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Clarkston 5th grader surpasses school's fundraising record in honor of his mother

Clarkston 5th grader surpasses school's fundraising record in honor of his mother

 

The "Jump Rope For Heart" fundraising program in a longstanding tradition at Heights Elementary in Clarkston, WA. However, this year, the event was especially meaningful to one of the school's fifth graders.

 

Last year, Seth Brown lost his mother to a heart condition. In honor of his mother, Seth set out to beat the school's record for donations- and he did exactly that.

 

The American Heart Association encourages schools to participate in the Jump Rope For Heart program to help teach students and families how to take care of their hearts and the importance of staying fit. Students at participating schools raise money that supports the heart association's research and education initiatives. The Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser at Heights Elementary encouraged students in grades kindergarten through sixth to reach out to friends and family to earn pledges for jumping rope in PE class during the month of February 2015.

 

The goal for the school was to raise $5,200 total. As of today, Seth Brown has raised $1,200 in pledges - $200 more than any student at Heights has raised in nearly 23 years.

Dr. Rachel Jameton named director of the Teaching-Learning Center at LCSC

Dr. Rachel Jameton named director of the Teaching-Learning Center at LCSC

Dr. Rachel Jameton of Lewiston has been named Director of the Teaching-Learning Center at Lewis-Clark State College. Jameton is currently a Professor of Chemistry at LCSC, and will begin her additional duties later this month.

 

Jameton received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and her doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She has taught chemistry at Lewis-Clark State College since 2003. Prior to coming to LCSC, Jameton taught chemistry at The Evergreen State College in Washington. From 1994 to 1996, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Zinder, Niger where she taught chemistry and physics. Dr. Jameton’s professional interests include developing research opportunities for undergraduate organic chemistry students and the ‘flipped classroom’ concept.

 

Lynn Kimball named Executive Director of Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

Lynn Kimball named Executive Director of Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

The Governing Board of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) announced that Lynn Kimball has been appointed to succeed Nick Beamer as Executive Director. Beamer has served as Director of the Agency for 27 years.

According to the ALTCEW, Kimball and Beamer are working collaboratively, through the end of January, to assure a successful transition of responsibilities.


Kimball has been with the Agency for seven years, most recently in the position of Director of Planning and Resource Development. The ALTCEW said she brings a strong commitment to the Agency’s mission and a depth of knowledge of the aging network in Washington State.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

Local finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan over 50 contest

Local finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan over 50 contest

When you hear vegan, what's the first thing that pops into your head? It's probably not “sexy,” but that's what PETA is trying to change with their current competition for Sexiest Vegan over 50. The field has been narrowed down to just 14 men and women from around the US and one of them is from right here in Spokane.

Atania Gilmore is marking her two-year anniversary as a vegan this month. She's a runner and says it was another runner's book that encouraged her to make the change for what she calls selfish reasons.

“As a runner you're always looking for an edge,” she said.

Gilmore says it was “Eat and Run,” a book written by ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek that inspired her. In the book, Jurek explains that his record setting speeds to his vegan diet.

“I'm a turtle when I run,” said Gilmore. “I wanted to be faster so I thought it was worth a try.” So she decided to give it a try for the 30 days leading up to Thanksgiving and see if it made a difference.

RSVP now for state-wide teleconference on I-594

RSVP now for state-wide teleconference on I-594

Want to learn more about Initiative 594 on the November ballot this year? This is your chance to listen to, and ask questions of, state experts from the comfort of your own home.

Today, October 14, at 6 pm the Yes on 594 campaign is hosting a tele-town hall with over 100,000 Washingtonians around the state to discuss the importance of closing the background check loophole.

Initiative 594 would require everyone who purchases a gun to undergo a background check, no matter who they buy it from or where they purchase it.

Participants include former Bellingham Police Chief Don Pierce and domestic violence advocate Trese Todd who will discuss the loophole in our state and how Initiative 594 would close it.

The discussion will be moderated by Reverend Sandy Brown, president of the board of directors of the Center for Gun Responsibility and provide an important opportunity for voters to ask questions about background checks.

Pullman Fire Department goes "Passionately Pink"

Pullman Fire Department goes "Passionately Pink"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and pink is everywhere you look – including at the Pullman Fire Department.

PFD is going “Passionately Pink for the Cute” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. All month, PFD employees will be wearing pink shirts while on duty to show their support.

They're also holding a fundraiser, co-sponsored by Pullman Firefighters Local 1892. All funds raised this month will be split equally between the IAFF Charitable Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Please contact a Pullman firefighter if you would like to make a donation or purchase one of their t-shirts. You can visit www. iaffloca1892.org for additional information on how to donate. The PINK t-shirts are 100% cotton, made in the USA and $25 each.