lessons from 11 a.m.the Riggins stretch of the Salmon River. Licensed To register or for more information about any noon. *Fee: $65. outfitter Chuck Boyd and his staff will provide rafts, of these offerings, go to waterproof storage bags, life jackets, lunch, and shuttle • Advanced/Teen Tennis—for all skill levels. Youth or call (509) 338-3227. transportation from a meeting point near Riggins, ages 12-18 are welcome to participate. Lessons will be Idaho. Transportation is not provided to Riggins, which held Monday-Thursday from noon-1 p.m. *Fee: $65.

Wednesday Concerts at Reaney Park

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Dystopia Available Now! The SFCC Pullman Creative Writing Club is proud to announce the publication of their anthology, Dystopia. Copies of the book are available for purchase from Bruised Books in Pullman, BookPeople in Moscow, And Books, Too in Clarkston, and Auntie’s Bookstore and Giant Nerd Books in Spokane. The book is also available for your Kindle on Amazon!

New Student Orientations For Fall SFCC Pullman Campus will be running five New Student Orientations to prepare students for fall quarter. If you are a registered student, please call 509-332-2706 to sign up for one of the dates. • July 27 • August 10 & 22 • September 4 & 12 If you are not registered for classes, it is not too late! Please call or stop by our main office for assistance.



My name is Isaac Cook. I was homeschooled by my mom all the way into high school. I began taking a handful of online classes from Blue Mountain Community College in Oregon while Mom continued teaching me at home. During what would have been my junior year in high school, I was able to enroll in the Running Start program. This program allowed me to attend the Pullman campus of Spokane Falls Community College as a fulltime student. I started attending SFCC-Pullman when I was 16 years old. I was able to complete my Associate of Arts degree and graduate with a Washington State High School diploma when I was 18. The small class sizes and great quality of teachers at SFCC-Pullman helped me get used to the college classroom without being overwhelmed. After graduating in the spring of 2016, I moved to Minnesota to work for a year. I lived with family friends and learned how to repair industrial espresso machines and coffee brewers. I was able to save some money to pay for college, and came back home and began attending the University of Idaho last fall. I'm now finishing up my first year at the U of I where I am currently studying Geology. I've also joined the Ballroom Dance Performance team and the Rock Climbing team at the U of I.

The last few months I have had the opportunity to highlight some of the students and partnerships we have at SFCC Pullman that make our campus and community a better place. None of this would be possible without the dedicated staff and faculty who truly care about student success and service. We are a strong team, and three of our Pullman colleagues were recognized this month, on a broader scale, at the Spokane Falls Community College Employee Recognition Reception. Brooklyn Brown was recognized for her 10 years of service at the Pullman Campus. A graduate of SFCC Pullman and Washington State University, Brooklyn serves as our completion coach. She works on retention and graduation. Students respond well to Brooklyn because of her humor, intelligence, and frankness. Brooklyn has the gift of bringing levity to a moment just when we all need it, and we rely on her experience and wisdom daily. Jenni Spencer, communications instructor in Pullman and Spokane, earned tenure this month. Jenni is unflappable. She is calm, patient, and kind. Jenni challenges her students to perform their best both inside and outside of the classroom. If an SFCC student confidently walks into a local business and nails their job interview, you can bet they were a student in Jenni’s communication class. Dr. Susan Vetter received the NISOD Excellence Award this year. The NISOD award is given to faculty, staff, or administrators who are doing extraordinary work on their campuses. Susan teaches history and women’s studies at SFCC Pullman. This quarter, I was invited to attend one of her classes, and it made me want to enroll. Susan teaches her students to think critically, and they discuss hard topics openly and respectfully. I left Susan’s class feeling smarter than when I had walked in the door. Brooklyn, Jenni, and Susan were the three Pullman faculty/staff recognized by the college this year, but every Pullman instructor, staff member, and instructional technician contributes to make our campus an inviting place that offers exemplary education and gives access and opportunity to all.

Isaac Cook

Looking back at my experiences at SFCC-Pullman, I can see that attending community college was positive in many ways. In my case, as a homeschooler, it introduced me to the traditional classroom setting, and it also came with certain advantages. I was in classes with people of various ages and backgrounds, and the class sizes were small. The material was challenging, but the teachers were dedicated to helping students succeed. These factors compare favorably with more traditional high school or college classroom environments. SFCC-Pullman provided an ideal transition as I moved into “regular” school, and I enjoyed it all along the way. I was able to join the Diversity Club, attend school-sponsored events like barbecues and game days, and get to know the teachers, administrators, and staff who make the SFCC-Pullman campus the amazing place it is. They rock!

Dyan Bledsoe

Change of Mailing Address: Our physical location has not changed, but our PO Box has been updated. Please send any mail to:

SFCC-Pullman PO Box 642451 Pullman WA 99164-2451

We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 642451, Pullman, WA 99163. Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus. We have a new email address: 509-332-2706 • •

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Buy One 1/3 lb Burger, Get a Second Burger or Sandwich of Equal or Lesser Value for Half Price Coupon expires 07/31/2018. One coupon per table per visit. Coupon can not be combined or used with any other sale or special. Not valid for take-out.

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10th Annual

Stuff the Bus

Over the last decade, the Kiwanis Clubs of Pullman and Moscow, in partnership with local school districts, have helped thousands of local children who need school supplies. The need is still great, so we’re asking everyone to help even more kids get ready to learn this fall.

Donate K-12 supplies at the yellow school bus at Dissmore’s IGA in Pullman

August 9-11, 2018

Other Dropoff Locations from August 6-11 Neill Public Library Washington State Employees Credit Union (Bishop Blvd. and WSU branches) P1FCU office inside Walmart

For locations in Moscow, Colton, Uniontown, and Colfax, visit our website. The Kiwanis Clubs would like to thank our generous sponsors and our school districts that provide buses and distribute the supplies. If you have a gently used musical instrument to donate, we’ll collect it at Dissmore’s, have it reconditioned, and give it to Pullman schools!

Everyone can help!

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