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Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University Vol. 22 No. 8 • August 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman Regional Hospital Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Pullman Regional Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. Pullman Regional Hospital is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. “CAP surveys use the strictest standards in laboratory quality nationally,” said Jennifer Matera, Director of the Laboratory. “It is a seal of high quality and care provided by our laboratorians.” “Accreditation by the College of American Pathologists demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a passionate commitment to standards of excellence while providing the highest quality services for patients,” said Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital. The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the Laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. About the College of American Pathologists As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at

In This Issue… Pullman Regional Hospital................... 1-3 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 5 United Way.......................................... 6 Community Action Center.................... 7 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.. 9 Washington State University................ 10 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 11 Community Calendar........................... 14-19 Lentil Festival Insert............................. 15-18 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 21 Kiwanis of Pullman.............................. 22 Whitman County Humane Society....... 23 Pullman School District........................ 24-25 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 26-27 City of Pullman..................................... 28-29 Washington Idaho Symphony.............. 30

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Pullman Regional Hospital

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Aging Mastery Program now taking registrations Registration for the fall series of Aging Mastery ProgramŽ is now open. This ten-week series runs from August 18-October 27. Classes start 12:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. All classes are at Pullman Regional Hospital and the cost for the entire series is $30. The course was developed by the National Council on Aging and is successful at helping older adults develop strategies to navigate longer lives and age well. For a complete list of the course curriculum, please visit To register or learn more about the program, call (509) 336-7404.

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

August 2017

August 2017 Activities at PDSC Sandy Science

Tue. Aug. 1, 1:30............................................................. Beach in a Bottle Wed. Aug. 2, 1:30........................................................... Sand Pictures Thu. Aug. 3, 10:30.......................................................... Sand Casting Fri. Aug. 4, 10:30............................................................ Pass the Sand

Sea Creatures

Tue. Aug. 8, 1:30............................................................. Anemone An-enemy? Wed. Aug. 9, 1:30........................................................... Happy as Clams Thu. Aug. 10, 10:30........................................................ Jelly Fish! Fri. Aug. 11, 10:30.......................................................... Manta Rae

It’s Just Rocket Science!

Tue. Aug. 15, 1:30........................................................... Balloon Rockets Wed. Aug. 16, 1:30......................................................... Straw Rockets Thu. Aug. 17, 10:30........................................................ Acidic Rockets Fri. Aug. 18, 10:30.......................................................... Pop Rockets

Captivating Colors

Tue. Aug. 22, 1:30........................................................... Primary Colors Wed. Aug. 23, 1:30......................................................... Secondary Colors Thu. Aug. 24, 10:30........................................................ Tertiary Colors Fri. Aug. 25, 10:30......................................................... Black and White

Earth Science

Tue. Aug. 29, 1:30.......................................................... A Look at the Globe Wed. Aug. 30, 1:30......................................................... How Much Soil is there? Thu. Aug. 31, 10:30........................................................ Parts of the Earth Fri. Sept. 1, 10:30........................................................... 3rd Rock from the Sun

Volunteer at the PDSC! Want great experience for your resume? Want to help kids in our community succeed? Want to do something fun and meaningful with a few extra hours? Volunteering at the science center is an excellent choice. The PDSC provides a variety of volunteer opportunities, including: •

Front Desk Assistant

Birthday Party Assistant

Acitivty Assistant

Science Educator

Animal Care Specialist

Maintenance Assistant

Outreach Assistant

For more info, please contact our volunteer coordinator at or (509) 332-6869.

Seniors are Free on Fridays

Looking for something fun and fresh to do? If you're 55 or over, you're in luck! You get FREE admission every Friday to the science center. It's a great place to explore hands-on exhibits about many science topics from space to archaeology, see live animals, meet our friendly staff, and enjoy the sights and sounds of families at play. See you soon!

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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: Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 332-6869 • 332-2474 (fax) Visit our website for program and scheduling information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center

The Palouse Discovery Science Center will be closed Saturday August 19th, but you can visit us at the Science Tent at the Lentil Festival!

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United Way

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Community Action Center

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Weatherization Keeps Senior Citizens in their Homes

Basement Before

Basement After

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Meet the Staff: Ginger Miller, Weatherization Coordinator How long have you worked at Community Action Center? I started June 2003, so I just hit 14 years. Describe what you do at Community Action Center. Alex (Morris) and I go out together to conduct energy audits in homes that may qualify for weatherization, and we work together on the work list for weatherization projects. Two pairs of eyes are better for doing energy audits and the final inspection at the end of a completed project. Every project and every client is a completely different scenario, so it’s hard to describe what a typical day looks like. I coordinate with the contractor. I also maintain our waiting list and follow up with clients who have let us know they are interested in weatherization. I just got my Building Analyst Certification, so I am qualified to lead energy audits. The first part of the exam was a two-hour field test where they record you as you show how you do an audit in a mock building. That was a little terrifying. A lot of people who have gone through the test told me that everybody fails the first time around, but I got 100%. What’s special about your job? It’s nice to feel like you are helping somebody. The staff of this place is great. Everybody is incredibly supportive of each other, whether it’s work or personal. It’s kind of like a second family. Everybody is willing to help each other, and there is a lot of teamwork.

Imagine an elderly widow in rural Whitman County. She hopes to live at home as long as she is able, but she struggles with health issues that impact her mobility. Her retirement income does not bring in enough money to fix the crumbling concrete porch steps or install a railing, and if the home continues to deteriorate she will have to face a tough choice: move to assisted living or take her chances in an unsafe, but beloved, home. This fictional situation reflects reality for many senior citizens with low income in our community. Thankfully, Community Action Center can step in and help with free home repairs for health and safety, keeping seniors in their own homes longer. A grant from Empire Health Foundation last year paid for a portion of projects that improved air quality in the home, prevented “slips, trips, and falls,” and even removed a crumbling chimney that threatened to fall through a roof. This year, an $8,000 grant from Empire Health Foundation will allow the senior home repairs to continue in the coming year, helping six to eight more aging residents. Most of the projects finished last year focused on air quality in the home. “A lot of seniors struggle with COPD or respiratory problems,” said Alex Morris, Weatherization Program Manager. “We provide good ventilation and get rid of mold and moisture issues.”

Senior home repairs for health and safety are just a small part of the Weatherization Program, which provides free energy efficiency improvements for qualifying homeowners and tenants. A weatherized home saves money in energy bills because it is better insulated, and has more efficient ways of producing heat such as newer furnaces or heat pumps. The Weatherization Program developed some bragging rights over the course of the year. This year, Weatherization exceeded its annual goal, weatherizing around 32 units when the program had expected to weatherize 28 units. Weatherization Coordinator Ginger Miller also received Building Analyst Certification, which qualifies her to conduct home energy audits to assess the energy efficiency of a home. Morris said the summer is the ideal time to complete weatherization projects. If residents are considering weatherization, it is helpful to contact Community Action Center now to avoid the fall rush. “A lot of people don’t think about weatherization until they start up their furnace in the fall, but a well-insulated home is cooler in the summer. It helps save money on running the air conditioner. We don’t get as many folks asking about weatherization in the summer. Now is a good time to let us know!”

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 August are: • Chili

• Vegetables

• Beef Stew

• Pasta

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

What do you do in your free time? I take off camping! I’ve got a 1962 Fairlane my husband bought me. It’s a project car, and he just put a new motor in it. To test the new motor, we went to Warren, Idaho, over the 4th of July. It’s kind of a ghost town, and my family used to be settlers there. My great-grandfather put up the first power lines in Warren, and attached them to trees. My grandfather built a cabin that we visited. We climbed the Warren Summit and visited Burgdorf Hot Springs. What is your dream vacation? I’ve always thought I would like to go to Europe, and just spend months touring all over the continent.

Meet the Volunteer: Joan Swenson What is your day job? I’m Executive Chef at Paradise Creek Brewery. How long have you been volunteering at CAC? I’ve been volunteering since about January. We started working on the Chef’s Challenge fundraiser for the Community Kitchen about that time, and the event was in March. Describe your volunteer work. I started out by helping plan Chef’s Challenge, and I was a judge for the event. I helped put together the ingredients the chefs would use for the contest. I’m kind of a Food Channel junkie, and I watch a lot of Chopped. I wanted ingredients that would be challenging for the contestants to cook with. We ended up with goldfish crackers, cheddar bunnies, and pickled ginger. Most of the pantry ingredients came from the food bank. I also made appetizers for the event with food bank ingredients. Now I am helping with cooking classes at the food bank in the Community Kitchen. We did about four sessions on ways to use Swiss chard. What keeps you coming back? Once I saw the varieties of vegetables from the gardens, from everywhere, at Community Action Center’s food bank, and the way they are helping the community know how to cook them, I said, “I’m helping you guys.” I was so impressed by what they are doing, I was in. I really appreciate Joe [Astorino, Gardens and Nutrition Specialist]. I just think he is a prince. What do you do in your free time? I’m a dressage rider, and I ride my horse every day. I also have a dog and three cats to look out for. I’m an artist, but I haven’t had much time to do that lately. I just remodeled my basement into a guest apartment. What is your dream vacation? I’d love to go to Italy or Australia, and tour wine country.

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Gladish Community & Cultural Center

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Rising Stars Dance Studio

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PHS Class of 1967 Reunion Memoirs While giving a tour to the Class of 1967, I gave this group information about what has happened, and is happening, to the Gladish building since they graduated from high school in 1967. At the same time, they were sharing stories about their experiences as high school students here: • • • • • • • • • •

Keri Oldroyd, dance instructor and owner of Rising Stars Dance Studio, was born in Boise Idaho where her jazz, military, lyrical and drill down training started at the age of 7. During her early years of training, she auditioned for The Stardust Junior Dance Team directed by Julie Stevens and Teresa Murphy. Two years after being a member of the junior dance team Keri advanced to the Starburst Dance Team. While being a member on both these teams, she performed during halftime entertainment shows for Boise State and high school competitions.

• Gym kitchen and storage next to it were the Coaches dressing rooms • Rooms 205-207 Home Economics • Room 206 Biology • Room 204 Math • Room 211 Spanish • Rooms 213-215 English • Rooms 116 and 117 Student Council Gladish, built in the 1930’s • Room 113 Advanced Math In the 50s, additions • Room 112 Principal’s Office In the 70s, there was a remodel • Rooms 110, 108, 106 Kindergarten Transfer of ownership in the 1990’s • Room 105 7th grade View room – old library Rooms 313 and 315 were Work Study, which • Room 107 8th grade The single window by the flagpole exit was began taking attendance in ’67 due to kids never a room. In the late 1960s, the boys tried disappearing to get a petition going to allow women to wear Rooms 305-307 typing class skirts as short as they wanted. Those boys were Room 308 Science (chemistry) suspended. Room 304 History Room 201 Wrestling room Written by Ben Demler, Gladish Team Member

you will see their season kick off with a Lentil Festival Performance along with provide seasonal performances for Washington State University.

In July of 2017, Rising Stars relocated their dance studio to the Gladish Community Center, room 315. Rising Stars provides training in jazz, pre-ballet, lyrical, hip hop, cheer and tap. Each of our classes are filled with love, passion, discipline and laughter! Keri is excited to continue to share her love and passion for dance to the community and she hopes to inspire children to follow their During High School, Keri tried out for dreams and to reach for the stars. Rising Stars Cheerleading. After cheering for one year, is honored to enter their eleventh season of she decided to peruse her love for dance by dance. Keri and Brian would like to thank the auditioning for the Sweet Liberty High School community for years of memories, guidance Dance Team. While being a member on the and supporting their dance program. high school dance team, Keri attended USA Dance camp held at Boise State University where she was awarded 1st in Drill Down and High Superior during her lyrical performance. In 1995 The Sweet Liberty Dance Team took 1st in several categories during The Boise State District III competition.

PHS Class of ‘67 50th Class Reunion Picture Key June 24th, 2017

In 1996 Keri married her high school sweetheart, Brian Oldroyd. In 2001 they moved to Pullman Washington with their son Bryce and daughter Mackenzie. In 2003 they welcomed their son Austin. In 2005 Keri began teaching tap, pre-ballet and jazz at a local dance studio in Pullman. Keri established Rising Stars Dance Studio in 2007. Classes were held inside the Bishop Place Senior Living. With a little over a dozen students, Rising Stars began summer clinics and performed in the Lentil Festival parade. Ten years of operating, directing and teaching children from this community Keri is proud to see her program grow to over a hundred students and expand to the Colfax area. Rising Stars does not compete in dance competitions, however

Special Thanks and Recognition for Recent Friends of Gladish Membership 2017 Campaign Contributions!!! Friends of Gladish thanks Pullman Civic Theatre for bringing James and the Giant Peach to Richard L. Domey Auditorium!

• Sue and Mike Hinz • M & V Yadama • Marjorie and Kenneth Struckmeyer

• Rosemary and Carlton Waldrop • Lois Castleberry • Raymond and Luci Herrera

Your valuable contributions help sustain Gladish Community and Cultural Center!

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 • 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: Email us:

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Washington State University

August 2017

Museum of Art Presents Contemporary Women Printmakers

How many suns are in the universe? – Kristen Dear Kristen, Our sun is really one big star and there are billions and billions of stars in our universe! “More than we can even count,” added my friend Phil Lou. He’s an expert on solar energy here at WSU. He’s really curious about finding ways to power homes and schools using energy from the sun. “Most of the energy and life around us that we know is linked to the sun,” he explained. Lou pointed out that plants use energy from the sun to help make their own food. A leftover from this process is the oxygen that we breathe. Humans can also get energy when they eat plants—or eat the animals that once ate the plants. The sun also puts energy into the oceans and evaporates water, which helps keep water moving through the planet. The sun heats land and air, which causes wind and weather. All this energy from the sun is really important to support life on Earth, Lou explained. Stars, like the sun, can come in all kinds of colors, shapes, and sizes, too. Scientists put them in different categories depending on their size, brightness, and other characteristics. According to these rules, the sun falls into the category of a yellow star. Scientists have also calculated that it’s about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit inside the sun’s core and more than 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface. Thankfully, we are 93 million miles away, so we get just the right amount of warmth and energy from it. Although our sun might be the closest star to us on Earth, it certainly is not the biggest or brightest star in the universe. “Our sun is fairly puny compared to some other stars,” Lou said. In fact, if you put our sun next to the giant star VY Canis Majoris, you could barely see it. It’s a speck, like a grain of sand next to a basketball. Consider the fact that you could fit a million Earths in our sun and you can start to realize just how big some stars can get. We are still learning about different stars and if there might be more sun-like stars out in our universe. Sincerely, Dr. Universe Read this post online at https://

Common Reading Program Presents Author Lecture You’re invited to the 11th annual WSU Common Reading Invited Lecture featuring author Ernest Cline at 7 p.m. Monday, August 28, in Beasley Coliseum. Cline’s scifi, dystopian novel, Ready Player One, will foster exploration of ethical dilemmas and a changing sense of identity that arises in an increasingly digital world. Check the WSU Common Reading site for more information. Details:

August 22 – November 17, 2017 Opening Tuesday, August 22, the Contemporary Women Printmakers celebrates six internationally recognized women artists invested in the printmaking process. Featured artists include Hung Liu, Wangechi Mutu, Deborah Oropallo, Wendy Red Star, Allison Saar and Lorna Simpson. Hailing from many places around the world—the United States, Africa, and Asia—these artists offer a diverse set of perspectives.

Located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center, the Museum of Art is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and closed Saturday through Monday. This exhibit will be the last one before the opening of the new Museum of Art on campus. Details:

“First Date” Musical Returns to WSU August 25 & 26 at 8:00 p.m. The WSU School of Music presents “First Date,” a musical adapted by Austin Winsberg with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? Bryan Hall Theatre 90 minutes, no intermission $10 for Students/Senior Citizens $15 for General Admission.

Put Your Stamp on the Lewis Alumni Centre In the 1980s, WSU launched a campaign to build a new alumni center. To help fund this project, thousands of generous Cougs purchased floor tiles in the future building. Our beautiful Lewis Alumni Centre is a result of their generosity. Today, the WSU Alumni Association is making the last few remaining floor tiles available for purchase. For more information, call 1-800-ALUMWSU.

WSU Performing Arts 2017-2018 Season On Ensemble in concert Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Co-presented with Festival Dance and Performing Arts. Living Voices Theatre presents The New American Thursday, October 12 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Living Voices Theatre presents Klondike, The Last Adventure Saturday, October 14 @ 2 p.m. in Jones Theatre Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Las Migas in concert Sunday, November 1 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Literature to Life presents Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Sonos Handbell Ensemble Holiday Concert Thursday, December 7 @ 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre Individual and series tickets are on sale online at or by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328). Details:

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YMCA of the Palouse

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Look for us at the Lentil Festival Parade

We will be passing out over 400 cinnamon rolls!

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Dr. Charles Jacobson, Dr. Steve Pennington, Dr. Ed Tingstad,and staff are proud to announce the addition of

Kyle J. Hazelwood, MD Sports Medicine Fellow and General Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Hazelwood is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon that has recently completed a sports medicine fellowship at the San Diego Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center where he spent time covering the San Diego Chargers and San Diego State University athletic teams. He will be joining the team at Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic September 1, 2017. Prior to his fellowship in San Diego, Dr. Hazelwood graduated from Gonzaga University with his Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended and graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2007. After his graduation from Loyola, Dr. Hazelwood chose to stay in Chicago to complete his internship and residency programs at the University of Chicago. Following his residency, Dr. Hazelwood served four years Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force at Luke Air Force Base in AZ, earning the rank of Major. While in the Air Force, he practiced general orthopaedics with a focus in sports medicine, joint replacement and trauma surgery. Dr. Hazelwood grew up in central Washington and is excited to return to the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys the outdoors, biking, golf and sports, as well as spending time with his wife, Carolyn, and daughters Jade and Kate. Call (509) 332-2828 or (208) 883-2828 to request an appointment with Dr. Hazelwood. He will be caring for patients in our Pullman and Moscow offices to meet the needs of those on the Palouse and the surrounding communities.

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


• 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

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:

• Pullman Chamber General Membership Luncheon, “Nonprofit Showcase”, noon, see pg 27, SEL Event Center • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 3


• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 3



• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • Pullman Parks & Rec, Concerts in the Park, “Eric E.”, Reaney Park, 6 p.m. • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Community Room • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall


• Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Pioneer Center • Pullman Parks & Rec, Concerts in the Park, “Soulstice”, Reaney Park, 6 p.m. • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 3






• WSU, Brews and Links: Friday Night Brewfest, 9 a.m., Palouse Ridge Golf Club ( • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3




• WSU, Brews and Links: Saturday Golf, 9 a.m., Palouse Ridge Golf Club (, • WSU, Student Move-in, 8 a.m., WSU campus




Stuff the Bus, Drive,, see pg 22



VPalouse V Empire Threshing Bee, Colfax, September 4 VPalouse V Empire Fair, September 7-10 VPalouse V Days, September 15-16

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Lentil Festival

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Lentil Festival

August 2017

Welcome to the 29th Annual National Lentil Festival,

brought you by the City of Pullman, Pullman Chamber of Commerce and Washington State University! This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever, and we are excited to share the festivities with legume lovers from across the nation! August 18-19, we will celebrate not only our lentils, but also our Palouse farmers and unique farmlands. We think that is worth celebrating, and we hope you do too! Not only does the festival celebrate the regions agriculture, but it also celebrates the local community, volunteers and other aspects that make the Palouse such a great place to live. From the vendors, to the local honorees recognized on the Walk of Fame, to the local microbrewers, wine and hard cider makers, the festival captures and shares the spirit of the region. We look forward every year to this opportunity to bring the community together. So, won’t you join us August 18-19? There’s lots to do and plenty to see at the 29th Annual National Lentil Festival!

Thank you to our generous sponsors! Presenting Sponsors

Free Live Entertainment! Hometown Chevrolet Main Stage- Spring Street Parking Log Friday, August 18 • 5:15pm: ZFun Mix and Trivia • 6:15pm: Mother Yeti • 7:00pm: Adrian Xavier • 7:45pm: Shook Twins • 9:00pm: MAGIC GIANT

Tase T. Lentil Partner Inland Northwest Broadcasting Hometown Chevrolet Your Pullman Radio Stations PNW Co-op Specialty Foods Moscow Food Co-op USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council Gritman Medical Center WSECU Hinrichs Trading Company Coca-Cola Moscow Family Eye Care Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet Dissmore’s IGA SNAP Fitness College Hill Custom Threads

Lentil Lovers Club Washington Trust Bank Simply 7 Snacks Palouse Brand Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Clearview Eye Clinic Emmanuel Baptist Church

Northwest Public Radio Moscow-Pullman Daily News Pullman Disposal Service Dave Christy State Farm The Hilltop Inn Pullman

Lentil Lane Food Court What is more fun than trying new and exciting lentil dishes!? From lentil chili dogs, to chocolate lentil cake pops, we’ve got you covered! Visit any of our food vendors to try something new and delicious…your taste buds will thank you:

Knights of Columbus Azar’s Catering Egg Roll Express/Teriyaki 3 Ninjas Mobile Food and Catering Subway BC Frozen Treats Great Northwest Popcorn Crazy Good

Saturday, August 19 • 12:00pm: Ian Hale and The Legacy • 1:15pm: The Olson Bros. Band • 2:30pm: High Valley

Cooking Demo Stage- Reaney Park Friday, August 18 • 6:30pm: Ask the Expert Saturday, August 19 • 12:00pm: Executive Chef Jamie Callison • 1:00pm: Chef Robin Leventhal

• 2:00pm: Sous Chef Brittley Barrett • 3:00pm: Legendary Lentil Cook-off

Lentil Land Kids AreaReaney Park Friday, August 18 • 5:00pm: Inflatable bounce house, Amazama Juggling School and MORE! Saturday, August 19 • 12:00pm: The Ronald McDonald Show • Inflatable bounce house, Amazama Juggling School and MORE! • 12:30pm: Charlie Brown the Juggler • 1:00pm: Lil’ Lentil Royalty Coronation • 3:30pm: Charlie Brown the Juggler • 4:00pm: Story Time

Walk of Fame The Walk of Fame is a commemoration of Pullman’s history and consists of beautiful times inlaid in the sidewalks on the four corners of Kamiaken and Main Street in downtown Pullman. The program was established to honor individuals who have served the Pullman community in a significant way, promoted goodwill, improved the quality of life for Pullman residents or brought acclaim to the air through their contributions. The initial project began in 2003 and included 55 recognitions of Pullman mayors, WSU presidents, distinguished members of the WSU community, distinguished Pullman residents and locally and nationally known figures who participated in sports during their time in Pullman. New inductees are added annually during the National Lentil Festival.

2017 Walk of Fame Recipients Distinguished Residents Mike & Sue Hinz Lt. Col. Robert and Miriam Rehwaldt Famous Sports Figure Richard “Dick” Fry WSU Presidents & Distinguished Members of the WSU Community Dan Maher

How to Volunteer Without the help of a network of dedicated volunteers and local businesses, this event would not be possible! We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers who can assist in planning, cooking or working at the festival. If you are interested in volunteering for the 29th Annual National Lentil Festival email:, or give us a call at 509-334-3565.

Lentil Festival

August 2017

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Legendary Lentil Cook-off

Cooking Demo Stage

The National Lentil Festival’s Legendary Lentil Cook-off is celebrating 23 years! This contest, sponsored by the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council, will bring five finalists to Pullman where they’ll cook their lentil dish for a panel of celebrity judges on Saturday, August 19. Here are this year’s top five finalists (in no particular order): Areli Biggers from El Paso, TX: Lentil Loaded Lazy Lasagna

Susan Bickta from Kutztown, PA: Hearty Lentil, Bacon and Barley Soup

Vivian Levine from Summerfield, FL: Red Lentil Pumpkin Shake

Daljeet Singh from Coral Springs, FL: Lentil-Cornmeal Dumplings in Lentil Broth

On Friday, August 18 the cooking demo stage will feature a segment entitled “Ask the Expert.” This panel of experts will be on hand to answer questions about legumes, cooking techniques, farming practices and more.

Lori Freer from Ithaca, NY: Coconut Almond Sweet Potato with Crispy Lentils All recipes entered are judged on creativity, originality, ease of preparation, accuracy of directions, appearance and taste. Categories included: appetizers, main dishes, salads, desserts, soups and side dishes. At the festival, 100 lucky festivalgoers will have the opportunity to taste and vote for their favorite dish to choose the “People’s Choice Award.” While you’re at the festival, don’t forget to pick-up a copy of the 2017 National Lentil Festival Cook-off Recipe Book, sponsored by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. This recipe book contains over 100 recipes, all which were submitted for this year’s Cook-off. For more information about the Cook-off, or to get your new cookbook, please contact the National Lentil Festival at 509-334-3565 or visit us at Tom Pham—Corporate Chef, METER Group, Inc. Tom Pham graduated top of class from the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Tampa’s culinary program in 2009 Jessie Hunter—Director of Domestic Marketing, USA Dry Pea and obtained a degree in Baking and Pastry in 2010. He has worked & Lentil Council primarily in fine dining to upscale casual restaurants in Floriday and Jessie Hunter joined the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council and now is the corporate chef for METER Group, Inc. in Pullman, WA where American Pulse Association January 2015. She is Registered Dietitian he oversees their food and beverage program cooking daily breakfast, by training with a Master’s in Public Health- Nutrition. Her interest in lunch, and catering events. Pham was a junior member of the Board of food and nutrition lead her to continue her studies in the School of Food Science at the University of Idaho. In her current role as Director of Directors Tampa Bay Culinary Association and Chef and Child program Domestic Marketing, Jessie works to promote all the many wonderful and is a member of the American Culinary Federation’s national chapter and has won multiple medals in both team and individual reasons for eating pulse crops to consumers, chefs, school nutrition professionals, and nutrition professionals. In her spare time, Jessie loves competitions. Sarah Jacobsen—Anchor/Executive Producer/Reporter, dancing, gardening, and camping and biking with her two kids. Lisa Baser—Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor, LaCrosse High School KLEW- TV Sarah Jacobsen is from Lewiston, Idaho where she currently Lisa Baser has been the Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor at LaCrosse High works at KLEW- TV as an Anchor/Executive Producer/Reporter and School for the past six years. During this time, she has coached the national winning FFA Marketing Plan team and this October will have a fill-in weatherwoman. She graduated from the University of Idaho in meats evaluation team competing at nationals in addition to many FFA August 2015, studying Broadcasting and Digital Media in the College of teams that have placed at the state level. She is a 2005 graduate from Journalism and Mass Media with a minor in Business and Economics. During her time at UI she reported and produced for Inside the Vandals, WSU (Go Cougs!) and currently lives in Pomeroy with her husband JD a student-run sports program. She was also a host and reporter for and their two boys, Jack and Ladd. “Mostly Moscow News” and interned for Idaho Public Radio. Jacobsen Jeff Rathbun—Meez Consulting and Hospitality was also heavily involved in her sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma where Jeff Rathbun discovered his love of food at an early age, milking she served on the executive board all four years. She also served as cows and tending to livestock at his mother’s family farm in Montana, President of the University of Idaho’s Panhellenic Association, the and learning to make breads, freezer jams and sausage with his largest women’s organization on campus. On top of that, she was also grandmother in Moscow, Idaho. His childhood memories were centered University of Idaho’s Homecoming Queen in 2014. around food, and hospitality was a way of life in the Rathbun family. All who entered the family home were welcomed and fed. When he Don’t Miss Cooking Demos from began dishwashing at Biscuitroot Park restaurant during his freshman these Professional Chefs! year of high school, he never imagined that his life would take him on a bit of an unconventional course, apprenticing and working with chefs Chef Jamie Callison—Executive Chef in the Washington throughout the Pacific Northwest. With almost 30 years of hands-on State University School of Hospitality Business experience, Rathbun has opened 23 restaurants, many from concept Management to design to menu creation, including Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Jamie Callison became executive chef in the Washington Space Needle and Foundry Kitchen + Cocktails in Pullman. Returning State University School of Hospitality Business Management in to his Palouse roots in 2016, Rathbun started Meez Consulting and 2006. He oversees the HBM student-run catering events, and Hospitality, mentoring local restaurant talent and carrying on the creates and implements new menu concepts and recipes. He’s family tradition of creating a sense of community through food.

Cook-off Celebrity Judges

Jack Thompson—Former WSU Coug and NFL Player Jack “The Throwin Samoan” Thompson played quarterback for the Cougs from 1975-78, where he set numerous WSU, PAC-10, and NCAA passing records. He is one of only two players to have his number (14) retired by the football program. Thompson went 3rd overall in the 1979 NFL draft to the Cincinnati Bengals and later played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thompson has always stayed loyal to the Washington State University and the Cougar Nation, and often considers Pullman his second home. He now resides in Seattle, working as a Business Development Partner at Cherry Creek Mortgage.

Tom Pham

The Cooking Demo Stage, sponsored by PNW Co-op Specialty Foods and the Moscow Food Co-op, is an attraction designed to help people learn more about lentils and ways to use them in their own kitchen.

Saturday, August 19 watch as three professional chefs give live demonstrations of how to cook their favorite lentil recipes. They’ll give you the step-by-step instructions and you can take your knowledge home to re-create these fun dishes! The demos start at 12:00pm with Executive Chef Jamie Callison, followed by Robin Leventhal at 1:00pm, and Sous Chef Brittley Barrett at 2:00pm. After the cooking demos stick around for the 23rd Annual Legendary Lentil Cook-off. Watch as the top five finalists present their recipes to a panel of celebrity judges. One finalist will be crowned the 2017 Legendary Lentil Cook-off winner, complete with a chef’s hat and giant check! also an HBM instructor and co-leads summer institutes for the National Restaurant Association. Callison builds relationships with local farmers and the WSU organic program to ensure the availability of local, sustainable products for university guests. He also coordinates the WSU food and wine program at the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy. Callison is the author of “The Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional Cuisine on the Palouse” cookbook, which features signature recipes and WSU products. Chef Robin Leventhal—Top Chef Cheftestant, Culinary Arts Instructor, Artist & Auctioneer Before becoming a chef, Robin Leventhal was an artist. But it quickly became clear she had a passion for food. She formerly owned and operated “Crave” a popular Seattle bistro serving up contemporary comfort cood on Capitol Hill. In 1999 she had a life-altering experience representing Seattle on the sixth season of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” where she finished fifth. She has since found an ideal balance in her life making art, teaching at Wine Country Culinary Institute in Walla Walla and catering. She keeps her knives sharp in kitchens for causes like “Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center” and “Bristol Bay.” Passionate about the future health of our food systems, she sits on the Seattle Slow Food Advisory Board, where they focus on raising community awareness and best practice methods. Sous Chef Brittley Barrett—Sous Chef with Washington State University Hospitality Catering Service Brittley Barrett grew up in the culinary world, working in her grandmother's restaurant and food truck in downtown Seattle and at local festivals. Given her passion for food, it came as no surprise when she enrolled at Washington State University to pursue a degree in hospitality business management. For the past three years, Barrett has worked with Executive Chef Jamie Callison at WSU Hospitality Catering Services, moving up from prep cook to sous chef, and joining the team for many VIP events. Barrett will graduate December 2017 from WSU, with a major in hospitality business management and a minor in human resources management.

Jessie Hunter

Lisa Baser

Jeff Rathbun

Jack Thompson

Sarah Jacobsen

Jamie Callison

Robin Leventhal

Brittley Barrett

Lentil Festival

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Tour de Lentil Bike Ride

August 2017

Lil’ Lentil Royalty This year’s Lil’ Lentil King, Owen Koerner, and Queen, Kaylee Caessens, have been busy! From appearances at local schools, luncheons and area parades, they’ve been spreading the word about what they like about lentils and living on the Palouse. Your child could be eligible to be the next Lil’ Lentil King and Queen! Students must be entering grades 1-6 and live in an area where lentils are grown. Each candidate will be asked three questions: • Why do you like living on the Palouse?

The Tour de Lentil is a 50km, 100km, or 150km bike ride (not race) through the scenic Palouse held in conjunction with the National Lentil Festival. The course takes cyclists on a beautiful tur of the Palouse. The event begins at the WSU Lighty Student Services Building, past Kamiak Butte, and back to Pullman. Three rest stops along the way will provide water and snacks. All riders must wear helmets. The Tour de Lentil, held Saturday, August 19, is the annual fundraising ride for the WSU Cycling Club. Participants must pre-register with the WSU Cycling Club. Pre-race packet pick up will happen the evening of Friday, August 19 Lentil Fest at the Tour de Lentil Booth.

Lentil Land Kid’s Area Lentil Land will feature an inflatable bounce house and slide for the kids, lentil artwork, crafts and more! Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will be on-site in the Science Tent with hands on experiments for kids to try, along with a green screen photo booth. Don’t forget to check-out the entertainment at the children’s stage featuring Amazama Juggling, story time and more!

• Why do you want to be the new Lil’ Lentil King or Queen? The 2017 royalty will be announced at 1:00pm, Saturday, August 19 at Reaney Park. Candidates must be present to win. The application can be found at www. Special thanks to Washington Trust Bank for sponsoring the 2017 royalty!

Tase T. Lentil Miniature Golf Tournament

Lentil Pancake Breakfast Start Saturday, August 19 off right with the Pullman Lions Club Lentil Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Palouse Brand. From 8:00am11:00am in Cougar Plaza—the corner of Grand Av. And Olsen St.—there will be scrumptious pancakes with lentils, scrambled eggs, ham, juice and coffee, and a few hundred of your closest friends! This just might be the best breakfast of the year! Cost is $8 for those 12 and older, $4 for children ages 5-11, and children under 5 eat free.

• Why do you like lentils?

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament The Pullman Parks and Recreation 3-on-3 Hoop Classic returns by popular demand for the twelfth year. Sponsored by Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, this event will have youngsters dribbling and shooting their way through the day. Open to anyone in third through eighth grade, teams consist of three to four players. Each game lasts around 25 minutes or until one team reaches 20 points. Registration forms are available at the Pullman Parks and Recreation office at 240 SE Dexter St. in Pullman or online at Applications must be received along with the entry fee by August 11th. Contact Kurt Dahmen at 509-338-3225 or for more information.

Tase T. Lentil Mini-Golf tournament held at Airway Hills Golf Center in Pullman, August 18-20. Tee times will vary by team. Teams of 2-6 players will play a “best-ball” competition. This simply means that on each hole, all team members will play. The best score among the team on each individual hole will be the team score for that hole. If you would like more information call 509-872-3092. The registration fee is $5 per person. Teams must register by August 11 or will be subject to late fees.

Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run

Garbanzo Garden Be sure to visit the Hinrichs Trading Company’s Garbanzo Garden, located in Spring Street Park. HTC will have displays, samples, plus fun and games for the entire family! Learn more about garbanzos and why it is such an important crop here on the Palouse. Also, some of the Pullman Farmers Market vendors will be on hand! All this, while listening to country classics from Palouse Country 1450AM!

Co-ed Softball Tournament Support our local athletes at this all-day softball tournament, Saturday, August 19 on the City Playfields. Teams of all skill levels are invited to play, but the tournament is limited to eight teams. Each team is guaranteed three games and the entry fee is $150. Winning team receives a commemorative t-shirt! Contact Kurt Dahmen at 509-338-3225 or kurt.dahmen@ for registration information. Deadline to register is August 15.

Little Lentil Sprout & Grand Parade Beginning at 11:00am on Saturday, August 19, the WSECU Grand Parade will travel down Grand Avenue, up Main Street and finish just outside of Reaney Park. The Little Lentil Sprouts will lead the way followed by a wide variety of lentil entertainment. See the Lentil Express, rodeo queens, Distinguished Young Women, fire trucks, floats, and of course, Tase T. Lentil! Make sure to arrive early on Saturday to reserve your spot and see the parade up close and personal. Don’t miss out on this great Pullman tradition that is fun for the whole family!

Grab your running shoes—ready, set, go for the Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run and Walk! Sponsored by SNAP Fitness, the 3.1 mile course starts at Pufferbelly Depot at 7:30am Saturday August 19 and will finish as Heros N Sports on Kamiaken St. Participants will run (or walk) along paved trails through WSU campus and neighborhoods of Pullman. Runners and walkers welcome; it is fun for all skill levels. Details and registration forms are available at the Pullman Chamber or online at www. Register by August 8 to avoid late fees! Packet & t-shirt pickup will take place at the festival at the 5K booth along Spring Street on Friday, August 18 from 5pm - 8pm.

RTOP Theatre, “All Shook Up” 23-27, 1:30 p.m., matinees on Saturday & Sunday


RTOP Theatre, “All Shook Up” 17-20, 1:30 p.m., matinees on Saturday & Sunday




• City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 3

• PRH, Breast Feeding Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Support Group, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, First day of school • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PRH, Healthy Steps Together, 6 p.m., see pg 3


• Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Community Room • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall

• WSU Museum of Art, Contemporary Women Printmakers Exhibit, 10 a.m., free • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 3

• WSU fall semester begins • PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall



• PSD, LMS Spartan Start-up • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Pullman Parks & Rec, Concerts in the Park, “Cherry Sisters Revival”, Reaney Park, 6 p.m.


• PSD, PHS Registration (grade 9) • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 3

• PSD, PHS Registration (grades 10-12) • PRH, Breast Feeding Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Support Group, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall







• WSU Convocation, 10 a.m., Beasley Coliseum, free • WSU All Campus Picnic, 11 a.m., Cougar Way, free • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Aging Mastery Program, 12:40 p.m., see pg 3 • National Lentil Festival, Reaney Park, 5-11 p.m., see insert

18 • Flea Market & Community Yard Sale, Uniontown • National Lentil Festival, Grand Parade, Main St., 11 a.m., see insert • National Lentil Festival, Reaney Park, until 5 p.m., see insert



RTOP Theatre, “All Shook Up” 23-27, 7:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., matinees on Saturday & Sunday

• PRH, Aging Mastery Program, 12:40 p.m., see pg 3


RTOP Theatre, “All Shook Up” 17-20, 7:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., matinees on Saturday & Sunday

• PSD, LMS Spartan Start-up • Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee 2 p.m. City Hall


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Spokane Falls Community Colleges

August 2017

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Important Dates New Student Orientations:

Come See Us at the Lentil Festival

Tuesday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m.

Easy Start:

August 2 and 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Enroll NOW! Fall Quarter Begins September 20th 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online: www.pullman. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online.

We’ll be in the parade, and we’ll have a booth, and we would love to have you come say hello. Skitch the Sasquatch may even make an appearance!

ABE Evening Offerings Starting Fall Quarter, we’ll offer Adult Basic Education in the evenings. The evening offering will cover Basic Skills, GED prep, preparing for college, and Basic Computing. Tuition for the quarter is only $25 total, and there are scholarships available to cover even that cost. The evening ABE program will be available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Nearby WSU parking is free after 5:00. So, if you or someone you know is interested in getting their GED, preparing for college, or improving their basic math, English, or computer skills, give us a call or come by and visit for more information.



Shane Emerson

Joal Lee

A couple of months ago, my mother-in-law went to her local hospital for a routine surgery. After a series of unexpected but serious complications, she lay in the ICU close to death. My wife, Elizabeth, our children, and I left to be with Elizabeth’s mother. A week later, the kids and I needed to return to school and work, so we left for Pullman while Elizabeth stayed behind to help and comfort where she could. The outlook for her mother remained bleak. My first morning back home, while walking up the steep College Avenue hill to work, I was overcome by the idea of losing the woman who had become my “second mom.” As I pondered her legacy, it wasn’t just the potential personal and familial loss that choked me up, it was what her loss would mean for humanity. Throughout her adult life, she has dedicated virtually all of her spare time to the care of people in need. She has made thousands of meals and hundreds of quilts for homeless people, emotionally and financially supported many struggling individuals, gone without many things in order to use those resources to help others, and provided guidance and sage advice to folks from all walks of life. My mother-in-law is now doing better, though she still has a long road to full recovery. This experience has me thinking more about the idea of a legacy. For better or worse, we all create one. What effects do each of us have on those around us and the larger community? In working with some of the students who have come to SFCC-Pullman for their college education, I have been impressed with the legacy being built by the people on the Palouse. At graduation, it is customary to thank students’ families for the support they provided during the educational journey, but the more I learn the stories of our students, the clearer it becomes to me that this support comes not just from families but also friends, acquaintances, civic organizations, churches, businesses, and even strangers. Similar to my mother-in-law, many of you are quietly helping others progress in life, and our community is made better through the caring legacies you are creating.

I was born in New Mexico in 1974, where my father was stationed for flight school. After flight school, our family moved to Albion so he could finish his degree at WSU and I have lived in the area ever since. I graduated from Pullman High in 1993 (GO HOUNDS!) and worked several different jobs for the years following, not wanting anything to do with school. I always had a hard time with learning and being unable to focus on the task at hand. I always knew that learning could do nothing but make your life better. In 2007 I was married and had two young sons. At that time I had a good job at Meyers Auto Rebuild, but I knew in my heart it was not for me. I decided I wanted to do something more with my life and chose to go back to school. This was not an easy decision, as I knew how I had performed in school previously, but I wanted to learn. In my year at SFCC Pullman, I took several classes, though math, English, health and political science were the ones I remember most. I ended up having better grades than I ever had in secondary education growing up and I felt I was retaining knowledge better than I had ever done before. I am not saying Pullman schools do not have outstanding educators, as my grades can be directly attributed to the work I put in at that time. That being said, this time I wanted to be there and SFCC Pullman had instructors who were willing to sit down with you anytime and help guide you through the task at hand. They were all very knowledgeable in their respective disciplines and had a great way of teaching their classes and creating a desire for their students to learn. One of the classes I found to have the most surprising results with was math. I despised math growing up, as I could never grasp the concepts of what was being taught when I started getting in to higher math classes. This was not the case at SFCC Pullman. I was able to finally understand the subject and enjoyed learning it.

We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 896, Pullman, WA 99163. Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus. Our main phone number, email, and website have stayed the same: 509-332-2706 • •

An opportunity to join the Pullman Police Department presented itself after my first year at SFCC Pullman. I applied and was hired as an officer in July of 2008, where I have worked full time since. I did not make this decision lightly, as I felt I was learning so much while attending SFCC Pullman. I felt it was the right thing to do though, as I had a family to support and being an officer would allow me to do that. In the years since, I have encouraged numerous individuals seeking higher education, to start at SFCC Pullman when heading down that path. It can only help you succeed if you put your mind to it and the staff will support you every step of the way.

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Everyone can help!

Kiwanis Clubs of Pullman and Moscow are leading the 9th annual drive to help children who need school supplies. Donate K-12 supplies at the yellow school bus at Dissmore’s IGA in Pullman

August 10-12, 2017 Other Dropoff Locations from August 7-12 • Neill Public Library • Washington State Employees Credit Union • P1FCU office inside Walmart • Zoe Coffee and Kitchen

For locations in Moscow, Colton, Uniontown, and Colfax, visit our website.

If you have a gently used musical instrument to donate, we’ll collect it during Stuff the Bus at Dissmore’s, have it reconditioned, and give it to Pullman schools!

The Kiwanis Clubs would like to thank our generous sponsors and our school districts that provide buses and distribute the supplies. Sponsors Platinum Partners • Furniture Center & Mattress • Inland Northwest Broadcasting • Laura Hoopis • Pullman Radio / KQQQ • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories • Washington State Employees Credit Union Gold Partners • Dissmore’s/IGA • Emmanuel Baptist Church • Gladish Community & Cultural Center • Tom and Jeri Harris • Holiday Inn Express

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Glenn Johnson, Mayor Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative Rolling Hills Eyecare Staples

Silver Partners • Dave Christy State Farm Insurance • J & H Printing • Life Flight Network LLC • Moscow Pullman Daily News • P1FCU • Barbara and Richard Petura • Pullman Police Officers Guild

Bronze Partners • Feuerstein Group, Waddell & Reed • Highland Property Management • Hilliard’s Heating & Plumbing • Inland Telephone Company • Irwin, Myklebust, Savage and Brown • Tammy Lewis, Realtor – Team Washington Real Estate • Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing • PEO Chapter FZ • Pro Cab LLC • Regency Pullman • Les Schwab Tire Center • SYG Nursery and Landscaping

August 2017

Whtiman County Humane Society

August 2017

Football Parking Looking to help out WCHS? Consider helping with Cougar football parking this fall! We are looking for volunteers for all WSU home football games. Please reach out to webmaster@whitmanpets. org if interested.

August Adult Cat Promo Find your perfect feline friend for only $20! For the month of August, all adult cat adoptions are reduced to this special rate.

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Lentil Festival Beer Garden Volunteers Needed It's that time again—WCHS needs volunteers to help man the Lentil Festival Beer Garden near Reaney Park 8/18. Duties include ticket sales, identification checks, and everyone’s favorite—beer pouring! If you can donate 2-4 hours of your time, please e-mail webmaster@ as soon as possible. Thank you!


Meet the Astounding and Adorable Apollo! Apollo is a delightful boy with lots of energy. He only has 3 legs, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to run around and have fun. When you first meet Apollo, he can be a bit shy and cautious. Once he gets to know you, he is quite the opposite and can be very excitable! Apollo came from a home with older, respectful children and has done quite well with them. He is also house trained and reportedly never has potty accidents! Apollo is a very special boy and requires a very special home. He is quite anxious, even in a home environment. He is currently on medications to help with this anxiety. He needs a patient home willing to work with him and give him the proper mental and physical stimulation to expend this anxious energy. Apollo is very dog selective and would do best as the only pet in the home. Apollo's adoption fee is $130. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and has been tested for internal parasites. Apollo is currently in a loving foster home. Call us today to learn how to meet Apollo!

Meet the Lovely Lester! Lester came to us as a stray, found close to Campus Commons. Lester did not appear to have a lot of human interaction when he first came in to our care. He spent some time in a loving foster home where he received a lot of positive humane interaciton and is now a "normal" rat. Rats are extremely social creatures. We like to describe them as "miniature dogs". They can be trained to do tricks, but also just enjoy hanging out with their humans. Lester would most likely benefit from having another ratty friend. Lester's adoption fee is $12 and includes his neuter surgery!

Donation Form Name ___________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ______________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Hope Fund ($15 students, $35 seniors, $40 individual, $60 family) Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • Shelter hours: OPEN Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 1-6 PM Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • • Open dawn to dusk daily WCHS President: Susan Wang • • Phone 332-3422 Join us for an August board meeting potluck to welcome in the new board members! Contact Becky Bitter at for more information.

The Pullman Posse and Whitman County Cougars would like to say Thanks to our Legion Sponsors: • Columbia Grain • Jones Truck & Implement • Pullman Disposal Service • Motley Motley • Pro Tech Auto Repair • The Hilltop – Lodging, Cuisine & Spirits • Tick Klock Drug Stores & Gifts • Columbia Bank • Pullman Chamber of Commerce • Amalgamated Transit Union Local #1015 • VIA Family Chiropractic • Pullman Auto Repair • Sam Dial Jewelers • Artisans at the Dahmen Barn • Sella’s Calzone & Pizza • Neill’s Flowers & Gifts • Helena Chemical • Sweet Mutiny Froyo & Cupcakes • J&h Printing • Jess Ford of Pullman • Inland Networks • The McGregor Company • Washington Trust Bank • Curtis Sholz – Edward Jones • Busch Distributors

• Rosauers Supermarkets • Hilliard’s Heating & Plumbing • Uniontown Co-Operative Association • Crossett’s Family Foods • Sunset Marts • Almota Elevator Co. • Myers Auto Rebuild/Towing • Whitman Medical Group • Pacific NorthWest Farmers Cooperative • ProFormance Physical Therapy • Subway of Colfax & Pullman • Dave Christy – State Farm • Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet • Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge • Ken Paulson Plumbing • Umpqua Bank • Les Schwab of Pullman & Colfax Listen t Baseba o all of our Le Countr ll games on gion y Pa at www AM 1450, or o louse n .listent othega the web !

Without your financial generosity and support, our players would not be able to play baseball every summer representing Whitman County!!

Thanks to you, both of our teams were able to make the Washington State Legion Tournaments this Summer!

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Pullman School District

August 2017


Listening and Learning: For Young and Old Alike Jim Evermann, Director, Pullman Public Schools • Amidst all the growth in our Pullman region we have noticed the obvious as our streets get a new coat of asphalt and paint, a lot of new building ongoing in our neighborhoods, downtown, and at the airport—tangible signs that our community is a dynamic and changing place. What may get lost in this growth is the ever present need to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and listen—yes, listen to those around us that have good ideas, have some concerns, and are most willing to support us as we try to make decisions that will affect our community for a long time to come. With our schools about to open in a few weeks we usually focus on the obvious, the students, as we review the curriculum, make sure there is adequate classroom space, and resources available in the school environment, so that learning can be optimal. We also need to re-focus on the teachers, who put in long hours to prepare for the day-to-day teaching moments they get with our kids and grandkids. The school board is very aware that when classes begin, we too, like the students and the teachers, are being placed in a position to listen and to learn. A few years ago as part of the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) Direct newsletter, there was a great article by Kathryn Blumsack and Terry McCabe. The article reminded school board members that we have a responsibility, based upon our elected office, to do everything in our power to represent perhaps the most important daily civic commitment we as citizens make to our Pullman community, our children, and our future. Blumsack and McCabe said there are seven signs of highly effective school board members, so I will take this opportunity to present them*, because they serve to remind us of our goal to “…ensure learning while challenging and supporting each student to achieve their full potential.” 1. Although elected to our board as an individual, we must clearly understand that we are part of a democratic process to work together, to work with fellow board members, staff, teachers, students, parents, and the community at large. Although our listening is an individual response, our actions must always take into consideration the ideas that come from those we serve. 2. We are part of a team, and therefore must respect the team members, and those who provide input for us to consider. Boards whose members treat one another with respect tend to be the most effective in problem solving and making difficult decisions. The authors reminded us that collaboration and respect do not always mean consensus. 3. The board should refrain from trying to manage the school district. That is precisely what the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and principals are selected for. The board is elected to represent the community’s best educational interests. Our job is to listen and learn the facts, and act upon that information the best we can.

4. The board should set the standard for communication within the district. The authors indicated that while we are encouraged to share and defend our views, we must listen to the views of others. We are reminded throughout of how vital it is to be able to compromise. Again the importance of hearing what others have to say and to be as open minded as possible. 5. It is vital for the board members, like the students, to do our homework and ask tough questions. We are challenged to come to our meetings, our workshops, our retreats prepared to engage in discussions, ask questions, and whenever possible, seek clarification. Here is where the team approach becomes so fruitful – because by listening to our constituents we multiply the information we gather and therefore can make a more informed decision. 6. It is good to remember that as an elected person, we must respect our oath to do our best, to maintain the communities trust, and to uphold the state of Washington’s laws pertaining to public education. As part of this oath, it is vital to that trust that we maintain confidentiality when appropriate. 7. We are expected to keep learning. The article states that to be an effective board member we must participate in professional development (WSSDA Annual Conference, workshops, etc.) and must commit the time and energy necessary to be well informed and effective leaders (good learners!). To listen and to learn are part of what it means to be in the Pullman School District. We are most thankful to the community for your continued support of our schools—contact me if you would like further information on the article by Blumsack and McCabe. *in an amended form

Board of Directors President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3

Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4

Susan Weed, Director, District 1

Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5

Anyone Can Be Good at Math! By Bill Holman, Principal, Franklin Elementary School I spent the first fourteen years of my educational career teaching math, thirteen of those at Moscow High School. During that time I encountered the full spectrum of math attitudes and perceived abilities. I heard many comments rooted in the notion of fixed mindset, generally that people are either good at math or they are not. Even more challenging was an attitude held by some that “You’re never going to use it anyway!” While it wasn’t and isn’t socially acceptable to admit being bad at reading, many students and even adults felt perfectly comfortable admitting being ‘bad at math’. I worked with and witnessed some students moving from “bad” at math to good at math, however, demonstrating the possibility that how we view ourselves as math learners is not fixed at all. I wondered what steps we might be able to take to minimize the chances of learners ever believing that they are bad at math. I am pleased to report that a lot has changed since then, both in attitudes toward math and learning and in math education. For starters, approaching education with a growth mindset, the belief that all of us are capable of

learning, is becoming much more main stream and is a huge part of the foundation of education in the Pullman District. Educators regularly experience learners making huge leaps when they believe in themselves and are believed in. While it is true that some students pick up certain things more quickly than others, all are capable. It is our responsibility as educators to create learning opportunities that have entry points for all of our students, no matter what their thinking patterns happen to be. This is as opposed to the less effective method of always ‘teaching to the middle’. To do the above well, we have to truly understand how each student thinks and to let this understanding guide instructional design. When we empathize with a student’s natural approach, he or she gets the message that who they are and how they think are just fine. The student is more willing to try when they get a chance to display and communicate their thinking, giving them greater access to the learning. We are creating learning opportunities that much more regularly have students doing the thinking and

the talking about math. This requires that teachers to learn strategies that they themselves likely never experienced as learners. Pullman Public Schools is supporting significant professional development for teachers in these areas. As examples, a few years ago several Pullman teachers began in-depth training through a program called Making Math Reasoning Explicit. These teachers in turn have worked and continue to work with others to help enhance their capacity to create rich learning opportunities with access for all. This past year, math education specialists worked extensively with teams in grades K, 1 and 2, using a very effective classroom based model of professional development. This professional development will continue for grades 3 through 5 this next year. We will continue to create opportunities for families to come to school, to learn about what is happening and how to support their children in math. It is our ultimate goal that everyone views themselves as an effective math learner. We can all be good at math!

Pullman School District

August 2017

Your Pullman School Board is Hard at Work!

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Required Annual Notifications Dear Parent/Guardian, Pullman Public Schools is required to provide the following notifications to parents each school year. They can be read in their entirety on the district webpage ( or you can call the school district office (509.332.3581) to request that a packet of all notifications be mailed to you. Notifications:

Allison Munch-Rotolo

Susan Weed

Jim Evermann

• 2016 Annual Summary of Pesticide Use • Admission Requirements • ASB Financial Reports • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Inspection Report • Assessment Plan for 2017-2018 • Child Find • Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 • Excused and Unexcused Attendance Policy • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) • FERPA Directory Notification • Home Language Survey • Homeless Students – Information for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers • Immunizations Required for School Attendance • Maintenance of Grounds and Integrated Pest Management (Pesticides applied on a regular basis) • Media opt-out information • Nondiscrimination Policy • Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying policy • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) • Right to Request Teacher Qualifications • Sexual Harassment Policy • Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy • Title I – Parental Involvement Policy • Tobacco Free Environment – Policy Related to Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices If you have any questions regarding any of these notifications, please contact your student’s school office, or the district office at 509.332.3581.

Karl Johanson

Dean Kinzer

The Pullman Public Schools Board of Directors had a productive, full day retreat on July 12! Over the course of the day, the board discussed massive changes impacting education in the recently approved State budget, including teacher compensation and levies. The board also heard updates about various district programs such as assessments, title I, and truancy prevention. A significant portion of the day was dedicated to extensive review of spring 2017 assessment data for all students, including data broken down by school and sub groups. They discussed their observations and actionable goals for implementing improvement. The board spent time planning for the coming year, discussing topics for work sessions, board meetings, and book studies for the board. Your directors are committed to and passionate about public education, and appreciate the opportunity to serve their constituents! Feel free to contact a board member or the district office (509-332-3581) with questions regarding Pullman Schools!

The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.


Children—Birth through 5 years of age who reside in the Pullman School District.


This screening is an opportunity to review your child’s development and to address potential concerns.


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.

Follow Pullman Schools on Twitter! Stay up to speed with District and PHS news by following us on Twitter: Pullman Public Schools: Pullman High School: Find us on Facebook at:

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

August 2017



Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Palouse Region Chapter

Washington Idaho Symphony (509) 332-3408

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: • Ace Hardware Pullman, LLC • Avalon Care Center – Pullman • Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho • Highland Property Management, LLC • Merry Cellars • Pullman Child Welfare/Pullman Food Bank • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc • SNAP Fitness • Village Centre Theatres LLC • WSECU - CUB

The Palouse chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby was launched in Moscow, Idaho, in March 2014, to serve both Idaho and Washington. Members are drawn from both states, and chapter meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, 5:30-7pm, alternately in Moscow (1912 Center Senior Center) and Pullman (Umpqua Bank Meeting Rm). The Palouse Region Chapter works with legislators in Congressional District 1 in Idaho and District 5 in Washington State. The main work of the group is to lobby members of Congress and their staff members to support Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee & Dividend legislation. This is accomplished by attending face-to-face meetings with legislators locally and in Washington, D.C., making phone calls to legislators, and sending letters and postcards. CCL also works to educate the public about Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee & Dividend legislation through talks, discussions, and presentations, tabling events, and letters to the editor. Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee & Dividend works by applying a fee to fuels based on the amount of carbon dioxide they will emit when burned. The fee Increases over time, thereby creating the price signal to transition to cleaner sources and uses of energy and to increase energy efficiency. To shield families from the economic impact of rising energy costs, all the revenue from the carbon fee is returned to every household as equal shares. To maintain a level playing field for American businesses, a carbon refund is given to businesses when they export to nations without a carbon fee, and an adjustment fee is applied to imports coming from nations that do not have an equivalent carbon price.

Our 4th of July Celebration was a great success! Thank you to these amazing businesses for helping make the event possible: Pullman Radio Stations and NewCountry 104.3, City of Pullman and the Parks and Recreation Department, Sunset Marts, ASWSU and the Student Entertainment Board, The Hilltop Pullman, Pullman Transit, Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman Fire Department, Pullman Police Department, The Fabulous Kingpins, Dan Maher, Community Band of the Palouse, Beasley Coliseum, and Pyro Spectacular.

Thank you to these great volunteers! Without their support, the event would not be possible: Samantha Reyes, Andy Crookston, Sue Schell, Gary Schell, Colleen Harrington, Ann Parks, Malinda Jenkins, Arleen Furdy, Norma Crow, Alexis Schmierer, Francis Benjamin, Heidi Benjamin, Senator Mark Schoesler, Merry Lew, Representative Joe Schmick, Doug Cox, Yu Kuang, John Hinz, Mike Hinz, Sue Hinz, Rick Wayenberg, Tim Marsh, Dane Marsh, Andy Bacon, Adiel Wenger, Sarah Ulibarri, Mayyi Mahama, Liberty Pierce, Bill Smith, Kaari Smith, Kasey Smith, Chance McDaid, Bobby Graham, the Hornets Wrestling Team, Jim Kuznir, Dwane Withey, Fernanda Amaral, Mayra Lopez, Luke Heckerman, John Ramirez, Mariah Johnson, Mary Schweitzer, and Representative Mary Dye.

Also, thank you to these great businesses and individuals for their support: Birch & Barley, Merry Cellars Winery, Hilliard’s Heating & Plumbing, Jerry’s Auto Repair, Holiday Inn Express, Pullman Regional Hospital, Quality Inn, Allegra Print Signs Marketing and Allegra Image, Sun Rental Center, Sims Glass, Zeppoz, j&h Printing, Via Family Chiropractic, Windemere Real Estate, Pullman Disposal, Neill’s Flowers & Gifts, Chipman Thank you to the 4th of July Committee: Glenn Johnson, Ron Wachter, Alan Davis, & Taylor Chevrolet, Imported Car Service, Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing, Ken Paulson Britnee Packwood, Marie Dymkoski, Tom Handy, Carol Cooper, Kimberly Marshall, Plumbing, Swire Coca-Cola, Matt & Lynda Carey, Rachel & Bill Paul, and Jonny Fisher, Tanner Hendrickson, Johnny Mann, Darin Siebert, Susan Weed, Otto Nielson, Mitch Chandler, Sue Hinz, Rick Wayenberg, Berto Cerrillo, Chris Wehrung, Sam Sorem, Linda DDS. Mittelhammer, and Ryan Scharnhorst. Major thanks to the Wachter Family for your tremendous support with the delicious BBQ: Ron & Barb Wachter, Shane, Wendy, Brittany, Tres, T.J., Travis, Campbell, Jayden Parker, Jim, KathyJo, J.T., Kellyn, Lauryn, Kevin, Mauryn Toole, Tom, Tracy, Lucus and Bailey Muller, and all their other great volunteers!

Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Events Coordinator: Britnee Packwood • Tourism Director: Carol Cooper • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall

August 2017

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

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

NONPROFIT SHOWCASE and General Membership Luncheon presented by the Pullman Chamber of Commerce

“The Power of Nonprofits: Celebrating the Difference They Make in Our Communities” SEL Event Center • Tuesday, August 8 • 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. During the General Membership Luncheon, held 12-1:00 pm, you will hear from our August Business Member of the Month, Washington Idaho Symphony. The keynote speaker will be Nancy Bacon, Director of Learning and Engagement for WA Nonprofits. The luncheon cost is $15 per person, or $12 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 4 at noon. (509) 334-3565, or online at Nonprofits interested in participating in the Showcase should contact Marie Dymkoski •

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City of Pullman

August 2017

The season to irrigate wisely is here This is the perfect time to check your irrigation system so that your yard doesn’t go The equipment you use to water your yard will affect your water savings. The most thirsty and to ensure that you are using water wisely. Check for leaks, install water-saving efficient way to water flower beds, vegetable gardens and newly planted shrubs and devices and set a watering schedule to prevent unnecessary evaporation and runoff. trees often is with a soaker hose. You can control the flow, direction and time that you Adjust your timer when it is raining because your vegetation won’t need that extra water. water, making it a good option. Sprinklers are best for large, flat areas, and placement The best time to water is in the early morning or in the late evening, no matter what is everything. Placing sprinklers on the edge of your yard facing inward will decrease the amount of water wasted. Also with sprinklers, keep the water stream parallel to the sort of watering device you use. To reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation, the city water conservation program asks residents to voluntarily schedule irrigation during ground to decrease evaporation. the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saving water doesn’t mean your yard will look desolate and dry. Plan ahead and assess your watering needs. Aeration can help your lawn absorb more water, while keeping soil compaction down. Reducing fertilizer use will decrease rapid growth, which will cut back on water use. For flower and shrub beds, adding a layer of mulch will hold moisture and decrease weeds. Also, when determining the location of new plants, consider areas that are shady and protected from wind.

PARKS & RECREATION 3-on-3 Lentil Festival Hoop Classic Pullman Parks and Recreation 3-on-3 Lentil Festival Hoop Classic basketball tournament for boys and girls entering grades 3-8 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Reaney Park. Entry forms are available at the Pioneer Center, 240 SE Dexter St. or online at PullmanParksand Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 11.

Silverwood & Boulder Beach Water Park Whether you are lying on the beach at Big Moose Bay zipping down Pioneer Plunge, or cruising down Timber Terror, you are guaranteed to have fun. Come with us for a great day at Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park with more than 65 rides and attractions, ranging from roller coasters with insane 65 mph drops to rides built just for the little ones. Bring a great attitude, a change of clothes, lots of sunscreen, and money for lunch, dinner, games, and souvenirs. We will leave Pioneer Center at 8:30 a.m. returning to Pullman around 8 p.m. Youth entering grades 6-8 are welcome to register for this exciting day of fun on August 8. *Fee: $65, which includes admission, escort, supervision, and transportation to theme park.

Wednesday Concerts in the Park Come to Reaney Park for food, fun and great music. Food vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m. and performances run from 6-7:30 p.m. • Aug. 2 – Soulstice (rock/blues/country) Food vendor: Fork In The Road • Aug. 9 – Eric E. (acoustic rock/blues/jazz) Food vendor: Katalina’s Kitchen • Aug. 16 – Cherry Sisters Revival (eclectic mix/classic country) Food vendor: Heros N Sports Specials thanks to the sponsors of the 2017 Concerts in the Park Series: Avista Corp, WSECU, RE/MAX Home & Land, Pickard Orthodontics, P1FCU, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associates, Holiday Inn Express, Edwards Jones Investment – Greg Bloom, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, and Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet.

Summer Co-Ed Softball League Start getting your team together for the Coed Softball League starting late this summer. This league will join Moscow Parks & Recreation and play from mid-August through September. Team packets are available online at PullmanParksand Rec. com or at the Pioneer Center at 240 SE Dexter St. Registration will be accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from July 31 through August 4. Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning August 14. Team fee: $475.

Adventures Summer Day Camp This summer we have gone back in time to find the best of the best and our favorite camp themes from the past 15+ years! These weeklong, half-day camps are designed for campers, ages 3-6 who would like to have group fun and build new friendships. There will be a variety of age-appropriate activities each week, including special guests, art and crafts, music, science, movement activities, indoor and outdoor playtime, and field trips based on each week’s theme. A snack will be provided daily. Each day, campers need to bring a water bottle labeled with their name and arrive wearing sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing including shoes for inside and outside play. The camps run from 8 a.m. to noon daily. Fee: $81 per week. Weekly Themes • Aug. 7-11 Summer Splash • Aug. 14-18 Outdoor Adventures

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these activities are listed in the 2017 Summer Parks & Recreation Brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration.

We challenge you to learn about drought resistant landscaping, also known as Wisescape®, lawn removal credits, toilet rebates 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.

Stay connected to city through social media Those who live, work or play in the Pullman community are encouraged to follow Pullman social media for public safety tips and announcements, road closure information, community announcements, and more. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the city of Pullman’s expanded social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and now INSTAGRAM! • • • Instagram handle: CityofPullman The Facebook and Twitter feeds are also posted on the city’s website homepage: You can also find Pullman Police Department on Facebook (, Twitter (@ PullmanPolice), and Instagram (pullmanpolice). Connect with PPD on and download the free MyPD mobile app for instant access to Pullman PD resources, submission forms, and more from your mobile device! “Social media allows us to communicate with the public on a consistent basis, which fits perfectly with our Community Policing efforts,” notes Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins. “Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be effective tools to deliver critical information to the public in a timely manner.”

Haul your waste—don’t burn Pullman Fire Department reminds city residents that open burning is illegal. Burning yard waste, trash or debris is prohibited within Pullman city limits. The Whitman County Landfill accepts yard waste and dumping these materials is free. If you’re not into hauling, then contact Pullman Disposal at (509) 334-1914 or visit http:// to find out more about their yard waste collection service. Avoid a visit from the fire department and be considerate of your neighbors. Haul away your yard waste. Don’t burn.

Your Pullman parks are for summer fun The waning days of summer vacation make hot August days a great time to visit your Pullman parks. For more addresses and park regulations, visit

City of Pullman

August 2017

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Visit your library soon Neill Public Library is a gateway to the world of knowledge providing free access to ideas, information and the richness of human culture. The library offers a stimulating, safe environment for discovery and exploration as well as a beautiful, comfortable setting for reading and relaxation.

Adult Programs • Homelessness: The Voices of the Unheard. What are the stories of our community's homeless? What do we know about homelessness? What actions can we take to support community members who may be experiencing homelessness?

Mortal, a documentary that features surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande and the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness, followed by a group discussion on Advance Care Planning and how to communicate wishes about endof-life preferences. This is a free event. No registration necessary. • English Conversation Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or for more information.

To explore these questions and dig below the surface of homelessness in our community, Neill Public Library partners with facilitator and WSU graduate student Nancy Carvajal Medina to host three workshops:

• Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3 in the Hecht meeting room to discuss Double Cross by Ben Macintyre. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595.

Mondays, Aug. 14, 21, 28 From 5:30-7 p.m. Hecht meeting room

• 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 (509) 334-3595.

Carvajal Medina brings assumptions, beliefs, values, cultural heritages, traditions, and prejudices from non-homeless worlds into dialogue with the worlds of men and women who have experienced homelessness. In each workshop, stories of homeless individuals collected over three years as part of a doctoral research project will be shared. Attendees will participate in interactive exercises to designed to share insights and knowledge about homelessness, to learn from the lived experiences of different individuals, to use arts (creative writing, drawing, painting) to respond to those experiences, and to discuss actions we can take as a community to support these "houseless" individuals. Participants will develop new understandings on the houseless experiences by exploring our worlds, developing empathetic listening, dialoguing critically, creating, and acting from the positions we occupy in the community. Each workshop is different; participants may attend one, or all, of the series. Workshops are free. • Advance Care Planning Seminar. Friends of Hospice and Neill Public Library invite you to attend an Advance Care Planning seminar from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24. The event starts with a community screening of Being

• Sew Happy Hand & 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 (509) 3325340 or

Children’s Programs No pre-registration is required for any of our Youth Service Programs. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at or (509) 338-3258 • Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays OR Thursdays. Enjoy this language enrichment program that features songs, rhymes, movement activities and great books. Call for weekly scheduling. • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday. Enjoy fun books, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more.

• Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:3011 a.m. every Thursday. Enjoy wonderful books, stories, puppets, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more.

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

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:

ACTIVE ADULTS Bingo & Ice Cream Social at Regency Pullman

fields, or enjoy a hot, yummy peach cobbler with ice cream for lunch. We will also visit several farms, a gift shop, and various places to eat. Home We all love ice cream, so off we go to Regency Pullman to meet friends. We pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and will also stick around for their Bingo time and maybe win some prizes. Come return about 5 p.m. Register by Friday, Aug. 18. *Fee: *13, which includes join the fun. Home pickup begins at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10. We admissions, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included. leave city hall at 1:30 p.m. and return about 4 p.m. Sign up by Monday, Aug. 7 at Pullman Senior Center. Free. Senior Summer Jamboree

Northern Quest Casino This is our most popular casino trip. This Airway Heights casino is the largest in our area with 14 different restaurants and food vendors. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Friday, Aug. 4. *Fee: $12, which includes escort and transportation. Meal cost not included. We are not responsible for any losses incurred.

Peach Festival at Greenbluff Travel with us to Greenbluff, Washington, the fruit mecca of the Inland Northwest. You can buy your favorite fruits and vegetables fresh from the

Hillyard Senior Center has invited us to join them for their summer outdoor party at Waterfront Medical Lake. They will have a yummy picnic lunch, live music, bingo, croquet, and even some kayaking on the lake. Home pickups begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m. Register by Friday, Aug. 18. *Fee: $16, which includes admission, meal, escort and transportation. *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 Summer Parks & Recreation brochure and may have already filled up due to preregistration.

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

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

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August 2017 edition of the Pullman Community Update, with National Lentil Festival insert.

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August 2017 edition of the Pullman Community Update, with National Lentil Festival insert.