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Pullman Community Update

VOL. 23 | NO. 12 DECEMBER 2018




Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary/ Diane’s Gift Garden Pullman, WA (509) 334-2631

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: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn Best Western Wheatland Inn C&S Mini Storage Lynda Carey Ken Casavant Center for Civic Engagement (WSU) Cheetah Electric Community Action Center Coug Housing (HRA) Daily Grind Espresso Electrical Contractors NW Inc Foundry Kitchen & Cocktails Gritman Medical Center Rosalie Harms Helene’s Property Place Hinrichs & Company, LLC Marian Hood HUB International Insurance Inter-State Aviation, Inc Kiwanis Club of Pullman Moscow Pullman Bedfinders Northwest Auto Parts P1FCU – Potlatch No 1 Federal Credit Union Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) Palouse Land Trust Peterson Barn Guesthouse Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc Presnell Gage, PLLC RE/MAX Home & Land – Andrea Abbott The Yarn Underground

The Pullman Young Professionals program (PYP) aims to shape the future of our community by supporting the growth of young professionals based in Pullman, WA. The program creates opportunities for young leaders to build relationships, expand their skills and advance their careers, while continuing to promote and build the City of Pullman to a flourishing hub of economic development.

Benefits • Peer-to-peer networking with likeminded professionals • Allows an environment of inclusive support • Career building opportunities • Personal development workshops • Assists in leadership development and brings fresh ideas into the community • Connecting young professionals with experienced mentors within Pullman • Builds a cohesive group of doers aimed at building a prosperous future for themselves, businesses, and community • Fun social gatherings!

Join Today! Membership dues help fund activities of Pullman Young Professionals. With your dues we are able to pay for social events, food and beverages, speakers, venues and general operating costs. • Individual Yearly Membership: $50

In This Issue…

• Corporate Yearly Membership (send up to 4 people to PYP events): $150

Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center Washington State University Pullman School District United Way of Pullman Serenity House Whitman County CASA Gladish Community & Cultural Center Community Calendar Pullman Kiwanis Artisans at the Dahmen Barn Whitman County Humane Society City of Pullman Pullman Regional Hospital Spokane Falls Community Colleges Community Action Center

To become a member today visit or email to learn more!

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Andy He, son of Ruifeng He and Ziying Liu, is an honors senior at Pullman High School. Andy has served as the president of Key Club as well as the captain of both the math and science teams at PHS. Currently, he serves as the Executive Treasurer of the Pacific Northwest District of Key Club International. Some of his biggest accomplishments as Treasurer include helping the PNW surpass 13,500 total members for the first time in history as well as chairing the PNW Opportunities Fund committee, which dedicates $10,000 worth of grant money for Key Clubs. Andy is also a GNL first-team all-league Boys Varsity Tennis player, serving as PHS team co-captain last season. In addition to volunteering at the local hospital and playing piano at the senior center, he is part of the research team in Dr. Kelly Brayton’s laboratory at WSU, where he focuses on the transmission of the vector (tick)-borne pathogen Anaplasma marginale. Andy plans to pursue a career in health management or global health in the future.

Joy Dang, daughter of Zhe Dang and Lihua Ran, is an honors senior at Pullman High School. While attending PHS, Joy has been involved in a variety of extracurricular activities such as Knowledge Bowl, Math team, ASB, orchestra, cross country, cheerleading, tennis, Robotics, piano, and Key Club. She currently serves as the President of Key Club, leading others to give back to the community and help those in need. Along with her high school coursework, Joy has also taken math, chemistry, and computer science courses at WSU through the running start program, while maintaining her 4.0 GPA. In addition to her academic studies, Joy works at SEL as a software engineering intern and teaches piano on the weekends. After high school, Joy plans to attend college where she can further develop her passion for computer science and hopes to use her skills to develop technologies that will make the world a better place.

Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center • 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 • Tourism Director: Britnee Packwood • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall


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Dear Dr. Universe: What is a glacier? – Addison, Pullman, WA Dear Addison, When snow piles up and compresses into a thick mass of ice, we call it a glacier. But a glacier is really more than ice and snow. “People think of them as these big blocks of ice where nothing could live,” said my friend Scott Hotaling, a biologist at Washington State University. “For a long time that was the idea, that glaciers were devoid of life.” Hotaling spends a lot of time visiting glaciers, where he’s on the lookout for small, black creatures that live there: ice worms. Can you imagine living in a giant block of ice? For ice worms, it’s the perfect habitat. Hotaling is curious about how animals and plants have adapted to live in such extreme environments. The ice worm is also a source of food for migrating birds, like the snow buntings and rosy finches, that fly from Alaska to the lower U.S. Glaciers are also a source of water for animals and humans. About ten percent of the land on Earth is covered in glaciers. Washington state has more glaciers than any other state in the U.S., besides Alaska. In our state, melting glaciers produce 470 billion gallons of water each summer. Humans rely on meltwater for farming, hydropower, and drinking. Glaciers in Washington’s Cascade and Olympic Mountains also helped sculpt the landscapes we see in Olympic National Park, the North Cascades and even around Mount Rainier. On the Palouse in eastern Washington, we can also see the history of glaciers. During the last Ice Age, huge floods carried glacial meltwater and pulverized rock, called glacier flour, into the state. When it dried, the very fine dust blew across the land and fell to help form the rolling hills of the Palouse. Sincerely, Dr. Universe

WSUAA Scholarships Are Now Open Every year, the WSUAA awards some of the very best and brightest Cougs with scholarships powered largely by the Cougar license plate program. In 2017-18, the WSUAA facilitated nearly $350,000 in Leadership Scholarship support from this program alone. This year, we are looking for incredible WSU students that show spectacular leadership and community service qualities—and, of course, Cougar Pride. If you know a student who may qualify, applications are accepted through January 31. Learn more at scholarships.

December Exhibits at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Throughout Dec. 22, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is hosting four exhibitions in its six galleries, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. To learn more about any of our exhibitions, please visit Trimpin: Ambiente432 Ongoing through 2019 Gallery 01 | Pavilion Kate Gilmore: In Your Way Oct. 16 – Dec. 22, 2018 Gallery 02/03 | Bruce/Floyd & Borth Galleries Memento: Selected Works from the Elwood Collections Sept. 18, 2018 – June 29, 2019 Gallery 04 | Creighton Gallery Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25 September 18 – December 22, 2018 Gallery 05/06 | Wright/Harmon Gallery & Smith Gallery

WSU School of Music Holiday Concert —Joy to the World: A Global Holiday! Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 2 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre The WSU School of Music celebrates the season with its annual Holiday Concert, "Joy to the World: A Global Holiday," on Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre. Featuring the WSU Madrigal Singers, Treble Choir, Tenor/Bass Choir, Concert Choir and the Symphony Orchestra, the concert will include seasonal favorites and conclude with Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival, featuring all of the performing groups. Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning 45 minutes before the concert. Prices are $15 general WSU Concert Choir will be featured in the School of Music admission, $10 for students and senior citizens, and free Holiday Concert. for children 12 and under. This concert is family-friendly and the perfect start to the holiday season! The WSU Madrigal Singers, performing in English Renaissance costumes and directed by Dr. Lori Wiest, will perform the traditional Ukrainian Carol of the Bells, German carol Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen, the Welsh tune Deck the Hall, followed by Softly by British composer Will Todd. They will continue with My Dancing Day by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw and conclude with the ever-popular traditional carol, We Wish You A Merry Christmas. The WSU Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Wiest, will perform Trinity Te Deum by Eriks Ešenvalds, featuring School of Music faculty on trumpets, trombones, organ, piano and timpani. Jingle, bells, an arrangement by David Willcocks of the popular song, will be followed by a traditional Canadian carol, Huron Carol, arranged by Dan Forrest. They will conclude with Here We Come A-Caroling arranged by Josh Sparkman. Pianist for Concert Choir is Miles Sutton, a graduate student pursuing the MA in Music. The WSU Tenor/Bass Choir, directed by Dean Luethi, will perform the Spanish carol Riu, Riu, Chiu arranged by Linda Spevacek as well as Michael John Trotta’s contemporary arrangement of the traditional hymn O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. The WSU Treble Choir is directed by Dr. Chris Nakielski, a new faculty member within the Voice/Choral Area in the School of Music. The WSU Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Danh Pham. For Evening and Weekend parking, visit


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Communication Advisory Committee Update Nathan Roberts, Board Member The Pullman School District has made it a priority to work on communication among our staff, administrators, and the community in 2018. In the last few months our administrative team has done a tremendous amount of great work improving our district culture. As part of this endeavor the Pullman School District Board of Directors formed a Communication Advisory Committee to inform our effort and bring to light issues important to the community. We asked for volunteers from the staff and community and drew by lottery for those positions. As a group of 8 individuals, we met to discuss key issues and offer recommendations on how we can continue to improve district communications. The committee began its first meeting with planning the implementation of a public comment period with the Washington State Ombuds office. The board wanted to provide an outlet for our district employees and families to confidentially communicate concerns. The Ombuds office received feedback for a period of four weeks, beginning August 15. After hearing concerns expressed in direct, confidential conversations with the Ombuds provided a report summarizing the issues and offering recommendations for improvement. Overall the effort collected helpful information for the board and district administrators to help us identify areas for improvement. The ombuds shared specific matters with appropriate administrators and those individuals continue to work towards improvement in identified areas. The committee next moved on to planning a district wide staff climate survey. We created

a list of expectations for this survey: that it would be conducted by an independent party, anonymous, completed online, repeatable over time, and require a maximum of 15-20 minutes to complete. The projected timeline for implementation of the staff climate assessment is November and December 2018. The committee wanted this survey to identify differences at the building level and to focus on the learning environment, adequacy of resources, support (by colleagues and administrators), communication, and trust/relationships. The committee also agreed that this survey would be a good resource to help the Board develop a new Pullman Public Schools strategic plan beginning in Spring 2019. The third Communication Advisory Committee meeting focused on digital communications—they identified several areas for improvement. The committee recommended improving access to up-to-date information and the ability to quickly find information online, especially items related to calendars, events, club information, buses, and general documentation. The fourth and final scheduled meeting involved discussing ways to create methods for continuous feedback. Some of the options presented and discussed included creating a direct question and answer space on the website to help identify common issues and improve processes; conducting random interviews of students and/ or families to gather information about the experiences of families and students; periodic user experience surveys of the website; and using focus groups to explore “hot topics” that may emerge.

Overall, it was a joy to work with such a great group of people and hear their perspectives on our district and the issues important to them. Our constant focus was providing ways to gather feedback and inform the community, to close the communication loop and make sure that concerns are being heard and issues addressed. It was a consensus among the group that we look forward to meeting again in 2019 to continue our work.

Board of Directors Jim Evermann Director, District 3 Nathan Roberts Director, District 4 Amanda Tanner Director, District 5 President Allison Munch-Rotolo Director, District 2 Susan Weed Director, District 1

October was Disability Awareness Month!

Our schools participated in a variety of activities and events, including the creation of this sweet classroom bulletin board in Mrs. Strader’s kindergarten class at Franklin!

Pullman High School invited WSU Special Education professor Brenda Barrio to talk about inclusion at an assembly with all students. She spoke eloquently about the importance of changing mindsets about different abilities, and about inclusion. Thank you, Dr. Barrio!



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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) 3323584.

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

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Season’s Greetings During this holiday season, we wish you all the best.




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Holiday events scheduled for Gladish

Members of the Ballet 3 and Advanced Ballet classes practice together.

Young dancers and smiles fit together perfectly.

Hannah Myers with Advanced Ballet dancers.

Graham Ballet Theater’s Annual Performance, Auction Planned Graham Ballet Theater’s Annual Winter Performance and Auction is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Pullman’s Domey Auditorium at Gladish Community and Cultural Center.

“Our focus is giving local students the opportunity to have the technical and artistic ability to achieve success at the national and international level as dancers, teachers and choreographers,” Ms. Graham said.

Tickets are $19 and include the GBT Performance, an auction, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Group tickets are available, payable in advance, for 10 or more attendees at $11.

The school offers classes for ages 3 and above. Although not every child who studies at Graham Academy, will pursue a professional career in dance, the skills and focus learned in a professional program are invaluable in all areas of life, she said.

The Winter Concert and Auction is Graham Ballet Theater’s primary annual fundraiser. Proceeds go to scholarships, costumes and sets, productions and operating expenses.

“Please join us for this special holiday event, supporting the arts with good food and holiday shopping combined,” the academic director said. For further information, contact 509-338-4446,, grahamballet. This year program includes a selection of classical and contemporary pieces. New ballets and old favorites will be choreographed by Noreen Graham, whose com, or look up its Facebook event page- Graham Ballet Theater Winter works have been performed in the San Francisco Bay area and Hannah Myers, Performance. whose works have been performed in New York and Edinburg, Scotland. Gladish Cultural and Community Center is located at 115 NW State. A large parking lot is in the back of the building and a heated bridge provides Established in 2001 by Ms. Graham, a former professional dancer with 20 guests an entrance to the building. years teaching and choreographic experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, Graham Ballet Theater is a unique local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to bring local professional-level dance training and performance to the area.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • The Art Room, Sarah Hamilton, Room 117 • Community Band of the Palouse • Annette Klover, Klover Piano Studio, (509) 878-1567 • Rhonda Skaggs, Artist, 509-339-3891 • Trisha Mallet Piano Studio 509-592-3610 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446

• Rising Stars Dance Studio (509) 432-6961

• Wheat Whackers

FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia, • Thanh Nguyen, Leading with Heart, • Palouse River Rollers • Pullman Kokondo Academy 509-334-7824 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames

ORGANIZATIONS • Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, 509-332-4357 • American Legion Post 52 • Community Band of the Palouse 509-334-6270 • Friends of Hospice, 509-332-4414 • Mumma Insuranc, 425-455-1406 • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Pullman Marketing, 509-240-9735

• Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Work Source, 509-553-3496 SCHOOLS • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

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

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The Montessori School of Pullman has openings for children ages 2-3 to join Montessori Beginnings The school is recognized as a center of excellence by the Department of Children, Youth and Family Services in Washington State. It specializes in positive interactions and environment, curriculum and staff supports, professionalism, and family engagement and partnerships.

Holiday Concert

All classes are led by Montessori certified teachers.

7 p.m. December 11 Domey Auditorium Gladish Community and Cultural Center

To arrange a tour, call (509) 334-4114 or email Montessori@ We would love to have your family join our Montessori family!

The free program will include holiday favorites. Nonperishable food for the food bank will be welcome.

Depot open Saturdays for visitors, volunteers continue to generate ideas The Northern Pacific Depot’s exhibits and displays subcommittee has cleaned the freight room and added some initial displays, making it ready to open on a permanent basis every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to stop and see what is going on. An enthusiastic group of community volunteers from the Pullman Depot Heritage Center continues to meet with members of WSU’s Rural Communities Design Initiative in an effort to generate ideas for the future use of the historic depot. Various portions of the 1917 building have gained new designations and purposes, guided by the group’s newly created motto “Pullman’s Past Comes Alive.” The original freight room will house more permanent exhibits exploring Pullman’s people, businesses, and organizations, while a large waiting room will be restored to feature the beautiful oak woodwork, tile walls, and terrazzo floor. So far plans lean toward making that area a place for temporary displays and group events. Other portions of the building will be devoted to a children’s center, an office/gift shop and small café. Outside, the platform will be rebuilt and a children’s play area added. A restored caboose and passenger car will complete the picture.

The Maple and Spruce Rooms of Montessori, grades K-4, are hand sewing 100 stockings to give to local children and families for Christmas.

Thinking about event space for the next year? Call (509) 332-8081 for a tour.




Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • The Art Room, Sarah Hamilton, Room 117 • Community Band of the Palouse • Annette Klover, Klover Piano Studio, (509) 878-1567 • Rhonda Skaggs, Artist, 509-339-3891 • Trisha Mallet Piano Studio 509-592-3610 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446

• Rising Stars Dance Studio (509) 432-6961

• Wheat Whackers

FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia, • Thanh Nguyen, Leading with Heart, • Palouse River Rollers • Pullman Kokondo Academy 509-334-7824 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames

ORGANIZATIONS • Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, 509-332-4357 • American Legion Post 52 • Community Band of the Palouse 509-334-6270 • Friends of Hospice, 509-332-4414 • Mumma Insuranc, 425-455-1406 • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Pullman Marketing, 509-240-9735

• Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Work Source, 509-553-3496 SCHOOLS • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

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


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

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

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

The Pullman Community UPDATE is published monthly by:

• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 23



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• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 23 • PSD, Jefferson PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. • PSD, Sunnyside PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work In Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 23



• PSD, Collaboration Day, All Students Dismissed at Noon • Holiday Open House with President Kirk Schulz and First Lady Noel Schulz, 12:30 p.m., WSU President’s House • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30-6 p.m. at LMS • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 23 • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Idaho, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, price varies • PSD, Holiday Instrumental Concert, 7 p.m. in PHS theater • PSD, PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m.



• PRH, Tai Chi Health Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 23 • PSD, PHS Choir Concert, 7 p.m. in PHS Theater


• 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

• Pullman Chamber Holiday Party 5:30 p.m., Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, see pg 1





December 2018

• Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Tea, 1:30 p.m., Banyans on the Ridge • PSD, PHS Choir Concert, 7 p.m. in PHS Theater


• Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest, 7 a.m., Lincoln Middle School • Palouse Cares Food Drive, 9 a.m. • Palouse Cares Fundraising Auction and Lunch, Zeppoz, 11 a.m. • YMCA Jingle Bell Fun Run, YMCA, 3:30 p.m. • Holiday Fest, 4 p.m., Pine Street Plaza • WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Boise State, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, price varies • WSU School of Music Holiday Concert, Joy to the World: A Global Holiday, 2 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre



77 Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Gala, February 2 77 RTOP, ‘Cabaret’, February 14-24 77 WCHS Fur Ball & Yappy Hour, February 23

Coming up!


PCT, “It’s a Wonderful Life” December 20-23


PCT, “It’s a Wonderful Life” December 14-16


• PRH, Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 1 p.m.


• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 23


PSD, December 24 – January 4: Winter Break, No School

• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH, TBI Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 23


• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH, Pre Op Total Joint Class, 3 p.m., see pg 23 • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Rider, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, price varies • Board of Adjustment 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 23 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • Police Advisory Committee 5:30 p.m., City Hall • PSD, LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PRH, Palouse Parkinsons Support Group 6 p.m., see pg 23 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station


• PRH, Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, 6 p.m., see pg 23 • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m., City Hall • PSD, LMS Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, price varies


• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room




• PSD, Franklin 4th + 5th Grade Concert, 6 p.m.


PSD, December 24 – January 4: Winter Break, No School

• City Gov’t offices closed for Christmas Day • PRH, Work In Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 23

Christmas Day


• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PRH, Work In Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 23


• PSD, Coffee with Bob – Updates from Superintendent Maxwell, noon – 1 p.m. in Pioneer Center • Pullman Chamber, Annual Meeting and Awards, noon, see pg 1 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH, Lupus Fibro 4:30 p.m., see pg 23 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work In Progress, AA Meeting, 7 p.m., see pg 23 • Community Band of the Palouse Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Gladish



PCT, “It’s a Wonderful Life” December 20-23

• PRH, Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH, Tai Chi Health Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 23


• Pullman Farmers Market, 2-10 p.m., Brelsford WSU Visitor Center




PCT, “It’s a Wonderful Life” December 14-16

• PRH, Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 23 • PRH, Tai Chi Health Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 23 • PSD, Jefferson PTA Movie Night, 6 p.m.



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Come to the 60th Annual

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Music Fest

Saturday, December 1 • 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lincoln Middle School

The Pullman Kiwanis invite you to the popular Pullman holiday tradition, with food, music, and a silent auction. We’re proud that 100% of the proceeds from the Annual Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest stay right here in the Pullman community for programs that support kids and families, such as: • Performing arts for local kids and the community • Efforts to prevent food insecurity through the school pantries and local food banks • Kiwanis youth groups: SES K-Kids, LMS Builders Club, PHS Key Club and WSU CKI Club The breakfast will feature musical entertainment by youth and adult performers, including Lincoln Middle School music groups. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12, available from Kiwanis members, various businesses in Pullman, online at the Kiwanis website, or at the door on December 1.

We’d love to see you there! ARTISANS AT THE DAHMEN BARN



Lauren Jennifer McCluskey, a beautiful young woman in all respects, was murdered on the University of Utah campus on October 22, 2018. A worldwide outpouring of grief is a testament to the light she brought during her life—a light that somehow still shines during these dark days.

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modern kennels which will double the number of cats and kittens that can be currently housed at the facility. Whitman County, particularly Pullman and Washington State University, continue to grow. As such, WCHS continues to care for more animals each year, particularly that of kittens. In 2016 and 2017, WCHS cared for 168 and 214 kittens respectively. Knowing Lauren’s love for kittens and for the Whitman County Humane Society, all donations made in her memory will ensure there is enough room at the WCHS for all kittens and cats in need.

Lauren was born in Berkeley, California on February 12, 1997. She moved to Pullman, Washington in August 1998 when her parents, Matt and Jill McCluskey, joined Washington State University as professors. From an early age, Lauren was bright, sensitive, and very active. She was an outstanding student and track athlete, earning a Division I scholarship to the University of Utah. Lauren loved animals and volunteered at the Two anonymous donors have generously pledged $20,000 to the Whitman County Humane Society helping to socialize cats so they would Lauren McCluskey's Cat Wing. We are seeking to match or exceed these be more adoptable. She had two beloved cats of her own, Fuzzy and then initial gifts to name the cat wing in memory of Lauren. Victory. Please join us in donating to the Lauren McCluskey's Cat Wing by To ensure that Lauren’s light, love and compassion continues to visiting the following website: shine, the McCluskey family and generous donors plan to establish the donate. Please be sure to indicate Lauren McCluskey's Cat Wing in the Lauren McCluskey's Cat Wing at the Whitman County Humane Society “special instructions and designations” field when visiting the WCHS (WCHS). The 400 square foot addition to the existing feline building website. Checks can also be sent to PO Box 453, Pullman, Washington will allow the WCHS to expand their current facilities by installing eight 99163.

Pet Pics with Santa

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES! The Whitman County Humane Society urges you to SAVE THE DATE to help save our community's homeless pets. This evening of POWerful fun and impact is sponsored by Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Dinner will be catered by Happy Day Catering.

Support the shelter this month and bring your pet for Pet Pics with Santa! Santa will be at Shopko on 12/1, and at Pets are People Too on 12/8, from 11 – 2pm on both days. Your pet will sit with Santa for a photo (to be delivered via e-mail) in exchange for a suggested donation of $10. Happy Holidays!


SHELTER 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM Monday-Saturday.

FUR BALL & YAPPY HOUR 2.23.2019 • 5:00 pm SEL Event Center Answer the call ~ Show off your Super Paw’ers! POOCH PARK at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • Open dawn to dusk daily

WCHS PRESIDENT Kym Darling • Phone 332-3422


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Snow and Ice Control For online access to the complete snow and ice control program, go to City crews concentrate initial snow and ice control efforts on Priority One Streets, which are streets that lead to life-sustaining services. It is of little benefit for primary streets to be passable if other streets leading to the primary streets are impassable. When possible, efforts are extended to transit routes and other non-arterial streets with high volume traffic, many of which are residential streets which is where the majority of the population can be found. Finally, as time and conditions allow all other paved streets, cul-de-sacs, unpaved streets, paved alleys and unpaved alleys that are not designated as primary or secondary streets are plowed. Motorists are strongly urged to use the primary and secondary streets whenever possible to reach their destinations. Motorists are also encouraged to drive slowly, with caution and allow for plenty of stopping distance.

Pedestrian Pathways, Sidewalks and Parking Lots Pullman Parks Department removes snow that accumulates on city-maintained sidewalks, the city-owned trail system, and city-owned parking lots. This process starts as soon as the snow begins to accumulate in these areas. The objective with respect to parking lots is to provide and maintain off-street parking in recognition that on-street parking may be reduced during snow events.

Priority One Streets Street From To Bishop Boulevard........................ Grand Avenue.............................Main Street Center Street............................... Grand Avenue.............................End Crestview Street........................... Sunnyside Drive.........................Carolstar Drive Davis Way.................................... Grand Avenue.............................West City Limits Derby Street................................. Spring Street..............................Professional Mall Boulevard Fairmount Road......................... Grand Avenue.............................Bishop Boulevard Grand Avenue.............................. North City Limits........................South City Limits Hall Drive.................................... Stadium Way Extension.............Larry Street Harvest Drive............................... Fairmount Road........................Carolstar Drive / Crestview Street Kamiaken Street......................... Whitman Street..........................Olsen Street Klemgard Avenue........................ Bishop Boulevard.......................End Larry Street................................. Grand Avenue.............................Ventura Drive Main Street.................................. Old Wawawai Road....................Highway 270 Milepost 4 Merman Drive............................. Westwood Drive..........................Valley Road Olsen Street................................. Grand Avenue.............................Kamiaken Street Paradise Street............................ Grand Avenue.............................Main Street Rocky Way................................... Grand Avenue.............................South Street Spring Street............................... Main Street.................................Crestview Street Stadium Way Extension.............. Grand Avenue.............................Ritchie Street Terre View Drive.......................... Prairie View Drive......................Airport Road Valley Road................................. Stadium Way..............................Orchard Drive Old Wawawai Road..................... Davis Way...................................West City Limits Turner Drive................................ Grand Avenue.............................Dillon Street Johnson Road............................. South City Limits.......................Bishop Boulevard Pro Mall Boulevard..................... Bishop Boulevard.......................Derby Street South Street................................ Rocky Way..................................Spring Street B Street........................................ Stadium Way..............................Colorado Street Stadium Way............................... Grand Avenue.............................Orchard Drive


Sidewalk Regulations and Snow Clearing Tips Winter is near! Any day now, you may wake up to see a blanket of snow covering everything, including the sidewalk outside your house. While snow removal may not be your favorite pastime, it is a necessary task that your police department has recently been assigned to enforce. The responsibility for snow removal lies with the owner of the property that borders the sidewalks affected. City code states that the owner must keep the sidewalk clean of dirt, rock, snow, or ice, and that any accumulation of these be removed within eight daylight hours of accumulation. The code further states that if you are unable to remove the accumulation without injuring the pavement, you have probably waited too long. Just kidding! It says if you are unable to remove the snow or ice without injuring the pavement, you should spread a substance on the sidewalk that will provide traction. We recommend that you use a substance that is environmentally friendly so that the snowmelt will not cause stormwater contamination. Traction substances must also be applied within eight hours of accumulation. According to code, the property owner should thoroughly clear the area as soon as weather permits. As an incentive to keep the sidewalks clear of snow and ice the city code provides for civil penalties that include a maximum fine of $500 for each violation, and each day that the violation continues is considered a separate offense. Don’t delay and risk a hefty fine!

Here are some snow removal tips: Prepare. Have snow shovels or a snow blower before you need them. Choose your deicer or ice melt and follow the instructions. Many types are more effective if put down on bare pavement or cement, prior to precipitation. Get up early. Snow is more easily removed if it has not been walked on all day. If evening or overnight snow is predicted, plan on getting up early to clear the sidewalks before it becomes compacted. Watch where you put the snow. Snow cannot be moved into the street where it obstructs traffic or hinders street use. Be careful. Consider employing a local service that provides for snow removal if you are concerned for your safety. Slipping on a hard surface or having a heart attack is a high price to pay for a clean sidewalk. Make arrangements. Heading out of town? Plan ahead for keeping your sidewalk clear. Consider making arrangements with a neighbor or local service that can keep our sidewalk clear while you’re away. Remember, resident responsibilities include keeping the sidewalks adjacent to your home clear for pedestrians. This means ensuring that walkways are clear of solid waste and recycling containers, dirt, snow, ice, gravel, litter, and vegetation. Thank you keeping Pullman sidewalks safe and accessible for pedestrians!

PARKS & RECREATION Thank you, sponsors! Many thanks to the following sponsors of the Pullman Parks & Recreation 10th Annual Care-To-Share Fun Run held October 27: Pullman Heating & Electric, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, Pullman Moose Lodge & Chapter, Pullman Radio, and city of Pullman Wellness Program.

Open Gym for Youth and Families Sunnyside Gym will be open December 27 & 28 from 1-5 p.m. for youth and families to burn off some of that holiday energy. Participants must carry clean tennis shoes into the gym. Families are encouraged to attend and children eight and under must be accompanied by an adult. Basketballs will be provided. Gym will be supervised by Parks & Recreation staff.

Winter Youth Basketball Grades 2-5 Girls and boys in grades 2-5 will learn the skills of dribbling, shooting, lay-ins, offensive and defensive skills plus play organized games. Players will learn the rules of the game, while working on team play, and positive sportsmanship. Practices begin the week of January 14. Girls’ teams will practice Monday and Wednesdays and boys’ teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games will be played Saturday mornings at Sunnyside

Elementary or Lincoln Middle School gym. Register online at www. or call (509) 338-3227. *Fee: $45.

Skyhawks Sports: Winter Break Basketball Camp Gear up for the upcoming basketball season! Skyhawks Sports basketball breaks down this exhilarating sport into fundamental skills that all athletes, no matter the skill level, need to succeed. Coaches will lead the athletes through game-speed drills and exercises focusing on ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, and rebounding. Youth ages 6-12 are welcome to register for this camp that runs January 2-4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. *Fee: $115.

Winter/Spring Brochure The Pullman Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring brochure will be available the week of December10. Registration will start December 19. Don’t forget that you can register for your favorite activities or make a facility reservation anytime of the day that is convenient for you online at To register or to get more information about any of these offerings, go to or call (509) 338-3207. *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.



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

Here are some tips from the Pullman Fire Department to prevent candle fires this holiday season. Home fires related to candles cause an average of 115 civilian deaths, 903 civilian fire injuries, and $418 million in direct property damage each year. Remember these important safety tips to prevent fire and fire injury. While many people enjoy the addition of candles to their holiday atmosphere, it is important to be cautious, because candles can act as a dangerous fire hazard when not used safely.

• Make sure candles are always in sturdy containers

Pat Wright.............................Councilmember

• Never light candles when you are drowsy or ready for bed.

Adam Lincoln........................City Administrator Joanna Bailey........................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock...................IS Manager Kurt Dahmen........................Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis.............................Parks Manager Pete Dickinson......................Planning Director Kevin Gardes.........................Public Works Dir. Mike Heston..........................Fire Chief Leann Hubbard.....................Finance Director Gary Jenkins..........................Chief of Police Laura McAloon......................City Attorney Karen Sires............................Human Res. Mgr.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), there were an average of 160 home candle fires reported between 2011 and 2015. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day top the list of days with the most reported home candle fires.

Make holiday safety a tradition and exercise The Pullman Fire Department encourages the caution when using open-flame candles. From all use of battery-operated candles rather than open- of us at the Pullman Fire Department, have a safe flame candles. If you do decorate with open-flame and happy holiday season! candles, keep the following tips in mind: For more holiday safety information, visit • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from or anything that can burn • Never leave a candle burning in a room without a responsible adult

Discover an indoor winter wonderland at your library Adult library programs • English Conversation Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 5:307 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 Dec. 24, 26 or 31. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or lmdavison66@ for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Hecht meeting room. We will discuss reader’s choice! Choose any of the 100 titles from the PBS series “The Great American Read.” For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595. • The Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595. • The Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Come work on your sewing projects or learn how to sew. All skill levels are welcome. Some machines are available or bring your own. No meeting on Dec. 25. For more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595.

Children’s library programs Pre-registration is not required for any of our Youth Service Programs. There will be no programs on Wednesday, Dec. 26. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at or (509) 338-3258. • Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy this language enrichment program that features songs, rhymes, movement activities and great books. Call for weekly scheduling. • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) Every Wednesday from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy fun books, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) Every Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy wonderful books, stories, puppets, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. • Family Story Time (newborn-6 years) Thursdays (except the 1st Thursday) from 6-6:30 p.m. for great books, songs, movement activities and more! Nutritious snacks are provided for children following the story time.

Library Hours Monday to Thursday – 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday – noon-6 p.m. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue, Pullman • (509) 334-3595


Phone: (509) 338-3208 • Fax: (509) 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: (509) 334-0802 Web address:

College Hill Parking during WSU Breaks Each winter, the narrow roadways and on-street parking in the College Hill core area (which includes the area South of Stadium Way, East of Grand Avenue, North of Maiden Lane/Oak Street, and West of WSU campus) add to the already difficult job of City of Pullman Maintenance & Operations staff who work to complete seasonal maintenance tasks. As snow, ice, and debris build up, it becomes increasingly difficult to clear narrow roadways, often resulting in streets reduced to a single lane of travel. In some cases, roadways become impassible, restricting access for residents, visitors, and emergency vehicles. These challenges are compounded by the high volume of vehicles present while WSU is in session. In order to improve City services by facilitating snow, gravel, and leaf removal, parking is restricted in portions of the College Hill core area during WSU fall, winter, and spring breaks. Vehicles found parked on the following streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. during WSU breaks can be cited and towed: • NE Colorado Street from NE D Street to NE Opal Street • NE Campus Street from NE Opal Street to NE B Street • NE B Street from NE Colorado Street to NE California Street • NE California Street from NE B Street to NE Ruby Street • NE Maiden Lane from NE Whitman Street to NE Opal Street • NE D Street from NE Colorado Street to NE Alpha Road • NE C Street from NE Colorado Street to NE Alpha Road • NE A Street from NE Colorado Street to California Street • Maple Street from Campus to NE Colorado Street • NE Linden Street from NE B Street to NE Monroe Street

WSU Breaks

• Fall: November 19-23, 2018 • Winter: December 17, 2018 to January 4, 2019 • Spring: March 11-15, 2019

WSU Transportation Services is providing alternate parking options for those who may be impacted by these restrictions. During the identified WSU breaks, parking will be available in the signed portion (SE corner) of the gravel BLUE 1 lot across from the South Fairway Intermural Fields. Those who intend to leave a vehicle in this area over the break are asked to notify WSU Transportation Services by sending their name, WSU ID number, license plate number and state, make and color of vehicle, and personal contact information to transportation@ A permit will not be required during this period. Maps of impacted streets and the alternate parking lot are located online at


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PRH & WSU sign agreement (continued)

“Strengthening our partnership and expanding our collaborative opportunities will help move Pullman Regional Hospital and Washington State University forward in our mutual pursuit of excellence in serving our community,” said Adams. “I’m delighted to formalize our longtime partnership with Pullman Regional Hospital,” Schulz said. “This is a win-win, not only for the university and the hospital, but for the broader community. Our students are big winners too—especially those in health-related fields—as they’ll gain expanded training opportunities and mentoring that will make them more effective professionals.” Specific areas of collaboration are: • Health & Wellness Support and Education: A commitment to build healthier communities, unique to the region, including the WSU student population and an aging population in a rural area of the state. Mobilizing resources and sharing expertise can result in improved health outcomes in such areas as mental health, suicide prevention, stress reduction, healthy eating, substance abuse and violence prevention. • Clinical Affiliation Agreements/Workforce Training: To provide experiential training and mentoring to enhance opportunities for

students from all of WSU’s health sciences programs, WSU College of Nursing, WSU College of Pharmacy and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. (See related story on Rural Residency Training) • Human Resources/Employee Recruitment & Retention: As two major employers in the region, we will work together to coordinate and promote employment opportunities. • Advancement through Community and Alumni Engagement: To work with supporters of both organizations, including WSU Alumni, to facilitate fundraising efforts for healthcare projects, such as the Rural Residency Training Track for Family Medicine Physicians. • Innovative Health Solutions: Through the hospital’s Center for Learning & Innovation and WSU’s healthcare and health science programs, provide joint research and project development on population health and advancement of care. For more information on the partnership, visit and look under “News.”

Rural Residency Training to build pipeline of physicians A key part of the Next Era of Excellence is ensuring Family Medicine physicians will be here for patients in the future. Pullman Regional Hospital is committed to developing a Rural Training Track Residency Program focused on building a pipeline of Family Medicine physicians to serve the area. By working with potential partners like Washington State University, Spokane Teaching Health Center, Innovia Foundation and Providence Health & Services in Spokane, we can ensure that generations of Palouse area residents will have access to primary care physicians. Physician residents are more likely to practice as a physician where they performed their residency so it is an important strategic effort in recruiting primary care providers. A residency is additional training that follows graduation from medical school. Pullman Regional Hospital’s Rural Training Track residency in Family Medicine would be three years long, with the first year likely to be in Spokane and second and third years in Pullman. Sign up for The Next Era of Excellence newsletter at

Pullman Regional Hospital has a longstanding reputation as the regional hospital of choice for total joint replacements. People from the area and outside of Pullman choose to have their total joint replacement at our Orthopedic Center of Excellence. We’re proud to now offer a new, less-invasive approach to hip replacement, which means less pain and a faster recovery for patients. This innovative procedure, called the anterior approach, disrupts the surrounding tissues less than the posterior approach that is conventionally used, leading to better patient outcomes and a faster return to daily activities. “Traditionally, going in from the posterior approach would have to cut through the gluteus maximus muscle, and then actually cut some of the small muscles that would have to be repaired at the end of the case. With the anterior approach, it’s a muscle-sparing approach. No muscles are cut, they’re just moved to the side, and that is a tremendous advantage.” —Dr. Steve Pennington

The anterior approach also has a significantly lower risk of post-operative hip dislocation, allowing patients to bear full weight and start working on range-of-motion within just a few hours of surgery, and return home sooner. In our newest episode of The Health Podcast, Dr. Steve Pennington, orthopedic surgeon with Inland Orthopaedics, discusses the many benefits of the anterior approach to hip replacement and why it is so important to have the procedure offered here at Pullman Regional Hospital. “The anterior approach is the wave of the future for orthopedics and hip replacements. Having this type of surgery offered at Pullman Regional is going to be a huge advantage to our patients who won’t have to travel elsewhere to have this type of cutting-edge surgery done.” —Dr. Pennington Listen to or download the podcast for free:

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Women’s Leadership Guild Awards Grant Funding to Eleven Non-Profits

Eleven regional non-profits received grant award funding from the Women’s Leadership Guild.

Now in its fourth year of making grant awards, to-date, the Women’s Leadership Guild has raised and gifted more than $100,000 to support women’s and children’s health and wellness and Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs. Today, the guild continues to recruit members who want to make a meaningful difference through the power of philanthropy and empower women and children in our region. Members voted to award eleven $2,000 grants for the 2018-19 grant cycle: • Albion Food Pantry—kitchen and sports equipment to improve capacity in serving nutritious meals and expanding the ability to offer fun physical activities for adults and children. • Community Action Center—two 6-week cooking class series and four 4-week food management class series, on site at the food bank, to decrease rates of food insecurity in households by increasing food management skills. • Family Promise of the Palouse—hygiene and first aid products, day center supplies, minor medical expenses, and fuel cards for transportation needs, serving homeless families on the Palouse. • Friends of Community Hospice—training, testing and application fees for 4 to gain End-of-Life workforce development skills and obtain Home Care Aid certification for the Serenity House. • iBelieve of the Palouse—funding for 10 events during parentteacher conference days for Pullman school children, providing healthy meals and a safe meeting place.

• Palouse Care Network—educational materials, meals and giveaways for seminars and funding background checks for 5 new volunteers to educate parents about online boundaries and filters for their children. • Palouse Discovery Science Center—renovation of the “COVE” space in the science center, providing a space where children can develop problem-solving skills through discovery • Pullman Community Council on Aging—support of the senior chore service program for rebuilding and strengthening existing relationships with seniors and volunteers. • Pullman Regional Hospital Feeding Team—course fees for three staff members and a scholarship fund for patients whose insurance may not cover feeding therapies. • Pullman Schools Pantry Program—funds will be distributed to each school in the Pullman School District to purchase age appropriate food for children, supplementing food available to children and their siblings over the weekends and long holidays. • YMCA of the Palouse—provide seven family nights during the spring semester with fun activities, field trips, guest presenters, educational takeaways and endless opportunities to be together as a family with no cost to the family. “We are a guild of women ‘givers’ who want to empower others,” said guild Chair, Angie Feuerstein. “I love how our membership has grown and how we continue to learn about the impactful work of our regional non-profits. This is an extraordinary experience, leveraging our capacity and being part of something truly meaningful.”






As we recognize the Auxiliary’s 50 year anniversary, we wanted to share a photo taken of past Auxiliary presidents at the Volunteer & Auxiliary Luncheon this past spring. Back row from left to right is Jane Shrope, Gail Gearhiser, Susan Weed, Patty Snyder, Lynda Carey, Sharon Hall, Diane Wilson. Front row left to right is Barb Wachter, Pat Wright, Jackie Sue Wilkins, and Marvel Kimball.

$1 tickets sold now through December 7th at Diane’s Gift Garden and on the day of the Auxiliary Tea. Drawing will be held on December 8th at the Auxiliary’s Annual Holiday Tea! Support Pullman Regional Hospital patient comfort and healing, and enter to win a 4-foot artfully decorated, prize-packed Christmas tree!



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Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Welcomes Five New Board Members

Adam Lincoln

Steve Mader

Connie Newman

Five community leaders—Adam Lincoln, Steve Mader, Connie Newman, Justin Rasmussen, and Kerry Swanson—have joined the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Board as Directors. “We are very excited and fortunate to have these community leaders join Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors,” said Foundation Board President, Pat Wright. “Each brings a different level of expertise that will greatly enhance our fundraising efforts and I appreciate their strong level of commitment to Pullman Regional Hospital. I am looking forward to working with them over the next several years.” Adam Lincoln came to Pullman in 2016, accepting the position as Pullman’s City Supervisor. He was previously the Assistant to the City Manager for Lakewood, WA and has worked for the federal, state, and local levels of government for the past 12 years. He earned his MPA from the University of Washington Evans School of Governance and Public Policy and his BA from Western Washington University. Steve Mader is a fourth generation Whitman County farmer. After graduating high school in Genesee, Idaho, Steve attended Northwest College and is also a graduate of the Washington Ag and Forestry Leadership Education program. In 1981, the family farm brought Steve and his wife, Edie, back to Whitman County. Steve has tended to the growth of the farm, cultivating opportunities in agricultural related businesses including processing, trucking, and aerial application. Connie Newman is a graduate of Washington State University and her family has called the City of Palouse home for five generations. Connie is a licensed Real

Justin Rasmussen

Kerry Swanson

Estate Agent and member of the Coldwell Banker Tomlinson team in Pullman. She is active with local civic groups, a founding board member for the Palouse Skatepark, has been a Palouse City Council member and has also volunteered with the Pullman Regional Hospital Gala committee. Justin Rasmussen is the president and C.E.O of Palouse Commercial Real Estate. With his background in futures and commodities trading, Justin brings a unique perspective to his practice of commercial real estate. Justin has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, and development of income producing properties and has successfully closed over $20 million in sales. He is passionate about improving lives by elevating the built environment on the Palouse. Kerry Swanson has been in public broadcasting 34 years. As station manager, he directs and manages Northwest Public Broadcasting’s 18-station and 14-translator NPR News, Classical music and Jazz radio networks serving audiences in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Kerry also serves on the board of directors of National Public Radio. The Foundation Board of volunteers provides governance through oversight of philanthropic funds received by Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. Board members are engaged in activities that raise or manage funds for key priorities of the Foundation and Pullman Regional Hospital. Learn More: foundation-board

December | Health Education Calendar Due to the holidays, please check with the group organizers to confirm dates. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Tai Chi for Health Level 2, Generosity Inspires Program, Mondays, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, Pullman Parks n’Rec, Frances Preston, OT 3rd, 17th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, 1st & 3rd Monday of Month, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Whitman County Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365 4th, 11th Tai Chi for Health Level 1, new session, Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Pullman Parks n’Rec, Frances Preston, OT 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Work In Progress, AA Meeting, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Conf. Rm. “C”, Jonathan, 360-628-0097; Logan 406224-5438 5th Board of Commissioners, 1st Wed., Wednesday, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, PRH Conf. Rms “C/D”, Erin 7th, 21st Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group (Food provided), 1st & 3rd Friday of Month, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Malden Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Tai Chi Health Level 3, Register Parks n Rec, Fridays, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, Pullman Parks n’Rec, Frances Davies, OT 9th Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 2nd Sunday of the Month, Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Zoe Cooley @208-835-3071 and, Lorraine Cline @509-758-0284

10th, 24th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, Mondays 2nd & 4th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Regency Senior Living Center, Melissa, (509)-332-0365 11th Lupus Fibro, Date Change, Holiday Changed Date, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Noel Nicolai, PhD. 14th Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, Hill Ray Plaza Room 309, 2nd Friday of Month, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Hill Ray Plaza 309, Colfax, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414 17th Pre Op Total Joint Class, Open to the public, 3rd Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Conf. Rms. “C/D”, Merle, Orthopedic Care Center Coordinator 19th Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, Open to All those with BC, 3rd Wednesday of Month, 6:00 pm -9:00 pm, Conf. Rm “C”, Cathy Murphy, MS RN 21st Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, No pre-registration necessary, 3rd Friday of the Month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Bishop Place Independent Living Apartments 3rd Floor Library, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414

7th INBC Blood Drives, 1st Friday, Friday, 10:00 am -3:00 pm, 840 SE Bishop Blvd. Ste. 103,

3rd, 17th Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, Facilitator, Laura Keogh IBCLC; No Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 -2:30 pm, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace 3rd, 10th Childbirth 101, New Session Begins in January, Mondays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Conf. Rms “A/B”, BirthPlace Infant Massage, New Session Begins in January, Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Conf. Rm. D, BirthPlace 8th Weekend Childbirth, Registration Required, Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00pm, Conf. Rms. “A/B”, BirthPlace 10th Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, $15 Registration Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 -2:30, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace

24th TBI Support Group, Tramatic Brain Injuries, 4th Monday of the Month, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, Conf Rm. C, Daniella Clark, PhD., 509-592-8931 26th Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, Last Wednesday of month, Wednesday, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Good Samaritan Village, Phyllis V;

for more information, visit

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Clay McDonnie

Clay McDonie joined our faculty this fall to teach geology at the Pullman campus. Here are excerpts from a recent interview with him. Also, visit our campus in December or January and see a display of field book selections from Clay McDonie’s fall term students. What do you love about teaching? I love the fact that when I work on my craft as a teacher, I can apply what I've learned in an immediate and gratifying way. I teach geology, and I focus on supporting my students at breaking through that "I'm not a science person" barrier. And that's awesome! I like how creative the teaching process can be, I like how the job rewards empathy and lets me share a sense of wonder for the Earth with other people. What can students look forward to in your classes? What I've been told in the past by students is that what they've valued the most is having a place to go that's fun, low key, and supportive. I think that's fascinating, and I kind of get it. I think if you give students a space and a time where they don't have to look like experts, and you allow them the freedom to be where they are with the material, the joy of learning comes roaring back. What development in your field of expertise excites you? The hot thing in geology right now is analytical geochemistry. There are lots of new and improved methods and machines for dating rocks and analyzing their chemical makeup. For instance, they're working on an X-ray gun at WSU right now that you can pull out of a holster and shoot at a rock to get its chemical composition out in the field. There are also new discoveries being made all the time by rock hounds, hikers, and amateur geologists who just happen to find undocumented rock units or fossils that weren't on any of the published maps. There is still so much basic rock identification and mapping to be done and the fact that anyone can contribute a discovery is really cool!

December Dates • December 12th : New Student Admission Application Deadline for Winter Quarter (for students with no prior college) • December 11th-13th: Final Exams • December 13: Last Day of fall quarter • December 25th: Holiday


Vanessa Walls

Congratulations! You are recently arrived at SFCC Pullman and already recognized for your leadership role. What special perspective and attitude do you bring to your studies at our campus? I have always been one to have a positive attitude and outlook on life and so far I have enjoyed my time at SFCC Pullman and I plan to continue learning what is offered to me and using it to my fullest abilities. You have made a big move to come to Pullman. How has the transition worked out for you? Moving from my small town in Oklahoma to Washington was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made but one of my best. I have grown as an individual and I am learning new things along the way. I have an amazing group of people that have rallied around me to help support my decision to go back to school and have made this possible for me. Did you already plan to attend SFCC Pullman when you decided to move to Pullman? SFCC Pullman is the reason I moved to Washington. I was at a family function talking about the current job that I was at and how I felt like I was “stuck” and one of them mentioned going back to school. I had actually been thinking about it for a while and my cousin mentioned that she had just moved to Washington and if it was something that I really wanted that she would provide a place for me to stay and my aunt offered to supply the finances for me to attend school. So, just four short months later, I moved. Anything you have found particularly helpful to your studies at our campus? The academic and education leaders here are amazing! I have had many go out of their way to assist me with anything that I have questions about. What's the key for you in keeping school, work and social life in balance? My main focus is on school and I have been very fortunate to not have to work during this time. Since I have just moved here my social life mainly consists of other students in my classes but I have made a few friends outside of school. What do you hope to achieve in your education and career in the coming years? My plan is to get my Associates in Business Management here at SFCC Pullman and then transfer to WSU and continue my studies in Criminal Justice and eventually attend Law School. If there was any advice you would give your fellow classmates, what would it be? As a non-traditional student, I was told by Noel Schulz three things that have made a huge difference in my education process and I thought I would share them. First, don’t get discouraged. Second, if you are uncertain, ask questions early on! Third, get involved in study groups or things that interest you and then of course don’t forget to celebrate your success!

• Offices will remain open throughout the holiday break. Winter Quarter begins January 2nd.

“I’m happy to be able to call myself a college graduate and couldn’t have done it without SFCC Pullman, thank you!”—Pullman Graduate ‘18 Upon graduating, 100% of our graduate class ’18 surveyed agreed or highly agreed that they had a high degree of confidence in their capacity to deal with life challengeshalf of them reported that this had not been the case when they started their studies at SFCC Pullman.

New mailing address: SFCC-Pullman PO Box 642451, Pullman WA, 99164-2451 Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, Pullman WA, 99164, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus.

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Support Community Action Center’s Local Solutions with “30 for 30” Community Action Center turned 30 this year! To celebrate, we are kicking off the “30 for 30” campaign. $30—one dollar for each of the years we have served Whitman County—will go toward nutritious food and safe housing for local people as they move from “making ends meet” toward long-term resilience. For 30 years, Community Action has been fortunate to have community members who give generously, allowing us to make connections, share hope, and work to be sure everyone has opportunity to reach their full potential. Please visit our website to make a $30 donation so we can continue to meet urgent needs and build long-term resilience for the next 30 years and beyond!

Volunteers and Staff Reflect on Community Action Center’s 30 Years “We’ve been volunteers in the food program for 15 years. We pick up food donations from our church and bring them to Community Action Center, where we help sort and distribute food. We used to prepackage food and hand out different size packages, depending on family size. Now the food bank is larger and more convenient for customers—they can choose their own food. We like to volunteer and help out when we can. We’re in our mid-80s so we are getting slower, but we are still there every week!”

“My dad was a contractor and I grew up looking at building plans—I guess I’ve always been involved with housing. When I started in 1997, it was hard for people to understand that they could qualify for assistance. It was a struggle at first to get people to come through the door and talk to us! The thing about my work that has stayed the same over all these years is that it always changes! In all the years I’ve worked here, no two days have been the same. You definitely do not get bored.”

—Jim and Pat Hudak, Community Food Volunteers

—Sandy Martinez, Self-Help Homes Coordinator

Community Food The Community Food Bank is in need of the following donations: • Toilet paper • Spices/Condiments • Hygiene items (soaps, • Spaghetti sauce shampoos, toothpaste) • Canned fruit • Fresh produce • Meats (fresh or frozen) You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).

Looking Forward to the Next 30 Years With recent innovative developments in Community Food, including the launch of food rescue and the commercial teaching kitchen, and the significant and ongoing effort to address affordable housing solutions, we face the future with optimism and hope. We are fortunate to live in a community so willing to help those individuals who are facing challenges and barriers to reach their full potential. Please join with us in moving people and communities to a positive future for the next 30 years!

—Jeff Guyett, Executive Director





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CEO Scott Adams and Washington State University President Kirk Schulz, signed the document that defines the collaborative effort, to be known as “Partners in Excellence.”

PRH & WSU sign agreement to collaborate on health related initiatives

In November, Pullman Regional Hospital and Washington State University announced an official partnership with a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding signifying a formal continuation of long-standing collaboration between the two public entities.At a ceremony at Pullman Regional Hospital,

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