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Pullman Regional Hospital Staff Receive Scholarships Ten Pullman Regional Hospital employees have earned Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation scholarships for the 2016 scholarship program.
Applications for Spring 2017 scholarships will be available through Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation in September of 2016.
Melissa Francik, Kanika Haley, Joan Hendrickson, Garrett Quarve, and In addition to the Staff Education Scholarship and the BSN Scholarship, the Foundation also manages the Bill Gaskins Pharmacy Scholarship program. Amber Roberts each received a $2,500 Healthcare scholarship to improve The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation has administered $24,000 for their skills and advance their education and healthcare career to benefit the patients of Pullman Regional Hospital. The scholarship is available to any 2016 scholarship programs. employee who has been employed for at least one year and works a minimum of twenty hours a week. Awarded funds may be used for tuition, books and school expenses. Jennifer Beltran, Petronila Rich, Lynn Sakamoto, and Elizabeth Schilling each received a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. The scholarship is available to Pullman Regional Hospital registered nurses enrolled in an accredited B.S.N. program who have been employed for at least one year and work a minimum of twenty hours a week. The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board awards scholarships twice a year. Applicants are eligible to receive a scholarship once a year.
Massage: Benefits for Mom & Baby In This Issue…
Touch is the first sense to develop in humans and is essential for a baby’s health and well-being. Without adequate amounts of physical contact, infants fail to thrive. This is evident in infants who are isolated and deprived from this basic human need.
Pullman Regional Hospital................... 1-3 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 5 Washington State University................ 6 United Way.......................................... 7 Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse.... 9 City of Pullman..................................... 10-11 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....12 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 Kiwanis................................................ 16 Community Action Center.................... 17 Pullman School District........................ 18-19 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 21-22 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 23 Whitman County Humane Society....... 24-25 Rural Resources.................................... 25 Pullman Council on Aging.................... 26 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 26
The impact of massage therapy is profound on preventing or minimizing discomfort. Massage prenatally or during labor can help a mother relax and release emotional stress. Preference for touch during labor can vary. Her feelings about massage can change from moment to moment. Partner massage is ideal for early stages of labor. Learning to massage your baby can help you feel connected and promote positive feelings for both of you. “Every child, no matter the age, should be massaged at bedtime on a regular basis.” says Tiffany Field, Ph.D., of the Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida. Touch is a powerful element in human bonding and attachment. Infant massage is one of the best ways to give your baby safe, positive messages about touch. It stimulates the developing nervous system of the brain and improves respiration, digestion and elimination. It relieves symptoms of gas and colic and can reduce fussiness and improve sleep. Massage is available for you at Pullman Regional Hospital’s BirthPlace. Our goal is to promote healthy families. Therefore, in addition to massage services we offer an infant massage course for the entire family. If you are expecting, in postpartum, or need the benefits
of massage, we have six massage therapists at Summit Therapy and Health Services ready to address your needs. For more information visit www.pullmanregional.org and click on Center for Women’s & Children’s Health.
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What is Stroke?
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner joins Palouse Pediatrics
Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain either bursts, ruptures or is blocked by a clot. As a result, the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs and pieces of the brain die.
Stroke Risk Factors Approximately 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Though some stroke risk factors are uncontrollable, such as age and race, other risk factors are in your control and making small lifestyle changes can reduce your stroke risk. For example, hypertension, which is the leading risk factor, can be controlled by eating a healthy diet, regularly physical activity, not smoking, and by taking prescribed medications. The American Heart Association identifies seven factors to control for ideal health. Life’s Simple 7 are: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and don’t smoke.
Ashley Randleman, board certified pediatric nurse practitioner, recently joined Palouse Pediatrics in their Pullman and Moscow offices. Randleman is the practice’s pediatric wellness specialist serving children and adolescents. Her particular area of focus is children’s wellness, including weight management and building healthy, sustainable lifestyle choices in children early. She will be providing acute care services for children as well. Randleman is the only pediatric wellness specialist in the region.
TIME IS BRAIN – get to the Emergency Department fast. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs and symptoms of a stroke.
F.A.S.T. is: Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Speech Difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly? Time to call 911: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and ensure they are transported to the hospital immediately by ambulance, the fastest way to get medical care.
Provided by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Visit StrokeAssociation.org.
Telestroke service is available at Pullman Regional Hospital. Pullman Regional Hospital is partnered with Providence Acute Telestroke Service, which provides instant access to board-certified, vascular neurologists and their teams. Pullman Regional Hospital is a Level III Stroke Center, with the ability to administer tPA, 24 hour access to CT scans, and 24 hour access to highly trained and experienced stroke neurologists through Providence Telestroke. It’s critical to get to the Emergency Department right away so early intervention can happen. Don’t ignore the signs of stroke or think you have to go to a larger facility. Time is Brain. Pullman Regional Hospital Emergency Department is here for you.
Randleman earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Masters of Science in Nursing at Duke University. She began her career in nursing in 2007 as a nursing assistant working with children in their homes. After becoming a registered nurse in 2011, she worked as a certified pediatric nurse at Brenner Children’s Hospital and Bayada Pediatrics in Winston Sale, North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Ashley also coached a children’s fitness class and worked as a boot camp instructor in CrossFit. She is looking forward to cultivating enriching relationships with her patients and their families. She believes in patientcentered care and working with her patients to foster healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes.
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October 2016 Activities at PDSC Daily science activities are geared for preschool-kindergarten aged children EXCEPT “Just Ask Why” on Fridays. “Just Ask Why” is for younger preschoolers. All activities are adapted for the ages of the children attending.
Oct 4-7.......................................Pumpkins Oct 11-14..................................Skeletons Oct 18-21..................................The Moon Oct 25-28..................................Bats
Pumpkins Tue. Oct 4, 10:30.....................Curious!Kids: Is This a Pumpkin? 4:00........................After School Science: Is This a Pumpkin? Wed. Oct 5, 1:30.....................Kinder!Science: Ooy-Gooy Pumpkins Thu. Oct 6, 10:30....................Curious!Kids: Pumpkin Life-Cycle Fri. Oct 7, 10:30.......................Just Ask Why: Pumpkin Seeds
Skeletons Tue. Oct 11, 1:30.....................Wonder!Science: Connecting Bones 4:00.....................Afterschool Science: Connecting Bones Wed. Oct 12, 1:30...................Kinder!Science: What Bone is This? Thu. Oct 13, 10:30..................Curious!Kids: Where is Your Skull? Fri. Oct 14, 10:30....................Just Ask Why: What’s in a tooth?
The Moon Tue. Oct 18, 1:30.....................Wonder!Science: Walking on the Moon 4:00.....................Afterschool Science: Walking on the Moon Wed. Oct 19, 1:30...................Kinder!Science: Phases of the Moon Thu. Oct 20, 10:30..................Curious!Kids: Moon Craters Fri. Oct 21, 10:30....................Just Ask Why: Dark Side of the Moon
Bats Tue. Oct25, 1:30......................Wonder!Science: Flying Mammals 4:00 – Afterschool Science: Flying Mammals Wed. Oct 26, 1:30...................Kinder!Science: Batty Facts Thu. Oct 27, 10:30..................Curious!Kids: Let’s Go Batty! Fri. Oct 28, 10:30....................Just Ask Why: Are Vampires Real!?
Ask Dr. Universe Why are apples red? -Emily, 5, Seattle, WA Dear Emily, Just the other day I was biting into a crunchy, delicious red apple when I was reminded of your question. I started wondering why apples are red, too. I called up my friend and apple expert Kate Evans, a scientist here at Washington State University. Her research helps us develop new kinds of apples. Before she answered your question, she had a question for us to wonder about, too. “What might the benefit be for a tree to have red fruit?” she asked. I thought about it for a moment. Then I remembered that in nature, colors could sometimes help send a message to plants and animals. The message might be “Don’t eat me,” as is the case of some brightly colored poisonous frogs. Other times it might be a chameleon using its colors to attract a mate, like saying “Look over here!” Evans explained that the apple’s red color might just be a way of telling hungry animals, “We are delicious.” Long before humans were shopping for apples at the supermarket, bears were scavenging for the fruit in forests. Bears have a good sense of smell and pretty good vision that helps them look for food. One idea is that bears are particularly attracted to red, a color that really pops. “A red apple is kind of a pretty, attractive, easy-to-see piece of fruit, especially against the green leaves,” Evans said. When bears see the red fruit, they eat it, digest it, and poop out the seeds. In fact, Evans said, the point of the tree having fruit at all is to help the tree spread its seeds. That way new generations of trees can grow. Of course, you may have noticed that not all apples are red. Some are yellow, pink, or green. Red apples get their color from anthocyanins. These are pigments, or natural colorings, that develop as the apple grows. We also find these pigments in cranberries, raspberries, cherries, cabbage, and other red or purple foods. Whether you are on four legs or two, the red color can be really appealing, Evans said. A lot of humans like to eat red apples, too. Here in Washington State, we produce more than 2 million tons of apples each year, far more than any other state. Another way to think about the answer to your question may be to look at how we see different colors. When we look at a red apple, it’s absorbing colors from the sunlight. It absorbs all the colors of the rainbow—except for red. The red light reflects off the apple and our brain and eyes work together to let us know what color we are seeing. Red is a color that can be appealing to both humans and other animals. It’s also one of my favorite fall colors. To celebrate the season, I’m off to pick some red apples and press them into delicious cider. Sincerely, Dr. Universe
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Membership Options • Family memberships $70 per year (Two adults and children under 18 who live in the same household) • Grandparent memberships $60 per year (Two adults and up to six grandchildren under 18)
• Individual memberships $40 per year Individual Senior (55+) memberships $35 per year
Membership benefits: • Admission to the science center for a full year. • Guest/Family Passes so you can bring your friends. • 10% discount in the Curiosity Shop. • Discounts on Super Science Birthday Parties. • Discounts on camps and other programs. • Invitation to Member-only events. • Free Admission to 339 ASTC Passport Participant science centers worldwide! To look up current participating member museums, just visit this website: http://www.astc.org/ members/passlist.htm
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Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
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Support Groups Did you know that ATVP offers weekly support groups? If you have questions or concerns about your current relationship (or past relationships), this group is a great way to connect to others. Call our 24-hour number for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
October is Domestic Violence Action Month!
A HUGE thank you to the restaurants who have provided our support group meals this last year: • Basilio’s Italian Café
Every October we take time to honor survivors of domestic violence in our community and around the country, but let’s also use this October to take action towards ending domestic violence on the Palouse!
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Social Justice Needs You!
December 14, 2016 (Pullman Schools half day) • 2-4 pm Pioneer Center, Pullman WA • 14 – 17 years old Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse needs YOUR HELP to stop violence in our community! Bring your ideas and help us organize for peace on the Palouse. Are you ready to take action and help ATVP speak out against injustices? Do you feel like you are ready for a change? Then we want to hear from you! Join your peers for an afternoon of free thinking, and of course a little FUN! And if that doesn’t convince you, there will be free pizza! Register with Pullman Parks & Rec.
Make sure to like our Facebook page for the most up-to-date ways to get involved! Consider making a donation to our emergency shelter. Ideas include haircut gift certificates, feminine hygiene products, and new pillows. Check out our website (atvp.org) for other ideas!
The most important way you can get involved is by starting a conversation with the people you know. Check out these healthy relationship tips from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
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Game-Day Parking The city of Pullman and Washington State University are proud to welcome you to Pullman and campus for this season’s home football games. We expect to see an increased number of fans coming to town during the weekends. Pullman Police and Public Works departments have been working with WSU and our regional partners to ease traffic congestion and improve traffic flow.
5. A free game-day park & ride shuttle is available three hours prior to kickoff and runs until one hour after the end of the game. Park-and-Ride locations are: • Valley Road Play Fields; Valley Rd. at Merman Dr. (Lot 1) • WSU Research Park; Eastgate Blvd. at Terre View Dr. (Lot 2) • Terre View Dr. at SR 270 (Lot 3) • Pullman Aquatic Center; Larry St. at Hall Dr. (Lot 4) • Living Faith Fellowship Church; Crestview St. just west of Grand Ave. (Lot 5) • Busch Distributors Lot, State Route 27 (Lot 6) • Pizza Hut, North Grand Ave. (Lot 7) • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, NE Terre View Dr.
If you plan to attend home football games, game day parking and transportation information is available online at: • WSU Transportation Services: transportation.wsu.edu/Gameday2 • Pullman PD: bit.ly/1sITsSS • Pullman Transit: www.pullmantransit.com and transportation.wsu.edu/Gameday2
6. “Residential Permit Parking” zones located north of campus and adjacent to Stadium Way require a special residential parking permit available only to residents living in those zones.
General game day parking information: 1. Disability parking is available in the 3rd floor of the Fine Arts garage. A disability placard and identification card are required. 2. If you are a Cougar Athletic Fund (CAF) member, you can park in your designated CAF lot. A map is provided on the back of your permit.
For questions about WSU game-day parking, call WSU Transportation Services at 335-PARK (7275) or visit them online at transportation.wsu.edu/Gameday2; or call Pullman Transit at 332-6535 or visit them online at www.pullmantransit.com.
3. General parking is available for $20 per game and can be pre-purchased online for $15 (discounted rate is not available day of game). 4. RV Parking on campus is SOLD OUT for the 2016 football season. All RVs must purchase and print their permits before coming to campus. You may contact the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center at 335-INFO (4636), City of Pullman, or the Pullman Chamber of Commerce for additional RV Parking options within city limits. Use the following links for further information, www.pullman-wa.gov/departments/ parks-a-recreation/rv-park and www.pullmanchamber.com/)
Make Halloween Safe With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, extra attention to safety awareness will make it a safe night for all involved, and hopefully a boring night for the first responders and emergency medical personnel who work hard to keep Pullman and its residents safe. For those of you dressing up your young superheroes, the traditional safety tips still hold true. • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Besides, it’s more fun in groups and safer, too. • Carry a flashlight and use reflective tape on costumes. Kids like glow-stick necklaces and bracelets and they do increase visibility. LED lights work well, too. • Use sidewalks; avoid cutting through people’s yards. • Walk, don’t run. Look both ways before crossing the street. • Only go to houses that have a porch light on, and never go into a stranger’s car or house. For homeowners, there are a few things you can do to make sure the evening is safe. • Turn on your porch light if you welcome trick-or-treaters. • Make sure your yard is clear of obstacles, such as ladders, hoses, dog chains and flower pots. • Keep animals inside or restrained in the back yard, and always use a leash. • Battery powered jack-o’-lanterns are safer than candles and won’t ignite costumes. And for those of you who favor the trick portion of the trick-or-treat theme of the evening, • There is a fine line between a prank and a crime. Please be aware of both perspectives, and that humor might not be received well by everyone. Just because you think it is funny, doesn’t mean the person on the receiving end will see the humor. In addition, it may be against the law. • If you choose to use or serve intoxicants, make sure you do so responsibly. Accidents and injuries could have life-changing consequences for all parties involved. With a little attention to these safety tips, you can help to ensure that Pullman first responders will have a boring night this Halloween. And, that is a good thing.
Pedestrian crossing completion delayed Construction activity at North Grand Avenue at Ritchie Street to install a pedestrian signal has been delayed while we await delivery of signal equipment. Project completion is anticipated mid-to-late November. This location is the junction of pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Military Hill and College Hill where the Grand Avenue sidewalk system and the Grand Avenue Greenway Trail intersect. Since we have no other traffic control signal like it anywhere in Pullman, a link to information detailing how the signal works will be posted in the city web site announcements section before the light goes into service.
2017 budget hearings set for the fall Public hearings on the proposed 2017 city budget will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 in the city council chambers as part of the regular city council meetings. Also on Nov. 1, the mayor will present his annual budget message. The final 2017 budget will be adopted at a regular city council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these informative meetings or to view them live on the city web site at www.pullman-wa.gov under City Council Video, Live Webcast.
Water Summit welcomes you Please come to the 12th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit from 4:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Schweitzer Event Center in Pullman. Be challenged by great presentations from water experts, area youth and our annual State of the Basin Report. The event is free and open to all community-minded Palouse residents. Additionally, we’ll draw for some fabulous prizes including a low-flow toilet and a $1000 xeriscaping yard makeover! Come to this important community conversation. For more information, please visit: w ww.palousewatersummit.org.
PARKS & RECREATION “Care-To-Share” Fun Run Join Pullman Parks & Recreation on a 5K- or 10K-course for the 8th annual “Care-To-Share” Fun Run to be held Saturday, Oct. 8. All proceeds benefit the Pullman Parks & Recreation Care-to-Share program, designed to provide financial assistance to youth from low-income families to participate in recreation programs they otherwise may not be able to afford. For more information, call 338-3227 or register online at www. pullmanparksandrec.com.
Coed K-1st Grade Basketball The basics of dribbling, shooting, lay-ins, offensive and defensive skills will be covered. Girls and boys from all elementary schools will have practices and games during the week. There will be no Saturday games. Teams will be divided equally by skill, not necessarily by school. This program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1 – Dec. 15. The kindergarten program will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and first grade from 4:45-5:45 p.m. *Fee: $33.
Start Smart Sport Development Program Start Smart is an instructional program that prepares children for the world of organized sports, without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work one-on-one with their children in a supportive environment, to learn to throw, catch, kick, and bat. Specialized Start Smart equipment (Koosh® ball products) will be provided. Please wear exercise-appropriate clothing and shoes. This is an activity for children ages 3-5 with little or no sports experience. Parent/guardian participation is required. Program meets from 6:15-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 1 – Dec. 13. *Fee: $25.
So you want to be a landlord? Whitman County Landlord-Tenant Association (WCLTA) is offering a free workshop to respond to questions and concerns of landlords or those who might be considering owning residential rental property. Topics include applicant screening, rental agreements and leases, management alternatives, Washington State Landlord-Tenant Law, insuring your rental property, and property maintenance. For questions about the course content or about WCLTA
please contact Anita at 332-8602, or go to www.wclta.com. This workshop will be held at the Pioneer Center from 6:458:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. Please preregister for this free class with Parks & Recreation 338-3227.
Adult Basketball Leagues Start getting your team ready for another exciting year of city league basketball! The league will be combined with teams from Moscow. Team organizational packets will be available starting Monday, Oct. 10. Team registration will be accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 1-11 at the Pioneer Center. Individuals interested in having their names made available to team captains should contact Parks & Recreation at 338-3227. Games will be played on Monday, Wednesday & Sunday evenings. Team fee: $525.
*All registrants who live outside of Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. For more information or to register, go to www. pullmanparksandrec.com or call Pullman Parks and Recreation at 338-3227.
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Library changes in the air October is full of exciting changes! The library parking lot next to the library reopens at the end of the month. On Oct. 23, the library kicks off its carpet replacement project, funded by the city of Pullman and the Shirrod Family Endowment Fund. The library will be closed for the duration of this project while we replace worn and damaged carpet throughout the entire facility. Plan ahead to help us empty the shelves! We’d much rather have library items borrowed and enjoyed by you than packed away in storage! Come fill your sacks, backpacks, and suitcases with as many books, movies, and magazines as you can carry! Library materials borrowed in October will not be due until after Nov. 13, so please keep everything with you until we reopen. Access to the library’s online services including the catalog, downloadable books, Microsoft Imagine Academy, and research databases will still remain available. We can’t wait to welcome you back when we reopen on Monday, Nov. 14!
Adult programs • Documentary Screening. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, come to the library Hecht meeting room for a free screening of The Boys of ’36, inspired by Daniel James Brown’s immensely popular book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It’s about the journey of nine working class boys from the University of Washington—sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers—who overcame tremendous hardships to beat the Ivy League teams of the East Coast and Adolf Hitler’s German rowers, inspiring a nation struggling to emerge from the Great Depression. For more information, contact the library at 338-3254. • English Conversation Club. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation from 5:30-7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday in the Hecht meeting room. No meetings Oct. 23-Nov. 13 during carpet replacement. For more information Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Hecht meeting room to
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discuss Dead Wake: Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. For more information about the book club, contact Rezina at 334-3595. • Good Yarns knit and crochet group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday in the Hecht meeting room. On Friday, Oct. 28, the group will meet at the Pullman Daily Grind, 230 E. Main St. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 334-3595. • Sew Happy hand and machine sewing club meets 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. No meetings Oct. 23-Nov. 13 during carpet replacement. 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 3325340 or email@example.com.
Youth programs—language enrichment, books, songs, rhymes, activities and more! • Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) meets from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Wednesday, Oct. 26 will be in City Hall Council Chambers; Thursday, Oct. 27 will be in City Hall Senior Lounge. • Time For Twos Story Time (2-3 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Wednesday, Oct. 26 will be in City Hall Council Chambers. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:3011 a.m. on Thursdays. Thursday, Oct. 27 will be in City Hall Senior Lounge. • Lego® Time! (ages 5 and older) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Drop in and join your friends for Lego® Time! Imagine, build, create! Thousands of Legos await you. Pre-registration is not required.
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 Mark Workman .................................. City Supervisor Joanna Bailey .....................................................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock ................................ IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ...................................... Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis ........................................... Parks Manager Pete Dickinson .................................... Planning Director Kevin Gardes ...................................... Public Works Dir. Mike Heston ....................................... Fire Chief Leann Hubbard .................................. Finance Director Gary Jenkins ....................................... Chief of Police Laura McAloon .................................. City Attorney Karen Sires .......................................... Human Res. Mgr. Phone: 338-3208 • Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address: www.pullman-wa.gov
FD urges residents to find ‘Two Ways Out’ If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get out safely? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimated they would have at least 6 minutes to get out safely. Unfortunately it is estimated that fires double in size every 30 to 60 seconds, so time is very limited. This is why the Pullman Fire Department is teaming up with the NFPA during Fire Prevention week to help spread the word, Two Ways Out! Pullman Fire recommends the following tips for planning your family’s escape. 1. Make a map of your home. Mark doors and windows that can be used to escape.
Library Hours Closed Oct. 23-Nov. 14 Mon • 1-7 p.m. Tue • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed & Thu • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri & Sat • 1-5 p.m.
2. Choose a meeting place outside the home, like the tree in the front yard, at your mailbox, or neighbors’ front yard. 3. Practice your escape plans at least twice a year. Join the Pullman Firefighters at Walmart from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 for fun activities and displays. Residents can learn about ways to protect your loved ones and find out more about fire safety. For more information about fire safety please visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Ave www.neill-lib.org • 334-3595
ACTIVE ADULTS The Essentials of Advance Care Planning Who will speak for you if you can’t? Learn why advance care planning is important for all adults. Complete your advance directives. This session, from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Pullman Senior Center, will encourage reflection on your health care goals and values. Gain an understanding of the three elements involved in choosing a decision maker. Put your wishes in writing. Certified Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning Facilitators, through Honoring Choices Whitman County, will guide you through the advance care planning process. They will help you to complete your advance directives and to develop the next steps to be taken. Please pre-register by Oct. 3 so information can be provided in advance of the session. Sponsored by Friends of Hospice, firstname.lastname@example.org, 332-4414.
SHIBA – Medicare Prescription Assistance If you need to change your prescription coverage or apply for the Medicare programs, you must do so during open enrollment period. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors will be on hand to provide free help to you from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 14-Dec 2. Call the Senior Center office at 509-338-3307 for additional info.
Wii Bowling Mega-Challenge Pullman Senior Center will be hosting Hillyard Senior Center for our annual Wii Bowling tournament from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. There will be lots of excitement and friendly competition. Refreshments are provided, and the only charge is for lunch. Spectators welcome. Sign-up at the Center by Oct. 3. Fee: $6.
Ione Fall Colors Train Ride Last chance ever to take in the beautiful fall colors as the forest changes into a sea of yellow and orange as you travel across a 100–foot-long trestle built in 1910 that overlooks Box Canyon Dam. You will also ride through the 810-foot-long Vail Tunnel. Now don’t be afraid of train robbers; it’s probably a rumor! This attraction is closing
next year, so don’t miss this opportunity. Our train ride begins at 1 p.m. Home pickup begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. We leave city hall at 8 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by Oct. 3. No refunds after Oct. 7; tickets are pre-purchased. *Fee: $28 which includes box lunch, admission, transportation and escort.
New! Hutton Settlement Tour Since 1919, Levi Hutton’s dream to build a home for orphaned children has persevered and Spokane’s Hutton Settlement continues to be a stable environment for orphaned children. The historic campus consists of 319 acres of pristine natural settings for learning and recreation. We will have lunch after the tour at Timber Creek Buffet. Home pickup begins 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return from Spokane about 5 p.m. Register by Oct. 14. *Fee: $20, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.
Hillyard’s Halloween Party Wow! This is the ultimate Halloween party for seniors who enjoy having fun. We’ve been invited by Hillyard Senior Center, to join them for this celebration. Since they offer great prizes to the winners of the costume contest, we wear costumes, but it’s not mandatory. There’ll be lots of games and door prizes, a carriage ride and live band playing the oldies, dancing and a luscious lunch. It is always a good time! Home pickup begins 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return from Spokane about 5 p.m. Register by Oct. 14. No refunds after Oct. 16; tickets are pre-purchased. *Fee: $32, which includes meal, admission, carriage ride, 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 2016 Fall Parks & Recreation brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration. The Senior Coordinator will be on vacation Sept. 1-14, and during that time call Parks & Recreation office for info at 338-3227.
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Gladish Community & Cultural Center
Silent Auction Sneak Peek You are Invited!
@ Gladish Community & Cultural center
Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Celebration & Fundraiser Pulled Pork BBQ & Brats Beer by Paradise Creek Brewery Fine Wine by Merry Cellars Silent Auction Live Music by Auf Ghets German Band & Soulstice
Autographed copy of Pinky & the Brain DVDs.
Wine jug from the Silla Dynasty in Korea, dating from 300-900 A.D.
Messages from Donna Gwinn, Executive Director of the Friends of Gladish
The following notes are taken from an email from a distant cousin of mine, Charles M Howell IV: Sorry to take so long getting these Pinky and the Brain sets back to you, but since you said you you needed them for an Oktoberfest I figured I had a little time. I got our stars to autograph them as well. It was hard to meet up with them—they spend a lot of the summer going around the country to various ComicCons. Anyway, our stars, Moe and Rob (Maurice LaMarche, who plays the Brain, and Robert Paulsen, who plays Pinky) were finally back in L.A. after running around to put in appearances and sign autographs at a lot of these things. I thought it might be nice to also get the autograph of Tom Ruegger, the show's creator. Hope these help you raise the money you need. —Charlie
Our Oktoberfest Silent Auction is going to be AMAZING!
Oktoberfest Benefit Helps Gladish Roof Replacement Projects! Help raise money for roof replacement of the 103,000 square foot historic Gladish building. The current bid to replace all remaining roof sections is $180,000.00.
Oktoberfest Schedule (October 8, 2016): 3:30 p.m.................... Tickets Sales* Available at Bridge Entrance 4:00 p.m.................... Interior Gym Doors Open 4:00-8:00 p.m............ BBQ Dinner Beer and Wine No-Host Bars Silent Auction Children’s Activities 4:00-6:00 p.m............ Auf Gehts German Band Performs (polkas and Oktoberfest traditional music) 6:30-8:30 p.m............ Soulstice Performs (music that people know and love—melodic classic rock, pop, R & B, and blues)
*Pre-Sales of Tickets Until Noon on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Dissmore’s IGA, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, Four Star Supply, Columbia Bank and the Gladish Office, Suite 212
Our grant application to the Washington State Historic Society is ranked in eighth place out of the thirty-three accepted and qualified applicants for this important Capital Heritage Project funding opportunity. The awards will be announced July 1, 2017, as final approval needs to go through our state legislation process. It is possible that our grant for roof projects will be close to $130,000.00! That still leaves $50,000.00 for us to finish the roof replacement projects. Join us for Oktoberfest @ Gladish 2016!!! As I stand today my 103,000 square feet have seen many more feet walking through my hallways and classrooms; now studios, offices, event spaces, and yes as always spacious rooms warmed with natural light flowing east and west as enlightened days flow learning. I was launched as I stand today in the 1950’s Pullman High School, true mid-century. My first building was created in 1929 then added and adapted in 1934 before this final fabulous me today.
Aladdin’s lamp ever-lasting light of learning. Help me polish my lamp. My flame is weak, the rains pour in, weakening my structure.
Drip, Drip, Drip Embrace my formal entrances! Ivory ceramic I need repair. My insides are wet, my grout is terra cotta façade adorns my highest crown. Flowing down red baked brick, pilasters, to frame crumbling. I need repair. luscious ivory archways encircled with coats of arms.
Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446
FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279
ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Friends of Hospice, Room 117
SCHOOLS • Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Pullman Language Center email@example.com • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114
Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50 (Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: www.gladishcommunity.org Email us: Gladish@pullman.com
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Free fitness classes for members:
View the schedule at snapfitness.com/pullman. Monday
Morning Warriors Morning Warriors Morning Warriors with Kyle with Kyle with Kyle 5:45-6:30am 5:45-6:30am 5:45-6:30am Zumba Senior Strength R&R: Rest & Rehab Senior Strength HIIT with Kate with Chalayne with Megan with Zach with Zach 10:30-11:15am 9-9:45am 9-9:45am 8-8:45am 8-8:45am Body Blast Abs & Glutes Zumba Cardio Kickboxing Body Blast with Chalayne with Devonté with Sung with Chalayne with Zach 5:15-6pm 5:15-6pm 5:15-6pm 5:15-6pm 5:15-6pm Yin Yoga Yoga PiYo Yoga R&R: Rest & Rehab with Emily with Elizabeth with Elizabeth with Helen with Chalayne 6:15-7:15pm 6:15-7pm 6:15-7pm 6:15-7pm 6:15-7pm
• PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, 3 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
• WSU volleyball vs. California, 11 a.m., Bohler Gym
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• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Community Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Oigong for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • Open Mic @ Gladish, 6-8 p.m., Gladish Community & Cultural Center, 509-332-8081 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • “Living in America,” with Brian Carter, tenor, and Scott Blasco, electronics, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, see calendar.wsu.edu • Palouse French Film Festival, Loin des hommes / Far from Men (2014), 7 p.m.,
• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m., Pioneer Center • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30-6 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PHS, Board Work session, 4:30pm in Pioneer Center • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 3 • PHS Booster Meeting, 7pm
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Qigong for Relaxation, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU soccer vs. Arizona, 7 p.m., Lower Soccer Field
• Oktoberfest @ Gladish, 4-8 p.m., see pg 12 • Community Action Center, Building Community, 6-9 p.m., SEL Event Center, cacwhitman.org
• WSU Museum of Art, “New Building Launch Party,” unveils the plans and celebrates the start of construction of the $15 million facility, to be completed April 2018, see museum.wsu.edu • Northwest Alternative Comics exhibit, WSU Museum of Art, through Dec. 17 • WSU swimming vs. USC, 9 a.m. Pullman • WSU football vs. Oregon, Martin Stadium, time TBD, see wsucougs.wsu.edu • RTOP After Dark, “Rabbit Hole”, 8 p.m., rtoptheatre.org • PHS Homecoming Dance
Wilson Banner Ranch, Harvest Fair,
Pullman Civic Theatre, “Dracula” October 7-9, Nye St Theatre, pullmancivictheatre.org
• PHS, No school, professional development day for staff • PRH, Memory Loss Workshop, 10 a.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Mastery in Aging Program, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • “The Oboe: Here and There,” featuring Keri McCarthy, oboe, and Karen Savage, piano, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, see calendar. wsu.edu
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RTOP presents “The Addams Family”, 10-27 thru 11-6, rtoptheatre.org
• WSU soccer vs. Oregon, 1 p.m., Lower Soccer Field
• Palouse Choral Society, “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein”, 4:00 p.m., LCSC Silverthorne Theatre, Lewiston, palousechoralsociety.org Call or Text 208-352-0201
Pullman Civic Theatre, “Dracula” October 13-16, Nye St Theatre, pullmancivictheatre.org
PSD, Conference week for Grades Preschool-8, noon dismissal for grades K-8
• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 3
• PRH, Wellness for Life, noon, see pg 3 • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, PHS Choir Concert, 7 p.m. in PHS Theater
• WSU volleyball vs. Utah, noon, Bohler Gym
Wilson Banner Ranch, Harvest Fair, October 15-16 Clarkston, Facebook
• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • Police Advisory Committee 5:30 p.m., City Hall • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m., City Hall
Wilson Banner Ranch, Harvest Fair, October 8-9 Clarkston, Facebook
Pullman Civic Theatre, “Dracula” October 7-9, Nye St Theatre, pullmancivictheatre.org
• WSU soccer vs. Arizona State, 11 a.m., Lower Soccer Field
• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Community Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Oigong for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • Palouse French Film Festival, Yves Saint Laurent / Yves Saint Laurent (2014), 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts
• PRH, Community Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Oigong for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m., City Hall • Palouse French Film Festival, Mon amie Victoria / My Friend Victoria (2014), 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts • “A Tribute to the Great British Horns,” featuring Martin King, horn, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, see calendar.wsu.edu • CHINA Town Hall with Henry Kissinger, webcast, 4-5 p.m., Todd Hall 276, then 5-6:30 p.m. in-person keynote address, “China’s President Xi Jinping: Reformer, Emperor, or Authoritarian Nationalist?” by Richard J. Ellings, president, National Bureau of Asian Research, see calendar.wsu.edu
• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m., Pioneer Center • Collaboration Day, all students dismissed at noon • PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., Neill Library • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30 – 6 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m., City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30pm at PHS • PHS Orchestra concert, 7pm in PHS Theater
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • Pullman Chamber, Annual Awards Banquet, 6 p.m., Hilltop Inn, RSVP to 509.334.3565 • PRH, Qigong for Relaxation, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU soccer vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m., Lower Soccer Field
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • LWV, Whitman County Commissioners, The State of the area, noon – 1 p.m., Community Congregational Church, 525 Campus Avenue • Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, 2 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Qigong for Relaxation, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • “Clepto Basso: A Recital of Borrowed Music for Tuba,” played by Chris Dickey, tuba, and Karen Savage, piano, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, see calendar.wsu.edu
PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. PRH, Mastery in Aging Program, 1 p.m., see pg 3 PRH, Memory Loss Workshop, 10 a.m., see pg 3 PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • Bergevin Lane Vineyards wine tasting, featuring Cougar III and other wines, 2-4 p.m. Friday, Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, see visitor.wsu.edu • Jazz Northwest performs, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, see calendar.wsu.edu • WSU volleyball vs. Colorado, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym
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Wilson Banner Ranch, Harvest Fair, October 15-16 Clarkston, Facebook
• WSU football vs. UCLA, time TBD, Martin Stadium, see wsucougars.com
October 8-9 Clarkston, Facebook
• WSU swimming vs. UCLA, 11 a.m., Pullman
RTOP presents “The Addams Family”, 10-27 thru 11-6, rtoptheatre.org
Haunted Palouse, October 28-29 visitpalouse.com
• PRH, Memory Loss Workshop, 10 a.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Mastery in Aging Program, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • Julian Sands performs “A Celebration of Harold Pinter,” 7:30 p.m., WSU Jones Theatre, see performingarts.wsu.edu
• Autumn Arts and Crafts, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beasley Coliseum • Pat Lane’s annual bazaar, 320 Crestview, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 334-0260
Haunted Palouse, October 21-22 visitpalouse.com
• PDSC, Just Ask Why, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Memory Loss Workshop, 10 a.m., see pg 3 • Autumn Arts and Crafts, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Beasley Coliseum • PRH, Mastery in Aging Program, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • Palouse Choral Society, “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein”, 7:30 p.m., UI Administration Auditorium, palousechoralsociety.org, Call or Text 208-352-0201
Pullman Civic Theatre, “Dracula” October 13-16, Nye St Theatre, pullmancivictheatre.org
• PDSC, Curious!Kids, 10:30 a.m. • PRH, Qigong for Relaxation, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • The Reduced Shakespeare Company in “The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition,” 7:30 p.m., WSU Jones Theatre, see performingarts.wsu.edu
PSD, Conference week for Grades Preschool-8, noon dismissal for grades K-8
• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, see pg 3 • Airport Board 3 p.m., Airport Fire Station • Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall
• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30-6 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PRH, Breast Cancer Support, 6 p.m., see pg 3
SmileMobile, 10th-13th, Encounter Ministries, 888-286-9105
• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • Pullman Chamber, General Membership Luncheon, noon, Gladish • PRH, Community Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Oigong for Arthritis, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • Pullman Arts Commission, 4 p.m., Library • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • Palouse French Film Festival, Mommy / Mommy (2014), 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts
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Kiwanis honors Lincoln Middle School Students of the Month - 2015-2016 The Kiwanis Club of Pullman honors Lincoln Middle School Students of the Month at our Thursday luncheons throughout the school year. All honorees are great citizens nominated by their classmates or teachers. Congratulations to the students and their parents!
6th Grade: Evan Strong, Parents: Mack and Zoe Strong 7th Grade: Elizabeth Thomas, Parents: Mark & Joanie Thomas 8th Grade: Peyton Teevens, Parents: Yogi & Sam Teevens
6th Grade: Riley Pettitt, Parents: Steven & Stacy Pettitt. 7th Grade: Hailey Ficklin, Parents: Beth & Stephen Ficklin 8th Grade: Ashley Taylor, Parent: Lisa Tate
6th Grade: Nick Strenge. Parents: Lisa & Robert Strenge 7th Grade: Abby Slaughter. Parents: Paul & Shannon Slaughter 8th Grade: Allison Zelenski. Parents: Leigh & Anthony Delmond 6th Grade: Ava Chapman. Parents: Noland & Sarah Chapman 7th Grade: Nick Johnson. Parents: Kelly & Ted Johnson 8th Grade: James Gray. Parents: Elizabeth Martin & James Gray 6th Grade: Felix Gomez, Parents: Manuel & Karly Gomez 7th Grade: Neal Vandemark, Parents: George & Katherine Ann Vandemark 8th Grade: Keva Shull, Parents: Liana & Jason Shull
6th Grade: Claire Cohen, Parents: Terry & Brooke Cohen 7th Grade: Justin Thompson, Parents: Scott & Mandy Thompson 8th Grade: Malia Lincoln, Parents: Lance & Stacey Lincoln 6th Grade: Christopher Infranco, parents Michael & Linda Infranco 7th Grade: Colden Johnson, parents Erik Johnson & Jennifer Schwartz 8th Grade: Austin Brar, parents Swarn & Ronnie Brar 6th Grade: Audrey Pitzer, parents Joe & Tamira Pitzer. 7th Grade: Kjell Johnson, parents Mark & Carman Johnson. 8th Grade: James Lewis, parents Anne & Bryan Lewis
The Kiwanis Performing Arts Committee thanks all the people who donated used musical instruments this year during Stuff the Bus.
New members always welcome! pullmankiwanis.org
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Community Action Center
Food Bank and Gardens Program
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Meet the Staff: Jessica Williams, Food Bank and Gardens Coordinator How long have you worked for Community Action Center? Since April.
Alden gave a lot of good food to the Community Food Bank recently
Keeping the Food Bank open is a true community-wide effort, made possible by an army of people who donate their food, time, and money to meeting the most basic needs of people experiencing hunger. “We’ve already served more people in the first eight months of 2016 than in all of 2015,” said Jessica Williams, Food Bank and Gardens Coordinator. In 2016 so far, the Food Bank counted 7000 visitors as compared to 5900 visitors in 2015. Hunger is a persistent problem on the Palouse, and Williams sees a growing need for emergency food assistance. However, Community Action Center is working on sustainable solutions so community members can take charge of their tables. These strategies include classes so clients can learn how to budget for food, plan meals, become savvy shoppers, and cook healthy meals. In October, Community Action Center will launch a free 10-week class at the CAC building. “Our nutrition education program grew out of the gardens,” Williams said. The Food Bank Gardens, which are spread over three Pullman locations, have provided 605 pounds of fresh produce for Food Bank clients so far this year. Gardens and Nutrition Specialist Joe Astorino also launched a hydroponics garden program, which resulted in the availability of fresh vegetables year-round for the first time ever. Once the gardens’ produce became a consistent source of fresh food for the Food Bank, Astorino began offering cooking demos during the Food Bank’s hours of operation to showcase delicious recipes using the fresh, seasonal produce. These demos have been so popular that the cooking classes were a natural next step. 2016 has brought more exciting changes for the Food Bank and Gardens. In January, the Food Bank moved to a bigger location and switched to the choice model. Instead of receiving pre-bagged emergency food, clients can now choose the food they want and need in a setting that mimics the grocery store. This approach cuts waste, since clients only choose items they plan on using. It is also extremely cost effective. In 2016, Community Action Center has reduced the amount of money spent on food by more than 75%. In past years, Community Action Center spent money to buy food if there were not enough donations to round out the identical food assistance packages. Now items are displayed on shelves and staff can keep close track of the supply of in-demand items. Rather than buying extra food, staff can put out a call for a specific type of food donation. Because the Food Bank moved to a bigger location, it opened up the space to build and outfit a licensed kitchen in the Community Action Center building. This kitchen will open by the end of 2016 and will fill a dual function: it will provide space for cooking and nutrition classes and make “food rescue” from caterers, WSU Dining Services, and restaurants possible for the first time. “We are in the process of developing a food rescue pilot with WSU Dining Services and hope to have it up and running by February 2017,” Williams said. “A licensed kitchen makes it possible to repackage prepared meals into family-sized portions in a way that is safe and legal. A kitchen opens up new possibilities as the kind of donation we can receive and enhances the quality we offer.”
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Join us for Building Community 2016! Dinner, music, 50/50 raffle, and silent auction October 8, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm SEL Event Center Buy tickets online at www.cacwhitman.org.
What is the career path that took you to Community Action Center? I used to live in Indiana. I farmed there, worked for community gardens and farmers’ markets. So when I moved here, I helped as a volunteer with the Edible Gardens pilot project (now Food Bank Gardens). I also volunteered with Joe Astorino at Lincoln Middle School’s Culinary Club. My experience and skills married well with Community Action Center’s goals. I am interested in the intersection of local and regional food systems with emergency food assistance. We need to make sure that people who need emergency food assistance are still part of that local food system. What’s the best part of your job? I enjoy that it’s never the same, and I enjoy working with volunteers and seeing all of the different ways the community supports Community Action Center and the food bank. What do you do in your free time? I really enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, biking, and reading. What type of music do you enjoy? Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price. They’re all modern artists who have a very classic country sound, as opposed to a radio country sound.
Meet the Board: Glenn Johnson Why do you serve on the board? I represent the government sector of the board. I was very much aware of Community Action Center before I joined the board, but now I am even more aware of all of the aspects of their service to the community and the region. CAC runs apartment buildings, our food bank, transitional housing, the gardens, and the new commercial kitchen. I certainly knew of poverty in Whitman County but CAC made me aware of a larger homeless issue than most people are aware of in this area. CAC addresses this with transitional housing. Transitional housing has an education component, too, teaching financing, how to make a budget, and how to pay bills. The commercial kitchen that is being built and the community gardens also teach people other ways you can cook and eat for a healthy lifestyle. I feel like there are a lot of things Community Action Center and the City can do together, and many ways the City can alert Community Action Center to issues and vice-versa. What do you do in your free time? My wife and I enjoy going out to movies and restaurants, or just eating and watching a movie at home. My hobby is volunteering! I also enjoy reading. What are you reading at the moment? What I’ve been reading lately is the 2017 City Budget! The last book I finished was a murder mystery I read on vacation, one of the books you can read in a day. It’s really nice to be able to read fiction after 36 years at WSU reading management books.
Community Food Bank Community Food Bank hours: Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm • Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm This is the time of year when donations typically run low, and this year is no exception. Our cupboards are bare! The food bank is in urgent need of all items this month. The highestdemand items are: • • • • • • •
Meals in a can: ravioli, chili, beef stew, chunky soups and similar Cold cereal Canned fruit Applesauce Tuna Toilet paper Personal hygiene items You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).
Latest News Kelly Fonteijn, a weatherization client from Pullman, traveled to Washington DC to share her Weatherization story at the Weatherization Assistance Program 40th Anniversary Celebration in September. The event was held at the US Capitol and hosted by the National Association of Community Service Programs. Attendees included members of Congress and the Department of Energy. We are excited that Kelly could highlight Community Action Center’s work on a national scale!
Pullman School District
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• Heather Franklin, Preschool teacher and Birth to Three Coordinator • Jennifer Harbour, elementary STEM/enrichment specialist • Diane Hodge, new role as Fiscal Manager • Megan Itani, new role as assistant director of special services • Roberta Kramer, assistant superintendent • Sheila Kilcoyne, elementary orchestra teacher • Tammy Lehmitz in new role as Transportation Supervisor • Brenden McNannay, computer technician • Joe Thornton, new role as Executive Director of Operations Pullman High School: • Daniel Bromley, French teacher (also at LMS) • Erik Heinz, PHS principal • Melissa Mayer, business education teacher • German Meza, custodian • Amy Ripley, Social studies and language arts teacher (also at LMS) • Richard Velasco, math teacher (also at LMS) Lincoln Middle School:
• Kristen Coke-Sutton, library media center coordinator/academic support paraprofessional • Catherine Dahlin, nurse • Grace Grow, social studies and language arts teacher • Kassandra Kauffman, LAP paraprofessional (moved from SES) • Wendy Kruger, Fitness Movement & Sport (moved from PHS) • Geoff Reilly, science teacher (moved from FES) Sunnyside Elementary: • Mounira Badini, special education paraprofessional • Kathy Dodson, special education paraprofessional • Annalisa Kiblen, Kindergarten teacher • Reem Nasralla, special education paraprofessional • Shelley Opgenorth, 5th grade teacher • Courtney Strong, LAP/Title I Paraprofessional • Justin West, Kindergarten teacher (move from Title teacher position) Jefferson Elementary: • Michael Church, 5th grade teacher (moved from SES) • Sarah Corbin – Kindergarten teacher, moved from SES • Diane Hathaway, 3rd grade teacher • Barbara Polito, Title I paraprofessional (moved from FES) • Marie Wallace –Kindergarten teacher (moved from 3rd grade) Franklin Elementary: • Corina Andersen, Special education teacher • Claudia Bishop-Haynes, special education paraprofessional (moved from SES) • Emily Deen, kindergarten teacher
Highly Capable Program Referrals for Current Kindergarteners and Some Transfer Students Will Be Accepted October 24-28 Referral forms for current kindergarten students to receive highly capable services during the current school year will be accepted October 24 – 28. Parents/guardians, teachers, students, and anyone else with direct knowledge of a student’s abilities may refer a student for highly capable services. Students who have transferred to the Pullman School District since March 1 from a district that does not offer highly capable testing and/or services are also eligible to be referred for highly capable services during this time. For more information on the referral process or to obtain a referral form, contact the school psychologist at the student’s school or the Instructional Programs Office at (509) 332-3144. Additional information, as well as the referral form, can also be found at http://www.psd267.org/pages/Pullman_School_ District_267/8963014986195366290/8963014986205897858/Highly_Capable_ Program.
• Malia Held, 4th grade teacher (moved from 3rd grade teacher) • Emily Poston, 4th grade teacher (moved from 2nd grade teacher) • Dominick Ventresco, special education structure teacher (move from special ed teacher) Food Service: • Richard Carbonneau, head cook at Pullman High School • Esther Hart, head cook at Jefferson Elementary School • Allyson Risenmay, assistant cook/cashier at Lincoln Middle School
A New School Year and Full Day Kindergarten! Bill Holman, Principal at Franklin Elementary School As we start another school year, it is obvious that business is very good in Pullman and in the Pullman School District. Our student population continues to steadily grow and we are in the planning stages of our new elementary school. In addition, we have incorporated full day kindergarten into our elementary program district wide. We are very excited about the new kindergarten model and pleased with how the year is starting out. The Pullman School District began working toward implementation of full day kindergarten more than a year ago. Dr. Robert Maxwell facilitated a thorough planning process, assisted significantly by Curriculum and Assessment TOSA Stephanie Bray and Assistant Director of Special Services Megan Itani. Our kindergarten teachers were heavily involved from the very beginning, participating in planning, trainings, site visitations and professional development. The full day model required an increase in staffing since one teacher could no longer cover an a.m. and a p.m. kindergarten section at the same time. A hiring process took place early in the spring in order to attract as many high quality candidates as possible, with great success. The new model required the purchase of additional supplies and materials to address the activity based program and furnishings for the additional classrooms as well. Extra kindergarten sections required additional classroom space. This was handled differently at each school. At Jefferson four classrooms have been added to make more room for kindergarten and for other sections that may be necessary while the new elementary school is built. Sunnyside has repurposed some classrooms for kindergarten space. At Franklin Elementary it was necessary to move the Title 1 program into the computer lab room so that a kindergarten space could be reclaimed. Franklin will be accessing computer time exclusively through the use of Chromebook carts this year. This new model creates minor challenges but provides greater opportunity for student use of technology. Schedules at all three elementary schools were reworked to create specialist opportunities for kindergarten students and preparation time for teachers. Lunch and recess schedules have been modified to incorporate the greater number of young students eating lunch each day, taking into account their developmental levels and lack of experience. In a related programming move, a new elementary specialist position was created, titled STEM/Enrichment teacher. Jennifer Harbour was hired to fill this position and will be helping all elementary students gain technical and problem solving skills and explore STEM topics. The school year began with kindergarten teachers conferencing with all of their students’ parents during the first week. Paraprofessional staff members were temporarily reassigned to assist with the new students who attended in small groups during their first three days of school. Teachers and paraprofessionals introduced students to classroom and schoolwide facilities and procedures. This teamwork reflected important and effective collaboration between staff members of different departments, a very positive start. Thanks to the efforts of many, full day kindergarten is off to a great start!
Pullman School District
Foundations for Learning by Allison Munch-Rotolo
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a significant public health issue.1 ACEs are traumatic events or life situations, such as having a parent with substance or mental health issues, witnessing violence, or living in a household with an adult who has spent time in prison. When initial research on ACEs was published nearly two decades ago, the results were sobering. The strength of the association between ACEs and various negative outcomes across the life course was eye-opening, but the prevalence of ACEs surpassed expectations. Current research suggests more than half of all children will have an Adverse Childhood Experience. Children respond to ACEs in different ways (for example, some withdraw while others act out), but it is clear that childhood trauma can lead to academic difficulties. Trauma can affect the underlying foundations for learning, including “organization, comprehension, memory, the ability to produce work, engagement in learning, and trust” as well as “the ability to self-regulate attention, emotions, and behavior”.2 Just as a building is compromised when its foundation is unsound, academic achievement can be compromised when these foundations of learning are inadequate. Increasingly, schools are responding to ACEs in a trauma-informed manner, starting with a recognition that positive relationships build trust and make schools a safe place for students to learn. At our annual back-to-school breakfast for Pullman Public Schools staff, Superintendent Bob Maxwell communicated this guiding philosophy clearly. He said relationships are the primary factor in teaching; every interaction matters; and “no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship”. Creating such shared understandings as part our district culture is an important first step in becoming trauma-sensitive. Different schools will take different approaches. A few years ago at Franklin Elementary, the staff participated in a study of the book Lost at School by Ross Greene, which outlines a humane approach (albeit a labor-intensive one) for dealing with problematic classroom behavior. Meanwhile at Lincoln Middle School, Principal Cameron Grow appreciates the documentary Paper Tigers, which profiles a trauma-sensitive alternative high school in Walla Walla. Trauma-informed discipline policies emphasize taking the time to ask students what’s going on in their lives and to really listen to their answers. Schools cannot “fix” children who have experienced trauma, but schools can actively work to make children feel safe, supported, and ready to learn. As disheartening as the ACEs research might seem, there is also research to suggest that a relationship with one caring adult is enough to make a difference in a child’s life.3 https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/ https://traumasensitiveschools.org/ 3 http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2013-54CaringAdults.pdf 1 2
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News from Pullman Education Foundation Now that school has started, the Pullman Education Foundation is back at work raising funds to support activities in the Pullman School District. More information about PEF can be found on the district website or on the Pullman Education Foundation Facebook page. PEF brochures are available at all local public schools and the district office. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact a member of the Board of Directors. 2016-2017 PEF Board of Directors • Sandra Albers - President • Jon Anderson - Treasurer • Connie Brown • Lynda Carey • Carol Chipman • Kim Holapa • Fritz Hughes • Danielle Kallaher • James Onstad
• Christina Parrish - Vice President • Mike Rydbom • Christine Sodorff • Laura Tingstad • Amy Tull - Secretary • Ted Weatherly • Nicole Whitehead • Pat Wright
Follow Pullman Schools on Twitter! Stay up to speed with District and PHS news by following us on Twitter: Pullman Public Schools: www.twitter.com/PullmanSD Pullman High School: www.twitter.com/PullmanHS Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pullmanpublicschools
The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.
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President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Karl Johanson, Director, District 4 Karlj2@psd267.org
Susan Weed, Director, District 1 Sweed@psd267.org
School has been back in session for a month now, and the Pullman High School Booster Committee has been working hard to provide support for Academics, Activities, Art and Athletics for our students! We need many volunteers to help run our fundraising projects-Concessions, Auction, Christmas Tree Sales, etc. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering. Even an hour of your time is appreciated! Our meetings are generally held the first Wednesday of the month in the Counseling Center at PHS, and all are welcome to attend. Additional information can be found on our website: www.pullmanhighboosters.org. Please join our Facebook page (PHS Boosters), and look for our emails, sent from the PHS office.
Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5 firstname.lastname@example.org
News from PHS Boosters
2016-2017 Executive Board Co-Presidents: Amy Tull and Becky Walker Vice President: Carrie Giovannini
Treasurer: Lucie Arrell Secretary: Autumn McCafferty
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Pullman Chamber of Commerce
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BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
BUSINESS MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Concert Harpist for Compassion
Whitman County LandlordTenant Association 125 SE High St Pullman, WA (509) 332-2255 wclta.com
NEW MEMBERS Falconstone Gardens Retreat House 355 NW Thomas Pullman, WA (712) 229-1943
Daniella Clark, Ph.D. Experienced professional concert harpist performing for hospice patients, cancer patients, persons with disabilities, the medically fragile, and the elderly. Patients and their families are never charged for the music. Our harpist performs weekly for local hospice patients, at Pullman's cancer clinic, Pullman Regional Hospital, and Avalon Care Center Nursing Home. She has performed over 2,000 volunteer hours on the Palouse since 2011
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Community donations to support this nonprofit are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Donations can be made on our website or by mail at : Concert Harpist for Compassion, P.O. Box 412, Pullman, WA 99163. Harpistforcompassion.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Phone Number: (509) 592-8931
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
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: • Apartment Rentals (Washington Apartment Rentals LLC) • ArtBeat, Inc • Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perfect • Avista • Backyard Harvest • Jordan Bell • Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet • Community Congregational United Church of Christ • Concordia Lutheran Church • Graham Ballet Theater • Helena Chemical • Hilltop Inn • Howard Kimball • Fritz Hughes • League of Women Voters of Pullman • Life Flight Network • Logos School • Palouse Cares • Pullman Chiropractic Clinic • Rock STAR Spa Bar • SCORE Spokane • Stewart Title of Whitman County • SYG Nursery & Landscaping, Inc • Via Family Chiropractic • Washington Idaho Symphony • Washington Trust Bank • Western Laundry Unlimited • WSU Athletics Director Bill Moos
Maekara Keopanapay Maekara Keopanapay was the PHS Junior Class VP and currently serves as the Senior Class VP. She has also been very active in Drama Club, Imagine Tomorrow, Model UN, and the PHS Cheer Squad. One of Maekara's favorite courses at PHS was her AP US History class taught by Mr. McCormick, where she was able to share ideas and learn about the impact of history in modern society. Maekara has played many years of piano, and she has worked as an intern at the WSU Composite Materials & Engineering Center. She also served as a Student Ambassador to Australia with the People-to-People program and attended the National Student Leadership Conference on international diplomacy. Maekara has ambitious goals for herself: she plans to major in Political Science, studying abroad in Peru or Cuba followed by graduate school. Ultimately she’d like to work for the US government as a Foreign Service Officer or an Intelligence Analyst.
LUNCHEON SPEAKER: Amy Trujillo, Palouse Land Trust
Emilie is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for all four Date: October 11, 2016,12-1pm of her years at PHS. She is also a member of the United States Equestrian Federation. She plans to participate in track for each of her four years at HOSTED AT: Gladish Community PHS too. She lettered in track for her first three years and hopes to again & Cultural Center as a senior. Emilie also works as an intern in the HR department at SEL. Somehow she finds time to ride horses and competes as a high school CATERED BY: Zoe Coffeehouse & Pub equestrian athlete. One of Emilie’s favorite PHS memories was making Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who districts in track during her sophomore year, despite the fact that she prepay or are invoiced prior to Oct 7; had had ankle surgery only three months previously. After graduation, $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members Emilie plans to continue at Spokane Falls Community College to finish her AA degree. After which she plans to transfer to a four-year school RSVP by noon on Friday, October 7 to firstname.lastname@example.org and earn her Bachelor’s degree. or 334-3565, or register online at pullmanchamber.com
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28th Annual National Lentil Festival a huge success The 28th Annual National Lentil Festival, held August 19-20 in Pullman, was a great success and a fun community gathering to welcome back our students. The festival grounds were packed on Friday night with eager attendees, chefs, dignitaries, entertainers and vendors. About 350 gallons of free lentil chili was given out and great music was played. Saturday, both the downtown activities and events in Reaney Park and the Spring Street parking lot were well attended as thousands of festival goers enjoyed vendors, sporting events, activities, and great entertainment!
Brewery, Odom Corp., Merry Cellars Winery, Whiskey Barrel Cider Company, Myers Auto Towing & Rebuild, Pullman Regional Hospital, Daily Grind, WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, Allegra Print Signs Marketing, Simpson United Methodist Church, Heros N Sports, Healing Hands Massage, Village Center Cinemas, WSU Cougar Athletics, WSU Facilities Maintenance, WSU Parking and Transportation Services, WSU President’s Office, WSU Beasley Coliseum, WSU Raptor Club, Zeppoz, ZFUN 106.1.
A very big thank you goes to the members of the 2016 National Lentil Festival Committee:
It takes a lot of people to make a great community event and we thank everyone who gave their time and energy to make our National Lentil Festival possible. If you are interested in being a part of the 2017 National Lentil Festival committee, please call us at 509-334-3565 or email us at email@example.com.
Colleen Hinman, Tom Handy, Francis Benjamin, Jill Bielenberg, Carol Troll, Tony Poston, Ryan Scharnhorst, Elizabeth Russell, Chris Wehrung, James Clark, Meghan Wiley, Lisa Thompson, Ginger Flynn, Lynn Kramer, Abbrey Monreal, Kristi Kurle, Kurt Dahmen, Kirk Koefod, Ruth Younce, Jake Opgenorth, Teri Hansen, and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce Staff: Alexandria Anderson, Carol Cooper, Marie Dymkoski, Kimberly Marshall and Josh Mimlitz. Thank you to the sponsors of the 2016 National Lentil Festival. Presenting Sponsors: Pullman Chamber of Commerce, City of Pullman and Washington State University; National Corporate Sponsors: Washington Trust Bank, INW Broadcasting, Hometown Chevrolet, USA Dry Pea & Lentil, USA Pulses, Your Pullman Radio Stations, PNW Co-op Specialty Foods, Coca-Cola, Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Moscow Food Co-op, Gritman Medical Center, Snap Fitness, WSECU, Dissmore's IGA, College Hill Custom Threads, Simply 7 Snacks, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, NW Public Radio, Pullman Disposal Service, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., ClearView Eye Clinic, Emmanuel Baptist Church, ProFormance Physical Therapy, WSU's Graduate Professional Student Association, Palouse Brand, ASWSU, The Hilltop Pullman, and Dave Christy State Farm.
Please welcome our new Events Coordinator, Britnee Packwood! Britnee is a native of Lewiston, Idaho and is happy to be back and working in the Palouse. She comes to the Chamber with several years of experience in event coordination, and is excited to be working with a passionate and energetic community. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Britnee graduated with a B.S. in Public Relations and a B.S. in Resource Recreation and Tourism.
The many volunteers, businesses and organizations whose help make this event possible are priceless and greatly appreciated. We try to list everyone, but if for some reason you donated time or resources and your name is not listed, please accept our sincere appreciation for your help.
Pullman Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
Thank you to the following volunteers and workers for your help this year: Allyx Copeland, Cody Andre, Chief Jenkins, Mike Larsen, Megan Vining, Dana Tompkins, Jon Booker, Brian Druffle, Alan Davis, Kayla Iverson, Jennifer Dean, Virginia Martinson, Emyly Hall, Sam Ripley, Ashley Qualls, Alex Kenney, Ian Norland, Kristy Mayer, Rory Mayer, Kim Hopola, Shelly Bradley, Mary Bielenberg, Abbi Pfeifer, Judy Bielenberg, Karl Johanson, Frances Clark, Michael Jones, Pat Wright, Susan Weed, Evan Ellis, Tom & Jeri Harris, Bart Johnson, Lisa Laughter, Yu Kuang, John Anderson, Scott Hodge, Jessica Cross, Kim Kiefer, Paul Kimmell, Al Sorensen, Geoff Caldwell, Char Fluster, Matt Fluster, Adiel Wenger, Rick Wayenberg, Robert Schmokel, Angela Schmokel, Jose Garcia, Tom Kammerzell, Kris Finch, Justin Jorgens, Bill Skavdahl, Devon Felsted, Karun Kalia, Charlena Grimes, Karla Kalasz, Kathy Adair, Andy Crookston, Gail Gearhiser, Colin Finch, Kasey Smith, Kris Finch, Seungjin Hong, Karun Kalia, Matthew Morrow, Alexa Yadama, Amelia Craigen, Ann & Craig Parks, Anna Rector, Barb Wachter, Bob Maxwell, Branden Chapman, Cameron Grow, Clara Nichols, Rich & Loretta Dragoo, Denise Keeton, Duane Brelsford, Fritz Hughes, Gary Pickelsimer, Gary Schell, Greg Petry, Hailey Nichols, Henry Jaakola, Shelley Nice, Stephanie Mickelson, Jake DeVleming, Samantha Keeton, Jean & Jim Logan, Jeff Baldwin, Karin Vercamer, Kate Kammerer, Kathy Cooper, Steve Shannon, Melinda Beasley, Misty Lafollette, Steve & Theresa Myers, Pullman PD Sgt. Scott Kirk, Paige Campbell, Colleen McMahon, Taylor Christenson, Sierra Sharp, Jenna Damburg, Christine Ridgeway, Derek Coburn, Dillon Mueller, Heidi Washington, John Hinz, David, Missy, Beth, Jen, Jenny Harden, Colleen Harrington, Nikki Finnestead, Amber Morczek, David Woodall, Pat Siler, Steve Martonick, Kellie Bracht, Leslie Sprunger, Steve Hines, Logan Morris, Peter Fuerst, Justin Brakke, Jennifer Weir, Pat Meier, Lane Wallett, Samantha Gizerian, Geoff Caldwell, Evan Juras, Jenni Hickey, Traci Topping, Lane Wallett, Christine Hudson, Christy Fitzgerald, Leticia Fanucchi, Becky Bitter, Kelly McGovern, Hal VandeVord, Kris Frei, Jan Luft, Linda Rogers, Kym Darling, Sandee Powell, Ryan Hyatt, Maddie Maxwell, Julie Smitt, Sandra Woodrow, Tara Schaffer Hammer, David Harder, Brooke Smith, Robert Barber, Cassie Barber, Kathy Prout, Carolena Sears, Allie Rembert, Briana Zhao, Heema Koirala, Ally Herr, Jacquie McAleer, Joy Dang, Dana Lu, Lucy Ward, Zoe Metzer, Mayyi Mahama, Evie Bourland, Katelyn Wills, James Mwangi, Nuper Koirala, Kita Keopanapay, Geoff Caldwell, Shell Geortzen, Jordan Vivier, Anna VanderMeer, Ryer Becker, Beth Van Wie, Jacob Siebe, Hailey Vik, Jacob Ward, Lauren Skinner, Erik, Alexis Torp, Mckayla Wixon, Delaney, Kelly Griffey, Sammi Misankot, Jon Hurd, Danielle S., Lindsey Giffey, Anna V., Steph E., Makayla Thompson, Blana Mendoza, and Ian Norland.
Special thanks to these businesses and organizations: Pullman Public Works, Pullman Police Department, Pullman Fire Department, WSU Police Department, Pullman Parks & Recreation, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston, City of Pullman Public Works Dept., Swire Coca Cola, Pullman Rotary, Pullman Kiwanis, PHS Key Club, Whitman County Humane Society, Resonate Church, WSU Cycling Club, iBelieve of the Palouse, YMCA of the Palouse, At Home Designs, ArtBeat, Atom Heart Music, Mayor Glenn Johnson, The Moose Lodge, New Country 104.3, Pullman’s Distinguished Young Woman, WSU Men’s Crew, Portogo, Cliff Miller, Roger Crozier, Quality Inn, Subway of Pullman, Sun Rental, Hahn Rental, Hilliard’s Heating and Plumbing, Neill Public Library, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, Inland NW Boy Scouts, WSU IMG, Sam Dial Jewelers, No Cow Ranch Fire Department, Paradise Creek
It’s time once again to honor outstanding businesses, individuals and organizations in Pullman, celebrate the achievements of the past year and look forward to the future. The Pullman Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet and Awards will be held Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 pm at the Hilltop Inn. The banquet is an opportunity to honor chamber and community members for their voluntary involvement and commitment to Pullman, thank this year’s president, Henry Johnston, for his committed dedication of time to the Chamber and the Pullman Community, and to induct the new 2016 officers. The following awards will also be presented, and the nomination deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 14th. Please give a brief description of why you would like to nominate these individuals. Chamber Member of the Year—tThis award goes to the individual who best represents the Pullman Chamber of Commerce through his or her efforts and participation. Name: Why: Civic Improvement Award—This award is presented for outstanding contribution to improvement of our community and citizen relations. Name: Why: Marshall A. Neill Community Service Award—This award is given to an outstanding individual in the community. Name: Why: Chamber Hall of Fame, Historical Category—his award is presented to the family representative of a Chamber member in the historical category for outstanding service, dedication and membership in the Chamber. Name Why: Chamber Hall of Fame, Modern Category—This award is presented to Chamber members for outstanding service, dedication and membership to the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. Name: Why: Return nomination forms to: Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 Fax: (509)332-3232 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • email@example.com • www.pullmanchamber.com Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Events Coordinator: Britnee Packwood • Tourism Director: Carol Cooper • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall
Spokane Falls Community Colleges
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REGISTRATION FOR WINTER QUARTER OPENS OCTOBER 31ST FOR CURRENT STUDENTS. FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR WINTER QUARTER IS OCTOBER 21ST. Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), these changes will be in effect: • You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. You can file your 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. • You’ll use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.
A Message From Our ASG President Hello, my name is Sinny Sam, and I am the current Associated Student Government President for SFCC-Pullman. I grew up in Seattle, Washington and have been living in Pullman for three years now. After graduation, I hope to transfer to Wellesley College (Massachusetts) to major in English with an emphasis in creative writing, and then continue with an MFA. SFCC Pullman's environment is much like a private college experience in that you know everyone by name and it's easy to seek out help from the administrators and professors. I'm introverted and would have never imagined myself being involved with student government, but here I am today, more interested than ever in classes, our student body, and our campus's future. SFCC-Pullman is one of the biggest reasons why I have more confidence to develop leadership
ENROLL NOW! 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online. skills inside and outside of school. After recently completing my final college math class, I feel like everything is possible because I started with Math 90 and thought I was never going to get there. If you are interested or know someone who is interested in going to college, I urge you to come visit us and experience our awesome environment for yourself.
Dyan Bledsoe Wins an Exceptional Faculty Award! We have always known Dyan is wonderful, and she has finally won an award celebrating her excellence in the classroom and the community. This award is only given to a few faculty each year, and the winners are chosen from among the hundreds and hundreds of faculty in the Community Colleges of Spokane. Congratulations, Dyan! You are truly exceptional, and we’re lucky to have you in Pullman.
Online classes and degrees also available! See ccsonline.spokane.edu.
teaches Adult Basic Education, a multi-level course which focuses on GED completion, high school completion, college transition, and Basic English. Dyan is also the advisor for the Diversity Dyan Bledsoe has been working Club, whose mission is to provide a supportive and inclusive at our Pullman campus since environment which respects and the fall of 2001 as an instructor embraces all people. and WorkFirst Manager. She
509-332-2706 pullman.spokane.falls.edu The SFCC Pullman Campus is located on the third floor of the Gladish Community and Cultural Center, 115 NW State Street.
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Fall quarter has begun. It’s great to have everyone back. On the first day, a student came up to me and said, “I’m so glad classes have started again. Life was getting boring,” and I think she actually meant it. Perhaps it’s too much to hope that all our students feel excited to be back in class, but we’re certainly glad to have them. As summer fades to fall, the night arrives sooner each day, and the winds grow colder, we’ll leave the light of learning on for you; come and warm yourselves in its glow.
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Whitman County Humane Society
Enter to win WCHS $100K! The Petco Foundation is granting Holiday Wishes ("All for Love") in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to qualified animal welfare organizations. This means we have a chance to win $100,000, but we need your help! What do we need from you? It’s simple: share your story of love! Tell the Petco Foundation how your pet brings more joy to your life each day, and how their love changed your life, big or small, and made it better. That’s why the Petco Foundation and this year’s Holiday Wishes campaign are All for Love. By submitting your adoption story and giving us the opportunity to participate in this year’s campaign, we have the chance to receive up to $100,000 in grants to continue doing what we do best—saving lives. And get this: If our organization is selected to receive the $100,000 grand prize as a result of your story submission, you win a $1,000 Petco gift card! If you adopted your pet through us, please consider submitting your story (500 words max) along with photos and/or video of your pet. Be sure to talk about how your pet has changed your life and how we helped you find each other! The deadline is October 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Only the first 10,000 submissions are guaranteed to be considered, so please visit http:// holidaywishes.fluidreview.com to get started as soon as possible. Be sure to include the contact information below on your submission form to ensure that we can respond to the Petco Foundation if your story is selected as a finalist! • • • •
Whitman County Humane Society Leslie Krieger, Interim Director of Shelter Operations email@example.com 509-332-3422
Thank you for your support!
Statewide Shelter Open House Saturday, 10/1! Visit WCHS at the 5th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House on Saturday the 1st from 1-5:30 PM. To celebrate, WCHS is clearing out the shelter by offering 50% off all adoption fees EXCEPT for our Hope Fund pets. Help a four-legged friend find YOUR furever home!
Dissmore's Pet Supply Drive Returns 10/19-10/25 It's that time again! The Dissmore's IGA pet food and supply drive returns Wednesday, 10/19. Volunteers will be at the store Saturday, 10/22, from 10-2 showing off adoptable pets. Donate a bag of cat or dog food, kitty litter, or supplies at a HUGE discount to WCHS to help keep us stocked for the rest of 2016! Simply leave purchased donations in bins at the store, and WCHS will pick them up when the drive ends - it's that easy! Thank you, Dissmore's, for your continued commitment to the community!
Football Parking Volunteers Needed!
WCHS is "Team H" at Buffalo Wild Wings! We have partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings® in Moscow, who believe that teamwork builds the foundation for a successful community and whose goal is to help make your community the best place to live, work, play and dine. Home Team Advantage is a way for your team to earn funds to benefit your program, all season long! Print out the card above or download a copy to your mobile device at http://whitmanpets.org/ftp/HTACarriers-Team-Ticket.pdf and show it to your server at Buffalo Wild Wings and WCHS will receive 10% of the proceeds from your bill! This amazing promotion runs through December 31. Make sure you let your server know that you are on Team H! Thank you to Buffalo Wild Wings and Manager Troy Robinson for their support!
It's not too late! WCHS is still looking for help with WSU football parking Saturdays and Black Friday. If you can spare a few hours to help WSU football fans, WCHS will get paid $13/hour for your volunteerism! You will be provided food, beverages, and a place to temporarily park during your shift. Remaining games are 10/15, 11/5, 11/2, and Friday, 11/25. 2- to 4-hour shifts start as early as 6 AM and run until 15 minutes past kickoff. To help out, please e-mail webmaster@ whitmanpets.org at your earliest convenience. The WCHS pets looking for new homes thank you!
Fond Farewell! We bid our Director of Shelter Operations, Audrey Zoesch, adieu in early September as she moved to Blue Mountain Humane Society to assume their Director of Shelter Operations position. Audrey shared these words upon her departure:
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following the organization and celebrating all of its successes." Leslie Krieger is our Interim Director of Shelter Operations. She started at WCHS in June and brings a wealth of experience from Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue. Thank you and welcome, Leslie!
"It has been an honor to work beside the supporters of Whitman County Humane Society. I moved to Pullman knowing I'd be surrounded by highly educated, committed, passionate and inspirational people in animal welfare, and I have not been disappointed in the least. I adopted my first cat from WCHS, a kitten with Feline Leukemia named Wookie, and I will treasure him not only as my family but as a symbol of WCHS's lifesaving efforts for years. I am going to miss all of the wonderful friends and partnerships I've made, and I sincerely hope to stay in touch with many I've met in Pullman. I have the greatest confidence that both animals and people in Whitman County will be benefiting from WCHS's good works for many years to come! I'm excited to continue
Email ________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Hope Fund ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ($15 students, $30 seniors, $40 regular, $50 household)
Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163
Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman firstname.lastname@example.org New shelter hours: OPEN Tues, Wed, Fri-Sun 1-5:30 PM, CLOSED Mon & Thurs. Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 email@example.com Open dusk to dawn daily WCHS President: Susan Wang www.whitmanpets.org • Phone 332-3422 The October board meeting is 10/17 at the WSU Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility at 6:15 PM. All meetings are open to the public!
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Hope Fund Pets Need Your Help! Our Hope Fund for treatable ill and/or injured pets is drying up and needs your support! Please mail in the donation form on these pages or visit our website at http:// whitmanpets.org/hopefund to help pets like these. Without your dollars, these animals would probably have been euthanized even though they were treatable. The costs of just these animals' care has been nearly $4000. WCHS needs your donations to aid the next homeless pet in need. Just $5 - the cost of a latte or a bite out to eat - will help us help them, so please donate today! If you are interested in adopting any of these animals, please contact our shelter staff at 509-332-3422 or shelter@ whitmanpets.org. Staff are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays-Sundays to respond to your questions. Smith arrived in late August with a serious upper respiratory infection that ulcerated both eyes, requiring treatment every 4 hours in an effort to save his vision. See how much he's improved in just a couple weeks? Lewis the brown tabby arrived around the same time with his bottom lip peeled off his jaw down to his throat. We don't know how this happened to him, but he underwent
emergency surgery and is doing much better in foster care. Maximus, a standard poodle, arrived at WCHS suffering for months from a serious urinary tract infection brought about by urinary crystals and damage from being hit by a car. He underwent bladder surgery in late August and handled it like a charm! He is now urinating normally and is waiting to go to his forever home! Elvis is a blind Snowshoe Siamese mix who was found on the side of the road between Tekoa and Farmington in northern Whitman County by a concerned citizen. He came in with a pile of ailments including a urinary tract infection, flea infestation, severe gingivitis, and a mass on the back of his tongue. Elvis had 15 teeth pulled in early September and is recovering at the shelter. Despite his very tough luck, Elvis greets you by kneading and headbutting, begging for everyone to pet him.
Save the Date: 10th Annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour, "Phantom of the Pawpera," Saturday, 2/25/17 Mark your calendars now! Our blockbuster 10th anniversary Fur Ball is coming to the SEL Event Center at the end of February! More details coming soon!
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Pullman Council on Aging
Pullman Community Council on Aging A legacy of caring for Pullman seniors
Gratitude for Community Support We gratefully recognize the community groups and businesses who delivered daily Meals on Wheels to Pullman senior citizens, July through December: Bishop Place Mgmt Team Concordia Lutheran Encounter Ministries Evangelical Free Church LDS – Sunnyside & Terre View Wards
Pullman Presbyterian Sacred Heart Catholic Church Simpson Methodist St. James Episcopal
Donations Both Meals on Wheels and Senior Chore Service are funded through generous community donations. Thank you to United Methodist Women and Pullman Child Welfare for their recent donations.
Can Meals on Wheels help you or a loved one? The Pullman Community Council on Aging is a non-profit group of citizens and professionals advocating for Pullman’s senior citizens since 1973. We operate Pullman’s Meals on Wheels Senior Chore Service We publish “Guide to Senior Services for Pullman & Whitman County”. PCCoA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
• Are you age 60 and above? • Are you unable to leave your home unassisted, or does leaving take considerable and taxing effort? • Are you unable to cook for yourself meals that are appetizing and healthy? Noon-time meals are available 7 days a week; recipients can also choose to receive them only on selected days. For more information, please contact: Nancy Backes, Council Administrator, (509) 334-2667 or PullmanComCoA@gmail.com OR Council on Aging and Human Services, (800) 809-3351 (Colfax).
Senior Chore Service Senior Chore Service, a volunteer-chore network, is part of PCCoA’s mission to ensure Pullman’s seniors enjoy a high quality of life. All services are provided free of charge and include yard care, light housework and maintenance, seasonal chores, and companionship. Volunteers are needed to provide either onetime or on-going assistance. Community groups are needed to provide one-time group service projects. Groups can have amazing impact in just a few hours! If you are interested in either giving or receiving service through Senior Chore Service, please contact: Senior Chore Service Coordinator Kristina Umbright at (509) 332-9627 or PullmanSrChores@gmail.com.
YMCA of the Palouse
KEYS TO SUCCESS Thank you to all of our generous donors, table sponsors, and attendees of the 8th Annual Keys to Success fundraiser on September 24th. The event was a wonderful success, thanks to the support from our community on the Palouse!
2016-2017 ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Register today for the YMCA of the Palouse Elementary After School program! We still have room at Jefferson and Sunnyside, and availability for school district Professional Development days! Programs run at all three Pullman elementary schools, Monday – Friday, from 3 PM – 5:30 PM. Register online at palouseymca.org.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS The Special Olympics of Whitman County bowling season is underway, and its time to start thinking ahead for basketball this winter! We are looking for athletes to join in, as well as volunteers. Practices meet once a week, and the season ends with a tournament and pizza party! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YOUNG ATHLETES Special Olympics Young Athletes fall season will be beginning on October 1st. This program is for children ages 2-7 with and without disabilities, working on motor and social skills development. We need athletes and volunteers for this program! The practices are held twice a month on Saturdays; and are wonderful resource sharing and networking opportunities for families! Questions about any of the Y programs, employment, or volunteering? Visit palouseymca.org for more information, or give us a call at 509-332-3524.
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