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Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University Vol. 22 No. 11 • November 2016

United Way

United Way Member Agencies Education & Youth Services

Elderly & Disabled Services

Social & Health Services

Boy Scouts of America serves others by helping to instill values in young people through educational programs that prepare them to make ethical decisions over their lifetime. All programs help prepare youth to reach their full potential through participation in individual and group character building activities, personal tness and self esteem enhancing programs, and community service/citizenship training activities.

Boost Collaborative has a mission is to engage individuals with disabilities in order to promote their full participation in community life. Our Children and family services division provides programs and therapy for families of children with disabilities. Ou Adult Employment division provides pre-employment education and job supports for adults with disabilities and assists them in obtaining employment within the community. The Palouse Treasures thrift store provides employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Alternative to Violence on the Palouse (ATVP) provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and their non-oending family members and friends, at no cost and without discrimination. ATVP provides services that include crisis intervention through a 24-hour hotline and in-person assistance; a secure, condential emergency shelter; advocacy-based counseling; legal and medical advocacy; domestic violence and sexual assault support groups; child advocacy; community outreach and education; information and referral.

Child Care Aware (WSU Child Care Resource & Referral) is committed to the promotion of quality early learning and parent education programs in Whitman & Asotin Counties to the improvement of access to child care and other family services. Community Childcare Center through Early Head Start, Head Start, ECEAP, and Child Care programs we provide comprehensive preschool, childcare, and family support services to over 300 children in eight communities throughout Whitman County, Washington Girl Scouts is committed to girls, where in an open and nurturing environment; girls build skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts build skills that promote strong values, social conscience, self-esteem, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. YMCA at WSU is founded on the ideals of leadership, volunteerism, honesty, and strength of character. The YMCA provides programs designed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility through after school programs for Elementary and Middle School students. Programming also includes Special Olympics that provides disabled athletes with coaches and access to state competitions; and the after school/summer day camp program for children ages 5-12 with inclusive activities developmentally appropriate for each age group. YWCA of Washington State University is a young women’s organization strengthened by diversity, that draws together members who strive to create opportunities for growth, leadership and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.

Council on Aging and Human Services enhances lives and supports communities with transportation, nutrition, information and assistance/care management and home care services. The nutrition program focuses on eliminating hunger and malnutrition by providing congregate and home-delivered meals, dietary supplements, food distribution and coordination, nutrition information and training. Families Together provides support to families with a special needs child through family networking and education. Family unity is strengthened by meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families in the areas of self-advocacy, advocacy, self-reliance, empowerment, information, emotional support, recreation, professional resources, and friendship. Lilac Blind mission is to provide people who are blind or have low vision with the training and adaptive devices that will allow them to live satisfying lives by restoring, maintaining, or increasing their independence. NEXUS is designed to serve widely diverse populations who experience hearing loss in a large geographic region of the Inland Northwest of Washington State. Services are provided to individuals, schools, businesses and organizations in the smallest and most remote communities in Washington State. Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Sitting astride and controlling a horse is an empowering experience for an individual with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities. The mission of Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship is to provide recreational, therapeutic horseback riding for people with these challenges. These experiences foster the development of condence and self-reliance while riders learn the basics of caring for a horse.

Palouse River Counseling and Chemical Dependency provide support programming and available resources to increase the success of the priority population and underserved groups so they can live as independently as possible in the environment they choose. The acute, chronically mentally ill or seriously disturbed children in Whitman County are the populations served by this agency and services provided take into consideration the special needs of the underserved groups in the priority population including minorities.

In This Issue… United Way..............................................1 Pullman Regional Hospital......................3-5 Pullman Chamber of Commerce..............6-7 Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington.9 Washington State University...................10 Hospice of the Palouse.............................11 Whitman County Humane Society..........12 Community Calendar...............................14-15 YMCA of the Palouse...............................16 Pullman Kiwanis......................................17 Spokane Falls Community Colleges.........18 Pullman School District...........................19-21 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....22 City of Pullman........................................23-24 Community Action Center.......................25

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Pullman Regional Hospital

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Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioner opening Applications are now being accepted for the open position on the Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners. This opening occurred with the resignation of Commissioner Joy Drake. Applicants must be registered voters living within the Pullman Regional Hospital District, which is Pullman city limits. Hospital employees are not eligible to apply. This position will be appointed by the board to complete Commissioner Drake’s term and then will stand for public election in 2017. Please send letter of interest with statement of qualifications to: Tricia Grantham, President, Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners, c/o 835 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163. Interviews of applicants will begin in December. The deadline for submitting a letter of interest is December 1, 2016.

Annual Auxiliary Holiday Tree Raffle For just a $1 you could take home a prized packed tree, decorated by our local businesses and our very own hospital departments. Check out these extravagant evergreens, on display by the hospital Gift Garden starting Nov 14. Purchase your $1 each tickets at the Gift Garden, at the hospital’s Anniversary Party (Dec 2), or at the Auxiliary Tea (Dec 3). Proceeds support patient healing and comfort at PRH, and the winners will be announced Dec 3 at the Tea.

Host a Table or Volunteer Your Culinary Talents for the Auxiliary Tea Support the Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary and enjoy a traditional English high tea on Saturday, December 3rd 1:30 to 3:30pm at the Banyans Pavilion. RSVP ASAP to reserve your table! Culinary artists are needed to make and bake small-bite sandwiches and desserts. Call Washington Trust Bank at 509-332-2827 or email Sarah Chilson or call 509-430-9542. Following the Auxiliary Tea, come join the fun and buy your gifts for Christmas at the Gift Garden Grand Reopening and Sale from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the hospital!

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The holidays are right around the corner and the Gift Garden is featuring new Jim Shore Christmas décor. Come in now for the best selection at a great sale price. Remember, every time you shop at the Gift Garden you are giving back to the hospital to support patient comfort and healing.

Pullman Regional Hospital adopts Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) for better patient outcomes Pullman Regional Hospital recently adopted an innovative training competency for hospital resuscitation (RQI) developed by the American Heart Association that addresses the problem of “rapid skills delay” in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Now clinical staff at Pullman Regional Hospital will be required to perform a hands-on skills test on an adult or child manikin every three months, along with online cognitive learning. The typical standard ina healthcare is once every two years but research has shown competency and skills decrease when healthcare workers do not regularly practice this skill. “You need to practice BLS and ACLS just like a quarterback has to practice throwing the perfect spiral,” said Amber Roberts, R.N., Clinical Education Coordinator at Pullman Regional Hospital. Pullman Regional Hospital is the only hospital in the Inland Northwest to adopt RQI

standards for its staff but Roberts expects this to change, with larger facilities eventually adopting the new standard to ensure patient safety. “Increased frequency of training and hands on practice creates muscle memory,” said Roberts. “It increases competency in chest compressions that are fast enough and deep enough to maintain cardiac output. If we practice more often, we’ll save more lives,” said Roberts.

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NEW MEMBERS Amber’s Grooming Salon 1250 SE Bishop Blvd, Ste H Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 432-5483 Moscow Family Eye Care 1205 E. 6th St. Moscow, ID 83843 (208) 882-3434 Fujiyama Steakhouse 1170 SE Bishop Blvd Pullman, WA 99163 (Opening January 2017) i do Luxury Travel 126 S Grand Ave Pullman, WA 99163 (503) 636-5684 Clear Channel Airports Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport (610) 395-8002 iBELIEVE of the Palouse PO Box 1191 Pullman, WA (509) 336-0687

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SPEAKER: Kristen Meira, Pacific NW Waterways Association Date: November 8, 2016,12-1pm HOSTED AT: Banyan’s on the Ridge CATERED BY: Banyan’s on the Ridge Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to Nov 4; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

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Pullman Child Welfare and Pullman Food Bank

Pullman Child Welfare has been in existence in Pullman since 1946 as a volunteer group of concerned citizens that assist the community and needs of the less fortunate in our area. With the community support over the last 70 years we continue our mission in Pullman. We are still an all-volunteer group. Our funds pay for our location, utilities and postage and the rest goes towards the needs in the community. Our Food Bank is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and our clients can access our food each month to help their families. We are a member of Second Harvest and Feeding America and we exist with the community food drives conducted on our behalf. On occasion we do purchase food to supplement our donations. Our organization does the Pullman Sharing Tree and Holiday Toy drive each year. This is a huge undertaking with many volunteers from the community making this happen. Last year, we served over 240 families and 450 children. Many businesses, churches, Panhellenic groups, schools and individuals make this all possible. Please drop your Sharing Tree donations before December 10, 2016 at one of our drop off locations: Walmart, Shopko or Pullman Regional Hospital. We also do the Thanksgiving meals for each family by giving them a voucher to purchase their food. There is a whole group that makes pajamas and nightgowns for each child. Then another group finds a large place to put all this together to give to each family. Our volunteers are also responsible for the yearly Coats for Kids, baby layettes, personal care drives and children’s library program. We help with emergencies for families, we give community grants, gasoline vouchers, shoe vouchers each semester, swim passes through the city and through the daycare coalition and other needs for those who cannot make it happen by themselves. This past year, we helped Alternatives to Violence purchase a new washer and dryer. We also support the “Stuff the Bus” through Kiwanis. We also work with the Juvenile Services and Guardian Ad Litem programs and Child Protective Services in the county. The support of the community is a powerful message that Pullman cares and makes this all possible. Please remember our main goal is to improve the life of each child in our community. This care also extends to seniors and the Meals on Wheels program. If you are interested in helping during the holiday season, leave a message on our phone at 509.338.0801. We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. Monetary donations can be sent to Pullman Child Welfare, PO Box 521, Pullman, WA 99163.

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

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Jordan (Joey) Vannucci

Rhea Sablani

Joey was born in Everett, Washington and moved to Pullman, Washington in 2000. He has an older brother, Ryan, currently a sophomore at Cal Poly. Joey has been a committed member of the PHS baseball and basketball teams for his entire tenure at PHS and also played football his freshman year. Joey is a four-year member of the PHS Athletic Council and currently serving as the ASB VP his senior year.

Rhea is an extremely driven student who has enjoyed growing up in Pullman and contributing to the community. As she nears graduation, she can’t help but reminisce about her days at Franklin Elementary and be proud of all that she has achieved.

During the summer, Joey enjoys playing Legion baseball, PHS and AAU basketball. This year he also worked as a physical therapy aide at his family’s clinic, ProFormance Physical Therapy. Joey plans to attend a four-year university and possibly graduate school. He is considering dentistry/orthodontics or statistical/data analytics.

One of Joey’s favorite memories of PHS was creating functional machines using Legos in Mr. Bledsoe’s freshman Physical Science class.

Over the years, Rhea has developed a strong interest in science and math, which is demonstrated not by her advanced coursework through Running Start but also by her summer activities. Last summer, she had the opportunity to be one of only 25 high school students selected to engage in a rigorous math academy program at the University of Washington.

Community Outreach Director of Key Club and is Rhea has also been passionate about making trying to instill an interest in community service an impact in the greater Pullman community. among younger kids in the Pullman community. This year she taking on a new role as the

Thank you to all attendees at our 99th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet! We spent a fantastic evening wishing our outgoing board member, Henry Johnston, a bright future and welcoming our newest board member, Francis Benjamin. Current President Robert Rembert has agreed to serve one more year, and board member Tom Handy will also be serving again.

and prizes: Crimson & Gray; Holiday Inn Express; Neill’s Flowers & Gifts; Paradise Creek Brewery; Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; WSU Commencement & Events; Avista Utilities; Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown; Birch & Barley, College Hill Custom Threads and National Lentil Festival.

We also announced our 2017 Cabaret theme: An Evening in Wonderland.

2016 Award Recipients (keep by banquet info)

Thank you especially to Hilltop Inn for their facilities and to our Banquet sponsors for their generous donations of centerpieces and prizes: Crimson & Gray; Holiday Inn Express; Neill’s Flowers & Gifts; Paradise Creek Brewery; Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; WSU Commencement & Events; Avista Utilities; Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown; Birch & Barley.

• Hall of Fame – Modern: Pat Wright

Thank you especially to Hilltop Inn for their facilities and to our Banquet sponsors for their generous donations of centerpieces

• Member of the Year: Bill Skavdahl

• Hall of Fame – Historical: Ken Vogel • Civic Improvement Award: WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement • Marshall A Neill Community Service Award: Linda Mittelhammer

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: • Airway Hills Golf Center • Avalon Care Center – Pullman • Best Western Plus University Inn • Building Blocks Child Care Center, Inc • Child Care Aware of Eastern WA • Coug Housing (HRA) • Cougar Crest Apartments • DLG Enterprises • Facilities Services • Family Promise of the Palouse • Jack & Betty Jo Hilliard • Idaho Inn • Jim Stivers Painting • Moscow Pullman Building Supply • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network • Palouse Empire Gymnastics • Pullman Presbyterian Church • RE/MAX Home & Land • RE/MAX Home & Land – Andrea Abbott • Rock Star Tan Bar • Simpson United Methodist Church • The Daily Evergreen • Windermere Real Estate – Chris Clark • Windermere Real Estate – Lynn Kramer • WSU Real Estate Operations & Local Relations • WSU University Communications • Zzu Bar & Grill

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

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Child Care Aware of Eastern Washinton

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WSU Children’s Center focus on STEM Boost Collaborative is pleased to introduce the following new therapists on our team: Lauren Esparza, B.M., M.Ed., CCC-SLP, provides speech therapy services to infants and toddlers in our early intervention program. She has extensive training and experience focused on supporting children with feeding difficulties. She looks forward to introducing the use of whole body approaches, such as aquatic therapy, to families in our program. Wendy Lee, DPT, provides gross motor evaluations and physical therapy services to children in our program. She has a wide range of experience, including serving as a military health care provider for over 15 years with the US Army. She works closely with Jennifer Vinyard and is also available to our team for consultation. Jennifer Vinyard, PTA, completed her training as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1998, and has specialized in pediatrics since 2005. She works under the supervision of Wendy Lee, while bringing a passion for and knowledge of young children to our program. Jennifer “Jenn” Rusch Ressel, MS OTR/L, provides occupational therapy to infants and toddlers in our program. Her experience with children includes promoting fine motor development as well as developing strategies to support children with sensory challenges. She works closely with other team members to address development holistically. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s development Please Ask! Babies Can’t Wait! 509-332-4420 or https://www/

Early Achievers, Washington's quality rating and improvement system, helps parents and families evaluate how early learning programs are preparing children to succeed. What does that mean for families? • Early Achievers helps families find high-quality child care and early learning programs that fit theirs and their children's needs. • Early Achievers does not incur a cost to families. • Choosing child care is an important decision. Families deserve to know their children are in quality child care environments that foster a love of learning, promote each child's unique skills and cultures, and support the development of the whole child. • Participating child care and early learning providers receive free resources and training to improve the quality of their programs and there is no additional cost to families. How does Early Achievers work? • Early Achievers rates the quality of child care and early learning programs on a scale of 1 to 5. Simply by participating in Early Achievers, child care and early learning providers demonstrate a commitment to improving quality.

At Washington State University Children’s Center, a major component of our program is identifying and planning developmentally appropriate activities through emergent curriculum. The four factors we consider in evaluating activities: developmental appropriateness, knowledge of social and cultural contexts in which our children live, and learning through play. This year we began implementing an Enrichment Classroom where our 3-5 year old children get to engage in STEM activities. With a STEM focus, children are able to integrate knowledge across disciplines, allowed to make connections with the world around them, and think holistically. Our teachers plan lessons that merge science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to strengthen skills, ideas, and concepts through investigation. The changing of the Season’s is a great time to explore outdoors taking nature walks with a STEM focus. Young children have an innate curiosity to explore the outside world, as adults we simply get to ask questions and provide opportunities to extend their natural curiosity. On these nature walks, children can collect artifacts. By asking “what” questions, children can observe, provide information, and tell you what they see happening. For example, “what different types of leaves did we find?” Children then can draw pictures, count the number of leaves, graph the different types, compare, and talk about different characteristics of leaves, and create hypotheses about what they saw on the nature walk. This also allows the child to become the expert as well as foster their curiosity. Learning can then take many different courses depending on the individual child or group of children engaged in the process. By making the learner the center of the experience, we engage them in a much deeper way of thinking about the world in which they live. For more information about our program, call 3358847 or visit our website at

• Level 3 programs demonstrate supporting and nurturing interactions with children, developmentally appropriate practice and view parents as partners in their children's learning. These programs may be implementing some best practices in early childhood education and working toward implementing others to help prepare children for kindergarten. Some staff may have early childhood education-specific degrees and credentials. • Level 4 programs have a focus on preparing children for kindergarten, supporting overall development of individual children and include parents in their child's learning and development plan. Some staff have early childhood education-specific degrees and credentials. • Level 5 programs demonstrate consistent best practices associated with positive child outcomes for all children and include a deep understanding of how to individualize instruction/support for every child and family based on information gathered by the program. Many teachers in these programs have early childhood education-specific degrees and credentials. • Families can find child care providers' Early Achievers status on DEL's licensed child care information system, visit and click on the “Child Care Check” link.

• Participating, "not yet rated" means a provider is participating in quality improvement activities including training, technical assistance and rating preparation.

What can families do?

• Level 2 means a provider is participating in quality improvement in partnership with coaching support and incentives.

• Ask your child care provider about Early Achievers and learn more about what they are doing to ensure that young children enter school ready to succeed.

• Levels 3-5 are points-based and earned through on-site evaluations conducted by the University of Washington (UW).

• Start your child care search by contacting Child Care Aware Washington at 1-800-446-1114 or online at

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington is sponsored by:

This page is sponsored by: Building Blocks Child Care Center • 332-0161 Community Child Care Center • 332-7005 Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services • 332-4420

We are proud to be a United Way agency! For Child Care, call our Parent Referral Line, 1-800-446-1114 or email

Montessori School of Pullman • 334-4114 Pullman Christian Childcare Center • 334-1035 WSU Children’s Center • 335-8847

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Washington State University

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Hospice of the Palouse

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Someday, you or a dying loved one may need us. Perhaps you need us today. We’re here to help you. For 22 years we have been augmenting and supporting end-of-life care on The Palouse. We are honored to serve in such tender times.

A Special Thanks to Patchin’ People of Pullman! Patchin’ People of Pullman have been a devoted supporter of the services provided by Friends of Hospice. For many years their incredibly skilled quilters have made breathtaking quilts with the raffle proceeds benefiting Friends of Hospice. We are awed by the generosity of their time, their gentle spirit, and their tremendous talent. Over and over people coming up to our booth at the Lentil Festival share personal family stories of quilts made by mothers, grandmothers, uncles and aunts. You can see the joy of those treasured memories on their faces as they share...all prompted by the extraordinary quilt made by Patchin’ People. Our deepest appreciation to this truly community-minded organization of quilters with a long history of caring support. See more of their beautiful work at: raffle-quilt

Grief Support and Counseling Community grief support is part of the Friends of Hospice mission. Anyone grieving over a death is welcome. People experience grief as a natural reaction to loss; yet, each of us does so in our own unique way. Often misunderstood, is that it’s never too late to explore grief. Profound growth in grief can occur years and years after a death. Sometimes coming right after experiencing a death we are not ready to open up to the grief within. We encourage people to trust themselves as to when they are ready. There is no timeframe for grief. We want to share several options to consider when experiencing grief. Friends of Hospice offers two types of Community Grief Support Groups that are held in both Pullman and Colfax at various times throughout the year. (See side box for current dates). These two types of groups differ and both are needed at different times in the grief journey. Monthly drop in groups: The monthly drop-in grief support groups offer a safe place for adults to pause, share their grief, receive support and encouragement. They provide a much-needed lift when in grief. No pre-registration is necessary. A person might attend once to share what’s on their mind in that moment. Or they may come back over the course of months or years, as best serves them in their grief. Both options are powerful and healing in the moment. Time-limited weekly groups: The 8 week adult grief support groups develop a rhythm and flow: a journey of the individual and of the group. Individuals make a commitment to attending the group series. Together the group receives peer support from one another as they open to and explore their grief over the course of the 8 weeks. We prefer pre-registration for the time-limited groups. These groups are closed to new members after the second session. There is also grief support for children provided by Willow Center for Grieving Children. Friends is proud to be a sponsor of their programs. Willow Center for Grieving Children provides support to children, teens, and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one. The preventive program provides group support coordinated by mental health professionals and trained volunteers to: promote the expression of grief and loss; the

understanding of death, loss and the process of grief; and decrease feelings of isolation associated with grief. The groups are held in Lewiston, Idaho. Willow Center is the only organization between Boise and Spokane that is dedicated to serving the needs of grieving children, teens, and their families in a free of charge, on-going and open-ended support group format. They also offer a variety of printed materials and resources to families and to local school counselors to. For assistance, resources and schedule: Grief Counseling is widely available through licensed counselors on The Palouse. Grief counseling is helpful for people who experience grief that manifests in ways that interfere with daily functioning. Significant sleep difficulty, severe depression, inability to return to work or complete daily tasks, and marked behavioral changes are examples of why someone might benefit from private, individual grief counseling. The benefits of grief counseling include resolving complicated grief reactions, processing other losses that interfere with the experience of the current loss, and restoring a healthy balance of wellness in daily living. Grief Support Groups: Colfax Monthly Drop-In Group 2nd Fridays 12:30—2:00 PM Hill Ray Plaza Room 309 801 S Vista Point Drive Pullman Monthly Drop-In Group 3rd Fridays 12:30—2:00 PM Nov-Dec 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church 1300 NE Lybecker Rd New Location Jan-Dec 2017 Bishop Place Independent Living Apts 3rd Floor Library 811 S.E. Klemgard Avenue Winter 8 Week Grief Support Group Friday afternoons 2:30—4:00 pm January 6, 2017—February 24, 2017 Hill Ray Plaza Room 309 801 S Vista Point Drive, Colfax Spring 8 Week Grief Support Group Tuesday Evenings 6:30 pm—8:00 pm April 4, 2017—May 23, 2017 Regency Pullman—2nd Floor Library 1285 SW Center Street, Pullman For more information, contact (509) 3324414 or

Friends of Hospice Board Members L to R: Tricia Grantham, Barbara Sanborn, and Rosalie Harms. Lentil Festival 2016, “Pathways on the Palouse”, Made By Patchin’ People of Pullman

Annual Trees of Light A Time for Pause and Reflection

Please join us in this long-standing community tradition, as we pause to honor and remember those whom we have loved and forever carry in our hearts. Gather with us in this special moment of reflection.

Pullman Ceremony Tuesday, December 6th at 5:30 PM Bishop Place Independent Living Apts • Social Room 811 S.E. Klemgard Avenue

Colfax Ceremony Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30 PM Whitman County Library 102 S Main Street To have a name added in remembrance please return this to: Friends of Hospice, PO Box 484 Pullman, WA 99163 In Memory Of: __________________________________________ Please send acknowledgement to: ____________________________ Address: ________________________________________________ Donated By: ____________________________________________ Amount of Donation: _____________________________________ Names received by November 28, 2016 will be read at the ceremony. Your tax deductible check will be your receipt. Thank You for your kindness.

Friends of Hospice Annie Pillers, Executive Director Gladish Community Building, Suite 117 • PO Box 484, Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 332-4414 Office • (509) 338-5792 Cell• •

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Whitman County Humane Society


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Mutt Strutt Thank You Thank you to all of our Mutt Strutt participants who came out on October 8 to support Pooch Park at Pullman! We would like to recognize the following event sponsors and volunteers: Mutt Strutt Sponsor: Wysup Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Radio Advertising and Live Broadcast: Inland Northwest Radio Broadcasting Ultimate Pet Trick Sponsor: WSU Companion Animal Club Activity Sponsors: Alpine Animal Hospital (Treat Walk), Pets are People Too (Peanut Butter Spoons), Sid’s Pharmacy (Musical Dogs), Zelda’s Pet Grooming (Doggy Baseball) Additional Sponsors: Alpine Animal Hospital, Bartee’s T-Shirt Company, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream (Pullman), Jess Ford, j&h printing, Papa Murphy’s Take-and-Bake Pizza (Pullman), RE/MAX Home and Land, Stubblefields Bar & Grill, WSU Companion Animal Club

Luna Come in and meet the gorgeous Luna! Luna has a condition called Eosinophilic Keratitis, which is basically an inflammation in her cornea, in one of her eyes. She is being treated for it with a medication called Megestrol Acetate. Luna is sweet and sassy all at the same time. She loves to greet her people at the door and rub up and down your legs. She has so much love that she would prefer not to share it with other felines. If you are interested in adding this decorative diva to your family, come and meet her today!

Minnie Mouse

Donors: Amber’s Grooming Salon, Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Costco, Cougar Country, Cowgirl Chocolates, Christy Fitzgerald, Christine Hudson, Cooperative University Dairy Students (CUDS), The Downtown Dog, Pizza Perfection, Safeway, Starbucks (Stadium Way), Sweet Mutiny, SYG Nursery, Whitman County Humane Society donors Vendors: Alpine Animal Hospital, Amber’s Grooming Salon, Animal Clinic & Hospital, Barkbox, Big Dog Fun Agility Training, Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, CUDS, Costco, The Downtown Dog, Guiding Paws, Pets are People Too, Pooch Park at Pullman (WCHS), Windy Ridge Pet Resort, WSU Animal Sciences Graduate Student Associations (ASGSA), WSU Companion Animal Club, WSU Pre-Vet Club, WSU Raptor Club, and Zelda’s Pet Grooming Mutt Strutt Planning committee: Becky Bitter, Kym Darling, Jan Luft, Cresta Parker, Dan Port, Lauren Port, Aleks Prosken, Christina Rockett, Linda Rogers, Liz Siler, and Susan Wang

Come meet Minnie Mouse, our cute, happy-go-lucky puppy! Minnie Mouse was transferred to WCHS from SCRAPS shelter in Spokane, WA. She spends her days waiting for someone to visit her to rub her belly, and play fetch. She absolutely loves squeaky toys. Minnie needs some training classes to help her learn proper manners, and to help her with her habit of jumping. However, she is eager to please and knows how to sit better than any dog, and has a most charming demeanor.

Event Volunteers: Karyn Bannes, Ginger Flynn, Tom Harris, Honors Student Advisory Council, Kimberly Marshall, Cyndi Vollmer, Dan Vollmer, WSU Companion Animal Club, WSU CougSync Event Assistants Artwork: Aleks Prosken

Minnie Mouse needs to go to a cat free home, and resident dog intros are required. If you are interested in adopting Minnie Mouse, please call 509-332-3422 or visit the shelter today! Name _________________________________________________________

Donation Form

Address ________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ____________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Hope Fund ___ 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 New shelter hours: OPEN Tues, Wed, Fri-Sun 1-5:30 PM, CLOSED Mon & Thurs. Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • Open dusk to dawn daily WCHS President: Susan Wang • • Phone 332-3422 The next WCHS Board meeting will be held at the WSU Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF), room 2018, at 6:15 PM on Monday, December 5. This will be a combination meeting for November and December. Meetings are open to the public.

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 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!

Shelter Open Hours Update Effective 11/1, WCHS will be OPEN again on Thursdays. The shelter will be open to the public Tuesdays-Sundays from 1-5:30 PM. If you lose or find a pet on Mondays, Pullman residents can still contact the shelter from 8:30-5:30 to retrieve or turn in a lost pet.

November 2016

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The Addams Family,

• PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, 3 p.m., see pg 5 • League of Women Voters, Food Security for Whitman County. Public meeting, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Umpqua Bank


• 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

• Wind Ensemble Pops Concert, 11 a.m.-noon, Bryan Hall Theatre, $10 tickets, see • WSU Volleyball vs. Oregon, 11 a.m., Bohler Gym, see • WSU Women’s Basketball vs Alaska Anchorage, 2 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Carroll College, 5 p.m., Beasley Coliseum,



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• City of Pullman 338-3208 • Chamber of Commerce 334-3565 • Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 • Pullman School District 332-3581 • Washington State University 335-7628

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• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 5 • PRH, TaChi for Health, noon, see pg 5 • Pullman Chamber, General Membership Luncheon, noon, Banyans, see pg 6 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, CAC Cooking Class, 2 p.m, see pg 5 • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall


• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 5 • PRH, TaChi for Health, noon, see pg 5 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, CAC Cooking Class, 2 p.m, see pg 5 • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • Open Mic at Gladish, 6 – 8 p.m., 509-332-8081 • SES PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall



• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Prune Orchard Holiday Open House, Noon – 8 p.m. • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at PHS Board Room


• WSU 24th annual Jazz Festival, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre and Kimbrough Concert Hall, see • PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Lawson Gardens Committee 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board work session, 4:30 – 6 p.m. • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 5 • PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m.



• PDSC, Curious!Science, 10:30 a.m. • BellTower Presents A Holiday Boutique, Noon – 9 p.m. • PRH, Mastery in Aging Program, 1 p.m., see pg 5 • Pullman, Chocolate Decadence, 4 – 7 p.m., see pg 6 • WSU Symphony Orchestra, 8-10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free admission


• PRH, Tai Chi for Health II, 1 p.m., see pg 5 • PRH, Mastery in Aging Program, 1 p.m., see pg 5 • Trevor Noah, comedian, host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see • WSU Volleyball vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym, see • SES PTO Family Fun Night, 5 – 7 p.m.



Veterans Day • City Government offices closed • PSD, No school in honor of Veterans Day • PRH, The Alzheimer Basics, 10 a.m., see pg 5 • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 5 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health II, 1 p.m., see pg 5 • The Community Band of the Palouse, annual Veterans Day concert, Gladish Auditorium, 7 p.m., free • WSU Volleyball vs. Arizona State, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym, see • WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Montana State,


The Addams Family, 2nd – 6th,

• PDSC, Curious!Science, 10:30 a.m. • WSU Soccer vs. UW, 7 p.m., Lower Soccer Field, see • WSU Museum of Art, free lecture by Peter Bagge, celebrated Northwest alternative cartoonist, 6 p.m., see • WSU Swimming vs Northern Arizona, 5 p.m., WSU pool



November 2016

◊ Holiday Events all month

• PDSC, Alternative Energy, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., see pg 26 • WSU Football vs. California, TBD, Martin Stadium,


• WSU Football vs. Arizona, Dad’s Weekend, TBD, Martin Stadium, see • WIS, Concert Two feat. Angelo Yu, Violin, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Administration Auditorium,, 509-332-3408



◊ Pullman Holiday Fest and Tree Lighting, December 5

◊ A British Isles Christmas, Palouse Choral, December 2

Coming up!

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• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 5


• Men’s Basketball vs. San Jose State, 3 p.m. Beasley Coliseum, wsucougars. com



• PRH, Dementia Caregivers Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 5 • Board of Adjustment 7:30 p.m. City Hall

• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 5 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall • LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m.

• WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Saint Mary’s, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see • WSU Volleyball vs. Arizona, 11 a.m., Bohler Gym, see • Neill’s Flowers & Gifts Holiday Open House, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma State, 12 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see



2nd – 6th,

• PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, CAC Cooking Class, 2 p.m, see pg 5 • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall


• WSU Volleyball vs. USC, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym, see • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall

• PRH, CAC Cooking Class, 2 p.m, see pg 5 • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 5 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall

• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 5 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • Men’s Basketball vs. Utah Valley, 7 p.m. Beasley Coliseum, • Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 8-10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free admission


No School – Thanksgiving Break


• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, Breast Cancer Support, 6 p.m., see pg 5



• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 5 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PRH, CAC Cooking Class, 2 p.m, see pg 5 • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Central Washington, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • WSU Performing Arts, “Black Boy”, a Literature to Life presentation, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre. See


• City Government offices closed

Thanksgiving Day


• PDSC, Curious!Science, 10:30 a.m. • League of Women Voters, Update on Airport Construction Tony Bean, Executive Director, noon – 1 p.m.. • Community Congregational Church, 525 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend.


• City Government offices closed • WSU Football vs. UW, Apple Cup, 12:30 p.m., Martin Stadium, see • PRH, Tai Chi for Health II, 1 p.m., see pg 5


• SES Turkey Trot • PRH, Tai Chi for Health II, 1 p.m., see pg 5 • WSU Women’s Basketball vs. San Francisco, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, see • WSU vs. UW, Apple Cup, 12:30 p.m. Martin Stadium,


4 p.m., Beasley Coliseum,

• Small Business Saturday, Shop Local, see pg 6 • WSU Volleyball vs. UW, TBD, Bohler Gym, see


• Scooby-Doo Meets the Addams Family, 1:30 and 4 p.m.,


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Come to the 58th Annual

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest December 3 7 a.m. to Noon Lincoln Middle School A popular start to the holiday season, the breakfast is officially the opening event of Pullman’s Holiday Fest day of fun, a food drive, shopping, tree lighting and more. Join us for: • Great music from groups such as the Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band, Snake River Six, and Franklin Elementary Choir. • Delicious breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, coffee, milk, fruit juice and coffee. • Silent auction with items donated by Pullman businesses, organizations and Kiwanians. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Proceeds serve local children and the community. These include a playground for children of all abilities at the new Mary’s Park, support for the Pullman Child Welfare Food Bank, and much more.

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Check out the fascinating weekly programs at the Kiwanis Club of Pullman, the oldest and largest service club in the Pullman-Moscow area. We meet Thursdays at noon, Gladish Community and Cultural Center View Room on the third floor. Guests are always welcome!

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Spokane Falls Community Colleges

November 2016


ENROLL NOW! 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online. Enrollment for Spring Quarter began on Halloween. New students can enroll in classes beginning November 4th. Hurry. Courses fill up quickly. Other important dates: • Last day for students to drop fall quarter classes: November 7 • Tuition due for winter quarter: December 1 • Last date for winter quarter applications (new students): December 13 • Fall Quarter grades available: December 14


Joal Lee

Lately, I’ve been thinking about and feeling inspired by Hellen Keller. I cannot imagine the challenges of being both blind and deaf, especially at a time when few educational approaches and opportunities had been developed for people who were either blind or deaf, let alone both. With unfathomable grit and cleverness and the persistent help of a patient, caring, brilliant teacher, the world was opened up to Keller, and she, in turn, widened the world for the rest of us. While most community college students’ educational experience isn’t really comparable to Keller’s, there are some parallels. A couple of months ago, I ran into a former SFCC-Pullman student, and we talked and caught each other up on what was happening in our lives. He told me his time with us had changed him, had changed the way he sees the world, had broadened his understanding in exciting, surprising ways. His actual vision had not changed, but his view is now very different. Education transforms us, and it changes the way we understand and interact with the world. I am proud to be rubbing shoulders with caring, hard-working people who teach and serve and broaden people’s views in important ways.

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Welcome to our new Office Assistants! Enkhjargal (Enkhee) Engels was born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Later, she lived, studied and worked in Bishkek, Kyrgysztan. For six years, she worked as a porter with the Mongolian Railway, where she was happy to meet a variety of people with different personalities from different countries, and she learned how to serve the public. She married her husband, Bill Engels, in 2003 in Ulaanbaatar. Soon after, they moved to Seoul, Korea, where they lived for three years. They have one son, Bill, who was born in Seoul. They then lived for two years in Seattle and four years in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Enkhee moved to Pullman in August, 2012. She became a student at SFCCPullman in January, 2013 to improve her English skills and earn her GED, which she completed in November, 2013. In June, 2016, she became a U.S citizen. In addition to Mongolian, she speaks English, Russian, and Korean. Before starting at SFCC-Pullman, she worked as a secretary with Assurance Driving School, where she enjoyed visiting with people from many different countries around the world and tried hard to make newcomers to Pullman feel welcomed. She appreciates the support and kindness of her former employer Harold Denton and co-worker Tony Carter. She is looking forward to helping SFCC-Pullman students reach their goals and take the next steps in their adventurous lives. Christina Harrison is a Pullman native and a recent graduate from the SFCC-Pullman campus. This past June, she was awarded her associate’s degree in Business Management and is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She feels fortunate and proud of this significant accomplishment. Some of her favorite quotes are: “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” –Albert Einstein, and “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” –Anonymous Christina and Enhkee, we’re excited to have you join our team!

November 2016

Pullman School District

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Parent and Community Involvement Opportunities Susan Weed, Board Member It has been shown time and time again that volunteer involvement in a school makes a school much better. Parent involvement actually does help make their students do better in school. Community member involvement can actual help increase the excellence of our schools. Pullman School District has a huge variety of ways for you to get involved with our schools, whether it be for 1 hour a week, or 1 meeting a month or more. I have found it is always great fun and sometimes even rewarding to work with our students.

the Student Council and others. Volunteers are needed to help with Open House, Career Day, Scholastic Book Fairs, Science Fairs, Spanish Classes, Math Olympiad, Photography Club, Drama Club, Geography Club, Robotics Club, Fitness, Move-a-Thon, Math is Cool, Spelling Bee, Greenhouse Club, STEM activities, Rocketry Unit, many classroom volunteer opportunities and the end of year family picnic.

Volunteering Opportunities:

Community Members are always needed to share their expertise—to be a guest speaker, host a field trip, be an Art Docent, a guest reader in the classroom, talk about your job at a career Day, help with Multicultural Assemblies and Lessons, even just attend school performances.

Districtwide - community members and parents are needed for various district committees: Curriculum Advisory, Highly Capable, English Language Development, Affirmative Action, Safety, Technology

To volunteer in any of the Pullman Public Schools, please fill out a Volunteer Form—for details, contact our HR Manager Dagny Myers at the district office 332-3581.

Pullman High School—is always looking for people to help sell concessions at athletic events, help the PHS Boosters, chaperone dances and other activities, help with the post-graduation Senior Party and more. There are occasions when individual teachers also need help. Some opportunities include helping with the required Senior Project—as a mentor, or as a judge. PHS is also looking for volunteers to help take gate receipts for basketball games—if you volunteer to help sell tickets at the door during basketball season you will even get paid—not much, but every bit helps. If you are interested, contact Laura Lacy at Pullman High School, 509-332-1551 x 205, or email Lincoln Middle School is always working to continue to build relationships with parents and community members. Opportunities to volunteer include helping supervise and interact with students during lunch hours, and helping with the many clubs, activities, and athletics.

Board of Directors President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3

Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4

Susan Weed, Director, District 1

Jefferson Elementary School—needs volunteers for PTA, and PTA committees, Classrooms, School Improvement Committee, Book Fair, Art Docent Program, Classroom Celebrations, Multicultural Assemblies and Lessons, Field Trips, 5th Grade Camp, Science Fair, Art Show, Carnival, and the End of Year BBQ. Franklin Elementary School has all sorts of opportunities to help with PTA events and activities such as Chess Club, Games Club, Garden Club, Recycling Club. Also events including the Franklin Carnival, Book Fairs, Cookie Dough Sale, The Reflections contest and End of the Year Assemblies. Franklin is also piloting a Move-a-Thon this spring as a possible alternate source of funding that does not involve selling a product and focuses on healthy practices. Principal Holman says they will need a lot of help with the Move-a-Thon!

Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5

Sunnyside Elementary encourages and enjoys a high level of parental, university and community involvement. The SES PTO is very active, as is

Pullman Education Foundation Grant Applications are now available! All Educators in the Pullman School District may apply for a grant up to $500. 2015 recipients include: Franklin Elementary:

Holly Steele, Jill Nelson, Jacob Briggs, and the 2nd grade team

Sunnyside Elementary: Kara Klaveano

Jefferson Elementary:

The 2nd grade team, Rena Mincks, the 3rd grade team


Amy Bumpus, Linda Jovanovich, John Willy, Deni Claypool, the 6th/7th Science teachers


Turi Hoversten Judi Udy

You may request an application from Amy Tull, All applications due by Monday, Nov 14th. Recipients will be announced before Winter Break.

November 2016

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November 2016

Pullman School District

PHS Booster Christmas Tree Sales will begin the Day after Thanksgiving!

We are excited to offer Christmas tree sales to our community to raise funds and we join again with “O Christmas Tree” sales at 640 S. Grand Avenue (next to Fire Station No.1). Sales will be Monday through Friday, Noon-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm. Student Groups, Clubs, Activities and Sports Teams will assist with sales during various hours and will offer excellent choices of trees and service to assist you with choosing your tree. Make your Christmas Merry and Bright and purchase your tree from PHS Boosters and O Christmas Tree!

Leadership Class Update Erik Heinz, PHS Principal

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PHS Teacher Profile: Johanna Brown For a teacher with only 3 years of teaching experience, PHS chemistry teacher Johanna Brown has all of the traits and skill of a veteran teacher. A graduate of WSU, Johanna is now in her second year teaching chemistry at Pullman High School. Not only does Johanna teach 5 full sections of chemistry, she also is the Knowledge Bowl, Science Bowl and Math Team (currently ranked 58th out of 500 teams nationally) advisor. In addition to the amazing things Ms. Brown does for Greyhound students, she is also part of the Washington Teacher Leader cohort where she writes informative blogs with tips and strategies for her teaching colleagues across the state. She can also be found engaging in live chats on Twitter where she answers questions for teachers across the country (check it out on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #wateach). Ms. Brown’s goal is to “be hands on and engaging, so that students want to take chemistry” and feels it is important to encourage people to take risks in their learning and teaching. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented teacher like Ms. Brown working with both our staff and students at Pullman High School!

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

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.

It’s only been in existence for two months, but the newly implemented PHS Leadership class has already made a huge impact at Pullman High School! Consisting of a variety of students, including several of our student body Executive Board representatives, the Leadership class has set the tone for the student culture at PHS. In the short time we’ve been back for the 16-17 school year, the Leadership class has already successfully organized a multitude of events. We’ve seen our highest student attendance at dances (including this year’s Homecoming Dance) and social opportunities (such as the Homecoming BBQ and Block Party). They’ve also planned and executed two successful assemblies and a fantastic Homecoming week and are preparing several community fundraisers, including our upcoming “Scare Away Hunger” food drive. Led by PHS teacher and ASB advisor Erin Willy, the Leadership class continues to offer opportunities for all PHS students to make their school experience the best it can possibly be. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next!

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Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Gladish Community & Cultural Center

Sandra Woodrow, Gladish Board of Directors

November 2016

Oktoberfest @ Gladish 2016 a Success, Thanks to YOU!!! $7,000 for Roof Replacement Projects!

After living in California for 40 years, Sandra moved with her family to Pullman in 2007. While in California, Sandra was a member of the local Kiwanis club, served as an elected Milpitas High School site council Community Outreach Coordinator for the district, member of the local Parent Teacher Association and parent advocate for special needs children. She was employed for close to 20 years by DCL (DisCopyLabs). Sandra held various positions at DCL: Purchasing Manager, Customer Service and for eight years as the regional Sales Manager and Key Account Manager. Sandra and her husband Tom have been In 2016, Sandra received the Kiwanis Club of married for 49 years. They have one daughter and Pullman Community Service Recognition Award. a five-year-old granddaughter. It honored her as “an outstanding, communitySandra decided prior to moving to Pullman minded citizen of Pullman, whose dedication to get involved in the community to help others to service and improving the lives of others has in her new home. She joined the Kiwanis Club of made a huge difference in our city.” Pullman in May 2008 and served on the board of She joined the YMCA board of directors in directors for two years. 2011, leaving to take an executive position with Sandra launched and then successfully led one of the Kiwanis club’s signature service projects, Stuff the Bus, for six years. She has helped many children and families in Pullman over those years through this program that collects school supplies, backpacks, and other necessities for those kids who can’t afford them.

United Way. At the end of April 2016, Sandra retired as Executive Director of the United Way of Pullman. In that role, she helped to substantially increase the amount of funds raised for the 16 United Way agencies that in turn help children, families, the elderly and those with special needs.

In 2012, Pullman School District In July 2016, Sandra joined the Gladish Board Superintendent Paul Sturm nominated Sandra for of Directors. She is looking forward to helping recognition as an outstanding community leader build awareness about Gladish and its unique for schools. historical value to the community.

Dave Gibney, Suzanne Polle, Eileen Macoll, John Brewer, Renee Nunamaker, Linda Jovanavich, Barbara Petura, Sandra Woodrow, Sue Hinz, Nathan Weller, Lee Hadwiger, Rosalie Harms, Dick Domey, Auf Gehts German Band, Gabriel Benmoussa/Pullman Fire Department Reserves, Ginger Flynn, Kerry Swanson, Susie Scott/Kiwanis Club of Pullman, Larry Arbour/Larry Arbour Art Studio, David and Jenny Harder/Plateau Archeological Investigations, Marie Glynn, Barbara Simpson, Linda Hackbarth/P.E.O. Chapter FZ, Irene Jones, Adam Jones, WSU Black Student Union, WSU CKI Circle K, WSU “Butch”, WSU Veterans, WSU Civic Engagement, WSU First Scholars, Theata Xi Fraternity, Ted Weatherly/American Legion Post 52, Dissmores, Columbia Bank, Joan Swenson/Paradise Creek Brewery, Merry Cellars Winery, Birch and Barley, Black Cypress, Banyans, Montessori School of Pullman, Sandee Powell, Bryton LeValley, Ben Demler, Chris Worl, Ethan Worl, Stacey Tate, Stephanie Gibson and Charlie Cook. Special thanks for recent donations for our roof replacement campaign: Roland and Frances Line, Rolling Hills Eye Care, Glenn and Kathryn Johnson, Frank Farrow, Lee Hadwiger, Annie Pillers, Herb and Barbara Nakata, Dick Domey, Diane Gillespie, Rex Davis, Janet Kendall, George Hudson and Rosemary and Carlton Waldrop.

Thank You to Oktoberfest Silent Auction Donors

The Community Band of the Palouse will hold their annual Veterans Day concert in the Gladish auditorium at 7.00 pm on November 11th. Evan Ellis of Pullman Radio KQQQ will be the guest narrator for The American Veteran, by Jonathan Laflamme. The music and narration is about servicemen and women in World War II, often called "the greatest generation." Evan Ellis is a friend of the Community Band, and honors his grandfather-in-law, Jesse Truax Davis, who is representative of that generation, along with Palouse area men and women who served in WWII and the wars and conflicts that followed. Nancy Grunewald, soprano, will sing the National Anthem. Andrew and Michelle Mielke will perform "In Flanders' Fields," an art song by John Philip Sousa, with the famous text by John McCrae. The program will include many more selections including A Tribute to Artie Shaw featuring band member Jacob Ward. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

Atom Heart, Banner Bank, WSU Bookie, Tom Pederson, Papa Murphy’s, Perfection Tire, Design Effects, Festival of Dance, Graham Ballet, Interstate Aviation, Jess Ford, Merry Cellars, Jerry’s Auto, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, New Garden, Northwest Public Radio, Auto Zone-Moscow, Old European, O’ReillysPullman, Palouse Country Candy, Palouse Locksmith, John Orfe, Pullman Disposal, Starbucks-Pullman, SYG Nursery, Taco Del Mar, Waddel and Reed, Zeppoz, Best Western, Motel 6, Marriott, Precision Engraving, The Paint Shop-Moscow, Super 8, Rent-a-Center, Pets Are People Too, Rico’s, Jane and Al Von Frank, Season’s, Plateau Archeological Investigations, Moscow Food Co-Op, Suzanne Polle, Sandra Woodrow, Sue Hinz, Barbara Petura, Crimson and Gray and Chef Jamie Callison.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446

FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279

ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Friends of Hospice, Room 117

SCHOOLS • Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

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

City of Pullman

November 2016

2016 Leaf collection schedule The annual city leaf collection for residential areas will start Monday, Nov. 7 and continue through Wednesday, Nov. 23. Friday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, so there will be no leaf collection on that day. There is no set schedule by street, only by hill as listed. As time allows, the street sweepers will follow leaf collection crews. What to do: • No earlier than two days prior to your scheduled collection, please rake your leaves into the street next to the curb. • To facilitate city vehicle access, please park cars in a legal, off-street parking area on the days city crews are scheduled to be in your area.

What not to do: • Don’t bag your leaves. Leaves are recycled and used for mulching purposes and are delivered directly from the street to the mulch pile. Bagged leaves will not be collected. • Don’t include tree branches or grass clippings. Piles containing anything other than leaves will not be collected. If there is a large accumulation of ice and/or snow between the listed dates, the leaf program may have to be suspended in favor of conducting snow and ice control operations. It may then be the responsibility of the property owner to remove any leaves that have been raked into the street.

M, Tu & W, Nov. 7, 8 and 9

NW Military Hill

Th, M & Tu, Nov. 10, 14 and 15

SW Sunnyside Hill—including NW Nicole Ct., NW Sunrise Dr., NW Cory Ln., Golden Hills Dr. and Evergreen Community

W, Th & F, Nov. 16, 17 and 18

SE Pioneer Hill

M, Tu & W, Nov. 21, 22 and 23

NE College Hill

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Directory of City Officials Elected Officials

Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor Jeff Hawbaker...................................... Councilmember Fritz Hughes......................................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember

Administration 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:

Library active around town Work at the library on the new carpet is going well! We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, Nov. 14. While the library building is closed, please join us for a special fireside adult author program at BellTower Event Venue on Nov. 7, weekly adult programs at Daily Grind on Main Street, and weekly children’s programs at city hall.

Adult Programs • Join the Everybody Reads presentation of “Painted Horses: Conversations with Malcolm Brooks” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at BellTower Event Venue, 125 SE Spring St. Painted Horses is the story of a young woman on a journey to tame a wild landscape, the tide of progress in the middle of the American century, and a beautiful and passionate love story told by an extraordinary and exciting new literary voice. • Due to the temporary library closure, the Grand Avenue Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 in the meeting room at the Pullman Daily Grind, 230 E. Main St. to discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

• The Good Yarns knitting and crocheting group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday in the Hecht meeting room. On Nov. 4 and 11 Good Yarns will meet at the Daily Grind, 230 E. Main St. • English Conversation Club class resumes Monday, Nov. 14 with regular meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. There will be no meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or for more information. • Sew Happy will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. on Nov. 2 and 9 at Daily Grind, 230 E. Main St. After Nov. 14, meetings will resume every Tuesday in the library’s Hecht meeting room. For more information, contact Linhda at 332-5340 or

Children’s Programs continue During the library closure, programs continue at City Hall, 325 SE Paradise St. Free two-hour parking is available in the ground-level city hall garage. Wednesday

programs will be in Council Chambers on the first floor. Thursday programs will be held in the Senior Center Lounge, at the northeast end of the first floor. All story times will resume their regular time and location beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Preregistration is not required. • Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) meets from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays. • Time For Twos Story Time (2-3 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays.

Library Hours* Wed & Thu • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon • 1-7 p.m. Fri & Sat • 1-5 p.m. Tue • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. *Library will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and remain closed until 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Ave. • 334-3595

ACTIVE ADULTS Brain Games and Dancing at Hillyard

Holiday Bazaar and Lunch

The MEGA Shopping Trip

Hillyard Senior Center has invited us for more fun times playing brain games such as Family Feud® and more. We will have lunch there, followed by dancing to live music. Both singles and couples welcome. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Nov. 1. *Fee: $10, which includes admission, games, meal, escort and transportation.

Don’t miss this annual, two-day community event in the senior center at city hall! Find great Christmas gifts among various handcrafted gifts, hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, VHS tapes, puzzles, and delicious baked goods. The lunch includes BBQ beef sandwiches, coleslaw, pie and coffee. Shop from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16 and 17. Lunch ($6) will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on both days. All proceeds support the Pullman Senior Citizen’s Association.

Finishing or just beginning your holiday shopping? Take advantage of the seasonal sales. We do all the driving, and you do all the shopping at Northtown Mall and Trader Joe’s. Choose your lunch location at either stop. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m. Register by Nov. 18. *Fee: $13 includes escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

Council on Aging Thanksgiving Meal

NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2016 Fall Parks & Recreation brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration.

Bozarth Mansion Retreat Center Tour Perched above the Little Spokane River on eight lush acres is a beautiful, historic home built in 1911 for J.P. Graves and designed by famed Spokane architect Kirkland Cutter. We will have lunch after the tour at Tomato Street restaurant. Home pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. We leave city hall at 8:30 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m. Register by Nov. 1. *Fee: $20 includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

Join us as we celebrate all that we’re thankful for at the Pullman Senior Center. Enjoy a delicious turkey meal prepared by our cooks and delightful assistants! Home pickup begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Suggested donation for the COA meals: • 60 yrs. and older $4.25 • 59 yrs. and younger $6.50

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

City of Pullman

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November 2016

Six successful winter driving tips Fall is upon us, and those quick trips around town could be a thing of the past. You need to plan ahead to get across town due to changes in weather and road conditions. These six simple tips can help you to stay safe on the roadway. 1. Warm up and clear off. Before driving, remember to give your vehicle plenty of warming time. Frost removal is a timeconsuming effort. Your entire front windshield needs to be clear, not just a basketball circle in front of your steering wheel. Snow from your windows, hood, and roof should be removed to provide a clear view from behind the wheel. Remember that snow is often too heavy for windshield wipers alone, and failure to clear your vehicle could result in low or no visibility as the snow shifts and blows during travel. Make sure that your vehicle’s turn signals and lights are clear and visible. Helpful Hint: Keep a soft bristle broom near your door to clear off the snow. 2. Plan ahead. Be aware of alternate routes to and from your common destinations. Pullman has many hills and you might consider routes that help you to avoid steep inclines, and remember that you can’t always rely on snowplows and sanders to reach the roads ahead of you. Helpful Hint: City bus routes are often the first to be plowed and sanded. Check the transit map and take advantage of these groomed routes when possible. 3. Slow down and leave space. You must change your driving habits based on road conditions. Braking quickly often results in a

loss of control, and can be avoided by slowing down and providing plenty of distance between vehicles. Winter drivers should always practice these safe habits, even when the roadways appear to be clear. Remember that while gravel helps to improve traction on snow and ice-covered roadways, it can have the opposite effect when roads are bare. Gravel tends to build up on the shoulder and centerline, around stop signs, and the bottom of hills. Helpful Hint: Always give yourself plenty of travel time. It’s best to err on the side of caution. Leaving early will help you to avoid feeling rushed. 4. Prepare for sudden changes. Road conditions can change without warning. Keep in mind that a bare roadway can turn into snow or ice with the turn of a corner. Tree cover and low road use can cause some roads to be covered with snow and ice when others are clear. Also, freezing temperatures can create black ice in shaded or windy areas. Remember to avoid using your vehicle cruise control function during poor weather conditions, including rain. Your car does not know the conditions of the roadway and should not be trusted in times of variable conditions. Helpful Hint: Keep an eye out for areas that are most likely to become hazardous due to shade or wind. Know where to use extra caution before it becomes necessary. 5. Be ready for an emergency. Whether you are traveling across town or across the state, it is important to be ready in case of an


Manners 101: Etiquette and Social Skills for Life

Special thanks to Pullman Parks and Recreation 8th Annual Care-To-Share Fun Run sponsors: Pickard Youth will learn manners and skills appropriate to Orthodontics; Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associates; John various social situations in this fast-paced and fun skillAnderson; Pullman Radio; and City of Pullman Wellness building class, which includes a snack with full table Program. settings. Everyone will have a blast and learn life skills at the same time. Youth ages 7-12 are welcome to register for Adult Basketball this class to be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. It’s time to start getting your team ready for another 19. *Fee: $25. exciting year of city league basketball! Team registration Holiday Evergreen Wreath Decorating will be accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov 1 -11 at Pioneer Center. Individuals interested in having their names Enjoy a festive holiday evening with the staff from made available to team captains should contact Parks Neill’s Flowers and Gifts. Mitch will share his expertise and Recreation at 338-3227. Games will be played at on creating a fresh evergreen wreath with a wonderful Sunnyside Elementary School Gym in Pullman and the assortment of beautiful, fresh-cut winter greens. Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center in Moscow. Expected Participants may want to bring a decoration from home to dates of play are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings include in the fresh wreath or purchase something special Nov. 28 – Feb. 27. Team fee: $525. from Mitch’s holiday display tree collection. Please bring a pair of clippers and/or wire cutters. All other supplies will Warm the Hearts of Others be provided. Class will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Homemade holiday gift giving has never been easier Dec. 6. *Fee: $30. with this adult/parent and child activity! We’ve taken *All registrants who live outside of Pullman city limits away the fuss and muss. All dry ingredients and supplies will be charged an additional $2. will be provided with recipes, instructions, gift tags, and For more information or to register, go to www. decorative embellishments for your ready-to-give gift. or call Pullman Parks and Let’s assemble three festive cookie mixes that can be enjoyed this holiday season. With 1-on-1 parent/guardian Recreation at 338-3227. supervision, child must be able to follow directions. Class will be led by lead preschool teacher Jean Druffel from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Fee: $20.

emergency. Make sure that your fuel tank never drops below half full. Keep a box or bag inside of your vehicle that contains a heavy coat, snow pants, gloves, hat, boots, and a blanket. Consider items that would be useful in case of an overnight emergency. Include a small shovel and sand or traction aids (such as tire chains). Non-perishable food and water should be included in your emergency kit. Helpful Hint: Making an emergency kit inside of a plastic tote will help to keep your items clean, dry, and contained in case of a collision or disaster. 6. Give your vehicle a check-up. Perhaps the most important thing that you can do to prepare for winter, a vehicle check-up is a must for safe, cold-weather driving. Check your tires for adequate tread and proper air pressure, ensure that your vehicle’s coolant is sufficient for extreme temperatures, and make sure that your windshield wipers work properly and are fitted with well-working blades. Take advantage of local businesses that offer free pre-trip safety inspections.

2017 budget hearings set for the fall Public hearings on the proposed 2017 city budget will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, 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.

Fall into Fun at Pullman Aquatics Noteworthy November dates: • Wed, Nov. 4, PAFC closes at 3 p.m. • Thurs, Nov. 11, No Wibit (undergoing maintenance) *Tube Time noon-3 p.m. • Mon-Wed, Nov. 21-23, Tube Time from noon-3 p.m. • Thurs-Fri, Nov. 24-25, PAFC closed • Mon, Nov. 28, Session 3, Mon/Wed swim lessons 4-7 p.m. • Tues, Nov. 29, Session 3 Tues/Thurs swim lessons 4-7 p.m. Water Exercise (WEX) classes Lap Pool WEX • Mon/Wed/Fri, 9-10 a.m., instructor Nancy Abbott • Tues/Thurs, 8-9 a.m., instructor Jennifer Gleason/ Joy Blace Warm Water WEX • Mon/Wed/Fri, 10-11 a.m., instructor Joy Blace • Mon/Wed/Fri, 11 a.m.-noon, instructor Andrea Plotner *Tube Time is also offered from noon-3 p.m. every weekend throughout the school year. Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center 500 NW Larry St. 338-3290 •

November 2016

Community Action Center

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Thanks to Building Community sponsors!

Latest News: Community Kitchen Construction to Start!

Meet the Board: Michael Echanove What is your day job? I work in Information Technology at WSU. I’ve been here 32 years, doing mainframe system support and database work. I’m also involved in city government in Palouse. I’m fourth-term mayor and that keeps me pretty busy. How long have you served on the CAC board? About three years.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and Community Action Center’s new Community Kitchen will be at the heart of the community, building food security on the Palouse. We will start construction on the Community Kitchen this month, thanks to generous community donors and grant funders who have given over $60,000 for the licensed commercial-grade kitchen. Recent donations from WSECU and the Bittinger family have helped us reach our funding goal. The kitchen will be the “home base” for food budgeting, cooking, and nutrition classes so families can learn to make cheap, healthy meals with lots of fresh produce. Scratch cooking classes for families at the Food Bank will increase the self-sufficiency and improve the health of Pullman residents. Classes will give families confidence in their ability to create alternatives to high-sodium, high-calorie meals. When people know how to cook healthy meals at home rather than eating processed options or fast food, their food budget is stretched much farther. The kitchen will also give us a way to rescue and repackage food from WSU Dining Services and local restaurants to give to hungry families in the future. We know the food bank is missing out on high-quality food that is currently ending up in a dumpster because there is no legal, safe way to keep and serve it. Once the kitchen is up and running in January 2017, we will start cooking classes and a pilot “food rescue” program in collaboration with WSU Dining Services.

Community Food Bank Community Food Bank hours: Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At the Community Food Bank our mission is to provide enough food for everyone, every day. Families who need help with special holiday food baskets will be referred to their local community programs. Here in Pullman, Pullman Child Welfare generously provides this help to families. CAC still helps families who miss this special opportunity through our regular food bank access. We encourage and accept donations of holiday turkeys, hams and other side dishes. These donations will be offered for client choice, along with all our food offerings, during the holiday season. Thank you to all who help our neighbors during the holidays and every day! The food bank needs: • Sugar • Pancake Mix • Butter • Syrup • Potatoes • Oatmeal • Stuffing Mix • Fall Holiday Supplies • Turkeys, ham, and whole chickens • Flour You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).

Why do you serve on the board? Community Action Center runs quite a service to all of Whitman County, so it’s my honor to be part of what they do. Their reach extends countywide. Whether it is weatherization or housing assistance, their work is applicable to the whole county. What do you do in your free time? I’m a student pilot and I own a 1959 Cessna 150. There’s something really special about flying over the Palouse; I never get tired of it. My wife and I also enjoy camping, which we don’t get to

do nearly often enough. My wife and I are also coowners of the Green Frog Café in Palouse. We get some real talent in there for open mic nights. If you could visit any century, which one would you pick and why? I think the early 1900s, with the industrial revolution, the automobile, telephone, and all that. That time period changed the way we live and do business today.

Meet the Staff: Shannon Gaines, Property Management Coordinator Describe what you do at Community Action Center. I oversee 15 properties, with a total of 171 units. We manage low-to-moderate income housing and housing from multiple funding sources: HUD, low-income housing tax credit, transitional housing, and housing for people with developmental disabilities. I am in charge of compliance, turnovers, maintenance, and rent collection. How long have you worked for Community Action Center? I started in 2004 as the Property Manager Assistant, and then moved to specialist. I’ve been in my current role as Property Management Coordinator for the last 10 years. What’s the best part of your job? The outcomes-when you see somebody who doesn’t have a home gets safe, stable housing. What do you do in your free time?

I chase after my daughter; she’s 13. I also like to read. My daughter, husband, and I do geocaching and we recently started playing Pokémon Go together. We like traveling; we got to go to Disneyworld this summer. If you could visit any century, which one would you pick and why? Oh, definitely the 1950s, because of the music, the cars, and the culture.

Are you struggling to pay for groceries? Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people buy the food they need to stay healthy. SNAP benefits are not cash. SNAP benefits are provided on a card that you can use like a debit or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores. Community Action Center can assist you in applying for SNAP. Call 334-9147 for an in-office appointment with one of our staff if you are interested in SNAP benefits, or ask to make a phone appointment.

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

November 2016

November 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.

Weekly Themes:

Nov 1-4......................................Our Friends in the Forest Nov 8-11....................................Changing Seasons Nov 15-18.................................Trees Nov 25-28.................................Animals in Winter

Our Friends in the Forest Tues. Nov 1, 1:30....................Wonder!Science: All About Deer 4:00 – Afterschool Science: All About Deer Wed. Nov 2, 1:30....................Kinder!Science: Is that a Rabbit? Thu. Nov 3, 10:30...................Curious!Kids: A Snowy Owl Fri. Nov 4, 10:30......................Just Ask Why: Species in Danger!

Changing Seasons Tue. Nov 8, 1:30......................Wonder!Science: Clouds in the Sky 4:00.......................Afterschool Science: Clouds in the Sky Wed. Nov 9, 1:30....................Kinder!Science: Why Do Clouds Cry? Thu. Nov 10, 10:30.................Curious!Kids: Why Does it Snow? Fri. Nov 11, 10:30....................Just Ask Why: The Power of Wind

Trees Tue. Nov 15, 1:30....................Wonder!Science: Why are the Trees Bare? 4:00....................Afterschool Science: Why are the Trees Bare? Wed. Nov 16, 1:30..................Kinder!Science: What Tree is This? Thu. Nov 17, 10:30.................Curious!Kids: Pine Cones Fri. Nov 18, 10:30....................Just Ask Why: Trees Through the Seasons

Animals in Winter Tue. Nov 25, 1:30....................Wonder!Science: A Long Winter’s Nap 4:00.....................Afterschool Science: A Long Winter’s Nap Wed. Nov 26, 1:30..................Kinder!Science: Hiding and Changing Fri. Nov 28, 10:30....................Just Ask Why: Animal Migration

Open Hours: • • • • •

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees: • • • • •

Junior Scientists (ages 2-14) $5 Adult Scientists (ages 15-54) $7.50 Senior Scientists (55 years +) $6 Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS!

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: members/passlist.htm

Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

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

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

November 2016

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Tap into Rico's!

The best Reuben in Washington! Buy One Entree, Get One Half Off Must be of equal or lessor value. Coupon expires 11/30/2016. One coupon per table per visit.

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

Minors are now welcome until 7:30 p.m. (No seating after 6:30 p.m.)

200 E Main, Pullman • 332-6566

Helene’s Property Place, LLC

225 NE Olsen Pullman, WA 99163

939 SW Mies • $445,000

Stunning 3471 sq ft home invites you to relax, enjoy life and entertain your friends and family. Open floor plan, master bedroom has a deck with a view, the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. Large private backyard. Beautifully landscaped, even a sparkling pool area with decks and fully fenced to beckon you in on those warm summer days. 5+ bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Recent upgrades are fresh paint, new carpet in the bedrooms and the wood floors refinished by Mighty Oak Floors. It is a must see! Owner is a Designated Broker in the State of Washington.

working for you knight and day!

Helene Hopkins

Designated Broker Office: 509.338.9008 Fax: 509.338.3417 Email:

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Fall is in the Air!

We are Thankful for Our Community of Friends!

710 SE Bishop Blvd • 509.332.4546 Independently owned and operated.

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Vol. 22 No. 11 • November 2016

Trees of Light

set for December 6th & 7 th

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