Tanya Conklin

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  • August Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests the following for August – Gratitude! “A Ball for Daisy” by Chris Raschka “All of Me!” a book of thanks by Molly Bang “Baby” by Patricia MacLachlan “Big Red Lollipop” by Khan Rukhsana “Farmer John’s Tractor” by Sally Sutton, “Franklin’s Thanksgiving” by Paulette Bourgeois “Fritz and the Beautiful Horses” by Jan […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    A Few Thoughts on Gratitude By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love and life, but […]

  • Guest Column:
    Generosity

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    “Unselfish giving and sharing of resources, time and talents with others.” Performance. Professionalism. Responsiveness. Service. These are the themes that emerged when our community was recently asked to describe the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD). Our firefighters do indeed spend their days and nights preparing for and responding to emergencies to protect people, property and […]

  • 2016 PACE Awards

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    Over 380 guests gathered on May 24 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center to celebrate 49 outstanding students who personify the PACE character traits. Three local businesses were also recognized with PACE Partner “Best Practice” Awards for their efforts to support and promote good character in our community. Emcee, Robyn Nance of KXLY welcomed the attendees […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

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    INTEGRITY Famous 1970s pop singer Jackson Brown once advised others to “live so that when your children think of caring, fairness and integrity, they think of you.” The definition of “integrity” is the “quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” The origin of the word integrity is integrate.  People with integrity usually are […]

  • PACE Partner of the Month

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    The PACE leadership team would like recognize Spokane Valley Fire Department as the Partner of the Month for April. Since becoming a PACE partner in 2015, SVFD has shared the importance of good character by visiting schools, participating in PACE award ceremonies, and placing PACE materials and posters in local fire stations. These materials include special SVFD red and […]

  • Diligence…Teaching your kids

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    Below are a few simple steps from an online resource, Penelope’s Portfolio to help you teach diligence to your children, grandchildren, or students. For business owners and leaders, try trading out the word “children” below for “employees” or “team members”…these still apply for adults! Model diligent behavior. Teach children to make goals. Help them create simple […]