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September 27, 2018

‘Being Mortal’ set at Rosalia library

Whitman Hospital & Medical Center and Friends of Hospice will offer a free showing of the documentary “Being Mortal” Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rosalia Library. After the showing, audience members can participate in a discussion with trained Advance Care Planning facilitators on what steps to take next on identifying and communicating wishes about end-of-life preferences.

“Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. Dr. Gawande’s search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest when his father is stricken with cancer.

For more information about the free showing, contact Marcy Campbell at the Rosalia Library at 509-523-3109 or Coroner Annie Pillers at 509-332-4414 or via email: [email protected]

Food Co-Op kickoff Friday

The kickoff event to support the Pullman Food Co-op will be a carnival featuring live music by The Cherry Sisters Revival and Dan Maher, deli samples, games, entertainers, a food contest and a portrait artist.

The event will be Friday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pine Street Plaza in Pullman.

Pullman CC books Innovia executive

PJ Watters, director of gift planning with Innovia Foundation, will be the speaker during the Pullman Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Gladish Center in the View Room. Lunch will be catered by Birch & Barley, and the cost will be $15 for chamber members and $18 for non- members. Reservation deadline is Oct. 5 at the Chamber office.


Genealogical Society

Whitman County Genealogical Society will host a free mini-seminar, “All About Heraldry and Its Use in Genealogy,” by Anthony Durnford deGray Birch, and “Digital Research – Tips, Tricks and Resources,” by Lee Pierce Oct. 13 from 9:30 -11:45 a.m. at Bishop Place in Pullman, Independent Living Social Room, 811 SE Klemgard. The doors will be opened at 9 a.m.

Participants are asked to notifty the society president, Sue Kreikemeier, by Oct. 6 to accommodate handouts and refreshments:

[email protected]

Birch is a retired higher education administrator and long standing member of the society. His presentation will focus on heraldry, and how genealogist/family historians can use heraldry to learn more about their ancestors.

Pierce is the archivist for the Eastern Region Branch of the Washington State Archives in Cheney. He will tell about the digital archives and how best to use them as well as other government resources

The seminar is free, but donations are welcome at the door.

Rosalia Garden Club

Rosalia Garden Club's first fall meeting will be Oct 3, 1 p.m., at Rosalia United Methodist Church. Hostesses will be Mary Ann Bowman and Ann Widman.

Guests are invited to join members in learning about succulents and how to choose favorites from attractive plants that are hardy for this climate zone.

Eva Lusk, a WSU Spokane County Master Gardener, will make a Power Point presentation.

On Oct. 5, club members will participate with first graders at Rosalia in a fall bulb planting at the school at 1 p.m. President Rana French has supplied bulbs for the planting.

Mini-park work continues through October. It is important to prepare the garden for winter. For further information, contact Penni Barringer.


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