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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. 4 • April 2017

Washington State University

In This Issue… Washington State University................ 1 Community Action Center.................... 3 Pullman School District........................ 5-6 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse.7-9 Pullman Regional Hospital......................10-11 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 12 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 Whitman County Humane Society....... 17 City of Pullman..................................... 18-19 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 21 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 22-23 Habitat for Humanity........................... 24 Palouse Knowledge Corridor................ 24 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.. 25 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 26

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Community Action Center

April 2017

Food and Nutrition Classes Kick Off in Rosalia School

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Meet the Board: Tom Johnson What is your day job? I’m retired. How long have you served on the CAC board? Oh, it’s been a long time… about 10 years. Why do you serve on the board? Community Action Center does so many things to help so many people, and that’s also what I’ve done all my life, in all the places I’ve lived. Community Action Center helps people take steps toward housing, working toward owning their own home, and fixing up people’s homes. We moved up to Oaksdale about 13 years ago from Las Vegas, sight unseen. Greg Partch, who was commissioner at the time, told me about Community Action Center when we first moved up here, and I thought it would be interesting to help people with them. What do you do in your free time? My wife and I do the food bank here in Oaksdale. We’ve been doing that for years and years. It’s just good to see people smile when they get their food. I’m also on the town council here in Oaksdale. I just got over cancer, so that took up a lot of my time recently. What’s the best thing that happened to you this week? I’m still alive, that’s a good thing! Just maneuvering through all this snow has been difficult. Last month I couldn’t go to Community Action Center because of all the snow. The snow is lessening, so that’s another good thing.

Community Action Center kicked off a series of classes for K-5th graders in Rosalia in early March, focusing on making good food choices, physical activity, and where food comes from. The classes are important so kids can build lifelong healthy habits and avoid obesity and chronic disease as they grow up. Lessons are fun and active, featuring physical exercises, fresh fruit and vegetable taste tests, and hand-on activities like measuring the amount of sugar in different types of drinks. Joe Astorino, who teaches the classes, is excited about the reception in the community. “The classes are well received, and the children have LOTS of questions and love talking about their own gardens and their experiences with food.” The classes are funded through Washington State’s SNAP-Ed program, which aims to promote community health. They will run through the end of March.

Community Food Bank

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• Soup • Chili • Ravioli • Mac n cheese • Peanut butter • Canned fruit • Potatoes • Hamburger You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).

Describe what you do at Community Action Center. I’m the receptionist. I’m sort of the traffic cop of the agency, directing people to where they need to be. I assess customer needs, then direct them to the right department. On top of that, I facilitate the lobby on Food Bank days. People can sign in with me and I answer any questions. I’m also the facility manager for the building on Fairmont. I handle maintenance requests and any follow up on repairs for the building. How long have you worked for Community Action Center? Since October 24, 2016.

Community Food Bank hours: Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Food bank needs for April are:

Meet the Staff: Scott Bishopp

That is very precise! I’m retired military, so I use precise numbers. Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. SNAP benefits are not cash. SNAP benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like debit or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores. The Basic Food Program helps supplement Washington residents’ diets with healthy and nutritious food. Eligible households received an Electronic Benefits Card (EBT) to purchase food items. EBT cards can also be used at the Farmers Markets in both Pullman and Moscow. For every $5 of EBT that you use on market produce, you will receive an additional $2 to use at the market. Community Action Center offers assistance with the application for SNAP benefits. Contact CAC at 334-9147 for an appointment with one of our staff, who will assist you in completing the SNAP application.

What’s the best part of your job? I love helping people problem solve, and getting them help as quickly as possible. I like the social aspect of my job, meeting all of the new people who come in. I would definitely say I’m an extrovert. I’m not bashful, put it that way. What do you do in your free time? I’m a sports enthusiast as well as a music lover. Most of my free time, I’m watching or participating in sports, or listening to music or messing around with instruments. I am a die-hard football, basketball, boxing, and water sports fan. I also like all genres of music, but especially reggae, garage rock from the ‘60s, rockabilly, and ‘80s new wave and punk. What’s the best thing that happened to you this week? I did the art and wine thing at Etsy Bravo last night. It was a date night with my wife. I painted a painting and got to know a lot of other people there. I was insecure about the painting at first, but it turned out pretty cool.

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On behalf of our 5th graders and families—Thank you to SEL for their generous 5th Grade Camp Donation!

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The Pullman Education Foundation operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to improve the quality of public education in the Pullman School District and provide a means of enhancement. Pullman Education Foundation wishes to thank contributors who responded to the December 2016 Annual Appeal and to donors who gave to PHS Scholarships and directed gifts to various school programs. The Pullman Education Foundation is grateful for every gift, regardless of size, to the unrestricted Annual Appeal. Each gift helps to support Pullman School District students and the dedicated teachers and staff who guide their education. If your donation to the Annual Appeal was omitted from this list, we sincerely apologize and hope you will contact us (PO Box 151 Pullman, WA 99163) so that we can recognize you in a future edition of the Community Update

Leaders • Midge Bashaw • Jean and James Logan • Jean Marc and Hillary Gauthier • Stan Buckley • Glenn and Kathy Johnson • Ralph and Susan Dannenberg • David and Nicole Whitehead • WSU Retiree Association

Partners • Amy and Alonzo Tull • Jack and BettyJo Hilliard

• Melinda Beasley • John Ramirez • Carol Chipman • Ned Warnick • Assefaw Gebremedhin and Tsigeweini Tessema • Joan Reilly • Sodorff Farms Inc • Gloria Tinder and Glen Hower • Kristine Zakarison & Jonathan Bliss • Mike and Donna Kallaher • Katie Zhong • J. R. Allen

• Jan and Herb Hill • Alex and Linda Mc Gregor • Mike and Sue Hinz • Bob and Lue Luhring • Janice Stewart • Ed and Teresa Harkins • Maqbul and Cindy Nazerali • Kathleen and Richard Emtman • Martha Mullen

Scholarships and Awards available for High School Seniors. Visit Counseling Center/College Funding • Karin Myklebust Scholarship - $1000 • Mary Paznokas Scholarship - $500 • Ryan Brindamour Scholarship - $1000 • Noah Stephen Francis Evermann Humanitarian Award - $2500

• Class of 1948 Scholarship -$1000 • Class of 1956 Scholarship - $750 • Class of 1960 Scholarship - $1000 • Corinne Simasko Scholarship - $1700 • Jessica Clark Scholarshop - $1000

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

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

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, honorablydischarged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

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Dear Parents, Staff, Students, and Community Members, Our school communities recently took part in an online learning process focusing on communications across our schools. From the 500 stakeholders who contributed 884 thoughts, we learned about what we are doing well, the areas that we can improve, and your preferred communication methods. Please visit to learn more about your community’s thoughts and priorities. The district plans to continue to study and process the information. We will categorize ideas into three areas: (1) immediate administrative action, (2) mid to long-term action, and (3) further exploration and study. The second two areas will be used, along with other district data, to inform the school board and administrative team as they review and revise the district’s strategic plan throughout the coming year. We intend to communicate progress via various media, including e-mail, the district website, and Twitter (@PullmanSD). If you have any questions or comments please contact Shannon Focht, Communications Coordinator, at sfocht@ or 509-332-3581. Again, thank you so much for contributing to the success of our schools. Your participation in the process was invaluable. Sincerely, Bob Maxwell, Superintendent

Teacher Profile: Danielle DeMartin In 2002, Danielle DeMartin moved to Pullman for her undergrad at WSU and has never looked back. After graduating with an English degree, Ms. DeMartin stayed with the crimson and grey to pursue her Masters Degree in teaching. After a couple of years serving as a substitute teacher, Danielle joined the staff at PHS where she has worked successfully for 6 years. Ms. DeMartin is a talented and thoughtful English teacher who engages students each and every day with captivating lessons and a calm, caring demeanor. She is never afraid to take on a new challenge, which was evident this year in leading a new Senior English curriculum, “Bridge to College.” However, what may be most impressive is the incredible rapport that Danielle seems to develop with each and every student that enters her classroom. Ms. DeMartin also oversees two sections of our Guided Practice & Study (GPS) courses, where she employs intervention strategies for students who may be struggling with specific content, homework, or organization skills. Her compassion and dedication in assisting these students be more successful in all of their classes is exemplary and inspiring. We are grateful to have such a dedicated and passionate teacher here at PHS and thank her for all that she does for students!

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The Gender Gap in Math Confidence by Allison Munch-Rotolo Today’s high school students are encouraged to plan for a future most of us can’t begin to visualize. One thing we do know is job prospects in quantitative and technical fields are likely to remain strong. Accordingly, the number of Pullman students enrolling in the most challenging math sequence (culminating in calculus) has been steadily increasing. We would expect high levels of confidence in the material among this group of students—after all, the math sequence in which they are enrolled is described in the course catalog as “designed for highly capable mathematics students preparing for technical fields at the university level”. However, as Pullman High School math teacher Jan Estep has observed, gender may play a role in shaping a student’s math mindset. At the beginning of last year, Ms. Estep administered a short selfefficacy survey to her calculus students and observed significant differences between males and females on five of the 13 measures. Males, for example, had significantly greater agreement with the statement “I believe I am the kind of person who is good at mathematics”. Females, on the other hand, were significantly more likely to agree that learning material and completing assignments caused them stress or worry.

“the kind of person who is good at mathematics,” and Ms. Estep was able to personally assure them of that. At the end of the year, gender disparities were less pronounced, with none remaining statistically significant. Several years ago, psychologist Carol Dweck popularly contrasted fixed vs. growth mindsets. A student with a fixed mindset believes success comes from innate characteristics like intelligence or natural talent. A growth mindset, on the other hand, is the belief that achievement results from hard work and dedication. Mastery of calculus is challenging, but—as with any other lofty goal—an important factor in a student’s success is work ethic and a belief in the power of their own efforts. By modeling and cultivating a growth mindset, educators like Ms. Estep help Pullman Schools achieve the mission of ensuring learning while challenging and supporting each student to achieve full potential. For students who doubt their own abilities, a bit of extra encouragement may be the kind of support that makes a critical difference. With a growth mindset, students will be ready, whatever the future might bring.

Board of Directors

The source of this confidence gap is unknown, but Ms. Estep is surely not the only math educator to amass a baffling collection of anecdotes: a girl who struggled because the math problem was too easy (she just couldn’t trust her own ability); girls who believed they lacked ability (but who went on to receive the highest possible scores on the AP calculus exam), etc. Gender disparities like these differences in confidence are cause for concern because, despite gender similarities in math performance , women are still vastly underrepresented in STEM fields—which tend to emphasize risktaking methods of problem-solving over rote learning. Confidence matters.

President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3

Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2

Although solving gender disparities is not as easy as solving math equations, building awareness is a logical step. Ms. Estep took the time to have a brief conversation with any calculus students (male or female) who had a measure of self-efficacy more than one standard deviation below the mean. For example, all calculus students should heartily believe they are

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4

Susan Weed, Director, District 1

Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5

Pullman High School Highlights • The long-awaited Pullman High School construction project is coming to an end! Since January of 2017, all students and teachers have been in their new classrooms. Now the last remnant of the old building has been razed and the project is near complete. A huge thank you to our Pullman community for making this great facility a reality! • The DECA store recently celebrated their grand re-opening at PHS! Students can come by to pick up food, beverages, or select Greyhound apparel. • PHS Science Bowl is headed to nationals in Washington D.C.! We had two teams compete at the recent Regional tournament with

both teams ending up in the finals! Pullman Team #2 took home the top prize and the title – Congratulations to advisor Johanna Brown and competitors Captain Dana Lu, Gillian Oaks, Shohom Bandyopdhyay, Melody Gebremedhin, and Wasee Khan. Way to go! • Congratulations to PHS senior Jerome Campbell for getting into the final round of the National Merit Scholarship Award process! • Kudos to our winter sports teams – three of our programs (boys basketball, boys swim, wrestling) qualified for their prospective state tournaments with boys swim finishing 5th overall in the state!

April 2017

Jefferson Elementary Pilots a Food Pantry The Pullman School District Wellness Committee has focused on complying with the USDA requirements related to the Wellness Policy and the National School Lunch/Breakfast program for the past several years. In addition to compliance, the Wellness Committee wanted to address other issues as well, including the problem of food insecurity/hunger within our district. A weekend food pantry was discussed. This would help students and their siblings have supplemental food during the weekend. Superintendent Bob Maxwell felt strongly that a pilot program needed to be implemented. Jefferson Elementary also felt strongly that this could meet a need within their school, so by mid-April, a pilot program of a weekend Food Pantry will become available to students and their siblings at Jefferson Elementary. The Jefferson Elementary PTA will be overseeing and organizing this important project. This supplemental food program will support the health of Jefferson families. Hunger negatively impacts the ability to learn. Many circumstances in life can lead families to struggle in accessing enough food. This program is meant to supplement the food available to Jefferson students and their siblings during weekends and long school breaks. We want to create better learning situations for Jefferson students. Studies have shown students who get their nutritional needs met appropriately are able to focus, resulting in better learning success. The Jefferson Elementary Outreach Snack Program is currently being supported by Jefferson PTA and the Pullman Education Foundation. In addition, we will work in conjunction with the Community Action Center, Pullman Child Welfare, and hold food drives at Jefferson Elementary to help stock the pantry. Since this is a pilot program, the emphasis is to serve healthy snack items the students can easily manage. Looking ahead, this commitment would extend to other schools, including the new Kamiak Elementary School. There will be space allocated for a food pantry in the new construction. We need the community’s help to sustain this program so if you are able to help, please contact Jefferson Elementary PTA at or the school at 509-332-2617.

April 2017

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Washington State and across the country. Locally, individuals, youth, communities, schools, and agencies will be taking action to increase awareness about sexual assault and to end sexual violence. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time where we can focus our efforts, celebrate community successes and look toward making improvements in the future.

What you can do in your community this month: • Teal is the color of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Wear a ribbon, paint your nails, or dye a streak in your hair to show your support. Challenge your friends to wear teal and talk about it. • Talk to your children and teens about the importance of healthy relationships and healthy boundaries. Movies, TV, and books are full of healthy and unhealthy relationships you can use as examples. • Wednesday mornings Cocoa & Conversation at Pullman High School ATVP advocates are there to chat about healthy relationships, consent, resources and much more! • ATVP will be hosting trivia at Rico’s Pub on April 11th. Come support ATVP and learn about sexual assault, violence prevention and your community. • April 10th-14th is Greek Week! Look out for Greek Week activities on WSU Campus. • Invite ATVP to present to your class, community group, club, or other organization (in April and year round). • Join ATVP in wearing denim on April 26th. In 1998, Italy’s Supreme Court overturned a rapist’s conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning that she must have helped her attacker remove them. This action was the catalyst for Denim Day, a day when supporters wear jeans to take a stand against sexual violence. • Stop by the 21st annual Family Fair at Lincoln Middle School on April 29th from 10AM-2PM for free activities for children and families!

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Over 37 years of leadership in advocating for peaceful families, relationships and communities.

• 24 hour crisis intervention • Advocacy based counseling • Emergency confidential shelter • Legal & medical advocacy • Child advocacy

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The ATVP Family... My passion for public service began after graduating from WWU with a BA in Political Science. I moved to Great Falls, MT to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer at the county Self- Help Law Center. I learned a considerable amount about our legal system, but most importantly, that people, no matter their circumstances just want to be respected and their voices heard. After a move to the Palouse I joined ATVP the Coordinator of Sexual Assault Victim Support Services. Having the opportunity to help survivors reclaim their lives and work with allies in my community to end sexual violence is something I’m very proud to call my job. I get to travel and attend trainings and this May I will be presenting a workshop at the Washington State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Annual Conference, “Advocacy and Outreach at WSU”. When I am not working I love sewing, crochet (any crafts) and backpacking around Idaho and Montana. —Harley

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION PROGRAMS AVAILABLE! Want to address challenging topics with your students, friends, or employees but aren’t sure how? Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse offers education programs to the community. They can be tailored to any group including school classes, university groups, service providers, and faith communities. Topics include healthy relationships, respecting boundaries, bystander intervention, sexual violence, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. For more information on available programming please contact Harley or Vanessa at 509-332-4357 or visit

Where can I find more information? Like us on Facebook or contact us directly to find out about events that are happening in the community during the month of April! (

For K-12:

Contact an advocate at ATVP A family member or other trusted adult

For community members:

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse Over 37 years of leadership in advocating for peaceful families, relationships and communities.

• 24 hour crisis intervention • Advocacy based counseling • Emergency confidential shelter • Legal & medical advocacy • Child advocacy

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Community outreach Support groups Information & referrals Violence prevention education & community development

All services are confidential and provided free of charge and without discrimination.

Contact an advocate at ATVP

1125 NW Nye St, Suite A • P.O. Box 37 Pullman, WA 99163 509.332.0552 (business) • 509.332.HELP (4357) (hotline)

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Pullman Regional Hospital

Have-A-Heart Valentine’s Day Deliveries Raise Funds for Auxiliary

April 2017

Wellness Coordinator Named Veronica Hopwood is the new Wellness Coordinator at Pullman Regional Hospital. Veronica, who hails from Puerto Rico, is currently in the doctorate program in Prevention Science at Washington State University. Prevention Science is the study of disease prevention and health promotion. Her area of interest is obesity prevention and emotional regulation in high-risk populations. “Hospitals should be the leaders in wellness and prevention,” Veronica said. “I’m excited to be working with Pullman Regional Hospital who is committed to helping their employees, and eventually the community, focus on wellness and prevention.”

This year, volunteers donated more than 200 hours of their time to create 483 gift packages and deliver the balloons, stuffed otters, mugs, cards and sweets to locations all over Pullman. Thank you to our valued Auxilians who give so much to help fund patient healing and comfort needs at Pullman Regional Hospital. Special thanks to Mandi Denning and Sharon Hall for organizing this heartfelt fundraiser!

Emeritus physician achieves Emergency Medicine milestone Richard M Caggiano, MD, FACEP, emeritus physician at Pullman Regional Hospital and adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Universityof Washington School of Medicine has marked 30 years of board certification in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He first obtained his board status in 1986 several years after the creation of the board. He obtained board certification in Internal Medicine in 1981. Emergency Medicine required recertification every 10 years. He also has been a fellow at the American College of Emergency Physicians for 30 years.

Currently, more than 280 out of the 450 total employees are enrolled in Wellness for Life, an employee benefit program that assigns points to wellness and prevention activities performed by employees. Those completing the program can earn $500 toward their Health Savings Accounts or cash gift certificates. Last year, the completion rate was 70 percent of all employees. Veronica will coordinate Wellness for Life educational events for staff and community as well and work with the employee Wellness Committee on promotion of the program. “My long-term goal is to integrate community needs in to our Wellness program,” she said.

April 2017

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

March 2017

April 2017 Activities at PDSC Though our daily science activities are typically geared for preschool-kindergarten aged children, we ensure that our lessons are adaptable and encourage all ages to participate!

Weekly Themes: • April 4-7: It’s Electric! • April 11-14: Energetic Energy • April 18-21: Think Like a Scientist! • April 24-28: Optical Illusions

It’s Electric! • Tues. April 4, 1:30: Electron Highway 4:00: Electron Highway • Wed. April 5, 1:30: Conductor or Insulator? • Thu. April 6, 10:30: Moving Electrons • Fri. April 7, 10:30: Making the Circuit

Energetic Energy • Tue. April 11, 1:30: Wind Energy 4:00: Wind Energy • Wed. April 12, 1:30: Solar Energy • Thu. April 13, 10:30: Nuclear Energy • Fri. April 14, 10:30: Geothermal Energy

Think Like A Scientist! • Tue. April 18, 1:30: The Scientific Method 4:00: The Scientific Method • Wed. April 19, 1:30: What State Is It? • Thu. April 20, 10:30: Renewable vs Nonrenewable • Fri. April 21, 10:30: Classifying Living Things

Optical Illusions • Tue. April 24, 1:30: Blind Spot 4:00: Blind Spot • Wed. April 25, 1:30: 3D Science • Thu. April 26, 10:30: Eyes in the Back of Your Head! • Fri. April 27, 10:30: What Do You See?

Open Hours: • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Wednesdays through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees: • Junior Scientists (ages 2-14)........ $6 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists (55 years +)...... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS! 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.

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• 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

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• Murrow Symposium: Cultivating Career Connections, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. See • PRH, TaiChi for Health, 1-2 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Community Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 11 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • April 4-May 6 – Annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the Museum of Art/WSU. Admission is free. See



• PRH, Introduction to TaiChi, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 11




• PRH, Qigong for Mindfulness & Relaxation, 6:30 p.m., see pg 11




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• Spring Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Beasley Coliseum • PRH, Aging in Mastery, 12:40 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, TaiChi II, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • WSU tennis vs. Arizona State, 1:30 p.m., WSU tennis courts • WSU baseball vs. Arizona, 5 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • WSU MFA thesis exhibit, 6-8 p.m., Museum of Art/WSU gallery, • Sky Moms, 7-8 p.m., WSU Planetarium, • Palouse Choral Society, Requiem by W.A. Mozart, 7:30 p.m., St. Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown • “She Kills Monsters,” 7:30 p.m., Daggy Hall, • Mom’s Weekend fashion show, 7:30-9 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, • “Young Frankenstein,” 8-11 p.m., Kimbrough Hall,



• Spring Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Beasley Coliseum • Sky Moms, 11 a.m.-noon, WSU Planetarium, 231 Sloan Hall, • “Young Frankenstein,” opera comedy, Mom’s Weekend, 2 p.m., Kimbrough Hall, calendar. • WSU baseball vs. Arizona, 2 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • “She Kills Monsters,” play, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall, • Brian Regan, comedian, 7:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum, tickets $55.50,


• PDSC, Microbe Madness, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., see pg 12 • PRH, Pullman Relay for Life, noon – midnight, see pg 11 • “She Kills Monsters,” play, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall. See



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• Chamber Choir of the Palouse Choral Society spring concert “Sing into Spring!” 4:00 p.m., Church of the Nativity, Lewiston


• WSU baseball vs. University of Washington, noon, Bailey-Brayton Field • WSU track and field vs. University of Washington, 3 p.m., WSU track


• “Dr. Who’s Cosmos,” 5-6 p.m., WSU Planetarium, 231 Sloan Hall,

• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 11


• Kindergarten Registration Day, 9 a.m.3 p.m. in Pioneer Center • PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 11 • PRH, TaiChi for Health, 1-2 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Lupus/Fibro 4:30 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Community Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 11 • WSU baseball vs. Gonzaga, 5 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall


• LMS Coffee with Cameron, 7:30 a.m. • PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 11 • PRH, TaiChi for Health, 1-2 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Community Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 11 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • Symphony Orchestra, WSU School of Music, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre,

• PRH, Total Joint Preparation, 3 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 11 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall





• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 11 • Pullman Chamber, General Membership Luncheon, noon, see pg 23 • PRH, TaiChi for Health, 1-2 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Community Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 11 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • SES PTO Meeting, 7 p.m. • Jazz concert, WSU School of Music, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre,


• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 11 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • JES PTA Meeting, 7 p.m. • LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• WSU tennis vs. Arizona, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., WSU tennis courts • WSU baseball vs. Arizona, 1 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • Palouse Choral Society, Requiem by W.A. Mozart, 4 p.m., St. Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown • Sky Moms, 5-6 p.m., WSU Planetarium, 231 Sloan Hall, calendar.


• Collaboration Day, all students dismissed at noon • PRH, Introduction to TaiChi, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 11 • Airport Board at 3 p.m., Airport Fire Station • Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m., ity Hall


• PRH, Introduction to TaiChi, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • WSU baseball vs. Seattle University, 3 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • Collective Bargaining Meeting (Paraprofessionals)- Open to Public 3:30 – 6 p.m. in Pioneer Center • PRH, Breast Cancer Support, 6 p.m., see pg 11 • LMS 6th grade and Elementary Orchestras Concert, 7:30 p.m. in LMS Gym


• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • PRH, Massage Stories for Baby & Growing Child, 11 a.m., Neill Library, see pg 11 • Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Book Bash, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Terrell Mall, • PRH, Introduction to TaiChi, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room • WSU guest recital featuring Martha Long, Oregon Symphony flutist, 8 p.m., Kimbrough 115


PSD No School, Spring Break

• Collective Bargaining Meeting (Paraprofessionals)- Open to Public 3:30 – 6 p.m. in Pioneer Center • JES open house and PTA Art Show, 5-7 p.m. • Palouse Choral Society, Sing Into Spring, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Moscow


• LWV, Pullman 2040, Speaker: Former City Councilman, Francis Benjamin, noon, Community Congregational Church, Deb Olson, olsonbones@aol. com • Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee 2 p.m., City Hall • Choral concert, WSU School of Music, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, calendar.


• PRH, Qigong for Mindfulness & Relaxation, 6:30 p.m., see pg 11 • Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, WSU School of Music, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, calendar.


• PRH, Lincoln Middle School Family Fiar, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Aging in Mastery, 12:40 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, TaiChi II, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • JES PTA Movie Night, 6-8 p.m.


Earth Day • PDSC, This is Your Brain on Science, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., see pg 12 • WSU tennis vs. University of Washington, noon, WSU tennis courts • WSU baseball vs. University of Washington, 4 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • Seasons of Love: A night of books, romance, and food with local author Kayla Dawn Thomas, (509-338-9632), 5:30 – 8 p.m., Zoe Coffee & Kitchen • Washington Idaho Symphony, Concert Two feat. Rajung Yang, piano, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Administration Auditorium, • PHS Prom, 8-11 p.m. at SEL Event Center


• PRH, Palouse 100K Relay & Solo Run, 7:30 a.m., see pg 11 • Rugged Coug Race with on- and off-road obstacles along the three-mile course, sign-in 9:15 a.m. Register online through April 14 or at event, • Palouse Habitat for Humanity, Beans ‘n Jeans, 5:30 p.m., SEL Event Center • Sudiksha’ Classical dance of India, presented by Raji Soundararajan & students, 7-8 p.m., Jones theater, Daggy Hall, WSU, free for all, donations welcome. Benefits Pullman Education Foundation, Sponsored by RHA of WSU


• PHS FFA Plant Sale, 8 a.m. at PHS Greenhouse • WSU rowing vs. University of Washington, 9 a.m., Wawawai Landing, Snake River • WSU track and field Cougar Invitational, WSU track, time TBD, see • PDSC, Wine Under the Stars, 6 – 9 p.m., see pg 12 • Distinguished Young Women, 7 p.m., PHS Auditorium


SES PTO Showcase of the Arts and Recycled Art Exhibit

• PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 1 2:30 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Aging in Mastery, 12:40 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, TaiChi II, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • WSU baseball vs. University of Washington, 5 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • PRH, National Healthcare Decision Day, 6 p.m., see pg 11 • Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre, WSU Performing Arts and Festival Dance, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall, performingarts.


• PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, Aging in Mastery, 12:40 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, TaiChi II, 1 p.m., see pg 11 • PRH, 100K Preface Expo & Check-in, 6:30 p.m., see pg 11 • “Dr. Who’s Cosmos,” 7-8 p.m., WSU Planetarium, 231 Sloan Hall, calendar.

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Whitman County Humane Society

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Whitman County Humane Society thanks all the wonderful donors, volunteers, and attendees of the 10th Annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour. We couldn’t have raised a record $52,000 without YOU! The support received from our community makes a huge difference in the lives of the homeless pets in our area. Artwork Danielle DeManss

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Special Thanks j&h Printing, Heather and Ron Morgan, Hal Van de Vord, & Orvil Sears

Dessert Sponsor Happy Day Catering

Master of Ceremonies Mayor Glenn Johnson

Donors Airway Hills Golf Center, Alpine Animal Hospital, Amber's Grooming Salon, Angela Schmokel, Animal Clinic and Hospital, Anne Kennedy, Keynote Speakers Anonymous, Anytime Fitness, Arby's-Pullman, Atom Heart Music, B&L Leslie Krieger, Director of Shelter Operations, Kayla Creekpaum, Alexandra Kahler, Hana Kim, Sarah Richards, Kristin Rolfe, and Madeline Bicycles, Paul Baker, Banyan's on the Ridge, Diana and Ruth Barbee, Bark Box, Sheryl Bashaw, Baskin-Robbins, Birch and Barley, Kenneth Bitter, Warnes, Shelter Staff Black Cypress, Blood Diamond Ink, Tracie Brelsford, Brused Books, Buffalo Auctioneer Wild Wings, Bunchgrass Veterinary Clinic - Colfax, John E. Burns, Busch Shandy Lam Distributing, C&L Locker, Chi Omega, Chipman and Taylor Chevrolet, Dog Grooming Classic Creations, Cougar Country, Cowgirl Chocolates, Catherine Cross, Zelda's Pet Grooming Crimson and Gray, Kathy Dahmen, Dairy Queen, Darlings Painting, Jenell Decker MD/Lularoe, Dr. James DeVleming, Pullman Vision Source, Event Staffing Divergence Enterprise LLC, Dog Bark Park Inn, Dominos, DoubleTree Hotels, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity WSU Chapter Downtown Dog, Evergreen Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Leticia Fanucchi, Nicky Printing Donation Finch, Christy Fitzgerald, Millie Flood, The Foundry, Four Star Supply, Special Thanks to Joey D and Daphne V for their Printing Donation Framing It Up, Friend of WCHS, Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Garlinghouse Celebrity Servers Memorials, Georgia Carpetworks, Glassphemy, Lisa Gloss and Jeremy Brett Myers, Sheriff , Whitman County Lessman, Golden Teriyaki, The Green Thumb, Karen Hardy, Healing Hands, Kathy and Bryan Slinker, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Fran Hermanson, Higginson's Home Center, Holiday Inn Express Hotel Pam and Dan Bernardo, Provost, Washington State University and Suites, Pullman, Christine and Nicholas Hudson, Jerry's, Kappa Delta Gary Jenkins, Police Chief, City of Pullman sorority, Karmin Jacobs Spa Salon, Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Greg Umbright, Police Officer, City of Pullman Dr. Allen Kirkpatrick, DDS, La Casa Lopez, Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Jen Greeny, Women’s Volleyball Head Coach, Washington State University Les Schwab, Katie Lierman, Jan Luft, Maialina Pizza, Kelly McGovern, Dr. Mike Heston, Fire Chief, City of Pullman John McNamara, Merry Cellars, Mirror, Mirror, Model Home Furnishings, Susan Weed, Owner, Pullman Radio Stations: Newstalk 1150/104.7; Module Master, My Office Bar and Grill, NAPA Auto Parts – Pullman, Cindy New Country 104.3; Hits 100 Nazerali, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, New Garden Restaurant, The North Way Studio, Elaine O'Fallon, One World Café, Palouse Country Candy, Palouse Animal Handling Discovery Science Center, Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Palouse Wildlife Rescue WSU Shelter Training Program and Rehab, Papa Murphy's Take-and-Bake Pizza, Paradise Creek Brewery, Auction Software Jonathan Parker, Sandy Patterson, Shawn Paulson, PetCo, Pets are People Patrick Merry, Owner, Merry Cellars Too, Pi Beta Phi sorority, Pickard Orthodontics, Pizza Hut, Pizza Perfection, Program Layout Dr. Charlie Powell, The Print Stop, Prune Orchard, Pullman Chamber of Nathan Roberts, Data Analyst, Carson College of Business WSU Commerce, Pullman Fire Department, Pullman Locksmith, Pullman Parks and Recreation, Pullman Police, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Quilts and Friendship Fur Ball Committee Members Thanks to all the dedicated people who helped organize and orchestrate Tea, Registrars with a Cause, Residence Inn - Pullman, Rock Star Tan Bar, Linda Rogers, Sanja Roje, Salmon River Experience, Sam Dial Jewelers, the 10th annual Fur Ball & Yappy Hour. Karen Scheer, Rod Schwartz, Kylie Schuit, The Seasoned House, Kelly Top Dog Event Sponsor Sebold, Sella's, Sandy Shallbetter, Shear Heaven, Sid's Pharmacy, Sigma Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Kappa sorority, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Silver Streak Zipline Tours - Wallace, ID, Yappy Hour Sponsors Silverwood Theme Park, Rhonda Skaggs, Donna and Lloyd Slusser, SNAP Tail Waggin' Adventures Fitness, South Fork Public House, Spiritwood, Spokane Chiefs Ice Hockey, WSU School of Molecular Biosciences – In Memory of Moll Spokane Indians Baseball Club, Starbucks, Stadium Way - Pullman, Jane and WCHS Alumni and John Stratton, Mary Sthor, Subway, Sue Wang, Summit Realty, Sweet Mutiny, SYG Landscaping, Bill Symons, Tail Waggin' Adventures, Roxanne Auction Sponsor Trocino, Greg and Kristina Umbright, University Inn Best Western, Via Fitzgerald Psychological Services Family Chiropractic, Village Centre Cinemas, Jane von Frank, Susan Wang, Celebrity Server Sponsor WestCoast Entertainment, Whitman County Association of Realtors, Jim King - WSU Lambda Chi Alpha Alumnus Whitman County Sheriff's Department, Gina Wilson, Brandy Wiser, WSU Table Sponsors Football, WSU Men's Golf, WSU Performing Arts, WSU Raptor Club, WSU Colleen Harrington, Attorney at Law Women's Basketball, WSU Women's Soccer, WSU Women's Volleyball, Zoe Columbia Bank Coffee and Kitchen In Honor of Leonard Davies and Jake! STAR PETS In Memory of Carollee who loved all animals My Office Bar and Grill JINGLES Peterson-Wilson Families Pets Are People Too Come meet Jingles today. Queen Reka and Her Cat Quartet of the community room who rules her Your Pullman Radio Stations kingdom with an iron paw on her green Zelda’s Pet Grooming couch. Jingles came to us because she Zeppoz didn't get along with the previous owner's kitten. However, she does great in the Slide Show Sponsors community room as long as all her kitty Dr. James DeVleming, Pullman Vision Source subjects aren't in her business especially Jess Ford when she is eating. She wants nothing Parade of Pets Sponsor more than to lay on every fluffy surface with a nice patch of sunlight. KACI General Contractor She believes in eating treats, occasional walks to the food bowl, and Maple K Enterprises sleeping... lots of sleeping. If she had an occupation, it would either be a Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union professional mattress tester or a professional netflix binge watcher. WSU Behavior Services

Cruzin’ for Critters Save the date for this year’s Cruzin’ for Critters on Sunday morning, 7/16, starting at Zeppoz. This is a wonderful motorcycle ride through the Palouse that benefits WCHS.

Microchip Clinic and Yard Sale Losing a pet because of lost or non-existent identification can be a stressful situation. The WSU Shelter Medicine Club and the staff at WCHS will be holding a low-cost microchip clinic on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 1340 SE Old Moscow Road (AnimalHaven) from 10am to 2pm. For a suggested donation of $10; professional staff and volunteers will implant a microchip into your pet. The event will also feature a raffle and rummage sale with all proceeds benefiting WCHS.

Shoes for Shelters! Now launching spring 2017, Wooftrax Shoes for Shelters. Bring in your gently worn, used, or new shoes to WCHS! For every pound of shoes, WCHS receives 40 cents. The shoes will then be donated to countries in need, such as Haiti and Bolivia. WCHS will be taking shoes now through the end of May.

Donation Form Name _________________________ Address ________________________ City, State, Zip ____________________ Email _________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ General Operations ___ Hope Fund ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ($15 students, $35 seniors, $40 individual, $60 family)

Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman New shelter hours: OPEN Monday-Saturday 1-6 PM 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 April 17. Meetings are open to the public.

City of Pullman

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Volunteers make a world of difference at your library Last year 65 volunteers donated more than 2,000 hours of their time and $58,700 to help the library provide the services you love. Volunteers delivered books to newborns, kindergartners, and homebound seniors. They led English as a second language conversation classes and helped make the annual summer reading program successful. They repaired books, updated library policies, provided administrative direction, held a community fundraiser still lauded a year later, and provided funding for new books, community programs, and staff development. For all that you do, Neill Public Library salutes you and thanks you for your generosity. You make a world of difference at your library!

Children’s programs • Springtime Fun Program Neill Public Library and the Pullman Senior Center are jointly hosting a Springtime Fun event for children from 3:45-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at the Pullman Senior Center in city hall, 325 SE Paradise. Senior volunteers will be on hand to help young children make various springtime crafts including a May basket, spring flowers and more! What a wonderful way for the generations to bond and celebrate the coming of spring with fun crafts, great conversations and light refreshments. Make plans to join us! This free event is for children ages 4-10 and does require pre-registration. The program is limited to the first twenty children to pre-register, so sign up today! To register, stop by Neill Public Library or call the Youth Services Department at 338-3258. You can also email Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at

• Family Story Time (for young children of all ages) from 6-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Enjoy great books, stories, rhymes, flannel stories, movement activities and nutritious snacks. The first Tuesday of the month will be Pajama Story Time. • Legos® and More! (age 5 and older) from 3:454:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. Drop in and join your friends for Legos Time! Imagine, build, create! Thousands of Legos await you.

Adult Programs • English Conversation Club meets from 5:30-7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 in the library’s Hecht meeting room. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald is the book we will be discussing. For more information, call Rezina Emmons at 334-3595. • Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday in the Hecht meeting room. For more information, call the library at 334-3595. • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. Some machines are available or bring your own. For more information, contact Linhda at 332-5340 or

• Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) from Library Hours 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays OR Thursdays. Enjoy Monday through Thursday • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. this language enrichment program. Call 338-3258 for Friday & Saturday • noon – 6 p.m. weekly scheduling. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Ave • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) from • 334-3595 10:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday.

April 2017

Police Officer of the Year Recognized The Maynard-Price American Legion Post 52 Commander Ted Weatherly presented awards to Pullman Police staff during the Feb. 28 Pullman City Council meeting. Officer Alex Gordon received the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for 2016.

Alex Gordon

Officer Gordon was recognized for his assertiveness in working to identify and resolve crime and quality of life issues in Pullman. He consistently produces the highest quantity of investigations and arrests in the department. The high quantity is equally matched with high quality. Investigations initiated by Gordon in 2016 included felony drug and driving under the influence cases, which directly impact the safety of our community. Although he is assertive, Gordon is also respectful and fair with the public, and uses his discretion judiciously. Gordon is a member of the Whitman County Regional SWAT team, which requires numerous hours dedicated to training and call outs. Gordon’s teamwork approach is outstanding. He is always willing to assist his fellow officers. Gordon pursues excellence in all aspects of his work and exhibits dedication to the highest standards and values of police work. His physical and mental fitness serve as an example for others. Gordon exemplifies the Pullman Police Department mission statement of Policing Our Community with Compassion and Professionalism. Gordon has been a Pullman Police Officer for seven years.

Jump into spring at the Pullman Stream Cleanup

• Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. every Thursday. Pre-registration is not required.

ACTIVE ADULTS Springtime Fun Neill Public Library and Pullman Senior Center are getting together to offer this new event for children and senior citizens to have fun together. Senior Center members will help the children with unique, springtime crafts projects from 3:45-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 in the center at city hall. Refreshments will be served. For information, call the library at 338-3258. Participants must register to attend. Free.

Egg Stuffing for the City Egg Hunt Every year Pullman Senior Center members help to make the annual City Egg Hunt a success. Join us at the Senior Center for a morning of teamwork and fun, as we stuff plastic eggs with candy and toys beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 13. Egg salad sandwiches and coffee will be served. Sign up at Center by April 10.

Easter Bonnet Contest Right after our Council on Aging lunch in the Senior Center at city hall, members will show off their Easter hats and vie for our special prizes. Men are included too. Categories are Most Colorful, Most Original, Most Unique, and The Craziest. Come and join the fun beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 14.

Cabela’s Tour and Spokane Valley Heritage Museum

area. The wide selection of quality outdoor equipment is amazing. After lunch at GW Hunters, we will visit the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, where various indoor and outdoor exhibits depict the history of the area. Home pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18. We leave city hall at 8:30 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m. Register by April 14. *Fee: $12, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not included.

Silver Spoon High Tea Scrumptious food and unique teas highlight our high tea experience at this beautiful Queen Anne home on Spokane’s South Hill. We will dine in the French Patisserie room on petite sandwiches, salad, scones, confections and baked items. Yummy! Home pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 27. We leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 4 p.m. Register by April 14. No refunds after that date; tickets are pre-purchased. *Fee: $35, which includes meal, escort and transportation.

AARP Tax Aide AARP Tax-Aide helps seniors prepare their income tax and get the deductions and credits they deserve. This annual, free service is held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays through April 13. Tax Aide is offered on a first come, first served. For more information, contact Randy Baukol at 208-882-5406. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 Winter/Spring Parks & Recreation brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration.

Check it out! Cabela’s has 800,000 square feet of outdoor everything you can imagine. It is also an educational and entertaining facility. See huge aquariums, *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits trophy-mount animals, and an indoor archery test will be charged an additional $2.

Calling all community residents! Celebrate Earth Day this year at the 13th Annual Pullman Stream Cleanup, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Volunteers will meet at Spring Street Park, next to the skate park, for check-in and snacks. A guest emcee from the city of Pullman will kick off the event at 10:15 a.m. Volunteers will end the day in style with beverages and food from local businesses. Last year, over 250 participants cleared 5 cubic yards of trash and recyclables from Missouri Flat Creek, Paradise Creek, and the South Fork of the Palouse River. Lend a hand and be a part of this hands-on stewardship event. For more information, contact PCEI Outreach Coordinator Amanda Argona at or 208.882.1444.

City of Pullman

April 2017

Meet the new city supervisor Where did you grow up/live before you Hobbies? came to the Palouse? I spend a lot of time with my I grew up in Spokane Valley and family and feel that it’s important to graduated from University High have a healthy work/life balance. I School. I then moved to Bellingham enjoy watching sports, particularly and attended Western Washington the Seahawks. I like to golf and look University, where I met my wife Kim. forward to playing here at Palouse We have been married for nearly 11 Ridge. My family also enjoys traveling years and have a wonderful daughter and taking our young daughter to new who is now almost two years old. and exciting places. We moved back to Spokane so that What will your new job responsibilities Kim could attend WSU where she mean in terms of service to the public Mayor Glenn A. Johnson received her Master’s degree in Speech or public benefit? appointed Pullman’s new city Language Pathology. After Spokane, we supervisor in at the conclusion of It is such a comfort to work for a moved back to Seattle where I studied an extended recruitment period and city that is well run. The leadership Public Administration at the Evans interview process. Adam Lincoln on the City Council and with City School at University of Washington. took the helm at the end of December. staff are top notch. We are also What is your background? Johnson said that Lincoln was lucky to have such a great partners exceptional during his interviews I went to graduate school so that in the community with WSU, SEL, with the panel and with individual eventually I could become a city and others as we renew our focus department heads. “There was strong manager. I feel very grateful to the on economic development. I am consensus on the choice. We feel that city of Pullman for this opportunity. focused on finding efficiencies within Adam was the ideal candidate who I spent the last decade in government our internal processes and working comes to Pullman with excellent service. I couldn’t ask for a better city to celebrate the successes that we preparation for our current and future to work for than Pullman. My family have as a city. The city of Pullman challenges and opportunities.” and I are very happy to be here and will tell its own story. The Pullman look forward to being involved in community deserves to hear about city Lincoln follows Mark Workman community events, regular attendees government successes and we owe the who retired after nearly 32 years at the children’s events at the library, community transparency in return. with the city—the last five as city We are also going to be more visionary supervisor—and John Sherman who participating in service clubs, and spending time getting to know our and look ahead to the next 20 years was city supervisor for 31 years prior neighbors here in Pullman. of growth. We want to have a strategic to his retirement. focus on how we do things and not be reactionary to events as they occur.

Avoid cooking fires With the recent increase of cooking fires, Pullman Fire Department reminds you of the potential hazards of cooking with grease and other oils. When preparing your food, please do not leave unattended food cooking on or in the stove. The National Fire Protection Association 2016 report states that the average cooking oil ignition temperature is 500-600 degrees. If you have a small grease or oil fire, cover it with the lid of the pan. Remember, putting water on a grease fire will just spread the flames. If you have any doubts about the fire, get out and call 911.

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

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

Bike Rodeo and Car Seat Check Pullman Police and Fire Departments will host a bike rodeo and car seat check at the Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Lincoln Middle School. B & L Bicycles will also participate in the rodeo and perform bicycle safety checks. Officers will assist kids by checking proper helmet fit, explaining bike safety and rules of the road. PPD and PFD staff will perform car seat checks. Appointments after the fair for car seat checks can be made.

PARKS & RECREATION Pullman Parks’ staff will be available to answer Support Pullman Downtown Hanging Baskets your questions regarding tree planting, pruning and The city of Pullman thanks everyone who donated After another long winter, Lawson Gardens, Pullman’s maintenance. Come join the celebration and receive a free to the 2016 downtown baskets. Planning is underway only formal garden, will open April 1. Come to enjoy tree seedling. for the 2017 baskets along Main Street and Grand spring crocus, daffodils, and tulips in a lovely, formal Avenue. Donations in any amount help to defray the garden setting at 705 Dilke Street. Pullman Spring Cleanup and Overhanging annual planting and maintenance costs, which total To make each visit to Lawson Garden more pleasurable Vegetation Pruning Weekend approximately $130 per basket, per year. for all community members and outside visitors you are Pullman residents, take advantage of the city of Send your donations designated to “Downtown asked to follow a few friendly rules: Pullman/Pullman Disposal’s annual spring cleanup from Hanging Baskets” to City of Pullman, 240 SE Dexter St. • There are numerous weddings held during the 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 22 at Pullman Disposal, or go to and donate using spring, summer, and fall months. Please respect 135 NW Harold Dr. off Wawawai Rd. our online donation page, Donation: Downtown Hanging those who have reserved the garden for these Substantially reduced rates apply: $5/car, $8/pickup, Baskets. If you have any questions contact: Parks & occasions. and $8/trailer. The reduced fees are only available at Recreation, Merlene Greenway at 338-3228. • No pets allowed (this includes dogs and cats) the Pullman Disposal site. City parks and Disposal staff will provide some help, but be prepared to do your own • Please do not walk through flower beds unloading. • Please do not pick any flowers Please sort your allowable items, subject to capacity • Lawson Gardens is not a play garden but a place for limitations, which include yard vegetation, appliances, Annual Egg Hunt peaceful reflection. (Kruegel Park is just across the computer monitors, TVs, up to four unmounted tires, and street for your games of football or disc golf) Pullman Parks and Recreation, Pullman any of your recyclables. Prohibited items include everyday Kiwanis Club and many local businesses are • No driving into the gardens, all motorized vehicles household refuse, hazardous waste, truck or tractor tires, proud to sponsor the 56th Annual Egg Hunt should stay in the parking lot. and paint.

Lawson Gardens Spring Opening

For more information on ordinance compliance On April 26, Pullman residents are invited to attend the pertaining to overhanging vegetation contact: Community community’s annual Arbor Day Celebration from 1-2 p.m. Improvement Representative Steve Murphy at 338-3300 or Merlene Greenway at 338-3228. in the Neill Public Library parking lot at 210 N. Grand Avenue. Mayor Glenn Johnson will read the Arbor Day proclamation at 1:15 p.m. Come join us and celebrate Pullman’s 20th annual “Tree City USA” recognition.

Celebrate Arbor Day

at Kruegel Park for children ages 1-9 on Saturday, April 15. Ages 1-4 will start at 10 a.m. and ages 5-9 will begin at 10:10 a.m. There will be many prizes, thousands of eggs, and special guests. For more information, call the Pullman Parks and Recreation office at 338-3227.

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Spokane Falls Community Colleges

April 2017

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Spokane Falls Community College-Pullman has moved! We have moved to the Washington State University campus and will be ready for classes to begin Spring quarter. The first day of classes will be the 3rd of April. This partnership between SFCC-Pullman and WSU-Pullman will collaboratively and effectively meet the educational needs of students and the region with adult basic skills, career, technical and transfer education.

REFLECTIONS FROM DYAN In 2000, the “Whitman County Center” opened in the Gladish Community and Cultural building. That same year, my family was packing up the U-Haul and making the move to Pullman. My husband James had recently accepted a position at WSU, and I reluctantly agreed to leave our home in Portland and give this rural community in eastern Washington a try. One year later, I was hired at the community college as an adjunct instructor to teach Adult Basic Education. people that have changed how I look at the world. They have inspired and motivated me to 16 years have gone by, and I can’t imagine do more and be better. this community without Spokane Falls Community College. We have grown from offering “telecourses,” Adult Basic Education, and computer classes to offering an on-ground AA Transfer Degree and an AA Degree in Business. Countless students have come to us to finish their high school diploma, take tuition-free classes through Running Start, take affordable transferable college credits and complete a two-year college degree. 16 years ago when I told people where I worked, I frequently heard, “We have a Community College in Pullman?” Today, I can’t get through a shopping trip at the supermarket or a visit to the doctor’s office without running into one of our former or current students.

As I write this (in mid-March), my desk is empty and I’m currently surrounded by boxes and memories. Next Thursday the movers will arrive, and we will be leaving our location on the third floor of the Gladish building and moving into the Math Learning Annex building on the WSU Campus. I openly admit I don’t like change. When my husband takes an alternate route to the movie theater, I squirm in my seat. Moving out of this building is difficult for me. The Gladish janitor and I share a birthday one day apart, and we have taken a moment to chat each morning for the last nine years. In this building, I have met people and worked with

Change, however, is inevitable, and though challenging for me, I accept it is sometimes for the best. SFCC Pullman Campus has grown, and our place in this community has become valued. Although we are changing the location of our physical space, the important things won’t change. We will still have the privilege of offering an affordable college education to Whitman County. We will still be offering Running Start, High School Completion, GED Prep. We will still have a robust international student presence as part of our student body. Our mission to “meet the needs of our community by advancing student achievement through quality, accessible learning opportunities that embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness” will not change. On April 3, our first spring quarter will begin on the WSU Campus. I am looking forward to this new partnership and more opportunities for our students. I am also reassured that many of the faces I will see will be familiar and friendly. My hope is that this move will give the Pullman Campus of SFCC an opportunity to grow and positively impact even more lives. I invite old friends and new to stop by for a tour and to play a part in a new beginning.

PREPARE NOW! We’ll soon be enrolling for the summer and fall quarters. 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online.


Joal Lee

I haven’t been here as long as Dyan, but I do consider myself one of the “old-timers” of SFCC-Pullman. My wife Elizabeth and I moved to Pullman in 2005 so I could start teaching English at SFCC-Pullman, and my role here has evolved over time. As Dyan mentioned, we have now relocated from the Gladish building to WSU’s campus. I am very excited about this partnership with WSU. SFCC-Pullman’s relocation onto WSU’s campus will expose community college students to a university campus and provide access to enhanced educational resources including academic transfer guidance. This is a significant change that evokes different emotions in me, with the strongest being gratitude. If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share some of that gratitude. I want to say thank you to the Friends of Gladish and the staff at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center for their unwavering support and hospitality over the years. In my interactions with them, they have felt more like partners and friends than landlords. When something broke, they fixed it. They worked to maintain a comfortable temperature during the cold winters and hot summers. They were patient with and friendly toward our students. They provide a true community center and are a vital asset to Pullman and even the region. I am grateful to the Pullman community in general. A year ago, when it looked as though SFCC-Pullman might have to close, community members came out strongly in favor of the community college presence in Pullman. That strong voice of local support was important and incredibly encouraging and strengthening. What a great town and community. Elizabeth and I have three girls in Pullman schools, and we are regularly impressed with the high level of education and commitment here. People are friendly and involved and helpful, and they genuinely care. I am thankful to have you on our side. I am grateful to the students, staff, and faculty at SFCC in Spokane and especially at SFCCPullman. This last year has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride involving some uncertainty and shifting expectations. There was ample opportunity for frustration. Yet instead of viewing change as a problem, students, staff, and faculty alike viewed it as the opportunity it is and asked how they could help make sure each change was a success. I have really appreciated this “can-do” attitude throughout this process. Lastly, I would like to thank the good people at WSU who have invested a lot of time and effort into helping us in this transition. Sometimes the individual or “little person” can get lost or be overlooked at a big institution. That has not been my experience in my dealings with WSU. Working out the details of our relocation onto WSU’s campus has involved a lot of meetings and a lot of time. And along every step of the way, all the people I have worked with at WSU—administrators, staff, and faculty—have been friendly, gracious, helpful, and just plain nice. This partnership created a lot of new work for already busy people, but the folks at WSU always took the time needed to address the matters and concerns at hand. WSU’s help and care in assisting us in our transition onto their campus is yet another testament of their concern for and engagement in our community. And so, as spring finally arrives, SFCC-Pullman is in a new place, a good place, surrounded by the good people of WSU. I’m feeling optimistic.

Thank you to our donors A huge thank you to METER Group (formerly Decagon) and Digilent for their recent generous donations to help our students and operations. These donations have already made a positive difference in the lives of several of our students.

Get your FAFSA filled out soon for next year Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Summer and Fall 2017: April 14, 2017 (Use the 2017-2018 FAFSA) SFCC College Code: 009544 We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 896, Pullman, WA 99163. Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus. Our main phone number and our website have stayed the same: 509-332-2706 •

Registration for the next academic year begins soon Current Students Over 30 Credits Summer/Fall Registration: May 15, 2017 Current Students 0-29 Credits Summer/Fall Registration: May 17, 2017 New Student Summer/Fall Registration: May 19, 2017

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

April 2017



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Latah Recover Center 531 S Main, Moscow, ID (208) 883-1045

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The Latah Recovery Center is pleased to be a member of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. Located at 531 S Main in Moscow, we provide free services to those in mental health or addiction recovery from throughout the Palouse region.

Andriëtte’s Bed, Book & Bicycle 115 N Polk St Moscow, ID (208) 882-2756

Services at The Center include: • Resource Room: We strive to know of all the mental health and addiction recovery related resources in the area. If there is a recovery related meeting or business we know it!

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• Activities: A wide variety of groups and meetings happen at The Center every week. We hosted over 100 different educational, motivational and fun groups and meetings in 2016. Our monthly calendar can be found at www.

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• Recovery Coaching and Volunteer Peer Services: The opposite of addiction is connection. We have trained volunteers with personal experience in addiction and mental health ready to help those newer in recovery than themselves. We are a community of peer support, and we are here to help.

Sam’s Apothecary 330 E Main St, Ste A Pullman, WA Grand Opening: April 7, 2017


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: • Appearances Marketing & Promotion • Banner Investment Services – John Sandstrom • Brian’s Body Shop • Ken Casavant • Cheetah Electric • Crimson & Gray • Encounter Ministries • First Strike Advertising • Goodwill Industries • Rosalie Harms • Hilltop Inn • Les Schwab Tire Centers • Palouse Choral Society • Palouse Conservation District • Pullman-Moscow Airport • Pullman Family Dentistry, PLLC • Pullman Firefighters – L1892 • Rdesign • Relay Application Innovation, Inc • Route 27 Parlor (dba Rock Star Spa Bar) • Siesta Motel • St. James Episcopal Church • US Bank • Whitman County Landlord-Tenant Association • WSU Alumni Association • YMCA of the Palouse

Graham Laird

Graham Laird has been selected as one of the PHS Students of the month for March. He is a talented student who can’t wait to graduate. He is curious, helpful, kind, friendly, responsible, thoughtful, hard-working, dependable, and persistent.

Spencer Walker

Spencer Walker has participated in many activities at PHS including DECA and leadership but sports has been his favorite activity. He played football, basketball and is in his fourth year on the PHS baseball team. Spencer earned All-Great Northern Graham has played soccer for years. He began his soccer passion League honors and was voted team MVP his junior year. One of Spencer’s favorite memories of his time as a Hound was winning as a Pullman Puma and has played for PHS all four of his years at the academic state championship in baseball. PHS. Graham also loves basketball, especially the Golden State Warriors. Graham is a member of JSA (Junior Statesmen of America) This past summer, Spencer worked at the Wysup Car where he enjoys discussing and debating current issues. dealership. He has also volunteered at the Pullman Chamber of Commerce to help hang the flags that line our Pullman streets. One of Graham’s favorite classes is New Media. If you watch the live streams of the New Media Hounds, you can thank Graham He has worked on the field crew of many of the Pullman summer baseball tournaments and has also done a lot of work to the PHS – helping to run the live streams is one of Grahams’ favorite PHS baseball field in hopes of improving it for future PHS athletes. activities. Spencer will attend WSU this fall. He plans to study business After his PHS graduation, Graham plans to attend Gonzaga and has expressed interest in history and politics too. University or Santa Clara University to study Computer Engineering.

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April 2017

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Distinguished Young Women The Distinguished Young Women of Pullman program will take place at the Pullman High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7pm. Each participant is judged on scholastic, fitness, talent, self-expression and interview. There is also an optional category called Be Your Best Self. The theme for the 2017 program will be Anchors Away.

can be purchased at the door or at Neill’s Flowers & Gifts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12. Questions regarding the program can be directed to the Distinguished Young Women of Pullman Chair, Melanie Schaefer, at (509) 339-3655.

Please attend the program to support these talented young women. Tickets

Evie Aguilar Parents: Erin McAlonan & Eddie Aquilar Talent: Cello

The 2017 Distinguished Young Women of Pullman program has 9 participants:

Katherine Allen Parents: Sharon & Michael Allen Talent: Singing

Isabella Davidson

Magnolia Emerson

Parents: Dyonne Davidson

Parents: Kimi & Randy Emerson

Talent: Dance/ Acrobat

Talent: Singing & Guitar

Kyra Risenmay

Sierra Robinson

Parents: Allyson & Ryan Risnemay

Parents: Mark & Sharon Robinson

Talent: Piano

Talent: Clogging

Charity Cordova Parents: Lani & Sherdon Cordova Talent: Singing & Tap Dance

May Qiang Parents: You Qiang & Xili Yao Talent: Piano

R. Grace Teague Parents: John & Eliza Teague Talent: Piano & Singing

General Membership


SPEAKER: Mayor Glenn Johnson: State of the City Date: April 11, 2017,12-1pm HOSTED AT: Gladish Community & Cultural Center CATERED BY: Taco Del Mar Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to April 7; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, April 7 to or 334-3565, or register online at

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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Habitat for Humanity

April 2017

Palouse Knowledge Corridor

Spring Business Showcase The Spring Business Showcase is a free event held Thursday April 13th from 2-5pm at the BellTower in Pullman. The Showcase connects people with good business ideas to those who might be able to make those ideas happen. Each presenter will showcase their business in 15-20 minute presentations highlighting their business idea and relating management, product and/or service, technology, market, financial viability, potential return on investment, amount of investment required, exit strategy, and employee growth implications. Those involved in business startups, entrepreneurs or investors, as well as interested community members are encouraged to attend.

Help Us by Nominating an Outstanding Business Today We need your help to recognize outstanding business efforts on the Palouse. The following categories will be recognized at the Be The Entrepreneur Bootcamp. BUSINESS {{ Business has been in the Palouse region for at least 5 years {{ Business establishment or growth impacted Palouse region {{ Strong community engagement/volunteerism

The BTE BootcampTM is an intensive five-day entrepreneurial training to accelerate the development of business models, funding and marketing strategies, pitches, and networking. The BTE Bootcamp will be May 21-25. The BTE BootcampTM will also have two free limited seating public events. For more information about the public events or to participate in the BTE Bootcamp see:

Palouse Pitch The Palouse Pitch is from 7pm-9pm on Tuesday, May 23 in Moscow, Idaho. The event provides the opportunity for community members to join in on business pitches and to recognize the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Palouse Awards.

Palouse Challenge The Palouse Challenge is from noon to 2:30pm on Thursday May 25 at the SEL Event Center in Pullman, Washington. It will highlight the culmination of the BTE BootcampTM and unveil regional entrepreneurs as they present their business concepts to Regional Investors and Venture Capital Firms.

RISING STAR {{ Individual or business is new to the Palouse region {{ Recent impact to the Palouse region {{ Strong community engagement/volunteerism NONPROFIT {{ Served the Palouse region at least 5 years {{ Provides economic benefit to the community {{ Strong community engagement/volunteerism Application is available online DEADLINE: APRIL 7

Gladish Community & Cultural Center

April 2017

Pullman Rotary Service Project @ Gladish! Rotarians Chaundy Bandara, David Seamens, John Brewer, Graham Anderson and Eirc Hoyle painted stair railings and steps on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Thank you, Pullman Rotary!

Fabulous Spaces Available for Lease!!!

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Special Thanks and Recognition for Friends of Gladish Membership 2017 Campaign Contributions!!! • Sue and Mike Hinz

• Rex and Alice Davis

• John Brewer

• Dick Domey and Diane

• Sandra and Tom Woodrow • Suzanne Polle

• Frank Farrow

• Lee Hadwiger

• Cheryl Gunselman

• Nathan Weller

• Lenna Harding

• Linda Jovanovich

• Joe and Sharon Hindman

• Eileen Macoll and Joel

• Uta and Vince Hutnak

Anderson • Renee Nunamaker • Peggy Ray

Gladish Community and Cultural Center 115 NW State Street Pullman, WA 99163 Contact: Donna Gwinn 509 332-8081 email:

Spokane Falls Community College Pullman Campus Says Farewell to Gladish


• Lianne Inaba • Irwin, Myklebust, Savage and Brown

• Dave Gibney

• Gary and Malinda Jenkins

• Jon and Cheryl Clancy

• Bart Johnson

• Ann & Richard Heath

• Glenn and Kathryn Johnson

• Richard and Nancy Mack

• Inez Kalin

• Jordan Bell

• Mary Loski-Cole

• George Hudson

• Kirk and Laura McMichael

• Ralph and Valerie Yount

• Myers Auto Rebuild/Towing

• John and Christie Bruntlett

• Herbert & Barbara Nakata

• Frances and Roland Line

• Charlie and Gwen Oldenburg

• Lisa Carloye

• Andrew and Katrina Perkins

• Allen Hatley

• Frances Pettit

• Jann Hill

• Barbara Petura

• Bong-Gum Shin DBA Shin’s

• Pullman Family Medicine

Asian Market

• Bob and Miriam Rehwaldt

• Jack and BettyJo Hilliard

• Gladys and Raymond Rice

• Wyman and Elizabeth Staples

• Gary and Susan Schell

• Kiwanis Club of Pullman

• Zuma and W. Nicholas Staba

• Robert E. and Carolyn R. Allan

• Rosemary and Carlton Waldrop

• James and Darlene Burton

• Washington Trust Bank

• Kenneth and Tanya Carper

• Diane Weber

Joal Lee, Assistant Dean of Students

• Carol Chipman

• William and Beth Wiegand

On March 10, 2017, the Friends of Gladish Board of Directors and all employees were invited to a farewell reception in Room 315, hosted by Spokane Falls Community College Pullman Campus. SFCC is moving its program to the WSU campus. Community Colleges of Spokane rented space at Gladish for many years. Former CCS director Roger Hayes and SFCC director Deb Edwards and many students were present. Dyan Bledsoe, instructor, invited attendees the opportunity to speak. Dave Gibney, Friends of Gladish Board President, and several others gave accounts of memories and events with this important tenant. Though we will miss our community college friends at Gladish, we wish them a bright future at the Washington State University’s campus! Thank you for being a terrific tenant all the years!

• Chipman & Taylor

• Beverley and John Wolff

• Mary Anne Clement • Susan Daniels

Your valuable contributions help sustain Gladish Community and Cultural Center!

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

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

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

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

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

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YMCA of the Palouse

April 2017

Palouse Ridge Men’s Association (PRMA) The men’s golfing league at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman invites all interested golfers of all skill levels to join our Wednesday evening league starting May 3rd through August 30th. Play starts at 5:30 pm and there is no commitment to play every Wednesday, since each week’s play consists of individual formats. In addition to weekly league play there are several weekend tournaments members are eligible to participate in. For further information and online registration, please visit our web page at or call Palouse Ridge by May 1 at 335-4342

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Ricos Now Serves Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Only Starting 8:30 am to Noon Minors Welcome Buy One Breakfast, Get One Half Off Must be of equal or lessor value. Coupon expires 04/30/2017. 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 seated before 7:00 p.m., and allowed until 8:00 p.m.

200 E Main, Pullman • 332-6566

Helene’s Property Place, LLC

225 NE Olsen Pullman, WA 99163

Helene’s passion is helping people achieve their dreams whether it is buying and selling investment property, moving into a new home or selling a property!

working for you knight and day!

Helene Hopkins

Designated Broker Office: 509.338.9008 Fax: 509.338.3417 Email:

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

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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. 4 • April 2017

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April 2017 issue of the Pullman Community Update

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April 2017 issue of the Pullman Community Update