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WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

Washington State University Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for Team Gleason.

However for Kent to win the $100,000, Coug fans will need to show their support by casting online votes. As of Friday morning (01/23/2015), Kent is ranked 17th overall.

Kent is one of 48 NCAA basketball coached competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to go online to cast their votes in Kent's favor.

To vote, Cougs will need to visit espn.go.com, and create a username and password. Each username can vote once per day.

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is asking Idahoans to take a few minutes on Wednesday, January 13th, at 12:00 p.m. PST, to remember the victims, their families and friends, and the community of Moscow after a series of shootings last Saturday by a lone gunman.

“It is important that everyone in Idaho take time in the wake of this horrendous act to remember those who have lost their lives and offer our support to the families, friends, and Moscow community as they mourn this tragedy,” Governor Otter said. “I ask that all Idahoans observe a moment of silence... to let our friends and families in Moscow know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and that they are not alone in their grief.”

City of Pullman requests suggestions for 2015 City Council goals

City of Pullman requests suggestions for 2015 City Council goals

Residents and organizations are being asked to submit their ideas and goals to Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson for City Council consideration in 2015. Numerous resident-generated goals were incorporated into the list adopted by the Council for 2014. Johnson said that if an organization or individual made suggestions in the past that did not make it to the final list, feel free to offer those suggestions again. He said all suggestions are appreciated.

 

Suggestions should be received by the Mayor’s office no later than Friday, Jan. 30. Those who would like to submit their goal suggestions by mail, should address them to Mayor Glenn Johnson, City of Pullman, 325 SE Paradise Street, Pullman, WA 99163. Those who would prefer to use email, should address their messages to admin@pullman-wa.gov with City Council Goals as the subject line, or fax them to (509) 334-2751.

 

White House recognizes University of Idaho as national leader in community service

White House recognizes University of Idaho as national leader in community service

University of Idaho’s outreach and engagement efforts were recognized this week by the White House.  The UI was listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year. UI has been on the list since it began in 2006.

A total of 766 higher education institutions were named to the 2014 honor roll, which recognized recipients for one or more of four areas of service: general community service, interfaith community service, economic community service and education community service. UI earned this distinction in the education category.   

“UI creates incredible opportunities to serve in our local community, regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Bruce Pitman, UI dean of students and vice provost of student affairs. “For our students, these are important learning and service experiences that can change lives.”  

Palouse Care Network and Intersect Community Church to provide single moms with a night out

The first annual Mom’s Night Out will be hosted by Intersect Community Church and Bonkerz Indoor Playcenter. Single mothers from Palouse Care Network will be pampered with chair massages, manicures and pedicures. Moms who enjoy little time to themselves will be treated to a night of personal care and hor d’oeuvres while their children play in the Indoor Playcenter and eat their fill of pizza donated by Pizza Perfection

The Women’s Outreach Group from Intersect Community Church will extend their reaches to help single moms carry their heavy loads, many being working moms with little time to themselves.

“Gifting something to these moms, who seldom receive gifts for themselves at Christmas, was an opportunity we had to pursue,” said Denise Chaffins, Intersect’s Women’s Outreach Coordinator. “The little we can give them is disproportionate to what they give their children, but hopefully they will know that God and their community value them.”

A Holiday Happening fund raising event for St. Boniface Catholic School

A Holiday Happening fund raising event for St. Boniface Catholic School

St. Boniface Catholic School in Colton, WA will host "A Holiday Happening" fund raising event on Saturday, December 6th, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The event will include 24 different vendors offering a variety of different products. Event organizer, Andi Keller, said the event will be a good way to both help the school make extra money, as well has give people a chance to get their Christmas shopping done in one place.

Some of the event's vendors will include, Scentsy, Lila's Jewelery Made with Love, Mary Kay, Photos by Marlin, and Jamberry.

The vendor's booth fees will go directly to the school, and the vendors will also have the opportunity to donate any profit they make. The event will also have lunch available for purchase, a bake sale, and gift wrapping. The proceeds for these areas will go directly to the school. This event is one of three major fundraisers the private school puts on annually to help raise money to ensure it stays open. 

The event will be held at the school at 306 Steptoe Street in Colton, WA. Any questions can be directed to Andi Keller at 509-330-A 1094 or by email at andikeller11@gmail.com.

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.